The Super Bowl is More than Just Football . . . .

by | Feb 13, 2010 | Appetizers, Entertaining, Family Traditions, Recipes

My husband and I spent Super Bowl weekend with our friend Julie Martin.  We figured we had been doing this for about 20 years. Most years we do not care which team wins, but we still make it a party with all the typical Super Bowl fare.

Julie had prepared the following food for us to enjoy:

  • Chili with cheese and Fritos
  • Salami, assorted cheeses and crackers
  • Potato skins
  • Cheese stuffed bread sticks
  • Jalapeno artichoke dip
  • Guacamole
  • Spinach dip
  • Cajun popcorn
  • Salsa, cream cheese and tortilla chips
  • Fruit platter
  • Brownies (for our sweet tooth)
  • Brown sugar smokies
  • Sweet and sour chicken wings

Julie Martin’s 2010 Super Bowl spread

A new recipe for us this year was brown sugar smokies. These were little smokie sausages wrapped in bacon, sprinkled with brown sugar and then baked. YUM!!

But our all time favorite is the sweet and sour chicken wings.  They are sweet and sticky and fall off the bone.  The recipe is below.

~Wendy Howe~

Sweet and sour chicken wings

Sweet and Sour Chicken Wings


  • 2 lbs. chicken wings
  • 1 package onion soup mix
  • 2 – 18 oz. jars apricot pineapple preserves


Mix the jars of preserves with the package of onion soup mix. Cut off the bony wing tips and discard.  Cut each wing in half at the joint.  Place them in a single layer in a greased, shallow 9 x 13 baking dish and cover with the preserves mixture. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.