Potato Skin Bites

Now that we know who will be facing off in the Super Bowl, we can turn our attention to more important game day matters- The Menu!

Let’s be real, Super Bowl Sunday is as much about game day eats as it is about the touchdowns and tackles on the field.

A friend of ours made this incredible little potato skin bites at a party over the summer, and I knew that they would be perfect with a big pot of chili for game day.

Typically, potato skins are kind of a pain to make and to eat. You bake the potato. You hollow out the potato. You fill the potato. You bake the potato again. Then you go to pop one and they really aren’t a poppable snack. They’re a two-three biter, and may even require a knife and fork. That’s why these little guys are perfect for the game. They’re as poppable as potato chips but a million times better.

Super easy to make too!

You will need

  • 4-5 baking potatoes (I made two cookie sheets worth of potato skin bites from this)
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • shredded cheddar cheese (or monterey jack)
  • scallion, sliced thinly
  • bacon bits

Preheat oven to 400.

Cover baking sheets in foil.

Take your washed potatoes and start slicing them into 1/4 inch rounds.

Take each slice and dunk it into the melted butter.

Place the butter-dunked potato on the cookie sheet.

Continue until all the potatoes have been dunked in butter.

Pop in the 400 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes, flip, then bake for another 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove the golden brown potatoes from the oven and top each slice with cheese, scallions and bacon bits.

The cheese almost immediately starts melting into the potato.

Place the cookie sheets back in the oven for about 3-4 minutes, just so the cheese melts into the potato.

I made these at a party recently as a test run for game day. Good thing I snagged one when they came out of the oven before putting them out because they were gone almost instantly.


Tater Tots!



Yup. Tater Tots!

I’m not joking.

I made them in our tiny kitchen, and they were super easy!

For some reason, I assumed that tater tots would be a complicated endeavor involving multiple ingredients.

But, like most of the best things in life, they are incredibly simple.

And they only take 4 ingredients.

  • Baked potatoes
  • 1 tbs flour
  • 1 tsp salt.
  • Vegetable oil for frying

I made these for the Super Bowl, and man did they make great Game Day snacks!

I used 2 potatoes and got about 40 tots.

Start by preheating your oven to 400 and then baking potatoes as you would for ordinary baked potatoes. Leave yourself enough time for them to cool completely before making the tots.


Peel the potatoes (why you want them to be completely cooled) and use a box grater to shred them.


Place shredded potatoes in bowl.


Add flour and salt and then mix.


When mixed, it’s time to form the tots.

I tried my hands first.


But after 2 or 3 tots, my hands were a sticky potatoey mess.

So I pulled out two teaspoons and used those to form my tots.


Line up the tots on a plate as you make them.


Now it’s time to get the oil ready. You want a sturdy pot with fairly high sides. Pour in enough for there to be 1 inch of oil on the bottom. Heat over mediu. The oil is hot and ready when you still a wooden spoon in and bubbles for around it. (Or, you can use a thermometer and check for 350, but this lil kitchen doesn’t have room for all those fancy tools).

When the oil is hot, carefully drop in a few tots. Don’t overcrowd the pan. Also, don’t walk away. They go fast. About 2 minutes per side.


When golden brown, pull out the tots and place them on a paper towel-lined dish.


Get your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy your tots on the couch, in your sweats, with the game on.




Buffalo Chicken Blue Cheese Nachos


We’re getting into the Superbowl countdown!

We’re down to 4 teams, people, and though Superbowl Sunday is the big game day, this upcoming weekend promises two huge games from 4 incredible teams and 3 awesome quarterbacks (I’ll leave it up to you to guess which QB I don’t include).

These intense playoff games deserve game day food just as much as the big game does.

Thinking about game day favorites, I kept coming to nachos and buffalo chicken wings.

Why not bring the two together???

So, I bring you super easy, super delicious buffalo chicken blue cheese nachos.

What says game day food more than buffalo and blue cheese?

Really easy recipe, that keeps you out of the kitchen and on the couch with your friends cheering on your team.

You will need:

  • Pita bread (these are hefty nachos and tortilla chips just aren’t going to hold up)
  • a rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • your favorite buffalo sauce
  • blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk

Get started by preheating the oven to 350.

Cut your pita bread rounds into quarters and lay them out on a foil-lined cookie sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and bake for about 10 minutes.


Place them in a 9×13 baking dish when they’re crispy and warm.


Meanwhile, take your shredded chicken and your buffalo sauce and mix them in a bowl.


Pile the buffalo chicken high on top of your pita nachos.


Now, in a small saucepan, pour in the milk and as much crumbled blue cheese as you like (reserving some to top this off with).

Heat over low heat, stirring, until the blue cheese melts.


Take this beautiful blue cheese sauce


And pour it over your nachos. Pop in the 350 oven for 10 minutes, just to warm everything up.


Sprinkle with some more blue cheese. Because, you know, why not?


Your favorite bar food has just been taken to a whole new level.