The Super Bowl is this weekend, and it's time to start thinking about a menu! Whether you're having a crowd over or simply watching the game with a significant other, it's fun to make a special meal packed with game day eats. To inspire you, I've scoured through all of our recipes and come up with a winning menu. It has got two dips, a hearty sandwich, and a decadent dessert, so start clicking for the recipes.
While I've already found my favorite recipe for a bubbling hot and gooey spinach-artichoke dip, the search is on for the best room temperature spinach-artichoke dip. This dip could be it: my friends loved it and there was none left, so it's definitely a keeper!
The classic recipe combines marinated artichoke hearts with frozen spinach and cream cheese. White wine makes it a little gourmet, parmesan cheese enriches the flavor, and a healthy shake of Tabasco adds heat. To test this dip out for yourself get the recipe — it would be wonderful served at a Memorial Day barbecue! — after the jump.
In 2003, I attended a Super Bowl party where I had an amazing and different spinach artichoke dip. It was super creamy, rich, and flavorful, and I suspected that the spinach was fresh instead of frozen. It was the best spinach artichoke dip I've ever tasted. I ate far too much of it and asked the host for the recipe. He said he found it on Food Network.
However, there are 38 spinach artichoke dip recipes on Food Network, and I had no clue which one the host used. So I started to make spinach artichoke dips and hoped my tastebuds would lead me to the correct recipe.
It took me six years and 10 spinach artichokes dip recipes, but I finally found it. One bite of this chunky melted dip and I knew instantly: this is the dip I've been waiting for! Turns out it's an Emeril Lagasse recipe, and the secret ingredients are brie and bacon. It you want to kick your classic spinach artichoke dip up a notch, I highly recommend you make this variation.
Although I do enjoy football, I really think of Super Bowl Sunday as an excuse to go all out with a dazzling array of dips. I make a few from scratch, like buffalo chicken and nacho cheese, and I also buy a few for the sake of convenience. So when I recently received some Stonemill Kitchens spreads and dips, I couldn't wait to see if they made the cut for my massive Super Bowl spread. How did they taste? Find out after the jump.
One of my favorite parties of the year — the Super Bowl — is just around the corner. While I'm not a huge fan of football, I do love game day eats, so when my friends Alex and Ryan asked me to help them host the ultimate bash, I couldn't say no. Alex and Ryan are good-looking, young, successful bachelors with only a little bit of experience in the kitchen. That's why I'm suggesting a menu of easy, fast, and classic dishes.
To start, there's nothing quite as crowd-pleasing as artichoke-spinach dip. This cheesy variation is simple, all you have to do is mix the ingredients together and bake. Also on the appetizer spread? Pizza pockets! Store-bought pizza dough makes these hand-held snacks a cinch. Feel free to change the filling to suit your family's needs.
Finally, during halftime, we'll feast on a Mexican selection of store-bought guacamole, salsa, queso dip, and homemade quick beef tacos. These recipes are ideal for the beer-guzzling bachelor in your life, share them now.