Game Day Menu Cheat Sheet

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This time of year there is so much going on.  With the start of the football season, the end of the baseball season and the start of the hockey season , it seems as though every weekend there’s another get together to watch the big game.

Well, luckily for you, I have just what you need to host the next party.  A Menu Cheat Sheet.  One piece of paper to have all the crowd pleasing recipes you’ll need.  

Chili, Loaded Potatoes, Stromboli, Baked Chips, Pasta Salad and Potted Pepperoni are all delicious and easy to make.  

When you make and serve the potted pepperoni, you’ll wonder why you haven’t seen this recipe before this.  It is truly amazing.  If you like pepperoni, you are going to love this dish.  Even if there isn’t a game on, give this one a try. Yum!!!

The baked chips and loaded potatoes are amazing with melted cheese and bacon on top.  It’s hard to beat these snacks.

A big pot of chili is a staple at every game.  Its awesome that you can prepare it ahead of time, put it in the slow cooker on the buffet table and let everyone help themselves.  Don’t forget to put some sour cream, onions and cheddar cheese to top it off. 



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Menu Cheat Sheets

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How many times have you searched the internet and cookbooks and then spoke with friends to get just the right menu ideas for your parties and holidays?  I know I have searched hours and hours for just the right thing to serve.  The bad thing is that if you are trying a new recipe, you don’t know if it’s good or bad.  

I have definitely had my share of new recipes gone bad and it’s not pretty.  

These menu cheat sheets are the best.  All you have to do is print the sheet and you have all the recipes on one page.  It doesn’t get any easier than that.

These are tried and true, very easy recipes.  You can’t go wrong. 

Give these a try at your next party and I’m confident that you will come back every time you have guests at your home.  

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Baked Chips

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These chips are great.  You can make them ahead of time and really impress your guests.  Make them for your the big game and watch your friends and family devour them.



Multi Grain Scoops

Cheddar Cheese

Pancetta or Bacon

Black Olives – Sliced

Green Onions (Scallions), chopped

Sour Cream



Preheat oven to  350º

Line a sheet pan with a piece of parchment paper.  Lay the chips single file on the parchment paper.  Fill each one with cheddar cheese.  Bake until the chips are crispy and the cheese is melted.  Approximately 8-10 minutes.  While the chips are in the oven, fry the pancetta or bacon.  Drain on paper towel.  Crumble when cool.  Slice the black olives and chop the green onions. 

When the chips come out of the oven, sprinkle the pancetta, green onions and black olives.  Once they are completely cooled, put a dab of sour cream on each one.  


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Potted Pepperoni Sandwiches

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This is slightly unusual, but give it a try and it will be requested at every party you throw.  It is so simple, pepperoni and tomato puree.  A few spices and you’re done.  Deliciousness in every bite.



3 6-oz Packages of Sliced Pepperoni

1 29-oz Can Tomato Puree

1 Large Clove Garlic, minced

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Italian Seasoning



In a medium saucepan, add the tomato puree, minced garlic, salt and Italian seasoning.  Let simmer for 5 minutes.  Add the pepperoni and continue to simmer for 15 minutes.

Serve immediately on hard sandwich rolls.

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Zucchini Bread

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This Zucchini Bread is so good.  You can make it plain or with a topping.  Either way it is great.  This is a really good treat to send with the kids for lunch.  It’s a little sweet, but it has zucchini, nuts and a little bit of wheat germ to give them that healthy kick.



3 C Flour

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Baking Powder

 2 TBSP Cinnamon

3 Extra Large Eggs

1 C Vegetable Oil

1 1/4 C Granulated (White) Sugar

1 C Light Brown Sugar

1 TBSP Vanilla

2 C Grated Zucchini, packed

1 C Chopped Walnuts (generous cup)

2 TBSP Wheat Germ



1/2 C Oats

1/2 C Brown Sugar

1/4 C Butter

1 tsp Cinnamon

1/4 C Flour




Preheat the oven to 325º.  Grease 2 8×4 loaf pans or 6 mini loaf pans, or muffin pan

Grate the zucchini using a cheese grater.  (you can leave the skin on or off, your choice)  Squeeze out all the water you can from the zucchini.  If there is a little left, it’s fine.  Set aside

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon together.  Mix and set aside.

In a large bowl, add the eggs, oil, vanilla, white and brown sugar.  Stir to combine. 

Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture a little at a time, making sure that it is completely mixed before adding more flour.  Once you finish adding the flour to the egg mixture, stir in the zucchini and the nuts.

Don’t over mix the batter.  Just mix to combine the ingredients.

Pour the batter half way up into the baking pan.  



Melt the butter.  Add all the ingredients to the melted butter and distribute over the loaf pans.

Bake the mini loaf pans for approximately 40-50 minutes, the loaf pans approximately 50-60 minutes and the muffin pan approximately 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 


Serve plain or with cream cheese



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