A Note to the Host
“Whether you're tailgating in the parking lot, or gathering with football fans around the big screen TV at home, be sure to kick off your Super Bowl party with delicious snacks! We've got football party food ideas from Asian, to Mexican, Mediterranean recipes and more! Mix and match appetizers, mains, and desserts. May the best team win!”
The 3 M’s – Martini, Margarita and Manhattan
If you don’t have shaker, it’s a good idea to get one. All these drinks use ice and a shaker to give them just the right chill and consistency!
Homemade Pita Chips
The key to crispy pita chips is low and slow. Toasting too hot will cause your pita chips to burn before they get completely crunchy. Try making these Homemade Pita Chips from Erin Coopey's Kitchen Pantry Cookbook. Serve them with her homemade Hummus too!
There's Hummus among us!! That's what my husband says when we serve this dish from The Glorified Home Chef, Erin Coopey. Homemade Hummus can't be beat, and it's a great starter for a Mediterranean Style meal. Find this and other wonderful homemade dips in The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook, by Erin Coopey. Buy it at Amazon.com!
Spicy Shrimp Skewers with Cool Cucumber Dip
Cool Minty Cucumber Dip tames the spice in these Cajun Shrimp Skewers.
Andouille Sausage Sliders
Andouille Sausage Sliders are easy to make and a ragin’ cajun crowd pleaser!
These are not your grandma’s stuffed eggs! Tabasco sauce, honey mustard and ham make this a savory, spicy, sweet snack!
Cheesy Cauliflower and Fennel Dip
If you like artichoke dip, you’ll love this alternative featuring Cauliflower, Fennel, Pancetta, Gorgonzola, Goat Cheese, and Parmigiano-Reggiano!
Smoked Salmon & Crème Fraîche “Sliders”
Salmon, Cucumber, Crème Fraîche, & Capers take Sliders to a whole new level!
Bacon & Potato Bites
Bacon & Potato Bites have everything you love about baked potatoes, with all the fixings, but in bite sized portions. A guaranteed party hit!
Blackened Taco Salad
Cajun Spice Mix adds zip to a classic mexi-favorite Taco Salad. Bring it to a potluck, serve as a side salad, or main dish!
Salsa is Spanish for sauce! Fresh salsa is tasty, healthy and easy to make. There are so many ways to make salsa with different ingredients and heat levels. Use this recipe as a base, then experiment!
Everyone has a unique approach to this traditional Mexican meal complement. We like to feature Tabasco, Cilantro and Chipotle Chili powder in ours! (bottled lime juice can be substituted for fresh limes – but fresh is preferred)
Carrot, Currant, & Walnut Salad
Carrots, currents, toasted walnuts, and chives combine to make this a quick and light side salad, perfect for picnics and potlucks.
Cheesy Cheddar & Chive Biscuits
Serve these Cheesy biscuits warm out of the oven, or at room temperature. They're easy to make, and melt in your mouth delicious! Feel free to mix it up with your favorite herbs, or cheeses.
Creamy Cabbage Cole Slaw
This quick and easy Cole Slaw makes a cool and crunchy side dish for Fried Chicken, Fish Tacos, or your favorite picnic & BBQ treats!
Boneless Skinless Fried Chicken
Use heavy pan or cast iron skillet for best results. This recipe makes perfect, juicy chicken every time!
Smokey Babyback Ribs
Smokey Barbecued Ribs are perfect for the meat lover who doesn't mind getting a little messy. These baby back ribs, covered with J. Wilbur's Spicy Hickory BBQ Sauce, are finger lickin' good!
Pork Wiener Schnitzel
Wiener Schnitzel is classic German food. Everyone loves it and most people know what it is, even if they don't speak German. It's traditionally made with veal, but just as yummy and less expensive made with pork. Pork preparation is also often referred to as Jagerschnitzel, although Jagerschnitzel is often served with a mushroom gravy.
Hawaiian-Style Roast Pork with Sweet Onion Marmalade
Hawaiian-Style Roast Pork with Sweet Onion Marmalade is an easy to prepare crowd-pleaser. Don't forget the Mai Tais too!
Crispy Fish Tacos
These Crunchy Fish Tacos with Creamy Cabbage Slaw are a taste treat any time, whether you’re making them for a party or family dinner. Everybody loves ‘em!
Chicken Enchiladas – Salsa Verde Style
Serve with black beans and greens. Garnish with cilantro and Cotija cheese. These enchiladas are a crowd pleaser!
Pinched Pan Pizza
Chef Cary Kemp shares his Pinched Pan Pizza recipe for the home cook from Pizzeria 22 in West Seattle. Use classic pepperoni & cheese, or any of your favorite toppings (I love fresh tomatoes and basil added after baking). This pizza dough and pizza sauce work great for a traditional pizza baked on a pizza stone too.
Baked Ziti with a Twist
Baked Ziti is a savory one-pot dish that everyone loves. We use fusilli pasta and ground lamb for a tasty twist on this Italian classic.
Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches with Dulce de Leche Recipe
Peanut butter lovers will flip for this sandwich cookie from Jun Belen, Author and photographer of the Jun-Blog.
Old Fashioned Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting
Carrot Cake is always a crowd pleaser. This old fashioned recipe takes the cake, with fine carrot shavings, spices, and toasted walnuts. Perfect for when you need to make desert in advance!
Apricot, Ginger, White Chocolate, & Granola Cookies
These big, bodacious cookies pack a sweet, and crunchy punch with white chocolate, dried apricots, candied ginger, granola, and oats!
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Cake
Cookies or Brownies and Ice Cream combines to make one of the best (and easiest) cakes you'll ever taste! Just pick your favorite Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors and get started!