Wednesday, April 24

Sriracha Crab Rangoon Dip with Sesame Wonton Crisps ~Coffee Talk with Foodie with Family~


It's so much fun working from a base of recipes that is not my own. Last week for Coffee Talk I tried one of Rachel's recipes, this week I have had a blast browsing Foodie with Family's blog. I found it almost impossible to choose one. There were just SO many recipes I wanted to try. Rebecca's family food style is similar to my own. She is cooking for a large family so many of her recipes are budget friendly... which is exactly what this Mama needs these days since our food bill is higher than any other expense (even housing!).


I absolutely adore fried crab rangoons. They are my favorite part of Chinese Takeout. If you all remember I have my own basic rangoon recipe, this is something I set my husband to work on when I have the craving... let me tell you filling, sealing and then frying all those little rangoons is a time intensive task. When I saw this dip on Rebecca's blog I couldn't believe I had never thought of it before. I can tackle my craving and have my rangoons in half the time!


She also uses Sriracha in hers.... I am obsessed with the stuff it gets drizzled on every meal I eat. Sandwiches, meats, bagels, toast, eggs... It has become a recent addiction! The sriracha gives these rangoons just a little bite s it's not too spicy for those who are sensitive to spicy foods. If you wanted to leave it out all together. Sure you could do that too!


You all will love Rebecca's blog, be sure to read the following interview and then go make this dip! Her recipe is on her blog, Foodie with Family's Sriracha Crab Rangoon Dip. 



 
Rebecca, I am such a big fan of your blog. I had a blast browsing around your recipe index... next on my list is your Amish Cookies.... and perhaps I'll try some cheese making this weekend! I have just a few questions for you so my readers and I can get to you know you a tad more!


What inspired you to start blogging?  
My stepmom and my dad suggested it as a way to expand on the monthly newspaper column I wrote for the Traverse City Record-Eagle.
Where do you find your inspiration for your recipes?  
That's probably a harder question to answer than it should be. I think everything is a potential inspiration for a recipe. You know that meme that suggests a woman's brain works like a browser that has 2,857 tabs open simultaneously all of the time? Yeah. That's me. Conversations with friends and family, television, books, magazines, meals at restaurants. They all contribute.
You are a busy mom like myself, do you have any tips on how to get dinner on the table for your family during the week?  
I try to keep some building blocks for fast meals int he freezer. Having pulled pork in the freezer is like having money in the bank. I can go fifty million directions with one meal-sized container of pulled pork that was dead easy and inexpensive to put together. Another great base for fast meals is canned tuna. One of our favourite go-to's for last minute is a bowl of sweet brown rice topped with tuna, a fried egg, Asian pickled carrots, cucumber slices or cubes, cilantro, tiny cubes of cream cheese and a fried egg. We top the whole shebang with wasabi, soy sauce and pickled ginger. We're talking about 10 minutes of hands on time for a meal that beats the pants off of most other options.
We all have a weakness for some rather unhealthy....."trashy" junk foods. What is the one food you are embarrassed to admit you love?
I am an open book when it comes to food. If I love it, I'm gonna shout it no matter how 'awful' it is. For example? I'm an unrepentant Fritos addict, a lover of Andy Capp's Hot Fries, and a lifelong lover of McDonald's Fish Sandwiches (even though I only have about two a year... :-) )
        ~We are destined to be friends... because I too am a lover of Andy Capp's Hot Fries! Best      $1.99 spent!
Our food blogging community is filled with so much talent and inspiration. Name a few blogs you would recommend we all check out. 
This list could get long! If I had to pick just a handful, I'd have to say:
Jenna Weber from EatLiveRun, because I love her style, grace and the variety and road-tested quality of the dishes she posts.
Amy from She Wears Many Hats because Amy's humour, photography, food and spunk are all off the charts fabulous and endearing.
Robyn from Add A Pinch because of her gorgeous photography, crave-worthy food and Southern charm.
Sandy from Reluctant Entertainer because she is slowly but surely making me less afraid to entertain. I had dinner at her home and felt so welcome. She makes it entertaining achievable!
Wendy from Wenderly because some day I want to develop the eye for decorating and beauty that Wendy has. Seriously. Her decor and food is always simply lovely, like her!
Bridget from Bake At 350 because she makes the most gorgeous, craveable cookies I've ever seen and she always makes me laugh. I wish she was my neighbor!
Amy from Very Culinary because Amy has that perfect blend of being able to make fabulous food that everyone wants to eat that is still make-able by everyone. Besides that, she's one of my oldest blogging friends (and by that I don't mean SHE is old...) and she and her husband make the most hilarious food parody videos ever. EVER.
Rebecca, thank you SO much for taking the time to talk with us today. Be sure to check out Rebecca's blog Foodie With Family, you can also find Rebecca on Twitter and Facebook. Next week I hope you all join us to check out Amy, from Very Culinary! 

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18 comments:

  1. Such a great guest post and delish recipe from Rebecca! I want to dive right into this gorgeous dip!

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    1. Thanks Georgia, Rebecca won me over with this recipe for sure!

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  2. WHAT IS SRIRACHA? iS IT sPICY? i LOVE CRAB RAGONS!-sUE

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  3. I could eat a whole plate of these! Sriracha makes everything better :)

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    1. Sriracha does make everything better!

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  4. What a great interview, I love reading about other bloggers! And I'm DYING over this dip.

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    1. Thanks, I'm having a lot of fun getting to know more bloggers through this series as well.

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  5. I love this. Crab rangoons are my weakness when it comes to Asian foods and takeout! I love this interview, too. I just recently "met" Rebecca!

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    1. Mine too... I've been known to eat the entire box on my own.

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  6. Carrie, you are the best. Thank you so much for featuring me, I feel so honoured! If you love Andy Capp's Hot Fries, we're going to be fast friends. :-)

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    1. Andy Capp's has a way of bringing people together haha ;)

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    1. Thanks! It really was, what a great idea Rebecca had.

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  8. GAH! I'm soooo behind on my social media. It's amazing how well my body has adapted to only 5 hours of sleep, though! This was fun. And Rebecca...my sweet & wonderful Rebecca. We do go way back. I lover her! And I love the recipe you chose, Carrie. Finger food, dips, and popcorn rule my house :D

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  9. I love Rebecca's blog :) this dip looks amazing, I love sriracha!!

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