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Queso Blanco – White Cheese Dip

Ok, I’ve had this blog post written and setting around in my draft folder for a couple of years now. I thought I would finally share it just in time for your Super Bowl food menu preparation.

During a recent bridal luncheon, everyone brought the bride two recipes to help start her own cookbook. I loved the idea and decided to randomly share recipes with everyone on here.

At my house we love cheese dip, and I’m not talking about Rotel and Velveeta. We have a special family recipe for yellow cheese dip. Maybe I’ll share it in a future post. Meanwhile, today’s post is about a new recipe my wife found. Queso Blanco Dip, aka white cheese dip! There is nothing like some good white cheese dip. I thought I would take a moment share it with all of you. Feel free to print this out, added it to you cookbook, and share this with friends and family.

white cheese dip recipe


1 tbsp. canola or vegetable oil
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
12 oz white American cheese, shredded
4 oz Monterey jack cheese, shredded
1/4 – 2/3 cup milk
1 tomato, seeded and finely diced
2 tbsp.  cilantro, minced

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and jalapeno to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add both of the shredded cheeses and 1/4 cup of milk. Whisk or stir until completely melted. Mix in the tomato and cilantro, and add additional milk gradually as necessary to achieve desired consistency. Transfer to a warmed serving bowl and serve immediately.

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Karns Freshman basketball

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As a Knoxville photographer I am surrounded by many great athletes and sports. Earlier this week I went out to the 2013-2014 Knox County Schools Freshman Tournament Championship Game between Karns and West at Gibbs High School. The game was exciting and everything you would want out of a championship. Even though most of the game was close, Karns went down by 16 around the first of the fourth quarter. Then they came back to take the lead in the final minutes and win the game. It was a hard fought game and congratulations to Karns for bringing home the trophy.

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Ozone Invitational 2014

For the readers that have followed my photography blog for a some time now, know that my posting can be sporadic. One thing that I have been consistent about blogging is a gymnastics meet that I photograph every year here in Knoxville. Why do I publish it like clockwork every year? I don’t know. Maybe the fact that it happens in January and my New Years resolutions are still fresh. Nonetheless, I thought I would post a couple of quick photos from this year’s event. I am sharing these two photos because it brings out what I love about sports. The competition! Whether it is the action or reaction of the competitor, that raw emotion that can not be staged.

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Merry Christmas!

Were you naughty or nice this year?

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Santa knows.

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As a professional photographer, I spend many hours working on other peoples pictures. That means sometimes my own family gets placed on the back burner. A few years ago, my wife let me know that our Christmas cards were becoming sub par and that I needed to step it up. Since then the challenge has been on to create something different than everyone else. This year’s theme came from a classic  holiday movie, not to mention one of our favorites, A Christmas Story.

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P.S. Here is a little bonus feature that didn’t make our card.

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