Hot Ham and Cheese Dip with Homemade Rosemary Pita Chips

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One thing I love more than anything is getting together with close friends and family in the winter. We have Game Days – it’s such a New England thing. And that’s why I’m proud to be partnering with Eckrich Deli to create a delicious game day recipe!

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When you think of game day, you think of dip, right?

Right. I do, anyway! I think of smoky taste. And cheesy taste. I think of hot dip and homemade chips. The secret to the best pita chips is to make them yourself and serve them still warm! I remember we went to a party in San Francisco and wanted our pita chips to still be warm so we wrapped them in foil for when we got to the party. Then we unveiled our dip and homemade chips and the crowd went wild! For the chips and dip, anyway. I can’t say for sure about the game that night!

I have a fairly deep appreciation for a good college football time. I have certainly been to my fair share of games, because my sister was on the dance team at our college, and there’s nothing like sitting in the stands with hot chocolate and a ton of newfound team spirit. Almost as good? Watching at home with a good spread of appetizers! The thing is, I’m all about creating the perfect game-day dish using my Eckrich Ham Off the Bone Deli Meat that will please any crowd anytime!

ham and cheese dip

ham and cheese dip

Want to hear about Eckrich’s $1 Million Challenge? They’re giving one lucky college football fan the chance to win $1 million at the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in Atlanta! Here are the details. During the pregame festivities, the lucky winner will attempt to complete a 20 yard pass LIVE on ESPN to win $1 million! Kirk Herbstreit – Eckrich brand ambassador and ESPN commentator – will also attempt a throw for $1 million that will be donated to CFP Foundation’s “Extra Yard for Teachers” cause if he makes the throw. So make sure you tune in to College Football Live on ESPN on January 8th at 1:30pm EST. Then you can see if the lucky winner takes home $1 million! You can visit here more info.

I can’t wait to tune in with a snack!

ham and cheese dip

Eckrich Deli has grown to be among the most popular in the supermarket retail and meat case, after opening as a small meat market in 1894. Their high-quality meat products all show their craftsmanship and pride – from their naturally hardwood smoked sausage to savory deli meat. I love that Eckrich Deli has many options that can provide the protein kick you need for every meal of the day, and they make it easy to prepare a multitude of recipes for your family and loved ones. They definitely have epic game day entertaining covered! I got my Eckrich Ham Off the Bone Deli Meat right at my deli counter!

Do you have a big game day coming up? My Hot Ham & Cheese Dip with Homemade Rosemary Pita Chips will satisfy all of your guests! Simply delicious #Recipe AD

Do you have a big game day coming up? My Hot Ham & Cheese Dip with Homemade Rosemary Pita Chips will satisfy all of your guests! Simply delicious #Recipe AD

The deli counter has an enormous selection of Eckrich Deli Meat. They have ham, bologna, pastrami, beef, and more! My recipe serves about 4-6 people, with leftover ham you can use to make many other tips, or lunchtime sandwiches.

Hot Ham and Cheese Dip with Homemade Rosemary Pita Chips

Hot Ham and Cheese Dip with Homemade Rosemary Pita Chips

Ingredients

  1. 3/4 cup Eckrich Ham Off the Bone Deli Meat, diced
  2. 8 oz cream cheese
  3. 3/4 cup sour cream
  4. 1 tsp garlic powder
  5. 1/4 tsp salt
  6. 1/4 tsp pepper
  7. 3/4 cup shredded cheese
  8. 3 pieces of pita bread, cut into eighths
  9. 2 sprigs of rosemary
  10. 1/2 tsp salt
  11. 1/4 tsp pepper
  12. 2 Tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  • 1. For the dip, combine ham, cream cheese, sour cream, garlic powder, salt, and pepper over medium heat
  • 2. Stir in cheese and heat until just gooey
  • 3. For the pita chips, cut 3 pieces of pita bread into eighths
  • 4. Combine bread with salt, pepper and olive oil in a sealed bag or container and shake to combine ingredients and cover pita bread
  • 5. Put pita bread on baking sheet and cook for 8-10 minutes at 425 or until crispy
  • 6. Be careful - they burn quickly
  • 7. Serve together hot and enjoy!
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Eckrich Deli.

What’s your favorite ham recipe for game day?

Spicy Chicken Salad in Avocado Bowls

This recipe post was sponsored by Avocados From Mexico in partnership with the Mom It Forward Influencer Network. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Often I formulate a recipe idea, and then have Cassidy help me execute it. It’s sort of how we work best. I dream and visualize. He plans and executes. Sometimes he dreams and visualizes, and I plan and execute. Somehow, it all works out.

Day after day, night after night, we set food on the table. The kids get more adventurous by the day, and sometimes, they backtrack. That’s having kids. Scarlet doesn’t like the skin on apples, but she liked them last week. I’d be upset, but this week she’s eating chicken noodle soup, Italian Wedding soup, and artichokes. Did I mention that one yet? The kids are obsessed with artichokes. Other current favorites are tiny meatballs, carrots, and eating food out of bowls made out of food.

There are so many reasons I also love eating food out of bowls made out of food. (say that three times fast) It’s because it’s pretty magical! And more importantly than that, eating such festive foods reminds me of parties. Parties make me happy.

It reminds me of school dances and weddings. Even better, it reminds me of my brother and sister’s Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. True I had my own two years later, but I was way too revved up to eat or remember the food then. For my siblings, the catering company had an entire table devoted to bite-sized foods. Pizza bagels, pigs in a blanket, mini grilled cheese bites, and pretty much anything you would want to fill your stomach with. Ever since then, I seek out the original ideas when I’m being served snacks and appetizers. At our wedding, we had a Mashtini bar! Mashed potatoes in little martini glasses for all!

There were toppings galore! Are you starving yet? I’ve got you covered here.

Pardon me for the wrong sports references but this recipe is, to put it mildly, a home run. You cannot lose with this! If you’re having a big game party, or going to a big game party, you have to bring these. My friend calls them the perfect snack. My husband calls them dinner. I call them the perfect party recipe. It needs to be mentioned that we essentially created them on a whim in the kitchen after a good friend gave me this perfect idea. I chopped while my husband scooped and sliced. He seasoned and I tasted. I tasted and he seasoned. We perfected the recipe in order to get it right for you.

I feel confident that we have.

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Why did we choose the ingredients we chose? Easy. You see, TABASCO® Sauce ingredients are marinated in wood barrels for three years before the sauce is bottled, and the sauce is made from vine-ripened, red jalapeño peppers over a pecan wood fire. It’s the perfect addition to your Big Game food spread. Also, every bottle is made from hand-picked, ripened red tabasco peppers, vinegar and salt – giving it a taste like no other. TABASCO® Sauce is made with those 3 simple ingredients.

It’s versatile, delicious, and will liven up almost any recipe or dish!

Spicy Chicken Salad in Avocado Bowls

Yield: 4 Servings

Spicy Chicken Salad in Avocado Bowls

Ingredients

  1. 2-3 avocados
  2. 2 tablespoons TABASCO® Sauce
  3. 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  4. 1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  5. 1 garlic clove, minced
  6. 1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped
  7. 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  8. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  10. 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  11. 1/2 cup sour cream
  12. 2-3 tablespoons Balsamic
  13. 1/2 cup Parmesan

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat grill or skillet to medium high heat and rub chicken with olive oil and seasonings
  • 2. Grill on each side for 2-4 minutes until chicken is cooked through
  • 3. Chop chicken and set aside
  • 4. Scoop out avocado halves and leave about two inches of flesh inside
  • 5. Slice the avocado you scooped out
  • 6. In a large bowl, mix the chicken, avocado slices, red peppers, strawberries, pecans, salt, pepper, paprika, Balsamic and sour cream
  • 7. Toss well to combine
  • 8. Scoop the mixture onto the avocado halves
  • 9. Top with TABASCO® Sauce and serve
  • 10. Enjoy!
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Doesn’t it look delicious? It is! It was so much better than I even imagined, and I imagined it as pretty great. I love that it takes simple ingredients and makes you feel GREAT. You can use mayo in place of sour cream, but I tend to skip mayo if I can. The combination of flavors is out of this world. I really encourage you to make this versatile dish for your Big Game party, or on any weeknight or weekend. I know I will make it many times over. Handheld snacks are my very favorite dish!

Think about how you can be the star of your own party, or the star guest of a party you’re attending – by making these amazing chicken salad in avocado bowls, with TABASCO® Sauce to liven up the flavor. And enter this AMAZING giveaway:

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Enjoy!

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Follow Along with Avocados From Mexico for Big Game Day recipes on their Website and their Game Day Pinterest Board! Looking for other amazing Game Day Avocados From Mexico recipe ideas? Check these out:

Delicious Everyday’s – Sweet & Spicy Avocado Egg Rolls
Kleinworth Co’s – Slow Cooker Beef Tacos
bell’alimento’s – Crispy Baked Avocado Fries with Spicy Dipping Sauce
The Wicked Noodle’s – Chorizo Potato Tacos

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