November 8, 2011

Football Favorites!

Here are the top 3 game time must haves! (Did I mention calories don't apply on Sundays?)

Loaded Baked Potato Dip
Southern Living Magazine


1 (2.1-oz.) package fully cooked bacon slices
1 (16-oz.) container sour cream
2 cups (8 oz.) freshly shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 1/3 cup sliced fresh chives (optional)
2 teaspoons hot sauce or to taste
Serve with: waffle fries

How to Prepare:
Microwave bacon according to package directions until crisp; drain on paper towels. Cool 10 minutes; crumble. Stir together bacon and next 4 ingredients. Cover and chill 1 to 24 hours before serving. Garnish, if desired. Serve with crispy, warm waffle fries. Store leftovers in refrigerator up to 7 days.

Vulture Dip
(because people will hover until it's all gone)
Courtesy of Amber, you can also find the recipe at

1 pound fresh, ground pork sausage
1/2 pound fresh, ground spicy pork sausage
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers (Rotel)
Hot Sauce/Cayenne Pepper (optional)

How to Prepare:
In a large skillet, brown sausage. Drain excess fat.
Cut cream cheese blocks into small cubes. Add cream cheese and tomatoes to skillet. Heat over a medium heat. Stir continually. Mix in hot sauce or cayenne pepper if preferred.
 Serve as soon as cream cheese melts completely. Serve with tortilla chips.

Cowboy Caviar
Costco Cookbook or you can buy it premade at Costco

1- 15oz can of shoepeg or sweet corn, drained
1- 15oz can of black eyed peas (or black beans if you prefer), drained
1 avocado, peeled and diced
2/3 cup cilantro, thinnly chopped (optional)
2-3 green onions, chopped
3-4 Roma tomatoes, chopped, semi- drained
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 garlic cloves, crushed
3/4 tsp salt
1 tablespoon ground cumin
pepper to taste

How to Prepare:
 In a bowl, mix together: corn, peas/beans, avacado, cilantro, green onion, and tomatoes. Set aside.
Whisk together in a smaller bowl the final ingredients. Combine mixtures and stir. Season additionally if needed. Serve with tortilla chips. Makes 4-6 servings.

*Cowboy caviar is also really yummy on tacos and salad.

Enjoy, preferably with a cold beer! 

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