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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Chew on This | Cheesy Corn Dip

Now that summer has finally decided to solidly show up, it's time for the kids to get ready to return to school. Ugh! We've done some clothes and supply shopping to prepare, but I'm not quite ready to put on the brakes and shift gears. I need more summer time.

So now comes the cramming session - and I do this at the end of every summer. I get frenzied about what we haven't done yet, what we still need to experience. I want to do everything! Every single thing! Why haven't we done every single solitary thing? 

Trying to avoid panic mode, I'm sprinkling in a few more days of awesome adventure and also some lazy chill days so the kids can just hang. Friends, bikes rides, walkie talkies, and eating s'mores, also on the list. Summer magic is not going to end at this house any time  soon. Regardless of when school starts. 

Now I'm off to whistle the kids home, just like my dad used to do when my sister and I were young. I'm going to stand in the driveway, waiting for their bikes appear on the horizon. I'm going to watch as their legs furiously pump the pedals as fast as they can. And I'll hear them laughing, sweaty-faced, as they speed into the ditch and go 'air born' onto the driveway.

Yeah, I'd say we've done everything that matters. Check mark for summer fun accomplished.


Here's the recipe:

Sweet summer corn is so delectable right now. Here's one way to ingest more - in cheesy, delicious form. Enjoy!

Cheesy Corn Dip

8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 C plain Greek yogurt
1 t Kosher salt
1/2 t fresh ground black pepper
1 1/2 t garlic powder (I use powder because it blends into the dip really well)
1/4 C chopped green chilies
3 C corn (I used fresh corn - you could also use frozen or canned)
1 C shredded mozzarella

Preheat your oven to 350℉

In mixing bowl, cream together your softened cream cheese, yogurt, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Fold in your chilies, corn, and shredded mozzarella. Pour your mix into a baking dish and place into the oven for 25-25 minutes, or until the dip is slightly browned on the top. Serve with corn chips and devour!

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