Pick A Team, Pick A Recipe

Some people love Italian food, some people love sushi, some people love Mexican food, but me, I love party food. You know, chips and dip, sausage balls, finger sandwiches, cheeseballs, fruit and vegetable trays…the works. It’s hard to tell if it’s the food I love so much or the fact that party foods mean that there is a party, a reason for people to come together to celebrate. This weekend across America, people will be celebrating the Super Bowl. Party food is a must for any Super Bowl celebration. I’ve got two recipes this week, a Philly Stuffed Pepper for all you Eagles fans and a Boston Cream Poke Cake for all you Patriot fans. No matter what team’s colors you’ll be wearing this weekend, we all can agree that whichever recipe you make, it’ll be a touchdown!

Easy Boston Cream Poke Cake

1 box yellow butter recipe cake mix
2 small box of French vanilla instant pudding
1 (12oz) bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream

Bake cake as directed on the box. While the cake is baking, prepare the pudding as directed on box. While the cake is still warm, use the end of a wooden spoon to poke holes randomly through the cake about and inch apart. Spread the pudding over the cake, pushing it into the holes. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
Combine chocolate and heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 2 minutes and stir. Heat for an additional 1-2 minutes or until chocolate is fully melted and whisk until well incorporated. Wait about 5 minutes before adding it to the top of the cake. Spread chocolate over the cake and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

Philly Stuffed Peppers

4 green peppers cut in half and seeded
1 Tbsp oil
1 small sweet onion, chopped
1 package button mushrooms, sliced
1 clove garlic
1 lb roast beef sliced and cut into strips
8 slices of mozzarella cheese, cut in half
In a large skillet heat oil and add onion, mushrooms, garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sauté until onions are translucent and mushrooms become tender. Add roast beef and heat through.
Place pepper halves in a large baking dish, place half a piece of cheese into each pepper, top with the beef mixture, then top with the other half of cheese.
Bake in a 350?F oven for 25 minutes or until peppers are soft and cheese is melted.
By: Anna Hamilton