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Scott Jones is a food and wine writer who lives in Birmingham, Alabama. Find more of his cooking tips, recipes, and wine recommendations at his blog Jones Is Hungry. He also writes a monthly wine column for Cooking Light called, “The 10-Minute Wine Matchmaker.”

An Easy Super Bowl Party — Hot Off the Press

by in Holidays, February 3rd, 2012

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Yeah, I know, everybody’s throwing a Super Bowl party. But on this day, I avoid the celebratory one-upmanship and stick with an easy, stress-free concept that allows me to enjoy the actual football-watching part of the big game (imagine that!).

I’m all about a sandwich bar and beer. Albeit a little spiffed up because I toast the sandwiches and serve craft beers, but straightforward enough, right?

Now I realize that, depending on your comfort level in the kitchen, “easy” and “stress-free” are relative terms. But taking this notion of sandwiches and beer and kicking it up a notch really is simple — even for the novice cook or reluctant entertainer. Honest.

The ground rules are simple: Invite a bunch of friends, tell them to bring something (ice, drinks, a side or dessert), and you provide the main course (in this case, sandwiches). Gone is the pressure of heavy-duty cooking, replaced by a focus on enjoying your pals and having a good time.

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