Thursday, September 3, 2009

BooMama's DipTacular

I know! Blog posts two day in a row! It almost seems as if I've become organized and efficient. Truth be told, my air conditioner isn't working, and have I mentioned I live in Florida? Did you know it's rather warm here? So, I have spent most of the last few days sitting with my computer under the ceiling fan.

When I read that BooMama is hosting DipTacular today, I was almost giddy. Dips and appetizers are my favorite food group, and my girls and I love to put out a selection from that food group on Saturdays while we watch SEC football games. We eat pretty much all day!

My dip recipes are not at all original, and I'm sure the first one will be on this list several times, but seriously, if you haven't tried it, go to the store, get all three (Hello?!? How easy does that sound) ingredients and make this stuff. Now! I'm not sure what the official name is. I've heard it called "Mommy Crack".

(I've just noticed that BooMama has this dip recipe in her post. I was going to delete it from mine, but it's so good, I decided to just leave it here too.)

Sausage Dip:

1-8 oz. package cream cheese
1 package sausage (like Jimmy Dean or Tennessee Pride, but we prefer the Publix brand, and we prefer it hot)
1 can Ro-Tel

Brown and drain the sausage. Put the sausage, cream cheese and Ro-Tel in your crock pot. Let it cook until the cream cheese has melted and the dip is hot.

Serve with Tostidos Scoops.


Dip number two is Paula Deen's South Georgia Caviar. I may live in hot Florida, but I'm from South Georgia, which means I love me some Paula! My sister actually introduced me to this dip, and I have been hooked ever since. It's super easy to make, and it makes enough for a crowd. Or for leftovers if you want to sit in your kitchen and eat it for lunch. Or whatever.

2 (15 oz) cans black eyed peas (drained)
1 (15 oz) can whole kernel corn (drained)
1 (10 oz) can Ro-Tel
2 cups chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped fresh jalepeno peppers
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 (8 oz) bottle Italian dressing
1 (4 oz) jar chopped pimentos (drained)

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight. Serve with corn chips.

Easy peasy!

I make this throughout the year, but the black eyed peas make it a great choice for New Years!

Now head over to BooMama and check out some more dip recipes!


Heather said...

Love some Paula Deen!! These recipes sound so good! Thanks for sharing!

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

I had that last dip you mentioned before but was told it was Texas caviar. Yummy no matter what it is called!