• Dip recipes

    French dip… DIP!

      * This recipe was adapted from the recipe Hot Artichoke dip; found at the top of page 6 in the cook -book 100 best Appetizer Recipes. You can find this cookbook at 5 below, which is where I purchased the book. A few weeks ago I was at the 5 below store when I came across a few cool cookbooks that I knew I wanted for my collection. While flipping through the books on the way home, I found a recipe for a hot artichoke dip. Now, I am no fan of artichokes; but this recipe had my recipe inventing wheels turning. My hubby is a HUGE fan of…

  • Appetizers

    Buckin’ Bronco Nachos

    //   My brother is one of my toughest critics and if he say’s something is good, I know it is! And he told me these were awesome! I loved these because they were so easy to make and a great budget friendly crowd pleaser. =) Buckin’ Bronco Nachos Ingredients: 2 pounds ground beef (cooked and drained) 1 to 1 1/2  Cups of your favorite BBQ sauce 1 Cup caned baked beans ( you will have left overs, put them in a bowl and store in the fridge for later) 10 slices of pepper jack OR Monterrey & Colby Jack cheese ( I did half and half because not everyone…

  • Easy appetizers
    Appetizers,  Main Dish

    BBQ Bacon wrapped Chicken strips on a stick

    // These things are AMAZING! They are the perfect appetizer for game day parties. They are easy to make and the house smells fantastic as they are cooking. Your guests mouths will be watering the second they come through your door.=) * These would also be awesome on the grill =) Ingredients: 1 – 16 oz pack of boneless skinless chicken tenders/strips  ( thawed) 1 – 1 1/2 – Cups of your favorite BBQ sauce 1 –  pound of bacon 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese Chives for garnish ( optional, but makes the dish if you ask me) sour cream for dipping 1 pack of 8 inch skewers (…

  • game day appetizers

    Buffalo Ranch Chicken Loaf

    //   This was good and so easy to make! It would be a great make a head meal too! by that I mean the day before you could cook the chicken and the bacon and the day of all you would have to do is assemble the loaf. Now, normally I don’t share big long stories before I share a recipe, it’s just not my style, I like to get straight to the point. But today I am going to share a short, funny story with you. While I was at the grocery store picking up the ingredients to make this, along with some other things I needed, I…

  • Appetizers

    Buffalo Veggie Fritters

    Ingredients: 1 – 1/2 Cup Flour 1 – 12 oz bag broccoli & Cauliflower mix steamers ( cooked as directed, lay in a bowl that has been lined with paper towels to catch any excess water) 1/2 – 15.25 oz can whole kernel corn 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese ( Drain can, lay corn in a bowl lined with paper towels to catch any excess water) 1/2 pound of bacon (fry, and lay on a plate that has been lined with paper towels to catch excess grease) 1/2 Cup buffalo Sauce 1 Cup milk 1 egg pepper to taste Ranch dressing ( your favorite ranch dressing for dipping) Directions: Using…

  • Appetizers

    Home made Potato Chips

      If you are looking for an inexpensive party snack, you will have to give these homemade potato chips a try. This is not so much a recipe as it is a technique, so I will explain to you how I make these delicious chips.   ** Always use cation when cooking with HOT oil! ** Chips: Red potatoes, washed & dried (you will want about 4 or 5 to make a decent amount of chips) oil for Frying Season all salt   What you will need: Mandolin dutch oven cookie sheet lots of paper towels 2 medium sized bowls paper plate   How  to make them: Ok, so this…

  • Appetizers,  Recipes,  Side Dish

    Left over Mac & Cheese Roll Up’s

      Mac & Cheese, Ham, & asparagus all rolled up in one delicious crescent. They are quick, simple, and I got lots of mmm’s with this recipe. Thank goodness for my sister-in-law whom helped me make these! This one handed stuff is for the birds!   Ingredients: 8 – count crescent rolls 16 – pieces of asparagus semi cooked 8 – Tbsp. left over Mac & Cheese 8 – slices of ham lunch meat 2 – Tbsp. melted butter to brush on the top   Directions: Asparagus: preheat oven to 425 degrees. Snap & rinse asparagus. Place on cookie sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil and…

  • Appetizers,  Sandwiches

    Buffalo Turkey Sliders

        These little sliders are a great way to use up left over holiday turkey. Christmas Day is celebrated at my house so I always have lots of left over turkey. After Christmas dinner my mom pulls all the turkey off the bone for me. I just throw the left overs in a freezer bag and pull it whenever to make these tasty little appetizers Ingredients: 3 1/2-4 cups turkey chopped (can substitute for chicken) 1 cup mayo 1/4 cup buttermilk ranch 1/4 cup franks red hot buffalo sauce 1/2 celery stalk chopped 1 pack sweet Hawaiian rolls 1/2 pound bacon Directions: In a bowl mix turkey, celery, mayo, ranch, buffalo sauce,…