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Chili Beef Queso for a Crowd

Chili Beef Queso for a Crowd

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The holidays are here at last! With this time of year comes parties and a slew of get-togethers with family and friends. Obviously, whether you’re entertaining or attending one of the aforementioned shindigs, you’ll most likely be thinking about food. More precisely, what to bring or serve, right? Well, read on for holiday entertaining inspiration.

Before the turkey, ham and bevvy of side dishes, any holiday party worth its salt needs great starters. You need to keep everyone happy before the main dishes come out, so you’ll need some appetizers that are tasty and satisfying. Sure, you could go with the staples of dips, deviled eggs and other classics, but with the addition of Stubb’s sauces, marinades and rubs you can turn those classic hors d’oeuvres into new-fashioned nibbles. Additionally, Stubb’s products contain quality ingredients and they’re free of gluten and high-fructose corn syrup.

A cheese dip is perfect for feeding a crowd — it’s easy to whip up and who doesn’t love gooey, melty cheese? This cheese dip recipe below is a take on classic chili con queso with beef, but this one has a Stubb’s twist. I used the Stubb’s Chili Fixins Cooking Sauce pack to kick up this queso. Sauteing the spice pack with the onions and garlic brings out their flavors even more, and the sauce pack swirled in at the end adds a kick of chili flavor. It’s easy to whip up and can even be made ahead of time and then reheated on the stove top or in the microwave.
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Leftover turkey pot pie with Stubb’s Chicken Rub and Marinade

Leftover turkey pot pie with Stubb’s Chicken Rub and Marinade

Stubbs Turkey Pot Pie 3After Thanksgiving Day or Christmas, you’ll probably have leftovers coming out of your ears, namely turkey. If you become tired of eating it plain or simply topped with gravy, then try it out in something else. Read the remixed turkey dish ideas below and scroll down further for some full recipes using leftover turkey that have been kicked up with Stubb’s Bar-B-Q sauces and rubs.

The obvious go-to with excess turkey is to eat it between two slices of bread — slathered with cranberry sauce and/or gravy is great, but it’s also amazing smothered in barbecue sauce in between two slices of Texas toast. Another option is to build it and press it: make it a melt, panini, or even in a tortilla, dressed up as a quesadilla.

Another option is to tuck the turkey into a heartwarming casserole or pot pie. Mix it up with some canned condensed soup mix or a cream sauce and serve on top of pasta or bake it as a casserole; or omit the noodles and place it in a baking dish topped with biscuit dough.
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Sinful Sides: Indulge in this creamy kale and butternut squash gratin

Sinful Sides: Indulge in this creamy kale and butternut squash gratin

Your waistline may hate me, but your taste buds will thank me.

Forget the lean turkey and ham, the holidays all about the tasty, rich side dishes. These are some of the only days of the year that most folks let themselves indulge in rich, indulgent foods without a second thought on the calorie count (until the following day). Even healthy vegetables like sweet potatoes, green beans and kale get an oleaginous makeover with additions of bacon, butter and cream. Why? Because they make foods taste better!

If you’re going to load up on calories, it had better be worth it and taste amazing, and this following side dish is just that. So don’t even bother trying to make a “lightened up” version of this butternut squash and kale gratin with skim milk and light butter spread, go all the way with whole milk, cream and good quality cheese. Your waistline may hate me, but your taste buds will thank me.
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