Rosa Maria Bread Dipping Seasoning

We had bread with our Spinach, Tortellini, & Grilled Chicken Salad tonight for dinner.  It was store bought Italian bread (cuz’ that’s how we roll in the summer…I’m ready for fall, routine, and BAKING!) but what made it extra special was Dean Jacob’s Rosa Maria Blend Dipping Seasoning.

 Is that confusing to anyone else?  Having 2 names in a name?  Who’s dip is it? Dean’s or Rosa’s??  Hmm…

Regardless, I liked it.  It was a nice change from butter.  You use 2 tsp. of the mix (which is mostly dried herbs and garlic) and 2 Tbls of oil.  Easy!

 I am determined to
~find a recipe
~make my own bread dipping mix
~put it in the smallest mason jars I can find
~make a fun little tag with instructions and my name (not Dean’s or Rosa’s)
~tie it on with jute or bakers twine
~and give it away as gifts
 I’ll let you know when I do!

Anyone got a similar recipe?  Wanna share it?

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  • Amy Bowman
    August 5, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    @ Cara-thanks for sharing. I checked it out and that sounds great! I like the look of your blog..
    @Marie-we are too alike! I am making pesto for the first time today with all this basil growing crazy around here. This recipe uses almonds instead of pine nuts, so a bit more inexpensive. Will be posting it soon!
    @Katie-KATIE! (had to do that, makes me smile when you do caps) Looking forward to the recipe, being the foodie that you are..
    @Clean Mama-you were right, check out the comment below yours. That is my sister and her husband worked for an Italian restaurant for awhile. Your brilliance continues to shine…
    @ Laurie-thanks, sis! Can’t believe you have never shared that tip with me!!!!! I’m excited to try it..xoxo:)

  • Laurie
    August 5, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    This is what we use at home and is super simple: (Stephen learned it from working at Biaggi’s)

    Olive oil
    Pepper/Garlic/Italian Seasoning
    Huge scoops of Parmesan cheese

  • Clean Mama
    August 5, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Love that idea, Amy! I bet you could do olive oil, garlic, herbs, and parmesan cheese (refrigerate jar). Thanks for sharing – what a fun hostess gift with a loaf of bread.

  • Anonymous
    August 5, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    AMY! I have the best, easiest recipe! I will Facebook you laters. 🙂


  • Marie @ Chocolate-Covered Chaos
    August 5, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Mmm…sounds wonderful! Great idea to give this as a gift! I’m on the lookout for a good pesto recipe. I’ll let you know if I come across a bread dip…

  • Cara
    August 5, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    I have a recipe! This one calls for garlic puree or minced garlic, but I’m sure you could used dried garlic instead….LOVE this stuff. Need to bake a loaf of homemade bread and mix up some dipping oil!

    I think your idea to gift this as gifts in mason jars is great. What a fabulous and easy gift!

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