Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Steel, Pack and Party.

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank FOOTBALL again for providing so many occasions for us to shamelessly over-indulge, and also to congratulate it on creating an event where tickets are being resold for $3,000 apiece and air time is going for $6 million per minute. With Sugar Bowl pains behind us, and no real connections to either Packers or Steelers, I am confident that the Arkansas masses should be able to lightheartedly and wholeheartedly enjoy Super Bowl XLV. Here are some Super Bowl-worthy recipes I am dying to try — or try again.

Cooking wings has always seemed pretty intimidating, but this website gives great directions and even includes step-by-step instructions with PICTURES for those who can't function without visual explanations (like me). And you just can't have a Super Bowl party without wings, people might turn on you.

These are great because 1. spring rolls are always amazing, 2. dipping sauces are always amazing, and 3. because people can eat them with their fingers and you don't have to dirty up a bunch of dishes.  

These delicious hamburger cupcakes were introduced to me by my friend Autumn Hall with Avant Tarte. They are easy to make and always create quite a commotion. All you do is: Make yellow cupcakes from a mix, let them cool, cut them in half. Make brownies from a mix, let them cool, cut them into circles with a cookie cutter. Layer green, yellow and red icing and build a burger. It's really cute if you finish it off with a colored sandwich toothpick.

If you are tired of cooking by this point — and I don't blame you — then just open up a bag of Gardetto's because snack mix really just doesn't get any better. If you insist on getting fancy they come in different flavors like Italian Cheese Blend and a Deli-Style Mustard. 

Anheuser-Busch is the official beer sponsor for Super Bowl XLV, and it just so happens that my favorite beer — Stella Artois — is somehow in the Anheuser-Busch family. Stock the fridge, wear something festive and enjoy!


  1. Gardetto's in an invisible bowl! - maybe it's easier to scarf them down this way? Let's hope so. I always bring sausage balls to football parties. And Miller High Life Light. I have no interest in either team this year, unfortunately, nor do I care to see the Black Eyed Peas perform at half-time. Give me Bruce Springsteen or Tom Petty or The Who any day! xo.

  2. Those hamburger cupcakes just look fun to try!

  3. They are fun and super easy! And everyone will think you are a baking genius.