Pottery Barn Dip

by Cate on May 7, 2010

Pottery Barn Dip

Sometimes it takes seemingly forever to tell you about a recipe.  I have a small stack of recipes next to my laptop, things I’ve made that I think are worthy of sharing here.  And, well, I have a little bit of a backlog, because I don’t talk about recipes every day here.  I like to mix it up a bit.  This explains why you are only now hearing about a recipe I made back in September.  I was actually looking through the recipe stack for something in particular and came across it.  I happened to make it for the first time when Sarah and her kids visited us over the Fall.  And now that I’ve rediscovered the little scrap of paper, I think I might make it again this weekend.  I do love a good dip.

It’s an odd mix of ingredients that just happen to work well together.  Don’t you just love when that happens?  And any recipe that suggests using Frito Scoops?  I’m there.  I have no problem admitting I’m a saltaholic.  The dip is actually a bit thicker than a traditional one, so would even be great spread on a small cracker as well.  Enjoy!

Project 365
May 6, 2010, Photo #90

Graduation Cupcakes

Tomorrow is Jamie’s last day of student teaching, and by mid-month, she’ll officially be done with school, graduating with her Masters in Education. She asked if I could make cupcakes for her to bring to her students tomorrow, and I was only too happy to oblige. I went with these Malted Milk Ball Cupcakes and instead of the crushed Whoppers on top, I went with sprinkles. It’s a little hard to make out, but they’re graduation cap sprinkles. Perfect.

Pottery Barn Dip
Recipe courtesy of Haus of Girls

2 packages cream cheese
1 can niblets corn (drained)
1 can black olives (drained and chopped)
1 red pepper (chopped)
10-20 sliced jalapenos (chopped) (I skipped)
1 large package of Ranch dressing mix

Combine everything except the cream cheese. Stir corn, black olives, red pepper, jalapenos and Ranch mix together until mixed well. After letting the cream cheese soften a bit, add the two packages of cream cheese to your mixture and combine really well.

Serve cold with crackers or chips (recommended: Scoops).

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Sarah Caron May 7, 2010 at 12:42 am

OMG. This dip is amazing. I tried to contain myself when I was eating it, being a guest and all … but I totally could have licked the bowl.


Casey May 7, 2010 at 1:35 am

This is my all time favorite…..of our guests……and we use the leftovers in tortillas for quesadillas. Delicious when it’s warm, too!


Joanne May 7, 2010 at 6:14 am

Recipe back-log and I know each other well. At least you rediscovered this! And from one salt fiend to another. This looks amazing.

Congrats to Jamie!


mandy May 7, 2010 at 9:23 am

I think this dip sounds fantastic. And let’s not overlook that cupcake either — I’m always looking for a fun new cupcake recipe to make. Congrats to Jamie!


Patsy May 7, 2010 at 9:42 am

I may just have to make this to bring to my bunco game next week! Looks and sounds too good to pass up!


Jen May 9, 2010 at 11:05 am

I am glad that you posted this dip recipe – it sounds fantastic!

Congratulations to Jamie! I love those sprinkles :)

Happy Mother’s Day!!


Cate O'Malley May 9, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Jen – Sprinkles are a bit of a dangerous obsession with me. Happy Mother’s Day to you too!

Patsy – it’s one of those things that sneak up on you. Used a little bit of the dip inside an egg white omelet this am – delish.

Joanne – the salt habit is the only reason I can bake as much as I do – no temptation!

Casey – oooh, that sounds like a fab idea!

Sarah – now you have no excuse not to make it. ;)


pamela May 10, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Hmmm…that dip sounds interesting. I’m a sucker for those Frito scoops with buffalo chicken dip. YUM!


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