culinary review

Superbowl Drinks & Appetizers

Last Modified: 02/02/12
First Published: 01/22/08
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These classic party dishes can make any superbowl party stress-free and fun. How about a cornmeal topped chili and a beer margarita to go with it... For snacks, refried beans is always a classic with good quality corn chips. And why not serve a feta dip with vegetables as well as avocado nibbles which makes a healthy and tasty addition.



Chili with Baked Cornmeal Topping

When you feel like having chili, but want to make it something special, then why not make a chili baked with cornmeal topping. It is a very tasty and comforting way to serve chili – the golden cornmeal topping bakes on top of the chili in a Dutch oven and provides a perfect meal in one pot.

Refried Pinto Beansrefried beans

Why in the world would you buy canned refried beans when it's so easy to make your own. If you already have some cooked pinto beans on hand (either cook up a large batch in advance and freeze portions - or use canned), then this dish will be done in no-time and the result is more than satisfying.

Spicy Buffalo Wingsspicy buffalo chicken wings

This recipe from America’s Test Kitchen produces perfect spicy buffalo wings with the traditional hot, tasty flavor. A classic hot sauce such as Frank’s Louisiana Hot Sauce provides the recognizable taste (hot, slightly sweet and vinegary) and coupled with brown sugar, apple cider and extra Tabasco, the sauce gets the right kick.

Cheesy Classic Nachosclassic nachos

Sometimes nothing beats classic nachos with lots of cheese, spicy peppers and lots of tasty toppings such as homemade guacamole, salsa and sour cream. Nachos happen to be really simple to make. You need some good quality chips, about 2 cups of cheddar cheese and habero peppers as well as tasty toppings.

Twice Baked Potatoestwice-baked potatoes

These twice-baked potatoes are easy to make and absolutely delicious. They are perfect plain with some sour cream and salsa with some crispy bacon bits. These potatoes are also easy to prepare in advance - the perfect party food.

Feta Dip with Lemon and Parsleyfeta vegetable dip

This is a very nice and crisp dip that is perfect to serve along with vegetables or chips. It is really so easy to mix together your own dip, as opposed to buying an onion dip mix which usually is quite salty anyway. This dip has a really nice flavor and the feta provides good taste and texture. Make sure to let the dip rest for at least an hour before serving, it makes a big difference in taste.

avocado appetizerAvocado with herb cheese on hard bread

This is a very simple way to serve avocado as a nibble or small appetizer - these little bite-size pieces will be gone in no time!


margaritaClassic Margarita

You can't go wrong with a classic Margarita. This one is made from the basic ingredients tequila, triple sec and lime juice.

Beer Margarita

This is a very refreshing drink where the beer flavor doesn't stand out at all, it only adds a crispness and freshness to the drink.

grapefruit margarita

Grapefruit Margarita

This simple drink is really refreshing and different as opposed to a regular margarita. Not to speak of how much easier it is to juice one or two grapefruits instead of six or seven limes!