Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

Crudités.  Cheese cubes.  Pretzels.  Really? This is all we’re gonna offer our vegetarian friends come Sunday?! I don’t think so!

If you can chop 2 veggies, measure some spices, open cans, and toss everything into a CrockPot and walk away, you can have a delicious vegetarian/vegan Sloppy Joe on your Super Bowl table that will fool even the meatiest of meat eaters.

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Sun-Dried Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Sun-Dried Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Dip

With slightly over a week left until the Big Dance, you’ve undoubtedly been scouring Pinterest, food blogs, mags, and the like – in search of the perfect dips, wings, drinks, spreads, sandwiches, and other glutinous goodies.

In your search – let me point you in the direction of today’s dip – that unbelievably doesn’t contain cheese or bacon – but get this… real live veggies!

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Boursin Spread

Boursin Spread

As those of you who link up with me on Facebook know, I’ve recently been contemplating the fate of this here blog.  Recent weeks, chats, and further thought have brought me no closer to knowing if this is the end… or not.  But this I do know, if I’m going out, if this is where our journey ends, it ends with two of my favorite things… Food & Football!

So join me as we spend the next two weeks in 14 football foodie recipes, designed to tickle the taste buds of your Super Bowl watching pals.  And if football isn’t for you, if you have no intention of watching the big game, no worries, these recipes stand on their own, are delicious, and perfect for your entertaining needs.

Now, on to the eats.

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Cran Marnier Truffles

Cran Marnier Truffles

Decadence – unrestrained or excessive self-indulgence.  Yeah, that’s this.

One truffle is all you’ll need to send you into bliss, but no one will judge for indulging in several more.

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Touchdown Thursdays: Veggie Pizza

Veggie Pizza

Procrastination.  Over-extension.  These things do not mix.

And they are… me.

I bring this up to illuminate the fact that there are Grand Marnier/cranberry/chocolate truffles that required more chilling, rolling, and dipping time than I allowed in my morning.  They were supposed to be today’s post.  And are not.  Hence, this post.

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Pomegranate-Raspberry Bars

Pomegranate-Raspberry Bars

Seven delectable dishes share the plate, but who are we kidding, you’ve picked your fav – the one you want to be the last bite of the meal.  The closer.

This is such a morsel.

Tart, light, buttery, and palate cleansing, – this bar is like sorbet in cookie/bar form.

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Tequila Lime Cranberry Sauce

Tequila Lime Cranberry Sauce

The bright burgundy hue.  The gelatinous cylindrical form.  The sexy little can indents.

You know what Thanksgiving treat I speak of… The ever-popular Ocean-Spray cranberry “sauce.”

I believe strongly, that this belongs on every Turkey Day table – but that doesn’t mean there isn’t space for an alternative – to play along side.

A grown-up version perhaps.  Like say, with tequila and jalapenos!

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Glazed Pumpkin Crescents

Glazed Pumpkin Crescents

Yeast.  It makes all my favorite things.  Beer.  Bread. Any other spontaneously fermented goodies.  And yet, it scares me.

Like tempering chocolate, making caramel, experimenting with bread – I’ve had mixed results.  Those yeast guys are just so darned fussy and precise.  Imagine that.

But I think I’ve got the hang of it, knock on wood.  I think I’ve cultivated enough respect and patience to see the results I desire.

So with that introduction, here is a great roll to serve on your Thanksgiving table.

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Soupy Sundays: Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

My brain is completely unable to wrap itself around the fact that Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away!

Cliché as it sounds… where has 2013 gone and can I have it back?!

While I’m pretty sure I can’t fire up the Delorian, I can make the most of what’s left of the year.  And that means tons of yummy Thanksgiving/Holiday/Christmas recipes to make and share.  So let’s dive in!

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Touchdown Thursdays: Chutney Cheese Spread

Chutney Cheese Spread

Wings.  Nachos.  Fries.  Meatballs.  Dips.

Tired.  Tired.  Tired.  Tired.  Tired.

Don’t get me wrong… I love all of the aforementioned football treats.  But they show up week after week on our Gameday tables.

And don’t we want more pigskin lovers?  Don’t we deserve a break from the norm?

You’re darn right we do!  And so I bring you, an unexpected treat, Indian inspired, and sure to delight the taste buds of your fellow cheering fans.

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