Chipped Beef Cracker Spread

Need an appetizer with a kick? This cracker spread, from the Association for Dressings & Sauces, is perfect for any festive gathering.

3 1/2 oz. dried chipped beef

2 Tbsp. butter

8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature

2 tsp. yellow mustard

1/4 cup deli-style horseradish sauce

1/2 cup green onions, finely chopped

Finely chop the dried chipped beef and saute in butter until it sizzles. Mix together the cream cheese, yellow mustard and horseradish sauce until smooth and creamy. Stir the chipped beef and green onions into the cheese mixture. Spoon the spread into a serving dish and chill before serving. Serve with assorted crackers.


Grand Champagne Cocktail

Try this stunning cocktail courtesy of Bobby Flay from “Boy Meets Grill.” This easy recipe from foodnetwork.com takes just a few minutes to assemble and yields four cocktails.

4 shots orange-flavored liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier)

4 teaspoons honey

4 fresh strawberries, tops trimmed

1 bottle Champagne, well chilled

4 chilled Champagne flutes

Add the orange-flavored liqueur, the honey and the strawberries to a food processor and process until smooth. Fill the chilled glasses halfway with the strawberry mixture and then fill the rest of the glass with Champagne. No need to garnish.


Brisket Sliders with Pickled Red Onion and White Cheddar Cheese

For the brisket:

3 lbs. beef brisket

1 16-oz. can beef broth, low sodium

Salt and black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 F. Season brisket with salt and pepper. Place in a medium casserole dish and roast for 30 minutes. Add beef broth, cover with foil and reduce temperature to 300 F. Cook for two hours until tender.

For the pickled red onions:

3 large red onions, sliced thin

2 cups red wine vinegar

3/4 cups granulated white sugar

2 Tbsp. salt

Mix vinegar, sugar and salt until sugar dissolves. Cover sliced onions with the vinegar mixture and let stand 30 minutes.

To assemble these 12 sliders from the Association for Dressings & Sauces, slice the brisket thinly and coat with sauce. Slice potato rolls in half and toast lightly. Place a slice of white cheddar cheese on bottom half of the roll and a few slices of brisket on the cheese. Top with pickled red onions and enjoy.

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If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party, you know that there will be plenty of time spent the day before or even the day of the big game prepping food for all your hungry football fans. To help your preparation go smoothly and save you time, here are are a few tricks get things ready.

— Cook a large number of hot dogs using a slow cooker. Make sure to allow 2-4 hours to cook hot dogs.

— Use a salad spinner to evenly coat wings in your favorite sauce.

— Use a cooler to cook corn-on-the-cob in bulk. Place ears of corn in a cleaned cooler and then pour two large pots of boiling water into the cooler and close the top. Let cook for 30 minutes.

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