I’m a huge fan of Color Club® nail polish. Their on trend brilliant shades are a great way to update your look!  I purchased this Wanderlust Collection exclusive to Birchbox last month because it reminded me of the colors of summer.  What I love about Color Club’s nail polish is that it is long lasting unlike many others I have tried.  

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Caution…highly addictive!

The hardest part about this recipe is keeping the bowl filled.  If you are like us, you will find yourself pushing the bowl away, and then pulling it back.  These not-so-ordinary pretzels are full of flavor and taste delish with a frosty cold beer! A classic Super Bowl snack.

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Spicy Pretzels

2  16 oz. bags of Bavarian or Sourdough pretzels broken into bite-sized pieces

8 shakes garlic powder

8 shakes onion powder

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

6 chicken bouillon cubes, broken or 6 teaspoons of chicken flavored soup base

1 cup of oil (evoo or vegetable)

 Stir garlic powder, onion powder, bouillon & cayenne pepper into oil & microwave to dissolve if using bouillon cubes.  Pour over broken pretzels in a large bowl & stir or shake to coat.

Store in a ziploc bag or serve immediately.  (We prefer them the next day).

* For extra flavor we used only 1 bag of pretzels along with all of the same ingredients and then baked at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.  Serve Immediately.

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Gameday…ON!!

Give your taste buds a tingle with this simple crowd pleaser.  The creaminess of the cheeses, combined with the saltiness of the bacon, compliments the heat of the jalapeño. We paired this savory appetizer with a cold refreshing Corona!

 

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 25  Medium jalapeño peppers
1  8 oz. package cream cheese
3  cups 12 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2  teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
4  slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
 
Cut jalapeño peppers in half lengthwise, remove seeds and membranes.
Cook peppers in boiling water 5 to 10 minutes (Boil only 5 minutes to help retain heat of pepper.  Boil longer to decrease of pepper).  Drain well.
Combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and Worcestershire sauce, stir well.  Place 1 heaping teaspoon cheese mixture in each pepper half, sprinkle with bacon.  Place on a baking sheet.  Bake 400 degrees for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.  
Yield:  50 appetizers.  
 
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Jazz up your party and entertain in style!  Some of these items were featured in People Magazine. They are fun, affordable, and will be sure to kick off your Super Bowl party with a bang!

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1.  Super Bowl Party/Game Day Coaster Set, $12 Etsy

2.  Wilton Football Cake Pan, $14.99, Walgreens

3.  Drilled Wooden Scoops $16 for 4, Etsy-SucreShop

4.  Textured Dip Bowls, $4, West Elm

5.  Turf Coasters $15.95, My-Corporate Gifts

6.  Oasis Party Tub, $49.99, Bed Bath and Beyond

 

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