By Kayla Miller, REDBOOK
If you're not a big beer drinker, we've got some fun cocktails you can whip up at your Super Bowl party this year. Whether you're rooting for the New England Patriots or the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI, these stiff drinks will make the win even better or the loss a little less painful.
1 oz. SKYY Infusions Blood Orange
2 oz. Prosecco
1 oz. mineral water
Serve cold with or without ice in an old fashioned glass.
Recipe by Jon Gasparini, Rye on the Road
Related: The 30 Best Party Foods of All-Time
2 oz SKYY Infusions Dragon Fruit
2 oz energy drink
¾ oz sour mix
Serve on the rocks.
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- The Daily Meal | Game Time Guide | Tue, Jan 31, 2012 3:43 PM EST | CommentsA crispy exterior with crunchy skin and tender meat seems to describe the perfect hot wing for many. There is also a consensus for the desired level of heat - generally, the hotter the better.
For game days, there's nothing better than hot wings
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So how does one make this ultimate hot wing? It's actually much easier than you think. Big Lou of Wildwood BBQ and Ivy Stark of Dos Caminos show how home cooks can make their wings in one of two ways: fried or baked.
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If you choose to fry (assuming you don't have a home fryer), cook the wings in about two inches of hot oil in a deep pan (please be careful if doing this when guests are over). Or, if you're hosting a large party or looking to make multiple batches, bake the wings ahead of time and then finish them in the broiler to get that super crispy finish. Of course, you can always bake in the moment, but, according to Big Lou, preparing them ahead of time frees you up to watch the game, the Oscars, ...Read More »
- The Editors At Sharecare | Game Time Guide | Wed, Feb 1, 2012 4:21 PM EST | CommentsWill you root for the Patriots or the Giants on Super Bowl Sunday? Either way, game day goodies will be part of the lineup. Here are 5 healthy snacks that look and taste like the beloved originals, so your waistline will win, even if your team doesn't.
Love pizza on game day? Make it a thin-crust pie topped with veggies.
1. Better-for You Buffalo Wings
Traditional buffalo wings are deep-fried, drenched in a spicy butter-based sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. That adds up to 350 calories, 12 g of fat, and a whopping 1,160 mg sodium per serving. To trim that down, swap the wings for lower-fat chicken tenders. Marinate the tenders in nonfat buttermilk, dredge them in a combo of flour and cornmeal, and bake 'em. Trade full-fat sour cream for reduced-fat in the blue cheese dressing.
Save: 93 calories, 16 g fat, and 778 mg sodium
2. Pizza to Go
Boxes of delivery pizza are a convenient game-day standby. But watch those toppings and your choice of crust: One slice of Domino's deep-...Read More »
- Kwala Mandel | Game Time Guide | Wed, Feb 1, 2012 6:00 PM EST | Comments
Guac Bowls, where the competition gets vicious for the title of best spread). But before attempting to throw any old ingredients together with an avocado, take some advice from the experts.A projected 71.5 million pounds of avocados will be consumed during the Super Bowl, and it's hard to avoid all the guacamole and chips (in fact, some Super Bowl parties are first and foremost
The most important ingredient is ripe avocados. The least is the avocado pit, which people often leave in guacamole bowls thanks to a belief that it will prevent the oxidation that turns guac brown. It's a common mistake, but leaving the pit won't offer any kind of protection. "It will keep the area directly under the pit from browning, but no more," says Jan DeLizer of the California Avocado Commission.
The real solution, says Golden Door spa executive chef Curtis Cooke, is to place a piece of plastic cling wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole to protect it from oxygen exposure. "I also use li...Read More »
- Good Housekeeping | Game Time Guide | Wed, Feb 1, 2012 12:05 PM EST | CommentsThat's right. It's that time of the year again. The time of the year when you can breathe easy because formal holiday entertaining is far behind you and you can trade in champagne cocktails and "hors d'oeuvres" for Super Bowl-worthy beer and nachos. For me, February 5th will be less about the two titan teams of the northeast battling it out for bragging rights and more about whether I've ordered enough bulk packs of chicken wings to feed my hungry friends.
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