Simple treats for your Super Bowl party

January 7, 2009 5:22:49 PM PST
Whip up some simple and delicious treats for your Super Bowl party. Check out these trouble-free recipes from TV host Rich Hollenberg that are sure to score some big points!

Super Party Brat Sub
Prep: 30 min.
Grill/Bake: 35 min.
6 servings

1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
½ medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper, optional

1 package (19.76 ounces) Johnsonville® Original Bratwurst
1 loaf (1 pound) French bread
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 medium tomato, thinly sliced

In a bowl, combine sauce ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

Grill brats according to package directions. When cool enough to handle, cut into ¼-in. bias slices. Slice French bread lengthwise and transfer to a baking sheet. Arrange brat slices on bread bottom. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes or until bread is lightly browned. Remove from oven. Top with the sauce, onion and tomato. Cut hoagie and serve.

Sunset Dip
Prep: 5 minutes
Serves: 12

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (about 4 ounces)
1 cup Pace® Picante Sauce or Pace® Chunky Salsa
Tortilla chips

Spread the cream cheese in a 9-inch microwaveable pie plate. Sprinkle with the Cheddar cheese. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes or until the Cheddar cheese is melted. Top with the picante sauce. Serve with the tortilla chips.

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It's rare that a TV personality gets to focus on two completely different passions at one job, let alone during an entire career! Rich Hollenberg is lucky enough to make that claim. A sportscaster who also happened to be a self-proclaimed "foodie," Rich's career path from sports (ESPN, Fox Sports Net) to electronic retail (HSN) led him to realize that working in the kitchen was as exhilarating as working on the sidelines. He earned his cooking chops cooking side by side with some of the most renowned names in the culinary world: Wolfgang Puck, Roy Yamaguchi, and Todd English, to name just a few. And while he's covered the gamut in the sports world, including 8 Super Bowls, one of his proudest achievements was being tabbed as lead host for HSN's flagship cooking show, "HSN Cooks!" An avid cookbook collector, Rich has continued his love of cooking by developing 'signature' recipes for his own family and friends, while continuing to travel the country in search of inspiring and exciting restaurants and cuisines. Website: