You love jalapeno poppers. You love great Mexican dips. Now you can have them both with this cheesy, slightly spicy dish that gives you no choice but to dive in and indulge! The Buffalo Cheddar Chile Dip is so simple to whip up, bake up and gobble up for those game day watch parties or for any get-together. It’s also one of those recipes that you can adapt, adjust and add to for more kick. This dip combines crispy bacon bits, shredded grilled or rotisserie chicken and several cheeses. When creating this recipe, I came across Alouette Spicy Jalapeno Spread in the deli section of the grocery store and decided to add it to the shredded cheddar and jack cheeses as well as the cream cheese. It’s optional, but it does add a spicy yet creamy texture. If you want the dip to have more heat, just add more diced jalapeños or green chiles. Love bacon? Just add more. I baked this dip in a cast iron skillet and served it right from the pan with lots of corn tortilla chips and some homemade flour tortilla chips. It can also be served with crustini, crackers or cut vegetables. This Buffalo Cheddar Chile Dip is worth the deep dive into deliciousness!
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It’s one of those favorite dishes on the menu at Mexican, Tex Mex and Southwestern-style restaurants. Fajitas refer to grilled meat or chicken usually served as a taco or alongside grilled peppers, onions and flour or corn tortillas. Fajitas are so simple to make at home. A delicious fajita starts with a great marinade. For this recipe, I’ve chosen a simple combination of ingredients, but if you prefer more heat, you can always add some red pepper flakes or a pinch of cayenne. For the chicken, I prefer skinless boneless chicken thighs, but chicken breasts work well too. For the meat, you’ll want something with a little bit of fat like a skirt or flank steak. With colorful peppers always available, a combination of green, red, yellow and orange bell peppers make a beautiful presentation along with a large, sweet yellow onion. To give the fajitas a real authentic flavor, you can toss your flour tortilla into a hot dry skillet or griddle for just a few seconds to give it the char marks and delicious flavor. Of course, you’ll want to top off your fajitas with all of your favorite fixings’ like avocado, pico de gallo, cilantro, shredded cheese and sour cream. Plan ahead so the protein can marinate for several hours, then fire up the skillet or grill and get cookin’ south of the border style!
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Wow. Sometimes I come across a recipe that just knocks my socks off. Who doesn’t love homemade biscuits piping hot right out of the oven? Who doesn’t love a recipe that turns out perfectly every time—using only 4 ingredients? This recipe for 4-Ingredient Homemade Biscuits is now my go-to for a delicious bread to go with biscuits and gravy, soups, chili or simply with melted butter and jam. The recipe consists of only 4 everyday ingredients: Bisquick, sour cream, 7-Up and butter! Generally, I prefer a mixer to hand mixing bread dough, but for this recipe, stirring by hand turns out a much better batter. If you mix these ingredients with an electric mixer, the dough gets too wet and sticky, which makes it difficult to punch out the dough with a cookie cutter. Mixing by hand gives you the perfect consistency. Instead of incorporating the butter into the dough, the butter gets melted and poured into a sheet pan or casserole, and the biscuit dough gets laid right on top of the butter. These delicious nuggets of dough are light, flaky and simply divine! If you’re looking to add one more item to your holiday menu or want to surprise family and guests with a real taste of home, you can’t beat comfort food at its best!
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