Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Update and Cranberry Jalapeno Dip

Well I am back!!! It has been almost 3 weeks since I wrote up a post. I've missed my blog! So much has happened these past few weeks. Don't worry, I've had my share of fun too! Overall, it was a great month. It was so nice to have a few days off last week to spend time with my family and friends. I ended the week in Stowe Vermont to celebrate my friend Sarah's birthday. It was beautiful up there!
 We even ended up going to the Ben and Jerry's factory which was so much fun!
While we were there, we got to sample Jimmy Fallon's icecream: Late Night Snack. It is a vanilla based icecream with a caramel swirl and get this...chocolate covered potato chips...WHAT?! I know that sounds crazy but it totally works. Its just like chocolate covered pretzels...the salty and sweet combo is amazing.
On Thanksgiving I tried this new dip. It is delicious and it is PERFECT for the holidays. The cream cheese balances perfectly with the sweet and tangy cranberries. Don't be afraid of the spice! Even though it has jalopenos in it, it is not spicy at all. As a heat lover I may even try to add another jalopeno in it to give it a kick.

I loved this dip so much that I'm planning on making it again for Christmas. You'll want to make this for your next holiday party. Everyone will LOVE it.


  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 4-5 green onions, chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • fresh lemon juice from one lemon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
  • crackers or tortilla chips for serving

  • Pulse the cranberries in a food processor until coarsely chopped.
  • Add the green onions, cilantro, jalapeno, sugar, cumin, lemon juice and salt to the cranberries. Pulse until combined.
  • Transfer the cranberry mixture to a bowl and refrigerate for a few hours so flavors can blend together.
  • Serve the cranberry mixture on top of cream cheese with your favorite crackers.
(Note: You'll probably have more cranberry mixture left over. I made extra because its so good I can eat it on its own..almost like a cranberry salsa..yum)
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