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Seven Layer Dip

I'm borrowing this recipe from my wife. She made a Seven Layer Dip for a Super Bowl Party we went to over the weekend, and I had to share the recipe!



The Recipe:

2 Cans jalapeno refried beans1 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon onion powder1 teaspoon cumin8 ounces sour cream8 ounces cream cheese1 cup salsa1 cup pico de gallo3 to 4 medium avocados1/2 onion - diced1/4 cup lime juice2 cups Mexican Blend cheese1 small can sliced black olives2 to 3 green onionssalt and pepper
Mash the avocados in a bowl. Combine with salt and pepper, lime juice, and the diced onion to make a guacamole. This is the bottom layer of the dip. Combine the 2 cans of refried beans and mix in the cumin, garlic power, onion powder, and some salt and pepper. Spread over the top of the guacamole. Combine the sour cream and cream cheese. Spread this over the refried beans. Combine the salsa and pico de gallo and spread over the sour cream. Top the salsa with the 2 cups of a Mexican blend cheese. Top the cheese with…

Cleaning and Caring for Wooden Cutting Boards

We've all been there. A perfectly good wooden cutting board warps or separates and ends up in the garbage. We've used a wooden cutting board, and it's dirty, and it needs to be cleaned without damaging it. About ten years ago I built a butcher block from Baltic Birch plywood, and did a lot a of research. Here is what I learned while researching the project, and what I've learned since then.


I'm going to warn you. I'm a little overprotective of wood cutting boards and maybe go overboard when it comes to taking care of them. The tips here are what I do and I'm sure there are other ways of taking care of them.


The cutting board doesn't belong in the water. It is okay to give a wooden cutting board a rinse, but don't submerge. The wood will absorb the water and will warp before it dries and will never be the same.If you do have to use soap and water to scrub anything off of the wooden surface, rinse it and towel dry immediately. Don't let it sit on …