{Video} Entertaining during the “Big Game”

Back in September, a few weeks before I left for Europe I was asked to appear on an episode of Life, Love, Shopping to film a short cooking segment. This was my first nationally televised apperance. It was taped as if it was live; however, it aired about a month later (while I was globe-trotting around the world). I never had the opportunity to share my first television appearance. I figured this was the most appropriate time to share since we are all starting to wrap our heads around all things football and the “big game” next weekend!

I think I did pretty good for my first televised segment. I also wanted to show viewers that you can entertain with ease and that you don’t have to serve all things fattening. That you can have a lighter menu and no one will miss the heavy mayonnaise laced dips!

Keep in mind, just one week later after filming this I was asked to do a cooking demo on The Daily Buzz (and that was taped LIVE as in no dropping F-bombs on national tv because there was no editing to be done)!

So if you are starting to already think about what to serve next weekend here are a few of my favorite recipes that were included in the segment I taped.

Grilled Flatbread With Hot Italian Sausage, Peppers, & Caramelized Onions

Grilled Flatbread w/ Hot Italian Sausage, Peppers, & Caramelized OnionsThink about creating a flatbread bar where all of your guest can create their own flatbreads. You won’t have to worry about the picky eaters or kids, because everyone will be able to find something that they like to eat!

Artichoke Dip

Artichoke Dip

This artichoke dip is light and healthy and contains no fatty mayonnaise! Perfect for a lighter chips and dip appetizer this football season. It also only takes about 5 minutes to make and the food processor does most of the work!

Grilled Italian Sausage With Grilled Sweet Peppers

Grilled Italian Sausage With Grilled Sweet Peppers

Simple to make and a crowd pleaser. You could even prep this before everyone comes over and just keep that warmed in the oven!

Mint Chocolate Chip Rice Krispie Treats

Mint Chocolate Chip Rice Krispie Treats

You can’t forget about dessert! Instead of using green dye use your teams colors and use a football cookie cutter to make football shaped rice kirspie treats!

What do you plan to make next weekend for Super Bowl?

*If you are looking for more football recipes… I’ll be on Good Morning Fox next Friday, February 1st at 9am sharing to awesome and easy recipes! Don’t worry if you don’t live in CFL I’m sure I’ll have a video to share on Katie’s Cucina!


  1. Awesome job Katie!

  2. You did awesome Katie!!!! I’m so proud of you. Love the flatbread bar idea!

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