My Top 10 Super Bowl Snacks

Tonight is the big night, Super Bowl XLVI (46), and you can’t have a football game without snacks. So whether you’ll be cheering on your favorite team, picking your favorite commercial, or waiting to see what Madonna will do during her halftime performance, you’ll be deciding which snack to munch on the most.

I thought I would pull together 10 of my favorite snacks from over the last few years. Some of the pics aren’t that great (the little PowerShot that could), but the food is definitely a must try.

Who will you be cheering on? I know I’m excited to see what the Queen of Pop will be conjuring up. I also want to some additional ideas for  my get together tonight so let me know what your favorite snacks are in the comments below.

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Spicy Fire Roasted Salsa [Recipe Upgrade]

Fire Roasted Salsa

My grandpa’s salsa is famous in my family, but it’s almost impossible to get him to spill his secrets….until now. Over the holidays I was gorging on his yummy creation when I started asking for bits and pieces of the recipe. I doubt I got it down 100% but I think I did a pretty good job re-creating the family favorite.

A few years ago I posted my salsa recipe and it hasn’t changed much over the years. Once I made my grandfather’s salsa I was hooked. The addition of the tomato sauce and dried oregano took it to the next level.

Ingredients

  • 28oz can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 4oz tomato sauce
  • 1/2 yellow onion (1/2 a cup), cut in large chunks
  • small handful of cilantro (around 1/2 a cup)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, cut in large pieces
  • 2 serrano peppers, remove the seeds for a milder salsa, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Fire Roasted Salsa

Place all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender.

Blend until well combined. Taste and adjust seasoning.

I like it to have a little bit of texture, not too blended. If you mix it in a food processor use the chop/pulse setting to get a good chunky salsa.

Bon Appetit!

Fall, football, and tons of delicious food!

Fall is my favorite time of the year. Especially living in Texas, it’s so nice when the cool weather starts to give you a break from the heat. From Halloween to Thanksgiving, Fall is the time for parties, friends, family, and FOOD! To kick off this festive time of year, football definitely gets the party started.

I love football food! Chips, dips, hamburgers, and hotdogs are just a few things that make Saturday afternoons a joy. This past weekend was a pretty big game for all of us Okies and Texans. The Red River Shootout (OU vs. TX to be exact) didn’t turn out the way my household wanted it to, but we still had tons of food and fun.

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Life is better with Tex-Mex

Tex-MexI can’t have a food blog and not talk about my favorite food in the world! Well, as the title says, life gets a whole lot better with a little bit of Tex-Mex. It makes me happy just typing the name. 🙂

I have to preface this blog by saying that I love ALL types of mexican food and, in my personal opinion, it doesn’t get any better than the Mexican food in Texas. Since I can remember I have always been drawn to chips, salsa, and of course…Queso! I mean what’s not to love about a big pot of melted cheese with some spicy beef, hot peppers, and roasted tomatoes thrown into the mix. My obsession started young and I have to blame my Okie/Texan family for introducing it to me early on. Half of my family is from Oklahoma and half from Texas..it makes for a fun football season let me tell ya!

My first real memory of Mexican food started with my grandfather’s salsa. Anytime I would ever go over to see my grandparents the first thing I would do is go to the fridge and pull out the salsa. He would even hide it sometimes because, once the boys found where it was hidden, it would be gone in a matter of minutes. For years I couldn’t find a salsa as good as his until I finally tasted my big brother’s recipe.

Side Note: As I mentioned in the “This is Me” section, my father is an amazing cook, but he’s not the only one. My grandfather and brother can really hold their own in the kitchen.

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