Monday, January 3, 2011

Today's Recipe... do it yourself for less.

Lately I have been to a few Holiday parties, and people have been raving about this Cheese dip. 
I tried it, it was delish. The only problem is... it is from one of those Seasoning companies. 
Personally, I think is a Fabulous Idea.... sell me the seasoning I need, and make them so yummy. 
However, I make all my own seasonings, and I own most of the ingredients already.... and, wait for it...
I am cheap! 
This dip was from Epicure... and I priced it out to buy the three you need... at 8.95 a piece, for stuff I could likely pull out of my pantry... I couldn't justify it.
Sooooooooo, without further ado. I share with you, my Imitation Epicure Seasoning mixes.... I am sure the real thing is better... but mine were darn tasty.

Now there are three seasoning mixes you need to make the dip. I use my husbands old coffee grinder, you can get one of these for the price of one of the spice mixes, and make your own blends forever!
The first is a 
Bacon/Cheese/Chive Seasoning.
3 Tbs Parmesan (the powdery kind)
2 Tbs Imitation Bacon (the crunchy hard kind)
2 Tbs Dried Chives
Lightly pulse in the spice grinder/coffee grinder/food processor. Keep it a little lumpy.

Next is
Lemony Dill Seasoning.
2 Tbs Dried Dill
2 Tbs Granulated Garlic
2 tsp Onion flakes
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp lemon granules
lightly pulse in the grinder.

and finally:
Onion Mix.
2 Tbs Onion Flakes
2 Tbs Dried Chives
1 Tbs Dried Parsley
1 tsp Granulated Garlic
Lightly pulse in the grinder, keeping it kinda lumpy.

Okay, now, once you have whipped those up. store them airtight, You only need a tsp of each for the recipe.
I add a tsp of each, 1/2 cup of cheddar shredded, 1/2 cup of mozzarella shredded, 8oz brick of Cream cheese, and 1 cup of mayo to the food processor and blend well. 
I then bake at 350 for close to 40 minutes. 
I serve with homemade pita bread.
My sister came to visit and we cooked and cooked... we also update the Seasonings/Sauces Recipes download I have on the sidebar... If you haven't picked it up... take a looksie!

1 comment:

Katie Cotton said...

oooo, i just love you!