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Super Bowl Recipes: New England Patriots (Patriotic Chex Mix)

Super Bowl Recipes: New England Patriots (Patriotic Chex Mix)

In a large bowl, combine the snack mix, blueberries, cranberries, and sunflower seeds.

Place the white chocolate chips into a medium, microwave-safe bowl. Melt in the microwave on High for 60-90 seconds then stir. Melt for an additional 30-60 seconds, if needed.

Drizzle the melted chocolate over the snack mix, and stir until well coated. Turn the mix out onto a large piece of wax paper, sprinkle with blue and red candies, then allow the white chocolate to stand at room temperature for about 1 hour to harden. To serve, break the mix up into large chunks.


11 Super Bowl Foods Inspired By Your Fave Teams

It's T-minus one day until the Super Bowl XLIX festivities begin, which means it's time to put the finishing touches on your Super Bowl party menu. You've come to the right place, because these Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots-inspired food ideas are so good, you might even win game MVP. a rare feat for someone who's never touched a pigskin! And since you’re the hostess with the mostest, that’s exactly what you’re going for. Luckily, each team is nestled amongst some pretty fantastic regional staples, so there are incredible options whether you’re rooting for the Patriots or Seahawks, and honestly it's tit for tat in terms of who does it better. With so much heat between the teams in this foodie face-off, it's hard to pick a winner — we even might have to leave the rivalry to the padded professionals on the field, except. nah! This is too much fun. So look through this list, warm up the car, head to the grocery store, and let the games begin with these 11 Seattle and New England recipes that will garner you fans of your own.

Tomorrow is going to be an intense contest, so without further ado, your starting line up.

1. "Deflated" Meatballs

Earn a few LOLs and lots of Mmmm goods from your party attendees with this recipe for Under Inflated (Meat)balls inspired by the New England's Deflate-gate controversy from the last round of the playoffs. A funny menu item regardless of who you're cheering for. (Cheaters, cough.)

2. Starbucks-Spiked Seattle Tiramisu

For better or worse, Seattle has infected the nation with a Starbucks on every street corner, so make good use of the epidemic — run out and grab some Starbucks espresso for this Seattle tiramisu recipe. This is sure to be a huge hit at your Seahawks party, especially among your latte-loving friends.

3. The Big Gronkowski

This epic burger featuring smoked bacon rounds, fried Polish sausage, and caramelized onions is named after powerhouse Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, but it could just as well be named after YOU, because this recipe is about to make you the belle of the freaking 49th Super Bowl. Seriously, your friends will #neverforget. in a good way.

4. Ginger-Scallion Salmon Burger with Miso Yogurt

Seattle's answer to The Big Gronkowski is "pshhht, whatever, we have Pike Place and our ginger-scallion salmon burger is better than your stupid hamburger could ever be." With that kind of confidence, it's hard not to be a little intimidated. Geez, we get it, your burger is fancy and awesome.

5. Boston Baked Bean Casserole with Jalapeno Corn Bread

Nothing's more Boston than baked beans, and this spicy take on the standard from Ordinary Vegan is a Super Bowl slam dunk. Home run? 50-yard down? (Ahhhh, I'm short-circuiting on my sports metaphors!) Whatever it is, it's to die for.

6. Pike Place Seared Scallop Chowder

New England doesn't have a monopoly on seafood and chowder. In fact, in that regard Seattle is the perfect competitor. This recipe for Pike Place Seared Scallop Chowder will knock the socks off the Seattle fans in your midst. And the New England fans, just shhh, don't tell them. *wink*

7. New England Clam Chowder

Chowder might not be the first thing to come to mind when you think of Super Bowl foods, but with the Patriots in the showdown, it would be crazy to leave this quintessential New England dish off the menu. Dazzle your guests with this New England clam chowder recipe from The New York Times for the field goal!

8. Seattle Grunge Chex Mix

What kind of a monster doesn't like Chex Mix? It's the three F's: festive, fun, and fast. and a D for delicious! This Seahawks-inspired Chex Mix recipe will rock your party guests' worlds. Some drunk dude might even throw his panties at you. Don't say I didn't warn you.

9. Patriotic Chex Mix

I'm not picking sides, but with white chocolate chips New England's answer to the Chex Mix question might be even better than Seattle's. Is this some kind of foodie foreshadowing of tomorrow's game results?

10. Boston Cream Pie Bites

A classic New England staple in bite-sized configurations? Sold! House of Yumm wins the Super Bowl with this recipe for Boston Cream Pie Bites. This NFL-approved finger food is perfect for your Patriots party. Also: please invite me, my sweet tooth is already salivating.

11. Go Team! Frosted Cupcakes

Look at these cute little guys! You will definitely score a touchdown with these football-frosted chocolate cupcakes. Put your team spirit into them by using icing of your chosen team's colors for the laces. Goooooo team!


8 Red, White, & Blue Recipes For Patriots Fans

Super Bowl Sunday is nearly upon us. This year, the Super Bowl will be played on Feb. 5, and will pit the Atlanta Falcons against the New England Patriots. If you're hosting a Super Bowl party to cheer on the Patriots, you just might be searching for some Patriots-colored recipes to fit your theme.

Although the Atlanta Falcons haven't played in a Super Bowl game since January of 1999, when they lost to the Denver Broncos, this year marks the Patriots' ninth Super Bowl appearance, according to SB Nation. The Patriots have won the Super Bowl four times, including just a couple of years ago when they beat the Seattle Seahawks.

The New England fanbase is a passionate one, so you can bet there will be a lot of Patriots-themed parties on Super Bowl Sunday. Although the scene might look a little similar to a Fourth of July picnic or a Memorial Day cookout (due to the Patriots' red, white, and navy team colors), there's no doubt that this day is more about football than fireworks. Whether you're a diehard fan or just want to make this year's party a little more festive, check out these eight red, white, and blue Patriots-colored recipes and start planning your Super Bowl Sunday menu.


Super Bowl Snacks: Fan-Favorite Recipes for Your Patriots vs. Seahawks Party

Whether you're going to throw a Super Bowl party or not, you have to eat as you watch the game. No one wants to take in the culmination of the NFL season and a bunch of multi-million dollar advertising spots hungry.

To help you in your quest to battle Super Sunday hunger, I've grabbed three recipes that everyone should consider as a companion for their viewing of the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks clash.

For the Coffee Table

Superbowl Party Snack Mix

This one is either for the football fans who don't have major cooking chops, or it's just a supplement for a bigger dish designed to really get the party started. I hope you're the latter, because this is just the beginning of my menu.

This simple snack mix comes from 9 News in Colorado. Here are the ingredients and preparation time:

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Bake Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 7 cups Chex or Crispix cereal
  • 1 cup roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup stick pretzels
  • 1 cup Cheerios
  • 1 cup Goldfish Crackers
  • 1 stick of butter melted
  • 0.5 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1.5 tsp. seasoning salt
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 3 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce

If you have 15 people snacking on this treat, chances are they'll only be satisfied for the first quarter of the game. Even if you're flying solo or with a smaller group, you might want a little more than baked and seasoned cereal and crackers.

When a craving for more kicks in, check out the next recipe.

When Things Get Serious

Detroit Hot Honey Wings

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OK, so the Detroit Lions didn't make it to the Super Bowl. That doesn't mean your Super Sunday can't have some flavor inspired by the Motor City.

Check out the ingredients in this sweet and savory chicken wing recipe from All Recipes: chicken wings (of course), tips discarded, cayenne pepper, salt and ground pepper, honey, butter and hot sauce.

I'd say that's enough to get your taste buds jumping. Here's how you cook this awesome dish:

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil grate.
  2. Wash the wings well and pat dry with paper towel. Season the meat with cayenne, salt, and pepper.
  3. Cook the chicken wings on preheated grill until cooked through and juices run clear, 20 to 30 minutes depending on the size of the wings. Brush the wings liberally using 1/2 cup of honey while they are cooking.
  4. Melt the butter, pour into a large bowl and mix in the remaining 1/2 cup of honey and hot sauce. Remove the wings from the grill and immediately toss them in the hot honey butter sauce to coat. Serve the wings "wet" or return them to the grill for 1 minute per side to set the sauce.

After that, you'll need some dessert to round out your evening and to prepare for a nap.

The Fourth Quarter

Game Day Chocolate Cake

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Recipe of the Day: Game-Day Chocolate Cake, complete with fluffy, green icing http://t.co/h9Hbl3HAC0. #BigGame http://t.co/USyMSvFGVu

You've come this far, you have to partake in some dessert. Why not make it chocolate cake? This isn't just any cake, it's cake decorated with icing that depicts a little football field, and it has football-shaped sugar cookies on top.

Your teeth should be developing cavities just reading this. The ingredients for this recipe from The Food Network are what you'd expect: semi-sweet chocolate, flat cola, eggs, etc.

The baking instructions are also pretty easy to follow.

If you want to get your fill of football and food on Sunday, you can't go wrong with this lineup of grub.


Team Spirits

Serve a custom cocktail on game day: We created a drink for every team in the NFL!

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Arizona Cardinals: The Red Sea

Puree 1 cup chopped strawberries with 1/4 to 1/2 chipotle in adobo, 1/4 cup strawberry liqueur and 1 tablespoon each lemon juice and sugar strain. For each drink, pour 2 ounces of the puree and 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila over ice top with seltzer.

Atlanta Falcons: Peach Fan-Gria

Combine 1 bottle fruity red wine with 1 cup peach nectar, 1/2 cup peach schnapps, 2 tablespoons superfine sugar, 1 sliced peach and 1 sliced orange in a pitcher. Refrigerate overnight. Divide among 6 ice-filled glasses.

Baltimore Ravens: Blackbird Bracer

Muddle 1/3 cup blackberries with 1 tablespoon sugar in a shaker. Add 1 1/2 ounces gin, 1 ounce pomegranate juice and a squeeze of lime juice. Fill with ice, shake and strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with blackberries.

Cincinnati Bengals: Tiger Stripe

Make stripes inside a short glass with black decorating gel. Let set 10 minutes. Fill with ice and 1 1/2 ounces orange vodka. Top with orange soda.

Cleveland Browns: Chocolate-Covered Orange

Heat 3/4 cup milk, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 tablespoon cocoa, whisking. Whisk in 1 ounce chopped semisweet chocolate and a pinch of orange zest add 1 ounce each chocolate liqueur and orange liqueur. Pour into a mug rimmed with orange sugar.

Dallas Cowboys: Silver Star-Garita

Blend 3/4 cup silver tequila, 1/3 cup lime juice, 1/4 cup light agave nectar and 6 to 7 cups ice. Divide among 4 glasses. Garnish with blue rock candy sticks.

Denver Broncos: Rocky Mountain Sunrise

Shake 3 ounces orange juice with 1 1/2 ounces each bourbon and lemonade and 1/4 ounce simple syrup in a shaker with ice strain into an ice-filled glass. Slowly pour 1/2 ounce Campari down the side of the glass.

Detroit Lions: Roaring Hot Rum

Mash 4 tablespoons softened butter with 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Whisk into 1 quart simmering apple cider off the heat add 6 ounces dark rum and 2 ounces ginger liqueur. Divide among 6 mugs. Add cinnamon sticks.

Green Bay Packers: Cheese Head

Mix 1/4 cup cheese crackers with 1/4 cup apple brandy let stand 30 minutes. Mash, then strain through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing on the solids. Stir in a pinch of salt and pour into a tall narrow glass. Add 1 can lager and stir.

Buffalo Bills: Buffalo Bill-Tini

Shake 2 ounces gin and 1 ounce each dry vermouth and olive brine in a shaker with ice strain into a martini glass and add 5 to 10 drops Buffalo hot sauce. Garnish with blue cheese&ndashstuffed olives.

Carolina Panthers: Black and Blue Lemonade

Combine 3/4 cup lemonade with 2 ounces vodka and 1/4 ounce blue curaçao in an ice-filled mason jar. Top with 1/4 cup lemon soda. Garnish with blueberries.

Chicago Bears: Windy City Bloody Mary

Mix 3 ounces tomato juice, 4 dashes each hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon pickle brine and a few pinches each celery seeds, salt and pepper in a pint glass with ice add 1 can lager. Garnish with a celery stick, pickle, mini frank and pepperoncini.

Houston Texans: Tea Is For Texas

Bring 3 cups water and 1/2 cup sugar to a boil. Add 4 black tea bags steep 2 minutes off the heat. Let cool. Stir in 3/4 cup each reposado tequila and grapefruit juice and 2 tablespoons lime juice. Divide among 4 ice-filled mason jars add orange slices.

Indianapolis Colts: Horseshoe Shooters

Make one 3-ounce package blue gelatin, replacing the 1 cup cold water with 3/4 cup prosecco and 1/4 cup gin divide among 12 mini plastic cups. Refrigerate until set, about 4 hours. Top with whipped cream.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Jaguar Juice

Blend 1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, 3 ounces white rum, 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk and 3 cups ice. Divide between 2 tall glasses. Top each with 1/2 ounce blue curaçao.

Kansas City Chiefs: Smoke and Fire

Mix 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon each smoked paprika and kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne. Dip the moistened rim of a glass in the spice mix. Shake 1 1/2 ounces scotch, 3/4 ounce chile liqueur (such as Ancho Reyes) and 1 teaspoon orange juice in a shaker with ice strain into the glass.

Los Angeles Chargers: Lightning Bolt

Shake 1 1/2 ounces vodka, 1 ounce each lemon juice and simple syrup and 1/4 ounce triple sec in a shaker with ice strain into a martini glass rimmed with blue sugar. Garnish with a lemon peel cut into a lightning bolt.

Los Angeles Rams: Golden Horn

Muddle 2 slices fresh ginger in a shaker. Add 1/4 cup pineapple juice, 1 1/2 ounces coconut rum, 1 ounce light rum, 1/4 ounce each lime juice and agave nectar and a pinch of ground turmeric. Fill with ice, shake and strain into an ice-filled glass.

Oakland Raiders: Gold Rush Slush

Blend 1 can ginger beer, 2 ounces silver tequila, the juice of 1 lime, 3 tablespoons superfine sugar and 3 cups ice. Divide between 2 tall glasses, then float 4 ounces black rum on top of each. Garnish with a lime wedge on a plastic sword.

Philadelphia Eagles: Eagle’s Nest

Shake 2 ounces gin, 1/2 ounce each lemon juice, maraschino liqueur, melon liqueur and crème de violette and 1/4 ounce lime juice in a shaker with ice strain into a martini glass.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Steeler Draft

Combine 1 tablespoon sauerkraut brine and 1 can beer in a tall glass. Gently pour 1 1/2 ounces black vodka over the top and let sit 1 minute to create layers. Garnish with a mini pierogi and kielbasa slice.

Miami Dolphins: Dolphin Daiquiri

Shake 2 ounces light rum, 3/4 ounce each lime juice and blue passion fruit liqueur (such as Alizé) and 1/2 ounce each pineapple juice, grapefruit juice, simple syrup and maraschino liqueur in a shaker with ice strain into an ice-filled glass.

Minnesota Vikings: Purple Viking

Shake 1 1/2 ounces vodka, 1 ounce each Concord grape juice and crème de violette and 1/2 ounce each lemon juice and simple syrup in a shaker with ice strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with seltzer.

New England Patriots: Patriotic Sparkler

Freeze red and blue sports drinks in separate ice cube trays. Combine 1/2 cup white cranberry juice and 1 1/2 ounces vodka in a tall glass. Add the red and blue ice cubes. Top with seltzer.

New Orleans Saints: Bourbon Street Punch

Shake 2 ounces each bourbon, cranberry juice and orange juice in a shaker with ice strain into an ice-filled glass and garnish with an orange twist.

New York Giants: Big Blueberry

Bring 1/2 cup each water, sugar and blueberries to a boil, stirring. Let cool 30 minutes strain. Shake 1 ounce blueberry syrup, 1 1/2 ounces blue curaçao, 1 ounce vodka and 1/2 ounce lemon juice in a shaker with ice strain into a tall glass rimmed with red sugar. Top with seltzer.


New England Patriots-Themed Super Bowl Drink Ideas

If there’s one thing the New England Patriots have going for them, it’s this: Their team colors call for the easiest drinks in the history of the world. Why? Because basically every blogger has some type of red, white, and blue beverage combination from the numerous America-themed parties thrown throughout the year. Which, of course, makes planning all of the New England Patriots-themed Super Bowl drink ideas for your 2017 Super Bowl watch party (granted you are over 21, of course!) that much easier.

After a quick skim through some of my favorite blogs, I was able to find a variety of drink ideas for your upcoming Super Bowl party. Some of them have alcohol, but others are great mocktail options for those of you who would rather keep away from the hard stuff during your party. Plus, the last drink on the list is kind of a given when it comes to routing for the Patriots. and no, it doesn’t require any mixing effort in the slightest.

Now, if you’re a Falcons fan but still need some drink ideas, you could always try some of those cherry cocktail and soda drinks since they are a pure red color — or use a red food dye in that crazy lemon-lime slushy on the list.

So no matter what type of party you are throwing for the Super Bowl this year, these drinks will make the party even more festive.


Super Bowl Sunday Snack Ideas

If you have been following football this season, you’re probably aware that the two final teams going head-to-head for Super Bowl LII are the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots on February 4th. If you haven’t already planned out your Super Bowl Sunday, feel free to take advantage of any of our team inspired treats or drinks, depending on who you are rooting for.

Chicken wings are a staple when it comes to “sports food”. If you go anywhere that serves chicken wings and cold beer, chances are you can catch that day’s big game there as well. If you happen to be on #TeamPatriots, finding an easy delicious dip for your wings made of blue cheese is a great choice to show your team spirit. This simple recipe is sure to win your guests over.

All you’ll need for this recipe is blue cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, white vinegar, and salt. Add your favorite chicken wings for a winning combination. Click the photo for full recipe and directions from Serious Eats.

If you’re more interested in flight rather than a fight… in otherwords, #TeamEagles, you may be interested in adding a lot of green to your menu with a delicious spinach and artichoke dip.

To make this you’ll need frozen spinach, frozen artichoke hearts, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, grated Parmesan, red pepper flakes, salt, and garlic powder. Pair this dip with your favorite tortilla chips or other dip-able snack. Click the photo for full recipe and directions.

For Patriots fans that may have a taste for salty and sweet, Chex mix is always a winner.

To assemble this delicious treat all you need is snack mix (such as Chex Mix Honey Nut), dried blueberries, dried cranberries, roasted sunflower seeds, white chocolate chips, and red and blue candy-coated chocolate candies. Click the photo for full recipe and directions.

If you’re looking for more delicious green snacks to show your support for the Eagles, we’ve got you covered. This clever way to display your guacamole will have your guests shouting “Touchdown!”.

Don’t forget, you need a tasty Guacamole Recipe to make your football. For this recipe, you need avocados, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapenos, garlic, and lemon juice. Don’t forget sour cream to make your football laces!

Finally, since we have covered a few fun options to feed your guests on Super Bowl Sunday, your guests will need something to drink to wash down those delicious appetizers. Beer always goes great with football, but if you’re interested in some fun cocktails we’ve got you covered.

To make this fun and delicious shooters you need pomegranate juice, club soda, blue food coloring, whipped cream vodka, and whipped cream. Click on the photo for full recipe and directions.

Support your team in green with some fun Jell-O shots!

For this party starter you need grape and lime flavored Jell-O, plain gelatin, vodka, milk, sugar, and black and navy food coloring. Click on the photo for full recipe and directions.

Hopefully our list of football favorites helps you score a touchdown with your party guests!
Do you have a favorite dish or drink you like to make for Super Bowl Sunday? Let us know in the comments below.


Score a touchdown with these Super Bowl tailgating recipes!

Super Bowl LIII will be played Sunday, February 3, in Atlanta between the New England Patriots and the L.A. Rams. With the strong military presence in the Tennessee Valley pulling in residents from all over the country we probably have a few die-hard Patriots or Rams fans living here, but not many. Most people around here seem to root for either the Tennessee Titans or the Atlanta Falcons. Since neither of those teams have ever won a Lombardi trophy, Super Bowl Sunday just brings back bad memories. For the Titans, it’s Kevin Dyson reaching that ball out for the goal line but being tackled by Mike Jones just one yard shy of the endzone. And for Falcons fans, all you need to do is mention the score of 28-3 for them to relive their nightmare. Despite past disappointments, Super Bowl Sunday can be a fun day to get together with friends and family to enjoy watching the final football game of the season. Maybe you’re hosting the party at your place. Or perhaps you’ve been invited to someone else’s party and you need a dish to take. We’ve got you covered with some recipes that will surely earn you a Super Bowl MVP award at your bowl bash.

Mesquite Smoked Pork Chops

They call the football the “pigskin”. This is misleading since footballs used today are made with cowhide leather. Early footballs were made from the bladders of pigs but never actually made of the pig’s skin. Still, the nickname stuck. What better way to celebrate the “pigskin’s” biggest day than to fire up the grill and cook some delicious pork.

4 loin pork chops (each 1 inch thick and 10 to 12 ounces)

Mesquite wood chips

McCormick Grill Mates Mesquite Seasoning

Bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce

Soak 6 – 12 wood chips in a pan or bucket of water for 12 – 24 hours before grilling. Set up grill for indirect grilling with the charcoal briquettes raked to opposite sides of the grill leaving a cooler grilling zone in the middle. Heat grill to between 300 and 325 degrees. Place the soaked wood chips on top of the coals. The water the wood chips have absorbed will create more smoke during the grilling process. Oil the grill grate and place the pork chops in the center of the grill making sure that they are not directly over any charcoal or wood chips. Cover and grill the chops for 45 minutes or until the internal temperature of the meat hits 160 degrees. Flip the chops and rotate them 90 degrees every 10 minutes. During the final five minutes of grilling, place the chops directly over the fire to sear in the grill marks. At that time also sprinkle on the mesquite seasoning and brush on the BBQ sauce. Transfer pork to a plate and let rest for three minutes. When you cut into the meat the outer layer should look a little pink. That is the smoke ring.

Honey Garlic Little Smokies

This is an easy slow cooker recipe. These work great for watching football because you can eat your first helping at kick-off and the smokies will still be sitting warmly in the slow cooker when you circle back through for seconds in the 3 rd or 4 th quarter. This will be your team’s big second half comeback.

2 14-ounce packages of little smokies

1 tablespoon of honey

½ teaspoon of garlic powder

¼ cup of brown sugar

2 tablespoons of soy sauce

1 ½ cups of ketchup

1 tablespoon of sriracha

Mix the honey, garlic powder, brown sugar, soy sauce, ketchup, and sriracha together in a bowl. Dump the little smokies into your slow cooker. Pour the sauce mixture over the smokies. Stir and spread evenly. Cover and cook on low heat for four hours.

“Our offense is on fire!” Salsa

I’ve never heard anyone complain about somebody bringing a bottle of store-bought salsa to a party. Then again, I’ve never heard anybody compliment it either. You will impress your fellow football fans with this simple homemade salsa that will burn them like a wide receiver with 4.3 speed.

28 ounce can of whole tomatoes

1 tablespoon of cilantro

1 tablespoon of crushed red peppers

1 tablespoon of garlic powder

1 tablespoon of salt

1 tablespoon of minced garlic

2 tablespoons of jalapeno peppers and juice

Add all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until well mixed. Serve with tortilla chips.

“Our offense is stuck in the mud!” Cheese Dip

On Super Sunday at least one coach will yell, “We’ve got to play for the full 60 minutes!” So, does your party. This is another recipe that can sit in the slow cooker and get you through the entire game.

½ pound of hamburger meat

½ pound of sausage

1 can of Rotel Mild Diced Tomatoes & Green Chiles

1 pound of Velveeta Cheese

8 ounces of cream cheese

1 10.5 ounce can of cream of mushroom soup

Brown the hamburger and sausage in a skillet. Cube the Velveeta cheese. Dump all the ingredients into your slow cooker and stir until even. Cover and cook on low for four hours or until cheese is completely melted. Stir occasionally to get that “mud” look. Tortilla chips are the preferred dipping mechanism for this dip but try some veggies. Bell pepper slices and carrots go surprisingly well with this dip.

“Endzone Dance” Caramel and Walnut Snack Mix

All our recipes so far have been more on the salty side, so here is something sweet your guests will want to snack on all the way until the NFL shoots off the confetti when the game clock hits 0:00.

1 cup of walnut pieces

5 cups of popped popcorn

3 cups of Corn Chex

2 cups of pretzel squares

1 cup of Peanut M&Ms

¾ cup of brown sugar

6 tablespoons of softened salted butter

3 tablespoons of light corn syrup

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

½ teaspoon of baking soda

Combine the walnuts, popcorn, Corn Chex, and pretzel squares in a large bowl. Mix the sugar, butter, and syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Turn the heat down and keep mixing for another couple of minutes or until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove the sauce pan from the burner and mix in the vanilla extract and baking soda. Pour this mixture over your popcorn mixture and stir until evenly coated. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour and spread mixture evenly onto baking sheet. Bake at 300 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until popcorn is golden and caramelized. Stir once halfway through the baking process. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes. Transfer to your serving bowl and mix in the Peanut M&Ms.


  • 3 cups corn Chex cereal
  • 3 cups rice Chex cereal
  • 3 cups wheat Chex cereal
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 2 cups bite-sized pretzels
  • 2 cups garlic or regular bagel chips broken into pieces
  • 2 sticks butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F/120 degrees C
  2. Combine the melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, Sriracha, seasoned salt, Cajun seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, and red pepper flakes in a bowl.
  3. Pour the butter seasoning mixture over the dry ingredients and stir well until it is evenly coated.
  4. Spread the Chex mix onto a large baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour, but stirring every 15 minutes. Allow the mix to cool on parchment paper on a countertop for 30 minutes before eating.
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Super Bowl Recipes: New England Patriots (Patriotic Chex Mix) - Recipes

With everyone's favorite football-deflating, sideline-taping team headed to yet another Super Bowl, fans of the New England Patriots will have to gear up to show their support and rep their team despite being so steeped in controversy. And what better way to show your support than to take part in that most hallowed of Super Bowl traditions: drinking!

To help with your Super Bowl festivities this coming Sunday, we have curated a few New England Patriot themed cocktails that are sure to leave you and your guests thirsty for more (but not too much. Drink responsibly after all). You'll be able to leave a little class in your Super Bowl game, because who likes pounding back crappy light beers all day anyway?

A little treat for you because you're gonna want a drink no matter what team wins. Whether you're a fan of the team or not, there is one thing that can be agreed on: you'll love these cocktails.

(Remember, to properly enjoy these New England Patriot cocktails, exhale a good amount of air from your lungs before taking a sip)

#1. Boston Sidecar

This twist on the classic Sidecar cocktail uses rum along with the brandy and lime juice instead of lemon, which makes it a nice little cross between a Daiquiri and a Sidecar. New England has a storied history with rum. In fact, when our country was just being settled, rum was the biggest export coming out of New England, which makes the liquor a vital part of American history.

It's also a nice sour drink that's fun to make and easy to remember. So you can still keep making them even if you've already had a few!

Ingredients

3/4 ounce light rum
3/4 ounce brandy
3/4 ounce triple sec
1/2 ounce lime juice

Preparation

Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Also works on the rocks if you don't have a cocktail shaker.

Referring to the seaside town in Massachusetts, the Cape Cod - or the Cape Codder - is a delicious, fruity cocktail that is one of the more popular highballs in the cocktail world. On top of all that, it's laughably easy to make. It's essentially a Screwdriver but with cranberry juice instead. Delicious though!

The nice thing about the Cape Cod is that it's the base for a lot of other cocktails out there like the Sea Breeze or the Bay Breeze, so if you got a couple more ingredients lying around you can experiment and come up with something new! Great drink for a summer day, even better drink for watching your favorite team go at it at the Super Bowl.

Ingredients

3 ounces cranberry juice
2 ounces vodka
Lime garnish

Preparation

Mix the cranberry juice with the vodka and serve over ice in a highball glass. Or a red solo cup. We're not too picky here.

#3. Boston Cocktail

The Boston Cocktail is an older recipe but good nonetheless. There's a reason why we're still drinking a lot of cocktails that were made back when gangsters wore fedoras and pinstripe suits instead of gold chains and ill fitting t-shirts. From About.com:

A London dry gin and apricot brandy combine in the Boston Cocktail for a delightful little drink. The herbal aspects of the gin shine against the fruity sweetness of the brandy and grenadine, while the lemon balances everything out with a bit of tart. The finished flavor is a little more on the sweet side than some people may enjoy.

I'm not sure what a whole lot of that means but it sure makes for a delicious cocktail.

Ingredients

1 1/2 ounce dry gin
1 1/2 ounce apricot brandy
1/4 ounce grenadine
Juice of 1/2 a lemon

Preparation

Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Like any of these other drinks, you can also just have it over ice and in whatever receptacle you have. Just resist the urge to pour it straight into your mouth.

#4. Boston Sour

In yet another prohibition era drink, this awesome take on the Whiskey Sour utilizes egg whites to give it its frothy texture. I know, I know. "But what about salmonella? Aren't raw eggs dangerous?" Well fear not, because the alcohol in the drink will kill any bacteria in the eggs that can cause you harm (according to a study I just made up). But really, if you make sure your properly storing your eggs in the fridge and don't leave them out for too long before mixing, there should be little to no risk of getting sick.

If you're daring though and have a little bit of time, you can really impress your party guests and your tastebuds with this novel drink. The egg whites give the drink a lovely fizzy and frothy zing to it, making it a great drink to enjoy during the game.

Ingredients

2 oz rye or bourbon
1 egg white
1/4 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce lemon juice
Soda water

Preparation

Mix all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and strain into a collins glass. Fill the rest up with soda water and garnish it with a cherry and a dash of powdered sugar.

#5. The Absolut Pear-fect Season

What can I say? I'm a sucker for puns. Despite the delightfully cheesy name, this cocktail is a perfect way to celebrate the New England Patriot especially if you're a fan fondly remembering their 2007 season when they went 19-0. Sure, that was nearly eight years ago now, but if you're like any of the Patriot fans I've encountered you STILL haven't shut up about it.

This colorful drink is one that begs to be served in a clear high ball glass in order to fully appreciate it's patriotic palette.

Ingredients

2 parts Absolut Pears Vodka
10 blueberries
1/2 teaspoon simple syrup
1/4 part lemon juice
2 parts lemon lime soda
2 dashes peach bitters

Preparation

First muddle the blueberries and sugar in a cocktail mixer. Add the Pears Vodka and lemon juice, shake and strain over ice in a highball glass. Add a couple of dashes of bitters and top with lemon lime soda. Garnish it with a few blueberries and viola! You have a delicious drink to enjoy on Super Bowl Sunday.


This party mix will keep you happily snacking even after the game

If you watch the Super Bowl this year, it won’t be because the New England Patriots are playing but because it might be interesting to see what Tom Brady does for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

It’s going to be a while before Bill Belichick rebuilds the Patriots well enough to get them back at the Super Bowl with any of what was our accustomed regularity. Still, the Super Bowl is a kind of national holiday and lots of us were accustomed to getting together with friends that evening to watch the game. I suspect that will happen less this year, so there’s little call for vats of three-alarm chili, seven-layer bean dip and piles of chips.

This party snack mix, however, satisfies mid-game munchies, keeps well, and will go with soup or salad at lunch time for weeks after the game. My former brother-in-law Larry who lives in Connecticut mixes this up during the holidays and sends it to his daughter, Sarah, who shares some with me. It is better than the usual and is reasonably wholesome compared with some of the other junk we pick up as snack food.

Even if you can buy this kind of snack pre-made, you can make more of it yourself for less overall. If all you want is a handful or two, then by all means buy a package to go with your brew or soda.

The ingredients are pretty common. You may already stock up on some of the prepared cereals in the recipe so acquiring more may expand your family’s breakfast choices or make it easy for you to double or triple up a batch of snack mix. The recipe calls for mixed nuts which I like, and which Sarah says she could live without. If you like peanuts, use those alone, or assemble your own nut mix from what you have on hand.

Seasoning salt is pretty common in many kitchens. Most of the commercial ones feature salt, sugar, paprika, turmeric, powdered onion and garlic. If you don’t have seasoned salt, assemble some with those ingredients. You’ll need two tablespoons of salt, two teaspoons of sugar, one teaspoon paprika and about a quarter to half a teaspoon of the turmeric, onion and garlic powders.

Most of us have Worcestershire sauce, even if it is ancient. If I was out of Worcestershire, I’d substitute soy sauce or tamari. Butter or margarine is the remaining ingredient I prefer butter.

The problem with the mix is that it is so delicious that I’ll have to hide a portion of it away if I hope to have any left on the 7th. Or there I’ll be, mixing up more ahead of the game.