With January comes the end of football season and playoff games!  We found some wonderful recipes to help fill the bellies of your party guests.

         Cheese Puff Appetizers

 


 

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

1/2 cup butter

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 dash Worcestershire sauce

1 (5 ounce) jar pitted green olives

DIRECTIONS:

1.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a cookie sheet.

2.

In a small bowl, mix together cheese, butter, flour, and Worcestershire sauce. Knead the dough. Pinch the dough into small balls, flatten them in the palm of your hand, then roll each circle of dough around one stuffed olive. Arrange the wrapped olives on the prepared cookie sheet.

3.

Bake for 15 minutes until lightly brown.

You always need something to dip…

                  Jalapeno Popper Spread

 

INGREDIENTS:

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese,

softened

1 cup mayonnaise

1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies,

drained

2 ounces canned diced jalapeno peppers

, drained

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS:

1.

Stir together cream cheese and mayonnaise in a large bowl until smooth. Stir in green chiles and jalapeno peppers. Pour mixture into a microwave safe serving dish, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

2.

Microwave on High until hot, about 3 minutes.

And of course, something sweet…

 

                      Sugar Coated Pecans

 


 

INGREDIENTS:

1 egg white

1 tablespoon water

1 pound pecan halves

1 cup white sugar

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:

1.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Grease one baking sheet.

2.

In a mixing bowl, whip together the egg white and water until frothy. In a separate bowl, mix together sugar, salt, and cinnamon.

3.

Add pecans to egg whites, stir to coat the nuts evenly. Remove the nuts, and toss them in the sugar mixture until coated. Spread the nuts out on the prepared baking sheet.

4.

Bake at 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) for 1 hour. Stir every 15 minutes.

 

Hopefully these recipes will help your Superbowl party be the best in town!