Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Caramelized Onion Dip

What a great summer!  I loved having all three of our girls home!  We just took all three to Baylor this past weekend.  Annie is a senior, Jenna is junior and Meg is a freshman.  I love that they are all at Baylor and I love that they are together.  I was telling friends today that I have a serious case of FOMO - "Fear of Missing Out".  I love they are together.  Annie cooked everyone dinner Sunday night before they walked to find their classes.  As a mom, I LOVE that!  I am just so excited for them and I know God has amazing plans for all three!

Meg in her dorm room at Baylor 

I enjoyed cooking different fun, new recipes this summer.  I didn't think we had as many family "sit-down" meals as I had hoped but it was all good.  I will try to keep posting on occasion.  I need to eat healthier so I will try to find some new, yummy, healthy recipes to share.

We were going to a friend's pool to swim the week before the girls left.  I didn't have much time and needed a quick appetizer.  I had all of these ingredients on hand.  And wow, we loved it.  This Caramelized Onion Dip from was the bomb.

Caramelized Onion Dip (adapted from

2 Tbsp butter
2 medium onions, thinly sliced
kosher salt and black pepper
1  8 oz. bar cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup sour cream
2 Tbsp chopped fresh chives
Potato and vegetable chips for dipping

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat.  Add the onions and 1/2 tsp kosher salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until deep golden brow, 30 - 35 minutes.  Remove from heat and let cool.  In a medium bowl, mix together the onions, cream cheese, sour cream chives, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper.  Serve with chips.

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Corn, Tomato and Onion Summer Salad

I was in Texas with my Baylor friends this past weekend.  We had an amazing time hanging out at the lake and just enjoying everyone and their families.

We never have a shortage of food with this crowd.  My friend Lya is a great cook.  She always has a new favorite recipe!  She made this fresh, yummy summer salad and we all loved it.  She doubled it for our crowd of 22 and we had leftovers for our second night of good eating!

I don't love bleu cheese so I would probably make it with feta cheese or Cotija cheese.  She was sweet and made one bowl with bleu cheese and one without.  Everyone loved both!  The bleu cheese fans went on an on!

Corn, Tomato and Onion Salad


6 ears of roasted corn (approx 4 1/2 cups corn- I used two 16 oz Traders Joes frozen roasted corn)
1 sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
8 oz crumbled bleu cheese, added just before serving ( or feta or Cotija cheese)


1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
2 tsp honey
1 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Mix the dressing together, and set aside.  Toss with salad items and add cheese just before serving.

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