Feb 05 2010

The Winning Recipe....

OREO BALLS! Congratulations to Jennifer N for her winning recipe voted on by YOU! Due to popular demand, below you will find the recipes for each of the top 5 finalists. The rest of the recipes can be found in the comments section of THIS post. Without further ado...

Oreo Balls

8 oz cream cheese, softened
18 oz Nabisco Oreos

1 package Almond Bark



Twist Oreos and take apart

Scrape cream from cookies and put into a large bowl. Add cream cheese to bowl and cream together

Put remainder of cookies into Ziploc and seal. Use a rolling pin to finely crush

Add finely crushed cookies to creamed mix and stir

Roll into 1 inch balls and chill

Melt almond bark

Dip cookie balls into almond bark and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet

Let set and enjoy


Makes about 3-4 dozen.


Deep Fried Avocados

Halve an avacado. Fill hollow pit with sour cream and salsa (or pico de gallo), dip whole thing in egg and tempura batter, fry in oil until golden. On plate, sprinkle fiesta style cheese and black olive bits, drizzle with chipotle dressing and top with fresh cilantro - BEST THING EVER!!! (To save money if you have a large group, quarter the avadados - just as wonderful!) 

~Submitted by Jennifer N.

~Submitted by Alicia M.

Armadillo Eggs

• 24 jalapeno peppers

• 1 pound Jimmy Dean sage bulk sausage

• 2 cups Bisquick

• 1 (16 ounce) package Cheddar cheese, Shredded • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes • 1 tablespoon garlic salt • 1 (16 ounce) package Monterey Jack cheese, cubed (or) a couple pkgs of cream cheese.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking sheet. Cut a slit in each jalapeno pepper. Remove and discard seeds and pulp. In a medium bowl, mix sausage, baking mix, Cheddar cheese, crushed red pepper, and garlic salt. Stuff jalapenos with the Monterey Jack cheese cubes. Shape sausage mixture around the jalapenos to form balls. Arrange jalapeno balls on the prepared baking sheet. Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned.

~Submitted by Laurie J.


Sopapilla Cheesecake!


2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 

1 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

2 (8 ounce) cans refrigerated crescent rolls 

3/4 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup butter, room temperature

1/4 cup honey

Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in a bowl with a mixer. Set aside. Unroll and press 1 can of crescent roll dough in bottom of 13x9" glass baking dish. Spread cream cheese mixture on top evenly. Arrange second can of crescent roll dough on top of mixture to cover cream cheese. Melt stick of butter in microwave. Pour butter on top of crescent rolls. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture over all. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes in preheated oven. Once it is golden brown, take it out and allow to cool, then drizzle honey over the top. Notes: You can eat this warm or cold. I prefer to eat it warm. This recipe is always a hit. When I serve or take it, I usually take the recipe with me to share. Number of Servings: Serves 8-12

~Submitted by Courtney B.


Buffalo Chicken Dip

I LOVE Buffalo Chicken Dip for ANY get together. It's low carb & the ladies love that! You can also make it low fat if you buy fat free/low fat ingredients. Even better! If you like buffalo wings, this is a super easy way to serve a large crowd. I've taken this to everything from PTA luncheons to the neighborhood Bunco parties and everyone always asks for the recipe! Ingredients 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 cup Ranch OR Blue Cheese dressing (I use blue cheese) 3/4 cup pepper sauce (such as Frank's Red Hot®, plus extra for cooking the chicken 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 1 bunch celery, cleaned and cut into 4 inch pieces 1 (8 ounce) box crackers Directions 1.Rinse chicken and place in stock pot with water, add some Franks Red Hot Sauce, and bring to boil. Cover with a lid, reduce heat to Medium-High, and boil until done. About 10-15 mins. Remove chicken from water and let cool for about 5 minutes. 2. While the chicken is still warm, shred it using a fork or chop it in a food processor. 3. In a clean pan/pot place the shredded chicken and hot sauce and heat on medium until warm, add cream cheese & dressing. Cook, stirring until well blended and warm. 4. Add in half of the shredded cheddar cheese and stir until it's all melted and mixed in well. 5. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top, cover, and cook on Low until it's hot and bubbly. 6. Serve with celery sticks and crackers.

~Submitted by Sarah W.




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Feb 05 2010

VOTE for the winning recipe!!!

We had a hard time narrowing down the winning Superbowl recipe.  WE need your help!!!

Here are the 5 Finalists!!!

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Deep Fried Avacados

Oreo Balls

Armadillo Eggs

Sopapilla Cheesecake

Which one should WIN???

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Feb 05 2010

Healthy Superbowl snacks? Really?!

Healthier Super Bowl


Christine’s Guiltless Nachos, click here for the recipe.  www.christineavanti.com


Super Bowl Sunday is one of my favorite food events of the year.   However, most of the snacks football fans enjoy are loaded with unhealthy fats that come from mayonnaise, cream cheese and sour cream.  Sadly, these fats stick to our blood vessels and clog our arteries which can lead to heart disease.


Here are some simple food swaps that will reduce the “bad” fat (saturated fat) content of your favorite super bowl recipe:


Salsa instead of cream based dip.

Guacamole (good fat) instead of queso dip.

Sub sandwich instead of pizza.

Baked or Popped chips instead of fried chips. (Popchips are yummy.)

Fruit platter instead of a cheese platter.

Air-popped popcorn instead of nuts. (Nuts are a "good" fat but very high in calories.)

Use non fat plain Greek yogurt instead of mayo or sour cream for making dip.


Swaps for recipes that call for mayo, cream cheese, sour cream and cheddar cheese.


Light Mayonnaise 3.5 grams fat

Instead of

Mayonnaise 10 grams fat

Serving size: 1 Tbsp.


Light Cream Cheese 4.5 gm fat

Non-fat Cream Cheese 0 gm fat

Instead of

Cream Cheese  9 gm fat

Serving size: 1 ounce


Light Sour Cream 2.5 gm fat

Non-fat sour cream 0 gm fat

Instead of

Sour cream 5 gm fat

Serving size: 2 tablespoons


Light Cheddar Cheese 4.5 gm fat

Non-fat cheddar cheese 0 gm fat

Instead of

Cheddar Cheese 9 gm fat

Serving size: 1 ounce



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Serving Each Other, Making A Difference
Sep 10 2012

Serving Each Other, Making A Difference

Your willingness to serve someone makes a difference.  When we take time to care about another person we can make the greatest impact.

What will you do to step in to make a difference in someone else's life?

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9/10/2012 4:12:05 PM
Dale Vig United States
Dale Vig
Hi Scott, I have enjoyed listening to you on KLOVE for a long time now. I am not exactly sure how many years, but I have been blessed many times by the words you have shared, the prayers you have prayed on air, and the songs you have played. That was, until today. I wasn't sure I had my radio on the right station when I heard you talking about 9/11. 9/11 affected all of us as a nation. It affected me even more as I serve. While I agree that9/11 should never be forgotten, I could not disagree with you more when you made all those "glowing" comments about political figures. I believe we ARE a Christian nation founded by God-fearing men. We are to pray for those in authority over us-not "worship" them. It made me ask myself if KLOVE is really a Christian or just a radio station that chooses to play Christian music. I challenge to think about what you really stand for. Dale Vig
9/11/2012 2:13:11 PM
Steve Corrales United States
Steve Corrales
I want to THANK OUR TROOPS WHO ARE FIGHTING to keep AMERICA safe. To ALL the NEW YORK FIRE FIGHTERS, POLICE, HOSPITALS and EVERYONE ELSE, THEY ARE ALL OUR HERO'S! They did what they knew was necessary to get the job done and save lives. None of these HERO'S had to do anything, they could have said, "Someone else will help." But they dove right in, not worrying about themselves because they saw the need of fellow AMERICAN'S who were in desperate need and hurt badly.

Our middle daughter was living with us temporarily between a getting a house for rent. I walked to the kitchen, on the way, her bedroom door was open and she had the TV on. I saw what might be previews to a movie. "What is that?" I asked, "Yea, that just happen in New York." As I watched one of the towers coming down, it all looked like it was happening in another country. When she left for school, I turned the TV on in the living room.

Alone I watched the horrific damage that had been done to AMERICA. I sat there in dismay with watery eyes praying as they began getting the death count. The real picture began to be received in my mind. I was stunned by it all, "Who did this and why, what did we ever do for anyone to kill innocent working people?" I thought, then the news began mentioning terrorists. A word I had heard many times in the past but now I realized who they were, what they were about and why! I remembered how we had recovered from all the previous wars AMERICA had been in. "We can recover from this too," I thought, we did but this was different, it was on AMERICAN soil that people were killed and a the damage had been done.

I will see the news today and when I see the towers videos again, I will cry. Cry for all the innocent children who lost their parents, parents who lost sons and daughters. The pain they still feel today and everyday but our AMERICA still stand strong as the statue of Liberty has done since it was first erected. We may not all get along (like a family) but you hurt anyone of us and you have a strong force to fight. A force of AMERICAN'S fighting to save each other from harm to any of our AMERICAN friends. AMERICA STILL STANDS STRONG AND PROUD! Even though we all feel pain today from the reminder of someone who tried hurting AMERICA.
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