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Super Bowl Recipe Round Up

So that big game that’s on this Sunday? Yeah, it’s all about the eats. Let’s be real! And here are my top recipe picks of must-make recipes for your Super Bowl party!

Super Bowl Recipe Round Up

 

Low-Fat Chicken Salad

Low-Fat Chicken Salad

Since returning to work, I have been seriously trying to up my lunch game. It’s not always easy as the mornings can be pretty tight for me. I always want to be sure that I get to give Maddie her morning bottle, but then have to go downstairs and pump before heading to work so I need lunches that I can prepare quickly.

Low-Fat Chicken Salad

Top 15 Baby Registry Items (plus other Baby Essentials)

When I first began our baby registry, I felt pretty overwhelmed and clueless about so many things. The stores give you a list, but there are 10,000 items on it and I will tell you that you only need maybe about half of those items. These are some of the items that we have loved these first two months (besides the obvious items like diapers, wipes, clothes, bath stuff, etc.)! Now, that being said, keep in mind that while we have found these items particularly useful, it doesn’t mean that all of you will too. Every baby is different and what works for one won’t necessarily work for another! Along with these items, I also put together a complete list of items we needed and loved for these first two months and I hope you find it helpful! I plan to share more of our favorite items every couple months or so as I know things will change as the baby gets older! And as a gift from me to all of you, I’m also giving away a $25 Amazon gift card!

Top 15 Baby Registry Items; Baby Essentials

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Streusel Topping

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Streusel Topping

Trying to get back in the baking and cooking groove during those first few weeks after having a baby can be a little tough. On the one hand, you are incredibly exhausted and don’t want to do anything except sleep and maybe grab a shower. And then on the other hand, you get really tired of eating takeout and wish for a nice home cooked meal. I made a whole Thanksgiving dinner by myself just a week after the baby arrived. I guess I’m a little crazy like that.

After about 2 weeks and after the first group of family visitors left, I found myself with a random quiet morning where the baby was still sleeping and I got a serious hankering to do some baking! I made some cranberry orange bread which I always love making around the holidays. And then I spotted some seriously overripe bananas sitting on the counter. Banana bread was definitely in order! I stuck the loaf in the freezer as we were heading out of town for Christmas and then forgot it was in there and it was pretty much the best surprise ever after we got back.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Streusel Topping

Madeline: Two Months

Maddie 2 Months

I can’t believe is our baby girl is two months old! Actually, I feel like two months is sort of an odd place to be. Parenthood is still so new to us and we are still trying to get the hang of taking care of a baby, she is not quite on a schedule yet, and everything still seems like kind of a mess.

Pepperoni Rolls

Pepperoni Rolls

So I hear there is this big game coming up in a couple of weeks. I’m really not sure, I’m just there for the food…

My mom used to make pepperoni rolls every summer for the Annual Italian American picnic when we were growing up. They were so simple, yet so yummy and addicting. Hers were just made from dough and pepperoni. I had a weird craving for those rolls last week and decided to make a batch, but I changed them up by adding cheese and sauce so they are more pizza-like…just like a slice of pepperoni pizza all rolled up into a few bites!

These rolls would be great to make for your Super Bowl parties. I think they are also very kid-friendly for lunches or after-school snacks as they are less messy than a slice of pizza and are easy to hold. You can get a little creative too and add in some other toppings like sausage or veggies if you want. Just be careful not to overdo it otherwise you won’t be able to roll up the dough. I served my rolls with extra tomato sauce, but you could also do ranch or whatever sauces you like dipping your pizza into!

Pepperoni Rolls