EASY ENTERTAINING RECIPES

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I get asked to share easy entertaining recipes all the time, so today I am delivering with two of my favorite simple party recipes.  These are great for tailgating season, or really any time of the year.  The best part is that they can all come together from start to finish in less than 15 minutes...including cook time.  Score!


BLACK BEAN BITES


The first recipe is my Black Bean Bites.  I actually make several different variations of these, including brie + pear and small buffalo chicken bites,  They are the perfect little bite sized app to have and they taste great straight out of the oven or room temperature, so they work really well if you are needing to make some of your dishes ahead of time.

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WHAT YOU NEED


  • 1 package of phyllo dough cups (found in frozen section of your local grocery store)
  • 1 can refried black beans
  • salsa
  • Mexi-blend or cheddar cheese
  • pickled jalapenos
  • sour cream

WHAT TO DO


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Fill each phyllo cup with a small scoop of refried black beans.
  3. Top with salsa, cheese and pickled jalapeno.
  4. Bake fro 5-7 minutes.  It just needs time for the ingredients to warm up and the cheese to melt.
  5. Remove from oven and top with sour cream and/or guacamole.

BUFFALO CHICKEN SLIDERS


This one is so easy it is almost embarrassing to call it a recipe.  Steve LOVES chicken wings, so I am always looking for different variations on wings that I can serve that are also a little bit healthier.  These little sliders are a perfect game day food and they are perfect if you are actually tailgating at the game because they have the same great taste as wings without the big mess.

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WHAT YOU NEED



WHAT TO DO


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pull rotisserie chicken and toss with wing sauce.
  3. Put chicken on sliders and top with blue cheese crumbles.
  4. Bake at 350 until blue cheese has melted and bread is toasted.

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