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Bread Dipping With An Olive Oil Dipping Dish Gift Set

Tuesday, April 01st, 2008

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Bread Dipping In An Olive Oil Dipping Dish

Dipping dishes are the ideal table compliment to Italian Bread dipping, minced herbs and spices, and quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The new bread dipping dish is both versatile and stylish. For the perfect Italian appetizer, drizzle a premium extra virgin olive oil in dipping dish and then dip crusty fresh baked bread or crisp vegetables into the dip. The white porcelain of the bread dipping dishes heightens a visual display of color graduations in the dish when they are filled with olive oil. Hues of olive green tones will appear, providing a work of art with the feast.

The next time you have friends over, enjoy fresh baked bread dipped in Olive Oil with Herbs and Spices. Serve with quality porcelain dipping dishes custom made for bread dipping. Olive oil dipping dishes are made of bisque white porcelain. Each durable dipping dish features delicate spiral lines for a pleasing aesthetic tabletop appearance. With olive oil added, the spiral design dish makes a lovely floral rose appear within the dish. When using fine Italian balsamic vinegar, you will notice the classic oil and vinegar shape separation as the vinegar settles to the bottom of the olive oil in the dipping dish.

The Bread Dipping Dish

The dipping dish also works well for other oil dipping applications and gourmet sauce dipping uses. Enjoy dipping your favorite fresh baked Italian bread or use as a sauce dipping dish for spring rolls, steamed vegetables, or even pot stickers.

Bread Dipping Gift Sets Are The Perfect All Year Gift For Anyone

The high quality bread dipping dishes make unique gifts for every occasion and easily fit in with any kitchen décor. Dishes are made of fine American chip resistant porcelain. They are microwave and dishwasher safe.

Use the dipping dish for serving flavored oils, or to spice the bread dip up a little, add a teaspoon of Italian crushed herbs and a dash of fresh ground red peppercorns to ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil. You can also sprinkle freshly grated Parmesan cheese over the dipping dish with olive oil. Dip a slice of bread into the oil, herbs and parmesan cheese. Your guests will be pleasantly surprised at the remarkable taste and flavor.

Simple Bread Dipping Recipe

Saturday, February 02nd, 2008



Preparation Directions:

Mix together seasoning spices and extra virgin olive oil in a dipping dish. Grind fresh black pepper over the top. Dip the bread into the extra virgin olive oil.


Italian Bread Dipping On The Side

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Italian Bread Dipping With Crusty Italian Bread

Italian Bread Dipping With Olive Oil Dipping Dishes

Did you know bread on the side can go with almost anything? Have you heard of olive oil bread dipping? Extra virgin olive oil is great on salads as and can also be used as a vinaigrette dressing, just like Italian Modena Balsamic Vinegar which makes a tasty salad dressing. Bread dipping in olive oil also can be a side dish with an Italian salad.


Extra Virgin Olive Oil On Italian Salads

  • One half teaspoon black pepper
  • One quarter cup
  • One quarter cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • One teaspoon salt
  • Two cloves garlic
  • Two heads chicory
  • Two tablespoons Modena Balsamic Vinegar

Dice the garlic into small chunks. Mince the onions as well. Wash the chicory and throw out the tough outer leaves. Dry and then rip the leaves into small pieces and place in a bowl. Mix the onions and garlic before adding the extra virgin olive oil and the balsamic vinegar. Salt and pepper to taste and then pour over the salad leaves.


Here Is Another Great Bread Dipping Recipe

Italian Stuffed Tomato Salad With Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • One can of anchovy fillets
  • One clove garlic
  • One quarter cup chopped capers
  • One quarter teaspoon black pepper
  • One tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Six ripe small size tomatoes
  • Two hard-cooked eggs

Mince the garlic and then slice up the eggs. Of each tomato cut out a ½ inch piece from the stem end and scoop out the inside of each tomato. Chop up the pulp and then dice the anchovies. Mix all together with the capers, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, eggs, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Stuff everything in the tomatoes and serve as an appetizer.

Italian Bread Dipping In A Dipping Dish With Olive Oil

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Italian Bread Dipping In A Dipping Dish With Olive Oil

Dip Bread In A Dipping Dish With Olive Oil

Italian Dinner Recipe Served With Bread Dipping On The Side Or As An Appetizer. In addition to your main course, a side of your favorite Italian bread served with a dipping dish full of extra virgin olive oil can be the perfect healthy treat you would like to have with your dinner. After you make your dinner, or even better if before, here is a combo Italian recipe where you can have a good appetizer in a dipping dish.

  • Eight tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Set of four cruets.com swirl design olive oil dipping dishes
  • One loaf of your favorite bread
  • One small onion
  • One rib celery
  • One carrot
  • One quarter cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 8 oz bulk meat of any type
  • 30 oz ounces Italian crushed tomatoes
  • One teaspoon crushed red peppers

Chop the carrots, onions, and celery. In a large pan, mix the onion, celery, carrot, parsley, olive oil, and salt, and toss to coat with oil. Cook over moderate heat until the vegetables are soft for three minutes. Put in the meat, making sure to break it up into small bits with a spatula, and toss to blend. Reduce the heat to low, and cook until the meat changes color, for five minutes. If using whole canned tomatoes, place a food mill over the skillet and puree the tomatoes directly into it. Crushed tomatoes can be added directly from the can. Stir to blend, and, if using, add the crushed red peppers. Cover, and cook until the sauce begins to thicken, about 20 minutes. Taste for seasoning. The sauce can be refrigerated, covered, for up to three days or frozen for up to one month.

Olive Oil Can Help Combat Dietary Fat

Tuesday, March 04th, 2014

During the past few decades, many studies were carried out to understand the role of certain types of fat in increasing or decreasing blood cholesterol levels and their health implications, particularly the risk of developing heart disease, certain types of cancer and cognitive impairment. The large-scale mass media campaigns to promote low calorie food and other medications simply create the impression that cholesterol is something bad and should be reduced. But, there is an answer. Olive oil. Regardless of what you perceive from late-night commercials, cholesterol is extremely important for vital body functions like synthesis of hormones and production of bile acids, cell membranes and vitamin D. In fact, cholesterol is very crucial for our survival. The cholesterol levels mainly depend on the hormones of an individual. There are many controllable as well as uncontrollable factors that determine cholesterol build up. Eating behavior, physical activity, weight, stress and smoking are some of the controllable variables while we can hardly alter the factor like age and heredity.

There are basically two types of cholesterol. The low-density lipoproteins or LDLs are known as bad cholesterol because they get stuck to the artery walls causing arteriosclerosis. On the other hand, high-density lipoproteins or HDLs keep the arteries clean by carrying the LDLs to the liver where they are recycled. Therefore, the chances of arteriosclerosis and other heart complications are significantly reduced when the ratios of LDLs to HDLs are below the recommended reference level of less than 3. Unfortunately, all the factors that cause cholesterol to build up haven’t been explored yet, and the low-calorie food manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies present a distorted view in the media that all cholesterol is bad. These companies enjoy a very thriving business by promoting the fear of fat. Therefore, we are living in a society that harbors raging fear against fat. There is no denying of the fact that excessive consumption of dietary fat increase cholesterol levels, but it cannot be taken as valid justification for supporting extreme view that all dietary fat must be avoided. There is no need to become a victim of cholesterol neurotics. In fact, suffering from hysteria of any kind is extremely bad for health. The modern research has proven that fatty acids like omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 are very good for health, and they recommend oils that serve as a very rich source of these fatty acids. In fact, oils like Spanish extra virgin olive oil are known for its medicinal values and completely rejuvenating effects. So, more research is needed to resolve the issue and find out whether dietary fat is really bad for good health.

Sauteing With Olive Oil

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Sautéing is a very simple way to pan fry food, in a small to medium sized frying pan, with a small amount of olive oil. When you use this method for cooking food, you will continuously toss and turn the food over in a pan, allowing the food to jump around. This movement of the food in the pan will ensure that the food is cooked evenly and that it does not go brown too quickly. Sautéing was traditionally done using butter, but any type of oil is great for the purpose, the higher the smoke point, the better.

If you want to cut back on the amount of animal fat you use when cooking, you can easily use a mixture of oil and fat for sautéing. Firstly, heat the oil, and then add the food to the pan. For optimum results, the food added to the pan should be at room temperature. Using a mix of oil and butter, you will retain all the flavors you want, producing a richness that is less high in fat. Once you have cooked, use the excellent flavors in a process known as deglazing. Simply add some stock to the pan once you have removed the food, and then swirl around to mix up the juices. For this purpose you may like to use wine, vinegar, or a liquid stock, all of them working equally well to get rid of particles that are stuck to the pan. Then continue to heat until the liquid reduces, and pour it over the food, ready to serve immediately. In the recipe section you will find several dishes that use this method for creating a sauce for the food.

Olive Oil With Olive Patties

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Olives and olive oil are both naturally delicious and healthy and make a great addition to baking dishes as they can perk up any pie, patty or bread. These Turkish olive oil patties will impress you with their rich flavor and moistness as well as their healthy ingredients  which make a delicious snack , without guilt.


  • 6 oz of green olives
  • Rosemary
  • 1 ¼  cups flour
  • 1 cup of light milk
  • 2  large eggs yolks beaten
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil ( also known as evoo )
  • A dash of salt


  • Make sure the oven is preheated at 350 °F or 180  °C.
  • Chop the olives
  • Chop the rosemary leaves
  • Combine the low fat milk  with the egg yolks in a separate bowl.
  • Whisk in the flour little by little, as you stir all the ingredients together.
  • Add the rosemary leaves with the salt into the mixture
  • Stir the mixture well until it forms to a flowing paste.
  • Add the chopped olives with the olive oil in the bowl.
  • Grease a medium baking pan and  distribute the paste with a spoon.
  • Leave it to the oven for  around  25 minutes

Tip: Serve hot or reheat in the oven to  enjoy a better flavor and texture. if you want to perk-up this recipe you can add your own ingredients like dried tomatoes, grated cheese and anything else you think would add more taste to the mixture.

Olive Oil Bread Dipping With Bread And Custom Dipping Dishes

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

This blend makes a flavorsome bread dipping appetizer perfect for every occasion. It is very quick and easy to prepare. Simply mix the dried ingredients together with extra virgin olive oil and enjoy the delectable taste with your favorite soft bread. This Bread Dipping Herb Blend can also be used as spices to enhance your pasta sauces and Italian recipes.



Hand Blend 1 Teaspoon of each of the following ingredients:

Parsley, Oregano, Basil, Rosemary, Thyme, Garlic powder, Onion powder, Sea Salt, Black Pepper
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1/4 – 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Serve by pouring the mixture into individual Olive Oil Bread Dipping Dishes and enjoy with fresh warm thickly cut bread.

You can find these elegantly swirl design stoneware Dipping Dishes online at Cruets.com. They are very affordable and make a perfect gift for any occasion as well.

You can experiment with the different seasonings to create a unique flavor. You can alter the oil’s flavor by rotating the herbs. You can also substitute fresh, minced garlic instead of garlic powder or grind fresh black pepper into your sauce. You can also add fresh ground Parmesan cheese to the dip for a new flavor. Varying the type of breads for dipping will also enrich the flavor of the sauce. For best results, be sure to serve the olive oil immediately.

Bread And Olive Oil In A Dipping Dish: A Healthy Heart Appetizer

Tuesday, January 08th, 2013

How Can Bread, Olive Oil, Bread Dipping, And Dipping Dishes Lead To A Better And Healthy Heart?

A renowned New York surgeon, Dr. Oz, recommends eating a small amount of 100 % whole grain bread dipped in extra virgin olive oil before eating dinner to promote heart health. The basis is that the 100 percent whole grain bread provides fiber, which Dr. Oz says, “slows the movement of food through your stomach.” In addition to the added flavor and moisture of the olive oil to what is considered “bland food,” the extra virgin olive oil is very rich in Antioxidants and Vitamin E.  Dr. Oz claims that the combination of 100% whole grain bread and extra virgin olive oil together, gives “wonderful nutrition to feed the liver,” and reduces your risk of heart attack and diabetes.
Because of the tremendous health benefits of 100 % whole grain bread and extra virgin olive oil, this before dinner appetizer makes an outstanding h’ordeuvres.


Having the appropriate dish specially made to hold your extra virgin olive oil is a gourmet delight.
Cruets.com also offers Olive Oil Dipping Dishes made of quality custom stoneware that is elegantly designed just for bread dipping. You can also purchase a set of four dishes with a special blend of the Italian Bread Dipping Herbs and Spices together as a set for your dinner table or an ideal Gift that most everyone will enjoy!


Now you can enjoy healthy bread dipping just as you would in your favorite Italian restaurant! With a healthy blend of Italian herbs and spices available at Cruets.com, you can add a heaping spoonful of this to your extra virgin olive oil to kick-it-up-a-notch! It’s great to have a delicious bread dipping seasoning on hand as it can turn your healthy appetizer into a gourmet delight.


The bread recommendation is 100 percent whole grain. Whole grains provide healthy antioxidants and B vitamins and should contain the seed of one or more grains such as wheat, barley, rye, oats, or brown rice. It is recommended that adults should consume approximately six to eight ounces of grains per day.  At least half of those grains should be of whole grains. One slice of bread is the equivalent of one ounce of the daily grain recommendation.

When purchasing bread, be sure to read the ingredients label on the back to check the ingredients. The first ingredient mentioned should be a whole grain of wheat, rye, oats, barley, or brown rice.

Oil and Vinegar Vinaigrette

Monday, March 09th, 2009

Add Spice To A Salad Or Fish

There is no need to have the same “plain jane” meal on a daily basis. With the simple basics of olive oil, vinegar, sea salt and pepper, you can add zest to almost anything you prepare. The subtle taste of any dish is greatly enhanced with sprinkling of a vinaigrette dressing, prepared creatively to compliment a meal.

According to the French, “la sauce vinaigrette” can literally transform a salad bowl into something “extraordinaire.” Vinaigrette doesn’t have to be limited to the salad portion of a meal. You can sprinkle it on grilled fish, roasted chicken, seared steak or even wilted greens.

By using the standard three to one ratio, oil to vinegar, vinaigrette dressing is quite simple to prepare. The quality of the ingredients is important. You will want the best oil and vinegar as well as good quality sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper. By using a whisk and a small bowl, the salt and pepper is first blended into the vinegar and then whisking these ingredients into the oil. There you have it – the basic vinaigrette dressing. Sprinkle it over a bed of salad greens and joy this mellow taste along with the main course meal.

When preparing classic vinaigrette, use red wine vinegar and olive oil. That will be your basis to add a host of other ingredients and create an almost endless array of vinaigrettes.

Preparing honey mustard vinaigrette requires replacing red wine vinegar with white wine vinegar. Whisk in one tablespoon of honey and Dijon mustard. Then add the olive oil. Most definitely a wonderful addition when preparing grilled steak or salmon. Your dinner companions will think you worked hours to achieve a perfect meal.

Using different herbs is also a wonderful, tasty way to prepare a basic vinaigrette dressing. Again replace the red wine vinegar with white balsamic vinegar and mix a few tablespoons of cilantro and basil. Then add the olive oil.

Vinaigrette dressing can be used with a winter squash in which you use…

• 2 acorn squash
• ½ teaspoon black pepper and 1 teaspoon salt
• 6 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 garlic clove
• 1 ½ tablespoon fresh lime juice
• 1 to 2 teaspoons finely chopped hot red chili with seeds included
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

You will need to preheat the oven to 450F. Cut the acorn squash in half lengthwise, scooping out the seeds. Then cut each half into ¾ inch wedges. Place the wedges in a bowl and sprinkle black pepper, ¾ teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoons olive oil on them. Place the acorn wedges in a shallow baking pan and roast the squash, rotating the pan midway through the cooking cycle. When the two squash vegetables are tender, in about 25 to 35 minutes, you will want to drizzle them with a pre-prepared vinaigrette consisting of mashed minced garlic using ¼ teaspoon salt and whisking in lime juice, chili, cilantro and the remainder of the olive oil. Your winter squash has acquired a taste of its own. It can also be great for bread dipping with Gourmet Dipping Dishes.

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