Monday, November 20, 2017

Strawberry and Pineapple Pretzel Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 (10 oz) packages frozen strawberries
  • 2 (3 oz) packages strawberry gelatin dessert mix
  • 1 (8 oz) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 3/4 cup sugar, plus 3 tablespoons
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups pretzels, crushed

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°.

For the crust, mix the pretzels, butter, and 3 tablespoons of sugar. Press this mixture into a 9x13-inch pan and bake for 7 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool.

In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and 3/4 cup of sugar. Fold in the whipped topping, and spread over the cooled crust. Refrigerate until well chilled.

In a small bowl, dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water, and allow to cool slightly. Add the strawberries and pineapple, and pour over the cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate until serving time.

To serve, cut slices and serve with a dollop of whipped topping.

Warm and Cheesey Crack Dip


 
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If you are looking for a great dip to make for your next get together, you need to try this Warm & Cheesy Crack Dip!
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Recipe type: Dip
Serves: 10-12 servings
INGREDIENTS
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (1-ounce) package Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 (3-ounce) container prepared bacon bits
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded (plus extra for garnish)
  • 16 ounces sour cream
  • Thinly sliced green onion, for garnish
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In mixing bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well.
  3. Transfer to a 2-quart baking dish and cover with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  5. Removed from the oven, uncover, and top with more shredded cheddar cheese and green onion for garnish. Serve warm.
NOTES
Instead of prepared bacon bits, you can also use 6 to 7 strips of bacon cooked crispy and crumbled.

5 minute Million Dollar Dip

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5 Million Dollar Dip is only 5 ingredients and they don't call it million dollar dip for nothing! It is so deliciously addicting and will be the biggest hit wherever it goes!
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INGREDIENTS
  • 5 green onions,chopped
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese,shredded
  • 1½ cups mayonnaise
  • ½ cup real bacon bits
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Add green onions, cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, bacon bits, and slivered almonds to a small bowl. Mix until combined and chill for at least 2 hours. Serve with your favorite crackers.

Mississippi Sin Dip

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LEVEL: EASY
SERVES: 12

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 1/2 c. shredded cheddar, divided
  • 1 c. chopped ham
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 10 dashes Frank's Red Hot
  • 5 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 loaf French bread
  • Sliced green onions, for garnish
  • Crackers, for serving

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, cream cheese, 2 cups cheddar, ham, garlic powder, hot sauce, and Worcestershire until fully mixed, then season with salt and pepper.
  3. Hollow out the inside of the bread with a serrated knife and slice hollowed bread into cubes. Scoop dip into loaf and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheddar. Wrap loaf in aluminum foil and bake until dip is warmed through and bread crusty, 28 to 30 minutes. Garnish with green onions and serve with bread pieces and crackers.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Cheese Ball Bites

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YIELD: 18

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c. shredded Cheddar
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and finely chopped
  • 1/3 c. finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1/3 c. finely chopped pecans
  • 18 pretzels sticks

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix together cream cheese, cheddar, garlic powder, and paprika and season with salt and pepper. Form into 18 small balls and refrigerate until firm, 1 hour.
  2. In a shallow bowl or on a plate, stir together cooked bacon, chives, and pecans.
  3. Roll balls in bacon-chive-pecan mixture and insert a pretzel stick in each ball.
  4. Serve. (If not serving right away, loosely cover with plastic wrap and return to fridge. Let sit at room temperature 15 minutes before serving.)

Buckeye Pie

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SERVES: 8

INGREDIENTS

  • 20 Oreos, crushed
  • 3 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 2/3 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c. chocolate chips
  • 3/4 c. heavy cream

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large bowl, combine Oreos with melted butter. Stir until crumbs are uniformly moistened and press into pie dish.
  2. In a large bowl combine butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar, salt and vanilla. Using a hand mixer, whip ingredients until smooth. Spoon mixture into crust and smooth. Place in freezer while you make your ganache.
  3. Place chocolate chips in a medium heat-proof bowl. In a small sauce pan over medium heat, heat cream until cream starts to simmer. Pour over chocolate and let sit 5 minutes before whisking until smooth.
  4. Pour ganache over peanut butter and smooth. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour. Serve.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Cheesy Crack Chicken Spaghetti Bake

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (16 oz.) package spaghetti
  • 2 (10.75 oz.) cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2 (8 oz.) packages velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (1.5 oz.) package dry ranch mix
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, shredded or cubed
  • 1/3 cup bacon bits
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

PREPARATION

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350º F and lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with non-stick spray.
  3. Combine chicken soup, velveeta and chicken broth in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until melted and smooth. Whisk in ranch dry mix and salt and pepper.
  4. Place drained pasta and shredded chicken in greased baking dish and pour cheese sauce over the top. Toss together until everything is evenly coated, then top with cheddar cheese and bacon bits.
  5. Place baking dish in oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly, and dish is heated through.  Serves 8.