Super Bowl snacks, the homemade, Tasty Thursday version!

January 29

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Super Bowl Sunday – the junk food day of the year.

There’s no secret that junk food is a huge business. Let’s face it – those chips and dips just taste great! But you don’t have to ingest all those chemicals in order to bliss out your taste buds . . . here are 3 tried-and-tested homemade versions of those Super Bowl favorites – Buffalo chicken strips, ranch dressing, and blue cheese dip.

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BUFFALO CHICKEN STRIPS

  • Boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • Your choice of spice combination: I like 2 TBS chili powder, 1 tsp cumin, ½ tsp garlic powder, and a pinch of salt (up to ¼ tsp) USE WHAT YOU LIKE!!!
  • 2 TBS coconut oil or butter
  • 2/3 c Franks HotSauce

DIRECTIONS

  1. Toss chicken strips with spice mixture and place in a baking dish
  2. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes
  3. Meanwhile, melt coconut oil and stir in Franks HotSauce. Heat until bubbling slightly and you can smell the vinegar
  4. Toss chicken strips with hot sauce mixture.
  5. Bake another 10 minutes.
  6. Serve with ranch dressing and blue cheese dip!

RANCH DRESSING

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  • ½ c mayonnaise
  • ½ c sour cream
  • ¼ c buttermilk
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
  • ½ small onion, very finely minced
  • 2 scallions, minced
  • ½ tsp basil
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp dill
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • good pinch salt
  • small handful each cilantro and parsley, finely chopped

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Refrigerate until flavors meld. Best made ahead of time!!!
  3. Taste before serving and add salt or pepper (or fresh lemon juice) if needed

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  • ¾ c mayo
  • ¾ c sour cream
  • juice from ½ lemon
  • ½ c crumbled blue cheese (no need for the really great stuff here!)
  • ½ small onion, very finely chopped
  • 2 scallions, minced
  • about 20 grinds of fresh black pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Refrigerate until flavors meld. Best made ahead of time!!!
  3. Taste before serving and add salt or pepper (or fresh lemon juice) if needed
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