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Super Snack Sunday

99% of Americans refer to this day as Super Bowl Sunday. I, on the other hand, refer to it as Super Snack Sunday. To be honest, I love football but essentially tune in for the commercials and bottomless bowls of food. (This year, Mr. Timberlake will be the highlight 💙). The Super Bowl is right up there with Thanksgiving when it comes to food. Even if we don’t go to a party, which by the way we aren’t, I will make enough food for at least 10 people. Why? Because it’s fun and, why not.

Everyone knows the perfect app keeps you coming back for more and more. A favorite in our household is anything that involves dip. Healthy? No. Delicious? Always.

Dish number one for snack day: Nachos. We recently purchased an air fryer oven, you know the “as seen on tv” contraption. Well, let me tell you it is absolutely amazing. Before this, I topped nachos with queso and called it good. Now, with the air fryer, we load our chips with real shredded cheese, meat, onions, beans, etc. Using the air fryer it only takes 8 minutes to make restaurant worthy nachos.

Red Lobster Style Fried Broccoli and Peppers: Confession, this is the only reason I go to Red Lobster.  I am obsessed with the calamari and veggies appetizer.  So, to be “healthy” I plan on making this LOL.  Lightly dip the veggies in an egg wash, then top with panko seasoning.  We flavor our seasoning with garlic, black pepper, salt, and a splash of cajun seasoning.  Throw it in the air fryer for 12 minutes and serve with ranch or marinara, YUM!

Buffalo Chicken Dip: A staple in our household. 2 packages of cream cheese, 1 large can of chicken (shredded), 1/2 cheddar jack cheese, Frank’s hot sauce, and 1/4 cup ranch.  Melt cream cheese and chicken together.  Mix in 1/4 cup ranch and hot sauce to your liking. Place in oven-safe dish, topped with cheddar jack.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.  YUM.

Dessert(s): Mini Fruit Pizza Cups

To make these you need a roll of sugar cookies, 1 package cream cheese, 1 container cool whip, vanilla extract, and you favorite fruit.

Break sugar cookie roll into 1 inch sections. Roll sugar cookie into a ball. Place into greased mini muffin tin. Gently press thumb into center of each cookie ball. Place in oven at 350 for 8 minutes. Check, if they look finished take them out. They may need to cook a minute or two longer. They’re ready when the cookie form a muffin shape. The center of the cookie will drop to make a bowl shape as they cool.

Allow cookies to cool. Mix together 1/2 package of cream cheese (softened) with a small container of cool whip. Add in 1 tsp vanilla and 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Spoon filling into cookies. Top with fruit as desired.

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What are you making for the food driven holiday?? Send pictures or comments. We’re totally “foodies” and would love to see.

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