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    >> if you're having friends over on sunday to watch the super bowl or maybe just commercials --

    >> wow, good play on the ball.

    >> chris has some good food ideas. i'm keeping my distance from you because you went beast mode on me in the tease.

    >> i was ready, i was ready. you want to get everybody's competitive juices going. i feel like when they come, you get them to predict the score. and then the closest person to win, you get a nice little gift set aside for them.

    >> pseudo gambling, that's good.

    >> for those who aren't drinking alcohol , you have a good suggestion here.

    >> we have some great options here. i love these diy sodas. you have different flavored syrups. if you have a bunch of different people, the last thing you want to do is go to the store and buy 500 kinds of soda. so you buy soda water --

    >> makes you feel like you're drinking a cocktail.

    >> that's right.

    >> and they've got different flavors of syrup. will, are you really that terrified of me?

    >> i'm in. what's your favorite flavor ?

    >> right here i've got the water mellon one.

    >> i bet kids probably like this, too.

    >> it's great. a bunch of different drink options. and speaking of drink options, we have to have duelling drinks, right?

    >> right.

    >> the one thing the teams have in common besides wanting to win the game is both drinks are made with coffee. here we have the denver bulldog, espresso, cream, a little bit of cola.

    >> that sounds good. ki kind of a twist on a float.

    >> and seattle?

    >> i've taken these coffee stirrers and placed donuts on th them. and what i think is really important, i like to serve hand-held items. the last thing you want is your guests running back and forth between the kitchen.

    >> this is chilli.

    >> this is a healthier take on the chilli. you want to try this?

    >> i do.

    >> i love chilli.

    >> again, in these hand-held containers we can throw away. we had duelling drinks so we need duelling food. denver, we have these mile high nachos here. any kind of toppings you want to add, salsa, sour cream and then we had to have the smoked salmon club for seattle.

    >> that's a pretty fancy super bowl party , right?

    >> that's how i roll. and then what i love to focus on more are the snacks. you can have different things laid out. everybody has like these bowls around. like if you want to do candy bowls. and this is just paper tape . everybody has these kind of bowls and things laying around their house and you kind of pull that all into the decor. i've got the table here is done with astro turf , but you could very easily do that with a green tablecloth and white tape.

    >> i love the football brownies.

    >> all do you is cut them out with cookie cutters and line them with the white icing. what i've also done here, you can actually dye popcorn and you just make a syrup with sugar, butter, water and a little bit of food coloring and then you just top that.

    >> can you taste it?

    >> of course you can.

    >> i guess they're just more sugary.

    >> and you can actually bake cupcakes in these little plant are pots.

    >> fabulous. will you come help us with the party?

    >> i will.

    >> what's your favorite adult beverage , if had you to have one drink at your super bowl party snp.

    >> we're doing fancy, it's got to be champagne, right? i couldn't play dirty with you earlier and not have a fancy super bowl party .

    >> she'll take you down, watch out.

    >> for any of these recipe

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updated 1/30/2014 7:56:34 AM ET 2014-01-30T12:56:34

Recipe: Non-Alcoholic Colorado Bulldog

Ingredients
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 1 (12oz) can of Cola
  • 1 shot of light cream
Preparation

Fill a glass with the crushed ice and pour the espresso over the ice. Add in the cola (until the glass almost full) and then pour in the cream.

Stir to blend and enjoy.

Recipe: Seattle's Hot Coffee and Donuts

Ingredients
  • 1 mug of your favorite Seattle coffee
  • 1 mini donut or donut hole
  • 1 long, sturdy, coffee stirrer
Preparation

Place the donut or donut hole on the coffee stirrer. Put the stirrers into the coffee mugs before your guests arrive.

Recipe: Seahawks Smoked Salmon Club

Ingredients
  • 8 slices of pumpernickel bread
  • 3 oz of cream cheese, slightly softened
  • 1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz of smoked salmon
  • 1 large tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup of red onions, thinly sliced
Preparation

Toast the bread and spread with cream cheese. Layer the bread with cucumber, salmon, tomato, and red onion. Top with the remaining toasted bread.

Tips

Feel free to make these double decker sandwiches.

Recipe: Bronco's Mile High Nachos

Ingredients
  • 1 bag of Tortilla Chips
  • 2 cups of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup of Bacon Bits
  • 1/4 cup of Jalapeno Peppers
  • 1/4 cup of Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup of Salsa
  • Individual paper containers
Preparation

The key to these nachos is to pile them up high for the "mile high" city.

Place a mountain of tortilla chips on a baking sheet, top with shredded cheese. Broil for 1-2 minutes until the cheese is melted.Remove from oven and transfer a "mountain" of tortilla chips on to individual containers.

Top with bacon bits, jalapeno peppers, sour cream, and salsa.

Recipe: "Team Spirit" Mini Cakes

Ingredients
  • 12 mini terra cotta pots
  • 12 of your favorite cupcakes, already baked and cooled (with no wrappers)
  • 1 container of white icing + green food coloring
  • Football cake decor, toothpicks, etc.
  • Football brownies, cookies, or candy
Preparation

Place the cupcakes inside of the pots and ice evenly with the green frosting. Decorate and serve with small spoons.

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