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Buffalo Chicken Dip

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Prep Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

2 cups cooked shredded chicken
1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, at room temperature
½ cup ranch dressing
½ cup hot sauce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Crackers, to serve
Sliced vegetables, to serve (cucumber, peppers, carrots, broccoli)

Preparation Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. In a large bowl combine shredded chicken, cream cheese, ranch dressing, hot sauce and cheddar cheese. Mix well to combine. Scrape mixture into a 9” glass pie dish or equal sized oven-proof container.
3. Place in oven for 20 mins or until bubbling and golden. Serve with crackers, tortilla chips or sliced vegetables.

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

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Prep Time: 20 min.
Total Time: 4 to 5 hours

Ingredients

Bottom Layer:

2 cups finely crushed pretzels
¼ cup sugar
½ cup butter, melted

Middle Layer:

1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese
1 pkg (8 oz) cool whip
¼ cup sugar

Top Layer:

1 pkg (6 oz) Strawberry Jello
2 cups boiling water
1 ½ cups cold water
4 cups sliced strawberries

Preparation Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
2. Mix crushed pretzels with sugar and butter. Press mixture evenly into prepared baking dish. Press with the back of a spoon or measuring cup. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool.
3. With an electric mixer beat together cream cheese, cool whip and sugar until well combined and smooth. Spread mixture evenly over cooled pretzel base. Refrigerate while you make the top layer.
4. In a large bowl mix together Jello powder with boiling water. Whisk well to combine and have powder completely dissolve. Whisk in cold water. Refrigerate for about 1 hour, or until thickened slightly. Stir in sliced strawberries. Pour over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate until completely set, about 3 to 4 hours. Slice into squares to serve.

Gingery pumpkin cheesecake bars

These decadent treats have a chewy gingery crust, a creamy layer of pumpkin cheesecake and crunchy spiced pecans on top. And they’re surprisingly easy to make!
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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups crushed ginger snaps (about 30 cookies)
1/2 can sweetened condensed mil

1 brick of cream cheese
2/3 cup of pumpkin puree
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 sour cream

1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp butter
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper
100 gr (small bag) chopped pecans

Preparation Instructions

Preheat over to 350.
Line a 9″ square baking pan with parchment paper.
Place crushed cookies into bottom of pan. Pour sweetened condensed milk over top. Place in over for 5 minutes. Remove from over and mix until combined.
Mix cream cheese with pumpkin and brown sugar. Beat until smooth. Gradually add eggs one at a time, and beat each time until smooth. Pour over cookie base.
Bake 35-40 minutes, until set. Cool completely.
Prepare spiced nuts: (you could just as easily add store bought pralines here!)
In a frying pan, add sugar, spices and butter. Heat until melted. Pour pecans in. Cook until sugar is dissolved, about 5-7 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour out onto parchment paper to cool.
Before serving, top squares with cream cheese and pralines. Cut and serve immediately.

Oreo cookie balls

from Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD
Try this three ingredient treat this Halloween! Decorated with a Jelly bean, they make perfect mini pumpkins!
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Ingredients

1 (20 oz.) pkg. Oreos
1 (8 oz.) cream cheese
12 oz. of chocolate coating

Preparation instructions

Place cookies in food processor; cover and process until finely crushed. In small bowl, beat cream cheese and crushed cookies until blended. Roll into 3/4 inch balls. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour. Dip into melted chocolate. Drizzle with white chocolate if desired.

Submitted by: Kim D

Virginie’s note: I used Orange Candy melts. Before they were completely dry, I used a toothpick to draw the lines of the pumpkin.

 

Ostkaka-cheese cake

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN

Ingredients

25 to 30 graham crackers, rolled fine
1/2 c. butter or margarine, softened
2 tbsp powdered sugar
1 (3oz) pkg lemon gelatin
1 c. hot water
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1 c. sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 pt whipping cream

Preparation instructions

Blend well cracker crumbs, butter and powdered surgar with fork or pastry blender. Press crumbs firmly on bottom and sides of two 9-inch pie pans, reserving small amount to sprinkle on top. Dissolve gelatin in hot water. Cool. Cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Stir into gelatin; mix until smooth (low speed on mixer). Whip cream and fold into cheese mixture. Pour into prepared crusts. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs. Chill before serving. May be served plain or with berries.

Submitted by: Jennifer L

Fruit pizza

from karen a.’s book, Underwood, MN

Ingredients

2 cups bisquick
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter
1 egg
1 (3oz ) pkg cream cheese
1/3cup sugar
1tsp vanilla
3/4 cup whipping cream or cool whip
assorted fresh fruit
1/2 cup apple jelly melted

Preparation instructions

Mix bisquick and sugar, cut in butter until crumbly
Mix in egg until soft dough forms. Pat dough into greased and floured 12 inch pizza pan; pinch edges. Bake until edges just begin to turn brown, 10-12 minutes. Cool crust. Beat cream cheese 1/3 cup sugar and vanilla in a small bowl until smooth. Add whipped cream and spread over crust to within 1/4 inch of rim. Arrange fruit; brush with jelly refrigerate for 2 hours

Submitted by: karen a

Veggie pizza

from karen a.’s book, Underwood, MN

Ingredients

2 pkg cresent rolls
16 oz cream cheese
3/4 cup mayonaise
1 1(1oz) hidden vally dressing mix
1/2 tsp dill weed
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp pepper
vetables cut up

Preparation instructions

spread rolls on a 17×11 inch pan and bake according to package directions. Cool. Mix cream cheese, mayonaise, dressing mix and seasonnings; spread over crust. Place cup of vegetables on top of pizza suggestions; cauliflower, broccoli carrots ,green onions or chives or ripe olives. cut vegetables very small cut pizza into squares and serve.

Submitted by: karen a