Archive for the ‘Dips’ Category

Jalapeno Cilantro Dip

April 29, 2017

I got this recipe from a friend of mine and her family calls it “Green Crack”, and I can see why.  This stuff is fantastic.  I made it for Alex’s birthday party. We are doing tacos.  You could use this on anything though.  It’s great with chips also.  And it’s super simple to make and easy on the wallet.

Ingredients:
8-10 jalapeno (de-seeded, depending on the level of heat that you prefer)
1 Bunch of cilantro
1 cup sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
1 package of Uncle Dan’s Ranch

Directions:
Chop the jalapeno then puree them with the cilantro.  Then add the ranch and mayonnaise to the cilantro/jalapeno puree, stir until mixed.  Chill for a few hours before serving to let it set up.

Notes:
I added some kosher salt and the juice from 1/2 of a lime.

Mexican Buffalo Chicken Skillet Dip

November 14, 2016

Mark found this recipe and for the life of me I can’t find what website he found it on.  This is another really good appetizer.  We served it with our Creamy Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms.

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Ingredients
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, cut into cubes
1/3 cup Frank’s™ Red Hot™ Original cayenne pepper sauce
1 ablespoon Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
2 cups chopped deli rotisserie chicken
1 container (8 oz) sour cream (1 cup)
Tortilla chips and celery sticks, as desired

Directions
In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat cream cheese, pepper sauce and taco seasoning mix over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until smooth.
Add chicken, continuing to stir and cook 1 to 2 minutes longer or until starting to bubble. Stir in sour cream; heat 2 to 3 minutes longer or until heated through.
Serve with tortilla chips and celery sticks.

Notes:
It’s also good served with diced jalapenos and Roma tomatoes

Garlic Compound Butter

May 23, 2015

I have always put butter on my steak, which grosses Mark out.  And I also put it on my pork chops.  Well, he came across this recipe for me to try.  It’s really easy to make and pretty tasty too.

Disclaimer: This image is not ours, Mark’s steaks look much better.

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Ingredients:
1 tbsp real butter, room temperature
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1/4 tsp coarse sea salt or Kosher salt
1/2 tsp flat leaf parsley, chopped (dried works too!)
1/4 tsp thyme, dried or fresh
5-6 grinds black pepper

Combine with a spoon til evenly mixed. Add a dollop of the compound butter to cooked protein just prior to serving.