October 11, 2014


Hey Y'all! It's college football  frenzy weekend! 
Time for tailgating and absorbing as much football rivalry as you can handle! 

The Texas Aggies are hosting the Ole Miss Rebels 
(darling and I refuse to call them black bears) 
in College Station! 
Hotty Totty!!!!
Gig Em' Aggies! 

Here in Dallas, it's Red River Showdown weekend!
Texas vs. Oklahoma!
I know our darling Jenn is dressing in burnt orange today! 

Here are some fabulous fall dips to entertain your family and 
guests while cheering your favorite school on to victory!

 Shrimp Dip
½ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon chopped jalapenos
4 ounces canned or fresh cooked crawfish or salad shrimp
1 teaspoon Tabasco or your favorite hot sauce, or more
¾ pound Mexican cheese*
Handful of Parmesan cheese
Salt, to taste

In a bowl, mix together all ingredients. Place in heatproof serving dish.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, or until cheese melts.

 Mexican Dip
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
1 package taco seasoning
2/3 cup water
½ cup salsa
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
Jalapenos, if desired

Spread cream cheese in 9-inch pie plate.
Brown and drain beef, place back in skillet. 
Add taco seasoning and water, simmer 5 minutes. 
Mix remaining ingredients except cheese and jalapenos and 
spread over cream cheese. Top with Mexican cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is melted. Top with jalapenos, if desired.

Roasted Red Pepper Dip
2 to 2¼ cups roasted red peppers, rinsed and drained
1 clove garlic
1 cup coarse cut seasoned breadcrumbs
1 cup walnuts, coarse cut
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
½ teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
¼ cup olive oil

Puree all ingredients except olive oil. 
Slowly add oil while processing, blend until smooth. 
Serve with crackers, chips or veggie slices.


  1. Well, the recipes look amazing but the first photo stopped me in my tracks. Absolutely beautiful. Enjoy your weekend and hope your team wins. :)

    1. This is the Aggie Mascot Reville, Deb! She is quite the princess and is a member of the Corp! She has the life of a pampered pooch for sure! I know how much she reminded you of your beautiful Kane! Blessings and hugs dear one!

  2. Hey There! just saw your comment over on preppy empty nester's page and knew I needed to come visit. How funny when I saw Dallas.....I'm in Shreveport!! and even tho our LSU tigers are really pi**ing us off this season...we still support. Specially when it's Aggie Time!!!! hahahahaha!!
    Off to make two of your dips for tonight!!!

    1. Hi Jmac! So glad you visited today! I so hope you enjoy the recipes! And....we are also big time LSU fans...my sister is an LSU graduate! Geaux Tigers!

  3. Ok.....reading thru your blog.....I love it! Going on my blogroll........even tho I did see somewhere that ya'll are Ole Miss peeps.......oh no!!!!!!!!! hotty toddy, gosh almighty.....
    One of my best photography mentors has moved back to the land of toddy......I'll never hear the end of it!!

    1. HA! Yes, husband and I are Ole Miss rebels, with two kiddos who were Aggies! Then son #1 goes and marries a UT girl....lawd...gotta love it all!

  4. I love all those photos. But especially, the top one. Oh it is just so precious!!!!!!

    Gooooooooo... Your teams!!!!

    Here, husband loves ND games. Since our middle son attended ND... Till he decided he wanted to be a pharmacist, and ND didn't give that.

    But even 2 years there, made an impression on the family. :-)

    "Here there be musing"

    1. Now that's on my bucket list.....to attend a ND game....how special would that be! Have a wonderfu weekend Miss Tessa!

  5. You Go GIRL... The game is one thing, but you sure can make it a party! I loved these recipes. Thanks so much I will be trying these MISSY :o)
    Love Ya. Roxy

    1. So glad you stopped by Roxy! I hope you enjoy these delicious appetizer dips for any occasion!


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