Cooking with Hope: Score a touchdown with these Super Bowl recipes

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Chicken wings are a must for most Super Bowl parties. The wings can be made in a variety of ways: baked, barbecued, broiled, roasted, steamed and slow cooker style.

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Published: Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 19:12 PM.

Millions of people watch the Super Bowl Game on TV; however, statistics indicate that only half are watching it for the game — the other half is really watching it for the commercials. No matter why one watches, it’s the food that adds to the enjoyment of the companionship and festivities. These can’t just be any foods — they must be foods that are very tasty, snack-like, yet filling. New surprises in recipes are usually a welcome treat.

By the way, jarred salsa has zero fat and is a good source of lycopene, a cancer fighting nutrient in cooked tomatoes. Choose a lower sodium one and pair with unsalted chips. I used salsa verde in the 7-layer dish to keep the nice green color of the guacamole. The standard red salsa may be used instead, if desired.

Chicken wings are a must for most party people, and they can be made in a variety of ways: baked, barbecued, broiled, roasted, steamed and slow cooker style. Wings are considered to be an iconic party food. They can be sweet, hot, spicy, sweet and sour, simple or elaborate.

Here are a few of my favorites. The onion dip is oh-so-tasty; sometimes I make a double batch so there are leftovers. The white chili is a nice change of pace, and the chicken chunks add a good texture to the recipe. To make it thicker I mash one can of the beans and leave the second one whole and stir into the pot. The homemade taco chips are the perfect accompaniment. The guacamole dip is a little twist on the 7-layer dip, hope you enjoy it! The shortbread pecan cookies are a special treat and you can’t eat just one.

Enjoy!

Seven Layer Dip



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