Sorry, healthy food is no where to be found today. But to make up for it, I’ll give you two ass-fattener recipes that are super easy and will make you the life of the Super Bowl party!
Photos and recipes taken from Buns in My Oven!
BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP
Adapted from Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
- 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup blue cheese salad dressing
- 1/4 cup ranch salad dressing
- 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (substitute shredded mozzarella if you prefer)
- 1/2 cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce (any hot sauce will do)
Mix together all ingredients until well combined. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Serve with crackers, chips, or sliced bread.
JALAPENO POPPER DIP
from Closet Cooking
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 (4 ounce) can pickled jalapenos
- 2 jalapeno peppers (diced, optional)
- 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Finely dice the jalapenos and add to a mixing bowl. Add in the cream cheese, mayo, cheddar cheese, and parmesan cheese. Mix well and spread into a small baking dish or oven safe bowl. Mix together the panko and parmesan and pour over the top of the dip. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until heated through. Serve with chips and a big ol’ glass of milk to cool the burn.
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How adorable is this Faint Breeze Bikini from Anthropologie? Living in Southern California bathing suit season is just around the corner and I can’t go another year in a cheap Target suit. But I’m not a typical Anthro shopper either as they are way beyond my budget. Which was why I was so excited when I saw this and read the $78 price. More than I would normally spend but still under $100. But then I looked closer and saw that each piece was $78!
Sorry bikini, I’ll guess I’ll be admiring you from afar.
I need this. NEED! Tortilla chips, guacamole and salsa is a staple in our house and this bowl puts my other chip and dip set to shame in a bad, bad way. The Tasto Chip and Dip Set features a ceramic serving bowl that holds up to three removable dip pouches made of heat- AND stain-resistant silicone. And even better yet – their dishwasher safe! So you can even take a dip out by the pool!
OK kids, I was so impressed with my homemade skills from last week that I thought I would try it again. This time the recipe was delish and the photo is a little better too. I was loving the flavors of the wilted spinach with the feta so I stuck with that and replaced the chicken. If anyone tries any of my recipes – let me know what you think! I’d be interested to know if I’m just biased about my own cooking.
BROILED SALMON WITH SPINACH, FETA CHEESE AND SUN-DRIED TOMATOES
2-3 Salmon filets
1 bag fresh spinach
1/2 – 1 cup feta cheese
1/3 cup tomatoes, julienned
2 garlic cloves, chopped
- Place salmon fillets in a shallow casserole dish so they don’t cover one another. Salt and pepper the filets to your liking, squeeze juice from 1/2 a lemon over the filets and place under the broiler until cooked through – about 15 minutes.
- While salmon is cooking, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large pan and saute garlic until fragrant. If your sun-dried tomatoes are in oil, you can place them in their oil in the pan to saute the garlic and eliminate the additional olive oil.
- When garlic is fragrant, add in spinach leaves and toss to coat with oil. After about a minute, add in feta cheese (amount can vary depending on your liking) and mix until spinach is wilted and hot. Remove from heat.
- When salmon is cooked through and edges are slightly crispy, remove from oven and top with spinach mixture. Add additional salt and pepper if necessary.
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