Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Superbowl Eats & Monday Night TV

I hope you're hungry because I've got not one but two yummy recipes for you today!

  First things first, Super Bowl Sunday I served my favorite appetizer...but I only make it once a year because it's that unhealthy delicious. Buffalo Chicken Dip. This stuff tastes just like delicious buffalo wings and blue cheese all baked together and gooey. It's something that one of my best friend's mom used to make for sleepovers when we were in high school, and luckily she was kind enough to give me the recipe (multiple times, since I've written it down and then lost it a few times!). It's super tasty and totally worth every calorie...because trust me there are a lot of them!

Buffalo Chicken Dip
 2 large cans of chicken
1/2-1 cup of Frank's Red Hot Sauce 
(depending on how spicy you want it!)
2 bricks of cream cheese
1 cup of chunky blue cheese dressing 
(you can substitue ranch if you're not a blue cheese fan!)
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

 Drain chicken and place in a large skillet. Saute the chicken in the Frank's Red Hot Sauce until it's completely coated. Add 2 bricks of cream cheese to the skillet and stir until melted. Add 1 cup of the shredded cheddar cheese to the skillet and stir until melted. Add in the blue cheese dressing and stir until melted. Pour into a casserole dish, sprinkle top with remaining cheddar cheese, and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes until cheese is browned and bubbly. Serve with crackers or tortilla chips.
(I love those Tostitos Scoops for this dip!)

Another thing that I made Sunday was a Super Bowl staple--chili and corn bread! Chili is something I make in the crock pot quite often, but I'm always tinkering with the recipe. I know everyone likes their chili a little bit different, but I prefer mine thicker and chunkier over soupier and I like a lot of different types of beans. For the batch I made Sunday, I pretty much combined elements from a few different slow-cooker recipes I found on Allrecipes.com and then added a few secret ingredients of my own.

Jane's Four Bean Chili
1 lb ground beef
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 15oz can of tomato sauce
2 14.5oz cans of diced tomatoes
4 15oz cans of beans, drained
(I used black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, and great white northern beans)
1 tbs ketchup
1 tbs Frank's Red Hot Sauce
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tbs chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 ancho chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Brown ground beef in a skillet until all pink is gone. Add to crock pot. Dump all the other ingredients in the crock pot. Stir. Let cook on low for 8-10 hours.

Easy peasy!

 As far as cornbread, I just made classic Jiffy cornbread because a) it's made in Michigan and b) it's the best. And then as far as other Superbowl eats, I also made this simple yet delicious guacamole...so good! (I only took one picture of my guac because Jenna's got beautiful pics on ELR!)

 So that's what we snacked on during the Super Bowl, what about you? I'd love to get some new recipe ideas for next year!

After this weekend, I was ready to just chill out last night. Cam and I had leftover chili for dinner and watched some quality TV...and by that I mean the Bachelor. (Yes, I actually suckered Cam in to watching it with me!) I really like Kacie B. and Nicki, where as Cam said he should choose Emily or Lindzi (and honestly, I like both of them too). We both agree that Courtney is awful and honestly, some of the things she says sound scripted. I hope she doesn't win, but she probably will. Grrrr.

After The Bachelor, I watched the premiere of that new show Smash on NBC and I really enjoyed it! I liked the songs and I'm interested to see what happens. I think that Katherine McPhee is really beautiful and talented, and I like Debra Messing and Anjelica Huston as well.

Did anybody else watch Smash? What did you think? Have you been watching the Bachelor this season? Who's your favorite?

That's all I've got, have a lovely day everyone! Xoxo


  1. I love buffalo chicken dip too! I made it for Sunday as well, but I made the Skinny Taste version, it was a huge hit! Everyone loved it! Plus that way, you can eat more....right? ;)

  2. It seems delicious!!!! This is such a nice post!
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  3. Yum, these sound so good! Love your cute heart bowls :)

  4. OH! I still need to watch Smash but I hear it's amazing! Can't wait!!

  5. That dip looks amazing! I watched Smash last night too & loved it! Excited to watch the rest of the season!

  6. Jane, neither one of those look very paleo :)

  7. I'm not sure what to think of Smash. I thought the songs were AMAZING and its definitely enjoyable, but I think the competition between the 2 actresses is going to be drawn out. But I guess we'll see!

  8. Oh wow....I will definitely be making these in the very near future!!

  9. yum! we love buffalo chicken dip as well! i make ours in a small slow cooker that way it's warm all day!

    i made a new dip for the super bowl, one pound of sausage (browned) mixed with one and a half bricks of cream cheese (i used one fat free and for the half i used full fat) and one can of rotel, mix it all together and serve with chips! this is also a dip i use in a small slow cooker so its warm all day. it's creamy, yet chunky and so tasty!!!

  10. Oh my goodness. That chili and buffalo dip look amazing!!! I wish we could eat super bowl food every sunday ... with no calorie consequences of course!

  11. I recorded Smash last night and can't wait to watch it! I'm glad you liked it!

  12. OOOh yum! That guacamole looks so good. For the Superbowl I munched on white queso dip and nachos


  13. 1. that buffalo chicken dip looks awesome!
    2. i watched smash. i though it was good not great. but i will definitely keep following along for now.
    3. thanks for stopping by the blog!


  14. hmmm bean chilli looks delish! I love healthy food! Just found your blog and really like it! I am your newest follower!
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    xxx Marina

  15. wow sooo delicious!!! :):) nice blog!
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  16. glad to hear you liked smash! we have it on the DVR and i need to watch!

  17. I'm coming over to your house next year. that's for sure.

  18. I definitely made this same buffalo dip for the Superbowl! It was SO good and today I re-heated it and ate it with carrots. Yumm :)

  19. The Bachelor is one of those guilty pleasures that I hate to admit I love...but seriously Mondays are my FAVE because of these crazies! I love Courtney for sheer entertainment value...they're all so sweet and saccharine compared to her!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

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  20. I would love to make that buffalo chicken dip because it looks so freaking delicious but there is no way I would be able to get may hands on all the ingredients (sometimes living overseas sucks).
    And I'm totally going to be checking out smash! I love Debra Messing!

  21. I watched Smash too! I saw a commercial for it during the Superbowl. So excited for the season to get underway :)

  22. I REALLY like your mix of posts here. And I hope it doesn't sound too weird to say that you are GORGEOUS!!

    I've signed up to follow you!

    Thank you for this recipe - it sounds YUMMY!!


  23. so we pretty much had the same superbowl.

    i LIVE for franks hot sauce. and when i found this recipe on their site...i make it anytime i have a party. it is TO DIE FOR.

    and i watched smash last night. LOVE IT.

    bachelor...if kasey or lindzi doesn't win, i will be disappointed in frizzy hair ben.

    newest follower!


  24. Just found your blog and consider me your newest follower! You had me @ Buffalo Dip. :)

    I'm watching the Bachelor and can't wait for this season to end. I'm so unimpressed by Ben.

  25. All of your recipes sound amazing - especially the buffalo dip. Yum. And I'm with you on Jiffy. Love me some MI made Jiffy products!

  26. yummy super bowl eats. you are right chili and cornbread is definitely a staple for sure! i didn't want smash but i watched the voice love that show!

  27. I've seen that buffalo chicken dip so many times and I know I would love it, but I've never made it. Next football season!

    I recorded "Smash," but haven't watched it yet, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  28. YUM!! I am going to have to try the buffalo chicken dip. That looks amazing!
    I made oreo cupcakes that were a huge hit! Love writing party posts and reading other peoples for ideas.


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