Category Archives: Spreads and Dips

Wallace Station Pimiento Cheese

If you’re not familiar with Wallace Station, it’s a popular restaurant just outside Midway, Kentucky. It’s one of the “family” of restaurants in that state owned by Ouita Michel, one of the authors of the new cookbook Just a Few Miles South: Timeless Recipes from Our Favorite Places (Sara Gibbs and Genie Graf are also coauthors of the book). This hardcover cookbook features recipes that patrons of Michel’s acclaimed restaurants have come to know and love. I was excited to review this cookbook because I have a special place in my heart for timeless southern recipes! 🙂

The Wallace Station Pimiento Cheese caught my eye because I’ve been wanting to make pimiento cheese for the longest time! But there are so many other wonderful-sounding recipes that I still want to try from this book, including: Breakfast Sandwich Omelets, Inside Out Hot Brown, Smoked Roast Beef Po-Boy, Big Brown Burger (rated by Guy Fieri in 2010 as one of his top 5 burgers of all time), Super Foods Salad, Cheesecake Brownies, and Spiced Pecan Pie. You’ll find delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert to keep you well-fed all day long! 🙂 Although this book does not include any photos of the recipes, I believe you can be confident of the quality of all of the recipes, since Ouita Michel is a six-time James Beard Foundation Award nominee and was a judge on the Top Chef series! Also, for those of us who enjoy reading cookbooks, there are stories and traditions about the recipes shared throughout the book.

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Cheesy Chili Dip

This is a great dip that I first made it years ago and it gets eaten up so quickly that I never have had time to take a photo of it! So I just had to make it again to get that photo! This Cheesy Chili Dip is super-easy to make and really good. You can serve it with tortilla chips, corn chips, or crackers…or a combination of all of these. I like to add a little more cheese than the original recipe calls for—extra cheese never hurts, right? 🙂 I also like to add a little extra chopped green onion, along with some sliced black olives. Yum! I found the original recipe over at myfoodandfamily.com.

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7-Layer Dip

Whether you’re wanting to make a good game-watching snack or just something your family can munch on, this 7-Layer Dip is really easy to put together! It has all the great Tex-Mex ingredients and flavors that everyone loves…a tasty refried bean base layer topped with guacamole, sour cream, Cheddar cheese, a mix of diced tomatoes and salsa, green onions, and black olives!

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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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