Devilishly Delicious Spicy Black Bean Avocado Dip

This cheesy spicy black bean avocado dip might be one of the easiest, and most versatile recipes I’ve ever made. 

 

Cheesy Spicy Black Bean Avocado Dip  

I love food that’s a hot mess.  Food that is spreadable, dippable, and just makes you feel happy when you eat it.  Hot mess food is rarely pretty to look at, certainly doesn’t photograph well, but it’s incredibly delicious and that totally makes up for it.

This is a perfect dip for your Halloween party tonight, or for your football watching party on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday.  Not only is this a dip, it’s also a side dish (think cheesy refried beans), it’s also perfect for spreading on tortillas for your fajitas or burritos.

You’re welcome.

While I was playing around with recipes for my California Avocados post this month, I started playing around with my avocados, and I might have had a bit too much fun…… 

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loving sweet text message

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Busted by the batter

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Food and Wine Conference Badge

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 58}

Hey y’all!  Happy Monday!  I’ve been at the Food and Wine Conference in Orlando, and I’m currently hanging out in the Orlando Airport waiting on my flight back home to Texas.  I had the most amazing time at the conference.  Wonderful content, welcoming and friendly people, and delicious food!   More on the conference later!… 

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holding hands

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

I remember the first time our hands met, moments after you were born. Your tiny fingers wrapped around my finger and squeezed so hard that it took my breath away.  Every day your hands change, they grow, they become stronger, more capable, and every day I want to hold your hands in mine.  I want… 

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leafy green berry salad with honey glazed pecans

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princess' lemonade stand

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grilled strawberry shortcake with homemade amaretto brown sugar whipped cream

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Amaretto Brown Sugar Whipped Cream topped grilled strawberry shortcake bites

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fajita grilled chicken with buttermilk avocado ranch dressing

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Being throw in the pool

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Happy Monday! Did you have a wonderful weekend? Ours was filled with friends, frivolity, and water! Did you eat anything delicious this week?  I’d love to hear about it, and if you’re looking for inspiration… look no further…