Sunday, October 17, 2010

Football and Friends

What an awesome weekend!!!

We spent Saturday evening with friends watching football. I tried a couple of new recipes and they turned out great. I love finding new recipes that end up being really good.

The first one is for Football Party Dip. I've included the original recipe. I changed it up a little. Instead of celery and tomatoes I used a can of Rotel. I didn't use Bob Evans ingredients. I don't think that matters too much. This is the best dip I have ever had! Even The General liked it.

Football Party Dip

Prep time :10 minutes
Cook time :10 minutes
Makes 6 servings


  • 1 pound Bob Evans Zesty Hot Sausage Roll
  • 1 cup Bob Evans Wildfire Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 can (16 oz.) baked beans
  • 1 3/4 cups fresh diced tomatoes*
  • 1 1/2 cups diced celery
  • 1 1/4 cups diced onions
  • 1 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3 to 4 dashes hot sauce to taste
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Garnish Options
  • 3/4 to 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 large bag tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup green diced onions
  • *Drain excess liquid from tomatoes for thicker dip.


Crumble and cook sausage in a large skillet or soup pot, over medium-high heat until browned. Carefully drain off excess drippings. Add celery and onions to sausage and continue to cook over medium heat until vegetables are slightly tender and sausage is no longer pink. Add baked beans, barbecue sauce and mix well. Add tomatoes, garlic powder, hot sauce, salt and pepper to mixture. Simmer together for 5 to 10 minutes and serve in a large bowl. Garnish with cheddar cheese, sour cream and diced green onions on top if desired. Serve with tortilla chips. Refrigerate leftovers.

Then came the pie...oh the pie! Delicious...needless to say there was only a little bit left at the end of the night.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell*
2 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup (6 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 cup chopped pecans
Serve with ice cream (optional)
  • Preheat oven 325 degrees F.
  • Beat eggs in large mixer bowl on high until foamy.
  • Beat in flour, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat in butter.
  • Stir in morsels and nuts and spoon into pie shell.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Serve warm.

1 comment:

  1. As the lucky friend who got to try these Saturday I feel I should say YUM YUM YUM! I have been craving them all week! So glad you posted them. :-)