In less than a week, one of the most anticipated Super Bowls of the decade is upon us. Once again, the Patriots return as the favored winners. Their opponents, the Philadelphia Eagles have been the underdog story of the season and now have a great deal of the population standing behind them. If you are a fan of either team, you re probably attending or even hosting your own viewing party. Whether you are making a feast for all your family and friends or attending a gathering as a guest, here are some easy dishes, bound to be crowd favorites!
Buffalo Chicken Dip
This creamy dip for chips and veggies always seems to be a crowd favorite. One of the best things about this recipe is that you can make it as mild or hot as you’d like, just adjust the amount of Buffalo sauce that you add. These simple ingredients are all you need for a dish, that will be scraped off the bottom of the pan. Feel free to adjust the amounts of each ingredient depending on the number of servings you’d like to make
- 2 cans of shredded chicken
- 2 tbsp. Franks Buffalo sauce
- ½ block of Philadelphia cream cheese
- ¼ cup of shredded cheese (of your choosing)
- 2 tbsp. Ranch dressing
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and then spread on a 9×9 (or bigger) baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbling at the sides or browning slightly on top.
Ice Cream Sandwich Pops
These desserts are a kid-friendly and mess-free way to eat a classic dessert. All you need to do is stick a popsicle stick into the bottom of a vertically facing ice cream sandwich. Line the sandwich to look like the laces of a football and you have the perfect dessert for kids and adults, without the typical messy fingers of ice cream sandwiches.
There is definitely no right or wrong way to make nachos. From Italian inspired (lots of cheese and meatballs) to Mexican (taco meat, jalapenos, and salsa), nachos have taken many forms and diversity over the years. There are hundreds of ways to make them, so do a little experimenting this year for the Super Bowl. A crowd favorite, now being sold at many restaurants are called “trash can nachos” where it seems just about anything (french friends, chicken tenders, onion rings and more) are being piled onto the plate of chips.