Whether you watch the Super Bowl for the game, the commercials or maybe even opt for the Puppy Bowl instead, every Super Bowl party isn’t complete without a plethora of sweet and savory snacks designed to please party-goers palettes. Offers.com surveyed more than 1,000 people to find the top Super Bowl party foods and snacks that football fans across the United States plan on consuming this year for Super Bowl XI. The average consumer plans on spending $37 for Super Bowl related expenses, according to the survey.
When the gang gathers at your house to watch the game, heeding three hints on how to throw a terrific party can help you really score compliments.
1. Figure not everyone has an equal interest in the actual game itself. Consider setting up a second party room, maybe even with another TV.
2. Set up soft drinks, water and fruit juices as well as beer.
3. Go for the traditional but with a twist. Serve chicken wings that just about everyone can enjoy, such as these:
Gluten-Free Crispy BBQ Chicken Wings
2 4.5-oz. bags Crunchmaster Sea Salt Multi-Grain Crackers
1 cup gluten-free barbecue sauce — use divided
½ cup honey — use divided
4 lbs. chicken wing drumettes
Pour ¾ cup of the barbecue sauce and ¼ cup of the honey in a large plastic storage bag and mix. Add the chicken wings, close the bag and toss several times to coat the wings with the sauce. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours. Preheat oven to 450° F. Spray two baking sheets with gluten-free, nonstick cooking spray. Grind the Crunchmaster Sea Salt Multi-Grain Crackers in a food processor or blender to fine crumbs and pour onto a dinner plate. Remove a chicken wing from the marinade, roll in the cracker crumbs to coat and place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken wings. Discard the marinade. Spray the tops of the wings lightly with gluten-free, nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 25−30 minutes or until browned and cooked thoroughly (registering 165° F on an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the wing). Combine the remaining ¼ cup barbecue sauce with the remaining ¼ cup honey and serve with the wings for dipping.
Makes about 30 wings.
— Source: North American Press Syndicate
Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Chicken Dip
This robust creamy dip tastes like Buffalo Chicken Wings but without the mess! Serve hot with nachop chips, celery sticks or veggies.
Makes: 4 cups dip
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 20 min
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 (8 oz. pkg.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce or Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1/2 cup crumbled bleu cheese or your favorite shredded cheese
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Combine all ingredients and spoon into shallow 1-quart baking dish.
Bake 20 minutes or until mixture is heated through; stir. Garnish with chopped green onions if desired.
— Source: franksredhot.com
Of course pizza is only a phone call away — although it might take a few extra minutes tonight — but here is a homemade pizza recipe sure to be a hit with friends and family.
Mike’s Homemade Pizza
1 (.25 ounce) envelope active dry yeast
1 cup lukewarm water
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons shortening
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
6 fluid ounces water
1/2 teaspoon white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Prep time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and shortening. Stir in the yeast mixture. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 45 minutes.
Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion until tender. Stir in tomato paste and water. Season with sugar, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, basil, oregano, marjoram, cumin, chili powder and red pepper flakes. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes.
Recipe makes 2 (12 inch) pizzas. Divide dough in half, and spread onto pizza pans. Cover with sauce, and desired toppings. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
— Source: Allrecipes.com