BTP Superbowl Recipe Round-up

Superbowl Recipe Roundup-BTP

Appetizers, Recipes, The Dish | February 5, 2016 | By

Today’s post is the complete BTP recipe round up for your Superbowl parties. And let’s get serious; the food spread is just as important as the big game on the television. When I think of Superbowl party food I think of sticky, cheesy, crunchy finger foods, oh and of course some chili! It’s essentially bar food that we eat from the comfort of our couches. The recipes below will satisfy all of the necessary game day criteria however; many of them are lightened up! Rather than ordering out, take a shot at cooking up some of the crispy baked wing variations for a big save on calories. Instead of chowing down on take-out pizza, the olive parmesan cheese straws are a great substitute (and so easy to make!). Take a browse below and make some additions to your menus!

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Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Recipe

Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs-BTP

Appetizers, Recipes | February 2, 2016 | By

I’m kicking it up a notch for this year’s Superbowl celebration. I have created the ultimate party food that guys and girls alike will love! Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs are the quintessential football food. They encompass the finger food mentality and involve buffalo sauce and cheese; what’s not to love? And ladies, they are baked (not fried) and don’t involve the dark meat or fatty skins that typical wings usually entail. This dish is an all-around winner for the appetizer category.

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Crockpot White Chicken Chili

Crockpot White Chicken Chili-Behind the Plates

I can’t believe I missed super snowstorm Jonas! I travelled out to Dallas for a work trip this weekend right before it hit. I was mildly upset that I didn’t get to cozy up on the couch and watch movies, go outside to make snow angels, or sip some hot cocoa. I was, however, very happy that I didn’t have to partake in any shoveling activity. The storm did manage to put a wrinkle in my plans by leaving me stranded in Dallas for an extra day. I was one of the lucky ones who managed a rescheduled flight within two days even if it did take a change of airline, two planes, and a handful of additional hours to do so.

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Starbucks Giftcard Winter Giveaway!!

Starbucks Giftcard Winter Giveaway

Contests, The Potpourri | January 20, 2016 | By

GIVEAWAY DETAILS

I’ve teamed up with some blogger friends to give you the chance to win a prize you’re going to love — a $200 Starbucks Gift Card!

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Winter Butternut Bruschetta with Herbed Ricotta

Winter Butternut Bruchetta with Herbed Ricotta

Every few months I have a special lunch outing with a core group of work colleagues. It’s rare that we can all align our busy calendars so it’s typically only four times a year that we are able to escape. Over the course of the nearly four years I have been venturing out with this group we have come to create a lunch tradition. It involves going to our favorite downtown Princeton spot, Teresa’s, followed by a scoop of ice cream at Halo Pub. I have long since wanted to write a post about this dynamic lunch duo. However; I ALWAYS end up diving into my lunch before remembering to photograph. So here is my promise that on our next return I will manage to pull it together for a review!

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Zinburger Upgrades Casual Burger Dining into New Experience – Morris Plains, NJ

Zinburger -Morris Plains

Reviews, The Dish | January 14, 2016 | By

Its burger breakdown number two today! I did warn you it was all about the burgers this week. If you missed the first post about burgers and brunch at the Committed Pig in Morristown, NJ you can find it here: http://www.behindtheplates.com/burgers-and-brunch-at-the-committed-pig-morristown-nj/

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Burgers and Brunch at the Committed Pig- Morristown, NJ

Burgers and Brunch at Committed Pig

Reviews, The Dish | January 12, 2016 | By

This week it’s all about burgers! First, I want to clear up any possible confusion about why I would post a detox recipe and discuss my healthier eating resolution post last week only to completely derail myself with gluttonous burgers a week later.  I taste tested and visited the next 2 posts’ restaurants back in December. I took the opportunity during my holiday time off to test out recipes and visit some exciting new eateries so that I could bring all of you some great material for 2016. So don’t be surprised if you see some less than perfectly “clean-eating” recipes thrown into the mix in upcoming weeks as well. Now that I’ve thwarted all possible judgments for food indiscretion, it’s time to get into my first burger review.

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Grapefruit and Avocado Detox Salad

Grapefruit and Avocado Detox Salad

It’s here people, the dreaded time of year where we no longer have any excuses to eat mounds of cookies or heavy holiday main courses paired with one too many calorie ridden alcoholic concoctions. While a part of me is sad that the spirit of this foodie season is over, I am definitely ready for some lighter fare. It’s been a week of carb filled gluttony and very little greens. It’s hard to believe but I actually was starting to crave lettuce. I can only hope that this sudden hankering and enthusiasm for clean eating sticks round for the next five months. This resolution season more than ever my list has some diet themes near the top. The official wedding countdown is ticking away for my June nuptials.

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Peppermint Brownie Batter Truffles

Peppermint Brownie Batter Truffles

Desserts, Recipes | December 21, 2015 | By

It’s Christmas cookie crunch time! With just 4 days until Santa comes to town, I know many of us are in high gear trying to get everything done. The shopping, wrapping, cleaning and cooking are just part of the Christmas experience. However; sometimes there just isn’t enough time and energy to go around when trying to fit all of it in along with those year-end work schedules and holiday parties. I personally have been just trying to stay afloat after returning from a wedding in Mexico last week. But, a year without Christmas cookies wouldn’t be festive at all.

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Giving Back at Millies Old World in Morristown NJ-My 8th Annual Fundraiser

Morristown Fundraiser 2015

Two weeks ago I had the privilege to host my 8th annual Christmas fundraiser party. In my first year it started as a simple living room cocktail party where a handful of my closest friends brought a toy to donate.  In year eight the celebration, number of people and donations continues to grow. This continued experience gives back to me just as much as it does for the organization we contribute to. Every year my heart grows seeing all of the love and support from my family and friends. Their generosity is astounding and their excitement to help is ever-growing.

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