Super Bowl Krispy Kreme Donuts {Carolina Panthers}

So, who are you rooting for?! More importantly, did you know that The Krispy Kreme donut originated in North Carolina?! The first store was located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and although they sold primarily to convenience stores, Vernon Rudolph would sell to anyone who came by during production hours {between midnight and 4 am!}. Well I would call all of that the perfect excuse to make one of my favorite things, donuts that is, on game day! These copy cat Krispy Kremes are delightful and a fun thing to have amongst all of the wings, chili and my Mile High Beef Nachos {Denver Broncos}

1 1/4 cups water, warm
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1/4 cup honey
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons non fat dry milk
1/2 tablespoon salt
4 cups vegetable oil

4 sifted cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk

Directions: Pour the warm water into the bowl of your stand mixer. Sprinkle the yeast evenly over the water. Drizzle the honey over the yeast. Let rest for 5-10 minutes until yeast is very foamy.
Add the flour, dry milk, and salt to the bowl. Knead with the dough hook on a low speed for 6 minutes until the dough is elastic and no longer sticky.

Cover the bowl and let dough rise until doubled in size. Punch down the dough and roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out the doughnuts, and be sure to cut a small hole in the middle {this prevents the center of the doughnut from being undercooked, so don't skip it!}.

Cover and let the dough rise once more for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile heat 2 inches of oil in a pot. Gently place each donut in the oil. Once you see brown begin to creep up the side, flip them. Once they look cooked, remove and place on a wire rack over paper towels to let dry and cool slightly.

Whisk together the powdered sugar and milk. Add 1-2 tablespoons of additional milk if the glaze is too thick for dipping.

Recipe adapted from Food Fanatic.

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Super Bowl 50 Mile High Beef Barbacoa Nachos {Denver Broncos}

Who are you rooting for? Today I made dueling snacks to represent each team! I am not sure who will win the game {best football food}, but these Mile High Bronco nachos are darn good! Stick that beef in the slow cooker and your Barbacoa meat will be ready to top nachos for your Super Bowl 50 guests, plus your house will smell delicious!

3 lbs chuck roast (fat trimmed), cut into 2-inch chunks
5 cloves garlic, minced
5 chiptoles in adobo sauce, chopped
1/2 jar spicy salsa
1 onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tbs apple cider vinegar
1 tbs cumin seed, chopped
1 tbs oregano
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 cup beef broth

Directions: Combine ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low for 7 hours or high for 4. You'll see below I added some shredded chicken to the nachos too, because why not?!

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