• United States
30 Dec 07
It's hard to say for sure without seeing the recipe, but it usually means to divide the total amount required into different portions. For example, If a recipe calls for 2cups of salsa divided, this could mean 1cup and 1cup...like one half, (1cup), of it may actually get mixed up or blended in with the rest of the ingredients, while the recipe might require for the other half to be spread on top after cooking, or whatever, or something of that nature. So basically, it usually means that you are using the same ingredient two or more different ways in the same recipe and therefore requires that the total amount of the ingredient be divided into equal or unequal sized portions depending on the recipe.