Fiesta Corn Dip

Earlier in June my Mom and I hosted a 31 Party with some family and friends. Wanting to make the party a little different than your normal “sales party” we decided to make it a Pinterest & 31 Party — and we asked those attending to bring a dish to share they have pinned on Pinterest.

I spent a few days going over the dozens — yes dozens — of Pinterest boards trying to figure out what I was going to make. I knew that most people coming were more than likely going to bring dessert type foods, so I was trying to make sure I picked something a little more diverse so that people would have more than just sweet treats to eat. I knew I wanted to make a dip and some type of chicken dish — and the more I looked through all the dips I had posted I kept coming back to a specific corn dip. For some reason I have just been craving corn lately (it’s summer time and corn tastes so amazing right now), so I knew I wanted to do a dip with corn in.

This dip was an amazing hit at the party and I have since made it just to have around the house for Mark and I to enjoy. I went ahead and added more fresh peppers than the original recipe called for — and the fresh vegetables just add some great flavors. I hope you enjoy this as much as we all did!

Fiesta Corn Dip

Fiesta Corn Dip
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2 Cans Mexicorn (drained)
1 Can White/Yellow Sweet Corn (drained)
1 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
1 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/2 Cup Yellow, Green & Red Peppers, diced
1/2 Cup (or more) Green Onions, chopped

In a large mixing bowl add the mayonnaise and the sour cream, stirring until they well mixed.

Add in the corn and using a large spatula, lightly mix well. Add the remaining ingredients and gently stir to combine.

Serve with tortilla chips!

Source: adapted from Sammi Sunshine.

Beer & Cheese Dip

Mark and I both love to snack — and I love appetizers! I swear if I could live off of meatballs, chicken wings, dips, and other “finger foods” I would be in heaven. Everyone has their favorite snack foods/appetizers.  My boss loves meatballs, Mark loves spring rolls — and myself? Well, one of my all time favorite snack foods and appetizers are chips and dip.

There is nothing more perfect that dips, especially dips that are made with cheese! This Beer and Cheese dip is incredibly easy to make and is perfect for snacking or if you are looking for a dish to take to your next tailgate or BBQ. Enjoy!

Beer & Cheese DIp

Beer & Cheese Dip
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2 (8 ounce) Packages of Cream Cheese, softened
1/3 Cup of Beer*
1 Package Ranch Dressing Mix
2 Cups Finely Shredded Cheddar Cheese

In a medium sized mixing bowl, add the softened cream cheese. Using a hand mixer on medium speed mix together the cream cheese, the beer, and the ranch dressing mix until well mixed. Stir in the cheddar cheese by hand.

If the dip is too thick add a little beer to thin it down.

Serve with pretzels!

Source: from Tidy Mom.