Category Archives: Appetizers/Snacks

Chiles Rellenos Bake

Just a warning here…this Chiles Rellenos Bake is very addicting! Made in a square baking pan, you cut it into squares, and it makes such a great, cheesy appetizer or snack—or even a tasty brunch side dish! It’s really hard to stop eating!

The flavor of the chiles blended with the cheese is so good! Whatever the occasion or meal you make this for, I’m sure it will be a big hit! If you need more servings for a larger crowd, double the recipe and make it in a 9 x 13″ pan. If you happen to have leftovers, it reheats in the microwave well too!

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Cheesy Chili Dip

This is a great dip that I first made it years ago and it gets eaten up so quickly that I never have had time to take a photo of it! So I just had to make it again to get that photo! This Cheesy Chili Dip is super-easy to make and really good. You can serve it with tortilla chips, corn chips, or crackers…or a combination of all of these. I like to add a little more cheese than the original recipe calls for—extra cheese never hurts, right? 🙂 I also like to add a little extra chopped green onion, along with some sliced black olives. Yum! I found the original recipe over at myfoodandfamily.com.

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7-Layer Dip

Whether you’re wanting to make a good game-watching snack or just something your family can munch on, this 7-Layer Dip is really easy to put together! It has all the great Tex-Mex ingredients and flavors that everyone loves…a tasty refried bean base layer topped with guacamole, sour cream, Cheddar cheese, a mix of diced tomatoes and salsa, green onions, and black olives!

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Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board

I’ve seen so many great charcuterie boards on blogs, websites, and Pinterest, and I was inspired to try one myself! It’s really pretty easy to put one together. I thought it would be fun to do one in the shape of a Christmas tree! You’ll want to decide ahead of time what items you’ll want to include in your board—most savory charcuterie boards include cheese, crackers or baguette slices, veggies, fresh or dried fruits, cured meats, nuts, pretzels, or other dippers, and even some dip. Then there are dessert charcuterie boards that can include holiday cookies, candy, and other fun snacks.

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Chexicago Party Mix

A friend of mine made this Chexicago Party Mix for a holiday open house one year. I could not stop eating it! I like the Original Chex Party Mix, but I think I like this even better! It’s called Chexicago Party Mix because it’s inspired by the sweet-and-salty caramel and cheese popcorn combination that’s popular in Chicago. I started mixing up my popcorn that way about ten years ago, and had no idea it was a favorite Chicago treat! I really like the sweet and salty (and cheesy) combination of flavors, so I have to say that I think Chicagoans have great taste when it comes to snacks! 🙂

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