As all of the anticipation has mounted, the 2012 Olympics are finally here. This is short and sweet for all of you. I will be sharing some great treats you should make for your family and friends during this glorious time of national unification and pride.  As I am working on different pieces for the cookbook, I am currently on dips. So, the first dip is  a very classic American with my own twist that makes it “Just Jen”…Who doesn’t love buffalo wings and it has now become a very popular dip….

Buffalo Chicken Dip with Ranch Crackers and Old Bay Pita Chips….

Paige made a point to tell me how pretty my cuticle is…. so let’s get that out in the open before we move forward. I am cooking not getting manicures …..obviously!!

So the dip is all that we love in a Buffalo Wing….

Ingredients

1 roasted chicken or a store-bought rotisserie chicken (shredded)

I like to roast my own chicken and season it with olive oil and butter under the skin and rosemary/basil…salt and pepper in the cavity

– 8 oz cream cheese (softened)

– 1 cup of ranch dressing

– 1 cup hot sauce ( I use crystal)

– 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese

– 1 tsp celery salt

Directions

1. In sauce pan over medium heat mix; cream cheese, ranch dressing, hot sauce, and mozzarella cheese, and celery salt.  Whisk all ingredients together.. Continue to whisk until smooth.

2. Add shredded chicken and fold together.

3. Place in 350 degree oven and bake for 15-20 minutes

4. Dippers………………

Ranch Crackers….

40 saltine crackers

1/2 butter melted

2 tbsp dry ranch dressing

1. Mix butter and ranch dressing.

2. Place crackers on baking sheet. Brush crackers with butter mixture and bake at 350 degrees for 5-7 minutes.

Old Bay Pita Chips

4 white pitas

olive oil

old bay

1. Using kitchen shears, cut pita into wedges. Separate the pieces of pita.

2. Put the pita into a zip lock bag, and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with old bay.

3. Place pita on a baking sheet single layer. Bake at 350 degrees for 6-9 minutes. Keep an eye on them as they brown.

Veggies………….

1. Chop celery and carrots……they will be pseudo healthy…

Try this great dip to replicate one of our favorite game day foods.

Remember…Who Do You Want In Your Kitchen On Game Day??

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