Playoff Picks

Warm up the competition with this Playoff Party menu!

Wisconsin Potato Cheese Soup Recipe

Wisconsin Potato Cheese Soup Recipe

Football fans from coast to coast will be watching this weekend's playoff games in preparation for the Super Bowl. While the teams battle it out on the field, you can warm up the competition with this Playoff Party menu. Invite over a team of friends and family and whip up one or more of these "super bowls." Each is a local favorite from one playoff team's home state. And when the clock runs out, finish up with a sweet dessert. That way, everyone's a winner!

Wisconsin Potato Cheese Soup

This recipe for Wisconsin Potato Cheese Soup was handed down to me by my mother. I was raised on a farm, and these ingredients were readily available in our area. We have many potato farms nearby, and, of course, being "America's Dairyland," there's always plenty of cheese and milk for this great-tasting soup. —Darlene Alexander, Nekoosa, Wisconsin

California Pepper Chili

In my opinion, this is the world's best chili! The California Pepper Chili features three meats in a peppery, eye-opening broth. —Robyn Thompson, Los Angeles, California

New England Fish Chowder

You can adjust the flavor of this New England Fish Chowder by adding a bay leaf or dried thyme along with the potatoes. Or garnish each serving with chopped fresh parsley or crumbled cooked bacon. —Dorothy Noonan, Quincy, Massachusetts

Nutty Cheesecake Squares

These Nutty Cheesecake Squares are easy enough to make for everyday occasions but special enough to serve company. They also travel well to potlucks and picnics. —Ruth Simon, Buffalo, New York