Super Bowl Party Ideas

According to your comments on my Super Bowl giveaway contest, more of you love the food than love the game.  So, I put together this little post to give all of you who join me in rejoicing in the privilege of eating gobs of dips and bites of yum all day long on the upcoming day where boys throw around a brown, oblong ball.  No offense intended there, just stating things from this ignorant point of view.  :)

So, on with the eating ideas.  Happy Potato Skin Pigskin Day!!

They might set the remote down and turn away for a sec if they get a load of these guys…

Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Pretzels are unique and beyond amazing and easier than you might think.

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Cheeseburger Muffins can be made into minis (or not), and go a long way to serving many very happy campers.  Full of your favorite cheeseburger-y flavors, these will be a crowd-pleaser for sure.

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Of course, you can always make a pan of THE Mac and Cheese and earn yourself hero status.

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Or perhaps, some Epic Quesadillas sliced a bit smaller to serve a crowd would tickle your fancy.  Bacon, cheese, chicken and avocado make these absolutely off-the-hook.

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Need the easiest dish to share, perhaps ever?  Melissa’s Crabby Bites are the simplest, fanciest little delights humanly possible.

Melissa's Crabby Bites

Too much cheese and heavy stuff?  Let’s make this thing healthy.  How about Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips?

Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Pop this meat in the crock pot and serve it with some yummy bread and you have a crowd-pleaser like no other.  Pepperoncini Beef hasn’t failed me yet.

Pepperoncini Beef Sandwiches

Pepperoncini Beef Sandwiches

Dessert?  Got ya covered!

When you bring these guys, everyone will be asking, “Who the heck made THOSE Cookie Bars?” Chocolate chip cookie dough with a layer of caramel and a touch of peanut butter make these bars more than a little special.

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Or make a sundae bar with all the toppings and bring a jar of the most amazing, warm, chocolatey hot fudge you’ve ever had in your life.  Even if their team loses, they will leave happy after having eaten this stuff.

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I hope you enjoy your day of tight ends and first downs and blah, blah, blah EATING as much as we inevitably will at our house.  It really is all about the food, isn’t it?

Super Bowl Party Prize Package!

CONGRATULATIONS TO TIFFANY HORNER!

YOU WON!

This contest is now closed.

Read on to see how with one comment on this blog post you can win an entire supply of Superbowl party mixes that anyone can make thanks to Pam’s Pantry and That Which Nourishes.  Your friends are gonna love you for this!

So my life got changed when our Euchre buddies came to stay and brought with them the best dip I’ve ever had in my life.  Skeptical was I, as I’m a from-scratch kind of girl.  Yellow was the dip, and I must say I wasn’t very intrigued.  Until I tried a bite and found my latest very favorite thing.

Soon, I ordered more and a few more dips to try.  I fell in love.  It wasn’t long before I contacted Pam from Pam’s Pantry and asked her if she’d like for me to sample a few dips and share them with you, my faithful readers.

She sent me five to try and FIVE FOR ONE OF YOU TO WIN, lucky ducks.  Want some?  You do, I promise.

It’s Superbowl time very soon.  To most folks I love, it’s a day about men and a ball.  To me, it’s about great food.  How about you?  Football or food?  Pigskin or Potato Skins?

Here’s how you can win!

Comment here.  Leave a comment at the bottom of this blog post by midnight on January 22nd at midnight and leave your vote for FOOTBALL or FOOD!  We will draw a name on January 23rd and immediately send the winner FIVE FREE DIPS from Pam and That Which Nourishes in time for your Superbowl Party! Winner will be announced here and by the email they provide with their comment.  Prize will be mailed as soon as you respond with your physical address. One entry per household, please.

You’ll win FIVE mixes from savory to sweet and with a few common ingredients like cream cheese, sour cream, and whipped cream and things with which to dip them, you can throw your own Super Bowl party ready in no time.

This first one is my favorite savory I’ve tried.  Hog Heaven, its called.  Garlicky, bacony, creamy and perfect.  We loved it on veggies or crackers.  It is mixed with 8 oz. sour cream and 8 oz. cream cheese.

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 This one is called Linda’s Loaded Potato.  It is cheesy and bacony and would be so so good on baked potatoes or chicken breasts.  We had crackers and it became the favorite of my girls.  It calls for 8 oz. sour cream and 8 oz. cream cheese.

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This is Strawberries and Cream.  Mine was lumpy because I was in too big of a hurry to properly soften the cream cheese.  Too impatient for the yum, were we.  But come on.  Look at that pink creaminess.  At the risk of sounding like a commercial, it bursts with strawberry flavor.  I don’t know how else to say it!  How does Pam do this magic?

This package calls for cream cheese and whipped topping.  I used homemade whipped cream with 4 T. powdered sugar.

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Sweet and Sassy Salsa knocked my socks off.  Mixed with sour cream, cream cheese and tomatoes (I used spicy) it has a bit of heat and a bit of sweet which is kinda my favorite combo.  Kinda like when you eat a raspberry salsa — just the right sweet and heat.  Loved it with tortilla chips.  Would probably be great on chicken!

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 The final thing in the prize package and that I tried (sorry, no pic) was the Elephant Ear Mix.  This, I mixed with coconut oil and poured into a bag with bite-sized saltines to make a sweet, crunchy snack with very little effort.

I have quite the little stash of Pam’s dips in my cupboard now;  I plan to do a little creating and experimenting.  First on the list is adding some marshmallow cream to that Lemon Dip.  Oh, my.

Check out her site here for a gazillion amazing dips plus recipes.  Sign up for her emails, too, because she runs really great specials!  In November, I got a free extra dip and a free pumpkin dip with my order.  Loved us some pumpkin dip with cinnamon graham crackers and gingersnaps as a Thanksgiving appetizer!

Good luck and have fun at your party!

I did receive these dips for free to try and to giveaway.  All opinions expressed are my own.