Pepperoni Pizza Dip Recipe

Pepperoni Pizza Dip

(1) 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
½ c. sour cream
1 t. dried oregano
1/8 t. garlic powder
1/8 t. crushed red pepper
½ c. pizza sauce
½ c. chopped pepperoni
¼ c. green onion
¼ c. chopped green pepper
½ c. shredded mozzarella cheese

In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream, oregano, garlic powder and red pepper flakes. Spread evenly in a 9” or 10” quiche dish or pie pan. Spread pizza sauce over top. Sprinkle with pepperoni, green onion and green pepper. Bake at 350* for 10 minutes. Top with cheese. Bake 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted and mixture is heated through.

I like to serve this dip with tortilla chips, but crackers would probably work too!

I brought this dip to Lorraine and Dave’s house for the Sunday Steeler game. Share it with all your friends and family!!!!

Sweet Spiced Walnuts Recipe

I got this recipe from Epicurean.com – I make them every Christmas for the teachers and Sunday school teachers . My daughter’s school has a “no bought gifts” policy which I really enjoy – if you do the Secret Pal (not Secret Santa!) or give teachers holiday gifts, they should be hand-made. So here’s the recipe I use, and they are very tasty! Enjoy!

Sweet Spiced Walnuts

1 egg white
1 teaspoon water
5 cups walnut halves or pieces
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

Beat together egg white and water in a large bowl with a fork. Add walnuts; toss to coat. In a small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and allspice Sprinkle sugar mixture over walnuts and toss to coat. Spread nuts in a greased 15x10x1 inch baking pan. Bake, uncovered, in a 325 oven for 20 minutes. Transfer to waxed paper to cool. Break into clumps. Makes 7 cups.