Tuesday 7 February 2023

JJ's Buffalo Dip

Super bowl is this weekend! I have no favorite teams and I'm in Ocho Rios, away from the chaos of my Scottsdale home near the Super Bowl and the Waste Management tournament...Trust me when I say, our town is ALIVE!! 

Maurice, our chef, here at Jamaica Inn is all ready for us (most likely only a handful of Americans are here, mostly the Brit's) with a Super Bowl menu that includes his delicious "Hot Wings"! He hasn't divulged the recipe to me yet, but, hopefully I can sweet talk him into it with some good Rum!! In the mean time, I have some old favorites you could whip up, some are healthier than others!


Spicy Sweet Chicken Wings 

Teriyaki Wings 

Of course having a Slider Bar is always a fun idea and your guests will love it! Slider Bar Ideas

I like to have a few healthy options on the table as well. These Buffalo Cauliflower bites are delicious! Buffalo Cauliflower bites


Buffalo Chicken Dip is a Super Bowl Winning choice for almost everyone! What is better than than cream cheese, hot sauce and chicken?

I serve my dip with carrots sticks, celery sticks, tortilla chips, Fritos, crusty bread and my favorite popcorn! Yes, just a little popcorn dipped lightly into the spicy sauce will convince you!

 JJ's Buffalo Dip

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 cup Pepper Jack Cheese

1 8 ounce package cream cheese

1/2 cup Ranch Dressing, I like the original Hidden Valley Ranch 

1/2 cup Franks hot sauce, you can use what you like/have

1 tsp garlic powder, I use one I get in Cle Elum, Wa. It is amazing!

1 tsp ground pepper

4 cups roughly shredded chicken (can be rotisserie chicken)

1/2 cup chopped green onions, separated

1 cup crumbled Blue Cheese, separated

Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees. Stir together cheddar Cheese, Pepper Jack, Cream cheese, Ranch dressing, hot sauce, garlic powder and pepper.

Fold in the chicken and half of the green onion. Reserve remaining for garnishing the top. Pour mixture into a large baking dish, approximately 13X9 Cake pan size or a large oval ( a football shape)

Spread it out and smooth, top with 3/4 cup blue cheese.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the center is hot and you see bubbles around the edges. 

Top with remaining green onions and Blue Cheese. Enjoy!

 Back in the day! Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller toasted their honeymoon here at the Jamaica Inn. Ian Flemming sipped martinis at the bar and Katherine Hepburn, Errol Flynn often graced the lounge. We have seen many stars, writers and even a prime minister! Cheers! JJ

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