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Make This Super Bowl Really Super with These Great Finger Foods
by Wen Zientek-Sico

Simple tips and tricks for a fantastic super bowl party, complete with dozens of recipes perfect for parties large and small.

It is time for that dreaded annual fiasco, the Super Bowl Party. I have been to quite a few Super Bowl parties in my time and have thrown a couple myself. Hosts and hostesses usually have a terrible time planning and throwing a Super Bowl party. To someone who has never had to throw a successful Super Bowl party - or who has never been to a bad one - it may be hard to figure out just why it is so hard to plan a Super Bowl party. The problem can be summed up in one word: food.

In previous years it was acceptable to shove all of the men into a smoky living room and just shove beer and potato chips through the door when they started getting rowdy. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending upon how you look at it, that is no longer acceptable. Not only have our eating habits changed, but so have the faces of the guests at Super Bowl parties. No longer does the testosterone flow almost as fast as the beer. Football fans of both sexes and all ages are attending football parties. While I am sure that there are plenty of rooms filled with guys watching the game, it is more and more common for Super Bowl Sunday to be a family day where the whole family gets together with friends or relatives. It is somewhat difficult to feed Aunt Agnes a bowl of nachos and salsa with a cold beer alongside.

Obviously standard Super Bowl party fare has had to change quite a bit. It is not the best occasion for a sit down dinner unless you have the ability to seat most of the guests where they can see the television. Because the game and pre-show hubbaloo falls in the dinner hour it is necessary to food with substance or else arrange special meal times. You need food that does not interfere with television viewing, that is filling, that is portable, and that satisfies people of all ages. The typical response to this problem is to order pizza or other fast food with millions of other people on this busy day. There is a better and healthier way to deal with this dilemma: finger foods.

Before your football fans start griping about watercress sandwiches and escargot, let me assure you that finger foods can be hearty fare that will appeal to even the most dyed in the wool football fans. Items like Pigs in Blankets, Red Hot Chicken Wings, Onion Blossoms, and Cheese in Round Rye Bread are not what you would serve the Ladies' Garden Guild, but they make perfect fare for football fans.

Our Recipes

Artichoke Heart and Red Pepper Squares
Bacon Radish Pinwheels
Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
Blue Cheese and Walnut Spirals
Brandy Spiced Nuts
Candied Orange Walnuts
Cheese in Round Rye Bread
Chicken Florentine Pizza
Classic Clam Dip
Classic Deviled Eggs
Classic Guacamole
Crab & Cheese Mushrooms
Cream Cheese, Pepper, and Olive Appetizers
Creamy Cucumber Dill Dip
Crispy Won Ton Skins
Curried Deviled Eggs
Curried Onion Rounds
Curry Dip
Easy Herb Cheese Dip
Easy Lentil Dip
Easy Salmon Ball
Fat Free Herbed Bread Cubes
Favorite Chicken Quesadillas
Green Chile Squares
Healthy Chicken Quesadillas
Hot Bacon Cheddar Spread
Hot Crabmeat Spread
Hot and Spicy Cocktail Nuts
Italian Style Saucy Chicken Wings
Italian Vegetable Dip
Light Artichoke Dip
Mexican Cheese Bites
Mexican Fondue
Mexican Marinated Mushrooms and Onions
Mexican Meatballs
Onion Herb Bagel Chips
Pita Toasts
Prosciutto Rolls
Quick and Easy Cheese Straws
Queso for the Masses
Parmesan Chicken Wings
Pizza Fondue
Ranch Stars Appetizers
Red Hot Chicken Wings
Red, White, and Blue Canapés
Roquefort Dip
Rosemary Eggplant Dip
Savory Chicken Wings
Savory Crab Triangles
Savory Ham Triangles
Simple Hot Wings
Smoked Oyster Spread
Snacker Meatballs
Southern Sweet Potato Chips
Spectacular Spinach Balls
Spicy Cheese Wafers
Spicy Grilled Chicken Wings
Tortilla Scoops
Vidalia Onion Cheese Dip
Wen's Crunchy Cheeseball
White Bean Bruschetta

Off Site Recipes Perfect for Superbowl Sunday

2-Minute Black Bean Dip
Baby Hot Browns
Bacon Roll-Ups
Bacon Wrapped Dogs
Baked Olives
Barbecued Spareribs II
Bean and Bacon Pizza
Beer Meatballs
Bloomin Onion
Brown Sugar Smokies
Chicken Lollipops
Chili Cheese Dip
Chunky Guacamole
Dill Defense Dip
Fried Mozzarella
Half-Time Crab Dip
Honey Nut Huddle Spread
Italian Appetizer Wedges
Kickoff Sandwich
Mini Cuban Sandwiches
Monterey's Tex Mex Queso Dip
Muffaletta Sandwich
Nacho Nose-Guard Bites
Onion Blossoms
Over the Top Nachos
Party Salsa
Pigs in Blankets
Pizza Dip
Ranch Drumettes
Roundup Corn Cake Appetizers
Stuffed Jalapenos
Super Bowl Bites
Super Bowl Popcorn
Super Nachos
Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Teriyaki Wings
TGIFriday's Baked Potato Skins
Thai Chicken Skewers
Tomato-Olive Spirals
Tortilla Roll-Ups
The Village Brewery Dunstan Dip

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