Southwestern Chicken & Cheddar- Pepper Jack Queso Dip

What better to offer on this National Chip & Dip Day than this ooey gooey, Southwestern cheddar-pepper jack queso dip? The lusciousness is made heartier with the addition of chopped cooked chicken. The chopped chipotle peppers, jalapeños, and chili powder add some heat and intense flavors. Prepare a day ahead, cover and chill in an airtight container;…

I Want One! #9 of 2014’s Top Rated Kitchen Gadgets “Benriner Japanese Mandoline Slicer”

This is another personal favorite that makes perfectly even, thick to paper-thin veggie slices in seconds but please use the guard! Enough said. I use my mandoline to slice veggie noodles in place of wheat, slices (shown) instead of chunks for shish kabob, to make paper thin garlic for pasta, soup and stews, sweet and…