12 Feb


Okay , So that is quite a mouthful( and a mouthful you’re gonna like )   skull

This is a very good dip/salsa that seems to be served only in the Tidewater area of Virginia.

So if you are not from there or  if you didn’t spend any time in the NAVY  or MARINES around NORFOLK ,VA ,  or if you were not one of the kids that went  to Virginia beach for  spring break, you Probably have never had this.



And Where is TIDEWATER you may ask ?

An ecologist may start talking about the Chesapeake Bay estuary, or the downstream end of watersheds (including the mouths of the rivers) east of the Fall Line. A historian may consider Tidewater to be the location of early Colonial settlement around the Chesapeake Bay up to the 1730’s. (In that case, Alexandria would be not be a Tidewater community, because Alexandria was not chartered until 1749.)

If you head west from Virginia Beach, the edges of the political jurisdictions of Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Chesapeake are no more obvious than what you saw driving east. The region’s political boundaries resemble Los Angeles, with separate urbanized jurisdictions adjacent to each other and little undeveloped farmland separating the cities. The city lines blur in a sea of monotonous urban development – except for the Eastern Shore. That area is still undeveloped at the moment, though a reduced toll on the Chesapeake Bay-Bridge Tunnel may encourage more commuters to live in Northampton County.

highway map of Hampton Roads
highway map of Hampton Roads
Source: Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)

NOW YOU KNOW  !!!!!!



This is a Garlicy –  Cheesy –  Chile  dip that Me and the MRS. had to have a least once  a week .

Sometimes it was just Margaritas  and chips and dip for supper .

No other  meal entree at all .


1 lb white American Cheese  – Sliced


Funny story here: I have never seen WHITE American cheese in my life  . None of the regular stores by me have it. So where did I find it …. yep right there at La Chiquita ,  My favorite Mexican store, in the deli section.

2/3 cup 1/2 and 1/2

3 Tsp cumin

2 Tsp garlic powder

2 Tsp Chipotle  powder

1  Jalapeno – minced

1 Tbsp Mexican Oregano – crushed

salt and pepper

You can use a slow cooker on low

Just dump everything in, heat and stir until melted and thickened.



If using a double    db22      boiler

Heat 1/ and 1/2 chiles , spices .

Then gradually add cheese slices , 1 or 2 at a time Stirring until melted together.

Serve with chip  these guys, they’re the best


Eat and Enjoy !!!

I had this poured over  Chimichangs

in the best Mexican restaurant in the mountains outside Bedford ,  Pennsylvania ,

but that , …. is  another story………..





these guys


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