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bored with clam dip--football season, need inspiration PLEASE

For the record, I use Ranch dressing, not blue cheese in my buffalo chicken dip. But that just might be because I dip my wings in Ranch and not blue cheese.

Oct 20, 2011
Misscastle in Home Cooking

bored with clam dip--football season, need inspiration PLEASE

I don't have time to write out all the recipes, but some great dips I love to make for football season include:

- Buffalo chicken dip
- Hot crab dip
- Hot corn dip
- Cold BLT dip

Oct 20, 2011
Misscastle in Home Cooking

Autumn Dinner Party Menu Ideas??

Our was pretty basic, but I recently hosted a potluck dinner party that was meant to evoke the autumn feeling. I served coq au vin as a main dish, as well as a nice loaf of crusty bread, while some girlfriends brought over roasted vegetables (sweet potoatoes, bell peppers, onions) and a salad with blue cheese, cranberries and pecans. We finished up with an apple pie.

Oct 17, 2011
Misscastle in Home Cooking

What are you planning for dinner this week?

This is my first post on Chow, hope you'll welcome me with open arms :-)

I try my best to plan each week, though I often come home, look at the menu and say "nope. I want XX instead." Then there's my husband, who is perpetually asking to order Chinese food. What is he trying to say about my cooking...?

Sunday: Pot roast in the slow cooker with carrots, onions, and potatoes

Monday: Cranberry chicken and caramelized vegetables with orzo and ginger (from Thekitchn.com)

Tuesday: Fish tacos, Spanish rice, and black beans (I don't like beans, but I'm going to attempt to slow cook them to make them better, texturally, and hope I can enjoy them)

Wednesday: Basic whole-wheat pasta with a basil-marinara sauce (I still have some basil growing!) and roasted cauliflower.

Thursday: Work cocktail party

Friday: Braided calzone with marinara, cheese, veggies, and some sort of meat. Chicken, probably, because that's what will be left in my freezer.

I also have a desire to bake something this week. I'm thinking pumpkin-apple muffins.

Oct 17, 2011
Misscastle in Home Cooking