Category Archives: Appetizers

Chef Jenn’s Herbed Crawfish Flatbread

I went to a cooking class led by Chef Jenn a few weeks ago, and the Herbed Crawfish Flatbread was my favorite item from the night.  You can find the Herbed Crawfish Dip at Kroger in the frozen seafood section, and it’s excellent served as a dip as well.  It’s a fancy pizza that is simple to make and is delicious – what more can you ask for?

Want to know more about Chef Jenn and her seafood dips?  Here’s her website:

Difficulty:  Easy

Source:  Chef Jenn

1 handful of chopped, fresh spinach

1 container Chef Jenn Herbed Crawfish Dip

1 Stonefire (or your favorite) pizza crust

1 cup shredded mozzarella

2 tablespoons grated parmesan

Preparation:  Defrost crawfish dip for a few hours so that it is easy to spread.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Chef Jenn's Crawfish Flatbread ingredients

Place crust on a baking sheet.

stonefire crust

Spread defrosted dip on flatbread (I used half the container of dip for one flatbread).

flatbread with crawfish dip

Add chopped spinach.  Here I piled several spinach leaves on top of each other and then rolled them up like a cigar and cut them.  That gave me sort of curly strips of spinach, which are easier to eat and cuter than whole leaves to me.  And why not make your spinach cute?

chopped spinach

Add cheeses.


crawfish flatbread with mozzarella and parmesan

Bake 10-12 minutes on lower rack of oven until crisp and bubbly.  Mine was perfect after 10 minutes in the oven.




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Monterey Jack Salsa

Monterey Jack Salsa would be a great dip for a Super Bowl party!

Source:  Come On In!

Difficulty:  Easy (just some chopping)

1 4-ounce can of green chile peppers, chopped (you can find this in the Mexican food section of your grocery store)

3 1/2 ounces black olives, chopped

4 green onions, chopped

1/4 pound Monterey Jack cheese, grated

1 tomato, chopped (or about a cup to a cup and a half of grape tomatoes chopped in half or quartered)

1/2 cup red wine vinaigrette salad dressing (or Italian dressing if you can’t find red wine vinaigrette, the Brianna’s in the picture turned out a bit too sweet)

1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

Blend all ingredients and serve with tortilla scoops.

Monterey Jack Salsa ingredients


DSC_0179If you can find grated Monterey Jack, no need to grate your own!







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Onion Souffle

This onion dip is another one of my go-to recipes, and I’m posting it by request.  It’s quick and easy to make.  If you’re looking for a hot, creamy onion dip that’s a crowd-pleaser, your search is over.

12 ounces frozen chopped onions

24 ounces cream cheese, softened

2 cups grated fresh Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup mayonnaise

Fritos Scoops for serving

onion souffle ingredients

I used Kraft parmesan cheese here, but if you can find fresh grated, it will be even better!  Thaw onion and dry, using a paper towel.


Mix all ingredients other than Fritos and transfer to a 2 quart souffle dish.



Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes.  Serve with Fritos Scoops for dipping.

onion souffle

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