It's Super Bowl weekend! To add to the mania, it's here in San Francisco!
Admittedly, I do not enjoy football. Not even a bit. I've been trying to avoid Super Bowl City in downtown SF as much as possible, but my bus to get home is right in the middle of it. I try not to be the grumpy local shoving my way through the crowds of tourists, but it's hard not to when their slow meandering is threatening my ride home! Apologies to any tourists who have had to deal with me this week.
On the other hand, I enjoy Super Bowl parties for the food. People really up their snack game for these parties, and it's so fun to try all the finger foods. For this edition of Hot Links, I'm rounding up some of my favorite Super Bowl party recipes, as well as some that I'd like to try. Happy cheering this weekend!
Ali from Gimme Some Oven made a compilation post of all her Super Bowl dips. I love her Spinach Artichoke Dip, so I'm sure the others are great as well.
Garlic Beer and Cheese Dip from Honest Cooking
Salami Chips and White Bean Dip from Dessert for Two
Popcorn! Miso Black Seseme Caramel Corn from Smitten Kitchen, Brown Sugar Sriracha Sesame Popcorn from How Sweet it Is, or (just in time for Girl Scout Cookie season) this Samoa Popcorn from Top with Cinnamon
Super(bowl) Nachos from Food52
I recently made these Lemon and Parsley Skillet-Roasted Potatoes from Bon Appétit as a side dish, and they were so addicting, we snacked on them the entire next day
An oldie but a goodie: Maple Candied Bacon from The Clever Carrot
As if you need more alcohol, but Boozy Gummy Bears from A Beautiful Mess
Individual mini cheesecakes?! Molly from My Name is Yeh has these Vegan Chai Cheesecakes I've been wanting to try for a party
The Cookie Butter Pretzel Chocolate Balls from Cakies looks like the perfect finger dessert
This might be the only salad you'll be able to get away with at a Super Bowl party: iamafoodblog's
I love this Bell Pepper Slaw from The Food Network.
Besides beer? Try this Backwoods Bourbon Punch from Bon Appétit
Or perhaps this Sparkling Rosé & Ginger & Elderflower punch, for something on the lighter side