February 3, 2006

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL????

Hmmm.... the Superbowl...... I'm usually more excited about Superbowl weekend.... I guess that's because the Patriots are usually playing and this year yeah, ummm well not-so-much.

This year I'm torn.... what's the best part of the Superbowl..... the commercials? or the food?

I have no control over the commercials -- if you ask me, the last couple of years they've been kinda crappy anyway, but.... I can help you make the best damn dip EVAH (that's Boston-speak for "ever")

Buffalo Chicken Dip
2 8-oz pkgs of cream cheese
3/4 cup of hot sauce (I use Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce)
1 cup of Ranch Dressing (I used Hidden Valley Ranch)
Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Mix cream cheese, hot sauce and ranch dressing -- (a food processor works really well here, otherwise it takes forever to mix until smooth.... it still tastes the same if its not smooth, but it looks a bit sketchy with lumps and chunks) -- pour into shallow baking dish -- fold in a good handful of cheddar cheese -- Bake at 350 for 15 minutes top with a handful of cheddar and bake for 10- 15 more minutes. It's really wicked easy (that's Boston-speak for it's a simple recipe)

Serve hot with tortilla chips or Fritos scoops

Some notes:
1. You can fold in chicken as well cheddar... the originally recipe called for canned chicken (2 of the tuna-sized-cans), but that grossed me out and I find that the recipe is just as delicious without the canned chicken, so.... do what you like..... but I skip it
2. This makes a ton of dip.... for a smaller group, you can use half amounts and it turns out just fine.
3. It's Superbowl Sunday so take a diet-vacation -- because, let's be honest -- this recipe is the equivalent of rubbing a tub of Crisco directly on your ass..... but it's really, really good.
4. Lastly, every time we are invited someplace people ask me to make & bring this or they just ask for the recipe outright..... it's very, very popular! If you decide to try it.... let me know how it goes!



Kara said...

best dip ever! we'll be cookin' it up in georgia this weekend!

Kara Ashley said...
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Corinne said...

Funny, my husband and I had no one over, yet I made way too much food for the Super Bowl.... the dip sounds great, maybe I'll try it next year :)

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