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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Poker Party Food Ideas

Every so often some friends and I get together to host our own poker party.  Realistically, none of us are that good and our basic poker strategy consists of trying to not look like a total idiot at the tables.  Women are not good in playing poker according to most guys.  With that said, the games are still a ton of fun.

The game was really more for the social interaction and for me to try out a couple of simple poker party themed recipes on my friends.  Buffalo chicken dip was one option that I provided for those looking to eat a bit healthier but didn't want to be stuck with tofu or the like.

The biggest hit happened to be my "Whiskey Wieners."  I actually had to wind up making a second batch of them because they liked them so well.  You know that food is enjoyed when it actually becomes part of the currency.  When the amount of wieners started getting low, they started playing for the right to eat them.  Maybe next time, I will just use them instead of poker chips.

Source: via Emily on Pinterest

Buffalo Chicken Dip

·         2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
·         1 cup ranch dressing
·         3/4 cup red hot sauce
·         One  10 ounce can of chicken, drained (or equivalent freshly-cooked or rotisserie chopped chicken)
·         Shredded cheddar cheese (you can determine how much)
Fritos corn chip (scoops)


1.  Mix ranch dressing, cream cheese, and hot sauce.

2.  Fold in shredded chicken.

3.  Take a pie plate, spray with Pam, and spread mixture into plate.

4.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

5.  Add cheddar cheese on top.

6.  Bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes.

7.  Serve hot with Fritos scoops.

Whiskey Weiners

·         1 cup whiskey
·         1 cup ketchup
·         1 cup brown sugar
·         2 lbs hot dogs, cut them into 1-inch pieces


1.  Mix together ingredients and let simmer for approximately 1 to 2 hours.

2.  While cooking, the sauce will thicken

3.  Serve in a crock pot to keep warm and provide plenty of toothpicks!

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