Recipes for a Football Party Guest

A group of friends watching a sporting event.

The big game coming up is one of the most worldwide watched events in America, and now that is only a few days away you’ll need to get prepared! If you are hosting a football party, or even attending one, don’t be the person that shows up empty handed! Show up with a dish that will be an immediate touch down.

I have a few recipes in mind that I will share with you today that will be as noteworthy as the commercial line up this year for sure. The point is not quantity, it is quality. You don’t have to go crazy, bringing an appetizer or two will do the trick. Below are some appetizers recipes sure to bring home the win!

Buffalo “Wild, Wild, West”Chicken Wings Recipe


Ah, buffalo chicken wings, a food that can be ate under any circumstance, anytime, anyplace. Well, almost anywhere. Wings are a food that bring me physical joy when I eat them (I’m only half kidding). Plus, if I am going to break my New Year’s resolution on any dish, it will be the wings this Sunday. There is also the added bonus that buffalo wings are quick and easy to make, great finger food, and great starter food to kick off the first quarter of the game with! The noteworthy recipe comes from the Food Network and will take you through step-by-step instructions, simple enough for any aspiring cook or game lover.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 pounds chicken wings, split at the joint, wingtips removed and discarded
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese, such as Maytag (about 3 ounces)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Carrot sticks, for serving

For the full recipe, head over to the Food Network here.

Loaded Nachos Recipe

Did someone say nachos?! There is no denying that nachos are a great snack. Not only are they delicious and easy to make, but they tend to fill you up very quick. They are a great appetizer to snack on during and even after the game! With that in mind, check out this tasty and delicious recipe from the Food Network for loaded nachos.


  • Corn tortilla chips
  • 4 vine ripe tomatoes seeded and chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and finely chopped, for medium to hot heat level
  • 1 small white onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup, 2 handfuls, cilantro leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1-pound ground sirloin
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dark chili powder
  • 1 1/2 ground cumin, half a palmful
  • 2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper sauce
  • 1 can black beans, 15 ounces, drained
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4-pound pepper jack cheese, shredded, about 2 1/2 cups

For the full recipe, head over to the Food Network here.


Now that your quick, easy, and delicious appetizers are ready and prepared within the hour, you have some time to relax before the big kick off!

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