Category Archives: Appetizers

Game Day Snack

Spicy Pork Biscuits

Big game today, Packers vs Cowboys.  I love sports.  I love making snacks for game day parties.  I have many go to recipes (I’ll post more as the parties go on throughout the year) for parties.  One of the ones that is most requested are my Spicy Pork Biscuits.  These are super easy to make and are pretty quick to make.  Who doesn’t love easy and quick snacks?  What are some of your favorite game day snacks?

Spicy Pork Biscuits

  • Servings: 40 biscuits
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

– 1 lb Hot pork sausage (if you don’t want it spicy use mild)

– 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

– 2 canned refrigerated biscuits (10 biscuits in a can)

Steps:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Brown sausage over medium heat.  Drain sausage.

Mix sausage and cheese together in a medium bowl.

Take each biscuit and divide into two layers.

On each flattened biscuit, put one tablespoon of meat mixture on half of the biscuit.

Fold biscuit over and pinch sides shut.

Place on cookie sheet and back for 13 mins or until golden brown.

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Taco Fiesta in Yo Mouth Dip

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We take birthdays, holidays, and work anniversaries seriously in my department at work.  We like to come up with reasons just to bring in food for a pot luck.  This week we celebrated the birth of our co-worker Kim.  Like usual, I wanted to try and make something new and try it out on my co-workers.  This time I wanted to make something tacoishy (I know this is not a real word, but it fits with how I was feeling J) because that is what I was craving the morning of the pot luck.

I completely forgot to go to the store on my way home from work on Wednesday night and didn’t feel like going out again once I was home. I figured I could just run to the store during my lunch break.

Fast forward to Thursday morning. I ran to the grocery store with my co-worker Emily (she also had to pick something up for the pot luck). On the way over I told her I was thinking of doing something tacoishy so I knew on my “list” I need sour cream and taco seasoning, but that really didn’t mater because I kept coming up with ideas in the store. We ended up bouncing around from aisle to aisle as I thought of new thing to add. It went kind of like this:

After getting to the store I thought, “diced green chilies would be amazing in the dip!” Emily agreed that they would really add to the dip. We got chips to eat with the dip, blue corn tortilla chips. Then we headed to get the taco seasoning in the ‘Mexican’ food isle. I figured shredded cheddar cheese would be AMAZING in the dip. Off we went to get the cheese. “What about Mexi-corn?!?!,” I asked. Emily agreed that it would be a great idea. We walked to the canned vegetable isle. After getting the Mexi-corn, I realized I never picked up the sour cream. While walking all the way to the other side of the store to pick up the sour cream, I realized I never picked up the diced green chilies that I wanted to add to the dip. Once again, back to the ‘Mexican’ isle.

Finally we pay for our items and head back to work. Now time to put the dip together!!

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In a large bowl I put the sour cream and taco seasoning.

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Mix the sour cream and taco seasoning. When making a dip I like to mix the dry ingredients first that way it creates a nice base to the dip and I can make sure all the dry ingredients are mixed in well.

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I then added the draining diced green chilies and Mexi-corn.

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I had to mix it very carefully as I didn’t really plan out a big enough bowl to add everything to it.

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CHEESE!! I love cheese. I mixed that in.

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Guess I don’t have a picture of everything mixed together like I thought.

Well, after mixing everything together I let it ‘meld’ in the refrigerator for an hour.

It was then time for the ‘party!’

Chips + Dip = soooo good!

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Now I was really expecting to take some of the dip home with me to eat with dinner, but I guess my coworkers had other ideas. At the end of the day, I had nothing, that’s right NOTHING left. I guess they really liked the dip.

I was really happy to see that everyone enjoyed the dip, especially since I made the dip up on the fly. I plan to put this recipe in my recipe binder and make it again in the future.

Taco Fiesta in Yo Mouth Dip

  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 24 oz Sour Cream
  • 1 packet Taco Seasoning
  • 1 4oz can diced green chilies
  • 1 11oz can Mexi-Corn
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Mix sour cream and taco seasoning together.
  2. Stir in diced green chilies and Mexi-corn.
  3. Stir in shredded cheddar cheese.