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Cheesy Fiesta Bean Dip
February 10, 2019 – 9:54 am | No Comment
Cheesy Fiesta Bean Dip

Not the best photo, but this turns out like the filling of a bean burrito as a dip, and is well worth the time to make!

The final in the trinity of dips that are our …

Buffalo Chicken Ranch Dip
February 7, 2019 – 7:04 am | No Comment
Buffalo Chicken Ranch Dip

This dip always goes over well (you can adjust the spiciness/heat by how much of the buffalo wing/hot sauce you choose to use) at parties. Pair with chips/pita wedges and a good chilled white wine. …

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip
February 6, 2019 – 8:32 am | No Comment
Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip

The ultimate easy dip — served cold with corn chips, crackers, crostini or pita wedges. You can lighten up the calories by using reduced fat cream cheese and reduced fat sour cream, but don’t …

Loaded Tot Appetizers
February 3, 2019 – 5:20 pm | No Comment
Loaded Tot Appetizers

More recipes coming soon — I’ve discovered three dips that are beyond wonderful.

(Original recipe courtesy of Kraft Foods)

48 (about 1/2 of 32-oz. pkg.) frozen tater tots 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese 1/2 cup …