Basketball Party Appetizer

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Are any of you basketball fans? Or married to basketball fans? If so, I bet you or your loved ones have been glued to the television the past week or so. It’s exciting to follow the games and there’s nothing better than watching them with friends and family. As you cheer on your favorite teams you will probably want to snack on something so I wanted to share a snack idea that’s perfect for basketball parties.

For our basketball watch party I recreated a Mondelez recipe for The Big Tournament, Southwestern Fiesta Topper on TRISCUITs, changing it up a bit with the addition of guacamole to the sour cream. (You can find the original recipe along with a video on how to make it here.) This recipe is so simple which is perfect for those last minute parties. It’s also nice because it allows you to spend less time in the kitchen and more time watching the game.

Ingredients needed:

  • TRISCUIT crackers
  • White cheddar cheese (cut into thin slices)
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream

To make:

In a small bowl, mix 2 spoonfuls of sour cream with two spoonfuls of guacamole.

Top a TRISCUIT with a slice of cheese.

Add a teaspoon of salsa on top of the cheese.

Top with a teaspoon of the sour cream and guacamole mixture.

For added fun you can put a basketball topper on each appetizer.

You will also want something to drink so what better to pair appetizers with than ice cold Coca-Cola™ or Coca-Cola Zero™?

I love the mini cans and the 8 ounce bottles I found because they are the perfect size for parties!

To add a bit more basketball fun to the table I set out orange basketball napkins and plates. I also made themed straws for the drinks by attaching foam basketball stickers to black and white striped paper straws.

It only took a few minutes to get everything ready. Want to recreate this party idea? Just grab your favorite Coca-Cola drinks and set out a couple easy appetizers and then sit down and enjoy the ball game :)

I found Coca-Cola, Coke Zero and TRISCUITs at my local Jewel-Osco store.

What do you like to snack on while you watch basketball?

 

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Eggplant Caponata Dip {Recipe}

Today is National Tortilla Day so I wanted to share a dip with you all to celebrate the day. This Eggplant Caponata Dip recipe is courtesy of Maria Zoitas’, creator of “Maria’s Homemade” line of prepared food sold exclusively at Westside Market NYC.

Ingredients:

  • ½ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Large Onion, Diced
  • 2 Celery Ribs, Diced
  • 1 Red Pepper, Seeded and Diced
  • 2 Eggplant, Cut into ½-inch Cubes
  • 2 Tomatoes, Peeled, Seeded and Chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Capers, Drained
  • ½ Cup Pitted Green Olives
  • ¼ Cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Parsley
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions:

  • Heat oil in frying pan
  • Cook garlic, onion, celery, red pepper and eggplant until soft
  • Stir in tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes
  • Put vegetables in bowl and toss with capers, olives, vinegar, parsley, salt and pepper
  • Taste, adding more vinegar and olive oil as needed

(Disclosure: I was not compensated for posting this recipe.)