Every year the impending arrival of the Super Bowl incites a parallel culinary sport: churning out lighter takes on wings, healthier spins on classic dips, and "fresh" appetizer ideas — beginning (but not ending) with kale chips.
But you know what? Just like Thanksgiving, there's no call to go off-script with the Super Bowl. Just like you want marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes, I want 7-layer dip and hot wings. It's the one Sunday I dispense with the hummus and bask in the glory showered upon the cook who brings bacon-wrapped potato bites. This too can be yours. Here's your guide to the food everyone really wants to eat on the biggest sports day of the year.