GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - As the hours tick down before Super Bowl Sunday, there are ways to help make your game day party great without tying you to the kitchen.
"I'm a big believer of making things ahead of time, don't do it all right before the game starts," says Amy Hanten, The Cooking Mom and host of FOX 11's Living With Amy.
One great recipe is this football-shaped cheese ball.
"Take a couple blocks of cream cheese, beat it together with cooked crumbled bacon, some shredded cheese, pimento, garlic, a few dashes of hot sauce and then shape it into a football," Hanten says that can be easily made the day before.
Another winning game day recipe, Hanten says, is this sausage and cheese chowder. It was featured in the New York Times and is something that can be made in your slow cooker.
Hanten also says to tell your guests specifically what to bring so you don't have multiple items. If you're going to someone's home for the Super Bowl, always bring something, whether it's a fancy dessert, craft beer or a nice bottle of wine.
More recipes and tips can be found at the Cooking Mom's website.