Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Super, Super Bowl Food!

Super Bowl Sunday makes us decide, good or bad? There will be lots of temptations out there, Buffalo This and French Fried That. Maybe we'll just have a little of each, that's the way I like to do when faced with hard decisions! Here's some of the most popular Super Bowl fare that's out there right now...

Jalapeno Popper Dip Print
Substitute low fat cheese and mayo to lighten this up~
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temp
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 cup parmesan
1/2 can sliced pickled jalapenos
2 jalapeno peppers, de-seed and chop finely
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Mix the cream cheese, mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, parmesan and jalapenos in a bowl and pour into a baking dish. Mix the panko bread crumbs and parmesan and sprinkle over the dip. Bake in a 375F oven until bubbling hot and golden brown on top, about 20 minutes.

Applebee's Wonton Chicken Tacos Print
for a healthier version go HERE
1lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts (sliced into small chunks)
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons stir fry sauce
8 tablespoons Asian toasted sesame dressing
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
1 cup coleslaw mix
2 tablespoons Asian toasted sesame dressing
10 wonton wrappers
oil (for frying)
4 tablespoons green onions (sliced)
4 tablespoons cilantro (chopped)
4 tablespoons red onion (diced)

In a bowl or sealable plastic bag. Combine stir fry sauce, Asian toasted sesame dressing, soy sauce, and teriyaki sauce. Add chicken and mix well with the sauce. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
In a medium bowl toss coleslaw mix with 2 tablespoons of Asian sesame dressing. Set aside.
Heat olive oil in a skillet over high heat. Add chicken with the marinade and stir fry until the chicken is fully cooked. Remove from the skillet and transfer to a bowl. Add about 1/2 inch of oil to the skillet over medium high. Fold the wonton wrappers into a triangle formation (imagine "taco") but do not seal. Use tongs to keep the wrapper open and fry one side at a time until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. To make tacos- place a small amount of the chicken mixture into the bottom of the fried wonton. Top with coleslaw mixture, green onion, cilantro and red onion.

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls (a.k.a. Crack Bread) Print
from Plain Chicken
1 unsliced loaf of (round is preferable) sourdough bread
8-12 oz cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
3 oz bag Oscar Mayer Real Bacon bits
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 Tbsp Ranch dressing mix

Using a sharp bread knife cut the bread going both directions. Do not cut through the bottom crust. Place slices of cheese in between cuts. Sprinkle bacon bits on bread, making sure to get in between cuts. Mix together butter and Ranch dressing mix. Pour over bread. Wrap in foil the entire loaf in foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Unwrap. Bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Loaded Baked Potato Dip Print
from My Recipes
1 (2.1-oz.) package fully cooked bacon slices
1 (16-oz.) container sour cream
2 cups (8 oz.) freshly shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/3 cup sliced fresh chives
2 teaspoons hot sauce
Garnishes: cooked, crumbled bacon; sliced fresh chives; freshly cracked pepper
Serve with: waffle fries

Microwave bacon according to package directions until crisp; drain on paper towels. Cool 10 minutes; crumble. Stir together bacon and next 4 ingredients. Cover and chill 1 to 24 hours before serving. Garnish, if desired. Serve with crispy, warm waffle fries. Store leftovers in refrigerator up to 7 days.

Baked Southwestern Egg Rolls Print
from Annie Eats
For the egg rolls:
2 cups frozen corn, thawed
1-15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1-9 oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry with paper towel
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
1-7oz can diced green chiles, drained
4 green onions, finely chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 package of egg roll or wonton wrappers

Preheat oven to 425F. Line 2 baking sheets with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
In a large bowl mix together corn, beans, spinach, cheese, chiles, onions, cumin, chili powder, salt and cayenne pepper. Using a small spoon, scoop a small amount of filling onto the wrapper. Starting at a corner, carefully start to roll the wrapper. When it’s slightly rolled, tuck in the two side and continue rolling to the last point. Wet your finger with water and dab a bit on the corner to seal the egg roll. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling, placing them slightly apart on the baking sheet.
Lightly spray the tops of the egg rolls with cooking spray and bake for 15 minutes, flipping them at least once during baking. Serve with salsa or Avocado Ranch Sauce.
For avocado ranch:
3/8 cup mayonnaise
3/8 cup sour cream
3 Tbs buttermilk
1/2 Tbs olive oil
1/2 Tbs lemon juice
1/2 green onion, chopped
1/4 tsp salt
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. Use immediately.

Mudslide Brownies Print
My advice is to budget for this splurge, these get 5 ♥'s!
6 (1-oz.) unsweetened chocolate baking squares
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, divided
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3 large eggs
4 teaspoons espresso powder, divided
2 tablespoons plus 2 tsp. coffee liqueur, divided
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
2 tablespoons whipping cream or half-and-half
2 tablespoons vodka
2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Garnish: chocolate-covered espresso coffee beans, chopped

Melt 4 chocolate baking squares and 1/2 cup butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and transfer to a large bowl. Add sugars; stir well. Stir in eggs, 2 teaspoon espresso powder, and 2 teaspoon coffee liqueur. Add flour and salt, stirring until blended. Stir in pecans.
Spread batter into a lightly greased aluminum foil-lined 13" x 9" pan (or see note). Bake at 325° for 20 to 25 minutes or until brownies appear set on top. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
Melt remaining 2 chocolate baking squares and 2 Tbsp. butter in heavy saucepan, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in remaining 2 tsp. espresso powder, whipping cream, vodka, and remaining 2 Tbsp. coffee liqueur. Add enough powdered sugar to make a good spreading consistency, beating at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Spread frosting over cooled brownies; garnish, if desired. Let stand until frosting is set. Use foil to lift uncut brownies out of the pan. Cut into bars to serve.
Note: For really thick, showy brownies, we baked these in an 11" x 7" pan at 325° for 26 to 28 minutes. If you prefer not to add any alcohol to this dessert, you can use sweetened coffee. Instead of the coffee liqueur and omit the vokda.

Turtle Bay Resort Lava Flows Print
A delicious tropical treat~ from The Coterie Blog
46 oz pineapple juice
40 oz coco lopez
1 pint half and half
frozen strawberries in syrup
2 tablespoons water
clear cups

It's really easy but my measurements aren't exact. It's one part pineapple juice to one part coco lopez (cream of cocnut, it's in a can.) Usually it takes about three cans of coco lopez to one big can of pineapple juice. Then you add half and half until it turns white. So I'd say about 1 pint of half and half. In a separate bowl puree strawberries, sugar and water. Or you can puree frozen strawberries in syrup with a little water that seems to work a little better. You want it to be somewhat thick, almost like a syrup texture. Pour strawberries in the cup about an half an inch to an inch high. Put ice in your blender and pour the coconut mix in unitl it's at an even height with the ice. Blend, then pour in the cup with strawberry mix. The strawberries should come up the sides of the cup. If it doesn't, either thin out your strawberries a little bit, or before pouring the coconut take the cup and swish the strawberries around so they stick on the sides of the cup.
Yummy additions: Blend a banana in with the pina colada. That's my favorite way of having it.
Blend and friut in with the pina colada. That's how T-Bay makes all their smoothies.
Cut a pineapple in 4 sections around the core. Take one section and cut in half length-wise. Make a 1/2 inch insertiondown the length of the section. Cut width-wise in 1 inch sections. you can use this to go on the side of the glass. We also put a marichino cherry with an umbrella and poked it into the pineapple.

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  1. Oh my goodness - I'd have to set up the treadmill in front of the TV is this were to be the menu! Of course I want to try it all - especially the Tacos!

  2. WOW, all of your Superbowl goodies do look SUPER! I only wish that I could be a 'guest' somewhere and EAT all of these, without making them myself. ;)
    And, if possible, I'd like some booze in that Lava drink. LOL!

    1. I'm with you Gloria, love being the guest! I was thinkin' rum in that smoothie...

  3. Thank heavens I hate football... my butt would be twice as big as it is now!!!

    1. I'm going to set the treadmill up next to the bar...

  4. We're on a low-carb, high -fat diet, so I'm going to pretend the crack bread is carb-free.

    1. We are counting calories so there will be a vege tray and plain popcorn for us!

  5. And I thought I was splurging with an extra large bag of Tostitos to dip in the Prez Sausage Dip!!!...:)JP


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