Party foods! Dips, chips and more!

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Party foods! Dips, chips and more!

So I'm not into the whole football thing, but parties come up always! So what are some staples you bring or see at your parties?!

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Rotel Dip

1 package sausage
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 package cream cheese

Brown sausage in skillet, drain. In a clean skillet, place drained sausage back into pan with DRAINED rotel and cream cheese. Mix until well blended together. (Keep your rotel juice, you can use it if the dip is too thick/dry-- but I have found in the past when I put the entire can of rotel in the mix it makes it too soupy)

Serve with tortilla chips!

**I have always made this in a crock pot that way you can keep it warm

This dip is at EVERY party we have, I can not even begin to tell you how great this is! Very simple, VERY easy! I like it because if you'd like it a little more kick, you can buy a HOT sausage or you can get a spicier can of Rotel.

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Cobb loaf, hubby is always trying to find reasons for me to make one. There are lots of different recipes for them, hot and cold, vegetarian and meat.
I can't find my recipe, but this is it from memory

Ingredients
A cobb or vienna loaf
250g cream cheese
1 cup grated cheese
1 cup mozzeralla cheese grated
A good handfull of diced bacon
1 onion, diced
shallots

1. Cook bacon and onion
2Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix
3. Cut top of cobb or Vienna and scoop out the middle. Place dip mix in the hollowed out space
4. Tear all insides and top of bread into dipping sized chunks (often getting a french stick as well is a good idea for extra dipping bread) place these with the cobb loaf in the oven. Remove bread chunks when toasted and cobb when all the cheese has melted and it's a big gooey dip.
5. Serve. As the dip is eaten you start tearing the sides of the loaf down to dip with as well.

Doing a search for cobb loaf recipes brings up lots of variations as well. I do all sorts using a similar base, but there are other ways of doing it as well.

ETA: My cousin made this for her daughters birthday yesterday, but made mini ones with dinner rolls. It's a bit time consuming hollowing out the dinner rolls, but a great idea to stop double dippers.

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Homemade Salsa & Homemade chips!

Slasa
Red Tomatoes
Red Onion
Cilantro
Balsamic Vinegar
Red pepper
Garlic

Chop tomatoes (or if they are not in season, diced can tomatoes work also), red onion, cilantro and throw in bowl. I have also found a food processor works well for this, just make sure you don't make it mush!

Add chopped garlic and a SPLASH of balsamic vinegar, mix in red pepper for spice. This is best when it can sit a few hours before being served, the flavors will meld together.

Chips
package of flour tortilla shells
vegetable oil

either use a deep fryer or a pan on the stove to heat your oil.
cut your tortilla shells into any shape, we usually just stack a few and use a pizza roller

when your oil is hot, put your chips in a few at a time, they will be in oil for a few minutes until golden. Place on paper towel so the 'extra' oil can soak off; salt if desired.

It's a little time consuming but totally worth it!

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Bacon wrapped lil' smokies!

1 package of lil' smokies
bacon
brown sugar

Pre-heat oven to 350º. Wrap lil' smokie with a piece of bacon (we usually cut the bacon in half, a whole piece doesn't cook as well). Poke each one with a toothpick as you roll, make it easy to 'heat and serve'.. Place lil' smokies on cookie sheet. Cook smokies for about 30-40 minutes making sure bacon is cooked.

When they are nearly ready to eat, sprinkle a little it of brown sugar on each lil' smokie and put back in the oven for 5-10 minutes. Most of the sugar will melt and run off.

Messy and gooey but OH so good! Smile

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"MrsHooah2U" wrote:

Slasa
Red Tomatoes
Red Onion
Cilantro
Balsamic Vinegar
Red pepper
Garlic

Chop tomatoes (or if they are not in season, diced can tomatoes work also), red onion, cilantro and throw in bowl. I have also found a food processor works well for this, just make sure you don't make it mush!

Add chopped garlic and a SPLASH of balsamic vinegar, mix in red pepper for spice. This is best when it can sit a few hours before being served, the flavors will meld together.

Chips
package of flour tortilla shells
vegetable oil

either use a deep fryer or a pan on the stove to heat your oil.
cut your tortilla shells into any shape, we usually just stack a few and use a pizza roller

when your oil is hot, put your chips in a few at a time, they will be in oil for a few minutes until golden. Place on paper towel so the 'extra' oil can soak off; salt if desired.

It's a little time consuming but totally worth it!

I am definitely going to try this. It sounds delicious and I love salsa and chip.

ETA...tried it and love it

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Crockpot Chicken Salsa

1 pound chicken breasts (no skin or bone)
1 cup of salsa
1 packet of taco seasoning mix
1/4 cup FF or light sour cream

Put chicken in crockpot - cover with salsa and seasoning. Cook on low 4-5 hours or high 3-4 hours. Remove the chicken and add the sour cream to pot and stir.
Serve chicken with a scoop of sauce on top.
Serves 4 at 5 pts each
This recipe is VERY flexible - you can even cook it on the stove - just brown the chicken first and then continue.

I usually eat this with Tostitos. It is from WW

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Spinach dip (low fat version)

1 package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1 16 oz. tub of fat free (or light) sour cream
1 cup fat free (or light) mayonnaise
1 packet of vegetable soup mix
1 can of water chestnuts, chopped
green onions (optional)

Mix everything together and chill for at least 2 hours.

Put it into a hollowed out sourdough bread bowl...or hollow out cherry tomatoes and cucumbers and stuff with the mix.

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Gotta start plannignfor Super Bowl weekend - and you ladies have given me some great ideas!!!

Really want to try to make my own salsa! Thanks!

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Queso Dip

1 brick of Velveeta
1 large jar of salsa (any variety, any heat)
1 lb ground beef or turkey
Taco seasoning

Brown the beef or turkey and add the taco seasoning per the package instructions. Melt the Velveeta then add the salsa and beef/turkey. Serve with tortilla chips or tortillas and sour cream to top.

I also make this in a crock pot to keep it warm. I LOVE this stuff!

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Another Spinach Dip; slightly different

1 package frozen spinach, thawed and drained (best to squeeze most of the liquid out by hand)
1 cup fat free (or light) sour cream
1 packet of vegetable soup mix
1 can of water chestnuts, chopped
3 T. chopped green onions

Stir everything together and refrigerate until you're ready to use. Best with veggies, especially sliced mushroom and crackers. It's a little too stiff for potato chips.

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

2 (10 ounce) cans chunk chicken, drained
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup Ranch dressing
3/4 cup pepper sauce (such as Frank's Red Hot®)
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Heat chicken and hot sauce in a skillet over medium heat, until heated through. Stir in cream cheese and ranch dressing. Cook, stirring until well blended and warm. Mix in half of the shredded cheese, and transfer the mixture to a slow cooker. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top, cover, and cook on Low setting until hot and bubbly. Serve with celery sticks and crackers or tortilla chips.

I make my version "light" and use LIGHT ranch dressing and LIGHT cream cheese. You can also substitute blue cheese dressing for the ranch. Before heating the mixture, taste it and add extra hot sauce if you want a little more kick! Lastly, if you want it quicker, you can put it in the oven at about 350 degrees for 20 minutes or so and then transfer it in a small crock pot to keep it warm.

Yum!

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Meatballs

3.5 pounds Ground beef
¾ loaf bread (torn up bread slice them in cubes)
Salt & pep
onions, finely chopped
beef bullion: 1-2 cubes per meat: MUST= flavor

Take ground beef and mix with bread FIRST, get it nice and mixed.
Then take your salt & pep, onions and mix
Third, take your beef bullion cubes and mix them in MINIMAL water, just enough to melt the cubes down and mix that in with your beef mix, DO THIS LAST otherwise it just turns your bread into mush.

Once your mixture is done, roll into golf ball sized (slightly bigger, will shrink on cooking) balls and fry in DRY pan. Cook until outside is brown and middle is done.

These are served great in just a crock pot and you just munch on them through out the day Smile

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Mississippi Caviar

Ingredients
1 can black-eye peas (15-ounce), drained
1 can black beans (15-ounce), drained
1 can whole kernel corn (15-ounce), drained
2 large tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 medium onion, diced
1 medium green bell pepper, diced
3 tablespoons minced garlic (about 8 cloves)
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 package (.7-ounce) dry Italian dressing mix (such as Good Seasons)
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup vinegar

Instructions

1. Combine first 11 ingredients (peas through seasoning) in a large bowl. Stir well.

2. Combine dressing mix, oil and vinegar. Pour over pea mixture. Stir well. Chill at least 2 hours. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Baked Vegetarian Tex-Mex Spring Rolls

Ingredients:

■2 teaspoons chili powder
■1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
■1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
■1/2 teaspoon salt substitute
■1/2 teaspoon oregano
■1/2 teaspoon chipotle seasoning
■dash of cayenne pepper
■dash of ground black pepper
■1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
■6 ounces vegetarian soy crumbles (I used MorningStar Meal Starters)
■1 cup red diced red bell pepper
■2 cups frozen corn
■1 15-ounce can of reduced sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
■2 cups grated reduced fat cheese (cheddar, Mexican blend, etc.)
■1 package Nasoya spring roll wrappers (approx. 20 wrappers)

Directions:

1.Mix dry herbs (1st eight ingredients) in a small bowl. Set aside.
2.In a large skillet over medium heat, warm the soy crumbles. Remove to a bowl and set aside.
3.In the same skillet, heat the olive oil. Cook the red bell pepper 1-2 minutes, then add the corn and black beans.
4.Add soy crumbles and seasoning mix and stir until everything is coated. Add a bit of water if necessary.
5.Add cheese; stir to mix thoroughly.
6.Remove mixture from heat. Preheat oven to 425 desgrees F.
7.Assemble spring rolls using directions on wrapper, placing about 2 generous tablespoons of filling in each wrapper.
8.Bake for 10-15 minutes until heated through, turning once midway through.