Tomato Basil Dip

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[Editor's Note: Though Julie of Savvy Eats envisioned this as a dip for the kind of game night where the attendees play Scrabble, poker or Monopoly, this is also a perfect dip for a game night of the football kind. It's a creamy, rich and comforting option that would go as well with chips as with slices of bread, and is a great option for the vegetarian fans, as well. This post is part of the menu at The Food Network's Big Game edition of The Communal Table, an online celebration of football game-friendly foods. You can participate in the event on Twitter by searching for and using the hashtag #pullupachair—we want to hear what you're bringing to your Big Game party this year! --Genie]

Warm Tomato Basil Dip

Game nights call for easy-to-eat-one-handed dips and snacks and appetizers. May I suggest this dip with some crusty baguettes or French bread? It pairs tomato, basil and Parmesan, which is always a winning combination, and it makes plenty for 6, 8 or even 10 people to snack on.

Warm Tomato Basil Dip

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BlogHer: Warm Tomato Basil Dip
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YumSugar: Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Men's Health: Angry Dijon Mustard and Honey Glazed Chicken Wings
Healthy Eats: Baked Buffalo Wings
FN Dish: Alton Brown's Buffalo Wings
Gourmet Live: Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

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