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Buffalo Chicken Ring

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Buffalo Chicken Ring

Today I have another recipe for you that I made for the Super Bowl party.  It’s spicy and cheesy and delicious!  I love pretty much everything Buffalo chicken flavored and this dip incorporates all of them, chicken, Buffalo sauce, blue cheese, and ranch.  And it’s all melted together in a yummy ring of crescent rolls.  The recipe is similar to my Buffalo Chicken Cucumber Boats, but if I’m being honest I like this one even better 🙂

buffalo chicken ring

First mix up some cream cheese, ranch, and buffalo sauce.

cream cheese, ranch, Buffalo sauce

Stir in some shredded chicken and blue cheese crumbles.

chicken and blue cheese

Spread the crescent rolls (two combined in a rectangle) in a ring so the bottom is connected, then scoop the chicken mix around the ring, and pull the crescent rolls around and seal the ring.  I apologize for not having a picture of this but I got really excited about making it (let’s be honest, I just really wanted to eat it and the prospect of blue cheese and buffalo sauce so I forgot…).  Bake in the oven until golden brown and delicious.

buffalo dip ring

Let it cool for a little and serve with celery in the middle.

Buffalo chicken dip ring

Cut in wedges and serve, yummy!

Buffalo Chicken Ring

 

Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Ring

Serves 6

Ingredients

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts – shredded

8 oz cream cheese – softened

1/4 cup ranch dressing

1/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot (adjust according to your taste)

4 oz blue cheese crumbles

2 tubes crescent rolls

celery for serving

– Preheat oven to 375 ºF

– Mix together the cream cheese, ranch, and hot sauce

– Stir in the shredded chicken

– Add the blue cheese and stir until well combined

– Take the crescent rolls and separate them into rectangles (two crescent rolls connected with the separating line as the diagonal of the rectangle), make a circle out of them with the smaller side of the rectangles as the circle

– Scoop the chicken mixture onto the circle of crescent rolls

Fold the crescent rolls over the chicken mix and press to seal

Bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until golden brown

Allow to cool for several minutes before serving

Serve with celery

Taco Dip

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Taco Dip

I’m so happy that it’s warming up (even if only temporary), being able to go outside without a heavy coat, gloves, and a scarf is such a welcome change!  The recipe I have for you today is perfect for warmer weather as it doesn’t require any cooking.  But, never fear, it’s delicious any time of year, I actually made it for a Super Bowl party when it was still freezing out, and everyone loved it!  This super easy taco dip will take you less than 10 minutes to put together but it has TONS of flavor, from sour cream and taco seasoning to fresh salsa and cheese, you can’t go wrong with this dip!

taco dip

First beat a packet of taco seasoning (or make your own with paprika, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper) with some sour cream and cream cheese.

sour cream, cream cheese, taco dip

Spread the sour cream mixture into a pan and top with fresh salsa (or you can be an over achiever and cut up your own vegetables but let’s be honest, I’m definitely too lazy for that).

salsa

Top the salsa with shredded cheese (I used a Mexican 4 cheese blend but any cheese you like will do) and shredded lettuce.

cheese and lettuce

Serve with tortilla chips.

Taco Dip

 

Recipe

Taco Dip

Makes 1 – 13 x 9″ square baking dish

Ingredients:

16 ounces sour cream

8 ounces cream cheese

1 packet (1.25 ounces) taco seasoning

16 ounces fresh salsa

2 cups shredded Mexican cheese

2 cups shredded lettuce

tortilla chips (for serving)

– Beat the sour cream, cream cheese, and taco seasoning until smoothed

– Spread the mixture into a 13 x 9 ” baking dish or cake pan

– Layer salsa on top of the sour cream mixture

– Sprinkle cheese on t0p of the salsa

– Top with the lettuce

– Serve with tortilla chips

 

Blueberry Sugar Cookies

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Blueberry Sugar Cookies

A few weeks ago my mom bought some blueberry sugar cookies from a local farm stand, they were pretty delicious and I loved the idea of putting fruit inside of sugar cookies.  This weekend I decided to make cookies, and since we had blueberries in the fridge I figured it was the perfect time to try making blueberry sugar cookies.  As usually happens when I bake cookies I couldn’t find a recipe that I really liked so I combined a bunch of different recipes and just kind of made it up as I went along, it worked really well, these cookies were AMAZING.  We ate them all in less than one day.

blueberry sugar cookies

Cream some butter, cream cheese, and sugar, then beat in an egg and some vanilla.

sugar/butter/egg

In a separate bowl stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, then gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar/egg mixture.

add dry ingredients

Gently stir in some blueberries.

blueberry dough

Eat a few spoonfuls of dough (this is a key step in the cookie making process), then drop the dough onto a greased baking sheet.

dough on tray

Sprinkle some sugar over the top.

sprinkle sugar

SUUUUGGGAAAARRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sugar on dough

Put them in the oven and bake.

baked cookies

Serve them up.

blueberry sugar cookies

Try not to eat them all at once (this is far more difficult than it may seem).

blueberry sugar cookie bite

 

Recipe

Blueberry Sugar Cookies

Yields 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar (plus more for sprinkling)

1 stick butter

4 oz cream cheese

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups blueberries

– Preheat oven to 350°

– Cream together the sugar, butter, and cream cheese, then beat in an egg and vanilla

– In a separate bowl stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt

– Gradually beat the dry ingredients into the sugar/butter/egg mixture

– Gently stir in the blueberries

– Drop by spoonful onto greased cookie sheets

– Sprinkle sugar over top of the dough blobs

– Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes

Buffalo Chicken Cucumber Boats

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Buffalo Chicken Cucumber Boats

Last night for dinner my roommate and I made Buffalo Chicken Cucumber Boats.  They were ridiculously easy and ridiculously delicious, you should absolutely make them for yourself.

buff chick cuc boats

Bake some chicken breasts (or any other chicken you happen to have on hand) and then shred it.  Throw it in a bowl with some cream cheese, ranch dressing, and Frank’s Red Hot (or any other buffalo style hot sauce your little heart desires) and mix everything up until it’s well combined.

buff chick mixture

Put it in a dish, shred some cheddar cheese on top, and throw it in the oven until it’s heated through and the cheese is melted.

buff chick oven

Meanwhile, cut some cucumbers in half and scoop out the seeds.

cucumbers

Take the chicken mixture out of the oven and spoon it into the cucumber halves.

buff chick cuc

Put them on a plate and enjoy!

buffalo chicken cucumber boats

Yummmmmm

side view

 

Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Cucumber Boats

Serves 2

Ingredients

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 whole cucumbers

4 oz cream cheese

1/4 cup ranch dressing

1/3 cup Frank’s Red Hot (adjust according to your taste)

4 oz shredded cheddar cheese

– Preheat oven to 400 ºF

– Cook chicken for 25 minutes (or until done), let cool for a few minutes, and shred

– Peel cucumbers if desired, cut in half, and scoop out the seeds.

– Mix shredded chicken, cream cheese, ranch dressing, and hot sauce in a large bowl until combined

– Place chicken mixture in a baking dish, top with shredded cheese, and broil in the oven until the mixture is heated through and the cheese is melted

– Scoop the chicken mixture into the cucumber halves and serve