Uncle Dan’s Pizza Dip

A holiday staple and guilty pleasure! Regardless of the holiday, pizza dip is always present. It goes alongside the turkey, ham, or pasta.

Uncle Dan’s Pizza Dip

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Ingredients
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 2 (16 oz) Cans of Pizza Sauce
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 ½ tsp Oregano
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp Garlic Powder
  • 10 oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 oz Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • BREAD

Instructions
  1. Brown beef and onion, drain fat in a colander
  2. Add cornstarch, garlic, and oregano
  3. Add sauce and stir until hot
  4. Turn down heat, add cheese.
  5. Cut bread into small 1” thick pieces.
  6. Dip bread and enjoy!


Crispy Potato Wedges

This is the dish we used to make to go along with fish sticks to make it seem a little bit healthier. They aren’t ‘frozen’ potato wedges – they are home-made! That logic seems slightly flawed now

Crispy Potato Wedges

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Ingredients
  • 4 Medium Russet Potatoes (cut into large wedges)
  • 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper
  • ⅛ tsp Salt
  • ⅛ tsp Garlic Powder

Instructions
  1. Cover potatoes with cold water for 15 minutes
  2. Pre-heat oven to 425. Grease large baking sheet.
  3. Drain potatoes, spread on paper towels to pat dry
  4. Transfer potatoes to large bowl
  5. Sprinkle with oil, pepper, & salt
  6. Toss to combine
  7. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet
  8. Bake 20 minutes using a spatula to turn potatoes and sprinkle with garlic after ten minutes.

 

Chili Bean Dip

One of my favorite foods to make during football season is Chili Bean Dip! It’s perfect for a fall day inside. Everyone will be dumbfounded by the taste of this incredibly simple recipe, but make sure you keep it a secret…let them wonder what the “secret” recipe is.

 

Chili Bean Dip

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Ingredients
  • 1 can Hormel’s Chili
  • 1 bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 brick Cream Cheese (low fat)

Instructions
  1. Mix into microwave safe bowl
  2. Place in Microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds to 2:00 minutes, then Stir.
  3. Place back in Microwave for 45 seconds.
  4. Enjoy!

Notes
Can be cooked in a small crock-pot as well for continued warmth

Basic Meatballs Appetizer

These are my favorite snack food for graduation parties, birthdays, and tailgating! I never believed my mom that she actually added grape jelly do the meatballs, but then I finally saw her make it. Don’t let the jelly scare you away – these meatballs are amazing.

 

Basic Meatballs Appetizer

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Ingredients
  • 1 lb of Ground Beef
  • 1 Small Onion (chopped)
  • ¼ C Dry Bread Crumbs
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ⅛ tsp Pepper
  • 1 Egg

Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients, mix in mixing bowl until well blended.
  2. Shape into 1-inch balls.
  3. Arrange on un-greased shallow baking pan.
  4. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes.