Get your Game On with these Winning Recipes

Championship games mean top of the line get togethers with friends and family and ultimately, fantastic food options. While gorging on your favorite game-day snacks is easy, being responsible for bringing a dish that everyone will love can prove more challenging. That’s why we’ve put together this game day guide to help you impress your friends with your culinary skill and basketball knowledge!

DIPS SURE TO BE A SLAM DUNK

If you’ve been tasked with bringing a dip, try to spice it up with this Chipped Beef Spread made with mustard and horseradish and served with pita bread. You can also keep it classic with Salsa Ranch Dip and tortilla chips.

APPETIZERS AS THREE-POINTERS

For the appetizers, we’d highly recommend trying these Tuscan Bites. Zucchini, red peppers, beans and Italian dressing all packed into a tiny tortilla chip is just the bite of flavor your guests are looking for. If you want something with a little more heat, Chorizo Stuffed Jalapenos may be the way to go. Once you’ve had your heat fix, cool it down with Ranch Vegetable Bruschetta and prepare for the main course!

ENTREES TO MAKE YOU THE MVP

If you still have any room left, go for some Cocktail Wings made with cocktail sauce, hot sauce, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Or, for a lighter meal, try a Southwestern Roll Up with turkey, salsa and mayonnaise.

WHEN THE GAME GOES INTO OVERTIME

And while you are feeding your hunger, don’t forget to feed your brain! Here are some March basketball fun facts that are sure to impress your friends:

-The odds of filling out the perfect bracket are 9,223,372,036,854,775,808
-Record for most overtimes in a single game is 4
-A number 16 seed has never beaten a number 1 seed
-Lowest seed to ever win the tournament was number 8 Villanova in 1985
-Number 1 seeds have made the final four every year except 1980, 2006 and 2011
-No team from the Northeastern Conference has ever won a game to get past the round of 64

 

*facts from Mashable, History Channel and Fox Sports

 

Caitlin Hutchinson

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