Thursday, February 4, 2016

Fiesta Foods for Game Day

The recipe featured in this photo was advertised as Phyllo Crab Cups from December 2015. The crab dip was baked in pre made phyllo shells (Athens brand) at 400 degrees for 18 minutes.
But I adapted the recipe and baked it in a gratin dish as pictured above. The dip was served with toasted garlic sourdough bread cubes and crackers. If you don't have Old Bay Seasoning check the Internet for a substitute.
Dip Ingredients:
  • 6 slices of bacon (thick-sliced)
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (low fat), softened
  • 1 cup grated pepper Jack cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup diced green onion
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise (lite) or Miracle Whip (lite)
  • 1 TB. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp.Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp.Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. minced fresh garlic
  • 1 tsp.Tabasco sauce
  • 6 oz. lump crabmeat, drained well and patted dry with a paper towel
Topping Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup crispy Panko crumbs
  • 1 TB. Parmesan cheese
  • 1 TB. reserved bacon fat or butter  
Dip Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  • Cook bacon until crisp, reserve 1TB. bacon fat and dice bacon.
  • In a mixing bowl combine all dip ingredients, beat until well combined and smooth. 
  • Lightly grease a baking dish. Place crab cream cheese mixture in it and smooth top so it is evenly distributed.
  • In fry pan heat the reserved 1 TB. bacon fat and add topping ingredients. Stir until browned. Spread topping evenly over crab cream cheese mixture. 
  • Bake uncovered for 20 minutes. 

In the above photo are M and M Bars. The recipe was previously posted
Nov. 7, 2015 at
These are my favorite to-go bars and are always a hit with any age group. What's not to like with bars loaded with M and M's, peanut butter and chocolate chips. Depending on holiday you can even coordinate your M and M color :) 
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Readers Note: Part Two Fiesta Foods for Game Day will be posted Friday so Healthy Friday Dishes will be combined with Weekend Round-Up.  

1 comment:

  1. Oh, gosh, those M & M bars look yummy. Going to check out that recipe now.