It’s Super Bowl time and we all know that we can’t watch any kind of sporting event without snack foods – especially football. There will literally be millions of snacks being served throughout the day that Sunday, and I want to share a few of my favorites.

Our family usually just serves a few little finger foods and a variety of easy snacks during the day. Instead of standing in the kitchen and cooking big meals, we like to spend our time watching all the pre-game activities, commercials and commentaries.

With all that being said, I hope you enjoy the day and that your team wins. We will be supporting our “hometown hero” Earl Thomas III and his Seahawks.

Bon appétit!

Crack Sticks

1 loaf thin sliced bread (crust removed)

1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened

3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar

1 cup sugar

1-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3/4 cup melted butter

Flatten bread with rolling pin. Combine cream cheese and confectioner’s sugar. In a separate bowl combine cinnamon and sugar, set aside.

Spread a Tablespoon of cheese mixture on a slice of bread and roll up jelly roll style.

Dip in melted butter, then in cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Place on un-greased coolie sheet and bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or until brown.

Chili Con Queso

2 large Velveeta Cheese blocks, cut into chunks

1 medium onion, finely chopped

2 small cans chopped green chilies (amount optional)

1 can Cream of Celery Soup

1 small can evaporated milk

Put all ingredients into crock pot on low to cook and keep warm.  Serve with nacho chips.

Lemon Garlic Pepper Wings

2 pounds chicken wings

1/2 cup lemon juice

1 clove garlic

Salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup vegetable oil

Place wings in bowl, pour on lemon juice and garlic pepper. Shake wings making sure to coat all wings evenly. Marinate 2 hours at room temperature, stirring occasionally to keep coated.

Wings may be BBQ’d or just placed in a sauce pan and baked for 2-30 minutes, basting occasionally.