Super Bowl Recipe Roundup ~2014

How about a completely random post today?

For Super Bowl food ideas, you say? Heck yes!

The best foods for a day of munching in front of an awesome game with friends is always bite-sized. This way you can load up your plate with lots of yummy things to taste without feeling like you’re eating 10 meals. Oh, who are we kidding? It’s Super Bowl Sunday. We’re all going to be eating about 85,372 calories anyway…. Of course, there are also several other fabulous things to eat on game day, so if you’re going to pull out the crock pot (or 5) there’s plenty of hearty soups and deliciousness to be had.

Mini Pizza Muffins

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Meatball Poppers

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Mini Crab Cakes with Old Bay Aioli

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Chicken Enchilada Puffs

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Mini Meaty Quiches

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Cheesy Pesto Bread

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Sliders Roundup

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Mexcican Bruschetta

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BBQ Chicken Pizza Pinwheels

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Pizza Tarts

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Chicken and Rice Balls

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Cajun Chicken Fritters with Cajun Aioli

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Fish Cakes with Cilantro Lime Dip

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Zucchini Fritters with Chili Lime Aioli

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Cheesy Rice Fritters

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Potato Skins

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Hearty Taco Chili

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Meatball Minestrone

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Italian Beef Sandwiches with Giardineira

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Creamy Chicken Tacos

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Ultimate Baked Beans

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Banana Dabs

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Cannoli Tarts

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Chocolate Drizzled Cheesecake Cream Puffs

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December Menu ~ 2012

Whoa! December is here already??

Because it’s party time I’ve got lots of new things I will be making this month. I can’t wait to share them with you 🙂

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Entrees

Creamy Ramen with Chicken & Spinach

Dijon-Dill Salmon

Ultimate Baked Beans

Beans & Rice

Chicken with Basil-Artichoke Sauce

Garlic Tilapia

Crab Cakes with Aioli

Whiskey Chicken with Penne

Crispy Cheddar Chicken

Beef Stroganoff

 Black Bean Soup

Meatball Minestrone

Chicken Enchilada Chili

Baby Portabella & Wild Rice Soup

Fish Tacos

Chicken Mushroom Sage Casserole

Crock Pot Meatloaf and Gravy

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken and Rice

Chicken Pasta Milano

Apps, Sides & Salads

Carrot Mash Bake

Chopped Salad

Chicken Salad with Grapes & Pecans

Sweet Potato Latkes

Artichoke-Spinach Dip

Hummus

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Roasted Green Beans

Pumpkin Pie Dip

Bacon & Spinach Mashed Potatoes

Breakfast & Other Sweets

Quiche Lorraine

Blueberry Breakfast Bake

Breakfast Pizza

Apple Pancake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake

Triple Chocolate Leche Trifle

Peppermint Cupcakes

Crock Pot Hot Chocolate Pudding

Marshmallow Pops

Ginger-Molasses Cookies

No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls

Suetta’s Pimento Cheese

I had family in for the weekend, and I usually do a sort of appetizer layout at one point or another, because let’s face it, nibbles are fun and having guests are the perfect reason for it. I mean, who puts out an appetizer buffet on  a random night, right?

One of the things I included was this awesome pimento cheese. The recipe was given to me by a new friend who I think is a wonderful person and cook 🙂

Now, if you like pimento you will LOVE this recipe. If you are on the fence about pimento then I will say that this recipe will probably give you that final push over. Even if you do not like it so much, give it a try. You might be surprised. I am one of those who has never been very pimento-inclined, but I had to admit that this recipe was awesome. Of course, it helps to love all things cheese, which I do.

Suetta’s Pimento Cheese

1 – 2 cup package sharp cheddar cheese

4 oz. jar pimentos

1/2 cup mayo

1 teaspoon grated onion ( this will be according to your taste)

5 shakes of cayenne pepper, or less than 1/4 tsp.

Combine all the ingredients well. Refrigerate for best results.

*These are Suetta’s directions. I will add this, based on my own experience following the recipe:

1. You do not need to drain the pimentos. I used the whole jar and it came out a bit soupy. However, after sitting a bit it will thicken up, so you can reserve the juice and add as you like, or just add it all from the get-go.

2. 1/2 cup mayo seemed a lot at first, but like I said, the cheese does thicken up over time/refrigeration. Go slowly with the mayo, you may need less than 1/2 cup.

3. Cayenne is to taste, so 5 shakes may be a lot to you. Start with 3 or 4 and go from there.

Enjoy!!

*I apologize for the picture quality. It was late afternoon and the pictures did not come out as fabulous as I had hoped.

The Rating System

If you prepare a meal that no one liked you probably wouldn’t make it again, right? There are standby meals that we’ve made for years that are good, and at one time were favorites, but that gets stagnant fast when relying on the same things over and over again. One of the great things about blogging food is that I get to see what other bloggers are making for dinner, and then try them as well. My boys have really enjoyed eating all these new meals instead of the same old things. We decided we’d have a rating system to determine which of these were “keepers” and which were not. I’ve included any desserts and side dishes as well. Based on a 5 star rating, this is what we’ve come up with.

  Apple Butterscotch Cake

Baked Chimichangas

Butternut Squash Bake

Chicken Alfredo Sandwich

Chicken Rio

Chicken Spaetzle Soup

Chicken Tarragon

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Cinnamon Apple Tart

Chocolate Mousse Napoleons 

Crispy Cheddar Chicken

Luscious Tropical Dream Cake

Meatball Minestrone

Meatball Sub Cups

Potato Skins

Ratatouille

Rice & Beans

Romano-Crusted Chicken

Turkey Salisbury

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Ribbon Dessert

Cilantro Lime Rice

Corn & Wild Rice Muffins

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Homemade Manicotti

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

Saucy Joes

Tuscan Herb Salmon

Beef and Cheese Foldovers (These really were good but not fantabulous.)

Lemon Chicken Piccata (Too much lemon but lots of potential.)

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