I originally started this blog as a place to store tried and true recipes for my family. It didn't take long to discover how supportive and fun the blog community was and I became hooked! I rarely create my own recipes, but I still hope you'll enjoy the recipes that I find and tweak a bit.
I don't know why, but of all the foods out there, party foods and appetizers are without a doubt my favorite. They are so fun and tasty, and, hence the name party food, they bring people together! I found this recipe in a book called Favorite Brand Name Appetizers. It's supposed to be a spread for slices of baguette, but the flavor of the ranch ended up being WAY too strong, so I thinned it out with plain, fat-free yogurt. Once it became thinner like a dip, I think it really could have gone well with so many things, potato chips, tortilla chips, veggies, a spoon, you name it. It has the flavor of ranch dip, with the sweet, pleasant surprise of the roasted red peppers. I'll post this as I originally found it, but if you want it as a dip rather then a spread, thin it out with yogurt or sour cream.
Roasted Red Pepper Spread
1 cup roasted red peppers rinsed and drained (I used jarred peppers, but roasting your own would be SO good) 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened 1-1 oz packet ranch salad dressing and seasoning mix Baguette, chips, or veggies to dip
Blot dry red peppers. IN a food processor fitted with a metal blade, combine peppers, cream cheese, adn salad dressing mix; process until smooth. Spread on baguette, or use chips and veggies to dip.