It’s Game Day and Time to Party!

Today’s is the big day in college football and my Ohio State Buckeyes are up for the challenge against the Oregon Duck in the National Championship game!

Game Day Party Ideas and Recipes


In honor of the National Championship game and the upcoming Super Bowl I’m sharing some of my past football party ideas with you along with a few new ones like the instant download pictured above. Yes, I am born and raised in Ohio and by default and a huge Ohio State Buckeyes fan!

Born and Raised Instant Downloads GLory Designs


Do something creative with your tablescape and make your own table runner with chalk paper. Used color chalk to display team spirit and keep score. Here’s a creative table runner that can come in your teams colors by Linda’s Other Life.

Go Buckeys Table Runner Chalk Cloth

The FOOD is one of the best parts about Game Day besides the game of course! One of my favorites and most pinned recipes are these delicious stuffed bell peppers!

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Get the recipe along with our other top pinned side dish, twice baked potato cups in Super Bowl Eats Part 1.

Twice Baked Potato Cups

Another easy and favorite recipe that has been pinned a lot Football Shaped Pull Bread stuffed with corn beef. You can get this recipe in Super Bowl Eats Part II.Football Shaped Pull Bread with Corn Beef Recipe

I did a round up of my favorites for the Super Bowl in Super Eats Grande Finale with loads of fun and inspiration for any football party!

Super Bowl Eats: Grand Finale

It’s not a Buckeye game without the delicious buckeye candy! If you haven’t tried one, it’s a must! Here’s a recipe from Frugal Coupon Living that is hugely popular. There are other recipes out there without the shortening.


We’ll have more Super Bowl inspiration in the coming weeks some come back.

Let’s Go Bucks!

Super Bowl Eats: Grand Finale

There are so many fun and delicious treats out there for the Super Bowl.  I wanted to share a few of them with you for the BIG GAME.  Enjoy!

Super Bowl Eats Part II

Pull bread is delicious finger food and if you use oval shape bread and corn beef you can make it look like a football for your Super Bowl party.  I like to use two petite oval loafs of bread instead of one large one.  You can also use turkey or other meats instead of corn beef to stuff your bread football.

Ingredients: Makes 12

  • 2 Petite oval loafs of sourdough or wheat bread
  • 1 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Pound corn beef thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons light butter
  • 4 Tablespoons honey
  • 4 Tablespoons mustard
  • 5 Slices Munster cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Sear bread in both directions making small square wedges.  Do not cut through the bottom crust.  Stuff half of the Munster cheese and half of the corn beef into the wedges of the bread.  Repeat for second loaf. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of butter over bread.  Repeat for second loaf.  Add 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese to both loafs of bread. Wrap the loafs of bread in foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Unwrap loafs and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Blend the honey and mustard until it becomes a dressing.  Drizzle honey mustard dressing over both loafs of bread.   Add arugula to serving plate and place the loaf on top.  If you want to make it into a salad add vegetables such as multi colored tomatoes to the side and serve.

Super Bowl Eats Part I

The Super Bowl isn’t just about the game and commercials.  The FOOD is one of the best parts about Super Bowl!  I always enjoy doing something different from chips and pizza.

Stuffed bell peppers are delicious and filling!  You can be creative with stuffed bell peppers and make them in various sizes depending on your event.  The ones I made are filled with ground turkey, brown and wild rice, and fresh seasonings but you can use ground round, chicken sausage, or make it all vegetables.  Additionally, you can cut the bell peppers in half to serve at your Super Bowl party or just the way they are in the above picture.

Ingredients: Makes 6

  • 6 Bell Peppers (orange, yellow, red & green)
  • 1 1/2 lbs Ground Turkey
  • 2 Cups wild & brown rice (Uncle Ben’s Instant)
  • 1 Can corn
  • 1/2 Cup freshly chopped Italian parsley
  • 4 Large basil leaves chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Pam non stick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Wash and cut bell peppers top and trim bottoms so they lay flat.  Place hollowed-out peppers in a baking dish that you’ve sprayed with Pam.  Cook rice according to package or use a rice cooker.

In a bowl add ground turkey, corn, rice, parsley, basil, salt, pepper, and oregano and mix.  Place mixture in skillet, add 2 teaspoons of olive oil, and cook.

Stuff the filling into the bell peppers, using a spoon to press the mixture down so it’s tightly packed.  Bake for 25 minutes and remove.  Add mozzarella to the top of each bell pepper and place back in the oven for 5 minutes or until golden brown on top.  Serve with twice bake potato cups.

Twice Baked Potato Cups 

Ingredients: Makes 12

  • 6-8 Red new potatoes
  • 1/4 Cup sour cream
  • 3 Tablespoons light butter
  • 8 Bacon slices
  • 1/2 Cup Italian parsley
  • 1/3 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 Teaspoons salt
  • 2 Teaspoons pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Wash potatoes and rub with a little olive oil, salt and pepper.  Roast for 35 minutes until tender when poked with a fork.  Remove potatoes and cool.  While cooling, cook bacon in skillet and brown with pepper.

When potatoes have cooled mash them and add salt, pepper, sour cream, butter, parsley, and cooked bacon.  Scoop mixture into a muffin/cupcake tin lined with paper cupcake wrappers.  Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top and bake for another 3-5 minutes or until cheese has melted.