{Sponsored Post} Steak and Cheese Dip

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Today’s post is a sponsored post and it’s brought to you by Jarlsberg Cheese Dip. Thank you Kitchen Play for this opportunity, my first sponsored post!

If you reside in Virginia, like me, you can find it in your local Kroger. It can also be found at Safeway and Walmart, just verify with your favorite store before venturing out to them.

Have you ever tried this stuff?!

Try it.

Try it alone with some crackers or 29 other ways, by the way I’m number 29.

If Paula Deen is the Queen of Butter then I am the Court Jester of cream cheese. I can’t get enough of the stuff! A dip that entails cream cheese is a winner for me. This appetizer is an idea that has been in my head for a bit.

So I had kind of a thought, what if I added all the components of my favorite steak and cheese sandwich and mix with cream cheese, heat, and serve — what would that taste like?

It tastes AH-MAZE-ING! Nirvana in your mouth and utilizing the Jarlsberg Cheese dip simply takes it to another level, the penthouse of levels. I am so glad that the thought in my head turned into a true winner in reality. When I am invited to a potluck this will be the dish I bring.

The nutty sweetness of the Jarlsberg Cheese Dip pairs extremely well with the green peppers, onions, mushrooms, steak, and cream cheese. The Jarlsberg dip is comprised of cheese, red onion, and mayonnaise; like I said good all on it’s own.

Steak and Cheese dip can be served with toasted French bread rounds, tortilla chips, mini Phyllo Cups, slathered on a piece of wheat bread ( what? I was hungry), and I plan to try wrapping it up in a crescent roll and serve it a la pinwheel. Perfect appetizer food!

Before I get to the recipe, be sure to head on over to Jarlsberg’s for a chance to win in their giveaway! You have until midnight Eastern time tonight to enter!

The giveaway will include a tailgate tote stocked with:
Jarlsberg Lite Cheese
new Jarlsberg Cheese Dip
Snofrisk (a Norwegian style cream cheese)
crispbreads
honey crèmes
honey vinegar.

Until Next Time,

Jennifer

Steak and Cheese Dip

An Original Licious Food Recipe

INGREDIENTS
8 ounces Neufchâtel Cheese, cubed
1 cup Jarlsberg Cheese Dip
1/2 cup green pepper, diced
1/2 cup onion, diced
1/2 cup mushrooms, diced
2 Thinly Sliced Angus Beef Sirloin Philly Steak
1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
Salt and Pepper to season

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit.

In a casserole dish add cream cheese and Jarlsberg Cheese Dip, set aside.

In a heated skillet/pan saute the green pepper, onion, and mushroom. Remove from heat and add to casserole dish.

Cook Philly Steak in a heated skillet/pan with Worcestershire Sauce, salt, and pepper. Steak should be completely done and shredded.
Drain grease and add to casserole dish. Mix all the ingredients together and cover casserole dish with aluminum foil or lid and place in the oven.

Bake approximately 30-35 minutes until fully melted- no stringiness.

Serve with French Bread Rounds, Tortillas, or whatever you like.

Disclosure: I have been compensated for my time and groceries.

A Few of My Favorite Things

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“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things …”

Those things are cute and lovely however those are not my favorite things (at the moment). Since everything I have tried to make recently has been complete and utter failure. I have given up trying to do anything baking/cooking related for the rest of the week. May next week bring some great blogging my way and yours. So since yesterday was about love, my thought to you would be to share some things I love, just a day late.

I love nail polish and by love I mean LOOOOOOVE! Since I have all this down time from being unemployed I have been using some of my time to paint my nails and try out nail combos thanks to reading nail blogs. Those blogs are enablers. They are my pusher and welp, I have no will power. A job is what I be needing so I can continue funding my habit. The nail polish I am loving at the moment is China Glaze’s “Dorothy Who?”It is a beautiful shade of blue, dare I say Sapphire in color, and it’s glittery! It applies like a dream and when you apply some chunky silvery glitter polish to your tips; you can give Lady GaGa a run for her money (not really).

Fat Kid Friday Candle

Next up is this fabulous candle that I got from Domestic Goddess Ltd on Etsy. Etsy is such a great place to find anything! You are looking for a gift then head on over to Etsy. I have a wishlist a mile long with all the great things I want. There are baking supplies, party supplies, scarves, hats, NAIL POLISH, jewelry, and the list can go on and on.

Back to the candle that holds a spot in my living room. This candle is called “Fat Kid Friday” and it smells like the most tempting sweet you can imagine. Light it up and let the smell waft over you. It feeds that need for sweets without putting anything on your hips. So if you are dieting or taking a better life approach and trying to curb your sweet tooth, this candle is like having your cake but not eating it. Oh, this candle does come with some bite size candies that you can devour, so if you don’t want to be tempted I’d advise you to tell the Domestic Goddess no to the candy.

Music. I love Music. So if you have some suggestions for me put them in the comments below. I listen to just about anything. What I am loving is Spotify. You connect with Spotify through your Facebook but unfortunately it is not everywhere say like Canada, sorry my friends to the North. It’s a listening party that you can customize. You want to know how the latest Colbie Callait is before buying? Take a listen on spotify. Want to create a Period Playlist a la that movie “No Strings Attached”? Do it in Spotify. If you have iTunes installed on your ‘puter it will sync with your iTunes and import those playlists to your spotify, allakhazam! Spotify allows for some great listening. My fave playlist of the moment is this GIGANTIC 80′s playlist, the creator is still adding music.

Jarlesberg Cheese Dip

Cheese. If you love some good cheese then head on over to Kitchen Play, for the month of February they are doing 29 Ways to “Leap into Jarlsberg” and yours truly will be Number 29, no pressure. This dip is fabulous. I used it it for the dip to end all dips, which I will reveal on February 29th. I have plans to use it for my favorite quiche. If you like the nutty/sweetness of Swiss then I promise you will love this dip. It’s fun what masterpieces you can create with it. Be sure to check out the food bloggers who have already contributed some ideas on Kitchen Play – spinach dip, Mushrooms, Pretzels, Cheesey Hummus …

 

Until Next Time,
Jennifer

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Barbecue Chicken Dip

BBQ Chicken Dip

Are you looking for a quick and oh so delicious appetizer to serve to many?!?  Then look no further!  Barbecue Chicken Dip is a hands down crowd pleaser – at least in my office it is.

This dish is my take on the ever popular Buffalo Chicken Dip.  I simply omitted the Buffalo Sauce and added my favorite Barbecue sauce.

My favorite Barbecues Sauce hails from Canada.  I discovered Canadian Club Barbecue Sauce over a year ago at the Toronto’s Womens Show and now I need to visit Canada at least three or four times so I can stock up – I am totally not kidding.  I bought five bottles when I went visiting last month and my stock is already getting low. I have yet to find a good American counterpart and I am open to suggestions.

Barbecue Chicken Dip
adapted from Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients

2 c. shredded chicken breast *

12 oz. pkg. Reduced Fat cream cheese, softened

3/4 cup Ranch Salad Dressing

1 1/4 cup BBQ Sauce of Choice

2 c. shredded Monterey Jack/ Colby Cheese

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350°F. In a casserole dish add chicken, cream cheese, ranch dressing, barbecue sauce, and 1 cup of monterey jack/colby cheese. Cover with foil. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil, stir mixture until evenly blended. Add the remainder of cheese. Return dip to the oven for an additional 2 minutes to melt cheese topping.

Serve with your favorite tortilla chips, pita chips, crackers and ENJOY!

* You can use any type chicken you prefer;rotisserie chicken, canned chicken or in my case I simply baked skinless boneless chicken breasts with my favorite seasoning.

Happy Eating!

BBQ Chicken Dip

Updated recipe as of July 5, 2010.