Game Day Recipes

Besides watching the game, the Super Bowl is all about getting together with friends and family. And did we mention food? If you’re planning a Super Bowl party, you’re probably thinking about what to make to feed your hungry crowd.

 Today, we’re sharing party-friendly recipes from around the web that made our mouths water. They all seem pretty doable, too! Just click on the links below to go to the recipes.

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Sure, you could just order in pizza, but why not put a twist on the classic with these easy Party Sausage Pizza Rolls from the Food Network? Store-bought pizza dough adds convenience. To save even more time, you could omit the homemade sauce from the recipe and use your favorite jarred sauce instead.

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Chicken wings are arguably America’s favorite party food, and these Spicy Sweet Chicken Wings from Martha Stewart are the perfect combination of citrus and a little heat. We especially like that they’re oven-baked. There’s also a yummy recipe for an accompanying dipping sauce.

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Are you familiar with Ree Drummond, a.k.a. The Pioneer Woman? If not, you should be! Her classic Potato Skins recipe looks so easy as well as delicious. While you can follow it to the letter, another option is to create a potato skins bar where you bake the potatoes and cheese, then let guests dress their spuds the rest of the way with things like sour cream, scallions, pico de gallo and guacamole.

Image source: Real Simple

Naturally, there’s an endless supply of dip recipes, but we wanted to find one that seemed out of the ordinary. This Hot Ricotta Dip from Real Simple is cheesy decadence – we can practically smell the fresh thyme! And talk about easy! While the image above shows it served with endive, if that’s too fancy schmancy for game day then just use crackers or crostini instead.

Such heartier fare should of course be balanced with lighter options like popcorn, chips and salsa, and crudites and dip. We’re positive NO ONE will leave your house hungry. The Monday after the Super Bowl, they won’t be talking about the halftime show or commercials – it will be all about your fabulous food!

Enjoy America’s favorite pastime!

Chase Away The Chill With Soup

Brrr! January can be so cold and gray. Not to mention, many of us are suffering from coughs and sniffles this time of year. So why not warm your family up with a hot bowl of soup tonight?

While it’s easiest to head to the pantry for a commercial canned soup, it really is pretty simple and foolproof to make a pot yourself. It’s mostly a matter of chopping and simmering – and you’ll definitely taste the difference compared to canned!

Today we’re sharing some of our favorite soups from around the web. Just click the links for the recipes. First up is a perennial winner with children as well as adults – creamy tomato soup. This recipe from Martha Stewart is very easy to make. If you want to fancy it up a bit, we suggest adding some chopped fresh basil before you whirl it in the blender.

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If you’re in the mood for something a little spicy, this southwestern chicken soup really hits the spot. It can be ready in a jiffy, too. The recipe from Real Simple is made even easier by using a store-bought rotisserie chicken.

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Loaded potato soup tastes so rich and decadent, but this recipe from Cooking Light is actually pretty low in fat. The magazine suggests creating a toppings bar with things such as crumbled bacon, slivered green onions and cheese so family members can dress it up just the way they like.

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If you want something that’s both delicious and healthy, nothing beats a minestrone soup loaded with vegetables. This recipe from Vegetarian Times puts a twist on the classic with sun dried tomatoes and white beans. You can also add in some pasta to make it more kid-friendly, if you wish.

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Soup is definitely winter’s comfort food. Once you make your own at home and see how easy and delicious it is, you’ll want to have “soup night” at least once a week. You can always add grilled cheese sandwiches or a nice loaf of crusty bread to the table, too.

What’s YOUR favorite soup?