Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Express Yourself: Dishes to Share

The Express Yourself Weekly Meme is brought to you by Jackie @ Bouquet of Books and Dani @ Entertaining Interests.

The question for this week is: When you attend a get-together, what are you likely to bring as a dish to share?

One thing I can never get enough of is chili cheese dip.  It turns ordinary tortilla chips into something amazing.  I usually make it by first preparing an ordinary batch of chili.  I use chili beans, ground beef, green peppers, onions, and chopped tomatoes.  I also sometimes use corn (though my husband doesn't like it that way).  As for seasoning, I use a secret weapon.  My dad discovered an amazing chili powder for sale at a local Indian restaurant.  That stuff sure packs a punch.  Once the chili is made, all you need to do is melt some Velveeta into it. Voila.  At the end, I have something so good I might accidentally overstuff myself on it before I notice any of the other dishes.

Another thing I like to make is homemade cookies.  Chocolate chip cookies are always a safe bet, but I also like to make peanut butter and oatmeal raisin cookies.

I might also bring deviled eggs.  I've experimented with some different ways of making them, and I've come up with some pretty good garlic deviled eggs, onion deviled eggs, and bacon deviled eggs.

Dang.  Now I'm hungry.

What dishes do you like to share?


  1. This might surprise you, but I can make a mean batch of chocolate chip cookies!

  2. Um. I do love a good deviled egg. My go-to dish is artichoke dip. It's so easy to make and always gets raves and requests for the recipe, which I'm almost embarrassed to give because, like I said, it's too simple.