Items Of The Week: Outside Fun

Contributor post by Mairi from mairidesign


  1. Large Forest Animal Mug by Margie Sarrao from FunNFiber
  2. Vintage 80s Dress by Natalia from KMalinkaVintage
  3. Custom Pet Portrait by Przemila K from CanisArtStudio
  4. Hearts Football Dog Collar by Cristal Hughes from DesignsbyCristal

The Big Game

Contributor post by Catherine from DesignsByCnC

Starting in late summer, the anticipation begins to build as we anxiously await for the opening season kickoff of our favorite National Football League (NFL) team.  The different teams of the (NFL) belong to two different conferences, The National Football Conference (NFC) and The American Football Conference (AFC).

All season long, the teams battle it out to see if the NFC Champions or the AFC Champions will reign supreme in the ultimate showdown, The Big Game.  This game is the most watched television broadcast of the year and is now considered by some an unofficial American national holiday.  Big Game Sunday is the second-largest day for U.S. food consumption, after Thanksgiving Day.

This annual sporting event celebrates football, food and fun.  Some of our team members at Christmas In July share their game day recipes for celebrating the Big Game in style.


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Melissa from missy69 shared this dip recipe:


16 ounces sour cream
Real bacon bits
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 package ranch dry dip seasoning mix
Ritz crackers


Mix the sour cream, bacon bits, cheddar cheese and ranch seasoning mix.  Let it chill and serve with crackers.





Alicia at AliciasFindings said:

My family always does cheese,meats and such.

One of our favorites is a Baked Brie!


1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
All-purpose flour, for rolling
1 round brie cheese (8 to 12 ounces, 5- to 7-inch diameter)
1 large egg, beaten

Warm oven to 400 F
Roll out the puff pastry and wrap the brie in it
Brush the pastry with egg
Bake for 35-40 minutes and you have ooey gooey Goodness!


Jessica of SummerStarsMasonJars says:

Here is a really good super easy buffalo chicken dip!


• 2 halves chicken breast (or 3 small cans of chicken)
• 3/4 cup hot sauce (I use Franks)
• 2 blocks 1/3 less fat cream cheese
• 1 cup ranch dressing
• 1 bag Mexican cheese blend


Stir together all ingredients until well-combined in crock pot. Cook on low for 1½ hours or until cheese is melted and dip starts to bubble on edges. Stir occasionally to ensure even cooking. Serve with tostitos!