Super Bowl Appetizers: Easy Sausage Balls & Guacamole


1  16 oz. package of bulk sausage.    ( I used Bob Evans regular)

2 C  shredded cheddar cheese

2 C Bisquick  or other biscuit baking mix.  (don’t use regular flour)

Waxed paper

 1. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl.

2.      Mix on medium speed with a mixer or until well blended if mixing by hand.  The mixture will be wet, but not sticky to the touch.   sausage balls 1

3.      Break off half-dollar sized pieces and roll I the palm of your hand until it forms a small ball about 1 inch in diameter.  Set out on waxed paper.  Repeat for the remaining dough.  Depending on how big you make the balls, you will get 40- 54.  sausage balls 2

4.      Freeze in zipper bags until ready to bake.

5.      Preheat oven to 375.  Bake on a cookie sheet for 15 minutes, turning over half way through.

These savory bites are guaranteed to be a hit as a quick and easy appetizer or for breakfast with pancakes or waffles.  You can enjoy them as is, or try them the way my niece eats them, dipped in maple syrup.


With another Super Bowl weekend on its way, instead of loading up on greasy wings and fried everything, try a delicious alternative: SUPER BOWL GUACAMOLE.  This recipe is an easy one for the kids to make, and even picky eaters should like its mild taste. The following recipe ingredients are for ONE ripe avocado, which will serve two people. Double, triple or quadruple the amounts based on how many people will be sharing.

Peel one ripe avocado and remove the pit. Mash the avocado in a medium sized bowl until chunky.  Mince 1T of onion (or sprinkle onion powder if you don’t like raw onions), and 2T of chopped fresh tomato.  I used cherry tomatoes in the photo. Squeeze a dash of fresh lemon and just a light sprinkle of salt. Mix together.   (See photo)   guacamole recipe

Serve it with corn chips, tortilla chips or like brushetta…with toasted slices of french bread brushed with garlic. This is sooo good, you can even use it as a spread for a turkey sandwich or wrap.

It’s filling, nutritious, and tasty.  Be sure to have some extra avocados on hand.  Ever time I make this, people ask for seconds.  Feel free to experiment with adding a splash of hot sauce or diced pepper if you like to kick things up a bit.  What makes this recipe so good, is that you can add lots of things to the avocado without ruining the flavor.  Taste as you go so you don’t over do it.

Happy Super Bowl eating.


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