Showing posts with label kid appetizer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kid appetizer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kid appetizer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kid appetizer. Show all posts

Easy Beer Cheese Dip for Pretzels Recipe

Beer Cheese and Pretzels Recipe

This homemade Easy Beer Cheese Dip for Pretzels Recipe is delicious! You'll feel like you're eating restaurant or bar food at home. Who can resist the warm baked goodness of homemade soft pretzels? Beer Cheese and pretzels are the perfect fall snack. Enjoy!

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Easy Beer Cheese Dip for Pretzels Recipe

How to Make Beer Cheese Recipe

2T butter
2T flour
1/4 t salt
1 c beer
1/2 c milk
1/2 t ground mustard
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t paprika
1/4 t pepper
2 - 2 1/2 c sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Hot sauce to taste (optional)

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour. Whisk, while heating, until mixture is golden brown, 1-2 min. While continuing to whisk, gradually add the beer. Cook, with stirring, until mixture partially thickens. Add milk; continue to whisk until mixture reaches desired consistency. Remove from heat. Stir in mustard, garlic powder, pepper and cheese. Stir until cheese has melted. Adjust seasonings as desired.

Homemade soft pretzels for beer cheese recipe
Homemade Soft Pretzels.

Homemade Soft Pretzels for Beer Cheese Recipe

1 1/2 c. lukewarm water
1 package active dry yeast
1 t salt
1 T brown sugar
1/4 c butter, melted
4 c flour
8 c boiling water
1/2 c baking soda
1 egg, beaten and diluted with 1 t water
coarse salt

pretzel dough recipe

Dissolve yeast, salt, and sugar in warm water. Allow the mixture to sit until the yeast begins to foam or bubble. Add the melted butter, followed by the flour, 1 c at a time. The dough should be workable and not sticky. Knead the dough on a floured surface for several minutes. Place the dough in a greased bowl,  cover with plastic wrap, and allow to rise in a warm place for about an hour or until doubled in size.

how to roll pretzel dough
How to roll pretzel dough.

The perfect homemade pretzel.
The perfect homemade pretzel.

While the dough is rising, boil water and add the baking soda. Stir until dissolved. The baking soda bath with be used to give the pretzel a puffy dough with a golden and shiny crust.  You should also assemble a few handy tools:  a tape measure, a large flat spatula, your baking sheet, and parchment paper. The parchment paper is not essential, but it will make the pretzel much easier to remove from the baking sheet.

How to Make Pretzel Shape Pretzels at Home
Divide the risen dough into 10 equal pieces. Roll each into a 20 inch rope. To form the pretzel shape, bend the rope into a "smile" shape. Cross the ends slightly. Grab the cross and fold it towards you, bringing it down to meet the front loop of the pretzel.

How to Make Pretzel Shape Pretzels at Home
How to Make Pretzel Shape Pretzels at Home.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Using your large spatula, place each pretzel individually in the baking soda bath. Allow it to sit in the bath 30 seconds to 1 minute, making sure the top gets wet as well. Carefully remove the pretzel with your spatula and place on the baking sheet. Once the sheet is full, bake for 10-12 minutes. Repeat as needed until all pretzels are baked.

Hand twisted, homemade baked pretzels.
Hand twisted, homemade baked pretzels.

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Don't have time to make them? Just buy Bavarian Soft Pretzels and Beer Cheese Dip on Amazon.

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Tater Tot Nachos Recipe Parmesan Tatchos

Parmesan Tatchos Recipe = Tater Tot Nachos

Tatchos are trending. What are they? Tater tots dressed up like nachos. And, most important, they are really yummy. So, why not try an Italian spin on the Tater Tot Nachos theme with this Tatchos Parmesan Recipe, made from sweet potato tater tots. This Tater Tot Nachos Recipe is super easy. Enjoy!

Tater Tot Nachos Recipe Parmesan Tatchos
Tater Tot Nachos Recipe Parmesan Tatchos.

9 Kid Friendly Super Bowl Appetizer Recipes

Appetizer Ideas for Super Bowl Party

Planning a Super Bowl Party? Maybe you prefer to sit in with family while you watch? Either way, you'll want snacks. Yum, Super Bowl snacks and appetizers, aren't they the best? We've got your back with this simple Guacamole Dip and other easy snacks and kid friendly appetizers for the Super Bowl that are perfect to munch on during the big game. Happy Footballing! Enjoy!

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9 Kid Friendly Super Bowl Appetizer Recipes
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Chicago Style Hot Dog Pizza Bites

What do you get when combine a Hot dog and Chicago Style Pizza? Yummy pizza bites, of course!

Angie's Recipes 

Chicago Style Hot Dog Pizza Bites and Clipart
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Chicago Style Hot Dog Bites

I made this as a light dinner one night and we were all pleasantly surprised. My kids, of course, loved it because it was made with hot dogs. My husband and I looked at the recipe and weren't so sure. This would be great as a snack or an appetizer for a kids party or any kids gathering, plus the kids could have fun helping put it all together.

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2 pkg (12 oz) flaky buttermilk biscuits (Don't Use Grands style biscuits, they are to doughy. I learned this the hard way)
2 tsp poppy seeds (I just omitted them altogether)
3 hot dogs
2 small whole dill pickles or 1/2 cup coarsely chopped(I used dill relish)
1 small onion
2 plum tomatoes or 1 roma
4 oz sharp cheddar cheese shredded
1/4 Cup yellow mustard

Preheat oven to 400.  Pull apart biscuit layers horizontally in half to form 40 biscuits. Arrange biscuits over Large Round Stone or any round pizza pan or you can also use the large bar pan, overlapping as necessary. Sprinkle with poppy seeds and bake 13-15 min or until golden brown.

Meanwhile, cut hot dogs in half lengthwise then crosswise into 1/4 in thick half moons. Place hot dogs into small micro-cooker or any microwave safe bowl, microwave covered on high for 30-45 seconds or until hot.  Coarsely chop pickles and onions using food chopper.  Blot excess moisture from pickles using paper towels.  Seed and dice tomatoes.  Combine pickles, onions and tomatoes in a bowl; mix well and set aside.  

Removing baking stone from oven to cooling rack, top biscuits with hot dogs and cheese. Bake 3-4 min or until cheese is melted.  Remove from oven; top with vegetable mixture and drizzle with mustard.