Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Muffins with Jalapeno Butter

You know you need a new jalapeno recipe today…
Jalapeno Corn Muffins These are soooo cute. And soooo fun. Oh, and soooo good. 
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These are my Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Muffins that I added even more jalapeno goodness to – Jalapeno Butter. 

Jalapeno Corn Muffins Yes, I know I need a manicure.

The cheese I used is Cabot’s Sharp White Cheddar, but you could go with whatever you like. Sharp cheddar has been my very favorite since I was little.

Speaking of little – my sister and niece are here for a visit this week! This kid can eat (you know I love it), and she especially loves ceviche, of all things. This is Liza putting away a whole bowl of guacamole with some ceviche thrown in there.
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She’s just so stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it.

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Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Muffins with Jalapeno Butter

Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Muffins with Jalapeno Butter

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 jalapenos, diced
  • 1/2 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded (I use Cabot's Sharp Cheddar
  • 1 stick salted butter, at room temperature

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Combine all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, and make a well in the center.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together buttermilk, oil and egg and pour into flour mixture, stirring until moist.
  • Add half of the diced jalapenos and cheddar, combine.
  • Spoon into muffin cups sprayed with nonstick spray, and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • White muffins are baking, mix softened butter with remaining diced jalapenos.
  • Serve butter with muffins.
http://www.dixiechikcooks.com/jalapeno-cheddar-corn-muffins-jalapeno-butter/

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White Cheese Dip

Everybody loves cheese dip. 

Errybody.
IMGP9219 I know there are a lot of cheese dip recipes. But, this one is different; this is my version, kids.

I don’t know why, but I swear the buttermilk makes it. I tried it again today with regular milk, and it wasn’t the same. Still good, but not the same. If you don’t have buttermilk, splash a little bit of vinegar in some milk and let it sit for about 10 minutes – it will be the same thing. 

You know I have to top mine off with jalapenos – of course. IMGP47 There’s just something about cheese dip.

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My latest obsession has been Cabot’s Farmhouse Reserve White Cheddar, and it works so well in this dip. Oh, and make sure to whisk the shit out of the roux in the beginning so you don’t have that powdery ass flour taste.

And put some jalapenos on it.

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White Cheese Dip

White Cheese Dip

Ingredients

  • 1/4 stick salted butter
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, at room temp
  • 1 1/2 cups Cabot White Cheddar, shredded (This cheese is crack-like addictive, BTW)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  • Melt butter over medium heat and add jalapenos; saute for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add flour and buttermilk; whisk until thickened.
  • Add cheeses, cumin and cayenne and stir until melted.
  • Salt to taste.
http://www.dixiechikcooks.com/white-cheese-dip/

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Bloomin’ Onion Dip

Yep. 
IMG23 I made you another dip. (Are you surprised?)

And please, for the love of God and all that is Holy, ignore my wrinkled up dehydrated finger and unmanicured nails. I’ll address all that shit when I get the time.

I shave my legs daily – so that should make up for it.
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I have no idea what possessed me to do this other than the fact that I feel the need to make a dip out of every single thing. Yes, this is the epitome of that outrageously fattening ass popular appetizer. I DID deep fry the onion rings, but you don’t have to. As a matter of fact, I deep fried the shit out of them. I had to do it twice because they had to be crispy.

You could bake them, if you want to reduce the level of fat assedness – I’m sure it would be just as good. I incorporated the crack-like dip that goes along with the onion, of course.

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Yeah…I could pretty much make myself sick off of this stuff.
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I don’t need to explain what this tastes like; I’m sure you can imagine. When I put it in the oven, I left the onions off of the dip at first, let it get warm and then added them at the end so they didn’t burn. Now, if you want crispy dark ass onion pieces feel free to add them at the at the beginning. 

Oh, and did y’all have a good Easter??

We did! Can you tell – ♥ mess
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Bloomin’ Onion Dip

Bloomin’ Onion Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 cup canola oil, for frying
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp horseradish
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 8 oz block cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Pita chips, tortilla chips or fresh veggies for serving.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Slice onion into rings; let cool for a few minutes, then roughly chop into pieces with a sharp knife.
  • Combine the flour, salt, paprika, pepper and cumin in a large mixing bowl.
  • Dredge onion rings in flour mixture and fry at 375 until brown; drain on paper towels.
  • Mix mayo through sour cream in the bowl of a stand mixer until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour into a glass baking dish and bake for 20 minutes; remove from oven, add fried onions and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, until bubbly.
  • Serve with chips or veggies.
http://www.dixiechikcooks.com/bloomin-onion-dip/
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The Sinful Sub

Yes, this is a sinful sub sandwich. 
IMGP0601 But it’s sinful in a good way. You know…bad meaning good.
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Let me just go ahead and break this down for you:

Turkey
Ham – This was some leftover Gourmet Kurabota Ham from Snake River Farms.
Bacon
Banana Peppers
Caramelized Onions
Cabot Garlic and Herb Cheddar
Mayo
Italian Dressing
Fresh Parsley

The vehicle for this hot mess is homemade French bread, which I added rosemary to. Homemade isn’t necessary, though, you could totally use storebought sub rolls, sandwich bread, etc. I happened to have a loaf leftover and it was a good fit. 
IMGP0624 Let me tell you…the combination of mayo with Italian dressing on the bread is, yes, sinful. But amazing

If you can’t find the Cabot Garlic and Herb Cheddar use your favorite melty cheese.
IMGP0652 It’s crusty on the outside, but oozing with straight up lusciousness on the inside. 

The Sinful Sub

The Sinful Sub

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Make the bread - Brush the loaves with egg and sprinkle with rosemary before you bake it.
  • Slice one loaf into individual portions for a sandwich, and wrap the other one to use later.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Assemble the sandwich by slathering mayo on the bottom halves of bread and drizzle with Italian dressing.
  • Stack cheese, turkey, ham, bacon, banana peppers, onions, add the top slice of bread, drizzle with more Italian dressing, wrap in foil and bake for 25-30 minutes, until cheese is completely melted.
http://www.dixiechikcooks.com/sinful-sub/
 
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Top Ten Tuesday

Happy Tuesday! This week I found these goodies on the web…

This Burger – It’s in German, and of course you can Google translate it, I still don’t know WTF she wanted this to be called, but whatever it is – it looks hella good. Brioche, medium rare fillet, cheddar, bacon, romaine. 

Grilled Cheese with Bacon Jam – Yes, please.

Ham, Swiss and Egg Brioche – That’s the shit.

Nutter Butter Referees – This girl is talented. I mean, come on. She literally MADE COOKIES LOOK LIKE F’ING REFEREES. Not to mention that Nutter Butters are probably the best cookies every invented. In the history of the world.

Italian Taco Made of Cheese – Crazy.

Blueberry Margarita – Luscious. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere. Probably here.

Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs – Just in time for Easter.

Homemade White Castle Burgers – Who wouldn’t love these?

Jack Daniels Bacon Mac N Cheese – Oh, my.

Grilled Lemon Chicken Flatbreads – That’s some good lookin’ comfort food.

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