We have a group of 3 couples that have been friends for over 15 years. In our pre-kids days, our favorite dinner to make together was appetizers. Over the years, the appetizers we made morphed. This was one that was added a few years ago and has been a hit ever since! Everywhere I take this, I always have people ask for the recipe. It’s creamy and bubbly and warm and delicious…and it’s the perfect appetizer to make for the Superbowl. You can have it made up in advance and throw it in the oven at half time for some new munchies in the second half of the game!
What is a Superbowl Party without salsa? Salsa from a jar is ok, but using your own fresh ingredients really kicks up the flavor profile and impresses your guests! So here’s the salsa recipe that’s passed on through my family in Southern California. It’s authentic!
I love everything bagels. But since I have started being a Trim Healthy Mama, bagels are a thing of the past. However, these chicken tenders give me those same delicious flavors without the belly bulging carb count! I saw Rachael Ray make these years ago and loved them way back when. I was thinking that with all the incredibly high fat items that are usually found at Super Bowl parties, this would be an awesome lower fat, no carb option for those of us not wanting to indulge so much!
One of the super fun things about having a new baby is that all the people you love shower you with meals so you can adjust to your new family. When my first child was born over 10 years ago, a couple from our Sunday School class brought this sloppy joe recipe to us. It was so cute – in a basket with buns and chips, brownies and bottles of pop, plus all the paper goods we needed for dinner! All we had to do is heat it up when we were ready to eat. It was so delicious that I still make this recipe for my family and also when I need to bring a meal to others.
You know those things you have loved since childhood that just stick with you–the meals you grew up having, or the treats your mom made? I love to carry those things on to my kids and have them share those warm, cozy memories! This sweet treat is one of them. We always called it carmel corn growing up, but as an adult, I see it more as a rice krispie treat meets carmel corn. It gets eaten immediately, so it’s gooey and warm and marshmallowy. But it has that yummy carmel taste.