Football food—that bastion of carbs, grease and cheese—is not something I indulge in every Sunday.
Every Super Bowl, however, now that I can do.
Whether it's cocktail weenies in BBQ sauce or mini apple pie tarts, I love it all from simple to lavish.
What to dish out for the big game is an opportunity to flex a little creativity in the kitchen. I mean, who knew there were so many ways to make dip?
Do you have a Super Bowl recipe favorite? Include your recipe in the comments below before the big game for all to share.
Meanwhile, here are three (unscientific) rules for Super Bowl food stardom:
- Make it easy to eat. After all, waving a steak knife in the air after a touchdown is ill-advised.
- Use familiar-flavor favorites. I hate to say it, but the Super Bowl is not the time to impress the neighbors with your mango-curry chutney or masterful preparation of sweetbreads.
- Run the option. Make sure there's at least one hearty vegetarian snack (not just celery and carrot sticks) and one low-cal option for your guests. Just because you're prepared to down two pounds of ground beef doesn't mean that was the plan for everyone else.
is editor of sister site Mendota Heights Patch.