Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Dip

My kids love this stuff! I have to admit it is pretty darn good!

2 8 oz. bar cream cheese
2 10 oz. cans chicken
1/2 - 1 cup Frank's Hot Sauce
1 cup blue cheese dressing (can also use ranch)

Tortilla Chips
Celery Sticks

Mix first 4 ingredients together. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve with chips and celery dippers.

Substitute ranch for blue cheese dressing.
Use only 1 bar cream cheese but add 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese before baking.
Serve with wheat thins.

Broccoli Cheese Soup with noodles

Broccoli Cheese Soup with noodles

Originally from Kindervelt. The mini noodles give this soup a fun texture. I’ve tried it with cheddar and swiss cheese but it just isn’t as good!

½ cup chopped onions

2 T butter

2 boxes frozen chopped broccoli, thawed

6 cups chicken broth

8 oz mini pasta (i.e. stars or alphabets)

6 cups milk

½ t garlic powder

Black pepper to taste

1 lb American cheese slices, torn into pieces

Sauté onions in butter until cooked but not browned. Add broth and broccoli. Cover pan and cook on medium high for 5 minutes. Add pasta and cook 5 more minutes or until broccoli and pasta are cooked through. Add milk, garlic powder and pepper. Cook uncovered over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until hot but do not boil (or the milk will curdled). Slowly add cheese, stirring constantly until melted and smooth.