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Head on over to Boring Pittsburgh to get this delicious Super Bowl Sunday recipe: Pizza Pull-Apart Bread.

Other Game Day recipes can be found here.

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Feta cheese is the good cheese. I’ll put it on salads, pitas, eggs, basically anything…besides my cereal. It’s crumbly, salty, and just so good paired with a crunchy cucumber salad or roasted shrimp with tomatoes. Dear Feta, I love you.

When I saw the recipe for this dip, I knew I had to make it. With only a few ingredients and as a relatively better-for-you alternative to buffalo chicken dip, this feta dip will be a hit at your next party.

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I have loved this Mexican dip for as long as I can remember. When people would make it for parties when I was younger, I always thought of it as a treat and nowadays whenever someone makes it, I can’t get enough. Dare I say it’s my favorite dip? This and buffalo chicken dip are really tied for the lead—but I won’t pick favorites, it’s just not fair.

I found this recipe for the “skinny” version on Pinterest and decided to give it a shot. Instead of using black olives on top, I used jalapenos and a little diced onion. Serve with tortilla chips and preferably a Corona!

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This weekend marks the beginning of the NFL playoff season, so that means rooting on the Steelers to a victory and making a bunch of food that my friends will love and will sop up the beer in my belly.

Here are some past recipes that will keep your friends full, happy, and ready to watch the game.

Old School Sloppy Joes

Ham and Cheese Sliders

Roast Beef Sliders

Spinach Dip Cups

Creamy Pasta Salad

Chicken Caesar Wraps

Beans and Greens

Shredded Beef Tacos with Queso

Kielbasa and Sauerkraut Sliders

Homemade Ranch Dressing


GO STEELERS!!

Still not sure what to make this year for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day appetizers? Look no further! These recipes are all family-tested and approved. I promise they will be gone before you even get to try one yourself.

French Onion Soup Stuffed Mushrooms

Roast Beef Sliders

Spinach Dip Cups

Brie Bites

Sourdough Bruschetta

Ham and Cheese Sliders

Happy Holidays to all my readers!

And thank you SO much for reading and coming back to Cooking For My Dad. Since I began this little blog on May 31, I’ve had over 6,000 page views and couldn’t be happier with the response, feedback, and comments from all who have taken the time to visit. I have truly enjoyed sharing my recipes and stories with all of you. Have a safe and jolly Christmas everyone!

Ever since I tried and made these sweet and savory roast beef sliders, I’ve been on the hunt for another slider recipe to add to my blog. Because, sliders are cute, small, and “okay” to eat a couple of without feeling guilty. (That’s what I tell myself anyways.) Plus, my Dad tends to like mini things, like sliders, bagel bites and small bottles of Gatorade.

So after hours of wasting my life away on Pinterest, I finally found the perfect recipe to try out for Steeler Sunday. I knew in my heart and my belly that the recipe with ham, Swiss cheese, butter, and onions could not be a bad combination and would be worthy of a blog post. Sure enough, I was right. Like always. Right, Dad? 😉

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A few weeks ago I visited Philadelphia to see my college girlfriends and get away from the Burgh for a bit. (I love you Pittsburgh, but sometimes a girl needs new scenery.) Staying at my old roommate’s family home, I was completely spoiled by her family who took me out to an amazing sushi dinner, gave me a comfy bed to sleep in, and fed me amazing food the whole time. No really, the morning I left her mother made me monkey bread aka bread with cinammon & sugar & butter…SO GOOD.

And not only did I get a hunk of delicious monkey bread and hot coffee during my stay, I got brie bites—my new favorite appetizer. I know I say this a lot on this little blog but they were SO GOOD and SO EASY to make. There’s only three ingredients, so they are virtually impossible to screw up. The only way to screw it up is if you eat all the delicious brie before you go to make this.

If you can’t find fig jam, you can use any sweet jam or jelly in its place. And the mini phyllo cups are in the freezer section at your grocery store. I found mine at Giant Eagle by the ice cream.

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