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T his linky party is the perfect place to show off your creativity! Share your blog posts, for a chance to be featured next month!     WELCOME to the August 2022  " You're the Star " Blog Hop! Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog: Keep cool during these last few weeks of summer with my delicious 3-Ingredient No Churn Ice Cream ! ___________________________ WELCOME to  HOME feature week of the August 2022  " You're the STAR " blog hop! Meet your HOME week Hosts   This week is HOME feature week Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs: Bev from Eclectic Red Barn Cindy from Mom, the Lunch Lady Niki from Life as a LEO Wife This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU! There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month.   The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:

Tex Mex Layered Dip

 This layer dip is a popular appetizer, everywhere you go. Layers of guacamole, salsa, sour cream, cheese and favourite toppings, create a colourful appetizer perfect for Super Bowl Sunday, or any party/occasion.

We are big snackers in my house. Especially when it comes to watching sports. I was never really into sports until I started dating my SO almost 4 yrs ago. Now you can find me on the couch rooting for my favourite teams, for hockey and football. To make watching sports more enjoyable, I make sure to have yummy snacks on hand. Some weekends it's a Charcuterie Board, other weekends it's spinach dip in pumpernickle. But Super Bowl is a time to feast!! Since we will not be able to get together with my SO's family this year to watch the game, I am in charge of our menu. 

My kids really love this dip, so I'm sure it will make an appearance on our table this coming Sunday. It is super simple to make, and uses ingredients I usually have on hand. Similar to 7 layer dip, mine includes layers the whole family loves. If it were up to me I'd add refried beans, black beans and olives. But to please everyone our dip only has 5 layers.

Tex Mex Layered Dip

2 ripe avocados
juice of 1 lime
pinch of sea salt
4 oz light cream cheese, softened
1/2 C light sour cream
1 Tbs taco seasoning
1 1/2 C shredded cheese (we like marble cheddar)
1- 16oz jar of medium salsa
2 green onions, chopped
1 Tbs canned green chilis
1 bag of tortilla chips

Cut the avocados in half, length wise, and gently twist to open. Carefully remove the pit and scoop the flesh into a mixing bowl. Using a fork, mash the avocado flesh with the lime juice and a pinch of sea salt. Spread mixture into the bottom of a clear glass bowl.

Using the same mixing bowl, cream together the cream cheese and sour cream, until smooth. Mix in taco seasoning, until well blended. Spread this mixture over the avocado mixture, in your clear glass bowl.

Sprinkle 3/4 C of cheese over the sour cream mixture. Spread your jar of salsa over the shredded cheese and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Sprinkle the chopped green onion over top the second layer of cheese and sprinkle with green chilis. Refrigerate until ready to serve and serve with your favourite tortilla chips.


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  1. I love tex-mex layered dips! They are so tasty, and easy to make. Perfect for any occasion, thanks for sharing!

  2. This looks perfect for Super Bowl Sunday!

  3. This dip looks so good, will definitely try!

  4. Yummy, making it for Super Bowl Sunday this week!

  5. That not only looks amazing, but sound super delicious. I love that all the ingredients are readily available and can make this in no time.

  6. This is my favorite kind of dip! I make a recipe similar to this for game days, but I’ll have to try yours too. :)

  7. I've had this dip but never made it. Your recipe looks easy (and delicious!) so I'm going to try this soon. Thanks for sharing!

  8. This is making me super hungry

  9. I love your version of this dip! I love this as a snack, especially for events!

  10. All of my favorite ingredients. I could eat avocados every single day. I'm not a sports fan, but I am a huge snack eater. I love to snack on good food! Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Yum! I’ve never thought to put in canned green chilis! I always have those in the house so I’m definitely going to have to try this recipe!


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