Honey Beer Glazed Wings

 Our Patriots didn’t make it to the Super Bowl, but it doesn’t mean we can’t participate in the festivities on game day. To many, it’s all about the game, but to others it’s all about the food (and halftime). I pledge allegiance to latter camp. I have been working on a new wing recipe for the special occasion....more

Weekend Menu Planning: Pittsburgh vs. Green Bay - Which Team Has the Best Food?

This Sunday, most people in the U.S will be watching the Super Bowl and probably indulging in some favorite foods while they watch. By now those who care about football know exactly which team they're cheering for, while those who care more about food know exactly what dishes they'll be making. If you want to add to the menu, it might be fun to serve something that's a traditional dish from Pittsburgh or Green Bay, so I've found some ideas to tempt you. ...more

If you cut down on the sugar in the Primanti's coleslaw recipe, it's actually sort of healthy! I ...more

Superbowl Game Day Recipes

If you are still looking for ideas as to what to serve for game day, here's some of the recipes I've pulled from my archives to give you some ideas.  I'm not exactly sure where I'll be watching the game this weekend.  The options range from a. my couch to b. a sushi place on the West Side to c. a house party to which I've been invited to d. the divey Irish bar a block over from where I live.  No matter where you are or where you catch the game, I hope that at least you'll have some great food to snack on during the festivities.Buon appetito!...more

Sour Cream Chicken Nachos

It's a bit over a week until the Superbowl, and I'm sure that your party menu is already planned, if you are doing one.  As promised, here's an additional post with a recipe using another of Brooklyn Salsa Company's products.  I've been having a great time this week making a couple of different dishes with their salsa, and I've passed out some hints to friends about other ideas for meals to make with a few of their flavors.  The Staten Island salsa with its tomatillo and tomato roots provides the flavor base for these Sour Cream Chicken Nachos (photo below).  The first time I had these was when I went to Texas to visit a friend from college.  It was love at first bite with the spicy chicken, cool sour cream, gooey cheese, and crunchy tortilla chips.  Back in Virginia, we didn't really have much Tex-Mex.  I'd eaten tacos with packaged seasoning and shells from a box, but that was about as far as anything resembling Mexican food ever got.  Well, except for the Chili con Queso I mentioned previously....more

Weekend Menu Planning: Dip Into Something Hot for Superbowl Sunday

If you live in the U.S., you no doubt realize there's a big football game coming up on February 6. Whether you're going to a party, hosting one, or just watching with the family, it's time to start planning your Superbowl menu. I think every Superbowl party needs dips, and lately I've been dreaming about hot and creamy dip recipes. I hope you haven't finalized your menu yet, because I'm sharing some options for you to test out before the big game day arrives. ...more

I love to see what people bring for our annual party, but don't care about the game at all. ...more

Superbowl Fun to Keep You Entertained Until It's Time to Watch the Game

There's no sense writing anything new about food the morning of Superbowl Sunday. By now, everyone has planned their Superbowl menu and they're either preparing the eats or hanging around munching and waiting until it's time to watch the game (or the Superbowl Ads if they're like my brother, who records the game and fast-forwards through the football.) And if you're getting just a wee bit bored waiting for the game to start, it's the perfect time to take a look at these Superbowl-related posts that are just silly enough to be fun. ...more