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Are you Sweet or Spicy?

Are you Sweet or Spicy?

Two game day recipes for you to enjoy!  They are both easy, but the dip - the hardest part is shopping for the ingredients!  

Game Day Taco Dip - Makes enough for a crowd and be wary, it is addicting!

  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 15 ounces Cheez Wiz
  • 20 ounces Black Refried Beans
  • 14.5 ounces Diced Tomatoes with Green Chiles 
  • 2 c shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 packet Taco Seasoning
  • 1 t ground Cumin
  • Jalapenos to taste either chop and add to the dip or serve on the side

Mix all together, heat, serve with tortilla chips, and Enjoy!

Sweet German Pastry -or- Cookie - This recipe has taste testers divided, is it a cookie or a pastry?  Either way it won rave reviews, you make it and tell me!  It make look intimidating, but it is easy to make!

Dough Ingredients

  • 4 c Flour             
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 1 t each Salt, Baking Soda, Baking Powder
  • 1 c Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 c Milk
  • 1/4 c Water

Filing Ingredients

  • 3/4 c Flour
  • 1 1/2 c Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs

Topping Ingredients

  • 2 T Butter - softened
  • 2 - 3 c Powder Sugar
  • 2 - 3 T milk
  • 1 c chopped Pecans (maybe I used a few more??)

Preheat Oven to 375°


  1. In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, sugar, salt, banking soda and banking powder
  2. Cut in butter until coarse bits remain
  3. Beat egg, add water and milk to egg
  4. Add to flour mixture and mix until a soft smooth ball forms
  5. Roll out to a rectangular shape on floured surface to 1/2" thickness


  1. In a different bowl beat two eggs
  2. Add flour and brown sugar, mix until incorporated
  3. Spread filling over your rectangular dough and gently roll from long side to form a log


  1. Cut in 1" pieces - I got 15 so may have been bigger than 1"
  2. Place cut side up on greased baking sheet 
  3. Bake 10 minutes.  Cool

Topping - while cooling

  1. Whisk butter, powder sugar, milk until smooth and desired consistency to be able to thinly top the pastry
  2. Drizzle on and top with chopped pecans


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