Cooking with Karin

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Hang With Me...and Some Super Bowl Dips


I am having a crazy couple of weeks. I mean crazy busy in a life that's always pretty busy. Bear with me over the next two weeks because I'm trying to do the following:

1) Take girl-child on a college trip.
2) Throw a Super Bowl Party.
3) Plan a children's fashion photo shoot. 
4) Plan makeovers for not one but three deserving mommies.
5) Take a three-day trip to Columbus, Ga., to chaperone the annual Georgia Thespian Conference.
6) Plan and complete a VIP demo in a new "live" kitchen at a local appliance store.
7) Put out a magazine two weeks from today.

And, besides the blog, I've got to get my Augusta Chronicle columns in on time, handle some Masters details and try not to neglect my family...which actually should be my top priority!

So, send up a prayer for me or send me some positive "you can do it" vibes because this busy mama sure does need 'em!

Meanwhile, the Super Bowl is Sunday and here are two dip ideas for your party. First, the Jalapeno Popper Dip below is To. Die. For. Really!

And here's a link to another delicious dip: Buffalo Chicken Spread.

Jalapeno Popper Spread

2 teaspoons butter or olive oil
6 to 8 fresh jalapeno peppers, cored, seeded and chopped
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise or reduced-fat sour cream
Jalapeno pepper sauce, to taste, about 10 drops*Tabasco jalapeno pepper sauce was used for testing purposes)
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 4.3-ounce package real bacon bits or 6 strips of bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled
Round buttery crackers or corn chips, for serving

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter or heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the jalapenos and cook until wilted, about 5 minutes. Set aside.

Combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, cheddar cheese and jalapenos in a bowl. Spread in a baking dish. Sprinkle the bacon over the top. Bake for 25 minutes, until bubbly. Serve with the crackers or corn chips.

Makes 10-12 appetizer servings.
*Tabasco jalapeno pepper sauce was used for testing purposes.

This recipe was originally posted by me: Here.

1 comment:

Eileen said...

Sounds like a lot but if anyone can do it & do it well you can!