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The Ultimate Super Bowl Menu

Garlic Shrimp and Goat Cheese Toasts // Karista's Kitchen

Super Bowl Sunday is around the corner and it’s time to start planning all those game day nibbles and feasts!

The Super bowl menu is one of the most fun menu’s to plan – it almost feels like another holiday celebration.

Cubano Sliders with Marinated Pork, Ham, Swiss Cheese, Pickles, Mustard on Sweet Slider Buns // Karista's Kitchen

Even though my team isn’t in the Super Bowl (crying, sad face) this year, I’m rooting for my cousin Shelby’s team (sorry Carolina fans… Go Broncos!) and cooking up a delicious table of food to commemorate the day.

Asian Salmon Sliders with Cilantro Lime Aioli and Marinated Cucumbers // Karista's Kitchen

I’m posting some tasty food from the archives as well as a new appetizer that is over the top lush with creamy goat cheese and garlic goodness.  My Garlic Shrimp on Goat Cheese Toasts.

Nori wrapped salmon with fresh herbs, dijon and wasabi

I’ve also included these flavorful and hearty Cubano Sliders and Asian Salmon Sliders on the Super Bowl menu and for lighter fare, I’m serving my Grilled Crab and Avocado Quesadillas with Pineapple Cilantro Salsa and Nori Wrapped Salmon Bites.

Crab and Avocado Quesadillas with Pineapple Cilantro Salsa // Karista's Kitchen


Rounding out the Super Bowl menu is my most requested recipe, Slow Oven Baked Ribs.  I like to plan a large table of food so there will be a little something for everyone. 

Slow Oven Baked Ribs // Karista's Kitchen

Of course we can’t skip dessert on this momentous occasion, so I’m going to totally step outside this wintry, cold season, reach into my freezer for the last few bags of blueberries that I froze over the summer to make Max’s Five Ingredient Blueberry Cobbler!

Easy five ingredient blueberry cobbler // Karista's Kitchen

Super Bowl Sunday never tasted so good!  Bet you wish you were eating at my house next weekend 😉

Delicious Wishes and Loads of Love,


The Ultimate Super Bowl Menu

16-20 Toasts

The Ultimate Super Bowl Menu

Gulf prawns are tender and sweet and make a delicious pairing with these creamy goat cheese toasts. Combined with fresh garlic and butter, this decadent first course will bring pleasure to everyone’s palate.


  • 1 large baguette, sliced into 1-2 inch thick slices
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil for brushing baguette slices
  • 8 ounces creamy goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped chive
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 – 1 ½ lb Gulf Prawns (about 20-24), deveined with tails on, patted dry with a paper towel
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • Additional chopped fresh chive for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Brush each slice of baguette with olive oil, one side only, and place olive oil side up on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for about 8-10 minutes, just enough to lightly toast the baguette slices. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with a little salt.
  • In a small bowl mix together the goat cheese and chopped chives. Spread a teaspoon or more onto each toast. Either keep the toasts on the baking sheet or place the toasts on a serving platter.
  • Season the prawns with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet or sauté pan over medium high heat and then add 2 tablespoons butter and the oil. When the butter and oil are hot, almost smoking, place the shrimp in a single layer in the pan and brown on each side, about one to two minutes each side. You may need to brown the shrimp in batches depending on the size of your pan.
  • Once the last batch of shrimp is browned, add all the shrimp back into the pan and take the pan off the heat. Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons butter, chopped garlic and squeeze of lemon coating all the shrimp.
  • Place one or two shrimp on each goat cheese toast and then garnish with additional fresh chive. Serve immediately.
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    Max’s Five Ingredient Blueberry Cobbler

    Easy five ingredient blueberry cobbler // Karista's Kitchen

    I love it when children get excited about cooking.  When they realize they can take a few simple fresh ingredients and transform them into something delicious to eat.  The dazzled little expressions on their precious faces says it all.

    We have several “little Chef’s” in our extended family.  Our two tweens, Max and Amelia, definitely get motivated about good food.  Not that our teenagers and young adult members don’t cook, but I have to tell you, when Max and Amelia get cookin’ in the kitchen it’s usually a delicious masterpiece of a meal.

    Easy Five Ingredient Blueberry Cobbler // Karista's Kitchen

    This yummy blueberry cobbler recipe is compliments of our Chef Max.  While visiting my sister one summer, Max whipped this up in a snap and I fell into blueberry heaven!  It was so simple, so fresh and so delightful.

    The cobbler is incredible when prepared exactly as written.  However, I played around with the recipe a bit and added a few different flavors that compliment blueberries.  The first cobbler I added fresh ground cardamom, another I added a pinch of cinnamon and the last cobbler I added lemon zest and dried lavender buds.  They were all astoundingly delicious!

    However you decide to prepare this blueberry cobbler, you won’t be disappointed.   A great big special thanks goes out to our Chef Max for sharing this delectable dish!

    Keep dinner simple… Enjoy the flavors of life.

    Delicious Wishes and Loads of Love,


    Max’s Fresh Blueberry Cobbler

    Serving Size: 6-8

    Max’s Fresh Blueberry Cobbler


    • 1 cup self rising flour
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 cup whole milk
    • 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
    • 3 cups fresh blueberries
    • Zest of one lemon (optional)


  • Pre-heat the oven to 350F.
  • Melt the butter and add it to the bottom of an 8x11 glass baking dish or baking pan.
  • Whisk together the flour, sugar and milk. Pour it on top of the butter.
  • Toss the lemon zest with the blueberries and then sprinkle the blueberries over the top of the flour mixture.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes or until the cobbler is golden brown on top.
  • Serve with Vanilla Bean ice cream or fresh whipped cream.
  • Notes

    For a variation you can add 1/2 teaspoon of ground cardamom or ground ginger to the blueberries. Or try adding 1/4 teaspoon of dried lavender buds.

    To make your own self rising flour: for each cup of all-purpose flour, add 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt and mix together. You can store this in a sealed container.

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