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Super Bowl Recipes for Two

Tasty snacks for game day

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Just because you've decided to skip the parties and bars this year for the Super Bowl, that doesn't mean you can't make a few easy but festive dishes for watching the game at home. Mix and match the appetizers, follow those with spicy chicken wings, chili or a warm sandwich, and end with something a little sweet. Whichever team prevails, you'll have a winning menu.

Sweet and Spicy Nuts

Dave Scantland
I use these nuts in so many recipes that sometimes I forget how great they are as a snack by themselves. They're really easy to make and keep for months in the freezer, so why not double the batch and keep some for later?

Chips and Guacamole

Dave Scantland
Maybe tortilla chips and guacamole are a game-day cliche, but they're certainly a delicious one. Making your own tortilla chips is easy as can be; pair them with red salsa and guacamole, and you'll be a winner.

 

Crab Rangoon

Dave Scantland
I used to order these at my favorite Chinese-American restaurant, but when I realized how easy they are to make at home (and how much better they were), I never looked back. You can substitute cooked diced shrimp or even chicken for the crab if you like.

Fried Shrimp

Dave Scantland
As long as you have the oil hot for the crab Rangoon, try these panko-fried shrimp too. They're great with the dipping sauce for the Rangoon, or make your own tangy remoulade sauce for them. Either way, you'll love them.

Chipotle-Honey Chicken Wings

Dave Scantland
A little spicy, a little sweet, these chicken wings are delicious, and they couldn't be simpler to make. Just salt, roast, and glaze them -- in under an hour, you'll have the best wings in town.

 

"Chili-Dog" Chili

Dave Scantland
We call this "chili-dog chili" because it's the kind we make for chili dogs, but it's also great over corn chips or fries and topped with cheese, or just on its own, if you like things simpler. Make it ahead and you'll be all set for the big game.

Sloppy Joes

Dave Scantland
If you've never had homemade sloppy joes, this version will make you a convert. The filling can be made ahead of time (even frozen) and just heated up on game day.

Spicy Hoisin Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Dave Scantland
Another delicious option for game day are these spicy pork sandwiches. If you like, buy "slider" buns for smaller versions of these or the sloppy joes. Like the other options, this filling is great made ahead and frozen.

Lemon Bars

Dave Scantland
If you want to end the game on a sweet note, these tangy, rich lemon bars are the perfect finale, whether or not your team wins the game. (Not a fan of lemon? Try these easy bittersweet brownies or pecan shortbread bars instead.)

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