I love sauce and dip. I am a self proclaimed "sauce whore". I think just about every food is better with a sauce, condiment, or dip to accompany it. The Sausage Balls didn't have a dip so I decided to add one. The dip turned out so awesome. We ate it by itself with chips and bread until every last bite was gone. If you are in the mood to try something different, this was a great option. The recipe also made a lot so we were able to freeze some for the next get together.
1 1 lb Package of Ground Sausage (I used Jimmy Dean Spicy Sausage)
2 Cups of Bisquick
3 Cups of Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Mix everything together with your hands and roll it into small balls (it will be crumbly). Our advice is to make them small, the Bisquick makes them expand and they would have been better as just bite size. Mine turned out to be 2 + bites. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes and enjoy!
Mascarpone Chive Dip
8 oz of Mascarpone Cheese
8 oz of Sour Cream
Chopped Fresh Chives to your taste (we like lots of them- half a small package)
1 clove of garlic (if you use the frozen cubes that I love so much: Dorot Garlic & Herbs, use one)
Salt & Pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients and enjoy. The best thing about both of these recipes is I made them well ahead of time since they keep great. The dip is definitely better after sitting for a bit.
|The Appetizer & Dip prepared the day before|
I decided to make up a new cocktail too. I love Cinnamon so we experimented. I have fallen in love with using candy in drinks. I think it makes it so festive, flavors the drink slowly, and makes it a fun experience. I used Cinnamon Lollipops from See's Candy.
Cinnamon Sipper Martinis
1 Shot Vodka
1/2 Shot Soda Water
1/4 Shot Simple Syrup
Combine the above ingredients with ice in a martini shaker. Put in a martini glass and add a splash of Hot Damn or similar Cinnamon schnapps. Add a Cinnamon Lollipop, Hot Tamales, or Cinnamon Bears to garnish and enjoy!!