January 31, 2014

2014 Super Bowl Recipes



It's that time of year - Super Bowl 2014!  Who do you want to win?  I have a soft spot for Peyton Manning, so I'm rooting for the Broncos.  Here are some of my favorite appetizers for the big game.  


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Buffalo Chicken Dippin' Balls with Spicy Cheddar Cheese Sauce


These buffalo chicken dippin' balls are delightfully crispy on the outside and deliciously buffalo-y (that's a word, right?) on the inside.  The easy homemade spicy cheddar cheese sauce just puts them over the top.  I could seriously dip anything into the sauce and be in heaven!  


Crab Rangoon Dip & Homemade Wonton Chips

This dip is creamy, delicious and tastes just like my favorite Chinese takeout's crab rangoons.  The homemade wontons are airy, crisp and super easy to make. 


Deep-Fried Green Pepper Rings


Move over, onions... bell peppers are taking over!  These fried pepper rings are so easy to make and they can be done in under 15 minutes.  Try them - you won't be disappointed!  Bet you can't just eat one!


Easy Beer-Basted Baby Back Ribs

Juicy, tender baby back ribs are so easy to make, all you need is a little bit of time!  Throw them in the oven in the morning and they'll be ready by kickoff.  The ribs are slowly cooked in the oven, basted in beer, and slathered in your favorite barbecue sauce.

Quick & Easy Queso
We love our queso!  This recipe may not be "authentic" but it's quick, easy and oh, so tasty!  

Buffalo Deviled Eggs

These Buffalo Deviled Eggs are so good and can easily be adjusted to suit your spice level.  The recipe as written yields a mild spice level. 

Baked Buffalo Broccoli Bites

Opt for a healthier choice for your Super Bowl festivities this year without sacrificing flavor!  I came up with these buffalo broccoli bites after feeling guilty about my lack of healthy snacks.  These bites are breaded in Panko crumbs, baked in the oven and then drizzled with a delicious, spicy buffalo sauce.  Yum!

Blooming Bacon Cheddar Ranch Bread

This is absolutely sinfully delicious!  It's obviously not the healthiest of snacks, but everything in moderation.  This recipe made Aol.com's front page two years ago.  


Sliders with Bacon, Cheddar, BBQ & Homemade Onion Rings

If you're not in the mood to go to the trouble with making these sliders, at least try the homemade onion ring part of the recipe!  They are the easiest and best onion rings you'll ever have!  These sliders are dude food at its finest!  Cheesy, smoky, crispy, sweet, tangy, chewy - so many wonderful things going on in this little slider!  


Deep-Fried Seasoned French Fries

These are the best and easiest french fries ever.  They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside with wonderful flavor.  If you would prefer to bake them, check out my homemade baked french fries recipe.


Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Crushed Doritos


Dorito-crusted macaroni and cheese - need I say more?  Sometimes it's good to live a little!  


Italian Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Fingers


The name speaks for itself.  Because the bacon helps to lock in the moisture of the chicken, every bite is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.  My favorite sauce to serve this with is honey mustard but BBQ and Ranch are great options, too.  For a slightly healthier spin, bake the strips...  

Blooming Pizza Bread

Remember the Blooming Bacon Cheddar Ranch Bread that hit the front page of AOL.com back in February?  Well, I decided to go along with a pizza theme this time.  The results?  Amazing! 


Crispy Chicken Wings

We made these wings two ways: Breaded and non-breaded.  They both rendered perfectly crispy-on-the-outside and wonderfully tender-on-the-inside wings.  The sauce is simple and delicious and can easily be adjusted to your spice tolerance  


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