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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sunday in the Kitchen: Dip Day

What I'm reading this week
A Little Bit Cupid by Jennifer Shirk

Recently on the iPod
Honey Bee by Blake Shelton

Today is SuperBowl Sunday. Whether you're a football or not, it's a big food day here in the US.

Which in this family means DIP!

Today for your dipping pleasure, I'm sharing a few of the favorites around the Dennis house.

Since none of the NY teams are in the game this year, I don't have a horse in the race, so I'm just going to be hoping for an exciting game with good sportsmanship and of course some kick-ass commercials (which is really the only thing I watch anyway!)

Creamy Blue Cheese Dip

1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
4 oz. blue cheese, crumbles (about 1 cup)
2 Tbs butter, softened (NO SUBSTITUTIONS!)
1/4 cup sour cream
1 small garlic clove, mashed to a paste
2 Tbs heavy or whipping cream

Combine the cream cheese, blue cheese, butter, sour cream and garlic in a food processor until smooth. Blend in the cream. Transfer to a serving bowl and cover and chill at least 2 hours.

Sesame-White Bean Dip

1 can (19 oz) white kidney or cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup tahini (sesame paste)
2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 Tbs sesame seeds, toasted (optional)

Combine the beans, tahini, lemon juice, salt and pepper in the food processor. With the machine on, add the oil in a steady stream until smooth. Fold in the green onions. (can be made ahead and refrigerate up to 24 hours) Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving with toasted pita chips and fresh vegetables.

Kickin Guacamole

1 ripe avocade, peeled and pit removed
1/2 cup seeded and chopped tomato
2 Tbs chopped green onion
2 Tbs chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tbs fresh lime juice
2 tsp seeded and minced japapeno chile
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 to 1/2 hot pepper sauce (according to your taste!)

Mash the avocado with a fork in a medium blow. Stir in the tomato, green onion, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeno, salt and hot pepper sauce. Serve immediately with chips or oven baked tortilla chips.

Have a great day in the kitchen!
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 *All today's dip's were from the Ladies Home Journal 100 Great Appetizer and Snack Recipes.

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1 comment:

  1. Hello Debora, happy sunday.

    I don't have a horse in the race either. It's been years since the bills went to the Superbowl (long before I even became a fan through marriage). I'm just going to enjoy the food and the commercials. Thanks for the recipes.


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