Friday, January 3, 2014

Cookie Dough Dip

My new favorite thing to serve for pretty much any event is a dessert dip!  I have 4 recipes that I will be posting over the next week or so.  These dips are so good and so much fun.  Every time I've served one at a party people just flipped over them.   It's great for a big crowd and very easy to throw together quickly. Original recipe found here at Add a Pinch
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup toffee bits
In a large bowl with a hand mixer (or a spoon with a lot of muscle) beat together cream cheese and butter.  Add sugars and vanilla and beat to combine well.  Next add chocolate chips and toffee bits and mix until incorporated evenly.  Transfer to a smaller serving bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to set.  Serve with pretzels, graham crackers, cookies or whatever you would like to dip into it.  Honestly EVERYTHING would taste good dipped into this.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Meatloaf Sliders

A fun and delicious take on a typical hamburger slider.  I just made my favorite meatloaf recipe and formed the meat mixture into small patties and baked as usual.  Top with some crispy fried onions and YUM! Great little bite for cocktail party or just a fun dinner idea.
1 lb. meatloaf mix (beef/pork/veal)
1 package onion soup mix
1 egg
1/2 cup ketchup (plus extra to brush on top)
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
Crispy fried onions
slider buns or dinner rolls
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix meat with onion soup mix, egg, ketchup and breadcrumbs. Mix together until combined, be careful not to over mix.  Form into small patties and place on a lined baking sheet.  Brush the top of each patty with about 1/2 teaspoon of ketchup.  Bake for about 25-30 minutes.  On bottom half of bun place one patty and top with a teaspoon of crispy fried onions, place on top bun and Enjoy!!