Yes, this will make you the most popular person you know and yes, it could make you the fattest person you know. Not my typical type of recipe…but it’s the holidays!! It’s delicious, easy to make and it’s unique! Please only make it for big groups because a small group of people around a platter of this dip isn’t pretty. It’s perfect for sporting events.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
An addictive party dip by my old friend "Jen B."
- 4 boneless chicken breasts
- 2 pkgs. cream cheese
- 1 (12 oz.) bottle of Frank's Hot Sauce
- 1 (16 oz.) bottle of blue cheese or ranch dressing-I use ranch
- 8 oz. of shredded sharp cheese
- Boil the chicken breasts in a large saucepan until cooked through. Drain and shred on a cutting board with two forks. Layer the shredded chicken on the bottom of a 9 X 13 baking dish.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees while you prepare your sauce.
- In a large saucepan over medium to low heat, combine the cream cheese, dressing and Frank's Hot Sauce. Stir until melted and combined. Pour this over the chicken.
- Bake it uncovered for 20 minutes and then add the shredded cheese. Then cook for another 10 minutes.
- I like to serve it with tortilla chips (Tostitos Scoops) and lots of celery. You can half the sauce recipe if you like a meatier dip!
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Happy Halloween! This “bummer” sign cracked me up! Are you dressing up? I’m watching the Today Show and seeing Matt Lauer dressed as Pamela Anderson in Baywatch. It makes me feel lame for considering throwing on my go-to Little Red Riding Hood costume. I’m going to be cooking up some potluck food and delivering it to Chris’ office this morning. I’m making (per Chris’ request) Seven Layer Bars and (per my suggestion) Buffalo Chicken Dip. I will share the recipes later! The Buffalo Chicken Dip is pure crack. I’m sure I’ll make a mini dip for myself to keep at home. Remember though, no one can be trusted with an entire pan of this dip alone. Take my word for it. BEWARE. BEWARE.
I’m totally excited to cook for Chris’ office! I LOVE cooking for people! “Office People” are always the most appreciative eaters. You get to hear about how great it was (even if it was mediocre) forever! Remember-I heart credit. I also heart making super easy stuff that tastes SOOO good but is sooo bad (heart attack dip and cookies). I also love to do stuff to make Chris enjoy life at work. It feels so good!
P.S. Happy Birthday, Vanilla Ice.
If you’ve seen me or a photo of me in the past 2 years, you have seen the bright blue string tied to my left wrist. Well, it finally fell off and that is because my prayers came true.
- Basically, you must be given the bracelet as a gift which originates from the Senhor do Bonfim church in Brazil.
- It is typically worn on the left, wrapped twice and tied/knotted three times, symbolizing three wishes. They come in a million colors and have “Senhor do Bonfim” printed along them in black. The material is a nylon-ish thin fabric that seems to only get stronger once the flat bracelet rolls up into a steel cable on your wrist!
- You have to wear it until it falls off or you risk bad luck! So this is for someone who is serious about their wishes! Some people say you must then throw it into the ocean once it falls off.
So, traditionally you are not supposed to buy one for yourself. Mine was a gift from Stephanie who had brought back some from her many trips to Brazil. I remember she was wearing one (the same blue color) when I met her years before. After asking her about it, she asked me if I wanted one and I told her that I had everything that I wanted. Years later and many life changes later, I asked her for the bracelet.
Stephanie tied it on in August of 2011. My prayer finally came true in October of 2013. It was a prayer long in the making because it had to do with meeting the love of my life and that happened within a month of putting on the bracelet. The whole prayer though was to find the love of my life who would become my husband. Very specifically, a partner who knew how to be kind to me and care for me in ways I was unable to ask for.
Life is pretty good these days.
If you aren’t going to Brazil any time soon but you or a friend would like to participate in the tradition, there are many online companies who sell the bracelets. One is called Bahia Bands. Stephanie said they cost her pennies in Brazil but the online sites sell them for around $5 a piece!
Thank you, Stephanie!
(Here is travel blogger, Chelsea Schmidt, of 2Backpackers.com who explains Senhor do Bonfim Wish Ribbons in detail.)
(photo from our Paris Wedding Photo Shoot by Catherine O’hara Photography)
We had AH-mazing donuts this weekend from DK’s Donuts and Bakery in Santa Monica. Here are some trays at the shop.
Cake with Sprinkles
Maple Bacon Bars
Glazed Cronut=Cross between a donut and croissant (called “O-nuts” here due to copywrite)
What’s in there????
We had to try a Cronut. It came in its own tray and box!
Yes. You counted right. 3 donuts for the 2 of us.
Check out the layers.
Blueberry Apple Fritter (mini)
Some bites. Each layer of the Cronut tastes like it is injected with sugar.
This one was amazingly classic and the fritter was incredible.
I love animals and I photograph them in different countries. Here are 5 we saw in Europe this fall.
Does this guy know he lives right by the Acropolis in Athens?
This kitty lives in the ruins of Ephesus, Turkey. Surely he is impressed by the modern style toilets this civilization built.
Another friend, down a few ruins. The stone he’s snoozing on is an origianal marbel step cataloged-in-blue by archeologists.
This one came at me on a beach in Crete. Chris said never to trust things this cute.
This dog lives in a Parisian flower shop with his twin brother (hiding back in the shop).
Have a spectacular weekend! We…don’t have plans and it feels incredible!