September 17, 2012

Jalapeño Poppin Dip {A Pinterest Success)

This dip is amazing!!
I've made it several times and everybody LOVES it!
I found the original recipe on Pinterest....

If you have never checked out Pinterest, don't.
It will take over your life!
But if you love to find amazing tips, tricks, and ideas
 for decorating, cooking, fashion, etc... 
Then Pinterest is for you!
I must have that tab open, at all times, on my web browser.
I don't know how it happens, but it calls to me and then I'll find myself pinning, while time is slipping away.
It's addicting. I know. But I love it and I really have used some of the things I've pinned.  
Hopefully, you have too!
Today I'm going to share with you a Pinterest Success!

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In the future, I would like to share some of the other successes and failures I've experienced. 
I thought some of you would want to know, if some of those amazing things you've pinned are actually as amazing as they claim.... 

Success No.1
Jalapeño Popper Dip

Now, the original recipe is really good, 
but I tweaked this one a bit.  
Here's what I did. (The entire recipe is at the end)
My garden is overflowing with jalapeños and I wanted to use them.
So, I chopped up some jalapeños.
 The first time I made it, I used 3 jalapeños.
We considered 3 to be mild.  So, the next time I made it, I chopped up 6. 
 It all depends on how much of a kick you want. :) 
 I would suggest you wear disposable gloves.
I didn't wear them the first time, and even after I washed my hands several times, I touched my nose and eyes and they started to burn... No bueno.
I would also advise you to de-seed the jalapeños.
See here in the pic...
The one has the seeds removed and the other doesn't.  Remove them! 
Unless you like your dip BLAZIN!

I also used the fat free cream cheese. 
(I gotta try and make this somewhat healthy!)

I also used the regular parmesan cheese. 
I'm pretty lazy and don't grate my own.
The light mayo worked fine too.
The recipe also calls for a 4oz. can of chopped green chilies. 
Then you bake it. It's soooo YUMMY!!

So, here is my version of the dip:

Jalapeño Poppin Dip
2 8-oz. pkg. of cream cheese, softened(Fat Free)
3-6 finely chopped fresh jalapeños (depending on how hot you want it)
1 c. mayo (Light is great)
1 c. Parmesan cheese
1 4oz. can chopped green chilies

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all the ingredients and spread into a pie plate or small baking dish.  Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes. The dip should be bubbling and golden brown.  You can serve this with tortilla chips, crackers or even a sliced baguette. 
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Lori -thestonybrookhouse
Lori -thestonybrookhouse

I have been blogging for about 4 years and I enjoy sharing all the things that go on here at The Stonybrook House. From building to decorating, crafting and cooking, and so much more. I enjoy gardening and a healthy lifestyle. Most importantly I love The Lord Jesus my Savior and my wonderful hubby of 28 years!