It’s time for friends and family to gather and watch the biggest football game of the year. If you still haven’t figured out what to serve during the game, it’s not too late to come up with delicious treats that will have the football fans in your life cheering. For a few ideas, check out the recipes below. They were taken from Recipes Remembered, a collection of readers’ recipes shared weekly in Our Town and the Star Journal over three decades.
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Enjoy the game!
Pepperoni Pizza Dip
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. sour cream
1 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. red pepper
Mix above and spread in bottom of 10-inch quiche or pie pan.
1/2 c. pizza sauce
1/2 c. chopped pepperoni
1/4 c. chopped green pepper
1/4 c. chopped green onions
1/2 c. mozzarella cheese
Spread pizza sauce over first mixture. Sprinkle pepperoni, green pepper and onions on top. Bake at 350o for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes. Serve with crackers or vegetables.
16 pieces Brie cheese, cut to fit into the mushrooms
16 med. To lg. mushrooms, washed, stems reserved for another use
3 cloves garlic, minced
6 T. butter
4 T. parsley, minced
4 T. green onion, minced
Salt and white pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350o. Melt butter in skillet. Add garlic, parsley, green onion, salt and white pepper. Briefly saute the mushrooms, but do not cook fully. Coat the mushrooms well with butter. Remove the mushrooms to an ovenproof serving platter. Place a piece of Brie in each one. Bake just until the cheese melts. You can prepare one day in advance and refrigerate. You may sprinkle with chopped walnuts and green onions before serving. Serves 8.
Spiced Chicken Wings
12 chicken wings
3 T. sherry
2 whole star anise or equivalent
2 sticks cinnamon (each about 1 inch long)
2 T. dark soy sauce (make dark soy by adding equal amounts of bead molasses and soy sauce)
1 T. sugar
Place chicken wings in ungreased skillet with sherry. Cook until sherry is almost evaporated. Add 1 cup water. Cover and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Add anise and cinnamon; cover and cook 5 minutes. Add soy sauce and sugar. Cover and simmer about 30 minutes, occasionally stirring wings around in sauce. Total cooking time, about 45 minutes. When cooked, the wings should be tender and nicely coated in the sauce.