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Chicken Melts – Quick and Easy Meal in 10 Minutes or Less

Do you ever have evening activities that require you to throw dinner on the table in a few minutes? We do. Both Joe and I work full-time jobs, and the girls have Girl Scouts and church and piano lessons in the evenings.  That leaves us about five minutes to get supper into their bellies some days. It’s not ideal, but it’s our life during this season (which is lasting much longer than I would like). We recently discovered an amazing new solution for quick and easy healthy dinners – Sandwich Bros. flatbread pocket sandwiches. (They’re not gluten-free.) They are frozen … Read more

Hot Pizza Dip Recipe

The best hot pizza dip, originally from a Pampered Chef recipe - Simple and easy with cream cheese and pizza sauce, this dip is the perfect appetizer. Low carb and gluten free. Great with pepperoni, olives, mushrooms, or other pizza toppings. Perfect food for the Super Bowl or parties. Kids love this too. Lots of mozzarella cheese.

  When I was a Pampered Chef consultant, I made this hot pizza dip recipe pretty often at parties. It was always a big hit because it tastes amazing, and it’s easy to put together. The original recipe is slightly different than my version. If you want the real Pampered Chef recipe, you’ll have to Google it. We took this to our small group meeting for church, and everyone had seconds. When we make it at home, the kids make sandwiches out of their scooper chips. I don’t get it, but they always do it, so it must be a … Read more

The Best Super Bowl Appetizers

The best appetizer recipes for the Super Bowl. Great football food for Big Game dinners, your party, or snacks. Cream cheeses, Ranch dressing, meats, cheeses, hot sauces, dips. Mostly low carb and gluten-free. Great for families and friends. Simple and easy. Great for entertaining including New Years Eve.

Nothing says Super Bowl Party to me like a spread of generally unhealthy appetizers. They look good; they taste good. It is one night out of the year. Here’s what we’ll be enjoying on Super Bowl Sunday: Buffalo Chicken Dip This is my all-time A-#1 favorite appetizer. We bring it to every party, to every potluck, to everything. We eat it for New Year’s, for Super Bowl Sunday, for picnics and get-togethers. My kids love it; my friends love it. My mother-in-law loves it. This dip is seriously good. Joe cut the Frank’s sauce in half from the original recipe. … Read more

Buffalo Cheese Ball featuring Simply Dressed by Marzetti

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There are a few foods that I absolutely adore and can’t get enough of: feta cheese, buffalo chicken dip, bbq chicken enchiladas, watermelon jam, ice cream, the chocolate cake recipe I made for my dad’s birthday. I agreed to review Marzetti’s new Simply Dressed line of refrigerated salad dressings because one of the flavors is Greek Feta. I thought (and still think) that it could be my new favorite salad dressing, but I didn’t get to try that one. Greek Feta is not carried in any grocery stores near me. I wish it was. Feta dressing on a salad topped … Read more

Easy Pizza Dip

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For party food, few things are as easy to prepare or as tasty as dips. This dip in particular is really simple to prepare, and it is always a big hit. You know me. I could eat the whole thing for supper. Or lunch. Any time, really. Photo source Print Recipe Easy Pizza Dip Servings Ingredients 8 ounces cream cheese This is a typical block of cream cheese. I prefer the 30% less fat kind.1 teaspoon Italian seasoning1 cup mozzarella shredded3/4 cup Parmesan grated fresh (This is not the stuff in the green can! You need some real cheese that … Read more

Food Safety Tips for your Super Bowl Party

Food safety tips for the Super Bowl - Rules, tips, and ideas for keeping hot foods hot and cold foods cold. Don't get food poisoning at your party!

The Super Bowl is right around the corner. No matter what you’ll eat on Sunday evening, you need to be cognizant of some simple food safety procedures. Serve Hot Foods Hot If you are planning to serve hot dishes, use a thermometer to be sure they are cooked to a proper internal temperature. Hot foods can be kept in a warm oven (set at 200° – 250° F) until serving (they may dry out if kept in the oven more than an hour, so cover tightly with aluminum foil). Don’t let perishable foods sit out for more than 2 hours. … Read more