Archive for the ‘Appetizer’ Category

Hot Chicken Dip

December 17, 2016 Leave a comment

This is one of those great dips to take to parties or for a family gathering!  And it’s filling as it has chicken breast in it.

One thing I really like about it is you throw it all in the crock pot and can be done with it.


3 cans chicken breast
8 oz cream cheese
8 oz hot pepper cheese (or more regular velveeta)
1 1/2 C Velveeta cheese
2 cans cream of chicken
1-2 cloves garlic
12 oz sour cream
**you can also add peppers to it if you like some more spice**


Cut cheese into cubes and melt in crock pot, add rest of ingredients and mix together.  If cooking on high to get it hot and melty make sure you watch the cheese so it doesn’t “burn”.  Turn to low once everything is mixed and heated.

Serve with tortilla chips.


Pickle Wrap Dip

November 26, 2010 8 comments


I love the holidays, not only because the family gets together but because of the food.  That is when I make things I don’t make often, only for special times or times when there will be a lot of people around.  And any excuse to make pickle wrap dip is a good one!

Let me say first I LOVE Pickles.  I love getting them at Jimmy Johns, eating the ones from a jar as long as they aren’t on a sandwich or burger I love pickles.  I was not a huge fan of pickle wraps, I was weird and didn’t like cream cheese once upon a time.  But now?  I will eat them till I am sick, but I have never made them myself.  So I was glad when I found this recipe.  It’s easier (I think) than making pickle wraps, you can make a lot and you can eat it till you are sick!
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Biscuit Dogs

November 8, 2010 1 comment


What do you do when you need to come up with a cheap, fast, easy meal?  What if you have hot dogs but no buns or bread?  You make biscuit dogs!  Now I know some won’t touch hot dogs, but me, I LOVE my hot dogs.  These are cheese turkey dogs as my kids love them.  You take me to a ballgame and I will eat 5 hot dogs if you let me.  Well tonight it was getting close to 7:00 and I still hadn’t made anything, so we thought hot dogs with Mac and Cheese.  Easy and everyone likes it.

Then we found out we had no buns or bread.  Bummer.  But me I found some pizza dough…. well it was way past the expiration date (I need to toss some things more often) so I saw the can of Grand Biscuits and announced I was going to make biscuit dogs with cheese!

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Salsa Roll Ups

September 26, 2010 3 comments

This is a fast and easy snack, great for food days, parties or for the kids to eat.  I made them for Mike’s food day last week and they seemed to go over pretty well.  You could probably use different salsa, but thick and chunky is a nice neutral salsa most people like.

Oh and I meant to take a few pictures of before I rolled them up but I made these the same night as the Chocolate Dessert and S’mores bars so I kind of forgot as it got to be 1 am!
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Spicy Sausage Dip

September 10, 2010 Leave a comment

I love a good dip, it can be a snack and sometimes a meal!  I made this for our Tailgating food day at work.  I don’t like too spicy of food but I liked this one because you control how spicy it is.

The recipe is for if you are going to serve it right away, I made it the night ahead so I have directions also for that.  Enjoy!
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Avocado Spread

September 8, 2010 Leave a comment

A new food to my kitchen this summer has been the Avocado.  I don’t care for it much myself but my husband is in love with it.  So I do what I can to make him happy and find different recipes using it.  I have put it in a lot of salsa but I knew he liked spreads at different sandwich shops we have visited.

This one I found on Food Networks website, Rachel Ray made it, but I have tweaked it a bit based on what I had on hand and it didn’t have a strong avocado taste with using just one, so we upped that.  Mike has tried it plain and liked it (so did Emma… weird!) but he hasn’t had the chance to have it on a sandwich yet.

Avocado Spread

2 ripe Hass avocados, halved, peeled and pit removed
4 garlic cloves, peeled
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2 small shallots, peeled
2 teaspoons kosher salt
½ cup canola oil
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

In a blender puree the avocado, lemon juice, garlic, shallots and salt until smooth. With the blender running, slowly drizzle in the canola oil and olive oil until combined.

Plain ‘ol Salsa

September 7, 2010 Leave a comment

My husband Mike LOVES salsa.  When he started asking me this year about making some from scratch I looked online and found tons of recipes.  After trying a few I came up with a basic recipe.  I can add other things to this depending on his salsa mood.  So here is a base to start with, add and remove what you want!

Plain ‘ol Salsa

4 cans diced tomatoes
1 green pepper
1 red pepper
4 cloves garlic
1 white onion
2 shallots
1 jalapeno pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Juice of 1 lime
salt and pepper for taste

Chop up all/ veggies and put into blender.  I use this handy chopper from Tupperware but a blender works great too!  Blend until your desired thickness.  Put those veggies in a bowl.  Drain canned tomatoes and put in blender, puree until desired thickness, put in bowl with veggies.  Put in spices and lime juice and stir throughly.

This is a very basic salsa, you can add other things to it such as black beans or corn.  Of course when you want some more kick add another jalapeno!