Superbowl Snack Throwdown – Week 14

Well it’s a snow day here in Boston. We got around 10 inches of snow overnight and it’s still coming down. It’s definitely really pretty out and Hubby and I will be staying in to watch football all day. I’m excited about the snow day! It’s really helping to get me in the holiday spirit!

Since it’s Sunday, it’s time to review Highlowaha’s Super Bowl Snack Throwdown recipes from Kate and Lauren. This week’s secret ingredient is turkey! 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 Turnover Turkey Ring.

Lauren made Mini BBQ Meatballs.

I’m excited about this week’s ingredient because I love turkey! I’ll start with photography. I have to give it to Lauren because once again, her photos are amazing.

When it comes to reproducibility, both of these recipes could come across as intimidating to a novice chef. But when you break it down and read each recipe, they are not too difficult at all. Especially since you could take either of these recipes and make it easier if you’re short on time or apprehensive about making your own meatballs or making the crescent ring. Based on that, I’m going to have to call this category a tie.

For creativity, we’ve got a turkey sandwich made with crescent dough and a meatball subbing ground turkey for ground beef. I’m going to go with Kate’s crescent ring for creativity.

The last category is most likely to disappear quickest at a football gathering. This is another tough call because I always say that little bite sized snacks seem to disappear very quickly. So the mini meatballs definitely have that going for them. but at the same time, that crescent ring could be cut into bite sized pieces that are a quick grab as well. But, at the end of the day, I’m going to have to go with Lauren’s mini meatballs.

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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