Category Archives: 13. Snacks

Will’s Chili Queso Dip

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Will’s Chili Queso Dip

This is my son’s recipe.  I hope you enjoy it as much as they do!

1 Pound of cooked ground meat

16oz Velveeta cheese

1 cup milk

6 pieces of sliced crispy bacon

1 Can of Chili

Paprika

Chili Powder

Cayenne Pepper

Ground Cumin

 

Place all the above ingredients in a Crock pot on low for 2 hours

Stir and enjoy with your favorite dipping chip

My son eats it with Doritos while my granddaughter and daughter in law use Tostitos scoops

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Chloe loves her daddy’s cooking!

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Pizza Pinwheels

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Pizza Pinwheels

 

1 can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) refrigerated Dough Sheet

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1/3 cup finely chopped pepperoni

1/2 cup shredded cheese blend

Italian seasoning

1/2 cup pizza sauce

 

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper

If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate dough into 4 rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal

If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut into 4 rectangles

Sprinkle an even layer of Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, pepperoni, and cheese blend over each rectangle

Do not overfill

Starting with one short side, roll up each rectangle; press edge to seal

Put the rolled dough in the freezer for 10-20 minutes, this makes it easier to cut

Cut each roll into 6 slices

Place cut side down on cookie sheet

Bake 6-7 minutes or until edges start to brown

Flip over pinwheels half way through for even baking 5-6 minutes

Serve with warm pizza sauce for dipping

Ranch Seasoned Oyster Crackers

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Ranch Seasoned Oyster Crackers

Great addition to your favorite soup or snack on by the handful!

1 1/2 sticks butter, melted
2 tablespoons ranch dressing mix
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 (16 ounce) packages oyster crackers
Parmesan cheese

 

In a large bowl, combine melted butter, ranch dressing mix, dill, lemon pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder

Add crackers, and gently toss to coat the crackers

Let sit in the bowl while the oven preheats to 250 degrees

Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper

Spread crackers out on paper and bake for 15 minutes

Remove from oven, sprinkle with parmesan cheese

Mix and return to oven for 10 minutes

Allow to cool completely before storing in airtight canister

Garlic Bacon Cheese Logs

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Garlic Bacon Cheese Logs

Serves about 8

1/2 pound shredded cheese of your choice

4 ounces (half a package) softened cream cheese

1 tablespoon mayonnaise

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 garlic clove, chopped

1/2 cup crumbled bacon

 

In a small bowl, mix the shredded cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice and garlic

Form mixture into a log and roll in crumbled bacon

Chill for about an hour for flavors to blend and log to set

Serve with your favorite crackers

Oven Baked S’mores

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When you promise a 6 year old he is going to make S’mores by the fire pit when he visits his Grammas house, and it rains, you better find a way to make those S’mores happen inside!

 

Graham Crackers

Chocolate Bars

Marshmallows

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Place Graham Crackers on a cookie sheet top each one with a Marshmallow

Bake till golden, about 5 minutes

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Remove from oven and top with Chocolate and other Graham Cracker

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Enjoy!

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Parmesan Stuffed Tomatoes

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Parmesan Stuffed Tomatoes

2 ripe Tomatoes, sliced

3 Tablespoons Mayonnaise

6 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese

1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard

1 teaspoon Chopped Garlic

 

1 teaspoon dried oregano

salt and pepper to taste

1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Seasoned bread crumbs

 

Slice tomatoes in half, clean out insides and lay out on a paper towel to let the liquid drain.  Topping will stay on better

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Arrange tomato slices in a single layer on a baking sheet

In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, Parmesan, Dijon mustard, and garlic

Use a spoon to top each tomato slice with a small amount of the mayonnaise mixture

Season with oregano, and salt and pepper to taste

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Sprinkle with bread crumbs, mozzarella and then top with parsley

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Broil 5-10 minutes

Serve immediately

 

Cheese and Olive Bread

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1/2 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

 

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (half cheddar blend)

1 cup chopped black olives (half green olives)

1 loaf French bread, halved lengthwise

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Bake bread for approximately 5 minutes to crisp up before adding toppings

Stir together butter and mayonnaise until smooth and creamy

Mix in garlic powder and onion powder

Then stir in cheese and olives

Spread mixture evenly over French bread, and place on a baking sheet

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Bake in a preheated oven for 5 minutes

Increase heat to broil, and cook until cheese melts and bread is golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes

I served this with a side of Marinara Sauce, Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil for dipping