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    >> this morning on "today's kitchen," delicious dishes for your super bowl party . sandra lee , welcome. you've got some hot dishes and you are making them in a way that you can do it even beforehand and you can enjoy the party.

    >> yep. these are all from the new issue of my magazine, " sandra lee ." they're all from the slow cooker . this is a way to make things ahead of time, keep them warm so you can can enjoy the game, too.

    >> starting off with grummdrummys.

    >> this is my spicy drummies. take a packet of buffalo wing seasoning. add to that garlic salt . you're going to give that a fast little stir.

    >> if you don't have the package mix, the times of seasonings you can put in there?

    >> can you put in things like chili powder , paprika, i would put in maybe some more garlic salt . things like that. pepper. whatever you like really will work. i have a friend that just uses old bay. can can i say that?

    >> you put this on way ahead of time?

    >> no, you put this on underneath the broiler, into the oven for eight minutes. it gets nice and brown. then you take these, put them in your slow cooker . do you feel like cooking?

    >> sure, a little bit.

    >> into the bowl. i have some hoisin sauce . that's just chinese barbecue sauce , plum sauce , whatever you have. in there goes ketchup, also brown sugar . give that a stir. you always need something wet in the slow cooker . you cannot do slow cooker dry. right? so put that in there nice an thick. give it a toss once it is in there. next thing is cheesy enchilada --

    >> how long does that cook?

    >> six to eight hours on low.

    >> wow.

    >> these are cheesy enchilada meatballs. any brand. high-end, organic, tofu, whatever you want . now in here is condensed cheddar cheese soup. then to this you're going to put in enchilada sauce from the can.

    >> sandra, running outs of time. we've got also some ribs?

    >> yes.

    >> also on our website, today.com.

    >> meatballs in the sauce with 11 cups of cheese, let it simmer for four hours. \ s 9

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updated 1/30/2014 4:49:20 PM ET 2014-01-30T21:49:20

Pulling together a last-minute Super Bowl party? Food Network host Sandra Lee has your menu ready to go with these party snacks, as well as 5 Super Bowl party tips. Check them out below!

1. For a super-cool, casual vibe, bring some outdoor furniture like wicker or lawn chairs inside. Swap out every day throw pillows for ones matching your team’s colors, some NFL gear and even a few real footballs.

2. Make cocktail time easy, pour one versatile spirit like White Rum and mix with a variety of soft drinks like ginger ale, cola and for a great selection of no-fuss cocktails.

3. Make your pantry your first resource. Use the foods you have on hand like chicken, cream cheese, bread and meat from the deli to serve up game day dishes that will keep your fans coming back for more.

4. Prep finger foods like Spicy Drummies in advance. Cook them hours before the big game and keep them warm using sternos. Add game day delights like Buffalo Chicken Dip and blue cheese Cream Cheese Dressing for the wings right before the gang arrives.

5. For a sweet finish, pick up inexpensive table mats, plates in your team colors, and candies in coordinating shades bought in bulk. For a super send-off, stuff a “ball” with them. Trace the shape of a football (find an image online) onto card stock. Cut out two shapes. Draw lines with white chalk on one to resemble stitching; then sew both pieces together, using white thread. Leave 1/2 inch opening in the ball for inserting the candies.

Recipe: Barbecued ranch ribs (on this page) Recipe: Blue cream cheese dip (on this page) Recipe: Cheesy enchilada meatballs (on this page) Recipe: Spicy drummies (on this page)

Recipe: Barbecued ranch ribs

  • 2 packets (1 ounce each)
  • Ranch dressing mix, divided
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon salt-free lemon pepper
  • 2 racks pork baby back ribs, cut into single-rib portions
  • 1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

1. Position rack 4 to 6 inches from heat and preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet or broiler pan with foil.

2. In a small bowl, stir together 1 packet ranch dressing mix, paprika, garlic salt and lemon pepper. Rub ribs with seasoning mixture. Place ribs on baking sheet, bone sides down. Broil for 10 minutes. Turn and broil for 10 minutes more.

3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine remaining ranch dressing mix, barbecue sauce, molasses and Tabasco sauce.

4. Working with several ribs at a time, coat with barbecue sauce mixture and place in a 5-quart slow cooker. When all ribs are in cooker, pour remaining sauce over ribs. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

5. Transfer ribs to a serving platter. Skim of any fat from the top of the sauce. Serve sauce on side.

Serving Size

6 servings

Recipe: Blue cream cheese dip

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 6 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • Garlic salt to taste

1. In a medium bowl, mix mayonnaise, sour cream, green onions, dried parsley, blue cheese, cream cheese and garlic salt. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until serving.

Serving Size

4 cups

Recipe: Cheesy enchilada meatballs

  • 1 can (28 ounces) enchilada sauce
  • 1 can (10.75 ounces) condensed Cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • 2 pounds fully-cooked frozen meatballs
  • 11 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend, plus more (optional) for serving

1. In a large bowl, whisk together enchilada sauce, cheese soup and chipotle powder. Pour a fourth of the sauce into a 5-quart slow cooker. Dip meatballs, several at a time, into remaining sauce to coat and place in slow cooker. Pour remaining sauce over meatballs. Sprinkle shredded cheese over meatballs.

2. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.

3. Transfer meatballs to a serving dish. Strain sauce through a sieve. Skim of any fat from top of sauce. Spoon sauce over meatballs. Sprinkle with additional shredded cheese, if desired.

Serving Size

12 servings

Recipe: Spicy drummies

  • 1 packet (1.6 ounces) Buffalo wings seasoning mix
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 21/2 pounds chicken drumettes
  • 1 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar

1. Position a rack 4 to 6 inches from heat and preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet or broiler pan with foil.

2. In a large bowl, stir together seasoning mix and garlic salt. Add drumettes and toss to coat. Place drumettes on baking sheet and broil 8 to 10 minutes, or until skin is tender and begins to crisp, turning once.

3. Meanwhile, in same large bowl, whisk together hoisin sauce, ketchup and brown sugar.

4. Working with several at a time, coat drumettes in sauce and place in a 4 to 5 quart slow cooker. Pour remaining sauce over drumettes. Cover and cook on high for 2½ to 3½ hours.

5. Transfer drumettes to a serving platter. Skim of any fat from the top of the cooking liquid and serve sauce on side.

Serving Size

12 servings

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