Evelyn Brandon – For The Record

Are you ready for some football? Better yet, are you ready for some football food? Nothing says family football watching parties, or playing armchair quarterback with friends, like good old snacks. Pair these snacks with your favorite adult beverages and you can’t go wrong. There will be more party/snack food recipes coming in the near future.

Ritz Crackers with parmesan

1 stick melted butter

1 package Ranch dressing mix

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 Tablespoon red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 box Ritz crackers

Stir ingredients together, then toss and coat box of crackers. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

Another snack that will leaving them screaming for more are these little bacon wrapped smokies. Each time I make these, or take them as an appetizer, they are gone in the blink of an eye.

Bacon Wrapped Smokies

1 pound bacon

1 pound Little Smokies

1 stick butter

2 cups brown sugar

Cut bacon into thirds, and wrap each link. Placed wrapped links into baking dish. Melt stick of butter and mix one cup brown sugar into melted butter. Pour butter mixture over links, and sprinkle rest of brown sugar over links.

Bake 15-20 minutes at 375 – then turn up to 400 for 5-10 minutes, or until bacon is crisp.

*I always double or triple this recipe (depending on where I’m going), and then transfer into a crock pot to keep warm.

Bon appétit!