Sunday, February 28, 2010

Hot Crab Dip

I made this last night for a dinner party and it was a HUGE hit.  Gone in seconds!  I went to the local chinese restaurant and had them fry me won ton strips almost like chips and walked out with 2 big bags for $4!! Yes you heard me right, four dollars!  This was significantly cheaper than me making my own (which you could very well do, and would probably be healthier)

8 oz cream cheese softened
1 cup sour cream
4 Tbsp mayo
4 Tbsp butter, softened
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 Tbsp diced jalapenos (I think I added more than that just because I like things spicy)
1 tsp seasoned salt (you could also use Old Bay)
cracked pepper to taste
dash of hot sauce
1/2 tsp Paprika
2 (6 oz) cans white crab, drained
1 cup mozzarella cheese

Blend first 4 ingredients until smooth, add salt, paprika, pepper, and hot sauce.  Blend.  Stir in the rest of the ingredients and bake @ 325 for 30 min.  I also added a little parmesan cheese and put more mozzarella cheese on top for the last 5 minutes of baking.  Tasted very much like crab rangoon if you're a fan of it like me, yum yum yum!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


The other day I was grocery shopping and saw some beautiful eggplant.  I've never cooked with it, but I'd like to.  Do you any of you out there have amazing eggplant recipes?  Also, what should I look for when buying an eggplant?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sweet Potato Fries

This is a healthier, yet still delicious, alternative to french fries.  Start with two large sweet potatoes, and peel them.
Cut the potato into long strips, then toss in olive oil, just enough to make them shine.
Place on a baking sheet, sprinkle with Lawry's Seasoned Salt, and fresh parsley.  Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes, then pull them out and toss them around a bit, bake for another 15 minutes.  Enjoy!