This "Hissy Fit Dip" with the crazy moniker is a HUGE party hit - sausage, cream cheese, sour cream, two cheeses, chives and seasonings make this one absolutely irresistible! From one brown eyed baker to another :)
Cooking with Chopin, Living with Elmo: Bacon-Spinach Pinwheels. My lazy version: onion-chive cream cheese, parmesan, spinach, and bacon strips (didn't bother to crumble). Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes.
For the Mad Men-inspired party menu, I was trying to figure out a more flavorful and beautiful take on the retro classic shrimp cocktail. I love shrimp paired with sausage, so I didn't even have to think about it that long.
Mushroom Puffs from Southern Living's Top-Rated Holiday Appetizers: Flaky puff pastry envelopes a rich mix of cream cheese, mushrooms, onions, and Parmesan cheese. You can even assemble and freeze these ahead of time.
Homemade 5 Minute Dill Dip 1 cup full fat sour cream (use greek yogurt?) cup chopped fresh dill (fresh dill really makes the difference here) juice of a lemon 1 green onion finely chopped 1 garlic clove minced salt and pepper to taste