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No joke here! As of today this silly little dip has made its way to over 168,300 people on Pinterest alone. I’m sure Hawaiian people would be more than happy to knock a coconut over my head for calling this seriously mainland style dip Hawaiian.

One can dream of vacation destinations in one’s own way. Like you, North Dakota people, if you want to make a recipe covered in ahi tuna and kale then call it Californian, you go for it. You’d also kinda nail it, but that doesn’t matter. 

We all dream of warm vacation destinations in our own way. 

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Short post for the day, just wanted to start talking movies again. The host of depressing, oppressive and lonely movies of the Oscars are almost here, as are the Oscar food posts!

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Ooh, one more thing. 

My 2016 goal is to create a dip that will blow Hawaiian Dip out of the Pinterest water. Are we connected over on Pinterest? 

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NOW, back to 2012, minus Gangnam Style

This week will bring lots of movie related posts as the Academy Awards are almost here (Sunday)! Have you seen The Descendants? Yeah, neither has Mr. Movie Fuel, so there won’t be much movie discussion other than what I am about to add. This movie is not meant for Girl’s Night Out. I think the word has gotten out that this movie isn’t just about George Clooney on a beach. It’s a heavy drama with doses of comedy sprinkled in.

If The Descendants is bound to win an Oscar, as many people predict, we might as well have some celebratory food on hand! Movie Fuel will be here on Thursday for our pre-Oscar predictions and some more party food. It’s too bad he isn’t here this morning, we have a super addictive and delicious dip on the table. I hope my kids gobble most of it, because I can’t be trusted around this Hawaiian inspired dip!

This dip could NOT be easier to make!

Hawaiian Dip
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Ingredients
  1. 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  2. 2 1/2 cups sweetened coconut (I prefer flaked over shredded)
  3. 20 oz. can pineapple (chunks or crushed)
  4. nuts or cherries to top dip with
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients together in food processor to crush up pineapple and coconut pieces. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving. I think it tastes great with Trader Joe’s Pita Crackers, but I am sure there are plenty of dipping options you can find!
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Jy and I are hoping to get out to see the Oscar nominated short films this Saturday. Cross your fingers we can get out to go, it is always such a fun tradition that has gotten harder to keep up with after having kids. Are you watching the awards this Sunday night? Are you going to be happy when I quit talking about the Oscars and movie themed food? Hope not!

See you tomorrow, Happy Tuesday friends!

Artichoke Bread

I think we have officially (at least here in California), made it out of the dullest time of year and have entered back into party season. Party season lasts 3/4 of the year and goes a little something like this. (Hit it!)

  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Outdoor birthday parties
  • Mother’s Day
  • Memorial Day Weekend
  • Father’s Day
  • Graduation Parties
  • 4th of July
  • Summer parties, BBQ’s, vacations and more parties
  • Labor Day parties
  • Back to school events
  • Fall carnivals
  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • Hannukah
  • New Years
  • Boring months with a bit of chocolate and Irish beer thrown in the mix.

Is that how your calendar works too?

Now that we are rolling into being social again, we are going to need to talk food to share. Hopefully, you are occasionally invited to something. You seem like a nice person, why wouldn’t someone want to invite you over?

And chances are if you give a mouse a cookie, you’ll need to bring something to the potluck.

You get the drift.

If you are like me, you don’t have a “go-to” dish you bring to potlucks. You aren’t known for anything special. Except your exquisite beauty!

Well, search Pinterest no more! Here are your new go-to dishes, friends!

Buffalo Chicken Dip (Forever thankful to Katherine for this one)

Sweetly Spiced Nuts

Hawaiian Dip

Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Cookies

AND, a new favorite around here…Artichoke Bread! But baker be warned, this is not a DAMY friendly, low-calorie dish. This is the appetizer you bring to your skinny friend, that one you are sabotaging into getting chunky. Just teasing, I would never do that to any of my friends. Remember though, most of your friends aren’t on diets and kids are down for melty cheese anyday.

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Artichoke Bread
 
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This makes 2 full loaves. That's 4 lengths of artichoke bread. Not intended for dieters.
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 12-15
Ingredients
  • 2 loaves french bread
  • 2 T. diced garlic (I prefer jarred)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 14 oz. cans artichoke hearts - quartered
  • 8 oz shredded mozzerella
  • 8 oz shredded parmesan
  • 1½ - 2 cups sour cream
Instructions
  1. Slice each loaf of french bread length-wise and place on 2 large baking pans
  2. Heat broiler to low
  3. In a deep skillet or medium pot, melt butter over medium low and mix in garlic
  4. Mix in artichokes and cheese and stir until cheese is nearly melted
  5. Mix in sour cream
  6. Spread mixture over 4 lengths of french bread and place in oven
  7. Let broil for 5 minutes or until cheese is bubbling
  8. Let cool for 2 minutes and carefully slice
 

 

 

OSCARS 2012: THE DESCENDANTS HAWAIIAN DIP

I’m in the middle of linking all my old posts with my new. (Sounds like a real party, eh?) I’m just posting this old recipe (with an old note underneath) to make sure it will still be found!

 

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This dip could NOT be easier to make!

Hawaiian Dip Recipe
 
Author:
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Dip
Serves: 8-12
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 2½ cups sweetened coconut (I prefer flaked over shredded)
  • 20 oz. can pineapple (chunks or crushed)
  • nuts or cherries to top dip with
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients together in food processor to crush up pineapple and coconut pieces. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving. I think it tastes great with Trader Joe’s Pita Crackers, but I am sure there are plenty of dipping options you can find!
Quick and easy recipe for today, be sure to save this recipe for summer (which seems so far away right now)!

Jy and I are hoping to get out to see the Oscar nominated short films this Saturday. Cross your fingers we can get out to go, it is always such a fun tradition that has gotten harder to keep up with after having kids. Are you watching the awards this Sunday night? Are you going to be happy when I quit talking about the Oscars and movie themed food? Hope not!

See you tomorrow, Happy Tuesday friends!

Oscars 2012: The Descendants Hawaiian Dip

This week will bring lots of movie related posts as the Academy Awards are almost here (Sunday)! Have you seen The Descendants? Yeah, neither has Mr. Movie Fuel, so there won’t be much movie discussion other than what I am about to add. This movie is not meant for Girl’s Night Out. I think the word has gotten out that this movie isn’t just about George Clooney on a beach. It’s a heavy drama with doses of comedy sprinkled in.

If The Descendants is bound to win an Oscar, as many people predict, we might as well have some celebratory food on hand! Movie Fuel will be here on Thursday for our pre-Oscar predictions and some more party food. It’s too bad he isn’t here this morning, we have a super addictive and delicious dip on the table. I hope my kids gobble most of it, because I can’t be trusted around this Hawaiian inspired dip!

This dip could NOT be easier to make!

  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 2 1/2 cups sweetened coconut (I prefer flaked over shredded)
  • 20 oz. can pineapple (chunks or crushed)
  • nuts or cherries to top dip with

Blend all ingredients together in food processor to crush up pineapple and coconut pieces. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving. I think it tastes great with Trader Joe’s Pita Crackers, but I am sure there are plenty of dipping options you can find!

Quick and easy recipe for today, be sure to save this recipe for summer (which seems so far away right now)!

Jy and I are hoping to get out to see the Oscar nominated short films this Saturday. Cross your fingers we can get out to go, it is always such a fun tradition that has gotten harder to keep up with after having kids. Are you watching the awards this Sunday night? Are you going to be happy when I quit talking about the Oscars and movie themed food? Hope not!

See you tomorrow, Happy Tuesday friends!