Confessional/Dip Friday: {Link-Up}

Since this week's topic for CF was "grab bag", I decided to throw caution to the wind (or Velveeta into the crockpot) and blog about...DIP!!

You know, that amazing manna from heaven?

Well, since college football started back last night, I felt it fitting to throw some dip at'cha. Here are a few of my very favorite dip recipes that you can often find the hubs and me devouring on any given game day:

Nothin' Fancy Dip


  • 1 can of chili (we like Wolf brand)
  • 1 block Philadelphia cream cheese
  • Half a small bag of sharp shredded cheddar cheese

1. Coat the bottom and sides of a 9 x 9 glass dish with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Melt the cream cheese in the microwave until it's soft and lump free, so that you can easily spread it.
3. Spread melted cream cheese onto the bottom of the dish.
4. Top that layer with the entire can of chili, spreading evenly. Top THAT layer with the cheddar.
5. Now, put the dish uncovered into the microwave for 2.5 minutes or so, until cheese is bubbly.

You can thank me later.

Oh, give me a home dip, where the buffalo roam...
(Photo via recipleaser.com)

Buffalo Chicken Dip

  • 4 clean chicken breasts
  • 1 Bottle of  Hot sauce (12 oz.)
  • 12 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup Mexican cheese
  • 1 cup Ranch dressing
  • Tortilla chips
  1. Cook the chicken breasts in water until done.
  2. Cut the chicken into small chunks or cubes .
  3. Place the chicken in a bowl and pour the wing sauce over it, mixing well.
  4. In an oven-proof dish, add the cream cheese and pour the chicken on top of it. Add the cheese over it and also sprinkle some ranch dressing.
  5. Bake for about half an hour at 325 degrees.

Tell me this doesn't make you wanna dive in face first.
(photo via Food Network)
Charleston Dip


  • 1/2 - cup mayonnaise
  • 1 - 8oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 - cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 - cup grated monterey jack cheese
  • 2 - green onions, finely chopped
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 8 - Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 8 - slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (I prefer center-cut bacon for its thickness.)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
2. In a medium bowl, mix the mayonnaise, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, monterey jack cheese, green onions and cayenne pepper. 
3. Transfer the mixture to a shallow baking dish. 
4. Top mixture with cracker crumbs and bake for 15 minutes, or until heated through. 
5. Remove the pan from the oven and top with the bacon.
6.  Serve immediately with corn chips, bagel chips or crackers.

Sufficiently hungry yet?

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  1. i tried the buffalo chicken dip!! delish and def a guilty pleasure lol

    xo Danai
    Life in My Fab Lane

  2. One of my fave SWEET dips: http://newtoveggieworld.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/chocolate-chip-cheesecake-dip/

    You might want to make when you have lots of people around to eat it...otherwise...you know. :)

  3. So, the buffalo chicken dip? Um, YUM! Can't wait to try that one out. I just know my hubby will LOVE it. Happy weekend, Leslie (and Caroline!)

  4. I want to try all of these dips, like ASAP!! They sound so delicious!

  5. All of those look SO good... and it's only 8 a.m.!!

    Unfortunately due to health issues.. I can't eat anything! Ha... okay that's a lie, but most of this is out. I will have to check the other dips out too!!

  6. That buffalo chicken dip has me drooling. Yum!

  7. I don't have a blog so leaving the world's easiest dip recipe here! This is a cold dip and the one I am always asked to bring to any school/work/family gathering! 1 pkg. cream cheese, 1 16 oz. sour cream, 1 jar mild salsa, 1 small can black olives, 1 big handful shredded cheddar cheese. Use a spoon or hand held mixer to mix together the sour cream, cream cheese and salsa. Toss in the sliced black olives and shredded cheese! Serve with chips! You will LOVE it during football games!


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