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Written by Darci Tomky   

Score a touchdown with great appetizers

I’ll admit it, I haven’t been much of a Denver Broncos fan this year with the absence of a certain eligible bachelor quarterback, but seeing as they are doing so well, I suppose I can root for them in the playoffs. They face the Ravens this Saturday, and (hopefully) our beloved Broncos will still be around for the big game Sunday, Feb. 3.

Chances are you’ll be getting together with a bunch of buddies to watch some football action in the next few weeks, and what’s a football party without great food?!

Some people watch football because they actually like football. Other people (like me), watch football because it’s a fun party with good commercials and good food.

Here are a couple of my family’s favorite game day appetizers.

If you happen to be hosting the party, the pepperoni bread is a super easy option to throw together, pop in the oven and have hot and ready for halftime. It comes from the Gooseberry Patch “5 Ingredients or Less!” cookbook, and you can customize it however you want! You can always double the cheese (like I do!), or you can add other pizza toppings before you roll it up.

And you simply can’t go wrong with a great Mexican chip dip! It’s the perfect snack to munch on throughout the game.

Good luck, Broncos!

Pepperoni Bread

1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed

4-ounce package sliced pepperoni

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Roll out bread dough into a 15”x10” rectangle; arrange pepperoni slices and cheese on top. Roll up lengthwise; secure closed with toothpicks. Place on a greased baking sheet; bake at 325 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Slice to serve. Makes 12 servings. Serve warm pizza sauce on the side for dipping.

Bean Dip

3 cans 10-ounce jalapeño bean dip

1 pint sour cream mixed with 1 package taco mix

3 mashed avocados mixed with two teaspoons lemon juice

or 3 avocado dips ready made

Grated cheese

Diced tomatoes

Sliced black olives


In layers, spread ingredients on large plate. Serve with your choice of tortilla or corn chips.