Dried Chipped Beef Dip Recipe

The Holidays are the time when we all bring out our cherished dips and appetizers and one of our families favorites is my deliciously creamy, slightly salty,  Dried Chipped Beef Dip Recipe made with dried beef, cream cheese, sour cream,  mayo, diced onions, green onions, minced jalapeño peppers, Worcestershire sauce, and Cajun seasoning served over crusty bread or your favorite crackers it’s simply to die for.

The first Christmas dinner I spent with my husband and his family over 9 years ago, my sister-in-law Dawn brought a Dried Chipped Beef Dip to my Mother-in-laws Holiday dinner. I  really liked the texture and the flavor of the dried beef in her recipe, but I did not like how salty her Dried Chipped Beef Dip tasted. The saltiness was a little too overboard for me and my husband’s taste. Neither one of us is big fans of over salted foods.

The Holidays are the time when we all bring out our cherished dips and appetizers and one of our families favorites is my deliciously creamy, slightly salty, Dried Chipped Beef Dip Recipe made with dried beef, cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, diced onions, green onions, minced jalapeño peppers, Worcestershire sauce, and Cajun seasoning served over crusty bread or your favorite crackers it's simply to die for.I decided to keep her idea when it came to the Dried Chipped Beef Dip , but remove some of that heavy salt taste from her recipe. I must have made this recipe countless times till I got it to the exact taste and texture I was looking for. I had actually played around with her Dip recipe so much in the last 9 years, that it’s not even her recipe anymore, just her idea I guess. Continue reading

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Copycat Crab Casserole from Hunan Chinese Buffet

Copycat Crab Casserole from Hunan Chinese Buffet is a combination of crabmeat, cabbage, celery, sweet red bell peppers, mild cheddar cheese, cream cheese,sour cream, mayo, soy sauce, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and a touch of seasoning. The Copycat Crab Casserole from Hunan Chinese Buffet is then baked to a bubbly perfection in a 350-degree oven for about 30 minutes.

If you live near the Olive Branch Mississippi or Memphis area chances are you may have visited the Hunan Chinese Buffet on Goodman Road, it’s the Mississippi hot spot for lunch after church and always packed. There’s Crab Casserole on their American side of the buffet table that my mom loves so much. Every Sunday after church she piles a little on her plate and devours it, proclaiming it to be really good.Copycat Crab Casserole from Hunan Chinese Buffet is a combination of crabmeat, cabbage, celery, sweet red bell peppers, mild cheddar cheese, cream cheese,sour cream, mayo, soy sauce, freshly squeezed lemon juice and a touch of seasoning. The Copycat Crab Casserole from Hunan Chinese Buffet is then baked to perfection in a 350-degree oven for about 30 minutes.I decided while my mom was at work I would make the Copycat version of Hunan Chinese Buffet and surprise her tonight; it turned out delicious. It only took me about 40 minutes from start to finish to make it’s so simple and quick to put together and only needs to bake for 30 minutes. Continue reading

Easy Creamy Italian Salad made with Suddenly Salad + Cash Giveaway

Learn to make this Easy Creamy Italian Salad in about 20 minutes or less for your next last-minute Summer gathering using your favorite ingredients like crisp romaine lettuce, capicola ham, pepperoni, ripe grape tomatoes, garbanzo beans, black olives, green olives, sweet pepper rings, hot pepper rings,  grated Romano cheese, and Suddenly Salad.

You’ll love how easy peasy and light this recipe for Easy Creamy Italian Salad made with Suddenly Salad is to make when you have a last-minute Bbq or impromptu dinners with friends. You’ll find yourself spending less time indoors in your kitchen and more time outdoors with your friends and family members. After all summer grilling is about being outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather, isn’t it?

Life is too short not to have a little extra time to enjoy our surroundings on a beautiful warm summer day; so let’s gather some of our favorite yummy Italian ingredients, a box of Creamy Italian Suddenly Salad, and make a delicious favorite summer recipe + plus enter to win a CASH giveaway!

Learn to make this Easy Creamy Italian Salad in about 20 minutes or less for your next last-minute Summer gathering using your favorite ingredients like crisp romaine lettuce, capicola ham, pepperoni, ripe grape tomatoes, garbanzo beans, black olives, green olives, sweet pepper rings, hot pepper rings, grated Romano cheese, and Suddenly Salad.Have you ever been invited to a last minute Bbq with little or no time to plan your side dish? Ugh that feeling of despair not knowing what to make! I know we have all been that situation more than once; so I want to share my fast version of one of my Italian salads, it’s s been a huge success time after time at Bbq’s, gatherings, and potlucks, it’s my Easy Creamy Italian Salad made with all our favorite Italian-Style fixings and Suddenly Salad. Continue reading

Southern Tuna and Macaroni Salad

Southern Tuna and Macaroni Salad is one of the  side dishes we southerners often pick to share at our family gatherings and picnics; made from solid white albacore tuna, al dente macaroni, hard-boiled egg whites, diced red onions, fresh parsley, sliced dill gherkins pickles, mayonnaise and a hint of freshly squeezed lemon juice it makes a perfect simple side dish.

As a small child, I loved my mom’s Tuna and Macaroni Salad to a point of no return and then back again. Yes, that’s a lot of loving isn’t it? Over the years, I have changed her recipe slightly and it has become more delicious than ever to me.

southern macaroni-saladNow, what did I change from Mom’s recipe? Not a lot, however, Mom uses freshly canned sweet pickle relish, Miracle Whip, yellow onions, and eggs or lemon juice is not added to her recipe. Over the years as my taste buds evolved, I guess some changes came about to her salad. Continue reading

Cajun Crab Spread

Cajun Crab Spread combines decadent crab meat, cream cheese, mayonnaise, Colby-Jack cheese, celery, red bell peppers, spring onions, Crystal hot sauce, Slap Ya Mama Cajun spices, and a pinch of thyme together for that perfect Cajun-inspired appetizer to serve at your next Tailgate party or get-together .

Cajun Crab SpreadTo always have an awesome Cajun or Cajun-inspired experience, you first must understand the importance of using the proper spices. Let’s talk a bit about Cajun spices used in Les Cadiens or les Acadiens Cuisine; cayenne pepper, paprika, onion powder, black and white pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, ground cloves, dried basil and thyme are commonly used in Cajun recipes.
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French Onion Dip with Caramelized Onions

French Onion Dip was one of those salty, snacky comfort foods most of us grew up eating with those crunchy salty chips and a cold Coke a Cola or Pepsi to chase it down. Old School French onion dip was rumored to most likely be created in Los Angeles in 1954 by an unknown salt-loving cook or chef from my understanding.

The recipe for French Onion Dip aka Lipton California Dip was said to have spread quickly among salt lovers alike and was printed in a local newspaper.The Lipton  company also promoted this mixture on the television show Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts in 1955. Soon after the name simply became “California Dip” and even got promoted in a ton of local grocery stores and markets across the nation.

French Onion Dip with Caramelized Onions

 

The recipe was then placed on every Lipton instant onion soup package in 1958 and featured in several magazines. The name, “French onion dip” began to be used in the 1960’s, and became more popular than “California dip” in the 1990s. My guess would be the French thing is what made it more popular at the time of the late 60’s, with French foods being the newest craze at the time. Continue reading

Tuna and Macaroni Salad

Tuna and Macaroni Salad is a simple, fresh tasting and a budget friendly recipe we have made over the years in my household. Solid white albacore tuna, al dente macaroni, hard boiled egg whites, diced red onions, fresh parsley, sliced dill gherkins pickles, mayonnaise and a hint of freshly squeezed lemon juice make this Summer salad a winning combination for your next cookout.

As a small child, I loved my mom’s Southern-Style Tuna and Macaroni Salad to a point of no return and then back again. Yes, that’s a lot of loving isn’t it? Over the years, I have changed her recipe slightly and it has become more delicious than ever to me.

Tuna and Macaroni SaladNow, what did I change from Mom’s recipe? Not a lot, however, Mom uses freshly canned sweet pickle relish, Miracle Whip, yellow onions, and eggs or lemon juice is not added to her recipe. Over the years as my taste buds evolved, I guess some changes came about to her salad. Continue reading