In keeping with my personal tradition, I'll be baking some desserts to represent the teams.
In recent years, I baked cupcakes based on each city's culinary specialties. My favorite being Super Bowl XLIV (2010)'s match-up between New Orleans and Indianapolis. I baked Banana foster cupcakes for New Orleans. And a Midwest favorite, chocolate peanut butter, for Indianapolis. I also made peanut butter banana and chocolate with vanilla buttercream. I was especially proud of the logos made with melted chocolate piped on waxed paper.
I might challenge myself for Super Bowl XLVI by breaking away from the cupcakes. Boston is know for its Boston Cream Pie and New York has its New York Cheesecake. Neither of these desserts are easy to enjoy while watching
Banana Cream Pie Cookies by forgivingmartha via Eat Live Run for the New England Patriots.
And Cheesecake Pops by Bakerella for the New York Giants.
If desserts aren't your thing, I have a few suggestions for apps from my arsenal:
To top it off, don't forget your craft beer! Sam Adams for New England (obviously) and Brooklyn Brewery for New York.
What are you bringing to this year's Super Bowl party?