Category Archives: Appetizers/Snacks

Cowboy Cornbread

Cornbread is great with chili, and this Cowboy Cornbread is extra-good because it’s meaty, it’s cheesy, and green chilis and jalapeños give it a little kick! Actually, this cornbread seems like it could be a meal in itself, served with a salad or soup. Or you could cut it into small squares and serve it as an appetizer or snack—this would be great for game day!

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Layered Black Bean Dip

I have a big weakness for dips, so I try to just make them when I need to bring something to a party or get-together—that way, I have plenty of people to help me eat it! 🙂 This Layered Black Bean Dip is really easy to make, and I like to think that the black beans make it a little healthier! 🙂 I added a little plain Greek yogurt to the original recipe to make the base of the dip a little creamier and also topped it with some green onion slices.

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5-Layer Mexican Dip

Here’s a yummy dip recipe that’s great for summer snacking as well as game-watching all year round! I love recipes like this that are so easy to make, and because this 5-Layer Mexican Dip has refried black beans, olives, green onions, and chopped tomato in it, it’s a little healthy, right? 🙂 You could make it even healthier by using light sour cream instead of regular sour cream. Or, if you like plain Greek yogurt, you could even substitute that for the sour cream. And if you use low-fat shredded cheddar cheese, you have a lower-calorie dip that’s still really tasty!

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Creamy Fruit Dip

Fresh fruit served with a sweet, creamy dip is great for a summer brunch, snack, or even a light dessert. And this is a ridiculously easy fruit dip that’s so good! It’s made with just two simple ingredients—marshmallow creme and fruit-flavored cream cheese. The marshmallow creme makes the dip really smooth and creamy. Serve this dip with a variety of your favorite fruit!

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Dilly Pretzels and Veggie Dip

Dilly Pretzels and Veggie Dip @ NancyC

If you’re looking for a new snack to try, these Dilly Pretzels and Veggie Dip recipes are just the thing! They’re both so easy to make—the pretzels are coated with a mix of herbs, seasonings, and Ranch dressing mix (how could that not be good?!)—and the dip is a savory mix of mayo, sour cream, herbs, and dried onion flakes. The pretzels are great on their own, but if you love dips (which I do), they’re really good with this veggie dip! You can also serve the dip with fresh veggies or potato chips, so it’s pretty versatile!

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