Category Archives: Dips

Cowboy Caviar


Who doesn’t love a good dip? Now that football season has officially begun, dips are where all the action is at! Whip this up and grab a bag of tortilla chips and enjoy!

1/2 red onion, diced finely
1 bell pepper, chopped (I use yellow or orange)
1 small bunch green onions, chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
1 jalapeno pepper, finely diced
1/2 pint of cherry tomatoes, quartered
1-15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1-15 oz can black-eyed peas, drained
1-11 oz can corn with jalapenos
1 avocado, diced
1/2 tsp black pepper
small bunch of cilantro, chopped

8-oz of your favorite zesty Italian dressing, I use the olive garden brand.

In a large bowl, toss all the ingredients together, pour the dressing over the top and stir. Store in the fridge until serving. Easy Peasy and not to mention, yum!!!


Veggie Dip

So, confession time…..I love a good dip! I will eat veggies all day, as long as a yummy dip is involved. I am a dip-aholic. Is there a group meeting for this kind of problem?? Who doesn’t find joy picking up a carrot and dunking it in a dip that is super tasty??

1 cup sour cream
1 cup mayo
1 tsp dried onion
1 TBSP dried parsely
3 tsp beau monde
2 tsp dried dill weed

Mix all of this happiness together….Refrigerate and serve with veggies…or pita chips….or potato chips…


Chipped Beef Dip

I will be the first to admit…..that this is not a super-duper-handsome-dip,…BUT…DANG! It’s super-duper-tasty….and Frito’s make it!…no lame crackers for this one! I recommend the larger of the corn chip family…more dip for the happy mouth!

8 oz cream cheese
2 TBS. milk
2 TBS. minced green onion
2 TBS. minced green pepper
2 packages deli select oven roasted cured beef, diced
1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp pepper

Mix all together and pour into greased shallow pan. Bake 20 minutes at 350 and inhale with fritos.

Artichoke Dip

1 8oz pkg. cream cheese
1 7oz can diced green chilis (I like my dip with a big kick, if you don’t, use a 4oz can)
1 can artichoke hearts (non-marinated)
1 cup mayo
1 cup parm cheese

Chop artichoke hearts and combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until cheese is melted. Serve with bread or crackers.

Garlic Artichoke Dip

2 – 14 oz cans artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 cup shredded colby-jack cheese
1 cup parm cheese
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp dried thyme
1 3/4 cups mayo


Combine all ingredients except paprika and stir well, put mixture into non- metal 9×13 pan. Sprinkle with paprika and bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Serve with garlic toasts (crostini).

Brown Sugar Smokies w/ Dipping Sauce


1 (16 ounce) package little smokie sausages
1 pound bacon
1 cup brown sugar, or to taste (I use about 2/3 cup)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut bacon into thirds and wrap each strip around a little sausage. Secure with a toothpick. Arrange the smokies in a baking dish and sprinkle them liberally with brown sugar. Bake until bacon is crisp and the brown sugar melted, about 25 minutes.

Dipping Sauce:
1/4 mayo
1/4 BBQ sauce
2 TBSP brown sugar

Mix all together, and dip away:)