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February 2, 2005 04:17 - Super Bowl Party - Mexican Appetizer Recipes

Super Bowl Party - Mexican Appetizer Recipes

Yes, it's here again whether your favorite team is in the big game or not. The Super Bowl it seems is merely a good excuse to have a "big party".

The game itself is totally secondary to the great camaraderie of friends and sharing of fantastic food. I am sure you will enjoy these Mexican Appetizer Recipes.

Remember double up on the Chips, you are about to score with Black Bean Nachos, Chimichanga de Papas, Fiesta Queso, Tempting Tostadas, Flavorful Fiesta Flautas, Mexican Seven Layer Bean Dip and Guacamole.

Don't Forget the Great Salsa Recipes.

What's that? Where's the Chicken Wings?

...Well Okay, tomorrow we will "Wing It!"

Have a terrific Day!

Steve

February 2, 2005 11:31 - Ditch Pork Rinds for Pigskin on Super Bowl Sunday

Score big with more-healthful snack choices for Super Bowl party.

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Super Bowl XXXIX, which blasts off Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla., promises to be the biggest food feast of the year, second only to Thanksgiving.

As familiar and popular as the game itself, the Super Bowl party is an occasion for millions of football fans to gather around the television on a Sunday afternoon for three hours and to savor a host of goodies before, during and after half-time.

You don't have to be a football fan to join in the fun, just someone who loves good food. After all, snacking during the game is part of what the day is all about.

To Read the rest of the article including recipes for Chirizo Con Queso, Tortilla Lasagna, Quesadillas with Grilled Shitake Mushrooms and Jarlsberg, Texas Chile on Jalapeno Buttermilk Biscuits and Avocado Pineapple Salad

February 4, 2005 16:23 - Let's Wing It For the Super Bowl!

Let's Wing It for the Super Bowl!

Buffalo chicken wings, or Buffalo wings as they are more commonly known, were first prepared at the Anchor Bar on Main Street in Buffalo, New York in 1964. Teressa Bellisimo, co-owner of the Anchor Bar with her husband Frank, had the idea of deep frying chicken wings, soaking them in hot sauce, and serving them to their bar patrons with celery sticks and blue cheese salad dressing.

My first experience with "real authentic wings" was on an overnight in Buffalo at the Airways Motel...now a parking lot at the Buffalo International Airport. The wings were simply awesome and "addiciting" at the same time. You never had to set an alarm clock at the Airways 'cause those wings would start flying around about 4 to 4:30 in the morning...(big grin).

Next time Steve don't have a triple order.

A simple recipe you can make up on the fly so to speak for Buffalo wings use the unbreaded "flat and drummies" part of the chicken wing section. Deep fry them till done, I like mine a little bit on the crsipy side. Then literally soak 'em in a cayenne pepper based sauce, drain and serve.

The original sauce is composed of only five ingredients: cayenne pepper sauce, white vinegar, margarine, salt, and garlic. When using a prepared hot sauce of vinegar and cayenne pepper, the recipe is simply a mixture of hot sauce and melted butter.

Serve with celery sticks and lots of blue cheese dressing on the side. Buffalo wing sauce can be made with a variable amount of heat , "hot", "medium", or "mild" to suit your own taste...

Have fun with this narative of a recipe...it really is easy to do and you will be pleased with your results...

(source: Wikipedia contributors, "Buffalo Wings," Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, accessed 02/02/2005 http://en.wikipedia.org)

Buffalo Chicken Wings
(not authentic but very good)

2 pounds broiler-fryer chicken wings
1 egg
1 cup cooking oil
2 cups cider vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper to taste
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon celery salt
dash coriander
dash ground cloves
celery sticks
Creamy Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce: recipe follows

In medium bowl, beat egg; add oil and beat again. Add vinegar, salt, pepper,
cayenne, garlic powder, nutmeg, celery salt, coriander and cloves; stir well.

Cut chicken wings in half at joint; remove wing tips and reserve for later use
(soup stock).

Dip wing drummettes into sauce and place into shallow roasting pan.

Bake for 10 minutes at 500°F., turning and basting with sauce several times
until wings reach desired crispness. Remove from oven, drain and remove to a warm platter garnished with celery sticks.

Serve with Creamy Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce.

Creamy Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce:

In medium bowl, place 2 tablespoons chopped onion, 1 garlic clove (crushed),
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, 1 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup dairy sour cream, 1
tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon vinegar and 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese.

Stir and add salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste. Cover and chill.

(source National Chicken Council - Eatchicken.com)


San Antonio Style Chicken Wings

12 Chicken wings
1 cup picante sauce
1/3 cup Catsup
1/4 cup Honey
1/4 teaspoon Cumin -- ground
2/3 cup Sour cream -- dairy

Preheat the oven to 375 F.

Cut wings in half at joints; discard wing tips.

Combine 1/3 cup of the picante sauce, catsup, honey and cumin; pour
over chicken. Place in refrigerator; marinate at least 1 hour, turning
once. Drain chicken, reserving marinade. Place on rack of foil-lined
broiler pan.

Bake at 375F. for 30 minutes. Brush chicken with reserved marinade;
turn and bake, brushing generously with marinade every 10 minutes,
bake until tender, about 30 minutes.

NOTE: At this point, chicken may be refrigerated up to 24 hours. To serve, place 6 inches from heat in preheated broiler; broil 4 to 5 minutes. Turn; broil 4 to 5 minutes or until heated through.

Place 6 inches from heat in preheated broiler; broil 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce looks dry. Turn; broil 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce looks dry.

Spoon sour cream into small clear glass bowl; top with remaining 2/3 cup picante sauce.

Serve with chicken.

Makes 24 appetizers.


Just Can't Get Enough Great Chicken Wings

12 Chicken wings (2 lbs.)
1/2 cup Margarine or butter -- Melted
1 Envelope Lipton Recipe Secrets Savory Herb with Garlic Recipe Soup Mix
1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper sauce -- Optional To taste.

Cut tips off chicken wings (save tips for soup or broth.)

Cut chicken wings in half at joint. Deep fry, bake or broil until golden brown and crunchy.

In medium bowl, blend margarine, savory herb with garlic recipe soup mix and cayenne pepper sauce.

Note: Add more or less cayenne pepper to match your heat tolerance.

Add chicken wings; toss until coated.

Serve over greens with cut-up celery, if desired.



Have a great Super Bowl Weekend! Let me know if you liked any of these recipes...Let's see who to root for?

"The Super Bowl Game is Better With Great Salsa!"

Steve



 

February 4, 2005 16:35 - Who Else Wants to Increase The Authenticity of Your Mexican Food Recipe?

You are about to discover the secret to making your favorite Mexican food recipe very "authentic. Simply understanding the nuances of taste and texture, and using the correct Mexican cheese, Queso Blanco and Queso Fresco, will add fabulous flavor and the authenticity of real Mexican food you have been missing... To read more of this article (Go to this page)

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