For me Superbowl Sunday is as much about the party as the game itself.  We all want to game to come down to a final two minute drive by our favorite team to win the game…but just as much (at least for me) I want to hang out with cool people…drink several beers and eat some tremendous game day food.  Weather you're hosting a party this year, or just keeping it small, I’ve compiled five of my favorite Superblow Party recipes for you try.  These are perfect for the game, as I like to make sure that I’ve got a pretty diverse selection of foods, that have a ton of different flavors, and range from lighter to heavy.  I also try to make sure that almost all the work can be done ahead of time, so that I’m not cooking while the party’s going on.  Hope you like these great Game Day Dishes.

Fresh Corn and Tomato Salsa

Every football party needs a good salsa…maybe a few.  Go ahead and open a some jars of your favorites, but you can also make this salsa from scratch the morning of the game.  There are only 4 or 5 ingredients, and very little cooking involved.  For planning purposes, start the morning of Superblow Sunday making this salsa, then toss it in the fridge to hold until game time, and serve it up with some chips at game time and you're good to go.  Get the full recipe here...

Pear Gorgonzola Walnut Salad

Another recipe that is also on the lighter side, but that packs a ton of flavor, is this salad, served on Endive spears.  Traditional salads are tough to handle at a party, but the Endive makes this one easy to handle finger food, which makes life easier on guests trying to balance drinks, and plates, etc.  This recipe is also easy to prep.  I’d suggest you chop and mix the pear, walnuts and cheese together in the morning, and then dress and spoon the filling into the endive right before kick-off. Get the full recipe here...

Chicken Fijatas

I love “make your own” dishes, where the components are laid out for people, but they get to put everything together themselves.  It gets people engaged and active, which is exactly what you want at a Superbowl party.  You can cook off the chicken, peppers and onions, before the game, and then just throw everything together in couple skillets to reheat before serving.  Lay them out with some flour tortillas and some toppings (the Corn & Tomato salsa is killer) and you’re good to go.  Get the full recipe here. ..

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

These sandwiches may be my favorite Superbowl party food of all.  They are rich and delicious tasting, and make me feel like I’m tail-gating.  You can also do just about everything the day before the party.  Roast off the pork on Saturday, and then shred the meat, and make the slaw.  Everything can be held perfectly well in the fridge overnight, and then just reheat the pork slowly the next day (slow cooker would be great) before serving with some nice soft rolls.  Get the full recipe here...

Mac and Cheese

Finally, for the over the top, completely decadent, comfort food…try some mac and cheese.  It goes really well with the pulled pork sandwiches, and just about everyone in world loves Mac and Cheese.  You can prepare everything up to the point of baking it off in the oven a couple hours before the game, and keep it in the fridge.  Then about an hour before you want to serve it, put it in a 325 degree oven for about 45 minutes….let it rest and serve it up. Get the full recipe here...

Hope it's a great game this year....and of course, I hope your Superbowl food tastes great!!