Superbowl Snack Throwdown – Week 4

The weather here in Boston today was sunny and beautiful. I nice break from the low temperatures we’ve been experiencing. It’s week four of Highlowaha’s Super Bowl Snack Throwdown and that means it’s time to check out the recipes from Kate and Lauren. This week’s secret ingredient is potato! As a reminder, recipes are to be judged on the following criterion: Creative use of the ingredient, most likely to be eaten first, best photograph, and reproducibility. So now, on to the recipes (be sure to click through to check out the entire recipes).

Kate made Pigskin Potato Quesadillas.

Lauren made Sweet Potato Hummus.

For potato, most people instantly think of potato skins, but both Kate and Lauren got more creative than that! And boy were they creative this week! I don’t know how they do it week after week…

When it comes to reproducibility of these two recipes, I think it’s a draw. They both look quite simple and Kate even included step by step photos. I think both Kate and Lauren were very creative in their interpretation of the ingredient. I have never thought to put potatoes in quesadillas OR hummus. The ease of eating finger foods like the quesadillas vs the fact that dips are so easy to eat, makes me believe that both of these snack foods would go quickly at any football gathering. I think this week it’s a draw before considering the photograph of the food. I’m going to have to give that category to Lauren again. She has some great food photography on her blog!

Congratulations Lauren! I can’t wait to see what you and Kate come up with next week!!

I’ve placed my vote, now it’s time for you to cast yours! Be sure to go to Highlowaha to vote for your favorite of these two recipes.

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5 Responses to “Superbowl Snack Throwdown – Week 5”

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    Kate — October 10, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Thank you so much for your kind words and constructive criticism. I just started reading your reviews this past week because I wasn’t aware you were doing such an elaborate write up about them. I didn’t realize photography was important in your decision! My hubby brought our super awesome camera home from work and helped me get some pictures this week, and obviously it paid off. My photography skills don’t go much past trying to catch my toddlers doing something funny before they STOP doing it. Thanks for your vote this week and I look forward to your upcoming reviews!!!!

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    nutmegnanny — October 10, 2009 at 1:39 am

    Have fun in the midwest! I’m leaving for Ohio on Tuesday…gotta love home:)

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    Jen — October 10, 2009 at 4:39 am

    Yep Kate, photography is supposed to be one of the four categories I use to judge!!

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    BeeKayRoot — October 11, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Both of these recipes looked amazing, but I agree with the selection. The pumpkin footballs were my pick, too. I love pumpkin, and these little footballs look really tasty.

    Good job, Kate.

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    Velva — October 11, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    what great treats for football season! I think both looked great.

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