The Best Big Game Recipes

Well, if you are like me, you are probably very excited for The Big Game coming up on February 5th. Whether you are watching for the actual football game or to see the commercials, one thing is for sure…you want to have great food to eat! Am I right? So to help you get started with your amazing game-day menu, I’ve put together a round-up of the best Big Game recipes. There is definitely something here for everyone of all ages. You will not be disappointed!

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The Best Big Game Recipes!

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No Big Game party is complete with out sliders. This recipe for Chicken Parmesan Sliders is unique and looks absolutely delicious. You can find this yummy recipe over at Viva Veltoro! I bet both kids and adults will love this recipe!

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Who doesn’t love chicken wings? I think every football watching fan will expect to have chicken wings a their Big Game party! This recipe for oven baked buffalo wings look amazing! You can find the recipe over at Saving Dollars & Sense! I will be making these for sure!

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Pizza is one of my favorite things. The recipe for these pizza hand pies can be found over at Courtney’s Sweets. They look super quick and easy to make! Definitely a big plus when you are having a party!

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I am a huge fan of jalapeno anything. The more spice, the better. So I’m already drooling over these jalapeno popper meatballs! Don’t they sound amazing? You can find the recipe for these (and other yummy recipes) over at Mom Foodie!

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Who loves potato skins? If you said “ME!!” then you will enjoy this recipe for loaded BBQ chicken potato skins. This hearty recipe can be found over at Honey & Lime. Don’t let the picture scare you! Check out the recipe. It sounds very easy to make!

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Can’t decide what kind of theme you want to have for your party? What about a fondue party? This super easy recipe for pizza fondue is perfect for your game-day party menu! You can find this recipe over at What’s That Smell?

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When I think about foods that are great for game-day parties, I think about finger foods. This recipe for toasted ravioli definitely fits the bill! You can find this recipe over at Honey & Lime!

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Everyone loves Mac & cheese! That’s why this recipe for fried Mac & Cheese bites sound so amazing and again, the perfect bite sized appetizer for your game-day party! You can find this recipe over at Thrifty Jinxy.

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No party is complete with out meatballs. This unique recipe for easy cheesy sausage balls is a little different, but one than traditional meatballs, but it is one that I think everyone will like! You can find the recipe over at Jenn’s Raq!

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Last, but certainly not least, we have this amazing hot bacon spinach dip recipe! I think every party I ever go to, there is a spinach dip there! However, this recipe calls for bacon and well…bacon makes everything better! You can find this recipe at Finding Zest!

So…what do you think? Are these the best big game recipes or what? Because I love you all so much, here are a few more big game recipes I think you may like:

Fresh Guacamole

The Ultimate Party Meatballs recipe

Bacon Wrapped Smokies (there’s that bacon again!)

Sriracha Lime Hummus

Spaghetti and Meatball Kabobs

Sweet and Spicy Jalapeno Wings

Well, there you have it!

Over 10  of the best big game recipes you will find on the web! Enjoy your game-day party!


Peanut Butter Banana Bread

One thing my kids love for me to make is banana bread. If they wake up or come home from school and smell that tell tale banana bread smell, they get very excited and I literally can’t keep them from trying to eat the banana bread or muffins while they are too hot! This gluten free banana cranberry muffin recipe is one they really like. If you don’t eat gluten free, simply sub your regular flour for the gluten free flour! So when I found this recipe for peanut butter banana bread, I knew I had to make it for the kids and share it with all of you!

Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 C Peanut Butter (save 1 cup for peanut butter sauce)
  • 1/4 C Butter
  • 2 C Granulated Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 3 C Flour (or this gluten free flourpeanut butter banana)
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 C Salt
  • 3 Ripe Bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 12 Reese Miniatures, cut into fourths

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease one loaf pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat the sugar and eggs on medium speed until fully combined.
  3. Add the peanut butter and mix thoroughly.
  4. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the flour mixture, slowly, to the wet batter and mix until combined.
  5. Add in the mashed bananas and chopped Reese Miniatures and mix.
  6. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake in the oven for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Allow the peanut butter banana bread to cool completely.
  8. While the bread is cooling, take the 1 cup of peanut butter you saved and place it in a microwave safe dish and melt in 30 second increments until it is fully melted. Pour over the loaf of peanut butter banana bread.

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Doesn’t this look (and sound) so delicious?!? What is better than bananas and peanut butter? NOTHING! You should totally wow your family this weekend and make this for them. You won’t regret it! They (and you) will love this peanut butter banana bread recipe!

Other banana bread recipes you may like are:

Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

Strawberry Banana Bread

Orange Banana Muffins


Kit Kat Cookies Recipe

My kids love when I make “fun” cookies. They define fun cookies as cookies that are not like your traditional sugar cookie or chocolate chip cookies. Instead I like to make Rolo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies. They loved those. I’ve been asked to make them several times. The funny thing about that recipe is, I bought pre-made cookie dough! It was so easy! I think the hardest part was unwrapping all those Rolo’s! I really can’t wait to introduce them to these fabulous Kit Kat cookies! I am sure they will go crazy for them. Especially Bella…she loves Kit Kat’s!

Kit Kat Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 C Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1/3 C Sugar
  • 1/2 C Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 Large Egg, room temp
  • 1 1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 C All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 C Kit Kats
  • 1 C White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 1/2 C Wilton Melting Chocolate

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar on low speed.
  3. Add your egg to the butter and sugar mixture and mix completely. Next add in your vanilla and mix completely.
  4. In another mixing bowl, combine your flour, baking soda and salt and stir.
  5. Add your flour mixture to your sugar mixture and mix until completely incorporated.
  6. Once the two mixtures are thoroughly mixed, add 1 1/2 cups of the Kit Kats and white chocolate chips. Continue to mix until well combined.
  7. Cover and chill your dough for at least 2 hours (this part is important).
  8. Using your cookie scoopkit kat cookies, scoop cookie dough onto your lined cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  9. Remove the cookie from the sheet and place on a wire rack to cool.
  10. Melt your Wilton Melting Chocolate and pour about a tablespoon of melted chocolate onto the center of each cookie. Add the remaining chopped Kit Kats on top.

Tip: Pick up a set of these silicone baking mats. They make any surface, including your baking sheets, nonstick! Don’t bake without them!

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The Kit Kat cookies sound amazing, don’t they?!? If Kit Kat cookies sound good to you, then you will also need to try this yummy recipe for Butterfinger cookies!

What’s your favorite type of cookies?

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Best Chicken Parmesan Recipes on the Web

One of my favorite recipes is Chicken Parmesan. I don’t know what I liked most about it…the breaded chicken, the pasta or all that cheese! When I found out that I had to go gluten free, I was bummed. I had just found breadcrumbs at the store that I really liked to bread my chicken with and I couldn’t eat it anymore! Little did I know that, not only was the web FILLED with the best Chicken Parmesan recipes, but I quickly found gluten free breadcrumbsbest chicken parmesan and pasta that I really liked better than what I thought was my favorite! It was a total win-win! Each of these Chicken Parmesan recipes in this round-up can easily be made gluten free, if that is what you need!

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Best Chicken Parmesan Recipes Round-up

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For the mushroom lovers out there, you will love this Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Portobella Mushroom from Know Your Produce. My husband would LOVE this recipe!!

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This recipe for Chicken Parmesan bites are perfect for kids! Sometimes “adult” meals look intimidating to kids. This recipe is bite size and look like something they already eat and love! Find this recipe at Simmworks Family!

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Last year I discovered spaghetti squash and it has become one of my favorite things to eat. Like I mentioned above, I love Chicken Parmesan so I decided to make a delicious Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Spaghetti Squash dinner and let me tell you, it was so good!! You can find that recipe here!

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I don’t know about you, but I absolutely LOVE a good burger. I’m eating low carb now, but this Stuffed Chicken Parmesan burger will taste amazing whether you eat it on a bun or wrapped in lettuce. I can’t wait to make it! This amazing recipe can be found at Simmworks Family.

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And finally, the last Chicken Parmesan recipe in this Best Chicken Parmesan recipes on the web roundup is for this Juicy, Crispy Chicken Parmesan recipe! This mouthwatering recipe can be found at Must Have Mom!

So…how’d I do? Did I find the best Chicken Parmesan recipes on the web? I think I did! Be sure to pin this post to save for later.

What’s your favorite way to make Chicken Parmesan?


Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Christmas is over and Valentine’s day is quickly approaching. I still have one child in elementary school so she’s been pretty excited trying to think up creative Valentines to make for her classmates. Knowing Bella, she will hand make 28 Valentines. She just loves doing that stuff. While she is busy making things for her classmates, I will be making these delicious Strawberry White Chocolate Chip cookies! Move over sugar cookies, there is a new cookie for the cookie jar! Be sure to check the end of the post for a gluten free version of this recipe!

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Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the cake mix, oil and the eggs in a mixing bowl and mix until a soft dough forms.
  3. Add in the white chocolate chips and mix until well combined.
  4. Using a Cookie Scoopstrawberry white chocolate chip, scoop some dough onto parchment paper lined baking sheets, making sure they are 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Once baked, allow the cookies to cool for about a minute or two on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Tip: Pick up these silicone baking sheets. You will use them for so much and they turn any baking sheet or surface non-stick instantly! Oven safe and easy clean-up too!

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Don’t these strawberry white chocolate chip cookies look and sound amazing?!? I haven’t tried this yet, but if you would like to try making these cookies gluten free, I would buy a gluten free white cake mix and add a box of strawberry gelatin to it. I plan on trying that in the next couple weeks. If you try it before I do, please leave a comment below! I’d love to know how you liked it!

If you’re looking for more ideas on Valentines your kids can make and give their classmates, check out this creative Valentines roundup! My personal favorite is the Hershey Kiss Valentines rings. Super cute and easy to make!

Happy Valentines Day!