It’s Football Season and Time For Dips

It’s time to start thinking about the food for your enthusiastic crew and getting your ingredients together. Football season is about more than the game, remember. It’s also about the FOOD, and we all know that football fans like their football food as much as they like their football teams, so let’s plan for some awesome football food!

No matter what team you’re rooting for, there’s just gotta be spectacular food.

Easy-to-eat foods are best for those couch quarterbacks, and what’s easier to prepare and to eat than a good dip? Texas Pepper Jelly’s Texas Buffalo Dip is one of the best ones we’ve tried! This dip is great with any kind of crackers, breadsticks, or raw vegetables. If you can think of anything else that can be dipped, that’ll be good with our Texas Buffalo Dip, too!



  • 2 8 oz. packages of cream cheese, or Neufchatel cheese
  • 2 10 oz cans chunk white chicken, thoroughly drained
  • 3/4 cup Ranch Dressing
  • 1 cup Apple Habanero Rib Candy
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, finely diced
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (I use half sharp, half medium)

What to do:

Put the Rib Candy and chicken in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until heated through. Stir in the cream cheese, diced apple, and ranch dressing and blend until warm. Mix in half the cheese and pour into your crockpot.

Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top of the mixture, put the lid on your slow cooker, turn it to “low,” and let it simmer for about four hours or until hot and bubbly and the cheese is completely melted.

I serve Texas Buffalo Dip right out of the crockpot, but if you’re fancier than I am, you can pour it into a pretty dish and serve it like that.

Just remember: these are hungry enthusiastic football people you’re serving, not the ladies of Downton Abbey, so I’d be careful about using the pretty dishes if I were you.

Of course, you might get a completely different sort of football crowd than I get. Your call.

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