Sunday’s are for Football, Friends, Family, and Most Importantly FOOD! Five favorite Game Day snacks

 

The Fall is my favorite time of the year, one of the reason: Football. Another reason, a more important reason: FOOD! The Fall warrants indulging in these savory, cheesy, flavor packed dishes like no other season does! So snack away friends, we’ve got months till Summer vacation in Mexico…right?

 

  1. Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

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Who doesn’t love a hot melted cheese dip? Who doesn’t love a bacon cheeseburger? The bacon cheeseburger dip has all of the flavors of a bacon cheeseburger. This dip combines onions, garlic, Worcestershire sauce with bacon, beef, and three types of cheese including cheddar, cream cheese, and mozzarella. Sour cream and mayonnaise are also added for creamy goodness. Once all the ingredients are mixed up just pop this bowl of cheesy tastiness in the oven until its bubbling and golden brown on top! Serve it up with a variety of crackers and bread options and you’ll be sure to score with this dish.

 

  1. Jalapeño Cheddar Dip

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Spice up Sunday Night Football with this fiery and creamy dish that’s sure to delight the crew. This simple to make dip blends jalapenos, cream cheese, parmesan cheese and cheddar cheese into a delicious dip for anyone that likes a little heat. The dip is covered with a dusting of breadcrumbs and baked until golden brown. Serve with tortilla chips.

 

  1. Ham and Cheese Pretzel Bites

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For these you will need two hours to let the dough rise, so prepare accordingly. After the dough rises for two hours, shape the dough into small squares, then let rise for another 30 minutes. Roll up ham and Swiss cheese into the dough, boil, and bake! The oozing cheese makes the perfect soft pretzel texture. Serve it with your favorite mustard dip, these buttery, salty bites will have the whole team asking for more!

 

  1. Baked Zucchini Sticks

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This “healthier”, if you will, fried food tastes delicious and is a healthier alternative to traditional fried foods. This baked zucchini with breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese is easy to make too; just cut the spears thick so they don’t get overcooked and mushy. Serve them with marinara sauce. These can be spiced up with garlic, oregano, and red peppers if you and your guests are feeling up for the spice!

 

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  1. Mini Brie Bites on a Stick

For these sweet treats you’ll need 2 sheets puff pastry, four ounces of cold Brie, 1/3 of a cup of cherry jam, or any flavor you desire. An egg, a splash of milk, and some course sea salt too. Combine beaten egg and splash of milk and brush each pastry. Place a Popsicle stick halfway up the puff pastry and press in gently.  Place a small sliver of Brie with rind on top of the egg wash and stick.  Top with 1/2 a teaspoon of cherry jam. Now take another square of puff pastry and press it on top of the cheese and jam. Use a fork to press the edges together. Now bake time! Guaranteed to be enjoyed by all ages.

Sources:

http://www.chef-in-training.com/2012/01/25-super-bowl-appetizertreat-ideas/

http://www.closetcooking.com/2012/01/bacon-double-cheese-burger-dip.html

http://joythebaker.com/recipe-index-2/

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