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Slow Cooker Plum Sausage and Meatballs

Here’s a recipe to keep in mind for a party, casual gathering, or fun game-watching…and it makes a great snack anytime! These Slow Cooker Plum Sausage and Meatballs are really good and easy to make! The plum jam gives the sauce in this recipe a really good flavor. If you don’t have plum jam, you could substitute apricot jam or apple butter—I’ve read that these have a similar flavor to plum jam.

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Hot Cheese and Bacon Dip

This is a great time for making a yummy, cheesy dip, with all the game-watching going on! Even if you’re not game-watching, you may want to make a nice hot dip just to snack on! Like this Hot Cheese and Bacon Dip that’s baked in a bread bowl! It has onion, green chiles, garlic, and crumbled bacon to give it a good savory flavor.

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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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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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Dilly Pretzels and Veggie Dip

Dilly Pretzels and Veggie Dip @ NancyC

If you’re looking for a new snack to try, these Dilly Pretzels and Veggie Dip recipes are just the thing! They’re both so easy to make—the pretzels are coated with a mix of herbs, seasonings, and Ranch dressing mix (how could that not be good?!)—and the dip is a savory mix of mayo, sour cream, herbs, and dried onion flakes. The pretzels are great on their own, but if you love dips (which I do), they’re really good with this veggie dip! You can also serve the dip with fresh veggies or potato chips, so it’s pretty versatile!

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