DIGGIN' ON DIPS

DIPS, DIPS and more DIPS. Who doesn't love dips? Summer, Fall, Winter...dips are fun, yummy, addicting and easy to tote to get-togethers all year. In the Summer, I like a lighter, often chilled dip. Here are 5 of my favorite Dip recipes and ones that I make in the summer.
1. BEER CHEESE PRETZEL DIP

Ingredients:

2 8-ounce blocks of reduced fat cream cheese, softened 
1 package of dry ranch dressing
1/2 cup of beer
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:
  1. Stir together cream cheese and ranch dressing.
  2. Add beer, and incorporate into cheese mixture.
  3. Once well mixed, fold in shredded cheddar cheese.

2. FRUIT SALSA with CINNAMON CHIPS

Fruit Salsa
1 carton strawberries, chopped
1 carton raspberries, chopped
2 kiwi, chopped
2 golden delicious apples, chopped
3 T fruit preserves (I used strawberry)
1 T raw sugar

Add your chopped fruit to a large mixing bowl. Stir in fruit preserves & raw sugar. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Best when made and served the same day before fruit becomes runny.

Baked Cinnamon Chips
1 package tortillas or pitas
Coconut oil or butter, melted
Cinnamon sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a pizza cutter to slice your tortillas/pitas into whatever size chips you want. Lay your chips out on a baking sheet. Use a pastry brush to coat the top of each chip with melted coconut oil or butter. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over each chip. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown and chips are crispy. Allow to cool completely before serving with salsa.



3.SEVEN LAYER DIP
Ingredients:
1 can (16 oz) refried beans

1 package (1 oz) taco seasoning mix

1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened

1 can (4.5 oz) chopped green chiles

1 cup Thick 'n Chunky salsa (any variety)

2 cups shredded lettuce (optional)

2 cups shredded Cheddar or Mexican cheese blend (8 oz)

1 can (2.25 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained (1/2 cup)

1 medium tomato, diced (3/4 cup)

Tortilla chips of choice


Directions:
1. In medium bowl, mix refried beans and taco seasoning mix. Spread mixture on large platter.

2. In another medium bowl, mix cream cheese and chiles. Carefully spread over bean mixture.

3. Top with salsa, lettuce, cheese, olives and tomato. Refrigerate until serving time. Serve with tortilla chips.


 4. S'MORES DIP
 

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon butter

1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet, milk chocolate, or a combo. You could also use chopped Reese Cups)

15 jumbo marshmallows, halved

Graham cracker squares or Graham sticks
Directions:
Adjust rack to center position of oven and place 8-inch cast iron skillet on rack. Preheat oven to 450°F with skillet inside. Once oven is preheated, use a pot holder to remove hot skillet from the oven. Place pat of butter in the skillet and use a pot holder to hold the handle and swirl the skillet so that the melted butter coats the bottom and sides. Pour chocolate chips in an even layer into the bottom of the skillet. Taking care not to burn fingers on the sides of the skillet, arrange marshmallow halves over the surface of the chocolate chips, covering the chocolate completely. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until marshmallows are toasted to your preference (watch closely!). Use an oven mitt to remove the skillet from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Serve immediately with graham cracker squares or sticks...but be careful, because the dip (and the skillet) will be very hot!




5. SOUR CREAM CHIP DIP

Ingredients:
1 16oz carton sour cream
1 envelope of dry onion soup mix
1/2 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
3 strips cooked and crumbled bacon or a handful of real bacon bits 
Ridges Potato Chips

Directions:
  1. Stir together sour cream and soup mix.
  2. Add Worcestershire sauce, and blend well.
  3. Sprinkle crumbled bacon on top and chill at least one hour and serve with potato chips!
Now grab a chip and DIP!
I'll do another post come Fall with some warm and satisfying dips for cooler weather.

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"Food is our common ground, a universal experience."
~James Beard 
                      




40 comments:

  1. I love fruit salsa! It is the perfect dessert for the summer! My friend told me about the S'mores dip and I have yet to try it!

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    1. So fun to make new dips! :-) I hope you have a wonderful day!!!!

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  2. This made me insanely hungry!! I'm a huge fan of the sour cream dip - it's an oldie but a goodie! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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    1. Sometimes the old recipes are just the BEST!!!!! I hope you're off to a great start to your day!! ;-)

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  3. Yum, yum, yum! I want to make 'em all! Thanks for sharing, lady!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. You're welcome beautiful!!!

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  4. Oh yum! These all look delicious! Especially the fruit salsa with the cinnamon chips!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. That's my favorite! ;-) Thanks Jill, hope your day is off to a super start!!

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  5. Beer cheese is my favorite thing ever...followed closely behind with 7 layer dip which was like the first thing I "learned to make" as an "adult" when I was in college. It was my go to dish for parties for years! Dips are my favorite kind of appetizer/snack for sure!

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    1. Yay!!! College are great Dip years for sure!! Get diggin' girl and have a wonderful day!

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  6. Yum! These all sounds so good! I always love a good Seven Layer Dip, but I will definitely have to try the Beer Cheese Pretzel dip for my husband. That's right up his alley! Thanks so much for sharing!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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    1. Yay!! Enjoy and have a super day!! xo

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  7. I made Damn Delicious' Bacon Corn Dip two weeks ago and it was "slap yo Mama" good! I've been wanting to try the fruit dip! Great post!

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    1. Oh my goodness Laura, that sounds so amazing!!! Yummo! I hope you have one awesome day!!!! :-)

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  8. These all look SO delicious!! I'll be over later for some! :-) I am glad that I read this after I got home from the gym too!! Haha. Thank you for sharing and I hope that you are having a great day so far too. :-)

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    1. Ha ha! Working out that hard, you deserve a few scoops of dip!!! A dip and wine party would be fun!! Have a great day beautiful lady!!! :-)

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  9. It's like you have a direct line to my heart. I LOVE DIPS! That fruit dip looks amazing, it never occurred to me dips didn't have to be savory. DUH! Thank goodness you're here to open my eyes to the awesome world of dips, I'm definitely making that. I hope your week has been great so far my gorgeous friend! XO -Kim

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    1. Ha ha! Yes, sweet dips Rock my world too. Lol. I hope you are having a most wonderful day beautiful girl!! :-)

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  10. I love dips and had my fair share during 4th of july BBQ. That fruit salsa dip is singing to me right now.

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    1. It's refreshing and light! You'll love it! Hope you're having a wonderful day girl!!!

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  11. I like the idea of doing a smores dip, looks so delish.

    Mimi & Chichi

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    1. It's refreshing and light! You'll love it! Hope you're having a wonderful day girl!!!

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  12. Oh, my!!! All of these dips look SO YUMMY! I can't wait to try them!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

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  13. seems delicius!! i need to try fruit salsa!
    kisses....


    Zapatos Rojos

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  14. Ummmmm this could be my dinner every day and I'd die happy. Finger foods - and especially dips - are the best! Love 7 layer but haven't made the rest. The strawberry dip with those chips looks so good! Nailed it, girl :)

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    1. That why I gave 5 so you could have a different one every night of the week. :-) Then you can make em all for the weekend to share. Lol! Have a great day girl, hope it's happy!!!

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  15. I did not think I could get that excited about dip, but then I started scrolling through your post and each one looked better than the last! Thanks for this!

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    1. You're so cute Katie! I know, Dips make me excited too!!! :-) Thank you!!

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  16. I LOVE dips! If I were at a get together with any of these dips, I totally stand next to it the entire time and stuff my face with all the yumminess!

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    1. Oh I love Shein, I will do that. Thank you, dips are the best!!!! I think I need to make one tonight. Lol. Made myself hungry!

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  17. Oh, yum, Andrea! You had me at "beer cheese pretzel dip!" Hugs, Sweets! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. Ha ha! Glad you like Tina! Hugs back and have a lovely evening!

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  18. I'm pretty sure I could live on dips, and these look delicious. PInning all of them!

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  19. Dips are my party food weakness. These all sound great, especially the beer cheese pretzel dip - that would be perfect for a game day viewing party!

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  20. OMG these look AMAZING! especially that 7 layer dip. I need to try that one for sure.
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    Rachel xo
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    Garay Treasures

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  21. The s'mores dip and the beer and cheese dip look awesome!! pinning for a party I have in mind - thanks! #foodpornthursdays

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  22. Now these dips do look tasty! Thanks for sharing. I particularly like the strawberry one, we have never tried that before!

    Angela

    Angela recently posted "Healthy Bean Casserole in the Slow Cooker" http://wp.me/p5XRN6-1Pe

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  23. Dips just say summer snacking to me. I think the s'more dip is particularly clever because it brings the outside in for a party setting.Thanks for sharing your great entertaining ideas with the #funsummerfinds linkup!

    Shellie @ShellieBowdoin

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  24. I keep seeing that smore dip. I need to try it. I love beer cheese dip & 7 layer dip.

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  25. Ooo yum yum yum! It's party time! I never make my own dips. These are fantastic! I'll give some a try! Thanks so much for linking up with #foodpornthursdays x

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