Put popcorn on your Super Bowl snack roster

Put popcorn on your Super Bowl snack roster

The salty—or sweet—goodness. The crispy crunch. The buttery, finger-licking mess. It’s hard to imagine that those little, white fluff balls of deliciousness are whole grains wrapped in only 133 calories per cup—well, when “lightly” buttered, that is. Yet it’s not difficult to understand why Popcorn Day exists. After all, Americans chow down on 16 billion quarts of popcorn annually, according to the Popcorn Board. Opinions differ on when Popcorn Day is; some say Jan. 19, while others opt for Super Bowl Sunday.

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Cheerful Mouth Blown Glass Bowl by Evasolo

Smiley by Evasolo is joyful bowl that can be used both for serving and decorating. It is actually two bowls in one, as the outer mouth blown glass shell has an inner plastic lining. The shape of the bowl inspired its name or vice versa. Like an emoticon, this bowl smiles at you with a mouth wide open. The cavity inside the bowl is perfect for serving small snacks, especially nuts. There is another serving concave surface at the top of the bowl, which is … (read more)

Food safety tips to prevent sidelining your Super Bowl guests

Food safety tips to prevent sidelining your Super Bowl guests

No matter what team you’re cheering for, the Super Bowl is a long game, typically four hours not counting the pre- and post-portions. That’s twice as long as it takes for bacteria to start multiplying in food that’s been left at room temperature for too long. As the host of a viewing party, make sure you observe the two-hour rule so your guests don’t remember your party for all the wrong reasons.

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A top-notch blender could be your Super Bowl party MVP

A top-notch blender could be your Super Bowl party MVP

Scrambling to plan the menu for a last-minute Super Bowl party? A blender could handle a lot of the meal prep, from pre-game pass-arounds to the post-game desserts. But it has to be the right machine. In our latest report on blenders, Consumer Reports spotted several top models that should be up to the challenge. Here are three brands to consider, along with sample party menus drawn from their respective recipe books, available online.

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