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Whether you’re a sports fan or not I think we can all agree on one thing, delicious appetizers are a must for the Super Bowl. I personally could eat appetizers all day, every day. I’m not sure if I just find them more delicious than things prepared for dinner or if I just like the whole smorgasbord idea of eating but I love appetizers.
This year for Super Bowl Sunday Bill and I are laying low. He’s a Patriots fan and I’m a commercials fan so we both want to be able to actually hear everything. But even though it’s just the two of us I will still be making way too many appetizers. Be ready to eat them the rest of the week, Bill!
But whether you’re having a huge get together or a more lowkey gathering having easy to assemble appetizers is I’m sure high on your list. Here are five recipes to get your party started!
We are without a doubt making these mini burritos. Not only are they adorable, as any good appetizer should be, but they’re also delicious and filling. Plus, I always find when you give your guests the option of choosing their own toppings your appetizer becomes a much bigger hit. Also, since you are letting your guests put the toppings on their own, besides browning the meat there really isn’t too much work needed here.
Please excuse the quality of this picture, we first made this appetizer back when we had literally zero idea how to take photos so it is not our finest work. However, don’t let the photos fool you, these pinwheels are ah-mazing! Whenever we make these our friends and family go nuts for them! The best part though? These can be made the day before and left in the fridge overnight.
I know that this appetizer seems kind of summery but who doesn’t love to not have to cook?! This is honestly the easiest appetizer to assemble and it’s just so delicious. Bill and I have made it a few times in the past and it’s always a hit!
My mom has made this recipe as long as I can remember but she always made them in a giant pot. Why is this version even better you ask? Because it’s made in a crockpot and everything is better in a crockpot. Personal opinion but I love just throwing everything in and leaving it until we’re ready.
I can almost guarantee that any good party has some sort of a bean dip. My guess is because people love it and it’s so darn easy to make. What more can you ask for?!
Then, if all else fails, nothing goes faster at a party than onion dip and chips, ha!
What is your favorite appetizer to make for a party?!
My wonderful fiance was the inspiration behind today’s recipe. If you saw my instagram from last week then you saw we went to Moe’s for lunch. Those burritos are huge and I could only eat half of mine. Well Bill doesn’t like food to go to waste so he ate his whole burrito and then half of mine, and then proceeded to complain about how full he was.
So my thought process went- Why are burritos so big? They’re so delicious though, I want to keep eating them. What if they were smaller? What would mini burritos be like? I want to make mini burritos!
So there you have it, why I decided to make mini burritos. Oh also, my plan backfired, Bill ate a normal amount of burritos and felt great come dinner time. I on the other hand cannot resist appetizer-like foods and ate way too many and was full for hours. Like uncomfortably full. But at least you know they’re delicious!
A few tips for making the burritos: 1) Make sure to not put too much meat into each mini burrito. At first I was like the more the merrier! But then quickly changed my mind when I tried to roll them. Keep it to 2 spoonfuls max. The less the easier to roll. 2) Place the meat on the longer side(not the side with the tip) and start rolling from there. It makes it a lot neater than starting from the other side. 3) After you roll each burrito place them in your baking dish with the flap side down in order to seal the burrito shut when it cooks. 4) Lastly, this isn’t really a tip more just a planning suggestion: if you want to make these ahead of time go up until step 8 and then put the mini burritos into the fridge. You can take them out and bake them right before you’re ready to serve!
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- 1 lb Ground beef
- 1/2 Onion, finely diced
- 1 Packet of taco seasoning
- 3 Tbsp water
- 1 Jar of salsa (1/2 cup for meat, rest to put in cup for topping)
- 1 Bag of shredded cheese (1/2 cup for meat, rest to put in cup for topping)
- 1 Package of 8 inch flour tortillas
- Sour cream, for topping
- 1 Avocado, for topping
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a pan combine the ground beef and onion.
- While the meat is browning, cut your flour tortillas into fourths, to be made into your mini burritos eventually.
- Once meat is no longer pink, add in the taco seasoning and water. Cook for a few more minutes.
- Remove from heat and add in the cheese and salsa.
- Put about two spoonfuls of meat mixture onto the wider part of the mini burrito.
- Fold the sides in and roll, starting at the larger side.
- Put into a baking tray, flap side down to seal it.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until burrito is warm.
- Remove and add toppings.
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Confession: I’m not a HUGE sports fan. I actually like to tell Bill I cat-fished him by being so cool and liking sports when we first started dating. In reality I enjoy going to sporting events and going to bars to watch games, but I wouldn’t call myself a huge fan. What I like more is the whole sports culture; cheering and getting excited about games, having more reasons to spend time with friends, Sunday Fundays, and of course the food. I might not know the names of many of the players on the different teams but I sure do know how to have fun watching a sporting event!
Which brings me to probably the most important thing needed to have fun at ANY sporting event, good food. If you’re planning to host friends for a Sunday Funday to watch what feels like one of the thousand games on (teasing…kind of) then you’re going to want to make great appetizers to really make everyone happy. However, Sunday mornings are meant to sleep in and relax so who wants a really complicated recipe? Not me for sure! That’s why I love anything that is super easy to make andddd can be made ahead of time.
I’m going to a football game in November and since I won’t be able to chat about the actual teams I figured I would do the next best thingand bring food with me. There will be a grill there but I wanted to bring something I could make ahead and wouldn’t need to be heated. I kept trying to brainstorm ideas and was coming up blank. Then, the other day Bill and I got buffalo chicken rolls from the pizza place and it got me thinking. Everyone always loves our classic Buffalo Chicken Dip we make so what if there was a way to make the dip into a roll. Both our dip and the rolls we got are served hot so that wouldn’t work. But then I started thinking, this dip tastes good even once it gets cold, the cheese just isn’t melted then, and I’ve seen wraps cut up on platters before and put it all together!
Well let me just say, they passed my dads seal of approval and I for sure will be making these for events from now on! So easy to travel with as well!
- 1-8 Ounce package of cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 Cup Ranch Dressing (Then, I used extra to fill a bowl to dip the pinwheels in)
- 1/2 Cup Franks Red Hot Sauce (You technically can use any type I just like Franks)
- 1/2 Cup Shredded Mozzarella cheese
- 1 Large Chicken Breast, shredded (Directions here)
- Chopped scallion for garnish
- 5- 8 inch tortillas
- Shred chicken per these instructions.
- Mix together cream cheese, ranch dressing, hot sauce, mozzarella cheese and shredded chicken. Make sure the bowl is big enough because even softened it takes a bit to mix the cream cheese.
- Spread mixture onto tortillas. You’re going to want to put as much as you can on them but trust me when I say the less the better, just coat the tortillas. On the ones I put too much I had trouble cutting them later on.
- Roll the tortillas as tight as you possibly can, the mixture will act as a glue holding the roll together.
- Cover with saran wrap and let chill in the fridge for at least 10 minutes, or for longer if you need.
- When ready, take them out of the fridge and cut the rolls into 1/2 inch slices.
- Display on plate and use scallions to garnish the pinwheels!
- Oh and of course, enjoy!
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Happy Memorial Day! I hope everyone have the perfect day off from work and spends time with friends and family. If you’re going to a BBQ and forgot to make something to bring (you weren’t going to show up empty handed were you?!) here is an extremely easy dessert (or appetizer) to throw together fast.
I have to be honest here, I fell asleep on Sunday before dinner and would not have had enough time to make this so Bill being the most amazing person did it while I was asleep! I wouldn’t normally post so many photos but I was so impressed by his hard work and creativity with the different locations and set ups, and so appreciative that I wanted to show you all! Thanks Bill, love you!
Lastly, make sure to remember what today is really about and not just a day off from work. Thank all of the veterans and active members of our armed forces you know for everything they have done and are doing. Don’t know anyone? Make a small donation to a worthy cause such as Wounded Warrior Project. Every little bit helps these amazing men and women who were injured while doing what they could to keep the U.S. as amazing as it is now.
Hope you enjoy the recipe!
- Any red fruit (We used strawberries and raspberries)
- Bananas (Or marshmallows)
1) Wash and chop fruit to desired size.
2) Place on skewers to form flag.
3) Eat and enjoy!
As you can tell from my blog name, I love strawberries. If I’m purchasing fruit, there’s a good chance strawberries will make their way into my grocery cart. I just find them so easy to eat and refreshing. I might eat them all year round but nothing compares to in season strawberries. They are just a little touch of heaven. And now couldn’t be a better time to eat them!
So with that all being said, on my latest Pinterest kick I was looking up different ways to eat strawberries. I found some pretty good ones. Some I already do, such as putting them in a salad or a smoothie, and some I’m 100% going to try now. Below are some of my favs but if you’re interested in more you can head over to my Pinterest board.
All of these food posts are sure making me hungry hold on while I got get some pizza. Just kidding..I’ll be good and head over to the fruit section 🙂