Easy, Quick and Cheap Bean Dip!

I made this during todays third snow day of the year. I just used white beans I already had in the house, it was so easy and pretty tasty. It tastes healthy, and I like the texture better than hummus, less chunky. 

  • 1 15-ounce can of canellini beans (rinse them well and pat dry before using)
  • 1 small garlic clove (you can use a little more or a little less depending on your preference)
  • The juice from about half a lemon ( I cheated with lemon juice from a bottle)
  • A little more than 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt to taste

Throw everything into food processor and blend until its smooth! So tasty! 

I ate it with everything I had, I tried it with pretzels, carrots, bagged pita chips and even pita chips I made from home. 

TO make pita chips from home, Spread thin layer of butter over pita bread, (flat like a wrap) and sprinkle some garlic powder. Throw in toaster until pita begins to bubble and become light brown. 

There are so many things you can do with this dip. Put chunks of anything over it. Shrimp, garlic, make it greek with chopped cucumbers, feta and tomatoes. Mix in some pesto or some arugula. 

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Tasty Dip

Okay so my Aunt June, always brought this to parties, and I decided I needed the recipe to bring along with me to any party. I also used this at my VMA viewing party. I recently brought this to game night, where we played Left, Center, Right, who’s played that yet? Its super fun. We love playing with bills, makes it super competitive. I brought this dip, and once you have one you cant stop.

 

2 Blocks of Cream Cheese

Green Onions

Cloves of Garlic

Wet Crushed red pepper, ( I use dry)

Appricot Jelly

Box of Ritz crackers

 

I didn’t use any amount because I wasn’t giving any amounts! Put in as many green onions as you want chopped, as many cloves of garlic. I use three usually. I don’t have wet red pepper so I use dry. Just a few sprinkles. Soften the cream cheese and mix in all the ingredients. I form a ball on a plate, microwave the jelly and pour it over the cream cheese dip. I chop additional green onions and sprinkle them over the jelly.  Lay out ritz crackers and it will literally disappear .

 

Success! yummy!

Pumpkin Pie DIP

Im a sucker for dips. So here it goes:

Recipe for Pumpkin Pie Dip:

  • One box of Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • One tub of Cool Whip
  • Can of Puree pumpkin
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice

I bought the ingredients on monday for the party on friday, and decided to mix the ingredients early, that way it REALLY had a chance to soak up the flavors, you know dips are always better when you let the sit for a while.

The recipe called for pumpkin pie spice, but why waste the money for pumpkin pie spice, when you have a full spice cabinet? Heres how I made my pumpkin spice:

Pumpkin Pie Spice

  • Cinnamon
  • ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • All spice

I guessed on mine, and just added a little bit of everything, but if you’d like one to store in your cabinet heres the measurements:

  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cloves

So I mixed one box of vanilla pudding, and my home made pumpkin pie spice and added it to a tub of cool whip. I placed the cool whip back in the freezer for the week- to be used later when I needed it.

I grabbed a pumpkin and hallowed it out, (kept and cooked the seeds yummy paleo snack).

Thawed out the frozen previously made cool whip and added the can of pureed pumpkin. I threw it all in the hallowed out pumpkin and looked super cute!

This dip was super easy to make and I enjoyed it because it didn’t have cream cheese, or sour cream or too many ingredients like other dips call for. It was just a nice light pumpkin dip and everyone really enjoyed it!

 

 

 

Success!

Cake Batter Dip- Skeptical

If you ever been on pinterest, then you’ve seen the cake batter dip. ITS EVERYWHERE! How can you not? I decided for our TND I had to try it…

Cake Batter Dip 

So I went back and fourth on what flavor to make, because hello, you can make any kind! Not usually  a funfetti fan at all, but I thought, hey everyone else is and it will look the prettiest.

So for the yogurt I used Chobani, because I have a slight chobani obsession. ( when I was on that no fat diet chobani was almost the only thing I could eat that made me feel like a human). I also had some left over from the Tzeski sauce I made early for Tuesday Night Dinners.

So at first taste I was like.. ew this is gross. It tasted just as it sounded, Cake batter. Uncooked batter, But I let it sit over night before I served it, and the next day it tasted a little bit better, then it kept growing on me.

I think it also had to do with the fact that I bought stop and shop brand animal crackers, and they tasted like the kind you used to get in your happy meals, back in the good old days. (The 90’s)

The final Product actually looked alot like this too:

I deem this one.. a success! (and most of us liked it)