Let me just say (again), that I LOVE the holiday season! The gatherings of loved ones, the music, the movies, and of course the food. We'll be hosting Thanksgiving, Christmas morning, and likely other gatherings of friends and family throughout the season and I can't wait. I'm aslo really excited to be taking part in the Holiday Blog Hop organized by my friends at Savvy Sassy Moms! Keep an eye out for 5 weeks of fun recipes, crafts, gift ideas and more! (find them all on social media with the hashtag #savvysassyholiday)
The holiday season is amazing but no denying it's a busy time (especially this year with a new little guy joining our family). I'm always looking for yummy new recipes to serve so I'm thrilled that we're kicking off this fun Holiday Blog Hop with Appetizers & Side Dishes. I'm so excited to be hosting Week 1 along with some awesome fellow busy moms and bloggers; be sure to stop by and check out their recipes and their blogs! (links below)
My warm crab dip is a tradition for family gatherings and expected at all holidays. Good news is that it's really easy (as long as you have access to fresh crab). If you're a seafood lover give it a try; it's a crowd-pleaser for sure!
1 8 oz. container of handpicked crab meat
1 package of cream cheese (softened)
4 tablespoons of butter (softened)
1/4 cup of mayonnaise
1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese (1/4 cup for the dip, the rest to sprinkle on top)
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
a good splash of lemon juice
a few good shakes of salt to taste
1/4 cup of bread crumbs (to sprinkle on top)
Mix the butter, cream cheese, and mayo thoroughly and then add the crab meat. Next mix add in 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and salt. Transfer the mixture to an over sauce serving dish. I usually use a pie plate or similar. Mix the remaining cheese and breadcrumbs and sprinkle on top. Heat the over to 325 degrees. Cover the dip with aluminum foil and cook covered for 15 minutes, and uncovered for another 10 or until lightly browned and bubbly throughout. Serve warm with a sliced baguette or crackers of your choice. Enjoy!
Share your recipe!
I hope you'll join in on the fun and share you're favorite appetizer & side dish recipe! I plan to try out as many as I can and will definitely feature my favorites! To take part simply follow the directions below.
Thanks for sharing your recipes; I can't wait to give them a try! Happy Holidays to all of you! Thanks as always for stopping by!
I'm Rebecca, a Maine mom of three energetic young boys and wife of a lobsterman, living in my favorite place, the coast of Maine. You'll find me here talking about my parenting journey, mom style, recipes, running and exercise, travel, stories from our life in Maine and so much more! Most days I'm just figuring it out as I go - Thanks so much for stopping by!