This weekend is the Big Game… and whether you’re a football fan or not, odds are you probably will be doing something for the game.

We might pop down to High Bank Distillery, if we can land a sitter, oy. If not, I plan to make a few easy items to enjoy while watching the commercials, ahem, I mean game.

This is a SUPER EASY cheesy recipe I whipped up for some Lexington TV stations on Friday. I was lucky enough to appear on the Lexington ABC station and my old stomping grounds, LEX18! Such a fun way to spend a Friday.

As promised here is the simple recipe I shared with an accompanying video as well.




  • 4 large jalapeño peppers, diced and deseeded
  • 4 oz cotija cheese
  • 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 oz shredded cheddar
  • Fresh cilantro to taste, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded Chicken, cooked
  • 4 Tbsp. Onion, diced


  1. Mash the cotija, cream cheese, shredded cheese, onion, cilantro chicken, and diced jalapeños together in a medium baking dish.
  2. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, or until the cheese is brown at the edges and bubbly.
  3. Serve warm with your favorite chips, crackers, veggies, etc!


Shanisty Ireland is a former award-winning Television News Anchor with more than 15 years of experience on-air. Today, Shanisty freelances on national and local media outlets featuring some of her favorite recipes and hot topics from her blog. Shanisty has been featured on The Today Show, Ellen, U.S. News and World Report, Huffington Post, Scary Mommy and hundreds of local TV News and Radio stations.

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