Nancy’s Hot Dip

Nancy Says: You can use any range of heat level with the salsa, depending on your tastes.

Nancy's Hot Dip
Recipe type: Appetizer
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  • 16 oz. cream cheese, firm
  • 32 oz. salsa
  • 14 oz. black olives, sliced
  • 4 oz. green chilies, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 box Wheat Thins
  1. Depending on the shape of your serving plate, arrange cream cheese side by side or one on top of the other.
  2. Pour chilies, salsa, olives, avocado, & onions (in that order) over the cream cheese.
  3. Arrange Wheat Thins around outer edge of plate.

Photo Courtesy of Steven Lilley on Flickr

Marie Edler’s Taco Dip

Marie Says: Green onions are optional.  May be served at once, however, it should be partitioned & refrigerated if not served all at once.  We love serving it with Tostitos Scoops Tortilla Chips

Marie Edler’s Taco Dip
Recipe type: Appetizer
  • 2 pkg. taco seasoning
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 pt sour cream
  • 1 medium head iceberg lettuce
  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 1 bag Tostitos Scoops Tortilla Chips
  1. Mix 1 package of taco seasoning with the sour cream & set aside in the refrigerator. Brown the ground beef with the second package of taco seasoning, drain well & reserve.
  2. Evenly chop iceberg lettuce to a medium chop & reserve. Dice tomatoes to approximately ½" dice, drain & reserve.
  3. Slice green onions to a small slice (approximately ¼") & reserve.
  4. On a large serving platter, evenly spread ground beef mixture. Spread seasoned sour cream evenly on top of ground beef. Top evenly with the chopped lettuce, then diced tomatoes, then the green onions.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap until ready to serve.

Photo Courtesy of midnightcomm on Flickr

Michelle’s Classic Salsa

Michelle Says: Use real apple cider vinegar – the flavored stuff is not the same.  Make sure to have plenty of tortilla chips on hand, as the salsa is even better fresh than canned!  Wear rubber gloves when handling the peppers.

Michelle's Classic Salsa
Recipe type: Condiment
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  • 12 c. tomatoes
  • 6 c. onions
  • 2-10 jalapeno peppers (to taste)
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 c. green bell peppers
  • 3 tbsp non-iodized salt
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • 1 c. apple cider vinegar
  1. Chop each ingredient with a food processor, being careful not to chop too finely or chop by hand. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Test for degree of "hotness" by adding chopped jalapenos one at a time.
  3. Pack in hot, clean canning jars; seal & water bathe can for 25 minutes for pints & 30 minutes for quarts.

Photo Courtesy of Cowgirl Jules on Flickr


Nancy’s Corn Dip

Submitted from Bill Samuels, Jr.
Serves 6-8


2 c. colby jack cheese 2 c. mayonnaise
1 c. fresh Parmesan 2 oz. canned jalapenos
22 oz. Green Giant Mexicorn (2 cans) Frito’s Scoops corn chips


  1. Mix ingredients together & bake at 350° F for 40 minutes.  
  2. Serve with corn chips.


Submitted by Americo


4 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, & chopped ½ red onion, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, minced 2 limes, juiced
salt & pepper (to taste) fresh cilantro, chopped (to taste)


  1. molcajete by Eporama on FlickrCombine all ingredients in a molcajete & mix to a chunky consistency.  
  2. Season to taste with salt, pepper, & cilantro.  
  3. Serve immediately with Cumin Dusted Tortillas.