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This is one of my favorite party foods to make for a couple of reasons. First I can mix the ingredients together the day before a party then add it to the mini fillo shells and bake just before guests arrive. These are  delicious and easily adaptable. Also, if you want , you can put them on halved buttermilk biscuits baking them in a mini muffin tin. You can also change up the cheese. I have made this using cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese.

This fills 30 mini fillo shells (two boxes)

 

 

INGREDIENTS
3 slices of bacon (cooked and crumbled)
10 (or so) cherry tomatoes (diced small)
2 scallions (using white and green parts)
3 ounces of Swiss cheese
1/2 cup of mayo
Mini fillo shells (I use the Athens brand found in your freezer section of the grocery store)
Mix all of your ingredients except shells. Stir to combine well. This can be done one day in advance and stored in the frig.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Fill the shells with the tomato mixture and place on a cookie sheet.

Bake for about 7-8 minutes, these do not take long!

Enjoy!

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This cheesy party ring is great for an afternoon snack with friends or a great addition to your party table.  It is also easily adaptable to your families taste!

INGREDIENTS
1 Pillsbury crusty french loaf
1 Tablespoon of all purpose flour
4 ounces of cheddar cheese
4 ounces of Monterey Jack cheese
4 slices of bacon, cooked and crispy
2 scallions (white and green sections)
1/4 cup (more or less) of pickled jalapeños

DIRECTIONS
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and spray a bundt pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle clean surface with flour. Unroll french loaf and roll it into a ring shape. Place dough ring in prepared bundt pan and bake for 18-20 minutes.
Remove and let cool for five minutes before turning the bunt pan over onto a cutting board. Continue to let the ring cool.

Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees
Using a serrated knife, cut the bread into sections NOT CUTTING ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE BREAD.
Mix all of the other ingredients together. Place loaf on a tin foil covered baking sheet and stuff the bread sections with the cheese mixture. Bake for ten minutes.

Serve warm with a side of ranch dressing.

Enjoy

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Adapted from Tablespoon.com

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INGREDIENTS
1 lb. Jimmy Dean hot sausage roll (any hot sausage will do)
1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tube Pillsbury crescent roll

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Brown sausage in a skillet.  In the meantime roll out the crescent roll onto a sheet pan closing all perforations, making it one piece of dough.
Spread crescent roll to an even layer and make five slices partially through the dough on both sides (about 1/2 inch slices) leaving a solid layer of dough through the center.

When the sausage is cooked, drain sausage then add cheese, cook and stir until melted.

Place the sausage mixture down the middle of the dough.

Starting at the ends of the dough, take that short end and fold it over the sausage, then fold over the sides alternating the dough, most of the sausage will be covered but if you have a portion that is not covered its okay, the dough will cook and bond together. Bake for 12-14 minutes depending on your oven, mine takes 14 minutes!

Let sit for 2-3 minutes before cutting.

Serve and Enjoy!

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This would be fantastic for  dinner, game night or any party occasion! I know this will be making an appearance MANY more times for dinner and parties to come!

You can put this on a hamburger type roll, slider for an appetizer or even a wrap! If you don’t like blue cheese feel free to swap it out with ranch dressing.

The original recipe came from Pillsbury it is written as a slow cooker recipe, however I did change it a bit. I cooked it stove top and then transferred it to my slow cooker putting it on the “warm” setting. I think cooking it on low or high for a period of time would dry it out if it cooked for too long, that is my only caution for this recipe!

INGREDIENTS
2 lb. ground beef
1 large onion (chopped)
3 cups celery (6 stalks), chopped
1 can (8 ounce) tomato sauce
1 can (6 ounce) tomato paste
1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
2 teaspoons of chili powder
hamburger buns, slider buns or wraps

BLUE CHEESE SAUCE
8 ounces of sour cream
2/3 cup blue cheese (crumbled)
1 scallion, chopped
2 teaspoons buffalo wing sauce
Mix together all ingredients in medium bowl.

DIRECTIONS
In a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until cooked through, stirring occasionally. Drain beef, add celery, tomato paste, tomato sauce, wing sauce, cider vinegar and chili powder. Stir well and let blend on low for 10 minutes. ( you can add to slow cooker at this point).  To serve…spoon mix on bun, add blue cheese sauce, cover with top bun.

Enjoy!

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