Blue Cheese, Apple & Walnut Deviled Eggs

My friend Lisa P brought these to a small group dinner with church peeps and I couldn’t stop eating the eggs. I’m fixing some for our Easter dinner this evening, and I’m 99.5% sure hers taste better than mine. Nonetheless, these are crazy good and I want to save the recipe. Ingredients 6 hard-cooked eggs 1/4 cup…

Just Like Chipotle’s Corn Salsa

My husband loves Chipotles’ corn salsa and now I think I might, too. This recipe, via how sweet it is, is delicious. (Makes a big bowl) 1 12-ounce bag of frozen sweet yellow corn, defrosted and drained 2 medium-sized jalapenos, seeded and chopped (leave in some seeds for more heat if desired) 1/2 red onion,…

Pretzel Bites

For some reason, I keep making these on evenings when I have a babysitter coming. This is not particularly smart of me because they are fairly time- and labor-intensive, and getting them done has stressed me out. On the other hand, they are really kid-friendly and tasty. And I actually do like making these; I…

Black Bean Dip

I really don’t know what to call this. It’s kind of a dip. It’s kind of a salsa. It’s fresh-tasting and pretty. 1 can (16 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed 1 can (16 oz.) whole kernel corn, drained and rinsed 1 can (16 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained and rinsed (actually, it’s better to use…

Dill Dip

This is my mom’s recipe. It really isn’t anything special unless it’s refrigerated at least overnight. But then? Oh yeah. Far, far superior to store-bought dill dip. Ingredients: 1 cup sour cream 1 cup Hellmann’s mayonnaise (I always think it’s silly when recipes use brand names, but it does seem to matter) 1 1/2 teaspoons…

Caramel Fruit Dip

I like to take this dip and a platter of fruit to potlucks or family dinners. As a rule, I don’t make stuff like this at home, but oh my goodness, when I do make it, I want to lick the bowl clean. It’s that good. 3/4 C brown sugar 1/4 C white sugar 1-8oz…

Creamy Salsa Dip

From the Dannon yogurt lid, a yummy dip recipe (and a good way to use the rest of the plain yogurt orginally needed for Chicken Tikka Masala). Ingredients 2 C plain yogurt 1 C salsa 3 1/2 T chopped fresh cilantro 1 t sea salt Directions In a bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well….

Chicken Tortilla Stack-up

Ingredients 8 ounces sour cream 1/2 package taco seasoning 1 cup cheddar cheese 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese 1/2 cup chopped green onion 1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken 4 (8-inch) tortillas Directions Combine sour cream and taco seasoning. Spread 1/4 of this mixture on tortilla in glass pie plate. Top with 1/2 cup chicken,…

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Tonight, for our Life Group, we made chicken satay. Or as Jason likes to call them, “chickensicles.” This isn’t the recipe we used (we just kind of made it up and used peanut sauce from a jar), but next time I might try to make them properly. Chicken Satay with Homemade Peanut Sauce Ingredients 1…

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Ingredients: 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup sour cream 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder salt and pepper to taste 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach,…