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Super Bowl Sunday, the Snack Edition

We have to get in on the action — after all, Super Bowl XLVIII is happening only  a few miles away from our office!  The entire area is filled with excitement, banners are waving high, hotels are filling up, stores and restaurants are having super sales.

And every where we look online, there are football-shaped meatloaves and other wild suggestions for Super Bowl snacks.  We’ve even see lists of foods that should never be served at a Super Bowl party (kale chips are apparently not cool).

We take eating seriously, as you do. So without succumbing to kitsch, or worse, the junk food trap, how can your maintain your high food standards? Without getting too highfalutin? We have a few ideas that don’t involve foie gras or dainty canapes.

Behold the snacks….

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Wild Mushroom Bacon Dip

This dip is no joke. It is thick, creamy, smoky and totally addicting. Maybe that’s due to the hickory-smoked bacon doing its magic, or the porcini powder which adds an element of umami. Let’s just say that you will want a flexible spatula to scrape every last bit out of the bowl. Licking is allowed.

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White Bean Dip with Truffles

OK, we’ll admit this seems a bit fancy, what with the truffles and Tarbais beans. But there are some Super Bowl parties with discerning eater in attendance. Why not give them something worthy of their well-trained palate?  Plus this dip is tremendously tasty.

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Super Pigs in a Blanket

It can’t get much easier. Wrap our log of garlic sausage with pastry dough and bake. Serve with mustard. It’s a simple and elegant take on a classic.

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Mushroom Salsa

Here’s our fresh take on salsa. Who says it has to be tomato-based? We love mushrooms — especially in this “meaty” salsa. It’s safe for vegetarians (you’ll note there is not even duck fat in this recipe), and delicious for everyone.

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Game Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Continuing our mushroom theme, these easy, stuffed fungi are a little more special with game sausage inside. We like the wild boar sausage for this recipe, though venison sausage works well. And of course, for a lighter flavor, rabbit and ginger sausage is quite nice.

If you are looking for something more substantial, click on through to our next post

Super Bowl-ful!

T-minus-2-days until the NY Giants face the New England Patriots in the 2012 Super Bowl. As everyone knows, we’re not only interested in the game – we’re in it for the grub! For the last few days we covered snacks, beer and sandwiches but what about main dishes? Here are some suggestions for festive (and filling) fare for your Super Bowl gathering!

Anasazi Cowboy Chili with Buffalo

This SPICY chili not only pairs well with your favorite brewski, it’s got beer in the recipe!

Spice-Infused Duck Tacos

Try these aromatic tacos made with grilled duck breast that’s been simmered in cumin and coriander then piled into homemade tortillas with fresh pico de gallo. Even the kids will eat them!

Cassoulet D’Artagnan

We cannot talk feeding a crowd without mentioning CASSOULET! Easier than you think and tastes even better when made the day before. So you can get out of the kitchen and in front of the flat screen!

Berkshire Pork Ribs Costillas Pibil

These ultra-flavorful ribs have both dry and wet spice rubs and a citrus kick.

Sweet-and-Sticky Baby Back Ribs

Cane syrup, a sticky sweet syrup made from sugar cane, gives this barbecue sauce backbone, along with honey, molasses and cider vinegar. Perfection!

White Rabbit Lasagna

Rabbit ragout is the foundation of this lasagna, which contains layers of mushroom-studded the ragout and creamy bechamel.

Coffee-Rubbed Pork Chops

Bitter coffee, paprika and salt help create a charred crust for meaty, bone-in pork chops.

Luella’s Brunswick Stew

This hearty stew is smoky and satisfying, perfect for the Super Bowl.

Venison Pie

Game for the game! This rustic venison pot pie will please a roomful of hungry carnivores.

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