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Easy Antipasto Pasta Salad and the Big Game!

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It is that time of year again, time for the Big Game! Are you ready? We are getting ready here. For the first time ever football has been really big in our house. Up until a couple weeks ago my husband had been rooting for his grandpa’s favorite team. We’ve been married nearly seventeen years and my husband has never shown so much interest in football outside of the Big Game (and then we watched for the commercials and snacks). I had to ask him, “Who are you?” and “What did you do with my husband?” Seriously, I had no clue what is going on. Heck today my sixth grader came home asking me who I was rooting for in the Big Game. Ok, so we live in North Carolina, that may have something to do with it but all of this is rather surprising. Even when my oldest was playing football we didn’t have this much excitement. All I know is right now I have some family members that are excited for the Big Game and that means I need to make them some Big Game Day food. After all you can’t watch the Big Game without something to munch on.This year i’m thinking quick and easy is the way to go. My families favorite Red Baron Pizza, my  super Easy Antipasto Pasta Salad and for dessert a Key Lime Pie from Edwards Pies.

Easy Antipasto Pasta Salad | Country Girl Gourmet


Time for the Big Game with RITZ

Are you still trying to figure out what to make for the Big Game this weekend? Look no further! I have a bunch of great recipes right here for you that are awesome! How do I know that they are awesome? Easy! Myself and 7 other Allrecipes brand ambassadors teamed up with and RITZ to create the recipes. In addition to the 8 recipes the Allstar’s came up with 4 iconic New York restaurants came up with recipes also.

RITZ NY BLITZ | Country Girl Gourmet

Check them all out for yourself!

RITZ Steakhouse Bites by Doug Mathews

RITZ Steakhouse Bites |Doug Mathews

RITZ “Everything” Bites with Lox and Schmear by Country Girl Gourmet

RITZ Everything Bites with Lox and Schmear |Country Girl Gourmet

RITZ Spicy Asian Chicken Wings by Life Taste Good

RITZ Spicy Asian Chicken Wings | Life Taste Good

RITZ Pushcart Hot Dog Bites

RITZ Pushcart Hot Dog Bites |My Recipe Journey

RITZ Cuban Minis by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures

RITZ Cuban Minis | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

RITZ Fried Ravioli by Flavor Mosaic

RITZ Fried Ravoli | Flavor Mosaic

RITZ Hazelnut Gelato Sandwich by The 7up Experience

RITZ Hazelnut Gelato Sandwich | THe 7up Experience

RITZ New York Style Mini Crumb Cheesecake by The Lives & Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch

Ritz NY Style Mini Crumb Cheesecake | The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch

RITZ Country Fried Ribs with Zesty Buttermilk Ranch Dressing , created by Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

RITZ Country Fried Ribs with Zesty Buttermilk Ranch Dressing | Country Girl Gourmet -1

RITZ Humble Pie with Peanut Butter Mouse created by Serendipity 3

RITZ humble Pie with Peanut Butter Mousse | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

RITZ White Pizza Meatball Dip Created by Lomardi’s Pizza

RITZ White Pizza Meatball Dip | My Recipe Journey

RITZ Pastrami and Corned Beef Mini Sandwich, created by Carnegie Deli

RITZ Pastrami and Corned Beef Mini Sandwich |The 7Up Experience

So, What do you think? What will you be making for the Big Game this weekend?

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RITZ "Everything" Bites with Lox and Schmear | Country Girl Gourmet

I participated in a campaign on behalf of RITZ Crackers. I received a sample to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.