Posted in Dips, easy, Recipes, Snacks

Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip and Cooking with Students part 2

So Tuesday was the third and final day of Skinnies.  My room was tore up because it was the second to last day of school.  I got it together enough for the group of students to have a place to eat.

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Posted in Dessert, Dips, Recipes, secret recipe club, Snacks

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Dip – Secret Recipe Club

Buckeye Dip.jpg

I’ve decided to join a blogging club called the Secret Recipe Club.  Each month, we are given a blog to visit.  We are to make one of the recipes from the blog.  This month I was selected to visit The Spiffy Cookie.

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Posted in Dips, easy, Family Recipe, Ingredients, pudding, Recipes, whipping cream

Pudding Fruit Dip

About 15 years ago, my mother-in-law and father-in-law were on the Adkins diet.  They created a dip/ dessert that we used to eat with cut strawberries.  Their recipe contained sugar-free pudding.  Usually, the pudding was either cheesecake-flavored or white chocolate flavored.

When I was a new teacher, I would make this recipe with regular pudding to take to carry-ins.  One of the retired teachers loved this dip.  She would request it every time there was a carry-in.

I posted this recipe back in 2010 when this blog was still new.  I didn’t have any pictures to go along with the recipe.  This would be a good side dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.  You can serve it with a tray of fruit.  That way, people can pick and choose their favorites.

Pudding Fruit Dip

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1 c. heavy whipping cream
  • 1 small box of pudding mix (I highly suggest white chocolate flavor or cheesecake flavor)


  1. Pour the whipping cream into a mixing bowl.
  2. Open the box of pudding and pour it over the whipping cream.
  3. Using a hand mixer, whip the pudding and whipping cream until it is stiff.  (I usually start at the lowest and gradually move toward the highest setting.)
  4. Serve.
Posted in 31 days, cheese, Dips, slow cooker

Queso Dip – 31 Days of Slow Cooking (Day 4)

Last night, Hubby and I had to attend a get-together for a possible new pastor. We ate dinner with other members of the Call Committee and their spouses.

I was to bring appetizers or finger food. A veggie tray was my first thought. I bought some red pepper hummus and pumpkin hummus for dipping. Since people don’t always like hummus, I made some ranch dressing, also. So right before we get ready to leave, I can’t find my veggie tray. (I was packing the veggies in containers to assemble them there.)  We had to come up with a plan B. We ended up using one of my cake pans instead.

I'm Hungry

I also brought queso dip and tortilla chips. That was the real star. The host kept some of the dips while another took the remainder home. A third asked for the recipe. It is super easy to make!


Queso Dip

Adapted from the Crockpot Ladies 

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1 – 16 oz. container of Queso Velvetta or a generic brand
  • 2 c. Colby Monterrey Jack blend shredded cheese
  • 2 c. Half and half
  • 1-1/2 c. well-drained salsa
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder


  1. Cut the Velvetta into small cubes.
  2. Place the cubes into a small crock pot.
  3. Sprinkle the cheese over the cubes.
  4. Pour half and half over the other ingredients.
  5. Cover the mixture with salsa, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  6. Put the lid on the crock pot.
  7. Cook on low for at least 2 hours or until the cheese is melted.
  8. Enjoy with tortilla chips and veggies.

For a printable version of the recipe, follow this link.

Happy eating,

Posted in Dips, DIY, Ingredients, Recipes, Snacks, Yogurt

French Onion Dip Mix

Are you looking for an easy gift to give for Christmas or the holidays?  This is an easy mix to whip up.  Place in a fancy holiday bag with instructions and give to a friend or relative.  (Or be like me and put it in a snack-sized bag with the instructions.  I have an overabundance of sandwich/snack bags.)

French Onion Dip Mix

Grandma Loy’s Kitchen

Stars of the recipe:

  • 3/4 c. minced onion
  • 1/3 c. beef bouillon granules
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. celery seed
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. parsley


  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Store in an airtight container.
  3. When ready to make the dip, mix 5 Tbsp. Of the mix with 1 c. sour cream or Greek yogurt.
  4. Chill for an hour.
  5. Enjoy with your favorite veggies or chips!

Printable Recipe

Posted in Chickpeas, Chocolate, Dessert, Dips, Gluten Free, Ingredients, Recipes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

With chocolate cats ready to be dunked
With chocolate cats ready to be dunked
With chocolate cats ready to be dunked

I love chocolate chip cookies.  Actually, I like most cookies.  You might say cookies are my weakness!  I mean dessert weakness.  This dip reminds me of a chocolate chip cookie. Best of all, you don’t have to bake cookies to get deliciousness.  🙂

Now the question is, what should I dip into this yumminess!  I’ve been dipping chocolate cat cookies from Trader Joe’s.  Tomorrow I’m going to try dipping my sliced apples in the dip.  That sounds absolutely divine.

Side note:  Have you ever had someone obsessed with your food choices.  I eat in my classroom and have limited time to eat.  Today I was running late getting to eat because I had to print some papers and then talk to two other teachers.  I was finishing my lunch when my four students came for social studies.  They were intrigued by what I was eating.  They would have been shocked to find out what was in the dip.  (My students have seen my lunches many times.  Fortunately, most of the time, it’s something fairly healthy.  This way, I can be a good role model for them.  One is concerned that I don’t eat a lot of meat.  I eat meat, but it depends on my mood whether I eat a lot of meat or not.)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1-1/2 c. chickpeas or white beans (1 ca
    , drained and rinsed very well)
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c. nut butter of choice – I used almond butter.
  • up to 1/4 c. of milk
  • 2/3 c. brown sugar
  • 1/3 c. chocolate chips
  • 2 to 3 tsp. oats


  1. Add the ingredients except for chocolate chips and milk to a good food processor.
  2. Blend the ingredients – streaming into milk until desired considency.
  3. Remove from food processor cup.  Mix in chocolate chips.
  4. Put in the fridge overnight.
  5. Enjoy with apples, graham crackers, or just eat by the spoonful!

Printable Recipe

Happy Eating,

Posted in Dips, Ethnic, Ingredients, Mexican, Recipes, Side Dishes, Snacks, Tomato, Wee one

Restaurant style salsa

The Wee One and I like to crack open a jar of salsa and then enjoy it with tortilla chips. This usually our evening snack. So when I saw this recipe the other day I decided to make it. After I made it, the Wee One and I snacked on it. Did it meet his deal of approval? Yes, he did.

Restaurant Style Salsa
Mommy Hates Cooking


Stars of the recipe:

  • 1 28oz Can of Peeled Whole Tomatoes with Juice
  • 1 4oz Can of Green Chilies, Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup White Onion, Chopped
  • 1 Clove of Garlic, Crushed
  • 1/4 Tsp Sugar or substitute
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 Cup Cilantro, Chopped (I left this put and it was okay. )
  • 1 Lime
  • Red or Green Jalapeño Peppers (I left these out too. )


  1. In a food processor or blender combine the tomatoes, chilies, onion, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin, and cilantro. (I used my blender on the purée setting. )
  2. Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice out over the ingredients.
  3. Add the peppers if using them.
  4. Purée this in the blender or food processor until puréed.
  5. Enjoy with chips.

Freeze or can the leftovers.

Printable Recipe

Posted in Dips, DIY, Ingredients, ketchup, Recipes, Wee one

Root Beer Barbecue Sauce (GF, DF)

This barbecue sauce is easy to cook and also delicious!  Both Wee One and Hubby gave their seal approval with this sauce.

The only issue is that I’m trying to avoid eating or drinking foods or drinks that include high fructose corn syrup.  I recently found a ketchup that does not have high fructose corn syrup (Kroger’s organic ketchup), so I used that.  The root beer, however, did contain high fructose corn syrup.  My next mission is to find root beer without corn syrup.


Root Beer Barbecue Sauce

Stars of the recipe:

  • 8 oz. (1 c.) of root beer
  • 1 c. ketchup
  • 1/4 c. lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground garlic powder


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan.  Mix well.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  Stir occasionally.
  3. Reduce the heat and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Enjoy the barbecue sauce with your favorite meat!

Printable Recipe

Posted in Cookies, Crackers, Dips, Ingredients, Main Dish, Meat, Pasta, pasta, Peanut butter, Recipes, Soups

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I went to my stats summary page to find the recipes that get the most clicks.  This is the top post of 2012.
Baked Spaghetti

Here’s the 2nd to 5th top posts of 2012:


Charleston Cheese Dip


Green beans, potatoes, and ham


Bacon Cheeseburger Soup


Peanut Butter Blossoms Redone