Sweet & Savory Super Bowl Recipes

Since hubby and I are major football fans, Super Bowl is treated somewhat like a holiday in our home. We usually have a few guests over for some good food and drinks while watching the game on the big screen. Since the weather here in Orlando has been pretty chilly lately, the outlook of us having an outdoor BBQ isn’t looking so good. So, this year’s festivities will be held indoors.

I jumped on Pinterest for some cool entertaining ideas other bloggers have raved about along with some yummy recipes that I’ll be cooking up for our  guests. I’ll be honest, I’m a girl who loves to eat and of course some of my fave foods are things that are totally bad for you..that’s not so bad, right?! Then again, I did make a promise to myself that I would start eating better and I’m going to stay committed to that 😉  So, these are some of my ideas for a menu:

Food Network’s blog’s Texas Hold-ums Mini Chipotle Beef Burgers with Warm Fire Roasted Garlic Ketchup: You can’t have football without burgers; it’s like…a tradition!

Sweet Potato Skins via Girl Makes Food: What an awesome alternative to the good ‘ol spud!

Delicious Living’s Chicken Satay: Another quick and easy finger food option for guests. This recipe calls for a peanut dip, since I’m highly allergic to peanuts I opted for a minted mango dipping sauce.

Martha Stewart’s banana avocado dip with plantain chips via Yummly.com

I found 3 other Pins for recipes I think will be loved by all: MS has a great bruschetta recipe made with avocados, a mexicali phyllo wraps with chipotle cilantro cream, and a super easy vegan emapanada recipe.

Garlic & Herb Pita Chips via Eating Well: I don’t even have to add anything extra to my grocery list! I also loved their Chile-Lime Tortilla Chips. I think those will be great “chip and dip” options.

Now for dessert! Something bite-sized is usually what I look for when feeding more than a handful of people (it’s also much more cost-effective!). I have a few canning jars I can use to make lemon pudding cakes. A co-worker recommended this recipe to me from this blog she follows (here’s a link to the original post). I tried them when made them for an office potluck and everyone raved about how great they were. I’m definitely going to give this recipe a try! I may also make a quick batch of brownies to provide options in case anyone isn’t much of a lemon fan.

Those are my picks for a winning Super Bowl menu. I’m always looking for great ways to make each year’s celebration better than the last, I’m all ears for suggestions. What do all of you do for Super Bowl?


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