12 Favorite Super Bowl Recipes!

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It’s Super Bowl time again, and the most important aspect of hosting game day is to serve some great grub. Here are some of our favorite Super Bowl recipes and appetizers for you to try!  This is an old post but still a favorite!

While some of the appetizers can be served cold or warm, some are super easy to make while others may require a little more preparation; but we know for sure, no matter which Super Bowl appetizers you choose, they will have your football fanatics cheering for more!
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Easy Fried Ravioli

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Easy Fried Ravioli.  Delicious bite size raviolis are loaded with cheese and quickly fried until crispy crunchy on the outside. There is perfection with every bite.  They’re even more delicious when you serve them with a spicy tomato sauce for dipping.  Fried Ravioli is a fun finger-food appetizer and a crowd-pleaser every time we serve them.

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Meat Dishes/ One Dish Meals/ Soups, Stews and Chili

Beef Stew in Half the Time ! Served with Rice

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Beef Stew in Half the Time!  Beef Stew is made easily in half the time most stews take to make and it’s one of our favorite meals during the winter months.  Beef stew is the one meal you can count on that is always filling and satisfying, and when you serve it over rice or mashed potatoes to soak up that savory gravy, it’s becomes classic comfort food at its BEST!  And one the whole family will enjoy!

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Kid-Friendly Recipes/ Vegetable Sides

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Parmesan Cheese. I promise that all of your skeptical, picky eaters who turn up their noses at the mention of “Brussels Sprouts” will quickly become converts when presented with my revitalized recipe.

My healthy, modernized twist on this tired vegetable is roasting the Brussels Sprouts with bacon, onions, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, extra-virgin olive oil and Parmesan cheese. Prepared in this fashion, the unpopular Brussels sprouts flavor is camouflaged. The result is a crunchy, crispy dish with silky onions that is irresistible to pass up at the table!
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Soups, Stews and Chili

Baby Lima Bean Soup

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Baby Lima Bean Soup ~ My Sicilian husband loves his lima beans, so I flavored his favorite lima bean soup with fresh vegetables and pancetta and gave it a burst more flavor to his favorite soup.

Baby Lima Bean Soup is loaded with carrots, celery, onions, pancetta (Italian-style bacon) and baby lima beans, and simmered with some chicken broth, tomato sauce and water until the broth is reduced and thickens.

So hearty and delicious tasting!  It turned out fantastic!
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Appetizers/ Vegetable Sides

Roasted Asparagus with Prosciutto and Cheese

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Roasted Asparagus with Prosciutto and Cheese. Thin asparagus spears, wrapped in crispy prosciutto with melted Swiss cheese roasted to perfection, makes this a divine dish to serve anytime.

Using a cured meat such as prosciutto along with Swiss cheese melted inside, adds amazing flavors to the asparagus; we like to call these “asparagus rollatini.”

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Casseroles/ Kid-Friendly Recipes/ One Dish Meals/ Rice and Grains

Best Rice Ball Casserole Stuffed with Meat and Peas

Best Rice Ball Casserole Stuffed with Meat and Peas by

Best Rice Ball Casserole ~ is stuffed with a blend of chopped meat, peas, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese all into one delicious casserole, then baked until the mozzarella on top is melted.  This makes an easier alternative to making the original Italian/Sicilian rice balls which are large rice balls stuffed the same way, only they are coated with breadcrumbs then deeply fried. These rice balls are commonly known as “arancine.” And one, my husband goes bonkers for!
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