Thursday, December 10, 2015

Easiest Appetizer Ever: Mexican Dip Cups

So.  I needed a tailgating snack.  I didn't want to have to heat up anything but I wanted something fun.

I had toyed with 7 layer dip, though to be honest I'm super picky and don't love everything in it.  And then I saw on Pinterest single serve cups of dip.  And an idea was born.

These are portable, easy, and totally customizable.  The recipe I used made about 17 small plastic cups, and I brought along a bag of Tostitos to accompany them.  Make sure to get the wide mouthed plastic cups though, so it's easier to dip!

Mexican Dip Cups 
Makes 17 Cups

2 cans fat free refried beans
2 containers of Wholly Guacamole
1 packet of low sodium taco seasoning
one bag of 2% Mexican blend shredded cheese (I didn't use the whole bag)
1 1/2 jars pineapple salsa (or salsa of choice)
2 small containers of lowfat sour cream

In a bowl, mix the beans and the taco seasoning.  In a separate bowl, combine the two containers of guacamole.

Then just start layering!

I did a layer of beans, then guacamole, then salsa, then sour cream, and then cheese.

Tip: Have all your ingredients set up in a line - I had these done in about 20 minutes!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Easiest "Bar Cookies" You Will EVER Make!

Tis the season for cookies.

Lots and lots of cookies.

I, myself, have always been a fan of the bar cookie.  So when I found this recipe for Cake Mix Cookie Bars, I had to try it out.

I wouldn't exactly say they are cookies in the strictest sense of the word.  More like a cross between a cookie and a cake.  But absolutely delicious!

And the best thing about them is that you can really do any kind of flavor combination and add ins!

Cookie Cakes (From

1 box cake mix
1 box pudding (same flavor as cake mix, only use the powder, don't make it!)
2 eggs
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup add ins of choice

Preheat oven to 350 and spray a 13x9 pan with cooking spray.  Combine all ingredients and spread evenly in pan (batter will be thick!).  Bake for 25 - 30 minutes.

Combinations I Did

1 box devil's food cake, 1 box of sugar free / fat free chocolate pudding, 1 cup of Andes mint baking bits

1 box of devil's food cake, 1 box of sugar free / fat free chocolate pudding, 1 cup white chocolate chips

1 box of yellow cake mix, 1 box of sugar free / fat free vanilla pudding, 1 cup holiday chocolate chips