My potluck at work today went over beautifully! I thought about trying out some healthy recipes but healthy and potluck are very difficult things to do together. If you have any suggestions, please share!
Still, the recipes I tried turned out great and I’ll definitely be making all of them again! I’ll share them here! Click below for:
- Bacon-Flavored Dog Biscuits (not for potluck, of course but great gifts!)
- Bacon and Cheddar Dip
- Paula Deen’s Hidden Mint Cookies
Bacon Flavored Dog Biscuits
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 10 tablespoons bacon fat, melted
- 5 cups whole wheat flour
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
- Beat eggs in a large bowl. Stir in milk, water, salt, and bacon fat until well blended. Gradually stir in flour to make a stiff dough. Pinch off pieces of the dough and roll into 2 inch balls. Place on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool on racks. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator.
Bacon and Cheddar DipINGREDIENTS:
- 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- 2 cups sour cream
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
- Assorted crackers
- In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, onion and mayonnaise until smooth. Fold in bacon and 3 cups of cheddar cheese. Transfer to a 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve with crackers.
Note: I would seriously consider a) halving this recipe–it makes a lot and b) putting less cheese on top. A whole cup makes it almost unpleasantly greasy, whereas a 1/2 a cup or less would still achieve the same cheesy goodness! Also, next time I am going to try some garlic and cracked pepper with this one.
Paula Deen’s Hidden Mint CookiesINGREDIENTS:
- 18-ounce roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough, sliced 1/4-inch thin
- 14-ounce package chocolate mint wafers
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans, or enough to cover top of cookies
- Slightly grease a cookie sheet.
- Place slices of sugar cookies on sheet, about 2 to 3 inches apart. Top each with a chocolate wafer. Cover wafer with another slice of cookie dough. Brush dough with a beaten egg. Press nuts into top of dough. Bake for about 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.