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This week were are dedicating our blog posts to the dudes, dads, fathers, grandpaps, baby-daddies, in-laws, etc…in honor of Father’s Day!  A day we can say thank you for being AWESOME!

We’re kickin’ it off with some spice!  I know our hubbies loves hot wings and beer so why not have a cold bucket o’ beer waiting along with some of this delish dip!!

Here is a recipe for some fabulous Buffalo Chicken Dip all ready to go on this handy recipe card that you can download HERE!

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Ok chicks…need a quick, easy and delicious recipe for your next shindig?  Well, this one is straight from my mama’s kitchen and happens to taste just like the awesome chicken salad you can buy at Costco.  We just served it at Shannon’s baby shower 2 weeks ago and it was a HIT!!

No worries…baby shower photos coming soon, but in the meantime…here is FREE recipe download to hold you over (:

hmmm…maybe we should call it “Fresh Chick Chicken Salad?”  Enjoy!!  x0x0~rebecca

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Good morning…today we have a very special guest blogger.  This is Leah of Mya Bruce Designs….friend, neighbor, foodie, graphic girl, DIY Enthusist & jewelry designer (I hope I didn’t leave anything off)  Basically, she is awesome and I asked her if she would like to be a guest blogger today and she said YES!!  Woo-hoo!!  So in honor of my party peeps, she wanted to share some fun dips that would make you party menu legit …soooo…loosen your belt and get ready for some foodie fabulousness!!

**Make sure you read the entire post because there is a FREE recipe card download for you!! **

Here is Leah:

I sort of have an obsessive appreciation of food. Maybe I am spending my adult years racing to discover all the beauties of food after the 8 years I ate PBJ at school, just because.  I would like to offer you a simple party food makeover for the slightly daring.

The best thing I contributed at my office over the last 10 years – hands down =

DIP DAY!  WOO!!!!

I’m one of those people that would get giddy over just having loads of appetizers for dinner instead of a main course…. Sunday night dinner here is often just bruschetta, brie and loads of bread slices.
For holidays, the husband deals with the main courses, and I ALWAYS spend way too much time planning the apps & the sides. Those are the best part, right!? I mean, it’s usually the carbs anyway, soooooo….nuf said.

Back to dip day.

So I basically demanded that my office was implementing Dip day, at least once a quarter. Everyone had to bring in something dip-able, and we would just snack on it ALL day!  It was fantastic!

There of course are always the standards:

–         Ranch dip will never go wrong. Who doesn’t like ranch?!?!

–         The classic chili cheese dip is somehow always a big winner as well. You will almost always regret it later, but you will eat it like crack-dip all day until then.

–         Yes, you need some kind of veggie dip because those picky I-only-eat-salad-people will starve otherwise.

But lets move on to how to revamp this idea. Here are some great alternatives to make your party with simple snacks a little bit more gourmet.

HOAGIE DIP!


http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2011/02/hoagie-dip-super-bowlicious.html

Come ON! Even the boys will eat hoagie dip. But it’s much more girl-i-fied here by making it pretty in a bread bowl, and topping on to yummy pieces of French bread.

PIZZA DIP!

 

http://www.salad-in-a-jar.com/family-recipes/pepperoni-pizza-dip-a-last-minute-super-bowl-idea

Brilliant I tell you. Who doesn’t like pizza? And you can make this with all your favorite toppings, but it’s way more gourmet then trying to scarf a whole slice down off that small, flimsy party plate.

A great way to upgrade those veggie dip eaters…

CHESSY CRUNCHY ZUCCHINI FRIES IN ROMESCO DIP

http://chiknpastry.com/2010/07/baked-zucchini-fries-and-romesco-sauce/

NDIVIDUAL COCKTAIL GLASSES OF 7-LAYER MEDITERRANEAN DIP WITH PITA WEDGES!

http://circle-b-kitchen.squarespace.com/food-and-recipes/2010/8/23/7-layer-mediterranean-dip.html

Even the kids will like this one:

HEALTHY BAKED COCONUT CRUSTED CHICKEN NUGGETS

 

http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/2010/07/06/coconut-oat-crusted-chicken-nuggets-two-pomegranate-dipping-sauces/

HOMEMADE SOFT PRETZELS AND CREAM CHEESE BEER DIP

http://www.kohlercreated.com/blog/?p=5900

RASPBERRY MINI CHURROS DIPPED IN WHITE CHOCOLATE

http://raspberricupcakes.blogspot.com/2011/01/raspberry-mini-churros-with-white.html

Say WHAT?!?!?  OK I’m drooling over that.

Plus you know the kids would love it too, but it’s also fancy enough to make as a grown up dessert option.

PEANUT BUTTER COCONUT CANDIES DIPPED IN CHOCOLATE

http://www.manifestvegan.com/2010/05/chocolate-dipped-peanut-butter-coconut-candy/

Also for kids…

PEANUT BUTTER YOGURT DIP WITH APPLES

http://keepyourdietreal.com/food/appetizerssnacks/peanut-butter-yogurt-dip/

And the holy-cow-grand-finale….

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH DIP!

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2010/12/15/chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-dip/

Ok, seriously. This one did me in. Uh-MAZING IDEA! Secretly, we are ALL eating cookie dough right?!?!?

 

And guess what? THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT!!!

Dip Diva iphone app. My life just got amazingly more exciting. I almost got misty-eyed.

http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2010/10/dip-diva-iphone-app-your-party-just-got.html

OK, I’m excited. And hungry. Who’s throwing the next party????

Keep it Fresh,Chicks! 🙂

Wanna see more Leah?  Find her here!!

Oh!!!  I almost forgot…what would a recipe round up be without one of the fab recipes on a FREE  download from Fresh Chick Desing Studio that I promised (:  Enjoy!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Well, here is a new thing I want to try out on the blog…I thought it would  be fun to feature one yummy recipe each week all ready to go on a free printable download recipe card.  Weeeee…fun, right?  We thought so!  So, to kick things off I wanted to feature my SWEET friend Stacy of Scrumptious Swirls.  She is hilarious, a ton of fun and a super creative chick in the kitchen!!

Now, this may be dangerous posting such yummy treats and I need to post this disclaimer…***fresh chick design studio cannot assume any responsibility for skinny jeans no longer fitting**  Ok, now that that is out of the was, let’s get to baking!!

Let me introduce

Brownie Snicker Bites with Toasted Marshmallow Topping

YUM!!!!  To see the full tutorial click HERE

and here is your recipe card…ENJOY!!!!

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