Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super Sunday

Well, it is sunny, and above 40, so that's super!

I am NOT a football fan....coming from a family of 4 girls, it was never discussed!

When I went away to college in Ohio, many of my classmates were from the Pittsburgh area..Glassport, McKeesport, all close to Pittsburgh. These girls knew their football, and there were many heated discussions ! Me, I was clueless!

My good friend, Janice, who is from NJ, somehow became a Steelers fan...BIG TIME!
She emailed me that she has been wearing black and gold for the last 2 weeks for good luck!!
Of course this is the same girl, with strong Polish roots, who would deck herself out in ORANGE from her red hair to toe on St. Patrick's Day..she didn't subscribe to the "Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day" philosophy!

I still make cabbage the way she showed me..shredded, fried with onions and much tastier with your corned beef...but that's another holiday!

So I dedicate this post to her...Go Steelers!

The Darling Bakers challenge was appetizers for a Super Bowl Party..


First I made eggplant pizza..
Fried, thin slices of breaded eggplant with a dab of sauce and mozzarella..then baked


Mini Calzone. sm.round of pizza dough, or even refrig biscuits filled with mozzarella and ham, or a mix of ricotta, mozz. and ham...




Taco wrap...


Crab Spread with Bacon..


This is very easy, and can be frozen..

1/2 lb crab meat..I use imitation crab, it is a milder taste..
1/2 lb cream cheese, don't use the less fat, it separates when baked..
1 small onion, minced
1 T horseradish
3 T milk or cream
Juice of one lemon

Mix all together, and spread in a baking dish sprayed with Pam.

Top with crumbled bacon, or almond slivers, or go wild and do half and half..:)

Bake at 350 15 min or till it bubbles and is lightly browned..
Let sit a few minutes, serve with crackers for spreading...

Enjoy the game everyone, especially my DZ Pittsburgh fans!

Back to say Congrats, Janice, Pam, Cathy, and all the other fans!


  1. Looks great, Kathleen! It was a beautiful day today, you said it! but look out for Tuesday they say! I'm not watching either, just cooking, I just watch the commercials and the half time!

    Nice assortment of appetizers! They all look so good!

  2. Hi Kathleen... I was out east today and made a visit to William Sonoma outlet.... I looked around and wondered if any of the ladies there might have been you! Great finds.... can't believe what a savings compared to the regular stores.


  3. Thanks for the crab dip recipe Kathleen!

  4. Nice day here too - a whopping 35! It was above freezing finally. Wonderful variety of appies ~ I know I would love it all.

  5. We had a 40 degree day yesterday and I know what you mean about just wanting the sun on your face! Your appetizers are works of art and I enjoy your loyalty to your college friends in rooting for the steelers.

  6. Kathleen, great post ... I love reading your narrative. It sounds so conversational ... and little insights into Kathleen pre-WFD.

    Such a variety of appetizers... I think you've got enough there to serve both teams POST Superbowl.

  7. You know how to put on a delicious spread Kathleen! Everything looks scrumptuous.

    I especially like the idea of eggplant pizzas, and the mini-calzone ~ yum! xo~m.

  8. Thanks for some new recipe ideas - even I could make a mini calzone, I think.

    I was rooting for the Steelers out of loyalty for a good friend, but secretly wanted the Cards to win - I hope she doesn't read your blog.

    You can be thinking of me next week because I've been snapping up some Valentine goodies at Homegoods to decorate my table because the grands (5) from NC are coming for that weekend and then I learned that the PA foursome will be coming too. So I have to go back on another shopping spree so I have enough for all tablesettings - good thing I have tons and tons of money to spend at Homegoods. Oy. I don't exactly sneak them into the house, but I do try to be discreet, LOL. Unfortunately Ken knows all my tricks :)

  9. kathleen you did one heck of a delish spread! and thanks to YOU, we all followed your lead and had a great snacking weekend! super idea! thanks so much darling for such a fun weekend and idea!

    now where is all you shopping, show us your new stuff!

  10. Mmmmmmm...that crab dip looks yummy!

  11. I will make that crab spread. Yum!
    I don't understand football either. I grew up as an only child and my father was not into sports. I grew up in Western PA and I still root for the Steelers. When I moved to State College, it was a law that you had to be a root for the Penn State Nittany Lions. Our church had a concession stand in the stadium, which we worked on home games. It was a lot of fun. I like to do the wave, etc.


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