Evening of Appetizers

Last night, my best friend Lizz hosted a jewelry party, and unlike the corporate types of jewelry parties (Cookie Lee or Silpada) this was one woman who makes the most beautiful glass pieces, then sets them into jewelry. I bought a gorgeous ring and pendant!

Beautiful ring

Beautiful ring

Even prettier pendant

Even prettier pendant

Lizz and I had decided earlier in the week that we would order a veggie-filled stuffed pizza for dinner, but first, we worked on the munchies for the party, and I made Buffalo Chicken Dip. It’s one of my favorites!

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients

1 cup sour cream

1 8 oz brick cream cheese

1 packet ranch dressing mix

1 can chicken breast, drained

1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 c. Frank’s Red Hot Sauce

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave on high heat until cream cheese is melted, and stir well. Serve with crackers, tortilla chips, or any other dippable item.

Originally, this was a Weight Watchers recipe, so it was all fat-free products. I actually like it better with the fat free products as they maintain a more liquid texture when warm, but the high-fat version was also fantastic!

In addition to my dip, we had salsa and tortilla chips, a veggie tray, and the most decadent dessert: chocolate covered oreo balls. Lizz was kind enough to pass on the recipe:

Chocolate-Covered Oreo Balls

Ingredients

1 package Oreos

1 brick cream cheese

2 bags semi-sweet chocolate

1 bar white chocolate

Directions

Smash the Oreos to smithereens. Mix thoroughly with cream cheese. Refrigerate this mixture and then form into quarter-sized balls. Melt the semi-sweet chocolate, and dip the Oreo mixture balls into the melted chocolate. Decorate with melted white chocolate.

They come out something like this:

mmm... balls...

mmm... balls...

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_Please ignore my sweatpants complete with cat hair!

More dinners to come this week…

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15 thoughts on “Evening of Appetizers

  1. omg i didn’t know anybody ate oreo ball except for me! i’m so happy you are an oreo ball lover as well. i make them a lot for holidays and birthdays. they are the most addicting food on earth. i honestly eat 10 or 11 just while making them haha

  2. such beautiful jewellery!! handmade is always so special. oreo balls sound amazing – i do love oreos 😀

  3. such beautiful jewelry!

    my brother’s friend made these oreo things and won a baking contest with them – im totally intrigued 🙂

  4. I love that Oreo Ball recipe! I will for sure be making them the next time I need to bring a fun dessert somewhere! Too bad I’m allergic to chocolate because they really look amazing!

  5. Love to see Buffalo Chicken Dip on here! You can actually sub in blue cheese dressing for the ranch and blue cheese crumbles for the cheddar if you like your “buffalo chicken wings” with blue cheese sauce. Also, I work with Swanson and we use their all white meat canned product. I highly recommend using the all white meat canned chicken for this dip! It makes it taste great and it’s super easy to make.

  6. Thanks for the tips!! We did use the canned all white meat chicken and it was FAB! I usually don’t like “canned meat” except for tuna, but this was great 🙂

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