March Madness Chow: Chicken Wings

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.

March Madness Snacks Get Healthy: Fresh Talk

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.

March Madness Chow: Chili Your Way

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....

Slammin' Dunks! 8 Party Dips for March Madness

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.

Macho Nachos

Better Homes and Gardens

Balance the hot bean-and-cheese-topped chips with cool salsa, guacamole, and sour cream for a party appetizer that is always in demand.

Chipotle Mini Burgers

Family Circle

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.

Tandoori Chicken Wings

Diabetic Living

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.

Essential Chocolate Chip Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

With morsels of semisweet chocolate nestled in rich butter cookie dough, these drop-and-bake cookies have become a longtime favorite.

Ball Cake

Parents

Make this basketball cake and score points with the sports fans and athletes in your family.

Toasted Almond Doughnut Pop

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 20 mins

Nacho Potato Skins

Better Homes and Gardens

Set out the toppers for the potato skins and let guests create their own appetizers.

Warm Jalapeno-Crab Dip

Ladies' Home Journal

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.

Total: 50 mins

Peanuts and Bacon Doughnut Pop

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 15 mins

7-Layer Southwestern Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

Serve this bean, cheese, sour cream, and salsa dip with homemade or purchased tortilla chips.

Cheesy Potato Skins

Better Homes and Gardens

If you like munching this appetizer at restaurants, you'll love making them at home!

White Bean Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

Perfect for special occasions and deceptively simple, this sophisticated bean dip appetizer mixes up quickly.

All-Star Sports Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

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