Sunday, September 20, 2009

Football Fun

What You Need
6 squares BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1/2 tsp. vanilla
4 cups cocoa sweetened rice cereal
White decorating gel

Make It
MICROWAVE chocolate, corn syrup and butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2-1/2 min., stirring after 1-1/2 min. Blend in vanilla.
ADD cereal; mix well. Cool 10 min. Shape into 18 (3-inch-long) football shapes with lightly moistened hands. Place on large sheet of wax paper; cool completely.
USE decorating gel to add "lacings" to "footballs." Let stand until gel is firm.

Parmasean Meatballs

What You Need
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 egg
1 clove garlic, minced

Make It
PREHEAT oven to 375°F. Mix meat, cheese, parsley, egg and garlic. Shape into 12 meatballs.
PLACE in foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
BAKE 25 min. or until cooked through

Mini Cheese Dog Wraps

What You Need!
1 pkg. (8 oz.) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
4 OSCAR MAYER Beef Franks
4 KRAFT Singles

Make It!
HEAT oven to 375°F. Unroll crescent roll dough; separate into triangles. Cut each triangle lengthwise in half. (You will have a total of 16 triangles.)
CUT franks lengthwise in half, then cut each piece crosswise in half. (You will have 16 pieces.) Cut each Singles into 4 strips. Place 1 frank piece and 1 Singles strip at short side of each dough triangle; roll up. Place, seam-sides down, on ungreased baking sheet.
BAKE 10 to 13 min. or until golden brown.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Dip In It's Game Time!

Okay football season is here, and so are the game time parties! Here are three dips you'll love and so will the guests!!! Dip in!

Cheesy Chips and Salsa
1 8oz. cream cheese
1 bottle of salsa (any type)
Where you expecting more? Well all you do is soften the cream cheese to room temp. and pour the salsa on top! Get your favorite tortilla chips and enjoy!

7 Layers of Goodness

7 Layer Mexican Dip
1 pkg. taco mix
1 medium can refried beans
1 can sliced olives
1 16oz. sour cream
2 cups shredded cheese
2 large avocados, smashed and smoothed (or use pre-made guacamole)
3 tomatoes diced (optional)
In a 9X13 inch baking dish, spread refried beans along the bottom evenly. Then sprinkle on taco mix. Spread avocados on top of that followed by the olives, tomatoes and cheese. Then spread the sour cream over the top! Enjoy with tortilla chips :)

My All Time Favorite Dip (Kattrina)

Spinach Artichoke Dip
1 package Cream Cheese
1 14 oz. can Artichoke Hearts (drained and chopped)
1/2 c. spinach, drained and chopped
1/4 c. mayonnaise
1/4 c. parmesan cheese
1/4 c. ramono cheese (or use all parmesan)
1 clove garlic finely minced
1 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 c. mozzarella cheese (reserve for the top)
Allow cream cheese to come to room temp. Cream together mayo, parmesan, ramono, garlic and salt. Mix well. Add the artichoke hearts and spinach and mix until blended. Spray a pie tin with PAM and pour in dip and top with mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until top is browned. Serve with chips, crackers, or my favorite thinly slice bruschetta!