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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Have you ever heard of Engagement Chicken? Supposedly, it's a magical recipe that results in boyfriends wanting to marry their girlfriends. I'm not making this up- it was published in Glamour magazine. It has it's own Wikipedia page. Granted I've never made Engagement Chicken, I don't believe it. I think the real way to a man's heart is through Buffalo Chicken Dip. 
There are two ways to make this- I'm a fan of the crockpot method because the dip can stay warm and its the easiest to transport, but both are equally delicious!
[photo courtesy of, because I forgot to take pictures. oops.] Buffalo Chicken Dip 1 1/2  lb. cooked chicken breast, shredded2 (8-ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened1 cup ranch or blue cheese dressing3/4 - 1 cup pepper sauce, such as Frank's Red Hot 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.In the bowl of a stand-mixer, beat together the cream cheese and ranch dressing. Stir in the pepper sauce, 1/…

Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Swirl

My dog ate my couch today. Where there used to be a corner, there is now a gnawed out gaping hole from where her stupid little teeth chewed through the fabric. She's lucky All Dogs Go to Heaven, because she is seriously toeing the line between good and evil. It's a trying day for me as a pup-mom.

Anyway, I made Pumpkin Bread. But Franc doesn't get any, because she's a bad dog.

Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Swirl

Cream Cheese Swirl 8 ounces cream cheese, softened1 egg1/2 cup sugar1 teaspoon vanilla2 tablespoons flourPumpkin Bread
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon salt3 teaspoons ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground ginger1/4 teaspoon nutmeg4 eggs2 cups sugar1 cup unsalted butter, melted & cooled15 ounce can of pumpkin puree1/2 cup milk*1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar*2 teaspoons vanilla extract1/2 cup pepitas (optional) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 9" x 5" loaf pans with non-stick spray.Swirl: Mix t…