Baked Ricotta Dip-Lucille’s Bloody Mary Mix Review

Ricotta Dip with Lucille's Bloody Mary Mix
I received samples of Lucille’s Bloody Mary Mix to review. Opinions and recipes are my own. I received no further compensation.
When a representative from Lucille’s Bloody Mary Mix contacted me, I admit I was intrigued. I honestly never heard of a dry spice mix that was specially formulated for Bloody Mary cocktails.
I’ve seen liquid mixes and have sampled a few Bloody Marys over the years.
But that wasn’t what interested me. People were using these spice mixes in food recipes!
On Lucille’s website you’ll find these spice combos used as meat rubs, in dressings, sauces and even bbq.
I had a different approach. I thought Lucille’s mixes would be perfect to spice up a hot cheese dip. My choice was Baked Ricotta Dip.
Ricotta Dip bowl
Choose any of the 3 varieties available at the website depending on how spicy your tastes may be.
Ricotta Dip with Lucille's Bloody Mary Mix

I chose San Francisco Mild but I’m sure the New Orleans Nippy or Cajun Hot would work as well.

Baked Ricotta Dip-Lucille's Bloody Mary Mix Review
  • 12 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Lucille's Bloody Mary Mix
  • Dash of hot sauce (optional)
  1. Mix cheese and seasoning together. Place in an ovenproof dish. Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes until cheese sets and top turns slightly brown.
  2. Serve warm with crackers, pita or fresh vegetables.

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Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #123

Welcome to another fun Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party!

Before we get started let’s say, “Congratulations” to last week’s winners!

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Creamy Chicken Barley Soup #WeekdaySupper

Creamy Chicken Barley Soup

I received PERDUE® Signature Chicken Stock from Perdue in conjunction with a sponsored social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.
Creamy Chicken Barley Soup made from rich stock, wholesome barley, fresh chicken and vegetables, doesn’t need to take hours to prepare. PERDUE® Signature Chicken Stock has robust chicken flavor that makes soup a breeze!
I was so excited when I first found out that Perdue was rolling out a refrigerated stock. Stock to me has all the good stuff already in there. Chicken broth with vegetables and seasonings marry to create that flavorful taste I love. A must have as base of my soups and casseroles.

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Another important issue to me when choosing ready-made stock or broth is the source. PERDUE® chickens are always fed a 100% vegetarian diet, including locally sourced corn and soybeans, and marigolds. They never use added hormones or steroids.
I love their motto supporting this philosophy: Because we believe that if you wouldn’t feed it to your family, we shouldn’t give it to our chickens.
The USDA certifies the chickens from PERDUE® are fed a 100% vegetarian diet, with no animal by-products, and cared for in a clean, safe environment.

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You can make this delicious Creamy Chicken Barley Soup in less than 30 minutes!
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Start with the freshest ingredients.
Creamy Chicken Barley Ingredients
Sauté your chicken, celery, onion, garlic and mushrooms in butter.
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While chicken and veggies cook, Bring 2 cups of stock to a boil. Gently stir barley into boiling stock.
cook barley
Add sautéed ingredients. Look at that rich broth!
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Slowly stir in milk.
add milk


Creamy Chicken Barley Soup

Creamy Chicken Barley Soup
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  • 5 cups PERDUE® Signature Chicken Stock
  • 1 pound chicken breast cut into 1-inch pieces (I used Perdue chicken)
  • 1 cup quick cook barley
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms (I used Portobello)
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup 2 percent milk
  • salt and pepper
  1. Sauté your chicken, celery, onion, garlic and mushrooms in butter. Salt and pepper to taste.
  2. While chicken and veggies cook, Bring 2 cups of stock to a boil. Gently stir barley into boiling stock. Cook according to package directions, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add 3 cups stock, cooked barley and sautéed ingredients to a large saucepan.
  4. Slowly stir in milk.
  5. Heat thoroughly and serve.

You can find  PERDUE® Signature Chicken Stock in the refrigerated section, right next to fresh-tasting PERDUE® Chicken.
This handy window on the side of the carton lets you know just how much stock you have on hand. Look at that gorgeous deep golden color!

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Sunday Supper Movement

Enjoy all the great PERDUE® Signature Chicken Stock inspired Weekday Supper recipes from the Sunday Supper Group!

Monday - Creamy Chicken Barley Soup by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Tuesday - Skillet Chicken & Ravioli by MealDiva
Wednesday - Easy Chicken with Stuffed Dumplings by Feed Me, Seymour

Thursday -  Moroccan-Style Chicken and Couscous by kimchi MOM
Friday -  Chicken with Rosemary Sauce by The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch

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Turkey Croquettes #SundaySupper

Turkey Croquettes

Turkey Croquettes might conjure up an image of Ma’s Diner to some people. I see a great way to use two or maybe three Thanksgiving leftovers.
Years ago I’d make a big turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes, corn, gravy, cranberry sauce, gravy, pie, pumpkin roll and more. Did I say gravy?
Leftovers went home with guests and family in plastic containers and baggies for snacking or Friday’s lunch.
Now its just the two of us, and even scaled that same dinner means we’ll have leftovers.
Stuffing, shredded turkey and broth make a delicious patty. Top with Chicken Milk Gravy and you’ll forget it was made from leftovers!
Special thanks to Jennie from The Messy Baker Blog for hosting!

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Turkey Croquettes
Serves: 12
  • 3 cups leftover stuffing
  • 2 cups shredded cooked turkey
  • ½ cup chicken or turkey broth
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt (optional)
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • cooking spray
  1. Saute celery and onion in oil until soft.
  2. Mix turkey, stuffing, broth and vegetables together. Add seasoned salt if needed.
  3. Scoop ¼ cup patties and dredge in flour, egg wash and crumbs.
  4. Place patties on parchment lined baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray.
  5. Bake at 350 until browned and thoroughly heated, about 20 minutes. Turn once about halfway thorough cooking.
  6. Serve with your favorite gravy.


Enjoy these great ideas for your Thanksgiving leftovers from the Sunday Supper Group!


Cranberry Sauce Muffins by The Foodie Army Wife
Leftover Stuffing Breakfast Strata by Ruffles & Truffles
Sweet Potato Casserole Muffins by Magnolia Days
Turkey & Chorizo Breakfast Hash by Brunch with Joy
Italian Mashed Potato Pancakes by The Weekend Gourmet
Cranberry Sauce’d Corn Bread Muffins by Rhubarb and Honey

Main Dish:

Leftover Pie by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Thanksgiving Leftover Waffles by Foxes Love Lemons
Stuffing Hash by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Turkey Pizza by Meal Diva
Turkey & Caramelized Onion Risotto by kimchi MOM
Turkey with Creamy Mushroom Marsala Sauce by Casa de Crews
Moroccan Turkey Stew by What Smells So Good?
Peruvian Cilantro & Turkey Soup by The Little Ferraro Kitchen
Turkey & Butternut Squash Stew by Cooking Chat
Turkey Kreplach Soup by Panning the Globe
Turkey & Stuffing Crepes by Peaceful Cooking
Cranberry Apple Pecan Chicken Salad by NeighborFood
Herbed Turkey over Cornbread Waffles with Cranberry Sauce by girlichef
Creamy Peanut Gochujang Pasta by Wallflour Girl
Cranberry Sweet Potato Soup by Take A Bite Out of Boca
Turkey Enchilada Pasta Bake by Curious Cuisiniere
Turkey Orzo Risotto by Family Foodie
Turkey Croquettes by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

Side Dishes:

Cheesy Mashed Potato Croquettes by Noshing with the Nolands
Whipped Carrots with Sriracha Butter by Healthy Delicious
Cranberry-Balsamic Glazed Cauliflower Wings by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Parmesan Mashed Cauliflower and Potatoes by Momma’s Meals
Cheesy Jalapeño Potato Cakes by Bobbi’s Cozy Kitchen


Cranberry & Turkey Sandwich by The Redhead Baker
Monte Cristo Sandwich by Nik Snacks
Hot Brown Turkey Sandwiches by The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Sprouted Grain Turkey, Cranberry & Brie Panini by Amee’s Savory Dish
Turkey Cranberry Flatbread by Peanut Butter and Peppers

Condiments & Sauces:

Cranberry Vinaigrette by Nosh My Way
Leftover White Wine Syrup by Food Lust People Love
DIY Yellow Mustard by The Texan New Yorker


Banana Cheesecake with Pecan Graham Cracker Crust by Desserts Required
Cranberry Cream Cheese Bars by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Gluten-Free Lemon Cake by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Spiced Cranberry Sauce Buckle by The Wimpy Vegetarian

Cocktails & Drinks:

Cranberry Orange Crush by The Messy Baker
Cranberry Bellini by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures

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