|Chips and dip are an easy crowd-pleaser. Pictured: Homemade Guacamole|
We’ll be hosting our annual Super Bowl party this Sunday (see last year’s here), which is basically just an excuse for me to cook up indulgent comfort foods. Although I’m not a huge football fan (it’s hard to be passionate when L.A. doesn’t even have a team), this party is something I look forward to all year simply because I get to eat like it’s Thanksgiving Day. In my opinion, the key to hosting a successful, stress-free party is to keep things simple and make everything in advance. I suggest keeping finger foods out all day and then letting something warm simmer on the stove so that guests can help themselves throughout the game.
|Casseroles can be prepped a day in advance and then reheated right before your guests arrive. Pictured: Tex-Mex Mac & Cheese|
|Football and wings go hand and hand, but putting a spin on the classic will surprise your guests. Pictured: Sweet & Spicy Asian Wings|
|Let a comforting stew simmer on your stove during the game and have your guests help themselves. Pictured: California Turkey Chili|
|Cookies are a sweet end to a meal and are an easy item to bring to a friend's party. Pictured: Coconut Lace Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle|