Sweet Apple Dip

Here’s a quick healthy dip to dip apples in that gives a nice, sweet candied flavor.

Apple Dip

Apple Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
 Directions
  1. Stir together the cream cheese, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until the sugar has dissolved, and the mixture is smooth.

Authentic Pico de Gallo

Another favorite topping of mine for any type of Mexican food is Pico De Gallo. It’s like a chunky salsa without the tomato paste but it adds such a great fresh flavor to just about any foods or sauce. You can use it on top of sandwiches or tacos/burritos. You can add it to cheese for a quick dip or topping.  It’s healhty, quick and easy to make and just delicious!

Fresh Homemade Pico De Gallo

Fresh Homemade Pico De Gallo

Ingredients

  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 sprigs fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine tomato, onion, jalapeno pepper (to taste,) cilantro and green onion. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir until evenly distributed. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

With all the mexican food trucks and taco stands out here in the southwest, I’ve become hooked on salsa verde.  During the summer it’s a fresh change to normal red tomato salsa and it goes great on tacos/burritos or nachos. Plus, it’s quick nd healthy for you, so eat up!

Fresh Salsa Verde Ingredients

Fresh Salsa Verde Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 10 tomatillos, husked
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice (or Lemon)
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste
 Directions
  1. Place tomatillos in a nonreactive saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Simmer until tomatillos soften and begin to burst, about 10 minutes.
  2. Drain tomatillos and place in a food processor or blender with onion, garlic, jalapeno peppers, cilantro, salt and pepper. Blend to desired consistency.

Cheesey Bacon Dip

That’s right. Bacon. Dip. Cheese.  Cheesey Bacon Dip. What more do you need? you can use this as a dip, a sandwich spread. put it on your Hamburgers or Hotdogs/Sausages. Grab a spoon and just dive in.  Whatever you do with it, it’s gonna be great!

Cheesey Bacon Dip

Cheesey Bacon Dip

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups Daisy Brand Sour Cream
  • 16 ounces Chopped Fresh Cooked Bacon
  • 4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped green onion
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • Sprinkle of Cheyenne Pepper and Chili Powder

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Place the mixture in a 1-quart baking dish. Cover. Heat the dip for 25-30 minutes or until hot. Serve with assorted fresh vegetables, crackers and/or chips.

Guacamole Dip

Here’s your standard Guacamole Dip. Great for Game-day, or even a healthy snack after work or the bars.

Homemade Guacamole Dip

Homemade Guacamole Dip

Ingredients

  • 3 avocados – peeled, pitted, and mashed
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Diced jalapeno (With Juice)
  • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper (optional)
 Directions
  1. In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime juice, and salt. Mix in onion, jalapeno, cilantro, tomatoes, and garlic. Stir in cayenne pepper. Refrigerate 1 hour for best flavor, or serve immediately.

Creamy Jalapeno Cheese Dip

Here’s a little recipe to make up a simple, tasty jalapeno dip that goes great with chips, tortillas or even as  a thick sauce for burritos/tacos.

Creamy Cheesey Jalapeno Dip

Creamy Cheesey Jalapeno Dip

Ingredients

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained
  • 2 ounces canned diced jalapeno peppers, drained
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Stir together cream cheese and mayonnaise in a large bowl until smooth. Stir in green chiles and jalapeno peppers. Pour mixture into a microwave safe serving dish, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  2. Microwave on High until hot, about 3 minutes.