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New England Nachos for Game Day

I have my feelings about who is going to win Sunday’s big game (obvi).  I also have feelings about game day food.  Good feelings.  If you’re looking to win at snacks, I’ve got you covered with these New England Nachos.  They’re salty, tangy + fresh and (crowd) friendly… just like my favorite New Englanders.  

new england nachos super bowl

It’s worth noting that I ate these for lunch the other day (and called it recipe testing #noshame)… so really, you can serve these any old time.  But they’ll taste especially good when our team is winning. 

Per usual, all measurements are sort of free-wheeling.  You can’t really go wrong here.  These are nachos, not soufflés.  Recipe is vegetarian, gluten free and serves 8.


new england nachos super bowl


  • 1 bag of Cape Cod potato chips 
  • Approximately 6 oz. local blue cheese (I used Jasper Hill Bayle Hazen Blue + Great Hill Blue… basically, cheese heaven)
  • 1/2 c. cranberry relish or sauce (I used Stonewall Kitchen’s New England Cranberry Relish)
  • 2 tsp. fresh chives, chopped
  • 2 tsp. fresh curly parsley, chopped

new england nachos super bowl


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Arrange potato chips in a single-ish layer on the parchment and set aside.
  3. With a fork, gently crumble the blue cheese and sprinkle over the potato chips.
  4. Spoon cranberry relish over the cheese and chips.
  5. Bake until the cheese is bubbly (and/or you’ve lost the will to wait any longer), approximately 5 minutes.
  6. Give your New England Nachos a few minutes to cool.
  7. Top with fresh herbs and serve to your favorite fans (or… just like, yourself).

new england nachos super bowl

Yay, sports.  And yay, snacks.  These New England Nachos are #1.

Also On Tap for Today:

Who are you rooting for?  What will you be snacking on?  How do you stay up way past your bedtime on a Sunday night (asking for… myself)?


Today: The weekend, according to Instagram III.

Another weekend, another two days spent (mostly) unplugged.  Did you do your Sunday things done on Saturday, allowing plenty of time to see Beyonce and a stadium without power?  I hope so.

The weekend, according to Instagram III

weekend according to instagram III

  1. I found this lovely Jessica Swift print on Etsy last week and was thrilled when it arrived.  We spent some time framing our wedding photos, and this little number fit in perfectly.  It conveys exactly what I want my husband and anyone else who enters our condo to feel.  Well… maybe everyone except that electrician who called our concierge the b word.  The only sentiment I conveyed to him was Yah fired!
  2. Despite wanting to sleep in and eat bon bons (whatever those are, though I imagine they are not gluten-free) all morning, I joined Nick for an early workout at CrossFit Southie.  I tell you this all the time, but I love wearing my heart rate monitor.  It feels sort of like a video game.  Today was not a high score.  Whatever.
  3. I thought that bumper plate was cute.  I love our neighborhood.
  4. Nick recently subscribed to Paleo Plan, which made mapping out this week’s dinners tremendously easy.  I looked through his menu for the week and came up with vegetarian-friendly meals that use many of the same ingredients.  I felt super organized and efficient.  Until we got to the market and I realized the plan’s list isn’t in alphabetical order (that’s how my brain works, most of the time).  And that I don’t know the difference between one mushroom and the next.  It took over two hours to find everything on the list, and my pinky toe got run over by a shopping cart.   Welp.  Can’t win ’em all.

  1. One of my goals for the year was to complete a full month of fatmumslim’s photo a day challenge.  I missed the second half of January… and February 1st.  Whoops.  There’s always March. February 3rd’s challenge was “something that starts with ‘e'”, so I snapped a shot of my Twitter (and Instagram, and now Vine… even though I mostly have no idea what I am doing on there) name necklace.  Nick gave this to me for Christmas; you can make your own at Survival of the Hippest.
  2. For someone who claims to be like, so busy, I certainly make plenty of time for unnecessary projects.  Like this one.  I organized my nail polish by most loved and used colors, and then displayed them in a covered pastry stand in our bathroom.  Three cheers for multipurpose wedding registry items.  And random pops of girliness color.
  3. I hit up CrossFit Southie again Sunday morning for Annie (a bench mark workout).  I got a (huge) PR on the push jerk, mostly because up until recently I’ve been afraid to lift heavy things over my precious brain.  Not anymore, people.  Bring on the heavy things.
  4. Super Bowls… of food.  We watched the game with my sister and soon-to-be brother-in-law (that’s a lot of hyphens), but I chatted more than I actually paid attention.  And when the lights went out in the Superdome, I took that as a cue to go to bed early.

  1. Homemade salad dressing  > store bought dressing.  Fact, not opinion.
  2. It wouldn’t be my weekend (or life) without a picture of this snuggly little muffin.  That’s Clark’s casual Sunday morning pose.  He is in full on hibernation mode lately.  I don’t blame him.
  3. Here’s a bit more HRM love, this time from Sunday’s WOD.
  4. I cooked up a week’s worth of lentils, ready to be mixed with various vegetables, spices, and herbs and packed up for lunches at the office.  They’re not much to look at, but they’re might tasty.  And filling.  And they play well with others.

Also On Tap for Today:

What was the highlight of your weekend?

Today: Are you ready for some football?

[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false]I’m definitely ready for some snacks, I can tell you that much.

I hope you’re all enjoying Super Bowl Sunday (and I especially hope that the New England Patriots win).

Also On Tap for Today:

What is your favorite football snack?

Today: What’s wrong with this picture?

Because it’s Friday, and we could all use a laugh, I will let this screenshot (captured while placing a Superbowl-sized Peapod order) speak for itself.

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In this case, I advocate choosing conventional over organic produce.

Also On Tap for Today:

Let’s hear it: Patriots or Giants?

Today: Super hair.

[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false] Most of the country is getting ready to watch the Super Bowl and/or eat buffalo wings and mini hotdogs.  I’m a vegetarian, so I have a little bit of extra time on my hands.  Time to spend looking at hairdos.


The NFL has seen some pretty amazing hair over the past 91 years.  I wasn’t alive for most of the league’s history, but I can share a few memorable ‘dos from recent years.  Let’s start with a totally bad ass mullet.  That’s always a good place to begin.

The Mullet: Brian Bosworth

Spikes up front, business on the sides (sort of) and one sexy party in the back.

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Holy Monk Hair: Tim Tebow


His teammates gave him this creative 'do. What a gift.

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The Wet Look: Clay Matthews

He whips his hair back 'n forth, Willow Smith style.

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Pac Man, man: Tracy Porter

This man's barber is a true artist. Click the link below for additional evidence.

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Prom Appropriate: Devin Hester

He puts my early 90's French braid to shame.

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The Helmet Under the Helmet: Tom Brady

It's a Beatle, it's a Bieber... it's Zach's neighbor Tom Brady.

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Long and Luscious: Troy Polamalu

My curls are envious.

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Wondering who I’m rooting for this year?  I’m not especially invested in the game (I have a Jane Austen film that’s about to expire on iTunes, vegetables to chop for the week and a workout to squeeze in), but if I had to choose… well, I’ll say it with a scrunchie.


Truly special.

Go, Pack, go to the fireplace and burn your scrunchie collection! I beg you.

Also On Tap for Today:

  • Cracking open House Beautiful’s pink issue (March 2011)
  • This pup‘s rooting for the Steelers
  • Check out these incredible Super Bowl cakes

Who’s your favorite NFL hair model?  And who are you rooting for?