Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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January 29, 2013

BBQ My Way: Here's a winning menu for the big game

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Liz's Awesome Bleu Cheese Dressing

Okay, shoot straight with me. Were you actually contemplating buying store bought bleu cheese “dressing” to serve with those delicious smoked Buffalo wings? Seriously? I'll pretend I didn't hear that.

If you don't like bleu cheese dressing, I challenge you, in fact I beg you to try this. It will make you a believer. It is light and fresh, and the bleu cheese is more of a background flavor. It is nothing like the store bought stuff. C'mon, would I lie to you?

1 Cup of Real Mayonnaise

1/2 Cup of Sour Cream

2 Tablespoons of Chopped Onion

1/4 Cup of Finely Chopped Parsley

1/8 Cup of Crumbled Blue Cheese

1 Teaspoon of Minced Garlic

2 Teaspoons of White Wine Vinegar

Juice of 1/2 Lemon

Salt and Pepper to Taste

Mix all ingredients together and chill overnight.

Liz's Touchdown Brownies

There has to be something sweet, and this certainly qualifies. It's kind of like athletes

on steroids, but in a good way.

1 – 23 oz. pkg. brownie mix

¾ cup evaporated milk

¼ cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

½ cup butterscotch chips

10 caramels, each cut into quarters

½ cup pecan pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9x2 baking pan. In a large bowl, combine first four

ingredients and mix thoroughly. Mix in the chips, caramels and pecans. Pour into greased backing pan and bake for 35 minutes. Cool completely.

Frosting

½ cup room temperature butter

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

½ cup evaporated milk

4 cups powdered sugar

Mix these ingredients together until smooth. Spread on brownie which has cooled.

Yard Line Frosting

This is optional, but in my opinion, VERY important.

¾ cup powdered sugar

1 Tablespoon of water

Mix well and pout into a ziplock plastic bag. Snip a small portion off of one corner. Squeeze icing through the opening and make your yardage lines on the frosting.

I have videos posted at www.YouTube.com/BBQMyWay. Just search my page for “smoked Buffalo wings,” “mexican pinwheels” and “bleu cheese dressing.”

Sorry, you are on your own on the brownies. Enjoy the big game!

---Dave Lobeck is a barbecue chef from Sellersburg, Ind., who writes a column for CNHI News Service. Visit his website at www.BBQMyWay.com.

 

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