My birthday...well....I like to really ignore my birthday's....have always had somewhat of a bad reaction to those...however, I guess I have reached the age where I am thankful to have lived another year and am blessed with a loving and healthy family. But....the biggest celebration will be Darling's milestone......#60! The children and grandchildren are on their way to toast the "Best Dad" ever! We will be minus two unfortunately...Greg and Jenn are traveling for work back in Texas and they will be missed! Our hearts are happy to welcome our sweeties to Maine...we shall eat, drink and be merry! These two recipes are first on the list to greet our visitors arriving at The Maine House!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 1 quart baking dish with nonstick spray.
In a large bowl, mix together the cream cheese, pepper Jack, mayonnaise, lime juice, and hot sauce until smooth. Fold in the crabmeat, tomatoes, green onions, basil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Smooth the mixture into baking dish. Bake until golden and bubbly, about 30 minutes.
Split, pit, peel, and dice the avocados and sprinkle them over the crab dip after it has cooled slightly. Serve warm with crackers or crusty bread.