Hello – Happy New Year & Happy Super Bowl Weekend!
First off, thank you to Bill Leff & Wendy Snyder for having me on their WGN show this morning…as always, it was so much fun! With that said, I wanted to share with you the recipes that we talked about – all which will fit in well with your Super Bowl Sunday party plans.
- Buttermilk Brownies with Buttermilk Frosting
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
- Bacon, Beer and Potato Chip Bars (“Man Bars”) – The only thing I changed in this recipe was I substituted the peanut butter chips and chocolate chips for chopped up mini Reeses’ Peanut Butter Cups – not the really mini, but the small ones individually wrapped.
- Oreo Cookies and Cream Cheese Ball – The only thing I did differently in this recipe was to omit coating the ball in chocolate chips, but I am sure they would be delicious if you do add them!
- Spinach Dip (recipe below)
The Best Spinach Dip – if you follow these simple rules 🙂
Knorr Vegetable Mix – 1 pouch
16 oz Sour Cream – I tend to use Daisy, but am not too particular on the brand, however, it ALWAYS has to be full-fat for dips when I am entertaining.
1 cup of HELLMAN’S Mayonnaise – this brand is a must, and of course, full-fat!
3 green onions – I chop up the bottom half all the way through to a little bit of the green ends
1 can of Water Chestnuts, drained – I use Reese and have been using the “Diced” vs. “Sliced”, but really, either will do…just give them a rough chop before mixing them into your dip.
1 package of Frozen Chopped Spinach, thawed and drained– I am not too picky on brand name, however, I have found that some generic brands are not as good quality…so I tend to almost always use Green Giant, unless my grocery store is out of it. Bird’s Eye is great too… and if at Mariano’s, their generic brand is good! Be sure to thaw and drain your spinach well and then give it a little bit of a rough chop before adding into the mix, because sometimes spinach can be stringy, and it doesn’t attach to your crackers as well!
1 Bakery Round Bread Loaf – I tend to always use either a sour dough or Italian round loaf. However, my sister uses a sweet Hawaiian bread loaf, and it goes really well with the dip too… so whatever you prefer is fine! Mariano’s has a really soft and fresh sour dough… it’s currently my favorite!
This recipe is on the back of the Knorr Vegetable mix found in the soup isle of your grocery store. I mix everything except the spinach, and let it sit in your fridge for a good hour. Right before my guests arrive I add in the spinach to the dip mixture. I hollow out my bread bowl and use that to serve the dip in and use the inner bread pieces along side your favorite crackers for serving with the dip.
I hope all of you have a great weekend and if you are celebrating, have fun and feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or need any additional dip recipe ideas…I’ve got lots!
Thank you so much for reading my blog… and GO BEARS!!!