Big Game Flavor

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(<a href=”http://www.familyfeatures.com”>Family Features</a>) When hosting a game-day party, you’d think the focus would be on the score or the award-winning commercials, but it’s actually a great reason to indulge in flavor-filled bites. When the big day rolls around, let your guests obsess over the game while you serve up ooey-gooey dips and saucy wings that can keep them happily glued to their seats.

<strong>Dip into delicious.</strong> No watch-party menu is complete without a cheesy dip. This over the top dip brings big flavor and is perfect for kicking the party up a notch as your team works to post that next big win.

<strong>Go ahead and wing it.</strong> Wings and football go together like quarterbacks and touchdowns. This year, try a south-of-the-border version and rub wings in cheesy taco seasoning. For extra flair, serve them on a platter with taco fixings.

Find more flavorful game day recipes and ideas for your party at <a href=”https://www.mccormick.com/” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”>McCormick.com</a>.

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<h2>Cheesy Taco Wings</h2><ul><li>2 1/2    pounds chicken wing pieces</li><li>1          package McCormick Cheesy Taco Mix</li><li>nonstick cooking spray</li><li>3          cups chopped romaine lettuce</li><li>1/4       cup finely chopped tomato</li><li>2          tablespoons sliced green onion</li><li>2          tablespoons crumbled queso fresco</li></ul><ol><li>Heat oven to 450° F.</li><li>In large bowl, toss chicken wings with seasoning mix. On large, shallow foil-lined baking pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, arrange wings in single layer.</li><li>Bake 30-35 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and skin is crisp.</li><li>On large serving platter, arrange lettuce. Top with wings, tomato, green onion and queso fresco.</li></ol>

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<h2>Texas Trash Dip</h2><ul><li>1          package (8 ounces) cream cheese</li><li>1          cup sour cream</li><li>2          cans (16 ounces each) refried beans</li><li>1          can (4 1/2 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained</li><li>1          package McCormick Taco Seasoning Mix</li><li>4          cups shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided</li><li>nonstick cooking spray</li><li>chopped cilantro (optional)</li><li>tomatoes (optional)</li><li>sliced olives (optional)</li><li>avocado (optional)</li><li>tortilla chips</li></ul><ol><li>Heat oven to 350° F.</li><li>In large, microwavable bowl, heat cream cheese and sour cream on high 1 minute, or until cheese is softened. Remove from microwave. Mix with wire whisk until smooth. Add refried beans, green chilies, seasoning mix and 2 cups cheese; mix well.</li><li>Spread bean mixture into 13-by-9-inch baking dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.</li><li>Bake 25 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Top with cilantro, tomatoes, sliced olives and avocados, if desired. Serve with tortilla chips.</li></ol>

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