• 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 tbl dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbl mustard
  • 6 tbl maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp cumin

it’s almost sunday. the big game. the super bowl.

the first thing i did this morning was head to whole foods. they had quite the selection. bbq and hot sauce all over the place, pre-cut celery and carrots, store made blue cheese dressing, what better way to make enetertaining easy right?

this year there are only a few of us celebrating, keeping it small, it’s mainly about introducing the kids this year to their dads all time favorite national holiday.

we are cooking up a storm. wings 2 ways, shrimp cocktail, pulled pork sliders, a taco table for the kids (using those scoops, ever see them? genius), plenty of cheese and crackers, olives, the whole deal, we are not holding back, even if there is only 6 other people coming.

i have made many apps over the past year. lot’s of stuff that would work great for a super bowl party. i’ve also been prepping this week so i have little to do on sunday afternoon.

here is a little review of some of those special apps that i think would be great for the super bowl:

  1.  avocado hummus, perfect for crackers or even chips
  2. spiced nuts, a great addition to the table, a little something to snack on with cheese
  3. eggplant caponata, perfect for chips and crackers, serve near the cheese
  4. garlic hummus, seriously, if you don’t have avocados
  5. mushroom bruschetta, you don’t need an excuse to make these

we cant forget the wings though, right. the wings are the most important (well, in this house it is). how do you make crispy but juicy and flavorful wings? so easy and so worth it.

fry the wings till golden in oil (yes, oil). drain on a paper towel and cover with sauce. bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 400. turn once to keep them crispy.

these are the most perfect, crispy but juicy and dripping of good sauce wings. i like to make a batch of hot and a batch of bbq wings. pick your favorite sauce and go to town. no need to make anything special, pick it up from the store. get your favorite kind and don’t skimp, the sauce is the best part, especially when it gets all over your hands (i insert a huge smile here).

now what about the real food? the food you can sit down with on a big plate with all of the above. how about pulled pork, or even a pulled brisket. there is nothing easier to make, especially if you have a crock pot. you can make your own bbq sauce or you can buy bbq sauce.

this is one of the easiest bbq recipes ever…that is, if you want to make your own.

easy bbq sauce for pulled pork or brisket

  1. whisk all the ingrediants above together and pour over pork or beef.
  2. cook high for 4-6 hours or on low 8-10.

have a wonderful weekend and enjoy yourself and your food! i will make sure to keep you updated with pictures!


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