Anna Maria Locke

food I made for Superbowl

So how about that Superbowl?
I normally can't stand football for many reasons but that was probably the most exciting game I've ever seen.
Epic touchdowns, inconceivable interceptions, Beyonce, Destiny's Child giving me strange 7th grade flashbacks, random power outage, tantruming brothers coaching on opposing sides, almost epic come-back, confetti snow angels, oh and of course THE BABY CLYDESDALE ! Let me just imbed the video so we can all cry some more over the foal sold off for corporate gain and nasty beer.

Yup, crying again. Aaaaaanyway...
I'm glad the Ravens held onto the win since Ben lived in Baltimore while he was doing Teach for America. (Click here to read about my visits, from way back when this blog was new!)
But more importantly, let's talk about FOOD!
I made two delicious recipes to bring to our Superbowl party. I found them on other blogs so I'm just going to link back instead of copying the whole recipes. First are these chewy and decadent Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Bars from Alicia at Crowley Party. They taste as good as they sound.

And my new favorite recipe, Chewy Pretzel Bites stuffed with cheddar cheese and ham.
Oh. My. Word. They taste exactly like the irresistable warm salty-sweet soft pretzels at the mall food court. And they're actually really easy to pull off for a yeast bread!
Tips: I boiled the pretzel rolls BEFORE I sliced them up, and since our house is freezing I let the dough rise in the oven after heating it up at 200*F for a couple minutes then turning the heat off.
I am definitely making these pretzels again soon. I'm thinking a sugar-cinnamon version with cream cheese icing needs to happen.

Let me know if you try either of these recipes!
Did you watch the Superbowl? What did you think?