Behind The Butter

party food from around the web

The Super Bowl is on Sunday if you haven’t heard!

Now, I’m not that big into NFL football, but since my moms from Wisconsin I have to represent. And by represent, I mean cook a lot of party food and then stuff my face while I pretend to know what’s going on.

Sound familiar? Of course not.

I have a few recipes up my sleeve for the remainder of the week that will be part of our Super Bowl feast, but as I sat online this morning looking for food to expand my waistline, I couldn’t help but become inspired by all of yours!

Here are a few of my favorites:

Walking Tacos from Picky-Palate! Such a fun idea I never would have thought of!

Chili Dungeness Crab Dip from Seasaltwithfood. Dungeness crab season is my favorite time of year in California..this looks fabulous!

Loaded Nachos from Twopeasandtheirpod. I love everything about this recipe.

Layered Buffalo Chicken Nachos from How Sweet Eats. I clearly have nachos on my mind…and for good reason! Jessica, can you come make me these? Please?

Sriracha Honey Buffalo Wings from White On Rice Couple. Anything with sriracha and I’m down! I can’t get enough!

Butter Toffee Crunch from Tasty Kitchen. I love how simple this recipe is! Plus, I’m a sucker for anything with toffee (hint hint get ready for tomorrow)

Pimento Cheese Sliders from Taste and Tell. Pimento cheese brings me back to my roots!

Self-Frosting Nutella Cupcakes from Playing House Blog. I don’t know how she came up with this…but it’s pure genius.

Crispy Baked Panko Sriracha Chicken Tenders from Savor the Thyme. More sriracha! I love it and the sound of this healthy(er) chicken tender recipe.

I’m also including a rather shameless plug for my old fashioned banana pudding, barbecue pulled chicken, buffalo chicken dip, buffalo chicken wontons, cheddar wafers, sweet and spicy barbecue baked beans and wal-mart crack cookies.

I’m off to cream some butter.

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  • Jenny Flake
    February 2, 2011 at 11:41 am

    What a fun round up of recipes Jenna! Thanks for including my walking tacos!!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
    February 2, 2011 at 11:46 am

    How about some Homemade Oreos for the Super Bowl?

  • Lauren at KeepItSweet
    February 2, 2011 at 11:48 am

    That top picture of cookies looks pretty amazing. So much delicious sounding football food!

  • jessica @ how sweet
    February 2, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I will make you buffalo chicken nachos if you cheer for the steelers! 🙂 I am in pittsburgh after all!

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing
    February 2, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I sososo wish I was going to be home for the Super Bowl so I could make some (all) of these! I’ll be traveling back from Michigan and will get home to St. Louis around halftime, to a house-full of people that I’m sure my boyfriend will provide plenty of Tostitos and salsa for (eyeroll).


  • Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen
    February 2, 2011 at 11:54 am

    All these recipes sound fantastic! – I never would have thought of the walking tacos, but it just makes so much sense!!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    February 2, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Great ideas! We call walking tacos Frito Pie 🙂

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    February 2, 2011 at 11:57 am

    I have seen the posts for about half the ladies you linked before you linked them here…and it all makes me want to get in my kitchen and make nachos! Or toffee. Or Nutella.

    The buffalo chicken dip you make…I want to make that for my hubs. He would be in dip heaven!

    Cant wait for your toffee post 🙂

  • Natalie @ Will Jog For Food
    February 2, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Those are all really good recipes! I am extremely partial to Buffalo Chicken and make a mean buffalo chicken dip…I make it for almost every party and there never ceases to be a crowd of people hovered over it 🙂

  • dana @ my little celebration
    February 2, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    That banana pudding looks AMAZING. Thanks for “shamelessly plugging” it. I’ll have to be making it STAT.

  • Amy I.
    February 2, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Hi and THANK you for linking to my nutella cupcakes! I’m not too into football either, I just like it for the food 🙂

    • jenna
      February 2, 2011 at 12:31 pm

      they look divine!

    • Baking 'n' Books
      February 2, 2011 at 1:37 pm

      This is the one that stood out to me! Must check it out!

      And Jenna, do you cater!!!


  • Quisha
    February 2, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Banana Pudding is one of our holiday favorites. I put a link here just so you can see how I like to make it. My dad used to make it with milk but I got him to start using vanilla pudding just to keep the cookies harder for longer if it’s in the fridge for a day or so. Mmmmm.

    Banana Pudding:


  • Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan)
    February 2, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Hi Jenna!
    I’m excited to cook for the super bowl, and I have to say that I am kind of a fan of football 🙂
    Question: I was going to make banana pudding for all of the non-vegans attending our get together, but am reluctant to because last time I made banana pudding I followed the instructions EXACTLY but my bananas came out black and mushy looking.
    I realize that bananas cook very fast, is there a trick to making the pudding without ruining the bananas?

    • jenna
      February 2, 2011 at 12:31 pm

      hmmm…that’s a good point! When I make this pudding, I slice the bananas immediately before I use them. That way they only are exposed to the air for a few minutes!

      • Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan)
        February 2, 2011 at 4:32 pm

        Okay, thanks for the tip! I think mine may have been out for too long while I prepared the topping 🙂

  • Eliz@The Sweet Life
    February 2, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Oh my. Feed me now!

  • Jennifer (Savor)
    February 2, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Wow – great job on the round up! and thank you for the sriracha chicken tenders feature!

  • Sarah
    February 2, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    I having been talking about your buffalo chickem dip for weeks! I’m talking it to the Superbowl party I’m going to! Trying to score those boyfriend points too! 🙂

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl)
    February 2, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Mmmm these all look so goooooood- and definitely waistline expanding! But I’m banking on the fact that watching the football players run across the field will count as a fantastic workout. 😉

    That banana pudding sounds delish!

  • Maria
    February 2, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Can I come over your apartment for the game?! Yum!

  • Andrea M
    February 2, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I made the Buffalo Chicken Wontons a few weeks ago and they were A-mazing! The bf loved them! Making a new batch tonight for my company superbowl party

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    February 2, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    ah thanks for all the chicken recipes, my boyfriend has requested chicken wings on Sunday

  • elizabeth
    February 2, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I almost cried when I saw this… my mama’s banana pudding is the BEST. Well, sort of… she uses boxed Jello pudding and cool whip, but it’s what I grew up with, you know? I have to try the foodie version at some point. <3

  • elizabetha
    February 2, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Also, the pic of those chocolate chip cookies on top? Is that from your recipe you posted on 1/21-ish? With the caramelized butter?

    • jenna
      February 2, 2011 at 1:30 pm

      nope! These are chewy and are made with regular butter..not browned. The recipe can be found in my recipe journal.

      • elizabeth
        February 2, 2011 at 3:42 pm

        Sigh. Killing me here. Two chocolate chip cookie recipes and the whole world is on a diet. I guess Ima hafta eat em ALLLL by myself.


  • Katy @ Look What Katydid
    February 2, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Yay for party food! This all looks delicious. I plan to make my “Popcorn Laced with Crack (aka bacon, chocolate and caramel)” for the big game:
    Recipe for it is here!

    As always, thanks for the deliciousness Jenna!

  • whitney
    February 2, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    I was ordered to bring your buffalo chicken won-tons to the superbowl party i am attending. I made them for New Years and everyone has been craving them since. thanks for making me so popular with my friend’s taste buds!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    February 2, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I still have to make your Wal-Mart crack cookies… crack is a tough addiction to break.

  • Christine (The Raw Project)
    February 2, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Awesome list of recipes, thanks!

  • Emily @ Savory and Savage
    February 2, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    OMG – the banana pudding….drool 🙂

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    February 2, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Is it possible to “visually” gain pounds? Not that I’m worried. They all look/sound fantastic and more than worth it!

  • Laura
    February 2, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Most of our friends (and my husband and I) don’t really care about football, so we are having an “Un-Super Bowl Party” instead! Basically an excuse to watch movies and eat Super Bowl party food.

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    February 2, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Ha, if I was not stuck in a tiny, tiny dorm/apartment, I would throw a Superbowl party and cook ALL of this!!

  • katherine
    February 2, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Great selection of recipes! We’re planning to make our traditional layered taco dip, cut up some fresh fruit, stir up some guac, don our black and gold and cheer for my hometown Steelers! 🙂

  • Sara (Miles and Manhattan)
    February 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    this is a GREAT resource for eating like a pig, i mean a king or queen! 🙂 🙂

  • Justeen @ Blissful Baking
    February 2, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Fantastic recipe round up! I’m partial to the nutella cupcakes and banana pudding, but the savory dishes sounds delicious as well!

  • Maria
    February 2, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Great list of party foods! I am hungry now! Thanks for including our nachos!

  • Amber K
    February 2, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I totally make that butter toffee crunch! I just had it for the first time on Christmas when my sister-in-law made something gluten-free for me to enjoy! She’s now my favorite person ever 😉

  • The Healthy Apple
    February 3, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Great recipes, Jenna; perfect for game day!