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A Party? In a Bowl? Why yes, thank you! (A Super Bowl Party Appetizer Wrap-Up)

As many of you know I love to entertain, mostly because I love to make mini-foods. But really because I enjoy hanging out with friends while celebrating something special. So, it’s been a pretty long tradition–ok so it’s only been 4 or 5 years, but what ‘evs–of hosting a small group of friends for a Super Bowl Viewing Party.

Normally, I will make a couple of heartier dishes and ask the other families to lighten the load by bringing a dish to share. Here are some of my favorite Super Bowl Go To Party Faves!

Nothing like a hot dip to get the party started, yeah? P1050450Baked Green Chile Artichoke Dip
Simply fresh flavors make this one pop.

P1050799Roasted Tomato Bruschetta
You’ve got to have something for the kiddos, too.

Pizza Pop 'ems
Pizza Pop ’ems

Pizza Pop ’ems
And, who doesn’t love bacon? P1040448

Bacon Carmelized Onion Pinwheels
Ok, maybe the vegetarian doesn’t love bacon? Real men do eat quiche.P1030196

Spinach and Feta Quiches

I really don’t care who wins, FYI.

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Roasted Tomato Bruschetta Topping

P1050799I’m going to get this out of the way right now…I’m not a fan of cherry tomatoes. The explosion that they create inside my mouth is a bit much for me, sometimes I will cut them in half so that I can tolerate them in a salad. But most of the time I just shun them to the side of my plate. Continue reading Roasted Tomato Bruschetta Topping

Baked Green Chile Artichoke Dip

P1050450It’s been years since I made an artichoke dip, but with hosting a Super Bowl party last weekend and the chilly weather I thought what a perfect opportunity to revamp my old favorite. Continue reading Baked Green Chile Artichoke Dip

Dilly Dip

The smell of fresh herbs, dill in particular, always perk me up. I’m not quite sure what it is about this herb, I think it might be that it reminds me of spring and summer picnics. Whatever the reason, it tugs at my belly.

A few years ago I stumbled upon a dill flavored dip in the refrigerated section of the supermarket, and I immediately fell in love. I think it had to do with the fact that I was on vacation at the time and that the dip was light and creamy enough to satisfy my desire to dip a chip or a veggie. Regardless of the reason, this dip grabbed my attention. Hence, the quest to recreate it at home.

Of course now due to my absolute infatuation with Greek yogurt I’ve adapted it once again, and I think this is the best version yet. This recipe couldn’t simpler, but yet it is full of flavor. The herbs will fill your nose and make you want to grab your swimsuit and dive on in. Yum! 

Shopping List:

1/2 cup greek yogurt

1/4 cup light sour cream

2 green onions, tops and ends removed

1/2 cup of fresh dill, stems removed

1 garlic clove

1/8 tsp. salt

Instructions:

1. In a food processor finely chop the dill, green onions and garlic.

2. In a small bowl stir together the yogurt, sour cream, herbs and salt. It is best if this settles for at least 10 minutes before serving to let the flavors really mingle, but if you must serve immediately. This will store nicely in Tupperware for 5 days.

Makes 1 cup of dip.