Recipe Roundup: Appetizers for the Big Game

In our family we are big fans of what we call “Football Food”. My husband coined this term when we were dating and really into cheering for our hometown team each week, and I would fix several things for us while we watched the game.

These days, it is usually a tradition we do each year for the “Big Game” whether we watch the game or not ๐Ÿ™‚

So in preparation for the weekend, I thought I would share with you a few of our favorite appetizer recipes from around the web.

First up is Spinach Artichoke Dip. Up until recently, I always made the cold version of this served in a bread bowl, but I recently made the warm, stove top version and really liked it. It was even better later in the week, I reheated it in a small casserole dish in the oven, it was heavenly! You can find it here at Natasha’s Kitchen

Another app we love is sausage balls. These are so yummy, and so versatile! I have served them for brunch, and as football food. Make sure you use Jimmy Dean sausage, and grate your own cheddar.ย  (Note: I use 8 oz cheddar, and 8 oz. cream cheese) Check out the recipe at South Your Mouth

My go to for homemade salsa is the Pioneer Woman’s Restaurant Style Salsa. I am not a huge fan of salsa, but I could drink this stuff ๐Ÿ™‚ It makes about a half gallon, and I promise you will get rave reviews if you make it this weekend. Pop over here to PW’s siteย  for the recipe.

And finally, my husband loves wings! And I was thrilled to find out after I got my electric pressure cooker a couple of years ago, that they are SO simple to make.

It’s mix, dump, pressure cook, and broil ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Here’s a great recipe from Good Dinner Mom

No matter what your plans are for the weekend, I hope this gives you some good ideas for quick tasty appetizers that are sure to please a crowd.


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