1.25.2011

good eatin'

whether your team is playing in the superbowl or not, i feel its only right to take advantage of such a holiday and celebrate.  not only is it important to gather round and cheer for the teams around other loved ones, but its also important to mourn the loss of your team not playing.  so during that beloved sunday, here are some healthy dips, desserts, sandwiches, and concoctions to make that day just a touch better.

buffalo chicken dip
ingredients:
8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup blue cheese or ranch salad dressing
1/2 cup any flavor FRANK'S® REDHOT® Sauce
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese or shredded mozzarella cheese
2 cans (12.5 oz. each) SWANSON® White Premium Chunk Chicken Breast in Water, drained

directions:
heat oven to 350°F. Place cream cheese into deep baking dish. Stir until smooth. 
mix in salad dressing, Frank's RedHot Sauce and cheese. Stir in chicken. 
bake 20 min. or until mixture is heated through; stir. Garnish as desired. Serve with crackers or vegetables.

recipe found here

 
skyline chili dip
one 12 oz. package softened cream cheese
one 13 oz. frozen Skyline Chili thawed OR one 15 oz. can of Skyline Chili
¼ cup diced onions (optional)
12 oz. Skyline shredded mild cheddar cheese

Spread softened cream cheese evenly on bottom of 9 x 13 microwaveable casserole dish. Heat chili according to package directions. Pour heated Skyline Chili over cream cheese. Sprinkle diced onions (optional) on top of chili. Cover with Skyline shredded mild cheddar cheese.
Conventional oven: heat at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.
Microwave oven: heat on high for 2 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.
Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving. Serve with nacho or corn chips.

recipe found here

smores
i think you should probably get off this computer here and go make these.  right now!!  pure perfection!

ingredients:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 (1.55 oz. each) HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Bars
1 cup marshmallow creme

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 8-inch square baking pan.
2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt; add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Press half of dough into prepared pan.
3. Arrange chocolate bars over dough, breaking as needed to fit. Spread with marshmallow creme. Scatter bits of remaining dough over marshmallow; carefully press to form a layer.
4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. 16 bars.

recipe found here

bloody mary
recommended for those of us that take advantage of saturday night wee hours of the bar. perfect hangover remedy.

Ingredients
2 ounces vodka
Dash red wine
Dash wine and sherry mix, not available commercially, recipe follows
Pinch celery salt
Salt and pepper
7 drops Worcestershire sauce
5 drops hot sauce
1 (6-ounce) container tomato juice
Celery stalks
Cherry tomatoes

Directions
Combine all of the ingredients in a highball glass containing ice, stir well, and serve with a celery stick and cherry tomato.
To substitute mix, add red wine and a dry sherry to the Bloody Mary.

recipe found here






poppy seed and ham sandwiches
2 sticks butter, softened
3 tsp. poppy seeds
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
3 tbsp. mustard
1/2 c. onion, minced (optional)
2 pkg. party rolls
1/2 lb. sliced ham
1/2 c. Swiss cheese, grated

Combine first 5 ingredients. Slice entire package of rolls lengthwise, while in one piece. Spread mixture on both halves of rolls. Put ham on bottom half and sprinkle with cheese. Place top layer of rolls on ham and cheese. Wrap in foil.
Bake for 15 minutes in a 425°F oven. Cool for a few minutes, then slice and serve.

recipe found here




the good ole veggie tray with dip
for those of you that are still attempting to stay strong with your said new years resolutions.
DIP:
8 oz. cream cheese
1 c. plain yogurt or sour cream
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese
Dash garlic salt
Combine ingredients and chill.

Cut up assorted vegetables as follows and arrange neatly on a tray. A wine glass filled with water placed in the center of the tray makes a nice place for green onions.
CARROTS: Slice into thin sticks or slices.
CELERY: Cut ribs into 3 inch long sections or cut these sections into sticks.
CUCUMBER: Cut into 1/4 inch slices or cut into 1 inch thick slices, remove some of the seeds and fill depression with dip.
MUSHROOMS: Leave whole, wash and cut off bottom of stem.
GREEN ONIONS: Cut roots off, remove any damaged leaves, trim to a uniform length.
SWEET PEPPERS: Cut into strips, rings or chunks.
RADISHES: Cut off stem and root end. Long radishes can be cut into an accordion shape by slicing almost through the narrow side and round radishes can be cut into roses by cutting thin strips down the side of the radish like petals. Soak in ice water to open up radishes.
TOMATOES: Large tomatoes can be cut into wedges or cherry tomatoes can be left whole.
TURNIPS: Cut turnips into thin slices or sticks.

recipe found here

do you have any must have recipes for game day?!
what are your plans for the big game?!



13 comments:

Kerr said...

so I am definitely making the skyline dip this weekend. Thanks!

Miss Chelsea said...

Oh how I love Buffalo chicken dip! I've never had Skyline chili though.. I know I know, crazy!

Morgan said...

holy food overload!!! It all looks so amazing!

Jenny B said...

I just gained 10lbs reading this...
yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Leslie said...

buffalo chicken dip is one of my favorites! I'm going to have to try out all these other recipes! they sound wonderful!

Natasha said...

loving the recipes friend!! unfortunately, we'll be flying back from LA so we won't get to throw a party--boo =(

Brunch at Saks said...

Oh my goodness- they all look so yummy! Now I'm starving! xoxo

Lindsay said...

OK Now Im hungry. I LOVE dips YUM!

Marian said...

Thanks for the ideas...I'm so ready for the Superbowl now:)

Lyndse said...

Hi Kentucky Blonde...I am Oklahoma Blonde...love your recipe ideas, looks so yummy!

I am now a follower : )

Have a great day!!

www.blondeoklahomagirl.blogspot.com

A Wedding Story said...

Holy freaking yum. That buffalo chicken dip is TOO DIE FOR!

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh my...I need to save all those recipes...I totally love your buffalo chicken dip recipe..Yum yum yum:) Hugs and kisses,sweetie

Jennifer said...

LOVING all these recipes!! Make sure you cheer for the Packers!! GO PACK GO!!

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