Appetizers, Cooking & Entertaining Ideas, Recipe of the Week

Easy Entertaining… Spicy Mexican Spinach Dip

Everyone needs a couple of quick and easy dip recipes in their culinary arsenal.  This Spicy Mexican Spinach dip is super quick – just 20 minutes in the oven; if you are in a big hurry, microwave it for 3-5 minutes for a warm, creamy and crowd pleasing dip.


Spicy Mexican Spinach and Cheese Dip

Compliments of Stonewall Kitchen


  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cup Stonewall Kitchen Spicy Tomato Salsa*
  • 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained (or 1 pound fresh, cooked, drained and chopped)



Combine all ingredients in a greased oven proof serving bowl, mix thoroughly.

Heat in a microwave 3-5 minutes (or in a 350 degree F oven for 20-30 minutes), stirring occasionally, until hot and cheese is melted. Serve warm with tortilla chips.

Find Stonewall Kitchen Spicy Tomato Salsa at à la Maison, 25 Syracuse Street, Baldwinsville, New York.



Decorating, Living Beautifully, Our Favorite Things...

Our Favorite Things… Rustic Wood Slat Tray

Love these large wood slat trays – the warmth the reclaimed wood and texture of the wooden slats amps up the style factor of this service tray.  Whether adorning a large dining able (put this piece under your centerpiece or fill it with candles for an eye-catching centerpiece); or hang it on wall with a great wall accent.


Hang it horizontally over your mantel or vertically on the wall. A great look alone or fill it with branches, stems or decor that you can change out through the seasons.