Thursday, January 10, 2013

Super Bowl Eats Link-Up!

I'm linking up with Amy to share Super Bowl recipes
(And reading all these posts are going to kill me and make me want to try all of them which I probably will and then gain back the holiday weight I just lost !!)

I adore football.
I'm a Steelers fan (let's just agree to disagree!!)
My birthday is January 31st, so as a little girl, all my birthday parties were Super Bowl parties and I loved every second of it.
Going to a Super Bowl once in my lifetime is on my bucket list.
I love football. I love dips and desserts. I love this link-up!

Here we go:

Jalapeno Popper Dip 

I am OBSESSED with jalepeno poppers so this recipe was a no-brainer for me.
I've only made it once...cos if I made it a lot, I would never lose any weight.
Seriously. I could eat the entire dip.

The link attached to the name has the full recipe and is written out very clearly, so I'm not gonna botch it here trying to copy and paste.
What I will do is tell you the helpful little hints I used to make it.
So go check out the recipe so my tips below will make sense!
- It calls for 1 cup of mayo. YOWZA! When I made it I used 1/2 c of mayo and 1/2 c greek yogurt. Next time I make it I'm going to omit the mayo altogether and just use 1 c of greek yogurt.
- You could cut some calories and fat out by using "healthier" ingredients (if you wanted to):
reduced fat cream cheese, greek yogurt, turkey bacon, fat free cheese, spray butter
- I used real bacon bits rather than take the time to cook bacon and cut it up. Also, totally used the jar of diced jalepenos...bitch be lazy!
- I would honestly cut the breadcrumbs to just half a cup. I felt that top layer was too thick (that's what she said) and unnecessary.
- And I just used the spray butter and poured out 4 tablespoons
- I served with tortilla chips, but I think just about anything dipped in here would be delicious. (I said JUST about anything...pervs.)
This shit is seriously banging and your men-folk will LOVE it!

2 of my go-to recipes for any occasion:
1. My mom's Chicken Dip
- 2 16oz can of canned chicken, drained
- 2 8oz blocks of cream cheese
- Dry ranch seasoning to taste. (I usually use one packet to the 2 cans/2 blocks)
----Make this dip in the crockpot. Put cream cheese in first to soften. Add drained chicken and the ranch seasoning to your taste. Stir and let warm up. Best served warm and with crackers
*basically just remember for each can of chicken is one block of cream cheese and you can multiply this recipe however many times you need using that ratio. And just season with the dry ranch to your heart's content!
--> I am asked to make this dip for any event we are a part of.

2. Pimento Cheese Dip:
- Block of sharp cheddar cheese (like the size of the Cracker Barrel logs of cheese)
- 3 Tbls Sour Cream
- 8 oz Cream Cheese
- 2oz jar of Pimentos (I've only ever found a 4 oz jar)
----Grate the cheese. (Or just buy a bag of shredded sharp cheddar cheese...I told y'all bishes I be lazy!). Mix the other ingredients in and serve with crackers.

I love all things festive and themed, so tailor your food based on the team's playing in the game team colors.
(Or, if it's your team in the Bowl, than all things in your team's color)
I made cupcakes last year in Red, White and Blue since that was both teams colors.
(But I was TOTES rooting for the Giants cos I effing hate the Patriots...again, agree to disagree!!)
I used this idea to make them:
--In addition to the food, YOU get festive! Again, if it's your team, rock their gear or their colors. If your neutral, find a cutsie football-esque shirt to wear. Put mascara under your eyes as your own "eye black".

I'm also a big fan of taking any dip or dessert and making it into the shape of a football.
Make brownies and rather than cut into individual squares, cut a football shape out of the 9x13 pan, eat the edges you cut off decorate with some white icing, and BAM, insta-hit!
Shape your cheese ball in a football rather than the boring old ball!

And when all else fails, check out these pages found via Pinterest!
135 recipes for football season
Football game day treats 

Man, I love football!!!!!!


  1. Thanks so much for linking up! I agree with you on HATING the Patriots!! :-) Great recipes and I love the idea of being festive with the colors and making dishes or desserts in the shape of a football. We made a cheese ball in the shape of a football last year. It was so fun.

  2. Great ideas, Kyra! :) That dip sounds like a winner in our house! I'm pinning it for later! I wish my family got into football as much as you do! Maybe someday, when the Eagles or Jets are in the bowl! (lets agree to disagree) haha!

  3. ME TOO - love me some FOOTBALL - that dip looks really really good. I love spicy crap.

  4. I have wanted to try this one for awhile...thanks for the healthy tips!

  5. I agree -- boo to the Patriots!!! Can't wait to try these recipes!

  6. Hey, you are 1 day older then me! I think, if you will be 30 this year. All of those recipes look good.

  7. I make a chicken dip very similar but use ranch dressing instead of powder and add a 1/2 cup of hot wing sauce. Love the idea of the colored cupcakes that would be a lot of fun for guests to eat while watching the game! :)