Monday, June 28, 2010

I wannabe baking!

I am sick of not being able to bake. Well, I am able to bake, but I don't have people to eat it! I find it wasteful to bake something and eat it the first night, and then have it sit around until I deem it too old and throw it away (like I need to do with the rice crispy treats we made a couple weeks ago.) However, I want to bake. I want to try new recipes and blog about them. I want to update my blog more than once a month! I want my updates to be more than just dinners, I want my sweet tooth back on my blog!

But alas, my coworkers are 14 month old little girls who aren't allowed the wonders of sweet yet! Maybe I could befriend a neighbor, but I really only see people from my building at the gym, and well, I think it may be odd to finish a 7 mile run and then offer to bring them some cheesecake while they finish their workout. Defeating the purpose I suppose.

Anyway, I am baking this week. Because I want to! I will find someone to eat it!

Wannabe baker was fitting because I am not a professional baker, but now its more fitting because I just WANNA BE BAKING darn it!

Local friends, wanna come over and have some dessert this week?!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Buffalo Chicken Dip

This dip is so gooood! It is my new go to for parties. It is easy and so yummy!

My friend Jessica gave me the recipe. I followed it pretty much, only changed it a little, and that was just the cheese I used.

[Printable Recipe]

1/2 cup hot sauce (I used Frank's)
1/2 cup ranch dressing ( used light)
1 cup of cheese (used a Monterey Jack and Cheddar mixture) 
1 can of chicken (Drained)
1 block of cream cheese, softened
Cheese to sprinkle on top (optional)

In oven safe dish, combine hot sauce, ranch, cream cheese and chicken.

Add cheese and combine.

Sprinkle cheese on the top of the dip.

Bake in 350 Degree oven for 15-20 mins.
When the dip is bubbling and starting to brown it is finished.

Serve with tortilla chips. 

This was very good. Has a nice kick to it, if you don't like spicy, I would get a less spicy hot sauce and use. Next time I am making it I am using two cans of chicken, my brother and his friends didn't even realize there was chicken until I pointed it out. I love this dip.