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Super Bowl Party Recap

It’s a sad day in our Boston-loving household but I think we threw a pretty good party despite the outcome of the game!

Decorating ideas – I used turf from Home Depot (in the carpet section) for a table runner and blue & red electrical tape to decorate the white serving bowls!

Some recipes from the weekend!

Gronk Brownies

Adopted from the blog “What’s Gabby Cooking“! I renamed them Gronk brownies in honor of the Pats and Yo Soy Fiesta himself. The name felt a little more appropriate this way!


For the Brownie layer:
    • 10 tbsp unsalted butter
    • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
    • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
For the Oreo layer:
    • 1 package of Oreo
For the Cookie Dough layer:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (at room temp)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. For the Brownie layer:
  2. In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter over medium high heat. Add the sugar and cocoa powder once the butter is melted. Whisk to combine and remove from heat. Add the salt, vanilla and eggs and continuously whisk until the eggs are combined. Add the flour and continue to mix. Set batter aside.
  3. For the Cookie Dough layer:
  4. Cream together the butter and sugars in a mixer. Add the eggs and vanilla, making sure to scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl. Add the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder and mix on low until everything is incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips. Set dough aside.
  5. Assembly:
  6. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Line the bottom of a large glass casserole with tin foil and then spray the tin foil with a layer of PAM. Line a smaller casserole dish the same way, this will be for the extra cookie dough.
  8. Press a layer of cookie dough on the bottom of each pan.
  9. In the large dish, layer as many oreos that will fit on top of the cookie dough; no need to overlap.
  10. In that same dish, pour the brownie batter on top of the oreo layer and make sure it’s evenly layers on top.
  11. Bake both dishes for 30-35 minutes. Test with a knife to see if the center is done. If the knife comes out clean, let the brownies rest before serving. If the knife comes out with batter still on it, allow the brownies to bake about 5 minutes more.
  12. Cut the Gronk brownies into little squares to serve- they are super rich so a 2×2 bite will be plenty! Cut the regular cookie dish using a football shaped cookie cutter. Using icing or a decorating pen, draw laces and you’ve got mini football cookies!

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Adopted from Frank’s Red Hot and Lovely Little Details

1 1/2 – 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup low-fat ranch salad dressing

1 small bottle Frank’s Redhot Buffalo Wing Sauce

1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

2 cans (12.5 oz. each) SWANSON® White Premium Chunk Chicken Breast in Water, drained


HEAT oven to 350°F. Combine all ingredients in baking dish. Top with 1/4 cup of the cheddar cheese.

BAKE 15-20 min. or until mixture is heated through; stir. Serve with celery and crackers.

Mary - February 6, 2012 - 10:54 pm

Love it! Those brownies are amazing! Mike helped me through a big workout to work them off!

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