Have you ever noticed that Super Bowl and Supper Bowl are almost the same?
I have never watched the Super Bowl but game day food ideas are flooding my email box so I feel like a fan of sorts — a Super Bowl Food Fan.
If you consider Super Bowl Sunday a great excuse to cook finger food and comfort food here are some satisfying suggestions that are cheer-worthy.
I’ll start with chicken wing recipes since they’re the ultimate in messy finger food. I haven’t met a chicken wing recipe yet that wouldn’t be great with a little (or a lot) of molasses. Sticky wings, sweet wings, sweet-with-heat wings, all taste delicious with molasses.
Here are our favourite recipes for wings, along with other comfort food for a wintery Sunday afternoon.
I have been teaching my kids to cook. Not complicated stuff, but lots of the basics: cookies, pizza (including the homemade dough), brownies, muffins, cakes. They’re constantly asking for wings so this recipe for spicy molasses wings is their new task.
It’s easy — the marinade has barely a handful of ingredients and the wings cook without much fuss.
I remember learning to cook alongside my mom, licking the bowl and the beaters mostly.
My first cake, after I moved on from the Easy-Bake Oven, was a Jello cake. Then I moved onto cheese-and-bacon-things, Kraft pizzas and zucchini casserole.
I made wings for the first time last winter and that’s what got my kids hooked on them.
This recipe is simple enough for my kids to make on their own.
Spicy Molasses Wings Recipe
1/3 cup soy sauce or tamari
1/3 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
1 tsp fresh ginger or ½ tsp. dried ginger
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
¼-1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper (use cayenne for more heat)
2 lbs. chicken wings or drumsticks
2 Tbsp. chopped chives
In a large bowl combine marinade ingredients (first 5 ingredients). Add the chicken and let marinate in the fridge, covered, for 30 minutes to overnight.
Preheat oven to 400 F. Spread wings in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet (one with a rim).
Bake for 15 minutes, remove from oven and flip.
Return to oven for another 10-15 minutes.
To finish, broil for 5 minutes and flip. Broil another 5 minutes.
Remove from oven, transfer to a plate and sprinkle with chopped chives.
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Toss wings with mixture. Spread in a single layer on a parchment lined cookie sheet. (Or a well-oiled cookie sheet).
Bake at 450 F for 25 minutes, flipping half way through.
Turn oven to broil and broil 3-5 minutes, flip then broil again
Try our finger lickin’ oven “BBQ” chicken with molasses slather:
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