I like to think of Christmas as not only the season of carols, lights, sweets and Santa but also as the season of dips. Season of dips… has a nice ring to it doesn’t it? I think the reason that I eat so many different dips at this time of year is because there are so many parties and special occasions to make them. Not to mention football games. And this dip is perfect for all of them. It’s hot. It’s creamy. It’s crunchy. Each bite makes you want another. Really, it’s everything a dip should be.
Most of us are used to the idea of spinach and artichoke dip, but for this dip I decided to try kale instead. The kale holds up a little better than the spinach, it’s heartier. But perhaps, my favorite part of this dip is the crunchy potato chips that are crumbled on top. Just imagine, creamy cream cheese, melted pepper jack, tender artichokes and kale sauteed in a cast iron skillet, topped with crumbled chips and baked until bubbly and golden. You want it right now don’t you? I know…me too.
Chicken fingers marinated in Parmesan ranch dressing, dredged in Parmesan bread crumbs and baked until golden. Perfect for weeknight meals!
A sweet and salty snack loaded with popcorn, peanut butter cups, marshmallows and graham cereal.
A traditional Filipino dish of pork, soy sauce, vinegar, peppercorns and bay leaves. Cooked to perfection in the slow cooker.
Penne pasta tossed with savory sausage, slow roasted tomatoes, roasted garlic and sweet basil.
Chicken brined with peppery summer savory, dusted with flour and fried until succulent and golden brown. Fried chicken perfection.
For the last few years, I’ve planted a garden each Spring. I’ve watered, weeded and harvested. I’ve picked different vegetables and herbs almost every year to try to get a feel for what we use most. Aside from tomatoes and basil. One must always have tomatoes and basil in a summer garden. This summer, in [...]
My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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