Olympic Feast : Recipes Inspired by Team USA

There are only 3 days left before the start of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada - and what better way to celebrate than enjoying a delicious menu inspired by Team USA.

Dressed up in red, white, and blue, these Taste of Home recipes - such as Heartwarming Chili, and Patriotic Ice Cream Cupcakes - are worthy of any Olympian. So, while Shaun White, Apolo Ohno, Gretchen Bleiler and the rest of Team USA arrive at the Olympic Village, whip up some of these scrumptious recipes, think snow and help cheer on Team USA to Olympic gold.

Team USA Olympic Recipes

Patriotic Ice Cream Cupcakes - These red, white & blue cupcakes are perfect for your next Memorial Day or Fourth of July get-together. Red velvet cupcakes are layered with blue ice cream and frozen whipped cream topping -- a festive way to turn cake and ice cream into a hand-held dessert! -Taste of Home Food Styling Team

Heartwarming Chili -
A touch of baking cocoa gives this chili a rich flavor without adding sweetness. When I was growing up in the North, we served chili over rice. But after I married a Texan, I began serving it with chopped onions, shredded cheese and, of course, corn bread! - Audrey Byrne, Lillian, Texas

Pretzel Sparklers -
"These irresistible treats are simple enough for kids to make, and they sell well at bazaars," says Renee Schwebach of Dumont, Minnesota. "You can use different candy sprinkles to reflect other holiday themes."

Sweet 'n' Tangy Chicken Wings -
"This slow cooker recipe is perfect for parties. Put the wings in before you prepare for the party, and in a few hours, you'll have wonderful appetizers!" -Ida Tuey of Kokomo, Indiana

Buttercream Blast Layer Cake -
The decorations on this patriotic dessert remind me of a fireworks display. Since the recipe includes both cookies and cake, people can take their pick…or have both! -Jennifer Lindstrom, Brookfield, WI

Grilled Honey-Mustard Brats - These dressed up brats are bursting with honey-mustard flavor. Tailgaters and grill-masters are sure to love this recipe and ask for more. -Denise Hruz, Germantown, Wisconsin

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