I don’t know about you guys, but I grew up eating pace picante sauce.
I actually didn’t try any other jarred salsas until I was nearly 20 years old. in the benson household, we always picked up the pace. and the lynn wilson bean & cheese burritos.. but that is a story for another day.
I was recently sent some pace picante sauce through the foodbuzz tastemaker’s program. instead of eating it straight up with chips (which is totally delicious and acceptable), I wanted to utilize the salsa in a new, fun way.
I love dips. I am not quite sure what my obsession is with dipping things, but whenever I am asked to bring an appetizer.. it is usually a dip. they are just more fun.
I needed to make an appetizer for saturday night because we had dinner guests but my mushroom stroganoff was taking quite awhile to prepare. I decided to use the pace picante sauce to make a dip!
this dip has only three ingredients but it tastes like something you would order as an appetizer at a restaurant.
white bean picante dip
- 1 cup pace picante sauce
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1 can (15 oz) white beans
- vehicles for dipping (tortilla chips, veggies, etc)
this recipe couldn’t be more simple.
puree your beans in a food processor or blender. if you don’t have either of these appliances, you could mash the beans with a fork. you’d end up with a rougher texture, but that’s OK!
once they are melded together, add the beans and heat through.
garnish with jalepeno (optional) and serve with your dipping vehicles of choice!
see? super simple, super tasty. it is a dip that is sure to be a hit. you can serve this dip hot or cold, but I prefer it hot.
my last post was so long that I didn’t have time to talk about maggie. maggie is way too cute not to mention.
here’s the story. my friend danny moved to chicago. he had a rottweiler lab mix, gabby, that needed to be looked after for a short period of time. kristen’s mom agreed to watch her. well, long story short, danny ended up in a situation where he could not take gabby.. so he broke the news that she would have to go to the pound. the pound?! um, no. kristen’s mom wasn’t down for that. she agreed to keep gabby as her very own, but she did decide to change her name to maggie. (she has a friend and her daughter’s name is gabby.) anyway, kristen’s mom is out of town and so kristen is looking after maggie. and maggie came to dinner saturday night.
at first penny really hated maggie. she was growling and barking at her, even though penny was about 1/4 her size. they were duking it out pretty hardcore.
oh, by the way, maggie is only 6 months old. I wonder how big she will get?!
randy was just trying to hump maggie the whole time. that dirty old man.
check out those ears. he is a goon.
anyway, just wanted to share the photos of our new friend. we love maggie and are happy that she gets to come play with the kids!
(yes, the dogs really roughed up the new rug. and yes, it’s already incredibly furry.)
1. what brand of salsa did you grow up with?
2. do you have a pet? tell me about him/her/them.
3. what is your go-to appetizer when asked to bring something to a party?
xo. janetha g.