Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Your gonna love me

This post has played over in my head time and time again and I just couldn't work up the strength to share it. It's kinda one of those tricks up my sleeve that I didn't want to let out. Then, the more I thought about all of you eating Velveeta and Rotel queso this Super Bowl Sunday the more I knew I had to end the trend of sub-par cheese dip.
I know some of you are hatin' me right now for knocking Velveeta and Rotel and if you feel that way then your most likely not going to try this. But....for those of you who are longing for something more....then I'm about to deliver you out of so-so queso and into the world of "take your finger and squeegee the bowl for every last drop" queso.

Your going to need fresh produce to make pico de gallo or you can purchase fresh pico from your grocery store.

If you purchase fresh pico you will still need lots of fresh cilantro.

In the section of the scary processed cheese you will bypass the big yellow box and look for white american cheese. Our store doesn't sell it without jalapenos in it so if yours does that works just as well and the box may look different.

1 large box (2 lbs) of White American Cheese
1.5-2 cups of fresh pico
1 cup fresh cilantro (If you added lots of cilantro to your homemade pico then reduce this amount to 1/2 cup)
1 large lime (squeeze the juice and add some of the pulp)
1 chopped jalapeno
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chipotle paste
1 tsp of extra hot sauce (use whatever you have available) I personally use Freebirds death sauce.
1/2 cup of cream or half and half
1-2 cloves of minced fresh garlic

Put it all together and heat until well mixed. You can also add some mexican cheese Queso Fresco if your feeling extra fancy. This stuff is AMAZING! I promise you won't dissapoint if you show up to a party with this in tow...just beware you may be asked to make it time and time again by the man in your home.

 *Sorry I dont have a pic of the finished  product. It goes pretty quick once it's ready.

{Side story}
When I was in college I had one of the most wonderful meals at a friends great grandmothers home. This lady was in her 90's and still whipping up some of the most delicious meals. Her coconut cream pie was to die for so I asked her for the recipe and she quickly told me "no." I thought she was kidding but I'm here to tell you...she went on to enlighten me that a women in her day and time never shared a a good recipe with another women. She said a good recipe was the way women got a good man back then and you didn't just hand out your goods to anybody. 
I got my man...I guess I can share the recipe now.


  1. Girl, you've got me wanting to fix this now, and it's only 8:15am!

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  2. NO! I am snowed in and have no ingredients to make this. Cruel friend, really cruel.

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  3. I can probably get you that recipe if you'd like it if Emmie was the one who bestowed this wisdom on you :)

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  4. Shari- Matt eats it for breakfast.
    Autumn- Sorry girl,I shouldn't have done that to ya.
    Bethany- You got it right! That Emmie thought I was after her man I guess. I'd love the recipe if you ever come across it.

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  5. hahaha... love the story and final comment
    and will be excited to make some of this yummy goodness!

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  6. please make this for the super bowl party!! love the side story! haha! that's one smart lady

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  7. We've used the white American cheese but only with onions and bell peppers (like most the local Mexican restaurants). I can't wait to try your version--it sounds flavorful and delicious!

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  8. i am so making this today!!! i was racking my brain as to what i was going to make for the big party! THANK YOU!!! sounds delish!!!

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  9. Recipe sounds delicious ... but could you please fix all the "your" to "you're", including the one in the title? Easy way to remember which form to use ... if it can be replaced with the words "you are" then "you're" is the proper choice. If it shows ownership, as in ... this is YOUR recipe, then that's the proper choice. It will make reading your posts more pleasant, and I do love reading your posts!

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