Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super Bowl Treats

In Honor of the big game I wanted to post some of my favorite quick, easy, and delicious sides for the game.  These are great for any get together, but for some reason the biggest appetizer day in my book is Super Bowl day.  So here are a few to excite your tasty buds!

Texas Caviar
1 (15oz) can of corn drained
1 (15oz) can black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed (or substitute black or pinto beans)
1 jalapenos, seeded and minced 
1 medium Tomato, diced
3/4 C. green or red bell pepper, diced
1/2 C. red onion, diced
1/3 C. Italian salad dressing
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 T. Flat-leaf Parsley, chopped (you can use cilantro if you like that more)
2 tsp. Fresh squeezed Lime juice

Combine the corn, black-eyed peas, jalapeno, tomato, bell pepper, onion, and salad dressing in a large mixing bowl.  Taste, and add S&P to complete.  Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 1-2 hours, letting the flavors meld.

Just before serving, add the parsley and lime juice and toss again.  Serve with Tortilla chips.  Refrigerate any leftovers.

Fake Fried Ice Cream Balls
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
crushed sweetened corn flakes
coconut flakes

Scoop ice cream into balls and put on a pan with parchment paper.  Stick in the freezer until hard.

In the meantime, mix together the corn flakes, a little cinnamon, and coconut flakes.  
 When the ice cream is hard roll in the corn flake mixture and place in serving bowls.  Drizzle with a little honey and serve.  Delicious!


  1. That looks good, I am going to have to try that.

  2. Let me know if you do. I absolutely love them!