2 dozen brownies
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Big Flavor for the Big Game
(Family Features) Looking for a way to kick up the flavor for your game-day party? Tailgating by the stadium or watching on a big screen, you can add great taste to the menu with a versatile cheese such as Jarlsberg.
This recipe can be made ahead of time, then popped onto the grill or under the broiler to be ready before the next time out.
For more recipes with big flavor, visit www.tailgatejarlsbergstyle.com.
Makes 16 appetizers
16 pickled jalapeño peppers, rinsed and drained
2 4-ounce logs fresh goat cheese
1 cup grated Jarlsberg cheese
1/2 cup grated Manchego cheese*
1/4 cup diced green onion (scallions)
Dash of hot sauce
Optional garnish: pickled mini hot red pepper
Using small sharp knife, cut slit down one side of each pepper. Leave stem intact and remove seeds and veins. In bowl, mash goat cheese with Jarlsberg, Manchego, onion and hot sauce. Divide among peppers, stuffing each generously. Refrigerate. (Recipe can be made ahead to this point.)
Arrange peppers in heavy aluminum foil packet. Grill 8 - 10 minutes until cheese begins to melt. Garnish with cilantro and, if desired, hot red peppers.
*If you can't find Manchego, use 1-1/2 cups Jarlsberg.
(Family Features) The recipe for a successful sports party calls for three main ingredients - cheering friends, delicious snacks and fun activities for all.
When the weekend rolls around, who doesn't love an excuse to round up friends and family to watch a major sporting event? This season, have the party at your place and score big points with your friends and family:
With a little bit of preparation and some team spirit, your party will be a real winner. For additional recipe ideas for your game day bash, visit www.chexpartymix.com.
24 (1/2-cup) servings
(Family Features) - It's the biggest sports day of the year - what are your plans for the Big Game? This year, grab a few of your favorite sports fans, stock up on all-star snacks and get ready to party. Here are some tips to help make your party one that could get you honored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame:
Got a printer and a package or two of plain white t-shirts? Create a custom t-shirt commemorating your party using iron-transfer paper. Better yet, create two - one cheering on one team, one for the other. Everyone will love to have a souvenir of the day.
Use masking tape to "draw" a line roughly down the middle of your party space - then decorate each side of the room in one team's colors. Have fans sit on whichever side represents the team they're rooting for. Start that friendly rivalry going the second your guests walk in the door and you're sure to have a lively crowd from the very beginning.
Give the fans at your party another way to express their passion for the game and their team. Pick up a couple of soft foam footballs that can be hurled at opposing fans at the party when a big play is made.
Football watching can be hard work - and your guests will get hungry. So it's essential to have plenty of hearty, tasty snacks on hand. Make it easy on yourself and keep the menu simple, with one or two hot appetizers and plenty of munchies.
Did you know that 11 million pounds of potato chips are served on Super Sunday? This year step up your potato chip game and skip the ordinary chips in favor of all-natural, great-tasting Kettle Brand Potato Chips. With many intense, all-natural, delicious flavors to choose from, you're sure to find the right flavor combination for your get-together.
Set bowls of snacks all around the room to keep the party circulating. Put out crowd-pleasers such as Emerald Deluxe Mixed Nuts or Pop Secret Premium Popcorn. Salty, crunchy munchies will be exactly what your partiers will crave.
Your guests will also be thirsty. Make sure you have plenty of drinks that are easy to access. If you're not sure how much to purchase, the general rule of thumb to go by is five six-packs for every ten guests.
Consider bringing an extra TV or two into your party room to expand the crowd's viewing options. If you really want to go big, rent a mega-screen for the day.
Your guests will be interested in watching the game (and talking trash) - they won't care if their food is served on your grandmother's fine china. Make set-up and cleanup easy on yourself and go with "green" paper plates and napkins made from recycled paper.
This year, in honor of the biggest sports day of the year, Diamond Foods, Inc. and the Pro Football Hall of Fame are teaming up to honor Party Excellence. One lucky fan will win the prize of a lifetime and be recognized during the enshrinement weekend at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, complete with a trophy awarded by a Hall of Famer and a plaque on display. If you think you have what it takes, visit www.SnackBowl2011.com to find out more.
SOURCE: Diamond Foods
(Family Features) - Even armchair quarterbacks can fuel themselves like the pros. Mitzi Dulan, co-author of "The All-Pro Diet" (with Atlanta Falcon's Tony Gonzalez), recommends keeping a bowl of almonds close by to provide sports fans with power throughout the game - whether on the sidelines or the field. A good source of energy, almonds can help keep fans going from kick-off to the final countdown, and they're a great way to snack guilt-free without sacrificing flavor.
"Almonds are ideal for snacking because just one ounce - roughly one handful - is a tasty treat that helps crush cravings and provides hours of sustained energy that athletes and fans need," says Dulan.
Game day snacks don't have to be loaded with grease and calories to be tasty and satisfying, Dulan says. Instead, whip up a batch of smart snacks before kickoff that cover the flavor bases: Dulan's Chocolate Almond Popcorn and Spicy End Zone Party Mix provide a sweet snack in one hand and a spicy, savory crunch in the other. Together they tackle any craving that comes along.
For fans of something a little heartier, try a grown-up version of a kids' favorite: Mahi Mahi fish sticks with a crunchy almond coating provides a more substantial snack for a more sophisticated crowd. They're fun, easy to put together and will combat any craving straight through to the post-game wrap-up.
Or keep it simple. A bowl of roasted almonds will meet the crunch craving football fans have on game day. Keeping a few favorite snacks while subbing out others for something healthier will keep everyone sated without feeling deprived.
Having worked with numerous NFL players like Tony Gonzalez, Dulan is no stranger to coaching athletes to keep their hunger in check and energy up.
"I tell my professional football clients that smart snacking is the key to maintaining optimal energy levels," she says. "It's easy to keep a bag of almonds and dried cherries in your gym bag for a quick pick-me-up, or to make your own power energy bars by mixing together almonds, almond butter, dried fruit, flaxseed and honey. They're great to have on hand after a workout or anytime you need an energy boost."
Visit AlmondBoard.com for Dulan's fun, football-ready snack recipes for athletes of any kind, as well as the Pro Snacker page for snacking tips and more.
ServesYield 12 servings
SOURCE: Almond Board of California
(Family Features) - Classic commercials, historic plays and close company are all quintessential elements to the perfect game-day get-together. The biggest obstacle for many Super Bowl shindigs is how to best tackle the menu. Ideal dishes need to be finger-friendly, universally appealing and well suited to feeding hungry groups. Here are six vital tips for sidelining game day stress, as well as a sumptuous all-American recipe guaranteed to be the MVP of your party planning playbook:
Game Plan Greatness: Plan ahead and prepare as much of the food as possible before the blitzing begins, so you don't have to miss any of the pre-game fun shut-out in the kitchen.
Supe-up Team Spirit: Use colorful team jerseys, posters and pennants to create a festive field of decorations. Build a little friendly rivalry by decorating one side of the room for each team, or line table tops with green turf in place of coasters and table clothes.
Stock Your Roster With Reserves: Game day parties bring hungry crowds, so when planning for food quantities, think big to avoid a grocery store rush at fourth quarter. In addition to your starting line-up of dishes, you may also want to consider preparing items that you don't bring out until half-time.
Avoid Penalties, Safety First: Make sure to offer a variety of "mocktails" (non-alcoholic beverages) for kids and designated drivers.
Be Replay Ready: Set up your digital video recorder (DVR) the night before the Big Game so you can be sure to capture close calls and commercials for a second look or laugh.
Simplify the Sideline Set-up: To save time and money, choose shareable favorites like pitchers and punches (rather than complicated cocktails) and bowl dips and finger foods like this hearty Cheeseburger Bowl Dip, provided courtesy of King's Hawaiian Bakery:
For more bowl dip recipes, visit www.kingshawaiian.com/recipes.
ServesMakes 8-10 servings
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SOURCE: King's Hawaiian
(Family Features) - What better way to serve a hungry gang than with two crowd-pleasers: meatballs and BBQ? Anyone hosting a big game gathering needs to have recipes on-hand that are hearty and tasty, while still being easy to prepare.
The easiest and fastest way to find what you need to feed the fans is by utilizing local club stores like Sam's, where shoppers can huddle and find great game-day foods and entertaining items at affordable prices. These crowd-pleasing recipes start off with Byron's Hand Pulled Pork BBQ and Casa Di Bertacchi Meatballs, both sold at Sam's Clubs nationwide.
The Mini Meatball Hamburgers are made from fully-cooked meatballs crafted from an outstanding, authentic family recipe. The seasoned and lightly steamed meatballs can be warmed up quickly and paired with a tasty sauce for some super-star sliders.
BBQ Nachos take game-day appetizers to a whole new level. Made with hickory-smoked pulled pork that's finished with a sweet and spicy sauce, this BBQ is ready to be warmed up and loaded up with fan-favorite nacho toppings for an appetizer that will have your guests calling for a replay.
For more information about Byron's Hand Pulled Pork BBQ, Casa Di Bertacchi Meatballs, or for additional recipes, visit www.ClubEntertaining.com.
Makes 26 appetizers
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Cheeseburger Variation: Place a small slice of cheddar cheese over each meatball.
6 @ $2.14 per serving
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Serving Suggestions: To grill hoagie, assemble sandwich on a large sheet of heavy-duty foil. Wrap in foil. Grill, covered, over medium-low heat for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted
12 @ $1.38 per serving
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Serving Suggestions: Sprinkle chili with grated Asiago, Romano or Parmesan cheese.
6 @ $1.69 per serving fried or $0.91 per serving baked
20 to 25 minutes
24 @ $0.52 per serving
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Serving Suggestions: Add 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper for a spicier dish. Serve garlic toast with diced tomatoes and chopped black olives. To serve in a bread bowl, cut off the top of a round loaf of bread; carefully hollow out bottom, leaving a 1-inch shell. Cube removed bread. Spoon cheese dip into bread shell. Serve with bread cubes.