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2013 Super Bowl Treats

An About.com Guide Virtual Recipe Exchange

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Super Bowl Sunday is less than two weeks away, and it's down to four teams. So, it's time to plan your game day menu! Let About Guides to Food & Drink help you plan your menu with our Super Bowl recipe exchange. We will be offering plenty of marvelous Super Bowl recipes to choose from, starting today and right up until the coin toss.

For even more Super Bowl Treats, check out these desserts.

Hosting a Super Bowl Party? Use These Tips.

1. Vegetarian Super Bowl Treats

Toasted Pita Chips with Edamame Hummus
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About's Guide to Vegetarian Cooking says: I prefer to make my own homemade bean dip, and I recommend you avoid the sodium-laden canned stuff and make your own as well. It's quite easy, and even the most laid-back Super Bowl party host can pop open some beans and add some salsa and cheese. Here are eleven vegetarian bean dip recipes to choose from for your vegetarian or vegan Super Bowl party.

Vegetarian Super Bowl snacks should be quick and easy to prepare so that you can spend time enjoying the game, popping back beers, or screaming at the TV, depending on who's winning. And, with all those multi-million dollar commercials, who wants to pop back into the kitchen during a commercial break? Not me, that's for sure!

If you'd rather eat on the light side and pass up the wings (even the vegetarian wings and meatless mini-"meat"balls), here's a few lighter snacks that are still absolutely munch-able and a breeze to prep in advance:

2. Super Bowl Recipes to Feed a Crowd from Cooking with Kids on About.com

7 Layer Dip
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From dips to nachos to pizza, chili and wings, this collection of Super Bowl recipes features everything you could possibly need to throw a great game day party. Kick off the big event with the crowd-pleasing 7 layer dip, add some baked chicken wings or one of my hearty chili recipes, and your guests will be in Super Bowl heaven.

3. Fresh and Delicious Super Bowl Snacks from Our Guide to Local Foods

Potato Chips
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Super Bowl parties don't need to be laden with processed food – use these Superbowl Snack recipes from our Guide to Local Foods to make fresh, delicious Super Bowl snacks like homemade potato chips, spicy peanuts, and succulent beer-basted spicy glazed ribs.

4. From Our About.com Guide to Busy Foods - It's the Super Bowl or Not

Creamy Buffalo Chicken Dip
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The Super Bowl is one of the biggest events of the sports world. But not everyone loves football. About's Guide to Busy Cooks says, "Whether you know all the stats of your favorite team or would rather watch a romantic movie or the Puppy Bowl, I've got quick, easy, and delicious recipes for your type of party!"

5. From Our Guide to Southern Food

Chicken Wings
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Diana, our Guide to Southern Food, suggests:
Game Day Chili:
This great-tasting slow cooker chili makes a big batch, perfect for a game day gathering. Serve with a big pan of cornbread or corn sticks.

Spicy Chicken Wings in Barbecue Sauce:
For a Super Bowl snack, chicken wings can't be beat! These spicy, crowd-pleasing chicken wings are browned under the broiler, then they're slow cooked with a simple spicy honey barbecue sauce mixture.

6. Spanish Tapas Top the Super Bowl

Spanish Omelet
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Lisa and Tony, Guides to Spanish Food suggest Spanish Tapas for The Super Bowl. Appetizers rein supreme on Super Bowl Sunday, so it is the perfect party to lay out a tapas table. From classic Spanish tapas, like potato omelet (called tortilla de patata) or pinchos morunos, to spicy pork cubes, or patatas bravas, potato chunks with spicy sauce.

7. Cocktail Menus for the Super Bowl

Boston Cocktail
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Brighten up your game day party with a team-themed cocktail or two. The Super Bowl XLVII cocktail menus are in: Super Bowl XLVII Cocktail Menu.

8. Gluten Free Recipes

Gluten-Free Nacho Cheese Dip
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Gluten-free sports fans, team up and sack gluten with our terrific collection of crowd-pleasing Super Bowl Party recipes!

9. From Our Cooking for Two About.com Site

Photo by Dave Scantland Reprinted with Permission
Photo by Dave Scantland Reprinted with Permission
Just because you've decided to skip the parties and bars this Super Bowl, that doesn't mean you can't make a few easy but festive recipes for watching the game at home. Whether you're looking for appetizers like crisp Crab Rangoon or more hearty fare like spicy Asian pulled pork sandwiches, check out these great recipes, all scaled for two: Super Bowl for Two.

10. Garlic Knots from Our Pizza Guide

Garlic Knows
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Impress your guests with these easy and delicious garlic knots, perfect for a Super Bowl party. Pair them with pizza, chili, or spinach dip for a touchdown snack! Garlic Knots .

11. Sweet Treats for the Super Bowl

Sweet and Salty Fudge Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Sweet and Salty Fudge Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
No Super Bowl Party would be complete without something a little sweet with all of those savory treats. Besides Sweet and Salty Fudge, you'll find several other treats on this page too.

More Super Bowl Sweet Treats
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