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Buds Banter or simply: We have a lot to say

January 26, 2009 - Taste Buds
WELCOME TO Buds Banter! This new blog aims to give readers an extra helping of fun from The Taste Buds focusing on our lives, food, cooking and our world in general! We've got a lot of fun things planned for our readers. Fun, you say? Yep, that's what we said! We're all about fun! We're planning give-aways and some of you may even have a chance to eat lunch with the Buds in the upcoming weeks! How's that for fun? We'll be showcasing recipes from our own kitchens, reader recipes and sharing stories from our zany lives, so sit back and enjoy the ride! Now, on with the show!

This week it seems we can't go out without being bombarded by scenes of black and gold! Yes, Super Bowl mania has hit the valley once again and about the only thing the valley loves more than than a good football game is a Super Bowl with the Steelers playing in it! Personally, we have never in our lives been on a football team - tackle, high school, flag, pro or otherwise. We may have gotten in on a game of Nerf football once or twice in our younger years but after being told we run like girls we quietly slunk off to the sidelines and have been there ever since! Still, we do love a good Super Bowl party! We are not going to lie to you. God made us MUCH better at eating than at cooking, that's why we try to stick with recipes that have less than four ingredients - so it's not surprising that one of our favorite Super Bowl foods only has three. Woohoo! You may or may not have eaten them before, but that's not the point. The point is 1) they are easy 2) they are inexpensive and 3) they are delicious. What else do you people want?!

Here they are: Glazed Cocktail Weenies

1 (15 ounce) bottle yellow mustard
1 (15 ounce) jar red currant jelly
24 ounces cocktail franks

 Mix equal parts jelly and mustard. Use the entire jelly jar. Place in a small crockpot Add weenies. Heat until bubbling. Keep on low. And, as an added fun feature, they can be eaten with toothpicks sporting brightly colored cellophane tips OR tiny plastic swords!

We probably shouldn't tell you that you'll have to run the length of roughly 50 football fields just to burn off one weenie. Muwahhh ah ah (evil laugh.) So, now that we've shared the secrets of our culinary success with you, we'd like to invite you to share your favorite party food recipe with us. Simply type it in the comment section after this post or email it to

Oh yeah -- one more thing...GO STEELERS!!


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