Easy Ham and Cheese Pretzel Pinwheels

Here I am with another pretzel recipe, and I have to say that I’m not even the least bit sorry.  Especially because this time we’re not fussing around with making our own dough!  It’s easy to get excited about pretzel pinwheels that don’t take hours to make– simply pop open a can of refrigerated breadstick dough and you’re already ten steps ahead of the game.

Easy Ham and Cheese Pretzel Pinwheels.  These pretzels use refrigerated breadstick dough, so you don't have to worry about the wait required when making dough from scratch.  These come together in a snap and will be a hit at your next party!  | hostthetoast.com

Speaking of “the game”, these cheddar and ham stuffed appetizers would make an absolutely perfect party snack for your Super Bowl celebration this weekend.  Serve them with a little mustard on the side and a lot of beer to wash them down with and people will be begging for more.  You may want to make a double or triple batch.

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Cheesy Chorizo Cornbread Balls with Chipotle Dipping Sauce

If you’re anything like me in the way that your one, truest of all true loves happens to be Mexican food, and your second truest of all true loves happens to be appetizers in their many forms, then do I have a treat for you!  Also, we have a lot in common.  We may be kindred cooking spirits.

Cheesy Chorizo Cornbread Balls with Chipotle Dipping Sauce.  The upgraded version of Sausage Balls-- so good for parties.  Must have for the Super Bowl. | hostthetoast.com… 

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5 Ingredient Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Dip

I don’t know if Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Dip would typically fall in the Super Bowl Snack category, but I’m here to say that it should.  It should be available at every party.  It should be omnipresent.

5 Ingredient Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Dip.  This dip is a must-have for any party, and can be served cold or at room temperature so it's easy to make ahead! | hostthetoast.com

This is the kind of dip that people eat once and get hooked on, because it’s so simple to make but the flavors seem like they just keep coming.  Smooth cream cheese, salty feta, tangy red pepper, and spicy garlic and chipotle pepper make this dip unforgettable.

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Buffalo Chicken Mozzarella Logs

The Super Bowl is in less than two weeks, which means that I’m going to make as many appetizers as possible to pile into my face hole until the big game arrives.  Sometimes, I’ll even combine appetizers because I just can’t choose between them.  Who doesn’t love a little hybrid hors d’ouevre?  Anyway, I’ll be sharing all of these recipes right here, on the blog, so consider this your one-way ticket to tasty-town.

Buffalo Chicken Mozzarella Logs.  This mash-up of everybody's favorite appetizers (wings, mozzarella sticks, and egg rolls)  is just begging to be made for the Super Bowl. | hostthetoast.com

I’m proud to announce that this year I cracked down on the whole “learn to actually understand football, and not just the ‘field goal’ and ‘touchdown’ parts” thing.  It went well.  In fact, it went really well– I now know things like who belongs in which conference, what a two point conversion is… who got arrested, and… uhm… other extremely relevant things.   Really, there are other things.  I promise there are other things, I just can’t think of them right now.  I’m feeling pressured.

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Crispy-Skinned Baked Chicken Wings + Honey Chipotle Garlic Sauce

I am not what we’d call “proper” when it comes to table manners.  I rest my elbows on the table.  I devour my dinner in record time.  If I chew on gristle or bone, I’ll stick my hands right in my mouth and pick it out without a second thought.  When I eat, I can guarantee that I will make a mess in my wake.  I lick the sauce off of my fingers.

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings + Honey Chipotle Garlic Sauce.  You don't have to fry your wings to make them delicious!  A secret ingredient renders out all of the fat to crisp up the skin as the wings cook!  No added oil!  Perfect for the Super Bowl.

Essentially, I’m not the sort of person that fits in at a fancy restaurant (although that doesn’t stop me from trying occasionally).  I’m much more myself with a big bowl of sticky wings in front of me.  What’s more natural than chowing down on chicken wings and throwing caution and utensils to the wind?

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