Big Taste, Small Bites: Party Food!

By Erika on September 1st, 2016 / / 3 Comments

Bufflao Chicken Lollipops with Blue Cheese Fondue | The Hopeless Housewife


So football has come and gone 🙁 but that doesn’t mean we can use some of that game day food for other parties (plus baseball’s around the corner!)!

Here is a table I just put together for a television segment on Super Bowl decor and food- the table is filled with awesome game day ideas which could translate into other yummy party food:

My Buffalo Chicken Lollipops with Blue Cheese Fondue are CRAZY good, I might just have to make these for all occasions, not just football. I’m sure I can find some appropriate moments that could include these delicious bites of crispy, juicy, spicy goodness. The blue cheese fondue is MILD, which I like- and it takes the bite off the spiciness of the buffalo sauce.


Most every game day party I’ve been to has included pizza…I really wanted to try something different here but still get my cheesy, zesty pepperoni fix. I thought arancini would be the perfect answer- the crispy outside of these little risotto balls hold the cheesy goodness of the pizza inside!  I made two versions of pizza arancini…of course we need “The Works” and then I tried a simpler version, Sausage and Caramelized Cipollini Onion. Chipollinis are sweet and caramelize quite nicely, making for a sweet and savory combo with sausage and cheese.

Here is my “The Works” Pizza Arancini (YUM!):


Sausage and Caramelized Cipollini Pizza Arancini:


Check out my “Ultimate Guys’” dessert: Maple Bacon Mini Football Cakes…sounds crazy but it’s delicious!! They really taste like maple pancakes with bacon (and of course a little chocolate thrown in there! trust me- the flavors work!).


Who doesn’t love a good spinach artichoke dip? And potato skins? I combine the two here for this delicious game-day treat! Spinach and Artichoke Potato Skins:


Mini Clam Chowder Bites are a great way to celebrate San Francisco by making one of their signature dishes into a mini appetizer bite. These are fun and easy!

These Grilled Mini Reubens are my mom’s recipe, they are bursting with flavor! They’re crispy, cheesy and delicious- the sauce is the perfect dip, what a great sandwich!


I made these for the Super Bowl and they are so great for a Sunday daytime party… Creole Grilled Shrimp Bloody Marys…spicy and delicious!



My Crab Cake Lollipops with Lemongrass Aioli were featured in People for the Super Bowl this year and I have been told they are some of the best crab cakes people have tasted…and these are perfect party size!



Here they are on my game day table:


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  • Cari Schofield says:

    Wow, wow, all of these recipes look fantastic, I’m definitely trying those Bloody Mary’s with shrimp!!!

  • cassie says:

    I would eat party food for every meal if I could. I love snacks!

  • I love throwing parties even when there isn’t a reason for them! Thanks for this group of food suggestions! It will be perfect for the Girls Night In I am hosting in a few weeks.

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