Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Starter - Its Story

You may remember this recipe from one of my first blog posts, but I wanted to explain why I featured it at Bloggers Unite and have renamed it this:

Here's the story: Back in March 2009, I helped host a Bachelorette party for one of my college roommates. Since we all now live in different cities, we decided to gather in Orlando, Florida to stay at my roommate Nikki's house overnight and go out after eating appetizers and dinner. I was asked to bring my salsa, which I used to make as a treat for them in college, and decided that they needed to try this new recipe as well.  Long story short, the dip was polished off long before the end of the night, and EVERYONE wanted the recipe.

Now, I love my roomies, but knowing them, I would be asked a million times for the recipe via e-mail or text, and this would probably continue for years.... so, after being a fan of many blogs online, I decided to start my own on which I could post recipes and ideas that my friends wanted to replicate. That way, they could simply look up the website any time, and I didn't have to search for the recipe or try to rely on every detail from memory. And so in the end, this recipe was what started it all.

Thanks to my girls and their addiction... just look what you have inspired!!!

And thanks to Amy again for the original recipe. I think we've sent it around the world a few times by now!

Here is the recipe again:

2 Cans Black Beans, drained
2 Cans White Shoepeg Corn, drained
8oz. Feta Cheese (I use reduced fat feta to save a few calories!)
Bunch of Green Onions, chopped
1 cup Peanut Oil
1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1 cup Sugar
Garlic Salt and Pepper, to taste

Combine all ingredients, chill, and serve with white or blue corn chips. This recipe makes a good amount for a large gathering, so I like to half the recipe for a small dinner party appetizer.Enjoy!


  1. So wonderful meeting you! Loved the dip, the yummy water, and the ah-mazing rita punch! YUM! :)

    Can't wait for the next event!



  2. Such a cute reason to start a blog. I love it!