Twisty Blue Cheese Breadsticks: Throwing 4 interceptions

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The big game day is coming!

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Superbowl 2015 is fast approaching and I’m getting excited. I am not usually a huge football person. I like watching a good fast paced game of football, but on a whole I usually pass up the change to get emotionally involved in sports.

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Yeah, that was true … until the Seahawks won the Superbowl last year. I totally fell for the hype. I was living in Seattle last year and 12th man fever sucked me in. It was so fun to cheer for a team and then to see them win. There was a parade when the team returned home and some of my professors even cancelled class to let their students cheer for the homecoming champions. It was just so fun.

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So you can imagine this past Sunday was spectacular. If you didn’t watch the game, I’m not sure I can explain. The Seattle Seahawks were awful. They couldn’t play for beans. Our quarter back, Russel Wilson threw four interceptions. FOUR INTERCEPTIONS. Ay ay ay…

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And then, when everything was lost they turned it around and WON. There were so many great plays and shouting and cheering. Fun times.

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So I’ve begun to plan for a victorious win this upcoming Superbowl. I’ve had “game food” on the brain for days. For me this means carbs. Carbs and chocolate. Mmmmm…

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These breadsticks are just as spectacular as your favorite team winning. They are soft on the inside, but crunchy buttery on the outside. With just the right amount of savory herbs and tangy blue cheese crumbles I might not even notice if the Sea Hawks lose this Sunday. That’s just how awesome they are. Plus, they are easy peasy. You don’t have to wait for the homemade dough to rise which means they come together really quickly and you can spend most of your time rating super bowl commercials, sipping beer, and cheering for your team.

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Go Hawks!

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Twisty Blue Cheese Breadsticks
 
Ingredients
  • 1 packet active dry yeast (2½ teaspoons)
  • 2 Tablespoons white sugar
  • 1¼ cup warm water (about 110 degrees F)
  • 2½ cups bread flour
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons oregano, divided
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • ¼ cup blue cheese crumbles
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl sprinkle the sugar and yeast. Add warm water and let stand until creamy and dissolved. About 8 minutes.
  3. Stir in flour, salt, oil, and 2 teaspoons of oregano
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead lightly until it comes together into a smooth round. With a rolling pin, roll the dough out into a 9x13 rectangle.
  5. With a pizza cutter or knife cut the rectangle in half and then into strips about 1 inch in width. Twist each strip of dough and place on baking sheet one inch apart. Brush bread sticks with melted butter and sprinkle with remaining oregano, garlic powder, and blue cheese crumbles.
  6. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with marinara sauce for dipping. Store leftovers in airtight container at room temperature for 5 days.

 

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