Finger Foods... Let's Chat...

So... I asked my husband for an idea for a 'chat' on the blog today... and his idea... THE NFL DRAFT... SERIOUSLY?!  I mean, I am SURE that I have some readers that actually have some input in that discussion.  However, I do not :-( 
So... in his honor (just to humor him), let's chat about sports events.  What's YOUR team (whichever sport... not JUST NFL)?  Our house has SEVERAL teams but for this convo... we'll focus on the GEORGIA BULLDOGS (that's just for you all of my UF relatives and friends ;-)). 

When it's football season, we LOVE watching games whether we're AT the stadium, a friend's house, or in our living room silently cheering (because the kids are asleep).  We usually have a snack of some sort (I mean, isn't snacking what sports are really all about ;-)). 

One of my faves is Buffalo Chicken Dip (got it from the Frank's Hot Sauce website):


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  • 8 oz. pkg.cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cupblue cheese or ranch salad dressing
  • 1/2 cupany flavor FRANK'S® REDHOT® Sauce
  • 1/2 cupcrumbled blue cheese or shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cans (12.5 oz. each)SWANSON® White Premium Chunk Chicken Breast in Water, drained

  1. HEAT oven to 350°F. Place cream cheese into deep baking dish. Stir until smooth.
  2. MIX in salad dressing, Frank's RedHot Sauce and cheese. Stir in chicken.
  3. BAKE 20 min. or until mixture is heated through; stir. Garnish as desired. Serve with crackers or vegetables.


Reduced Calorie Recipe: Substitute neufchatel cheese for the cream cheese, and low fat options for the salad dressing and blue cheese.

Microwave Directions: Prepare as above. Place in microwave-safe dish. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 5 min. until hot, stirring halfway through cooking.

Slow Cooker Method: Combine ingredients as directed above. Place mixture into small slow cooker. Cover pot. Heat on HIGH setting for 1 1/2 hours until hot and bubbly or on LOW setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Stir.

Tailgating Tip: Prepare dip ahead and place in heavy disposable foil pan. Place pan on grill and heat dip until hot and bubbly.

Tip: You may substitute 2 cups shredded cooked chicken. 

**We love to eat this with Stacy's Pita chips, Simply Naked flavor...YUMMY!**

So... what's your gameday/sports/random party finger food??  Do tell!! 

Let's chat...


  1. Ohhh YUM!! Can't WAIT to try this one!! We LOVE cream cheese and chile peppers rolled up in a soft tortilla...cut into 1/2" thick slices and dipped in salsa. Finger foods are my favorites!!

  2. 1 pack cream cheese
    1 can cream of mushroom soup
    1 pack pepperoni cut up

    Bake @ 350 30-40 min

    Loaf of italian bread cut into cubes for dipping

  3. * crock pot *

    2pack lil smokies
    1 jar grape jelly
    1 bottle original bbq sauce

    conbine all and cook on high for 2 hr at least

  4. I think AJ Green has a great chance of going in the top 5. Good luck to the players I met down at Athlete's Performance.

  5. I love sausage dip! It is so easy and so yum! Can be served hot or cold.

    2 packs of cream cheese
    1 can of ro*tell tomatoes
    1 package of sausage (any type you like)

    Let cream cheese soften for about an hour. Cook (brown) sausuage, drain it and then mix in can of ro*tell tomatoes (drained). Let sit for a minute and go to your cream cheese, start to stir it and then mix in sausuage and tomatoes. It is yummy! Put in fridge once you are done dipping.

    I use tortilla chips to dip. Enjoy!