Our next guest is the super talented Liz from Heres to Hand Andy. Here site is full of DIY projects and cool crafts. She always has a Pinterest link party every Saturday. Make sure you check her out.. and link up your pinterest projects!
Happy New Year Everyone! I’m super excited to be guest posting at The Grant Life! Today I’m going to share two super delicious party dip recipes that I made for our New Year’s party.
Individual Seven Layer Mexican Dip
The first dip is from The Girl Who Ate Everything. It’s your pretty standard seven layer Mexican dip, but she served them in individual cups for a party – brilliant! Perfect for serving at a party, plus, no serving dishes to clean after everyone is done.
Here’s what you need:
1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning (I used a southwest seasoning packet instead)
1 cup guacamole
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1 cup chunky salsa or pico de gallo
1 cup shredded cheese
1/2 bunch of green onions, sliced
1 (2.25 ounce) can of sliced olives, drained
9 ounce plastic tumblers
The measurements are approximate, and I definitely didn’t follow them closely. Add the seasoning to either the refried beans or the sour cream and then layer the ingredients. Finish them off by sticking a chip in the top! Yum!
Barbeque Chicken Dip
I adapted this dip from a recipe I found on CDKitchen. I was looking for a dip that would be quick and easy to make, that I already had the ingredients for. I had most of the ingredients that the original recipe called for and then I tweaked it some for my own tastes. This dip got served in individual cups as well.
Here’s what I used for this one:
1 (10 ounce) can chopped chicken
1/2 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
4 slices cooked bacon, chopped1/4 cup mayonnaise
plus 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 or 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce (I suggest Sweet Baby Ray’s, Hickory & Brown Sugar)
1 clementine, juiced
black pepper to taste
Top with green onions The original recipe called for way fewer onions and some lemon juice, but I love onions so I went a little crazy. I also didn’t have any lemon juice, but I did have clementines, so I just added that for the citrus taste. This dip is so good!
Handy Andy wanted to eat all of it before we even got to the party. *Special piece of advice — I used my mini chopper to finely chop all of the ingredients that needed it. I love my mini chopper! I got it on Black Friday for $3 and it was the best purchase I made. It’s way better than pulling out my big processor and it cleans up so easy! (I was not paid to say any of this by the way, I just love it!)
That’s it! I hope you found this helpful and that you try these individual servings for your next party! If you have some time, I would love for you to stop by and see me over at my blog.