The Perfect Recipe for Your Big Game Celebration: Buffalo Chicken Dip

Big Game party

The Big Game is this weekend and whether you watch for the game itself, the commercials, or the half-time show, gathering with friends and family around the TV and serving up some fan-favorite snacks is a MUST! Nothing says “game day” quite like chips, dip, and buffalo wings. We’ve got a recipe that incorporates these game day favorites into one! This buffalo chicken dip recipe is the perfect snack, whether you’re throwing a party or just making the game special for your family. It’s easy to make, satisfying, and is a great accompaniment for almost everything–from your favorite chips to crunchy celery sticks to toasty baguette slices.

Ready, Set, Dip!

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup cooked chicken breast, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite Buffalo wing sauce
  • 1/2 cup ranch or blue cheese salad dressing
  • 2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • Whatever you choose as the vehicle for your scrumptious dip!

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350-degrees F
  • Mix together the cream cheese, shredded chicken, wing sauce, and salad dressing
  • Place into an ungreased, shallow baking dish
  • Sprinkle with cheese
  • Bake 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted

We suggest serving this scrumptious dip in our New Wave Chip & Dip bowl. It’s as eye-catching as it is functional, offering the perfect compartment to store whatever you choose to dip in this delicious buffalo chicken dip!

Villeroy & Boch chip and dip bowl

Ring in the New Year With Pomegranate Champagne Cocktails

New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve is nearly here, and you don’t want to be without a drink in hand when the clock strikes midnight! Sure, you can serve the cliché of champagne at your New Year’s Eve bash, but why not try a festive champagne cocktail instead? This Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail is easy, festive, and fun!

Ingredients:

  • A bottle of your favorite champagne
  • 1 cup of sweetened pomegranate juice
  • Pomegranate seeds for garnish!

In each champagne flute, add in 1/4 cup of pomegranate juice and top it off with champagne, then top with a few pomegranate seeds. It’s an easy way to brighten up your cocktail menu for the holiday! This recipe serves four, but can easily be manipulated for your party size!

Octavie champagne flute Villeroy & Boch

We suggest serving these cocktails in our Octavie champagne flutes. These beautiful crystal flutes feature a pineapple design at the top of the stem; the pineapple is recognized throughout the world as a traditional expression of “welcome.” Serving these cocktails in our Octavie champagne flutes are the perfect way to welcome 2018! Best of all, our crystal is dishwasher-safe, so once the party is over and everybody has gone home, all you have to do is pop the flutes in the dishwasher–no need to worry about a pile-up in the sink!

Ring in the New Year with this fizzy and fun cocktail in your flute! Happy New Year!

Banana Bread Power Breakfast Recipe

 

Ingredients (serves 1):

  • 1 ripe banana (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup of porridge oats
  • 2 tablespoons of walnuts
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1½ tablespoons of maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Raisins for garnishing
  • Honey for garnishing

Directions:

  • In a small frying pan, toast the walnuts and place to one side.
  • Place half of the banana in a small pot and mash roughly using a wooden spoon.
  • Add the milk, water, salt, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg and simmer over medium heat.
  • Stir in the oats and simmer for around 1 to 2 minutes–stirring constantly.
  • Remove the oat mixture from heat, place in a serving bowl, and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Cut up the rest of the banana into slices and sprinkle the toasted walnuts and raisins on top.
  • Drizzle honey over the top before serving, if desired.

Recipe courtesy of Kitchen Stories

This power bowl is a great way to kick start your morning and deliver the protein and nutrients your body needs to take on everything the day throws your way. We suggest serving this breakfast in one of the bowls from our Artesano Nature collection. These hand-painted bowls are the perfect accent to your Banana Bread Power Breakfast!

Villeroy & Boch Artesano Nature collection

Check out the video below to see the unique craftsmanship that goes into our Artesano Nature collection!