7 Layer Salad Dip

This recipe was a hit at Avery’s birthday party Snack Supper last month.  Bacon flavor dominates this dip, so no doing store-bought bacon pieces, you need the real deal.  The whole peas inside the cream cheese, add a great flavor pop and crunch!

7 Layer Salad Dip

adapted from a Pampered Chef recipe


  • 6 strips Bacon, Cooked And Chopped (do The Real Deal, No Bacon Bits!)
  • 4 ounces, weight Colby Jack Cheese
  • 3 whole Plum Tomatoes, Cubed
  • 4 whole Green Onions, Sliced
  • 16 ounces, weight Cream Cheese, Softened
  • ¼ cups Mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Pressed
  • ¾ teaspoons Coarse Black Pepper
  • 1-½ cup Frozen Peas, Thawed
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Loaf Of Whole Wheat Bread
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic Powder

Preparation Instructions

Cook and chop bacon, set aside 3 Tablespoons. Cut up veggies, set aside.
Soften cream cheese, then stir in peas, cheese, green onions, mayo, garlic, salt and black pepper.
Line a medium bowl with saran wrap. Place 3 T. of bacon pieces in the bottom. Spread with 1/3 the cream cheese mixture, 1/2 the tomatoes and 1/2 the bacon. Repeat layers, ending with cream cheese. Press down and refrigerate until serving time.
Cut whole wheat french bread loaf into 1/4 inch slices, brush with olive oil and season with garlic powder. Bake at 350* for 8 minutes or until toasted.
Invert bowl, remove saran and place toasted bread around your amazing dip!  Serve as a spread.




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White Trash Dip

  My friend, Mary who runs the darling B&B out east, gave me this recipe and I just HAD to try it for Sunday night snack supper. She said she found it on Pinterest, which lead to THIS blog.  But she found it from another blog, and who knows where that person found it.  Now that everyone has been given credit, where credit is due, let me just tell you:

It was great! I loved the presentation in the pie plate too!

  Not sure how it got it’s name, but if easy ingredients for a yummy dip, makes it “White Trash”, then SO BE IT!   🙂

White Trash Dip

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White Trash Dip 2


  • 15 ounces, weight Canned Chili With Beans
  • 2 packages (8 Oz. Each) Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 pound Bacon, Cooked, Drained, And Crumbled
  • 4 whole Green Onions, Chopped
  • Tortilla Chips, For Dipping

Preheat oven to 350* while you cook and crumble your bacon. Mix together chili, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon and chopped green onions in a large bowl. Spread into a glass pie plate and bake at 350* for 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Serve with chips!

Thanks for sharing, Mary!


Dip Dilemma

  I have a Dip Dilemma and I need your help!

This is the dip I made for Super Bowl Sunday.  It is missing a KEY flavor or taste and I can’t for the life of me, figure out just what that taste should be!  So here I am asking for your help!  And, so that I could have helpers that had actually TASTED the dip, I handed out samples to some of my foodie friends. 019

First of all, they all said they LOVED it and agreed it had the potential to be amazing.

Here are their suggestions:

~Less sugar. I TOTALLy agree, I’d say 3 T. instead of 6, is a good place to start.

~3 people suggested the addition of Cilantro (or as Ty’s teacher said in her darling accent: “CEEElantrooo”) {be sure to roll your r’s in your head when you read that part}

~Another friend suggested, chopped Mangos.  Mmmm!

~A more flavorful cheese like Herb and Garlic goat cheese or Mediterranean Feta

This has the potential to be reallyreally good!  If you come up with something clever, comment away, I want to hear it!

Chunky Black Eyed Pea Dip


  • 16 oz. dry black-eyed peas, soaked and cooked according to package directions
  • 3-5 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups fresh corn (I used fresh-frozen from this summer)
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper (this was the perfect amount of heat for me, but add more if you like it hot)
  • 3 T. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 4 oz. feta or goat cheese

Mix all ingredients together until sugar dissolves, then make the following dressing:

  • 3/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 6 T. sugar (VERY sweet, I’ll do less next time!)

Pour over dip and stir very well.  Serve cold with chips.

  It’s good, its hearty, its healthy, but it is MISSING SOMETHING! Help!!!!!


    Now, this next dip got RAVE reviews! It’s my Aunt Regena’s recipe and it was a DELICIOUS!!!!  I will make it again as soon as possible! It is mild with a hint of sweet and is all kinds of good.

And look how pretty it is!


Corn and Black Bean Salsa

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  • 2 cans (14 Oz Each) Shoepeg Corn
  • 1 can (15 Oz.) Black Beans, Rinsed And Drained
  • 1 bunch Green Onions, Chopped
  • 5 ounces, weight Feta Cheese
  • ¼ cups Sugar
  • ¼ cups Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ cups Olive Oil

Rinse and Drain beans. Wash and chop green onions. Mix in large bowl with shoepeg corn and feta cheese. Combine sugar, vinegar and oil before pouring over everything. Let marinade several hours before serving with Tostitos scoops.


  Ok Dip Connoisseur’s, time for you to weigh in about Dip #1, I am listening!!!!


Super Bowl Snacks

Looking for some appetizers for your Super Bowl Party?  

Here are some links to some of our Ferguson Family Favorites to help you out:

Amazing 7 Layer Dip


Mexican Corn Dip


Hot Pizza Dip


Buffalo Chicken Hot Wing Dip

Buffalo dip

Jalapeno Popper Dip










Bacon Cheddar Dip aka Crack Dip

Crack Dip

Cucumber Cracker Spread

Cucumber Cracker Spread

How about some fun munchies?

Coyote Poo


Spiced Crackers


Or for those with a Sweet tooth…..

Gooey Fudgy Peanut Buttery Brownies


Hoho Cake


Peanut Butter Éclair Cake


I Want S’More Bars



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