Basketball in March is all about the madness and fun of watching college teams win on buzzer beaters and lose on airball shots! It is exhilarating, exasperating, and emotional charged. It is March Madness!

It is so much fun to watch the games together with like-minded fans. The like-minded is for watching with those pulling for the same team. I mean, how do you yell “foul” at the television when friends of the opposing team are in the same room?

Whether you have just a few guests over to support your favorite team, or a roomful of folks over for marathon game watching, you will need plenty of snacks. Charcuterie and fruits boards are easy to put together and can include enough variety to suit everyone’s taste.

Be sure to include plenty of hearty cold cut meats, a variety of cheeses, and several types of crackers.

Nuts are for nibbling between courses so have plenty on hand to refill containers.

Pickles are a good filler food and the smaller the better. Always have extra on hand because they go fast.

Fruits can be scattered across the charcuterie board but if you have a big variety, consider making a separate board. Plan on refilling for the most popular fruits like grapes, watermelon, and strawberries.

Serve a dip like Creamy Jalapeno (recipe below)…

…with a bowl of chips.

Get creative with your food boards. They can be designed for vegetarians by separating the meats and placing them on individual boards. Have a dip board that contains a variety of dips for veggies, crackers, chips, and even fruits. Maybe have a dessert board with chocolates, small cakes, or cookies. Whatever you serve, let your guests help themselves between those incredible shots!

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Creamy Jalapeno Dip
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Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend on high until all ingredients are finely chopped and dip is smooth.
Recipe Notes

Do not substitute fresh jalapenos for the pickled ones.  Fresh peppers will give this dip a "green" leafy taste.

Although these may or may not be the exact ingredients in Chuy's Creamy Jalapeno Dip, several versions of this recipe were taste tested against Chuy's dip.  This one was so close that the testers kept getting confused on which was Chuy's and which was the copycat. Having been to Chuy's in different states, I found that the dip varies slightly from restaurant to restaurant.  Sometimes it is a little more vinegary (probably more pickled jalapeno juice was pulled in with the peppers) and sometimes a little saltier (probably from a little more powdered ranch dressing being added), which can all be due to who is working in the kitchen that day.  However, it is always delicious and this recipe aims to give you a close copy to enjoy Chuy's deliciousness at home.

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