Dill Pickle Dip Recipe

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Dill Pickle Dip Recipe

Tina Verrelli – epicuricloud.com


  • 1 (8-ounce) package Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced dill
  • 1 cup finely chopped dill pickles (I like to use the refrigerated type pickles)
  • 1-2 tablespoons pickle juice (from jar)


You can mix with a hand mixer w/turbo beaters or a stand mixer w/flex edge beater.

I have made with both my KitchenAid Hand Mixer and my KitchenAid Stand Mixer.

First mix the cream cheese until it is very smooth.  Add the sour cream, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder and dill.  Add in the pickles and as much pickle juice as you would like and mix until just combined.

Make Broccoli Tots in your Food Processor - Recipe

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Make Broccoli Tots in your Food Processor: 

(I have made these with the KitchenAid 9, 11 and 13 cup Food Processors)

Tina Verrelli – epicuricloud.com

(adapted from gimmedelicious.com)


Non-stick cooking spray or oil

2½ -3 cups fresh broccoli florets

2 pieces sweet onion (1” x 1”)

2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley leaves

1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs

1/3 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

1 large egg, beaten in measuring cup


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment.


Blanch the broccoli florets in boiling water for 1 minute (should turn bright green), then remove and place in ice water to stop the cooking process and set the green color.  Drain well


Start food processor (large bowl w/multi-purpose, metal blade) on low.  Add onion and parsley through the feed tube while food processor is running.  Stop and add broccoli.  Pulse first to break up.  Run on high, stop scrape bowl and run some more if needed.


Add breadcrumbs, cheese, salt and pepper - Pulse until combined.  Run the FP on low and drizzle in beaten egg. 


Scoop about a 2-tablespoon portion of mixture.  Gently give a squeeze with your hand, roll and pat into a “tater-tot” shape.  Place on prepared baking sheet.


Spray them or drizzle with a little non-stick cooking spray or oil.


Bake until golden brown and crispy about 18-22 minutes., turning them half-way through cooking.

Printable Recipe: Broccoli Tots

Carrot and Cheddar Chewies (Homemade Dog Treats)

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Carrot and Cheddar Chewies Recipe:

(Homemade Dog Treats)

Tina Verrelli - epicuricloud.com

Makes approx. 60 Chewies


2 cups whole wheat flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ cup Plain Unsweetened Greek Yogurt

½ cup finely shredded carrot

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup (Old Fashioned) oatmeal

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/3 cup chicken broth


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with non-stick spray.

In medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder.

In mixer bowl add yogurt, carrot, cheddar and oatmeal and half of flour mixture.

Mix on low speed and gradually add the remaining flour mixture.

Drizzle in the egg and broth.

Mix on medium speed until well combined.

Scoop 1 teaspoon portions, roll to form a ball and place onto prepared baking sheet.

Use a fork to flatten slightly (they will puff a little during baking.)

(Also, they do not spread much during baking, so you can place them close together on pan.)

Bake for about 12 minutes or until lightly browned on the outside but still soft on the inside.

Remove and allow to cool.

Keep in airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze