Salsa and Guacamole

Lately I have noticed a lot of double-dipping with salsa and guacamole.  Not double-dipping with taking bite of a chip, then re-dipping it (that is gross!), but dipping a chip in the guacamole then going for a second dip in the salsa.  I tried it myself the other day, and it turns out that it really kicks the guacamole up a notch!

Salsa and Guacamole by The Sweet Spot Blog

I have solved the re-dipping phenomena by serving the salsa and guacamole in the same dish.  I mound the guacamole in the center of a small platter, then pour a medium salsa around the edges. You can find my favorite salsa and guacamole recipes here on the blog.

My  friends can enjoy the salsa alone, guacamole alone, or combine the two.  Now I am happy and they are happy!

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Berry Blast Birthday Punch Recipe by The Sweet Spot Blog

Berry Blast Birthday Punch Recipe

It’s hard to believe…but I went to yet another 40th birthday party.  It seems like each party has been better than the last!  I guess now that we are older–and richer–we are able to really go all out on the celebration.  My new sous chef, Cynthia, made an amazing birthday punch recipe that she named […]

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Pumpkin Painting Party by The Sweet Spot Blog

Pumpkin Painting Party!

I borrowed a friend’s kids this past weekend to paint a bunch of white pumpkins for me.  I needed blue, green, and brown pumpkins for a home decorating project (that I will share soon!)  It seemed too time-consuming to paint them myself, so I threw a Pumpkin Painting Party.  It was a win-win party…fun for […]

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Halloween Pumpkin Patch Festival by The Sweet Spot Blog

Pumpkin Patch Festival

This is the second October in a row that we have had a blast at the Lombardi Ranch Halloween Pumpkin Patch Festival.  The ranch is located north of Los Angeles near Santa Clarita.  The Lombardi Ranch is a family-owned, working farm with a road-side produce stand.  However during the month of October, it transforms into […]

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Grilled Veggie Quesadillas by The Sweet Spot Blog

Grilled Veggie Quesadillas

I love to grill up a bunch of food with friends on Sundays, but as a vegetarian (or bacontarian) I get tired of eating just grilled vegetables.  I need cheese!  So I have concocted a great recipe for grilled veggie quesadillas that curbs my need for cheese. Grilled Veggie Quesadillas (8) 10″ flour tortillas 1 […]

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Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes

Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

My husband had a pot luck holiday party at work and was assigned to bring a dessert.  I wanted to make something with ‘holiday spirit’ but also easy to eat at a party.  So I decided to remake Paula Deen’s Pumpkin Bars into Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes see original pumpkin bar post here.  They turned out […]

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TrickOrTreatEm -Share Your Pet Halloween Photo by The Sweet Spot

TrickOrTreatEm Dog Portraits

Every year the Brownies (Spot, Milo, and BabyCakes) do a fashion show of their new (and previous) Halloween costumes.  You can check out last year’s costume fashion show or wait until next week to see the unveiling of their new costumes.  Today we were ‘practicing’ taking dog portraits so we could test out a new, […]

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Chipotle Sauce Enchiladas by The Sweet Spot Blog

Chipotle Sauce Enchiladas

Growing up in Arizona, we had a special Sunday night family dinner each week.  My mom would make one of our favorite family meals, which all of us agreed was enchiladas.  These were not your Tex-Mex version of enchiladas…but ‘real’ enchiladas, made with authentic ingredients from Mexico. They were made in New Mexico style — […]

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Fabulous Fall Cash Giveaway

Fabulous Fall Cash Giveaway

Welcome to the $500 Fabulous Fall Cash Giveaway! We have joined forces with a fantastic group of bloggers to bring you this great giveaway.  One lucky person will win $500 cash! Enter to win $500 cash via PayPal. Complete the tasks below to earn entries into this giveaway.  Refer your friends using your unique link […]

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Fancy Cupcake Ideas by The Sweet Spot Blog

Fancy Cupcake Ideas

I have always been afraid of fondant.  Not like nightmare afraid, but scared because it looked too difficult for a novice cake decorator like myself.  Well, that has all changed now that I had a fondant lesson from my new friend Stephanie last weekend.  Here is the step by step tutorial for fancy, yet simple, […]

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