Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ole Time Favorite Bean Dip
I know… it has been SO LONG! Since I have been able to blog, and please have patience with our old system here. Remember, I got the iPhone a while ago? Well, for some reason it will not sync or load up my iPhone pics to our non-apple computer. Thankful, we have a patient friend who is helping me. Still in crisis mode here, many prayers are needed. In the meantime, you can click on this link to follow me on Instagram . This link will take you to site that you can see on your computer. You can also follow me on Instagram your iphone or android, there's an app for that.

Things are just going kaput around here…besides the old computer, our cars, the refrigerator, and just life is so crazy busy at times! However, I do not like how trivial things interrupt our lives, aka: refrigerator going on the fritz (defroster timer died). I do like it when we have a lively life, places to go, cook, or baking for others and people to see!  In addition, I just love to have people come and stay with us.We are blessed to live in such a beautiful city here in San Diego! 

Why is this world so expensive! Not good, when we need to be watching every penny to help go towards our oldest daughter’s wedding. Which we are so excited! I am sure you will be hearing more on this, if the computer behaves for me! Pray, just keep praying…

Thinking of our daughter Laura, my future son-in-law has come to love one of our family’s favorites that we have shared with him. And my smart, future son-in-law has this for dinner sometimes. What a great idea! Huh? Therefore, we two empty nesters followed his footsteps for dinner. Ya, you can do this when the kids are not around. Thanks Kevin!

When I first had this Bean Dip, it was at one of our long time family friend, Geneva’s home. Who has joined our Lord Jesus a while ago, now has her hubby Bob with her and the Lord. Thankful for both of them in our lives. 

This Bean Dip is not as any other I have had in my lifetime. I must say, it looks a little odd and when you mix it up, you think it will not be much at all. However, OH, Do not let the eyes deceive you! It is SO DELISH! It has all the meltiness of the cheeses, mixed with the flavors of Mexico melting in your mouth! I am not a big bean lover, but this somehow makes the cut with me. I bet it is the prepared Frito Lay Bean Dip that has the right blend of spices and mellowness in the beans.

That makes this Dip a wonderful trip to VACATIONLAND!
In addition, it is SIMPLICITY at its BEST! What is a better for a weekend or perfect for a stay vacation, like we just had. Remember, we are saving up for THE WEDDING of THE YEAR!

I made this many times over the years for friends and family, and it is always a HIT ! My daughters have made this, and found out that you really do not need to get the mixer out (as the recipe originally calls for). Thanks to my FAVORITE daughters! It turns out just the same by mixing by a rubber spatula! Wow! Why didn’t I think of that! Less clean up! YES! Don’t we all love this?

I love to learn new things; it is what keeps life fun, interesting, and sometimes amusing. My Grandma Ruth was a great example of learning more and doing new things. She even went on a helicopter ride throughout beautiful Kauai when she was 90! She was a hoot!  My hope and prayer, if I live to be that age, is that I will be still learning and expanding my mind and in how Great our GOD IS! This is my prayer, for not only me, but for my daughters, family,  friends and our much~needed world today.
“ And I pray that you and all God’s holy people will have the power to understand the greatness of Christ’s love~ how wide and how long and how high and how deep that love is” Ephesians 3:18

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Mix all ingredients together with beater or rubber spatula. 
For a **Gluten Free version, see below.
 Place in your favorite pie pan. Mine is my Pampered Chef deep dish pan
 Bake  at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes.

Serve with Fritos or Tortilla chips.
I just had   to take a bite...well make that two!

Geneva's Bean Dip~ Our Family's Favorite!
1-8 ounce package Cream Cheese
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco Sauce
10 ounce Fritos Bean Dip (can)
1 cup Sour Cream
1/2 cup chopped Green Onion (I elimated for hubby doesn't care for them)
1/2 package Taco Seasoning Mix (I like McCormick's)
 ** for Glutenfree version see below
Dash of Salt
1 cup of each: Cheddar Cheese & Jack Cheese, shredded

Mix all ingredients together with beater or rubber spatula.
 Bake in a pie pan at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes.
Serve with Fritos or Tortilla chips.

** The Cherished Cook's  Gluten Free Taco Seasoning **
Gluten Free, is getting to be a very common thing, these days.
I've hosted several parties that have a need for Gluten Free.
This saves a trip to the market and saves on the pocket! Which I'm in favor for!

1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Cocoa
1 teaspoon  Dried Minced Onion
1 teaspoon Paprika
2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
2 teaspoons Cumin
2 teaspoons Chili Powder
Mix all ingredients together. Voila! You have a GFree Taco Seasoning!

What is your family's favorite Dip?
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No, I'm not talking about that certain relative
 (hee hee)  I'd love to hear what's your favorite !  Here's to a enjoyable & relaxing summer!




  1. So - I have a little party this weekend I have to bring something to and I think I just found the recipe. YUM! Glad you blogged again :)

    1. Thanks for commenting Kristen! Hope you were able to try this recipe out for your Party weekend! Enjoy!Party Girl :)


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