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No one will care about the big game — or the commercials — when they’re gathered around these delicious eats.
Melt-in-your-mouth tender, thick, and rich — this ground beef chili is wonderful over rice or scooped up with tortilla chips.
Southern-style ham and cheese sliders doused in a tangy butter-poppy seed sauce are perfect for football parties because they feed a crowd and can be made ahead.
Transform an ordinary block of feta into an addictive and flavorful spread with burst cherry tomatoes, capers, and a flash under the broiler.
Made from tomatillos, this salsa is tangy, fiery, chunky, smoky — and 100% good enough to eat with a spoon.
These light and elegant chicken meatballs make a fantastic appetizer — just make them smaller and spear with toothpicks.
Chickpea lovers will love — even crave — this salad. It’s perfect for potlucks and parties because it travels well and can be made ahead of time. Feel free to add feta cheese crumbles to bulk it up, if you like.
This dip has all the flavor of Buffalo wings, minus the mess.
Skip the Velveeta: from-scratch queso is so much better! This version — made with fresh jalapeños, Cheddar and Pepper Jack — is dangerously addictive served warm with tortilla chips.
With layers of corn tortillas, spicy ground beef, roasted tomato salsa, and cheese, this casserole is a cross between traditional rolled enchiladas and lasagna — yet easier to make than both.
These smoky, spicy Sloppy Joes — or “Sloppy Jenns” as we call them around here — are made entirely from scratch. Pile the beef onto toasted buns and serve with my Sweet & Tangy Citrus Slaw.
Start with thick-cut applewood smoked bacon and slather it with a maple syrup, brown sugar, and chipotle glaze halfway through cooking — as the bacon cooks, the glaze thickens into a shiny, candy-like coating. It’s addictive!
This tangy and creamy cheese spread is often referred to as the pâté of the South. Made from sharp Cheddar, mayonnaise, cream cheese, and jarred pimentos, it’s wonderful on crackers, crudités, sandwiches, or even burgers.
This recipe makes a ton, improves over time, and can be served cold or room temperature, so it’s the perfect do-ahead dish for a potluck or picnic.
These chicken nachos are loaded with pulled rotisserie chicken in a spicy chipotle-tomato sauce and ungodly amounts of cheese.