Monday, September 26, 2011

*White Queso & Onion Dip*

I got this recipe from Rachel's blog Reckless Abandon. I absolutely love this blog & especially this dip!  It is delish.  I took this dip to our friend Wes's 30th birthday party this past Saturday while we rooted on the hogs ... unfortunately our cheering & yelling at the television didn't affect the outcome of the game :-/

2 blocks of light cream cheese
1/2 cup of chopped onions (can be frozen)
1/2 cup of light mayo
1 package of shredded monterrey jack cheese
1 package of shredded parmesan cheese

Microwave the cream cheese for 1 min. in a microwaveable bowl.
Add the chopped onion, mayo, Parmesan cheese, & Monterrey Jack Cheese
Mix all ingredients with a fork until it's well blended & spread evenly into your baking dish
Bake at 425 for 20 minutes
Enjoy with tortilla chips or fritos!

Reckless Abandon has such good pictures for this recipe I just decided to add the link at the top for step by step photos :))

*Pizza Dip*

Pizza Sauce, cheesiness, pepperoni ... deliciousness ... what's not to love?  This is by no means a "healthy" dish (obviously), but I made it as light as possible.

Last night Jay O. & I had Hatley, Rebekah, & Chris over for dinner & I prepared this for an app & made my chili recipe that you can find here.  Every time fall rolls around I just can't wait for the weather to cool down ... I get to excited & have to break out the chili!  

Ingredients for Pizza Dip:
1 8 oz. package light cream cheese
1 14 0z. can pizza sauce (I used ragu w/tomato, garlic & onion)
~ 20 slices turkey pepperoni, diced
1/2 yellow onion, diced
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 400 
Spray a 9 inch pie plate or oval dish w/non-stick spray
Spread cream cheese on the bottom of the dish 
Pour pizza sauce over the layer of cream cheese & spread evenly
Sprinkle diced turkey pepperoni's & diced onion over pizza sauce
Cover the top evenly with mozzarella cheese
Bake dip for 20-25 minutes
Serve w/fritos!  

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

*Cheese & Sausage Fondue Dip*

I have always LOVED this fondue.  It has great flavor & is fun for something different!  You serve this with cubed french bread.  And, if you have a cute fondue set that never hurts :-)

1/2 lb. sausage
6 Tbsp. butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove
6 Tbsp. flour
2 cups milk
16 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup beer (I used octoberfest)
1 4 oz. can chopped green chiles 
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. red pepper
cubed french bread

Cook Sausage.  Melt butter in skillet - saute onion & garlic.  Add flour - stirring until smooth then cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Gradually add milk-stirring until thick then add cheese & stir to melt.
Remove from heat & stir in sausage, beer & next 3 ingredients.  
Then simply keep fondue warm in fondue set while serving.  I gradually added more of the dip mixture to the fondue pot so it stayed warm throughout the evening.