What we made for the Superbowl.

Lynn’s Baked Potatoes (this is how my mother-in-law makes potatoes – turned out good!)

1 large baking potato per person

Olive oil


Preheat oven to 450°.

Scrub the crap out of the potatoes – do more than just take the dirt off. Poke holes in one side of the potato 3 times with a fork. JUST ONE SIDE, people. Lightly coat it in olive oil. Add a generous coating of coarse salt (we use sea salt up in here).  No foil or baking sheets either, we live on the edge of burning our house down. You probably DO need to put foil down in your oven, though. Just in case.

Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Pile a bunch of unhealthy stuff on it to your liking.

Symphony Brownies

1 (17.6 oz) pkg. brownie mix w/walnuts

3 (6 oz) Symphony candy bars with toffee chips – we used the 4 oz something bars.

1. Prepare the brownie mix according to package directions.

2. Line a 13×9 pan with foil and spray with Pam. Spoon in half of the batter and smooth with a spatula. Place the candy bars side by side on top of the batter. Cover with remaining batter.

3. Bake according to package directions. Let cool completely, then lift from pan with foil. Cut into squares.

* Kevin says that you probably need to bake longer than the directions say. Ours weren’t completely done, but they were still awesome.

Recipe from Paula Deen & Friends cookbook!


One Comment on “What we made for the Superbowl.”

  1. Kev says:

    Couple of comments…

    1) The baked potatoes are awesome, people. And yes, you do need to put a sheet of foil down on the lower rack (not the one the potatoes are on).

    2) The Symphony© bar brownies are great, but I offer up this modification. Use the regular milk chocolate bars, not the ones with toffee in the middle. Here’s why: When you bake these in the oven, the toffee hardens and it’s not unlike biting into a piece of VERY stale peanut brittle (don’t ask me how I know that). You do, however, absolutely need to use Symphony© (or some other high-quality chocolate) bars. My thought is this: If you’re gonna do it, do it right, man.

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