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Cinco de Mayo

Queso Dip

What to choose…what to choose?! It was a tough call with the first Cino de Mayo themed post this morning, but I figured you cannot go wrong with cheese! This queso dip was so easy and so good. My husband and I literally stood over the skillet testing it because it was that addicting. The spices kick up the flavor and heat. I was really happy with the outcome of this dip. It’s reminiscent of that velveeta and salsa melty cheese dip but taste a lot better and doesn’t include a ton of chemicals. All of that is to say this dip is much better. If you love cheese you are going to love this dip. You can make this entirely on the stove top if you want, but I highly recommend adding some queso fresco on top, popping it under the broiler and let the magic happen. This cheese gets all toasty and really enhances the dip eating experience. I mean how could you make cheese better? Add more cheese of course!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in medium skillet. Add flour and whisk together cooking for about a minute until the flour mixture is golden brown. Slowly add in the milk, whisk together to eliminate any clumps that form.
  2. Add in the american cheese and whisk together to melt. Add in a little milk to thin if needed. Add in the tomatoes and spices to taste. With the spice, I added a few sprinkles, and then tested. I found about a 1/4 of each or so was good. Add salt and pepper to taste. Let boil a bit to thicken. Crumble some queso on top and pop it in the oven under the broiler until the cheese gets toasty.

Notes

Sunday Coffee Talk

 

I’ll call this image…breakfast with Hulk. He insists on transforming into the Hulk most days. This generally includes walking around the house sans shirt with the Hulk fists sighing because some villain took a toy. This morning he requested the full on costume, so I obliged. He then insisted on chocolate chip pancakes and I would be the worst to decline this request, so I agreed. He loves to help in the kitchen and it makes me so happy that I can include him on some meal prep. We’re also working on a fun project, an expansion of this blog, if you will, so look out for a special announcement coming out soon. Hopefully this week. Speaking of this week, if you have not heard, Cinco de Mayo is this week and this blog is going to be in full on food celebration mode. I’m planning to post every day with a fun, delicious recipe to help you celebrate as well. When churros and hot chocolate are involved, you know it’s going to be good. I’m also going to share some healthier enchiladas and Mexican rice and of course, queso dip. Because cheese.

I mentioned yesterday, this past week was bleh an that’s putting it mildly. A colleague and friend had shared a wonderful author with me who also happens to have a blog, The Hands Free Mama. My first time on her blog and I saw this post, which was so fitting and the best reminder to enjoy life. It’s very easy to forget that! So to help you enjoy your weekend, I am not only sharing a link to that post, but I’m going to share the recipe we use for an easy pancake that you can easily change up to fit you food cravings. Happy Sunday!

Seriously Easy Pancakes: In a medium bowl, combine 1 1/2 c all-purpose flour, 3 tbsp, sugar, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. baking soda. Whisk together and set aside.

Melt 4 tbsp unsalted butter and let cool. In a measuring cup measure out 1 c. and 2 tbsp. milk (I use whole), 1 egg and whisk together. Stream in the melted butter and whisk together. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Whisk together to combine. The mixture will still be a little lumpy, don’t over mix!

Add in anything you like. We used chocolate chips today, I’ll add vanilla, cinnamon, bananas, blueberries.

Heat your griddle to about 300/350 and cook until bubbles form, flip and let cook until cooked through. Enjoy!