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Fabulous Football Food - All-Star Recipe Ideas for Your Game Day Buffet

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It's time for the big game, and if you want your spread to be just as exciting as the action on the field check out these all-star recipe ideas.

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip
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The great thing about spinach and artichoke dip, besides the fact it's a party favorite, is just how easy it is to make. Mix it up, bake to a bubbly, golden brown, and serve with your favorite breads and crackers.

Creamy Deviled Eggs

The addition of a little cream cheese to the traditional deviled eggs filling gives this recipe an interesting twist. Deviled eggs are a kitschy classic, and while people may poke fun, they're an American party food icon for a good reason!

Spicy Orange Bison Meatballs

Bison is a low-fat, full-flavored, and delicious change of pace from the usual beef in this meatball recipe. The spicy orange glaze works so well with the subtle gaminess of the buffalo meat, but you can also use beef if you like. This meatball recipe can be served equally well as an appetizer or entrée.

Salami-Pops - Cream Cheese and Salami-Rolled Breadsticks

Photos (c) John Mitzewich
Salami-pops are simply breadsticks wrapped with cheese, spinach and salami. This creative salami appetizer recipe is perfect for any occasion where you need an easy and inexpensive bite.

Baked Reuben Dip

Photo © noblepig.com
If you like Reuben sandwiches (and who doesn't!), you will love this creative deli dip! A perfect snack for any football game festivities.

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Photo © Flickr user mccun934
This spicy grilled shrimp recipe is an easy, but impressive, seafood dish. A few hours in the spicy marinade, and these shrimp are ready for the fire. The recipe calls for shell-on shrimp for extra flavor, but these grilled shrimp can be done with peeled ones as well.

Spicy Chicken Lettuce Cups

This healthy and delicious chicken recipe is a snap using a cooked rotisserie chicken from the market, and a jarred salsa. The contrast between the crisp, cold lettuce cups, and the spicy, stewed chicken is wonderful. This chicken recipe can be served as an appetizer or a main course.

Lamb Sliders

Photo (c) Sunday Night Football Cookbook
Sliders, which are nothing more than mini burgers, are a very popular item right now, and lamb sliders with a bright, creamy cucumber-yogurt sauce takes the idea to a new level of deliciousness.

Jalapeno Popper Dip

Photo © Big Red Kitchen
This creative jalapeno popper dip recipe has the great spicy taste of fried jalapeno poppers without all the extra work.

Chicken Wings

Photo © John Mitzewich
A collection of America's most popular chicken wing recipes. From the classic Buffalo-style chicken wings, to new Asian-influenced recipes.
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