Cheesy Chorizo Cornbread Balls with Chipotle Dipping Sauce

If you’re anything like me in the way that your one, truest of all true loves happens to be Mexican food, and your second truest of all true loves happens to be appetizers in their many forms, then do I have a treat for you!  Also, we have a lot in common.  We may be kindred cooking spirits.

Cheesy Chorizo Cornbread Balls with Chipotle Dipping Sauce.  The upgraded version of Sausage Balls-- so good for parties.  Must have for the Super Bowl. | hostthetoast.com… 

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5 Ingredient Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Dip

I don’t know if Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Dip would typically fall in the Super Bowl Snack category, but I’m here to say that it should.  It should be available at every party.  It should be omnipresent.

5 Ingredient Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Dip.  This dip is a must-have for any party, and can be served cold or at room temperature so it's easy to make ahead! | hostthetoast.com

This is the kind of dip that people eat once and get hooked on, because it’s so simple to make but the flavors seem like they just keep coming.  Smooth cream cheese, salty feta, tangy red pepper, and spicy garlic and chipotle pepper make this dip unforgettable.

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Buffalo Chicken Mozzarella Logs

The Super Bowl is in less than two weeks, which means that I’m going to make as many appetizers as possible to pile into my face hole until the big game arrives.  Sometimes, I’ll even combine appetizers because I just can’t choose between them.  Who doesn’t love a little hybrid hors d’ouevre?  Anyway, I’ll be sharing all of these recipes right here, on the blog, so consider this your one-way ticket to tasty-town.

Buffalo Chicken Mozzarella Logs.  This mash-up of everybody's favorite appetizers (wings, mozzarella sticks, and egg rolls)  is just begging to be made for the Super Bowl. | hostthetoast.com

I’m proud to announce that this year I cracked down on the whole “learn to actually understand football, and not just the ‘field goal’ and ‘touchdown’ parts” thing.  It went well.  In fact, it went really well– I now know things like who belongs in which conference, what a two point conversion is… who got arrested, and… uhm… other extremely relevant things.   Really, there are other things.  I promise there are other things, I just can’t think of them right now.  I’m feeling pressured.

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Crispy-Skinned Baked Chicken Wings + Honey Chipotle Garlic Sauce

I am not what we’d call “proper” when it comes to table manners.  I rest my elbows on the table.  I devour my dinner in record time.  If I chew on gristle or bone, I’ll stick my hands right in my mouth and pick it out without a second thought.  When I eat, I can guarantee that I will make a mess in my wake.  I lick the sauce off of my fingers.

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings + Honey Chipotle Garlic Sauce.  You don't have to fry your wings to make them delicious!  A secret ingredient renders out all of the fat to crisp up the skin as the wings cook!  No added oil!  Perfect for the Super Bowl.

Essentially, I’m not the sort of person that fits in at a fancy restaurant (although that doesn’t stop me from trying occasionally).  I’m much more myself with a big bowl of sticky wings in front of me.  What’s more natural than chowing down on chicken wings and throwing caution and utensils to the wind?

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One Pot Creamy Chicken Marsala Pasta

Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down.
And I’d like to take a minute, just take a seat, I’ll tell you how to make an easy dish everyone will want to eat.

One Pot Creamy Chicken Marsala Pasta.  You cook the noodles, sauce, and chicken all together to make an extra-flavorful dish.  Not to mention, clean up is a breeze when there's only one pot to be washed!!  You're going to love this easy and impressive recipe. | hostthetoast.com

Iiiiiin a really large pot, with the burners ablaze, and boiling water, is where my pasta spent the old days.
Boiling and bubbling and not over cooking, until it was al dente and delicious-looking.

`Til a couple of recipes took me by surprise, told me something I never thought of, opened up my eyes.
I read one little tip that changed pasta a lot– It said, “You can cook your sauce and noodles all in one pot.”

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