Cajun Shrimp Dip

A few months ago, on the Host the Toast facebook page, I asked people what their favorite recipes on the web were.  I got some great responses from people telling me about “Chocolate Lasagna” and “Banana French Toast Cupcakes” and other things that are making me too hungry to think about on a Monday morning.

Then, of course, James decided to comment to tell me to “make more dips”.  That’s not what I was asking, but okay.  The man knows what he wants, I guess.

Cajun Shrimp Dip.  Amazing on bread or chips, and would work with crawfish or chicken, too!  Perfect as a game day appetizer this football season! | hostthetoast.com

James also insists that I “give the people what they want” which always miraculously lines up with his own personal taste.  Sure, James, the people.  If I’m making something with walnuts, he’ll tell me “the people hate walnuts”.  If I’m thinking about making cake, he’ll remind me that “the people LOVE chocolate cake”.  And so on.

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Slow Cooker Sausage, Spinach, and Artichoke Dip

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about that Spinach and Artichoke Dip Alfredo I made last year.  And the oft requested Crab and Artichoke Dip.  Oh, and Spinach Dip Bites, too!  Mainly because they’re all freakin’ delicious, but also because I have an obsession with any recipe that uses a ton of cheese, spinach, and/or artichokes.

Slow Cooker Sausage, Spinach, and Artichoke Dip.  This super cheesy crock pot dip is going to be your new favorite appetizer for parties, tailgates, and more.  Best of all, it's so simple to whip together! | hostthetoast.com

I thought about remaking all of those recipes so I could enjoy them again, but I told myself, “NO, MORGAN.  IF YOU’RE GOING TO COOK, YOU NEED TO MAKE SOMETHING NEW FOR THE BLOG.  GET IT TOGETHER.”  I just don’t have the time or patience to cook the same thing more than a few times when there’s so many new recipes to explore.

So you know what I did?  I came up with this awesome Slow Cooker Sausage, Spinach, and Artichoke Dip, and then I made it again.  And then I made it AGAIN.  So much for not repeating recipes!

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Loaded Buffalo Chicken Nachos

The best things in life are meant to be shared.  Please remind me of that this upcoming football Sunday when I am HOARDING these Loaded Buffalo Chicken Nachos to myself.

Don’t be surprised if you find me whispering “my precious” over them and viciously swatting away the hands of friends and family members who are eager to try a bite.

Loaded Buffalo Chicken Nachos.  Could this be any more perfect for football season?  Shredded buffalo chicken, cheesy ranch queso, blue cheese crumbles, pickled jalapenos, and chopped green onions!  The ultimate appetizer! | hostthetoast.com

Seriously, I will tackle you linebacker-style if you try to grab a nacho in all of its buffalo chicken glory without asking nicely first.  Be warned.

So, it’s football season and I’m all amped up because my team is doing well for a change, and I’m going all-in with the appetizers this year.  And everyone knows that the number one way to do appetizers on game day is to load up on the buffalo sauce.

Note my other buffalo chicken recipes.

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Cheesesteak Stuffed Mushrooms

Football season is coming up, and in my area that means a few things:

  • Passionate, reckless fans and a lot of trash talking
  • Beer, beer, and more beer
  • Still more beer
  • There is no question of what we’re doing on Sundays
  • Cheesesteak

Cheesesteak Stuffed Mushrooms- A gluten free, easy to make, and super tasty appetizer for game day or parties! | hostthetoast.com
Now, Cheesesteaks are always popular here in the oh-so mystical land we call the greater Philadelphia area.  Whether they’re with wiz or provolone, loaded up with onions or not, you can find them at almost every establishment with their soft bread soaking up the juices from the strips of beef.

Just typing that is making me drool.

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Maple Waffle Chicken Nuggets

People let me tell you ’bout my beeeest friend!

Maple Waffle Chicken Nuggets.  These chicken nuggets are coated in maple-y waffle batter and served with a honey maple mustard dip.  Perfect for parties or game day! | hostthetoast.com

I’m going through Amanda-withdrawal this week because my partner-in-crime is on vacation in Lake George.

Well, “crime” might be a bit of an exaggeration.  Our hang-out time usually consists of going grocery shopping together and complaining about all of the people who stop their carts in the middle of the aisle (if you do that, for the love of all things good in this world, please stop), or sitting on the couch with our laptops and not speaking for hours while we both do work.

It’s a wild and crazy life we lead, try to keep up.

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