Hello my darling bunnies!
Today is the very first day of 2012. I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday season filled with love , friends, family, and good food! 2011 has been a crazy whirlwind adventure for me, and I’m happy to share that things are still full steam ahead. Now is not the time to get into details, but I offer you my sincere apologies for leaving this space vacant for so many months.
We rung in the new year surrounded by close friends , at home. Our place has become the go-to location for intimate cocktail parties, and my new challenge as of last month, is to make a different dip for every gathering,last night being no exception! I’ve promised to share my recipe for my smokey jalapeno popper and corn fiesta dip, so here we go!
Lenora’s Smokey Jalapeno Popper and Corn Fiesta Dip
What you need:
-1 package cream cheese (I use light)
-1 1/2 cups thick sour cream
-1/2 cup mayonnaise ( I prefer Helmans)
-5 to 6 garlic cloves, minced
-1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
-1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
-1/2 cup finely chopped fresh or pickled jalapenos
-1 cup corn (any kind will do, I used frozen peaches and cream, thawed)
-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
-Chopped veggies of your choice to garnish ( I used red peppers, cherry tomatoes, pickled jalapenos and green onions)
What to do:
-Add sour cream, cream cheese, 1 cup of shredded cheddar, garlic, paprika, chipotle powder, chopped jalapeno and mayonnaise to food processor and blend until combined and smooth. Add mixture to large bowl
-Stir in corn
-Add cheese and corn mixture the bottom of a serving dish ( I just use a good ol fashioned pyrex dish, since I classy like that)
-top with layer of shredded cheese, and garnish with veggies.
-Refrigerate at least one hour before serving
-Serve with tortilla chips, crackers, or your choice of crusty bread.
Short and sweet for today , my darlings! Today I am determined to wade through my back log of posts for my various other blogs, post some new items in my vintage clothing shop, do some sewing for my upcoming trip to Cuba, and get in some cuddle time with Nick and the feather babies.
Before I run, I’d like to thank my wonderfully generous and loving parents for my Christmas present this year- a brand spankin’ new Canon Rebel T3i DSLR camera. This camera is pure magic, and I’m so glad to be able to take such high-quality photos for my blogs and shop.
Stay tuned, bunnies, I promise to poke my head in more often! May 2012 bring you everything your little hearts desire!
Happy New Year!