I don't know how Sarah manages to keep it all together..she is a wife, mom of 3 (including a newborn), owner of her own blog as well as the leader of Secret Recipe Club. I get tired and confused just writing it all down LOL.
Sarah chose tailgating as the theme for this special edition, gathered members from all 4 SRC groups and made the assignments. One of the great things about these special editions are we get to meet and learn about members of our club that are assigned to other groups. I was lucky enough to be assigned Michaela of An Affair from the Heart. Michaela caught my heart right away because when she was young and asked what she wanted to be when she grew up her response was "a mom". That was what I wanted to be when I grew up too! I thought I was the only child that dreamed of nothing more than being a mom. Michaela's dream came true, she is a SAHM of four who loves to cook and entertain. The cooking and entertaining endeared her to me even more. I was lucky enough to be a SAHM for the first half of my children's lives before starting my career as a police officer. I wouldn't change my experiences for anything but I do regret having missed out of parts of my children's daily lives while at work.
So, here I was, with a great theme, a great assignment and literally hundreds of great recipes from which to choose. The only thing I was short of was time because we weren't home too much during this past month. Knowing that I was going to be going out of town again and would be gone the week of this event I chose to make a dish to serve when my kids came over for dinner to celebrate my birthday. That knocked out the Jello Shots that I thought I would make in my Michigan State molds in honor of the tailgating theme. Not that my adult kids don't drink but then they would have to drive home and I don't need those worries.
I went into Michaela's section of appetizers and snacks and immediately hit pay dirt. See it is not just football season here in Michigan but it is also corn season, so when I saw this recipe for Award Winning Crack Dip I knew that it was exactly what I was going to make.
I adapted the recipe to work with what I had in the pantry and refrigerator. I have never heard of Mexicali corn so I am not sure what else is in the can with the corn. I just used the kernels of 4 ears of fresh sweet corn. I used Miracle Whip instead of Mayo and 1 large fresh jalapeno instead of the jarred called for in the recipe. I have to confess that when I was putting this together I had some serious doubts but Michaela related that she was surprised by this recipe as well so I persevered and......THIS STUFF IS LIKE CRACK!! I am addicted and advising you to heed my warning because you too will be a Corn Dip addict after just one bite.
Thanks Michaela for a great recipe and thanks Sarah for putting together this fun event.
Corn "Crack" Dip
adapted from Michaela of An Affair from the Heart
Kernels from 4 ears of cooked sweet corn
1 c. Miracle Whip
1 c. Sour Cream
1 Bunch Scallions, white and light green parts, sliced thin
1 can Diced Green Chiles, drained
1 lg. Jalapeno Pepper, minced
8 oz. Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend
Mix it all together in a large bowl. Refrigerate, the longer the better, before serving. Serve with Tortilla Chips. Print Recipe