Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Entertaining at the log cabin

I love to entertain family and friends at our log cabin! At the heart of entertaining is good food in my opinion. I love making dips! This past weekend when I was shopping in Chicago, I picked up a "Dip Chiller." Perfect for keeping dips cold especially when you're outside in the summer sun. The top is removable, you put/hide ice cubes underneath. Why didn't anyone tell me about this invention?! LOL!

By the way - you also didn't tell me about Bone Suckin Sauce! While I was in this shop - stuffing my face with at least 20 different food samples, I tried this dip made with this wonderful barbecue sauce. (Let's just say I returned to the "free" sample about 5 times!) Please share any of your favorite easy dips you like to make in the summer!

Here's the recipe:

No Bones Party Dip
1/3 cup Bone Suckin Sauce
8 oz Cream Cheese
6 Tbsp Chopped Onion (red is best I think!)

Mix all ingredients together. Serve with crackers, pretzels or chips.


74WIXYgrad said...

I'm sorry, but I wouldn't be able to tell anyone abouot Bone Suckin' Sauce and keep a straight face.

Denise said...

Your kitchen is beautiful! The dip sounds yummy!


Calming Scents said...

Hey I think I have a dip chiller-one for the 4th and one for everyday use.

I need to get some of that bone suckin sauce. I plan on heading to the chicago area within a month or so..so let me know which store you visited!

Heli gunner Tom said...

I like Spinach dip the best, but Dill dip is good too.
My dear wife, Sharon, is still in the CCU after open heart surgery 3 weeks ago, but doing better. I thought I would lose her at one point and her recovery has been very slow.
Praise the Lord!

Tom Schuckman
Wisconsin - Disabled Vietnam Vet

The Retired One said...

Yes, I would definitely have to change the name of that sauce in order to serve it to my friends. ha
Your kitchen is adorable...and I am sure the entire cabin is gorgeous.
I love our log home too...the wood always gives such a warm feeling. I couldn't go back to plain old drywall for anything. ha
I will look forward to your gorgeous photos from the cabin!
I told the birds to fly right there into your hand. I hope they remember!

The Retirement Chronicles

NCmountainwoman said...

There are also wonderful dip warmers to keep hot dips warm.

I'll have to try the Bone Suckin' Sauce for the name if no other reason.

April said...

Anything that's called Bone Suckin' Sauce has to be good! I LOVE your kitchen!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't tell you about it because I've never heard of it. I'll have to check it out. I have a ceramic Dip Chiller. They are great!

74WIXYgrad said...

I found a number of places that carry Bone Suckin' Sauce near my home, including Cracker Barrell restaurants. I will have to make a short detour on my way home.

reliv4life said...

well, that sounds yummy! actually our favorite dips are Guacamole - homemade of course, the trick is using cream cheese to make it yummier... and Chile con queso - velveta mixed with Rotel... we are simple people with Tex Mex roots!!

Ginger said...

Love your kitchen!! I haven't heard of that sauce either. It sounds interesting though.

American Way Farm said...

Bone Suckin' Sauce - now that's unique. Will have to try it. BTW, I just love your kitchen. Will have to visit sometime and get the whole-house-at-once experience. -Sandy

Shellmo said...

Wixy - LOL! Imagine how embarrassed I was when I realized the store forgot to pack it in my bag and I had to call them and say "you forgot my bone suckin sauce" - ha,ha! They are mailing it to me.

Denise - Thank you!

Dawnie - You can click on that hyperlink in my post to order it online. But the place i got it was at "The Little Traveler" in Geneva - n. west suburb of Chicago.

Tom - I am so glad to hear your wife is doing better! God bless you both!

Retired One - I don't miss drywall either! Though I did have a relative remark it was "too bad" that I didn't have a wall to paint. LOL!!!

NC - you read my mind! A dip warmer is next on my list!

April - it is REALLY good! I know the name is crazy - lol!

JyLync - I must be way out of the loop! Everyone already has a dip chiller!

Wixy - good to know - so next time I'm in Cracker Barrel, I can stock up! I'm going to try it on some ribs this weekend!

Michele - I love guacomole! This is the only thing my husband makes very well - ha,ha!

Ginger - it IS good! :)

American Way - thank you! It may be small but I love cooking in it and looking out the windows at all the trees and birds!

George said...

The barbecue sauce and and dip sound delicious.

Brandi said...

I must be way out of the loop too! I have never seen a dip chiller! Me thinks me has to find one!

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Oooh, sounds yummy!

Cedar ... said...

Love the kitchen arrangement. must be easy to cook with so much counter space.

Darla said...

Dips are fun.........no double dipping please! I love your kitchen.

Just a little something from Judy said...

I often thought about your kitchen and wondered what it looked like. It is just like I thought it would be with your skill in decorating. I use the Bone Sunkin' sauce and now I look forward to making the dip recipe. Never heard of a dip chiller.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yum Shelley... I love dips and that BBQ dip sounds yummy... My problem is that I eat too much of it!!!!!

Love your kitchen in the log cabin. I love black counters. Mine is almost white and I despise it (inherited it).

Also love your bird house collection. CUTE!!!!

Anonymous said...

I had never heard of 'bone sucking sauce' either. I can't wait to make the dib and take it to a party. Your kitchen is absolutely beautiful! If I lived there I don't think I could ever leave. My hubby would have to come up and see me on weekends LOL Thanks for the recipe.

Leedra said...

I love your birdhouses across the top of your cabinets.

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Karen said...

NO! NO MORE RECIPES!!! I can feel them accumulating on my stomach . . . oh UGH!

That Writer Chic... said...

Bone Suckin Sauce is easy to find in the south. At least in NC. Sure is yummy. As far as dips, I enjoy my spinach dip and also the hot broccoli and cheddar dip that I make. Now this post is making me hungry. Shame !

Anonymous said...

Shelley..I really like you kitchen..

grammy said...

love your bird houses above the cupboards. I have chickens up there (o:
here is an easy dip to serve with crackers...a brick of cream cheese..covered with a small jar of red pepper jelly. People gobble it up.

Michelle Dawn said...

I tagged you for a meme. Unforuntaly I don't make dip but I may try this one.

Constance said...

We have that sauce here in Texas. But then we have restaurants named, "Bone Daddy's" and "Pluckers" too! I can't believe there's hardly any dip recipes on here! I'll have to remedy that!

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

1 cup REAL Mayonaisse
1 cup grated Parmesan (not powdered) Cheese
2 cloves minced garlic
1-2 small jars artichokes hearts (not in oil), chopped
1 small "box" frozen spinach, (thawed and drained)

Combine in baking dish and bake at 350 for *20 minutes. Serve with crackers, triscuits or toast.

I've even added water chestnuts that I have drained and chopped up.


Constance said...

I just thought of another one!

Creamy Marshmallow Spread

8 oz brick of cream cheese, softened
7 0z. jar of marshmallow cream

With electric mixer, combine until smooth. Serve with Graham crackers, vanilla wafers, gingersnaps or apple wedges.

SandyVTW said...

pretty pretty kitchen! and I agree with 74WIXYgrad, funny name for the dip. Dip chiller....great invention! xxoo, Sandy

This Country Girl said...


That dip sounds wonderful! And I love looking at pictures of your cabin! Love all that wood...my heart skips a beat everytime! Love those black appliances too!

I'm off to check out the sauce! If it had you returning 5 times to the sample, I've got to go check it out!


JANE said...

OK saw Bone Suckin Sauce somewhere, at some point in time!! Is it hot?? I'm having a party tomorrow night and thinking of what I have I can sub for it!
And Girl I think I have 4 dip chillers in my cabinets, one is a holiday one even!!
And please, can I come steal your kitchen????

Sandy said...

I love that kitchen.