Showing posts with label Dip. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dip. Show all posts

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Summer Berry Charcuterie Board / #BerryWeek

 Today is the last day of #BerryWeek! It has been such fun with so many berry recipes to share. My list of ones I want to try has gotten longer with each day! If you missed any of them, you might want to check out the recipe I shared Monday, Summer Berry Salsa. This recipe is a great way to enjoy several berries at a time, in one recipe! If you are a fan of easy to make pastry, you will want to bake up some of my Blueberry Breakfast Pastries, which I shared on Wednesday.  The pastry cream is homemade and the pastry is store bought dough, cutting down on the time it takes to put it all together, but not the taste.

With the fun and tasty #BerryWeek coming to an end, I want to share my Summer Berry Charcuterie Board with you.  If you have ever made a charcuterie board, you know how much fun it is to put them together. It takes thought and creativity to design the perfect board, and it also takes time to collect the items you need for the board, but it is all worth it. In the end, the board looks like an art project, too pretty to eat, but that won't last long! The main objective is to have fun and create something your family and friends will enjoy!

Summer Berry Charcuterie Board 
(serves 3-4 )
(printable recipe at end of page)
Ingredients: 
Fresh Summer Berries:
Strawberries
Raspberries
Blueberries
Blackberries
Chocolate Candy Pieces
Mini Chocolate Cookies
Chocolate Cookie Brittle
Cashews
Creme de Pirouline Dark Chocolate Rolled Wafers
Sauce:
1/2 cup Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup Whipped Topping
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 

Start by placing fruit on your tray. You want it to look visibly appealing to the eye. When it is fruit you are dealing with, it seems like all the colors go together quite well. Stack your fruit up a bit, as if they are in piles. By stacking them you are creating height, making them visually appealing. You are basically creating a pretty picture that your guests can not resist!

Add different textures to your canvas. The nuts are perfect because they are such an opposite to the softness of the fruit. Your guests will love both textures. The chocolate brittle adds double chocolate flavor, which most guests love! Let's face it. It is difficult to walk past chocolate and not want to grab a bite! The chocolate brittle also adds a hard texture against the fruit.

Red and blue go so well together that I had to put them side by side. The blueberries are soft and juicy and the fresh strawberries with their green stems just create it's own little picture. I used the chocolate cookies as a border to contrast the softness of the fruit. 

These rolled wafers are a great addition to the board because they create height. They direct our gaze to move up from the plate, resulting in your guests taking in the entire picture. 

Every board needs a dip or two. Because this board is on the small side, I thought one would be enough. This dip is super easy to make with only three ready made ingredients. Soften the cream cheese, mix in the frozen dessert topping and add the vanilla! Refrigerate before serving!

This is one way to put together a charcuterie tray. It can be difficult to take the first step in designing your tray. Once you decide on a theme or a certain item you are serving, it will fall into place. I will admit, I spent a lot of time walking around a couple stores trying to buy the items for this board, but after I did, the ideas came rushing into my mind, making a clear path for my end result. This will happen to you also.  Besides, there is no wrong way to create a Summer Berry Charcuterie Board. If you are happy with it, then it is right. Have fun with it!

Check out these Summer Berry Recipes from some blogging friends:

Friday Berry Week Recipes








Smmer Berry Charcuterie Board
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Smmer Berry Charcuterie Board

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Ingredients:

  • Fresh Summer Berries:
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Chocolate Candy Pieces
  • Mini Chocolate Cookies
  • Chocolate Cookie Brittle
  • Cashews
  • Creme de Pirouline Dark Chocolate Rolled Wafers
  • Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Whipped Topping
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Instructions:

  1. Start by placing fruit on your tray. You want it to look visibly appealing to the eye. When it is fruit you are dealing with, it seems like all the colors go together quite well. Stack your fruit up a bit, as if they are in piles. By stacking them you are creating height, making them visually appealing. You are basically creating a pretty picture that your guests can not resist!
  2. Add different textures to your canvas. The nuts are perfect because they are such an opposite to the softness of the fruit. Your guests will love both textures. The chocolate brittle adds double chocolate flavor, which most guests love! Let's face it. It is difficult to walk past chocolate and not want to grab a bite! The chocolate brittle also adds a hard texture against the fruit.
  3. Red and blue go so well together that I had to put them side by side. The blueberries are soft and juicy and the fresh strawberries with their green stems just create it's own little picture. I used the chocolate cookies as a border to contrast the softness of the fruit.
  4. These rolled wafers are a great addition to the board because they create height. They direct our gaze to move up from the plate, resulting in your guests taking in the entire picture.
  5. Every board needs a dip or two. Because this board is on the small side, I thought one would be enough. This dip is super easy to make with only three ready made ingredients. Soften the cream cheese, mix in the frozen dessert topping and add the vanilla! Refrigerate before serving!
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Monday, August 5, 2019

Southern Corn Relish / #FarmersMarketWeek

Welcome to #FarmersMarketWeek! I hope you will join me this week as I join a group of blogging friends sharing recipes you can make with veggies, spices, honey, jams, herbs, meats, fruits, basically anything you can buy at a farmers market! So many ways to go, and such a fun challenge!
My first recipe this week is Southern Corn Relish! If you have never had this delightful dish, you will want to give it a try! It reminds me more of a salsa, but I get the relish similarities also. It is a fun dish to make, with so many different and all fresh ingredients, and if you don't have a particular ingredient, substitute something you have! This relish holds up well in the fridge, so making it ahead of time is a great idea.

Southern Corn Relish
( makes enough for 4-5 )
(printable recipe at end of page)

2 cups of Corn cut off the cob
1/2 cup diced Onion
3/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 cup diced Red Pepper
1/4 cup diced Green Pepper
1/4 cup chopped Tomato
1/4 cup chopped Cucumber
1/4 cup packed Brown Sugar


 Prepping all your ingredients first makes putting this recipe together quick and easy. Make sure to cook the 2 corn cobs in boiling water for 10 minutes. The average cob has 1 cup of corn on it. Use white corn, bi-color or yellow, whichever is your favorite.

To easily remove the corn from the cob, and save your fingers, cut the tip off the bottom, and insert a corn holder in the top. Hold the corn with the holder and cut the corn off. 
 

Add the cut corn, chopped onions and apple cider vinegar to a large pot. 


Add the rest of the ingredients. Stirring the pot often, boil for 15 minutes. Let cool. 

Use your relish on anything! Maybe as a dip with chips, as a side dish, or spread some over a nice, hot, right off the grill, juicy steak!



Thank you for stopping by today, and I hope you enjoy the Southern Corn relish!

For more #FarmersMarketWeek recipes, please scroll down the page! 

Thanks Ellen from Family Around The Table and Christie
 A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures for hosting our Farmer’s Market Event!
Monday’s Farmer’s Market Week Recipes





    Southern Corn Relish

    Yield: 4-5
    Author:

    ingredients:

    • 2 cups of Corn cut off the cob
    • 1/2 cup diced Onion
    • 3/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
    • 1/4 cup diced Red Pepper
    • 1/4 cup diced Green Pepper
    • 1/4 cup chopped Tomato
    • 1/4 cup chopped Cucumber
    • 1/4 cup packed Brown Sugar

    instructions:

    How to cook Southern Corn Relish

    1. Prepping all your ingredients first makes putting this recipe together quick and easy. Make sure to cook the 2 corn cobs in boiling water for 10 minutes. The average cob has 1 cup of corn on it. Use white corn, bi-color or yellow, whichever is your favorite.
    2. To easily remove the corn from the cob, and save your fingers, cut the tip off the bottom, and insert a corn holder in the top. Hold the corn with the holder and cut the corn off.
    3. Add the cut corn, chopped onions and apple cider vinegar to a large pot.
    4. Add the rest of the ingredients. Stirring the pot often, boil for 15 minutes. Let cool.
    5. Use your relish however you want. It can be used as a dip with chips, as a side dish, or spread some over a nice, hot, right off the grill, juicy steak!
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    side dish, dips, appetizer
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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Southern Style Seven Layer Dip / #CookOutWeek2017

When we lived in the southwest, a friend of mine brought a 7 Layer Dip over to the house for a party. I was in love with this yummy layered concoction and all it's southwestern flavors like avocado, refried beans and salsa! Talk about good~Yum! Every layer tasted great by itself, but incredibly great all together.
A few years ago, we moved to North Carolina, and for a while now, I having been thinking about recreating "the best dip in the world" with a Southern Style version. So here it is! I used baked beans instead of refried, BBQ instead of salsa, and cheddar instead of 4 Cheese. You are going to love it!
 Southern Style Seven Layer Dip

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Championship Party Dip

As we are getting into the first games of the NCAA College Basketball Tournament, I want to share this simple Championship Party Dip! This party dip came about after I bought a box of Everything Crackers from Trader Joes. I tore in to the bag as soon as I got home. I was curious as to the taste and if they were anything like the everything bagel. Well, they were really a little too strong for me. I figured that a dip was the perfect solution. I know I needed to start with cream cheese, because it certainly makes an everything bagel taste good! So I came up with this recipe. The ingredients may seem rather bland, but when you dip the everything crackers into it, it's totally amazing! It brings out all the great taste of the crackers, and is rather addicting!

Championship Party Dip
Championship Party Dip

Monday, April 2, 2012

Go Wildcats!~Beer Cheese Dip!

We are big Kentucky fans in this house. So, tonight's game between Kentucky and Kansas for the College Basketball National Championship is a major event. One of the items we will be having is Beer Cheese Dip!
It's easy, tasty, and fun. It's a staple of all Kentucky celebrations. It's perfect for last minute!

Go Wildcats!
 
Beer Cheese Dip!
{adapted from a U Tube video uploaded by tdjtx}
8 ounce softened Cream Cheese
1 cup shredded Colby Jack Cheese
1/4 teaspoon Hot Sauce
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 cup Flat Beer
Salt and White Pepper
Place your cream cheese and colby jack cheese 
in your mixing bowl.
Mix thoroughly.
Add hot sauce and worcestershire sauce to mix.
Mix thoroughly.
Begin adding your beer, a little at a time.
 Keep mixing until you get a creamy consistency.
You may not need the entire 1/2 cup.
Add salt and pepper.
Place in a bowl and garnish with shredded colby jack.
Serve with crackers or chips!
Have fun and Enjoy!!




Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Skyline Chili Dip!

Help! My roots are showing!!! This weeks appetizer is made up of a Cincinnati favorite, and a family and  personal favorite as well. I actually can not remember a time when I did not eat this chili. Even when I moved  2000 miles away I continued to eat it by way of dry ice packages sent in the mail, and visits from friends who dare not show up without chili in hand. This dip was not something I ate then, but I discovered it when it was served at a party I attended when I went back to Cincinnati for a visit. What a treat! It is delicious. Well, that was many years ago, and now you can find Skyline Chili in cans and in supermarkets all around the midwest, and even in parts of the south. That helps a little bit with the craving we occasionally get here in the west, because now friends just bring cans when they visit.
Skyline Chili Dip!
6 oz. Cream Cheese-softened
7.5 oz Skyline Chili
1/4 cup Diced Onions
6 oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Dice your onions.
Spread cream cheese on the bottom of your pan.
Top the cream cheese with the onions.
Top with heated chili.
Top with shredded cheddar.
Heat in oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
Serve the deliciousness!!

The recipe for this dip is printed on the cans of chili. When
I made the above, I cut the recipe in half, except for the onion.
I used the full recipe of onion. There are a lot of knock off
recipes for this chili floating around the web. I will post one in the future.
If you want to make this, and can't find  Skyline chili, any chili will do.
It won't be Skyline Chili Dip, but it will be good.
You can order some at www.SkylineChili.com

Thanks for joining me today!

Tomorrow we will be cooking a Pasta Salad that
is perfect for your football buffet!

Go Team!!!