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Basketball fans, it's down to the March Madness Sweet 16! And whether you're a Syracuse Orange fan (like one of our editors) or a Louisville Cardinals lover, you need sustenance to get through the games (all eight of 'em). In our world that means plates piled high with chicken wings, meaty, spicy bites that satisfy and add a little heat to the madness.
The constant sounds of swishing hoops and blowing whistles coming from my TV can only mean one thing--March Madness is here! This year I'm skipping the greasy wings and slices of pizza while tracking my bracket, and opting for these healthy and satisfying game-day recipes instead. Stuffed Cherry TomatoesThe phrase big things come in small packages best describes flavor-packed Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes (shown here), which are perfect to pop while waiting for tip-off.
Sweet 16 to Elite 8 to Final 4... March Madness is basketball bliss, week after week. Chili is always right for game day, game night, game afternoon....
There's no sporting event quite like March Madness -- the steady march to victory through a succession of ranked opponents. When school pride is in full force, get-togethers to cheer on your team are almost mandatory. Dips are the perfect way to feed a roomful of hungry fans.
Balance the hot bean-and-cheese-topped chips with cool salsa, guacamole, and sour cream for a party appetizer that is always in demand.
A cinnamon-chipotle rub seasons these juicy bite-size burgers. Perfect for summertime entertaining, use the make-ahead recipe option to avoid party-day preparation time.
Cooked in a clay oven (a tandoor), this delectable, traditional dish has a signature deep red color and a tantalizing flavor. With this recipe for spicy chicken wings, you can enjoy the Indian classic on your buffet.
With morsels of semisweet chocolate nestled in rich butter cookie dough, these drop-and-bake cookies have become a longtime favorite.
Make this basketball cake and score points with the sports fans and athletes in your family.
Set out the toppers for the potato skins and let guests create their own appetizers.
For a heartier cheese dip, try adding fresh crab meat. Serve the dip as an appetizer with thick crusty bread or whole grain tortilla chips.
Serve this bean, cheese, sour cream, and salsa dip with homemade or purchased tortilla chips.
Perfect for special occasions and deceptively simple, this sophisticated bean dip appetizer mixes up quickly.
Score it big with sports-loving kids when you dish out this party cake. All it takes is a cake mix and canned frosting and some decorative embellishments for a winning dessert.
If you like munching this appetizer at restaurants, you'll love making them at home!