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Seven Layer Dip

Super bowl tomorrow!

Apparently I’m hosting a party?

And apparently I’m supposed to make seven layer dip?

Allllllrighty then.

I’m cool with it. Also prepared.  And so are you!

Turns out I’ve basically been unknowingly preparing you for an awesome seven layer dip since I started on here.

Fate? Perhaps.

You’ll need this guacamole recipe

This recipe for no-fry refried beans

Grab some green onions…conveniently frozen so you don’t have to go buy them….

Sorry, Kath!

Add some sour cream, some cheese, some tomatoes, and black olives…..maybe some spare jalapenos if you’re feeling spicy….


Seven layers of Mexi-flavored chip dippin’ Superbowl worthy deliciousness.

Easy. As. Pie.

Except….you know…more like dip…and it tastes like a fiesta.


❤ Ellen

Seven Layer Dip

Recipe from Mama Z!

Refried beans
Sour cream
Cheese (your favorite kind)
Black olives
Chopped tomatoes (or salsa)
Green onions/lettuce/or jalapenos depending on your audience

**Note: Amounts needed of each layer depend entirely on the size of your serving dish and your ratio preference.  I like the beans to be the thickest layer, guac the next thickest, then I use just enough of each of the other ingredients to completely cover the layer that came before.  Maybe you’re partial to black olives.  Go crazy.  This is your show, not mine.

1. Prepare no-fry refried beans or open your can (no judgement here)

2. Prepare guacamole or open your container (I won’t judge but really…try your own…you’ll never go back)

3. Beans from a can or beans made ahead of time need to be heated.  Add water as needed and heat in the microwave or in a sauce pan on the stove until the beans are warmed through and have more of a creamy consistency

4. Now layer each ingredient in your serving dish.  I do beans at the bottom (a pretty thick layer), then enough sour cream to cover the beans, followed by a decent layer of guacamole.  Cheese/onionjalapenolettuce (whatever your choose)/tomatoes and olives get sprinkled on top.  Because that’s how mama made it.

Now grab your corn chips and have a fiesta feast! Beer encouraged.


Filed under Appetizer, Dips, Slow Cooker, Snacks, Uncategorized

Problem Solving


I just learned a thing.

I’m going to show you because it’s such a simple solution to a problem I have that I feel pretty dumb for not thinking of it before now.

See these guys?

Love ’em.

Just you know…not ALL of them.

I use one or MAYBE two and then the rest just sit in the fridge and rot.

What a waste!!

It never fails.

I guess I could just plan ahead and put them in the rest of the week’s meals but

1. I don’t use them in many dishes

2. I am just not willing to plan meals around a green onion. Sorry.


Cut. Freeze.


So simple it’s stupid.

Maybe everyone else thought of that already but I figured I’d throw a bone to those of us trailing behind.

((P.S. I’m into freezing things lately.))

Freezers are life’s pause buttons.

So throw some onions or chili or Great Harvest bread or something in a freezer and then later…pick right up where the delicious left off!


❤ Ellen


  • Make sure your onions are dry dry dry as a bone before you freeze them!
  • Once they’re frozen they’ll be softer than they are when they’re fresh so it’s best to cook them (helloooo stir fry!)
  • A plastic water bottle would make a handy dispenser!
  • Use scissors to cut into bits! Easier than a knife =)

I saw this on the most addictive website ever created. Thank youuuuu pinterest! It took me to this blog which you should check out to read more about freezing things like green onions/fresh herbs (!!)


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