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Avoid the Hosting Blues
Shakeover Your Party

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Buffalo Chicken Wing Snackers
Buffalo Chicken Express Salad

(Family Features) - The entertaining season is here, and whether you're supporting your favorite team, or hosting your friends and family, it's easy to get stressed out with all the planning and preparation. A great way to avoid the hosting blues is to add a little spice to your get-togethers. Don't fall into the habit of serving the same-old boring small-talk and appetizers - keep things fun and fresh by shaking things up. 

There's nothing wrong with go-to standards, but remember too much of anything can get old quick. Try these tips to "shake over" your party:

  • An easy way to keep the conversation moving and exciting is to play a game. From a favorite board game to trivia contests or cards, there is a fun game for every party and crowd.  Have your friends and family team up and compete against each other.  Small prizes or gifts are a great way to acknowledge the winners and spice up the competition and entertainment.

  • When considering your party menu, start with a few staples, like chips and dip, veggies, and cheese and crackers, and then spice it up a bit with something different.  You can even kick up your party menu a notch with something new like Shake 'n Bake Crispy Buffalo.  Cooking shouldn't be a chore when you're hosting friends and family, and Shake 'n Bake offers an easy snacking solution to jump start your party. 

  • A great way to spice up your party is to always be on the lookout for new and exciting recipes. Try a new recipe each time you host. From appetizers to entrees, there are a lot of different ways to kick things up a notch. And when time is not on your side, look for recipes with short prep and 5 ingredients or less.

Need more ways to shake things up? Visit www.shakenbake.com to download discounts and find easy-to-prepare recipes that friends and family will love.

Buffalo Chicken Wing Snackers

  • 1-1/2 pounds chicken wings, separated at the joint, tips removed.
  • 1 packet Shake 'n Bake Buffalo Seasoned Coating Mix
  • 1/2 cup Kraft Ranch Dressing

    1. HEAT oven to 400ºF.
    2. SHAKE chicken with coating mix as directed on package.
    3. BAKE in foil-lined pan 25 minutes or until chicken is done. Serve with dressing.

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Total Time
35 minutes

Calories: 250g     Total Fat: 16g
Cholesterol: 45mg     Protein: 14g
Carbohydrates: 11g     Sodium: 570mg

Makes 8 servings

Buffalo Chicken Express Salad

  • 1 pound chicken tenders, cut crosswise in half
  • 1 packet Shake 'n Bake Buffalo Seasoned Coating Mix
  • 1 package (10 ounces) torn salad greens
  • 2 stalks celery, diagonally sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled, diagonally sliced
  • 1/2 cup Kraft Light Ranch Dressing
  • 1/4 cup Athenos Crumbled Blue Cheese

    1. HEAT oven to 400ºF.
    2. COAT chicken with coating mix as directed on package; place on foil-covered baking sheet.
    3. BAKE 15 min. or until done.
    4. COVER platter with greens; top with vegetables, dressing, chicken and cheese.

Calories: 230g     Total Fat: 8g
Cholesterol: 55mg     Protein: 18g
Carbohydrates: 20g     Sodium: 840mg

Makes 6 servings, 2 cups each

SOURCE: Shake 'n Bake

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