I’m not watching the Superbowl and I am thrilled about that.  Nor am I throwing a party.

I have a hot date with some old friends.

Anchors at a shopping mall: macy's and neiman marcus

I wish I was going to someone’s house who had all kinds of great food made so I could just graze and sample, without doing any of the work involved in cooking or in doing all those dirty party dishes.  Attending parties, rather than throwing them, has huge benefit: You get to eat without the work.

If you happen to be throwing a party and need any recipe ideas, here’s 25:

Savory Sides & Entrees

Cheesy Taco Casserole (Gluten Free with Vegan option)

Cheesy Taco Casserole

Spicy Baked Black Beans with Vegetables

Spicy Baked Black Beans with Vegetables

Caribbean Citrus Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Caribbean Citrus Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Cheater’s Guacamole

Guacamole on Chips

4-Ingredient Hummus (Vegan, GF)

4-ingredients hummus

Vegan Crockpot Chili

Vegan Crockpot Chili

Spinach & Artichoke Dip (Fat Free, Vegan)

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Vegan Sloppy Joe’s (Gluten Free, Soy Free)

Vegan Sloppy Joe Insides

Salsa Verde Pepperjack Tofu (Microwave, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Salsa Verde Pepperjack Tofu

Avocado, Cream Cheese and Salsa-Stuffed Puff Pastry

Avocado, Cream Cheese and Salsa-Stuffed Puff Pastry

 

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing Sweets

Bars, Blondies, & Brownies

Caramel Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars (GF with Vegan adaptation)

Caramel Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Squares (No-Bake, Vegan, GF)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Squares

Magic Eight Bars

Stack of Magic 8 Bars with chocolate

Nutella & Peanut Butter Graham Bars with Chocolate Frosting (No Bake)

Nutella & Peanut Butter Graham Bars with Chocolate Frosting

Peanut Butter Cocoa Krispies Smores Bars

Peanut Butter Cocoa Krispies Smores Bars

White Chocolate Blondies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

Stack of White Chocolate Blondies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

Fudgy Nutella Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Fudgy Nutella Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Easy Cookies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Dark Rum Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Stack of Dark Rum Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies with PB Cups & PB M&M’s

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies with PB Cups & PB M&M’s

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Snickers Bar Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Snickers Bar Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

White Chocolate Snickerdoodle Cookies

White Chocolate Snickerdoodle Cookies

Ages ago I put together a Game Day Recipes post, complete with savory recipes, soups, chili, dips, and more (many of which I’ve forgotten about because it’s been so long since I’ve made some of those savory recipes)

And if you want some serious, hardcore Super Bowl Recipe browsing, may I suggest these posts:

Jessica – 25 Recipes That Should Be On Your Super Bowl Menu

Maria – 46 Super Bowl Recipes for Super Bowl XLVI

Michelle – 75 Super Bowl Recipes for Super Bowl XLVI

Sarah – 25 Vegan Recipes for Your Super Bowl Party

Hungry Yet?

What are your Superbowl Plans?

I plan to be walking around the mall, going for a run, doing yoga, cooking, taking pictures, flossing my teeth, cleaning my closet, doing underwater basket-weaving or something along those lines.  I can guarantee with absolute certainty that I will not be watching the game.

Do you have anything you’re excited to make (or to eat at someone else’s house because you know they’re making something fabulous)?

If I was going to a party, one party food I love is Spinach and Artichoke Dip.  A friend of ours in Aruba makes the most fabulous spinach and artichoke dip for Christmas parties.  I love it so much, and one year I ate about three pounds worth of spinach and cream cheese and sour cream at a happy hour party and then went nighttime Scuba diving.  Word to the wise, 60 feet under, pressurization, and a belly full of spinach do not mix, but her dip is good I can’t help myself.

Happy Game Watching & Happy Eating!

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