Pimento Cheese

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I never ate pimento cheese until I started going to our scrapbooking retreats. It is always one of the required dishes there. I finally made my own. I love it! I could just eat it plain by the spoonful. I actually made it to use in a recipe (which I will post later) but there was plenty left over for me to snack on all week.

16 oz Cheddar Cheese, shredded
4 oz jar Diced Pimento, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Pepper

Combine all ingredients just until blended. Cover and chill leftovers for up to a week.

Servings: 24
Calories 97
Total Fat 7.9g
Total Carbohydrates 1.8g
Protein 4.8g
Nutrition Grade D

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Homemade Salsa

Taylor loves her some salsa! (which is the very reason I was terrified to even attempt to make her any) She loved it!! I feel such a huge sense of accomplishment when I get her approval. I’m pretty picky about mine too. There aren’t any in a jar that I love so I was determined to make my own. This one will work!

1 can (14 Ounce) Diced Tomatoes With Juice
2 cans (10 Ounce) Rotel Lime & Cilantro Tomatoes & Chilies
1 whole Large Tomato
1/4 whole Onion
1 clove Garlic, minced
1 whole Jalapeno, halved and seeded
1/4 teaspoon Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Cilantro
1/2 whole Lime Juice

I have a 12 cup food processor and this fits just perfectly, so you may need to adjust depending on what size you have.

Place ingredients in food processor and pulse until you get to the desired consistency, about 20 times.

Servings: 24
Calories: 10
Fat: 0g
Fiber: 1g

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Best Darn Sausage Dip

This painting thing has taken more out of me than I had planned. Don’t think I didn’t hang out around Lowe’s extra long today waiting and praying for the House Crasher guys to show! When I made my first trip, the paint guy told me I should only need 1 can of paint. Today, I will be making my third trip to buy my third can. :/ I swear the ceiling keeps getting higher and higher as I’m painting. I would have been done by now if I wouldn’t have come up with the great idea of painting the ceiling while I was at it. I blame hose darn nail pops! And now the best darn dip… 2 (8oz) Cream Cheese, softened 1 (10oz) can Rotel 1 lb Sausage, browned Brown sausage in pan. Drain and add to a bowl with cream cheese and Rotel. Servings: 16 Calories: 199 Fat: 18g Fiber: 0g Today’s Leopard Find: Cat Condo …

Kyle’s Super Famous Award Winning Guacamole

Yesterday the girls (and the dogs) and I started painting our scrapbook room. It is going to be awesome! I forgot just how much fun painting is!! :/ White maltese, tiffany blue paint and me with a ladder are just not a good combination. I didn’t fall off the ladder, so that was a plus! But I did somehow manage to knock a heavy metal hammer off of the top of a ladder and have it bounce off of my face and into my chest. Hopefully when I finish it today it will be less eventful. I’ll post pictures when it is finished. Thank goodness colors have changed since the 70′s. Remember when guacamole green was the color of most people’s kitchens?? My sister and her boyfriend had a guacamole cook-off and Kyle’s was the winner. I had been scared of guacamole ever since I was about 8. I finally decided to try it and I have to say it was way better than what I had prepared myself for. It was really good! 4 Large Avocados, ripe 1 Large Roma Tomato, chopped 1 Small Jalapeño, seeded and chopped 1 Tbs Garlic Salt 1/4 Small Onion, chopped Juice of 1 Lime 1 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce Scoop out avocados into medium sized bowl. Add remaining ingredients and stir until combined. Keep refrigerated and covered until ready to use to prevent browning. Serve with chips or use on tacos, fajitas or nachos. Servings: 16 Calories: 46 Fat: 4g Fiber: 2gAnd in honor of National Peach Ice Cream Day…..here’s a link to some yummy Homemade Peach Ice Cream. Today’s Leopard Find: Leopard Wall Stencil …

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Dip a.k.a. The World’s Most Addictive Dip

Happy 4th!!! This isn’t Red, White and Blue but the girls requested so many things..s’mores bars (of course), this dip and cupcakes from a box) I didn’t have time to create a festive Red, White and Blue recipe. There are many names for this dip…cheddar bacon ranch dip, bacon dip, “crack” dip…we call it Rusty’s dip because Johnny’s friend Rusty is the one who got us addicted to it. Megan calls it “Megan’s dip”. It truly is addictive.

16 oz Sour Cream
1 oz Packet Ranch Dip
3 oz Bacon Bits
1 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
Stir together sour cream and ranch dip mix. Add in bacon and cheese. Stir until mixed well. For best results, refrigerate 24 hours before serving. Serve with wheat thins, chips or crackers.
Servings: 10
Calories: 184
Fat: 16g
Fiber: 1g
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