Saturday, February 11, 2012

Saturday Snapshots: Superbowl Party Food from Superbowl 2012

My sister Pam brought Ham and Dill Pickle Appetizer Bites for the Superbowl party!

Every year the Denny family has a big Superbowl party at my brother Mark's house, and for the last few years I've had fun taking photos of the food people bring to celebrate the big game.  This year I have a new Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash that should have made the photos better than ever, except this was only my second time using the flash, and obviously I don't quite have it down yet.  But no worries because Friday Night Photos and Saturday Snapshots are about me having fun with my camera, taking pictures that are a bit out of my comfort zone.  I'm not a big football fan but I always have fun at the annual Superbowl party; hope you enjoy seeing what was on the menu this year.

My brother-in-law Kelly makes Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries every year for the party.

It's not especially photogenic, but this Spinach and Artichoke Dip that my sister Sandee brought was fantastic.

I don't even know who brought this Black Bean, Black-Eyed Pea, and Corn Salad but it was tasty, and as you can see, I barely managed to get a picture of it.

My sister-in-law Lisa has football-shaped trays for the party, and on this one are the Wonton Taco Bites that my niece Alyson found on Pinterest.  (I actually don't know what they're called and Alyson couldn't remember the name of the blog where she found them, but if anyone recognizes the recipe let me know so I can give a proper link.)

Of course every Superbowl party needs giant submarine sandwiches.

I managed to resist the Chocolate Eclairs, but they were popular with most people!

I thought sliced oranges were a great idea, and when I see oranges sliced like this I always think of my mom.

My niece Sarah brought this Peanut Butter Ball, that's served spread on cookies and this was a huge hit.

I barely managed to get a photo of my niece Kristen's famous White Truffle Macaroni and Cheese, and ten minutes after I took this photo it was completely gone.

These Strawberry Cheesecake Bites that my niece Kara brought also didn't last long after this photo was taken.

Finally, every Denny Superbowl party has to have Pigs in Blankets, which for us are just Little Smokies wrapped in biscuit dough.  Here's a huge tray ready for the oven.

And here are the finished Pigs in Blankets, in a football-shaped bowl of course and ready to be dipped into mustard and enjoyed!

I took Black Bean and Beef Chili with Cilantro, Lime, and Avocado Salsa to the party which was good for those who were trying to stick to healthier food but as you can tell, the Superbowl parties are kind of a diet challenge for me!  

Does your family have a big Superbowl party each year?  If they do, I'd love to hear in the comments about what things are usually on the menu.
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  1. There sure are some great cooks in the Denny family! I love the tradition of getting together for the Super Bowl every year.

    1. Lydia, it's always great fun. And this year the two new baby girl Dennys had matching Giants T-shirts!

  2. I enjoy looking at your Super Bowl party pictures every year, Kalyn. Thanks for posting them.

  3. Oh an what a spread!! everything looks so good! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I think the Wonton Taco bites are from Hungry Girl site

    1. Thanks, but I looked up those and the ones Hungry Girl makes were different than these.

  5. Is your niece Kristen's famous White Truffle Macaroni and Cheese recipe somewhere on your site? I'd love to check it out.

    1. No, I'm afraid the White Truffle Macaroni and Cheese isn't South Beach Diet friendly enough for my blog but I will try to get the recipe from Kristen and post it in the comments here. Give me a day or two to get it from her.

  6. Oh my gosh, I need links to recipes for all of these things. Yum!

    Also, oranges cut like that remind me of my mom as well. She would always sprinkle powdered sugar on top :)

  7. Here's the recipe from my niece Kristen for her famous White Truffle Macaroni and Cheese:

    White Truffle Macaroni and Cheese
    (supposedly this recipe is from Applebees)

    16 oz uncooked macaroni
    2 cans (10.75 oz each) Cheddar Cheese soup
    1 cup milk
    16 oz shredded sharp Cheddar Cheese (I use sharp white cheddar)
    White truffle oil (I use white truffle "infused" truffle oil)

    Boil the pasta until tender, then drain. Add cheese soup, milk, and Cheddar cheese to pasta. Mix well.

    Pour the mixture into a greased 2 quart casserole dish. Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes, or until cheese begins to brown and become bubbly.

    Before serving, drizzle about 2 tablespoons of white truffle oil over the mac & cheese.


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