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January 30, 2010

Try these super recipes for your Super Bowl party

By Lauren LaFleur

assistanteditor@jacksonvilleprogress.com

living@jacksonvilleprogress.com



Super Bowl Sunday is just a week away, so there’s still plenty of time to plan for your big game-day party.

Below are some recipes for some super snacks for your Bowl-watching party — or for anytime.

Our Web site has some additional snack-fare recipes, both traditional and some things you might not normally associate with game-day parties.

And for those of you who have a favorite team in the Bowl, I’ve assembled some location-specific recipes for your day’s eats.

So whether your rooting for the Saints and want a taste of some New Orleans cuisine, or yur a die-hard Colts fan who wants to try some Indianapolis grub, be sure to check www.jacksonvilleprogress.com for recipes unique to your favorite team’s area.

Also, check the back page of our main section for more ideas of ways to help entertain your crowd next Sunday. From pizza and Mexican to donuts and even more healthy fare, there is surely a special to please anyone coming to your Bowl-watching party.

Pick-a-Peck-of-Peppers Fiesta Ranch Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Serves 8

1 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise

1/2 cup fat-free sour cream

1/2 cup nonfat, plain yogurt

1(1.1-ounce) packet ranch dip mix

2 each: green, red, orange and yellow bell peppers

1. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, yogurt and ranch dip mix in a medium-size bowl; place in the refrigerator to chill.

2. Meanwhile, remove the tops of the bell peppers, rinse and remove seeds.

3. Slice one green, red, orange and yellow bell pepper into quarters. Place one quarter of each color bell pepper into a food processor and chop until fine. Remove and drain excess water.

4. Add the diced bell pepper mixture to the fiesta dip and stir until well combined.

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