SOURCE: Tastefully Simple

January 13, 2011 17:35 ET

Tastefully Simple Offers Fun and Flavorful Food Ideas for Your Big Game Party

New Recipes From Favorite Food Bloggers Designed to Score Big on Game Day

ALEXANDRIA, MN--(Marketwire - January 13, 2011) - The year's biggest event for football fans -- and sports fans of all kinds -- is just around the corner. February 6 is the date of The Big Game -- and Tastefully Simple suggests it's time to up your menu planning game -- because the parties are a big part of the fun!

Through independent consultants, Tastefully Simple offers a wide range of convenient, easy-to-prepare foods at home taste-testing parties. "This year, in honor of the upcoming Big Game and the parties that go along with it, three of Tastefully Simple's favorite bloggers cooked up some appetizing new ideas, like the ones below, using Tastefully Simple products," said Lynn Arnquist, Senior Lead, Communications. "We think these will score big with your guests, no matter who they are rooting for."

Wahoo! Chili Dogs
Ingredients
2 Tbsp. Wahoo! Chili®
1 lb. browned ground beef
8 oz. can tomato sauce
16 oz. can kidney beans, drained
1 cup water
Cheesy Chive Warm Dip Mix
8 oz. cream cheese
2 Tbsp. milk
10 hot dogs and buns
Shredded Cheddar cheese
Sliced jalapeno peppers

Directions
Combine first 5 ingredients in large saucepan; simmer 30 minutes. Combine Cheesy Chive Warm Dip Mix and cream cheese; gently warm in microwave until smooth and heated through. Add milk to thin if necessary to reach desired consistency for drizzling. Heat hot dogs; place in buns. Top each hot dog with warm Wahoo! Chili mixture, a drizzle of warm Cheesy Chive dip, a sprinkle of Cheddar cheese and sliced jalapeno peppers. Makes 10 servings.

Savory Chicken Wings
Ingredients
2 lbs. chicken wings
1 cup Pomegranate Chipotle Sauce
Additional sauce for dipping

Directions
Place chicken wings in a greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Pour sauce over chicken. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 60-70 minutes. Baste and turn once during baking. Serve with additional sauce for dipping. Makes 4-6 servings.

According to Jane Nachbor, tsrecipe.com blog author, Game Day food doesn't need to be fussy -- just fun, with plenty of big, bold flavor. "Plan food that is easy to serve and eat, so you and your guests don't miss any of the action," says Nachbor. "Keep your food like the game -- exciting and fun -- and your guests will have a great time, whatever the final score turns out to be."

For more tips and easy recipes for Game Day and everyday, or to learn more about becoming a Tastefully Simple consultant, please visit Tastefully Simple online at tastefullysimple.com.

About Tastefully Simple

Tastefully Simple is the original national home taste-testing company featuring easy-to-prepare foods. The company's unique, high-quality products are offered through independent consultants across the United States. For more information about Tastefully Simple, visit tastefullysimple.com.

Tastefully Simple's Wahoo Chili Dog is smothered with spicy chili and creamy cheesy chive sauce. Shredded cheddar and sliced jalapenos top off this Game Day twist on an all-American favorite.
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Savory Chicken Wings are a finger-licking treat with Tastefully Simple's exclusive Pomegranate Chipotle Sauce. Just pour, bake, baste and serve. Easy, fun and delicious!
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