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My hubby and I decided that we are going to try a new appetizer, hor devours or snack each Sunday during football.  We love trying new things and football games are a great excuse to have those fun little snacks you may not normally have.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

If you like super hot spicy foods this dip is for you.  It’s  super HOT!  It’s super Spicy! And you will want to have a large glass to cool the fire burning in your mouth…that said, it’s pretty good.  I always feel that spicy foods are better with ranch dressing so after getting a scoop of dip on my chip I would also dip it in ranch dressing.  I guess my mouth isn’t tough enough to handle the beating it took from this dip without the band-aid of ranch dressing:-)

Ingredients:

  • 1 8oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 cups cooked and cubed chicken
  • ½ cup hot sauce
  • ½ cup shredded Monterey jack cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. In a 4-cup baking dish, spread cream cheese evenly over bottom of dish. In a separate bowl mix chicken, sour cream and hot sauce – spread this mixture over cream cheese. Top with cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes until cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Serve with tortilla chips, crackers, and/or celery.

Football Food: (click images below to link you to the other football foods we’ve tried so far for the 2012-13 season)

Week 1 – Layered Taco Dip

Week 2 – Mini Breakfast Bowl

Week 3 – Jalapeno Popper Dip

Week 4 – Philly Cheese Steak Filled Peppers

Week 5 – Buffalo Chicken Bites

Week 6 – Wonton Chips & Dip

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My hubby and I decided that we are going to try a new appetizer, hor devours or snack each Sunday during football.  We love trying new things and football games are a great excuse to have those fun little snacks you may not normally have.

Wonton Chips With Rangoon Dip

My hubby and I LOVE Chinese food!  LOVE IT!  Our idea of a perfect date is to get Chinese and bring it back home to watch tv (Seriously love the Lilly Allen Chinese song just because of that line!).  Our favorite Chinese food is rangoon wontons so when I saw this recipe for rangoon dip with wonton chips I thought, “Oh my gosh I must eat that now!”  Well, I didn’t exactly whip it up that moment, but we did make it yesterday for this weeks football snack and we loved it!  As is usual I tweaked the recipe a bit because there was a rangoon recipe on the wonton package also and I kind of picked things from each recipe that looked good and combined them to make what you see above.  If you like rangoon wontons you’ve got to try this…it’s delic!

Ingredients:

1 pkg wonton wraps

8 oz of softened cream cheese

1/3 C sour cream

1 garlic clove, minced

2 green onions, minced

4 oz finely chopped crab meat (I used imitation)

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp sugar

1 tsp soy sauce

Canola oil for frying

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400° and cut wonton wraps in half.

In medium sized mixing bowl cream together cream cheese and sour cream.  When well blended add garlic clove, onions, crab meat, garlic powder, sugar and soy sauce.  Mix again until throughly blended.  Pour into oven safe dish and bake for 8-10 mins.

While rangoon dip is baking fill frying pan with about 1 inch of canola oil and warm over medium heat frying wonton strips until they reach a nice golden brown.  (You can also fry them in a deep fryer or for a healthy alternative bake on a cookie sheet that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray at 375° for 5-8 mins or until lightly browned and crispy.)  Remove from grease and put on a paper towel lined plate to help remove excess grease, cool and eat with warm rangoon dip.

Football Food: (click images below to link you to the other football foods we’ve tried so far for the 2012-13 season)

Week 1 – Layered Taco Dip

Week 2 – Mini Breakfast Bowl

 

Week 3 – Jalapeno Popper Dip

Week 4 – Philly Cheese Steak Filled Peppers

Week 5 – Buffalo Chicken Bites

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My hubby and I decided that we are going to try a new appetizer, hor devours or snack each Sunday during football.  We love trying new things and football games are a great excuse to have those fun little snacks you may not normally have.

Buffalo Chicken Bites

I love spicy food!  I found this recipe here but didn’t follow it exactly.  Actually I changed a lot but it has the same basic idea…delicious little bread balls full of spicy chicken and cheese!  This is probably my second favorite of all the recipes we’ve tried so far this football season.  Yes, my favorite is still the Jalapeno Popper Dip, but this was really good too!  Pair these deliciously spicy little bites with a side of ranch dressing and you’ve scored yourself a tasty little football appetizer!

Ingredients:

1 loaf of white bread dough (You can use frozen or homemade.  Here’s my favorite white bread recipe.)

1 C finely diced cooked chicken breast

1/2 C mozzarella  cheese

2 TBSP shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 C Tabasco Sauce

4 TBSP melted butter

Ranch Dressing

Directions:

Prepare bread dough and allow to rise for about 1-1 1/2 hrs.  (Will be longer if you are using frozen bread dough and it’s still frozen.)

In a medium bowl, stir together the chicken, cheeses, butter and hot sauce; set aside.

Preheat oven to 400°F with rack in the middle of the oven.

Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and cut into 4 equal pieces. Lightly dust your hands with flour, then gently roll and stretch 1 piece of dough to form a 12-inch-long rope. Flatten dough and arrange so a long side is nearest you, then roll out to a roughly 12- by 4-inch rectangle with a lightly floured rolling pin. Gently press one-fourth of buffalo chicken mixture into lower half of rectangle, leaving a 1/2-inch border along bottom edge.

Stretch bottom edge of dough up over filling and press tightly to seal, then roll up as tightly as possible to form a rope. Cut rope into 12 pieces and transfer to a sheet pan. Make 3 more ropes with remaining dough, filling and cut into pieces, transferring to sheet pans. Let rest at room temperature, uncovered, 30 minutes (dough will rise slightly).

Bake buffalo chicken bites in the preheated oven for 5-7 minutes or until the tops are lightly browned. Remove from oven (some cheese may have melted out.) and brush tops with melted butter before serving (optional).

Football Food: (click images below to link you to the other football foods we’ve tried so far for the 2012-13 season)

Week 1 – Layered Taco Dip             Week 2 – Mini Breakfast Bowl

                  

Week 3 – Jalapeno Popper Dip    Week 4 – Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers

                         

Week 6 – Wonton Chips & Dip

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My hubby and I decided that we are going to try a new appetizer, hor devours or snack each Sunday during football.  We love trying new things and football games are a great excuse to have those fun little snacks you may not normally have.

Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers:

If you like Philly cheese steaks, chances are you’ll like these.  These are good but I preferred them once I cut them up and ate them with my homemade bread rather than just the way they are.  My hubby loved them without bread though so I think it’s just a preference thing.  The flavor was great either way though!

Ingredients:

1 lb beef roast

1/2 of a small onion, cut

14 oz beef broth

2 TBSP italian dressing

4 medium bell peppers

6 oz bella mushrooms, sliced

2 tsp minced garlic

2 TBSP olive oil

grated mozzarella cheese

Directions:

In a crock pot combine beef broth, italian dressing and onions.  Mix together and add roast and cook on medium in slow cooker ’til thoroughly cooked, maybe slightly pink.  Be sure to pull apart into small pieces as it’s slow-cooking.

After your roast is done preheat your oven to 350°.  Next wash, half and seed your bell peppers.  In a medium sized frying pan combine olive oil, mushrooms, green onions and garlic and sauté over medium heat until mushrooms are just turning golden, mix in the pulled roast pieces.

Be sure to dry your peppers and put a layer of grated cheese along the bottoms and sides of the pepper halves.  Next add the steak mixture and top with more grated cheese.  Place on a non-greased cookie sheet or 9×13 pan and bake for 15-20 mins.

Enjoy while warm!

Football Food: (click images below to link you to the other football foods we’ve tried so far for the 2012-13 season)

Week 1 – Layered Taco Dip           Week 2 – Mini Breakfast Bowl

                                 

Week 3 – Jalapeño Popper Dip    Week 5 – Buffalo Chicken Bites

                                         

Week 6 – Wonton Chips & Dip

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My hubby and I decided that we are going to try a new appetizer, hor devours or snack each Sunday during football.  We love trying new things and football games are a great excuse to have those fun little snacks you may not normally have.

I got this recipe off of pinterest and being that I like spicy foods and cream cheese I knew it had to be good.  However, I think it was better than good…it may be my new favorite dip.  The site I got it from serves this dip with Ritz crackers and my husband liked it best this way but I preferred it with tortilla chips.  We will definitely be making this again!

Ingredients:

3-4 slices of bacon, diced and cooked crispy
1 8-oz packages of cream cheese, soft
1/2 cup of mayonnaise
2-3 jalapeno’s, chopped and deseeded.  The seeds will make it fiery hot.
1/2 cup of cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/8 cup diced green onion
Topping:
1/2 cup of crushed crackers ( I used Ritz)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 stick of butter, melted
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine all of the ingredients into a medium bowl.  Stir well.  Transfer to an oven proof dish.  Combine the topping ingredients and sprinkle all over the top of the dip.
Bake the dip for 20-30 minutes or until bubbly.  Allow to cool for a bit then serve warm with crackers or tortilla chips.

Football Food: (click images below to link you to the other football foods we’ve tried so far for the 2012-13 season)

Week 1 – Layered Taco Dip             Week 2 – Mini Breakfast Bowl

                        

Week 4 – Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers

Week 5 – Buffalo Chicken Bites     Week 6 – Wonton Chips & Dip

                          

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My hubby and I decided that we are going to try a new appetizer, hor devours or snack each Sunday during football.  We love trying new things and football games are a great excuse to have those fun little snacks you may not normally have.

Mini Breakfast Bread Bowl:

I got the idea for these from a picture I saw on Pinterest but the picture didn’t link to a recipe so I never pinned it.  But the idea looked delicious so I decided to try to duplicate it and my entire family loved them!

Ingredients:

1 loaf of bread dough (can be frozen or homemade)

sour cream

9 eggs, scrambeled

5 pieces of bacon, fried and broken into small pieces

1/2 lb ground sausage, browned

4 oz grated sharp cheddar cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°

In a medium mixing bowl add your scrambled eggs, bacon pieces and browned sausage.  Mix together by hand with large spoon.

Grease a muffin tin, 18 muffins worth.  Grab large walnut sized pieces of your bread and pull and pat into a thin circle and line your greased muffin tin with these.  Brush sour cream all over the inside of the bread then fill with scrambeled egg mixture.

Top with grated cheese and bake for 10-12 mins.  Cool for a bit in muffin tin before removing and enjoying!

Football Food: (click images below to link you to the other football foods we’ve tried so far for the 2012-13 season)

Week 1 – Layered Taco Dip     Week 3 – Jalapeno Popper Dip

                         

Week 4 – Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers

Week 5 – Buffalo Chicken Bites      Week 6 – Wonton Chips & Dip

                             

Week 7 – Buffalo Chicken Dip

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My hubby and I decided that we are going to try a new appetizer, hor devours or snack each Sunday during football.  We love trying new things and football games are a great excuse to have those fun little snacks you may not normally have.  We missed the first two weeks because we weren’t at home but we made one last week and this week.  I’ll post week one’s here and create a separate post for week 2 and each week to follow from here ’til the end of football season (unless of course we happen to not be at home again).

Our first week’s appetizer wasn’t so new but we’ve been hungry for it so decided to make…

Layered Taco Dip:

I think everyone’s had this chip dip before but if you haven’t you are about to find a new snack that will delight you taste buds!  I don’t make this very often because when I do I eat waaaay too much.

Ingredients: 

8 oz cream cheese

16 oz sour cream

2 packets taco seasoning

1 lb ground beef

lettuce, tomato and whatever other veggies you like on tacos

grated cheese

salsa (optional)

Directions:

Brown your meat and add 1 packet of taco seasoning, cook according to directions on packet.  While meat is cooling cream together the cream cheese and sour cream.  Add the other packet of taco seasoning until well blended.

Dice lettuce, tomatoes and other vegetables you’d like to go on your layered taco dip.

On a cookie sheet or large serving platter evenly spread the cream cheese mixture.  Add the taco meat on top of this then layer your vegetables on top of this.  I start with lettuce, then tomato, etc. ending with salsa before adding the grated cheese as my last layer.

Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!

Football Food: (click images below to link you to the other football foods we’ve tried so far for the 2012-13 season)

Week 2 – Mini Breakfast Bread Bowl     Week 3 – Jalapeno Popper Dip

                                      

Week 4 – Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers

        

Week 5 – Buffalo Chicken Bites    Week 6 – Wonton Chips & Dip

                     

Week 7 – Buffalo Chicken Dip

     

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