Saturday, January 29, 2011

Football Watching Food!

If you are headed to a super bowl party or just hunkering down at home, these are some ideas for Football Fare!

Some snacks to get started with:

More substantial:

A huge pot of Taco Soup is sure to satisfy!

Throw on the grill and serve:

On with the sweets:

Enjoy the Big Game!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Dip

With all the football games on, I decided to make one of my favorite dips! Serve with tortilla chips and celery. Perfect for a cold, football afternoon!

Buffalo Chicken Dip
3 -4 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded - I use one pack from HT
2 (8oz) pkgs. cream cheese
1 (16oz) Ken's Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
6 oz Frank's Hot Buffalo sauce

Mix together all ingredients and pour into oven safe dish. *This makes enough for two dishes. I usually freeze the other half for another time. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Blot off any grease.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Addictive Sausage Dip

This is my go to football dip. I usually double it if I am taking it to a large crowd. Be sure to serve it with Fritos Scoops.

Sausage Dip
1 pound Neeses sausage, cooked and drained ( i also pat it with a paper towel to get all the grease)
1 8oz block cream cheese
1 can rotel
Mix all ingredients and bake at 350 until bubbly.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Blue Ribbon Brownies from Southern Plate

Because of all the football games on this weekend, I decided to bake some treats. Oh who am I kidding, I had a huge chocolate craving. These were posted on Southern Plate. I love the crust that forms on the top of the brownies. I did not add the nuts. Worth the effort.

Blue Ribbon Brownies
1 cup shortening
4 squares unsweetened baker's chocolate
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
(1 cup nuts)

Melt shortening and chocolate together. Sift flour, salt and baking powder. Beat eggs and sugar until creamy. Add cooled chocolate mixture and blend. Add flour mixture, vanilla and nuts. Bake in greased 9x13x2 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Check with a toothpick.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Pepperoni Stuffed Mushrooms

Ever since my sister in law made these for Christmas Dinner one year they have become tradition. We have added them to Thanksgiving as well! The stuffing freezes well so they are easy to make ahead of time.
Pepperoni Stuffed Mushrooms
12 Mushrooms, remove the stems and finely chop
2 TBSP butter
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
3 oz pepperoni, chopped
3 TBSP finely chopped green pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
3 TBSP parmesan cheese
1/3 cup chicken broth

Saute onion, green pepper, garlic, and mushroom stems in butter.
Combine with other ingredients.
Stuff the mushroom caps and bake at 325 for 30 minutes.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Corn Pudding

One of the things I am most thankful for are my friends. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner this year due the the fact we added some friends to the menu! The Gilberts and Morgans joined our table and it was delightful! Tricia brought corn pudding because her children demand it on Thanksgiving and I can see why! It is delicious! I made it for our New Years Dinner and it was a hit! Thanks for sharing Tricia!

Corn Pudding
1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix - (a staple in any southern kitchen)
8oz sour cream
1 stick butter, melted
1 15oz can crisp & sweet corn, drained
1 15oz can cream style corn
2 eggs, slightly beaten

Mix all ingredients and pour into lightly greased casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Source: Tricia