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Last-minute, quick and easy finger-foods for tonight’s big game

It’s Super Bowl Sunday, a time for gathering with friends for to watch the big game. But the last thing we want is to spend hours in the kitchen preparing elaborate appetizers or entrées.

Here’s are two easy recipes that will delight all your favorite football plans.

This version of the popular Cuban sandwich recipe is easy, quick and with ingredients that you can easily find at your local grocery store or supermarket.

Enjoy this delicious slider with a cold beer.

Game-ready Cuban Sliders

1 pack of 12 King Hawaiian Rolls
½ pound of Deli Ham of your choice
10 slices of Swiss or Provolone Cheese
12 slices of Pickles
Dijon Mustard
50 gr Butter
½ teaspoon of Onion Powder
½ teaspoon of Garlic Powder


Preheat the oven 350°F/175°C. Look for a rectangular ovenproof container that fits all your bread.
Without pulling them apart, slice bread horizontally with a knife and separate bottom from top.

Place the bottom of the bread in the container for baking and spread the mayonnaise evenly. On top, add a little of the Dijon mustard.

Put the ham slices on top, make sure you choose a quality ham in the deli as this will be the ingredient that makes the difference in flavor.  Over the ham, place the slices of pickles in each slider as best as you can. After, cover with the slices of Swiss or Provolone cheese. Put back the top of the bread.

In a small saucepan, at low heat, melt the butter and add two tablespoons of the Dijon musted, the onion and garlic powder, stirring softly until all ingredients have blended together.

Spread the butter mixture evenly on top of the bread with the help of a spatula being careful not to tear any loaves.

Cover the container with aluminum foil and put in the oven.

Bake for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and let your sliders bake for 10 more minutes or until tops are golden-brown and the cheese has melted.

Separate slider into individual servings and serve while hot/warm.

Baked Chicken Wings with homemade BBQ sauce

2 pounds of chicken wings
1 small onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon of butter
½ cup of ketchup
¼ cup of water
¼ cup of honey
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper or Tabasco (optional if you like it spicy)
Olive oil

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a medium size pot, add the butter and 1 teaspoon of olive oil and sauté the onions and garlic at medium heat.

Introduce the rest of ingredients, except for the wings. Leave simmering, stirring constantly for at least 20 minutes. If the consistency of the sauce is too liquid, you can increase the heat.

On a large baking tray, place the wings, adding salt and pepper and brushing the BBQ sauce with the help of a cooking brush, making sure they are well coated. Reserve a fraction of the BBQ sauce to give a second coating later on.

Place the baking tray with the chicken wings in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Turn the wings over and return the tray to oven and cook for another 10 minutes.

Turn them again, brushing the rest of the BBQ sauce and place them again the oven.

Change the oven mode to broil and leave for 5 minutes or until they are golden and crunchy.

Remove the tray from the oven and serve hot with an array of sauces.

Raquel Figueroa
Raquel is a writer and translator for the LOCAL news websites. Raquel has worked in the tourism and communication fields. Born in Venezuela, she has lived in Spain and the United States and has Colombian, Cuban and Uruguayan family ties. A proud mom, she is passionate about cooking, movies, books and travel.