Taco Dip

If you’re having a Halloween party I have a dish for you, Taco Dip.  This is a quick recipe that tastes great.  I have family members that live out of town that request this dip when they visit.  Great for Thanksgiving and Christmas too.



You will need

Cream cheese 8 ounce package, you can use full fat, fat free, or whatever you normally use

Half head lettuce, cut in small pieces, washed and dried  ( I use a salad spinner)

Shredded Taco cheese, 8 ounce package.  You can also use cheddar cheese or any one of your favorite shredded cheese.  I prefer taco cheese

A bottle of taco sauce, in the Hispanic isle of your grocery store.  Ortega is what I use

Bag tortilla chips

Optional: green pepper, tomatoes, olives,  ½ package taco seasoning.


In a 9X9 glass pan or a glass pie plate place the 8 ounces of cream cheese.  Put in microwave for 20 seconds.  (optional, add ½ packet taco seasoning to cream cheese, mix in the pie plate or baking dish) Spread the cream cheese evenly in the baking dish.

On top of cream cheese, evenly place the lettuce, then layer the taco cheese, (optional, add tomatoes, pepper and olives now)

Drizzle taco sauce over the cheese layer.

Serve with tortilla chips


BBQ Polish Sausage

This is a great appetizer because it can be made on your stove top or in a crock pot. I also like this recipe because it can be made all year long and no need to turn a hot oven on.


BBQ Polish Sausage


3 pounds polish sausage links

1 ½ cup water

1 cup ketchup

½ cup brown sugar

1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons apple juice

1 tablespoon minced dry onion




Cut the sausage into ½ inch pieces.

Add all ingredients to a large sauce pan.

bring to a rolling boil stirring consistently about 3 minutes.

turn off heat and let sit until sauce thickens a bit, serve still hot.

If you want to keep warm place all in a crock pot on warm.


Loaded Baked Potato Bites

I was looking for an appetizer that everyone in my family would enjoy.  I decided to make Loaded Baked Potato Bites.  These tasty bites were gone in a flash.  Enjoy!

Loaded Baked Potato Bites

4 potatoes

about 1/2 cup cheddar cheese

6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

1 green onion

sour cream, about 1/2 cup

salt and pepper

oil, about 1 tablespoon


pre heat oven 425 degrees

cook bacon, set aside

Slice potatoes in about 1/4 inch slices

place sliced potatoes on a foil lined cookie sheet that has been sprayed with non sick spray, drizzle with the oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper

bake for 15 minutes, after 15 minutes remove from oven flip all potato bites over and bake an additional 10 minutes

when golden brown on both sides remove from oven, sprinkle with cheese, now add bacon and a dollop of sour cream.

garnish with green onion



Breakfast Sliders

I am new to using Hawaiian Rolls, but once I had them I couldn’t stop coming up with ways I wanted to use them.  I wanted to try a breakfast version and this was so cheesy and delicious my family loved them.

Breakfast Sliders

12 pack Hawaiian Rolls

12 cooked breakfast sausage patties,

6 slices American cheese

8 eggs, scrambled

1 tablespoon butter, melted

garlic powder



Pre-Heat oven 350 degrees.

slice Hawaiian rolls, so you slice the top of all at once, you want just one top and one bottom, to make a large sandwich

Place bottom of rolls on a greased cookie sheet.

scramble the eggs, then cover the bottom of rolls with the eggs, place cheese over eggs.

place cooked sausages on top so each roll will get one, top with the top of rolls.

brush butter over rolls and sprinkle with garlic powder. bake for 10 minutes

slice into 12 pieces and serve



End Of Year Motivation

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