Category Archives: appetizers

Burrito Dip

A warm, meatless dip that tastes like your favorite burrito

Warm Burrito Dip

Okay, this is the last dip of the season.  I have more up my sleeve for next year, but with the big game coming up this weekend, the time has passed for me to make any more right now.  I am ending my dip mania with a meatless bean affair.  I call it Burrito Dip because my imagination has flown the coop.  Continue reading

Sausage and Black Olive Pizza Dip

Sausage and Black Olive Pizza Dip because not everyone loves pepperoni pizza!

Sausage and Black Olive Pizza Dip because not everyone loves pepperoni pizza!

Have you seen “pizza dip” before?  Have you noticed that it almost always includes pepperoni?  Despite the fact that pepperoni is, in fact, one of the more popular varieties of pizza, I know for another fact (because I take very scientific surveys!) that not everyone orders pepperoni on their pizza.  I happen to have a few of those people living right under my roof.  This sausage and black olive pizza dip is for them, for you, for anyone who doesn’t want plain pepperoni anymore. Continue reading

Pulled Pork Pimento Cheese Smothered Fries #GameDayGrub

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Southern Style Smothered Fries: sweet potato fries topped with barbecue pulled pork and melted pimento cheese #GameDayGrub #ad

I live in the South where football is king and food is a close second.  Every chance we get, we combine the two!  There is nothing like a huge spread of #gametimegrub and a big crowd gathered to watch the exciting games leading up to the big game next week.  My husband was born and raised in one of the cities whose team is playing, so without naming which, I can tell you we are very anxious for another win for the home team.  One of our favorite things to eat while waiting for a first down is smothered fries.  Alexia Foods helps us do just that with their sweet potato and crinkle cut French fries. Continue reading

Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

Bacon Cheeseburger Dip: it’s like a fast food burger on a chip!

Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

I have made a lot of good dips lately, but this one has my entire family’s vote as the best one yet.  Seriously, folks, this dip tastes like something you would by in the drive-thru under a pair of arches or giant burger signs.  It has the basic dip ingredients of cheese, cream cheese, etc, but then it has all of the components of a loaded burger, like ketchup, mustard and even a little bit of dill pickle!  Continue reading

Warm Lit’l Smokies Chile Dip

Warm Lit’l Smokies Chile Dip is another hearty meat and cheese dip, this time with a little kick of chiles, too.

Warm Lit'l Smokies Chile DipI am at it again.  New Year’s isn’t even a week past and I am thinking about eating more dips.  This time, however, these are pure game watching foods.  Football is gearing up for it’s epic final games of the 2014-2015 year and we need munchies.  We need comfort food at it’s best and have I got a couple of wonderful warm dips for you, starting with this Warm Lit’l Smokies Chile Dip.

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Hot Goulash Appetizer Dip

Hot Goulash Appetizer Dip: layers of ground beef with tomatoes and bell peppers and cheese, lots and lots of cheese!

Goulash Dip: layers of ground beef with tomatoes and bell peppers and cheese, lots and lots of cheese!

I adore hot appetizer dips.  I have made Buffalo chicken dip, lasagna dip and jambalaya dip.  Inspired by other favorite casseroles, I will be showing you some other warm cheese dips starting by this hot goulash appetizer dip.  Both my husband and I grew up with versions of this hearty casserole.  Taking out the pasta and adding layers of cream and cheddar cheese seemed like a pretty good idea.  Continue reading