The New Year’s here and that means a day of hanging with friends, staying warm inside and enjoying college football games. You’ll need food and beverage ideas to keep you own gatherings fueled and we offer some cozy favorites to get your party started.
Here’s a crowd-pleasing, white-meat alternative to chili made with beef. This White Chicken Chili is ideal for basketball or football watch parties, tailgating, and casual gatherings! If dark meat isn’t your thing, substitute chicken breasts, chopped. Also if you like it spicy add a bit more red pepper flakes. For garnish, top with diced tomatoes, cheese, green onions and sour cream. Recipe here.
Freshly chopped avocado and diced ripe tomatoes make for an incredibly delicious and gorgeously green guacamole. Warm up some tortilla chips and dig in! Freshly-made guacamole really hits the spot, served with crisp chips and an ice-cold Margarita. Recipe here.
Give your nachos some Mediterranean flair with this delicious, and simple, recipe for Mediterranean Walnut Nachos. Take a walk on the Mediterranean side with cucumbers, kalamata olives, red bell peppers, tomatoes, onions and oregano. Recipe courtesy of California Walnuts.
Hearty stuffed crust pizza layered with a four-meat blend of sausage, bacon, Canadian bacon and pepperoni, with black olives and bell peppers-–all smothered in gooey melted Mozzarella cheese served with a side of red sauce for dipping. Recipe here.
Grilled wings are a healthier alternative to fried wings, but just as satisfying. Use your favorite cayenne pepper sauce, and serve these with a chunky blue cheese dressing. Be sure to have hot crusty bread for dipping in the delicious wing sauce. Grilling the wings is also a wonderful way to showcase any other flavorful sauce. Recipe here.
Crispy Maple Chipotle Hot Wings are a great appetizer, party dish, or game time snack. We added the craveable smoky-sweet flavor combination of rich maple syrup and smoky-hot chipotle chilies in fiery adobo sauce to our favorite hot wing recipe for a bold flavor upgrade! Feel free to adjust the heat level with more or less chipotle chilies in adobo sauce. Recipe here.
These bars are great at the holidays with their festive green mint layer. They have a cake-like first layer, then mint, then dark chocolate on top. Keep these refrigerated or frozen until about an hour before serving. Recipe here.
These decadent cupcakes are a winning combination of rich coffee-infused craft beer, chocolate cake, and cold-brew coffee buttercream. This is a half-scratch recipe that can be adapted to taste and will fill the kitchen with a wonderful coffee aroma while baking. Feel free to use your favorite coffee stout, we chose Imperial Grind, brewed with ground espresso and cold-brew coffee, from Mother’s Brewing Company. Recipe here.
Something for sports fans of all ages, these food craft football fields can be made any time of the year! Show off your kitchen skills in under 15 minutes – less time in the kitchen means more time with friends and family watching the game. Recipe from Food Channel Guest Chef Tracy Bush, Nutrimom.
The margarita includes ingredients that should stimulate the four primary tastes: sweet, sour, salty and bitter. This recipe achieves a nice balance of these tastes.
Stay warm this New Year’s and enjoy great food with friends!