Vincenzo Landino is an entrepreneur, speaker and host of the Brand Boost Podcast. Vincenzo is the the co-founder and Creative Director of Aftermarq, a creative studio that specializes in brand amplification, strategy and storytelling through video and live streaming. With experience as a brand correspondent, Vincenzo’s portfolio includes a 1 billion impression campaign launch for Applebee’s as well as work for Kia Motors, Paul Mitchell Schools,, Barilla Pasta, DC United, Tinder, SAP, and Zoomph.

Appetizers are a staple for the big game. Every Super Bowl party needs delicious appetizers that are easily made and eaten.

If you don’t follow the Tasty channel on Facebook, you’re missing out. Say what you want about BuzzFeed, but this is the best channel out there to make you hungry and feel a bit lazy at the same time.

If you’re feeling motivated, I’ve linked up the recipes below.

Mozzarella Stick Onion Rings

Makes 9–12
Recipe by Alvin Zhou for BuzzFeed Tasty

2 large white onions
3–4 slices mozzarella cheese
2 cups flour
5 eggs
2 cups bread crumbs
Oil, for frying
Marinara sauce

Peel and cut onions into 1-centimeter rings, then separate the rings.

Slice the mozzarella into 4 even strips, and place a smaller onion ring in the center of a larger one. Fill the gap between the rings with strips of mozzarella. Repeat with remaining onion rings and freeze them for 1 hour.

Place the flour, eggs, and bread crumbs into three separate bowls. Dip each prepared ring into the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs, then back into the egg, and one last time into the bread crumbs. Repeat with the remaining onion rings.

Heat the oil in a pot over high heat. Fry the rings until golden brown, being careful not to fry them for too long as the cheese may ooze out completely.

Drain on a paper towel, then serve with marinara!

Pigs in a Pretzel Blanket

Here’s what you need:
1 Package Cocktail Franks/mini hot dogs
1 Ball Pizza Dough
5 Cups Water
1/4 Cup Baking Soda
1 Egg – beaten
Sea Salt

Bring pizza dough to room temperature. Cut the dough into strips and stretch/roll out. Roll up mini hotdogs in pizza dough so the dough wraps around twice – leaving the ends sticking out and cutting off any excess. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet until ready to boil.

Bring 5 Cups of water to a light boil. Add in 1/4 cup of Baking Soda. Once dissolved – boil wrapped hot dogs in water mixture for 20-30 seconds each (working in small batches). Remove and place back on baking tray. Brush each lightly with beaten egg and sprinkle with sea salt.

Bake in a preheated oven at 425˚F (220˚C) for 15-20 minutes – until the dough is nicely browned. Enjoy!

Pull-Apart Garlic Rolls

Preheat oven to 375°F / 190°C

* 1 tube refrigerated biscuits
* 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
* ½ tsp garlic powder
* 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, minced
* 1 cup shredded mozzarella

Cut biscuits into fourths, and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the butter, garlic powder, parsley, and mozzarella, and mix with your hands, coating all of the biscuit pieces. Place the pieces in a muffin tin, three pieces per tin (you’ll have two extra — just use them in whichever tin you want). Bake for 15 minutes. Best served fresh out of the oven!

Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges

3 large russet potatoes, sliced into wedges
4 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup Parmesan
Salt to taste
2 tsp Italian seasoning
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp paprika

1. Place potato wedges in a large bowl. Drizzle olive oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle potato wedges with shredded cheese and toss again.

2. In a small bowl, mix salt, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and paprika. Sprinkle seasoning onto potato wedges and toss to coat.

3. Place potato wedges on a baking sheet with skin-sides-down. Bake for 40 minutes at 400˚F / 200˚C until potatoes are fork-tender and golden.

Cheeseburger Onion Rings

Servings: 6-8 rings

1 lb ground beef
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
¼ lb cheddar cheese, cut into 1-inch squares
1 large white onion
1 cup flour
5 eggs, beaten
3 cups panko bread crumbs
Oil, for frying
Ketchup, for deliciousness


Heat oil in a pot over medium heat to 350℉

In a bowl, mix together the ground beef, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Peel and slice the onion into 1-centimeter rings, and detach the rings from each other.

Take a spoonful of the beef mixture and press it into the bottom of a ring.

Push a cheddar square into the center of the beef.

Seal the top with another spoonful of the beef, pressing it flat.

Repeat with the rest of the rings.

Place the flour, eggs, and bread crumbs into three separate bowls.

Dip a ring into the flour, shaking off excess, then into the egg, the bread crumbs, then back to the eggs, and one last time into the breadcrumbs.

Repeat with the remaining rings.

Fry the rings for 5-6 minutes, until deep golden-brown.

Drain on a paper towel, then serve with ketchup!

Deep-Fried Deviled Eggs

  • 12 peeled hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • Oil for frying
  • 4 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. pickle relish
  • 2 Tbsp. mustard
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

* Paprika, or seasoning of choice to top


Heat cooking oil for deep-frying in a medium-size pan over medium heat.

Cut the hard-boiled eggs in half lengthwise. Gently separate the cooked egg white from the yolk and remove to a medium bowl.

Coat the cooked egg white in flour, eggs, and panko bread crumbs. Carefully place eggs into the hot oil. Fry for 2-3 minutes, flipping halfway through. Remove from pan and drain excess oil on a paper towel.

Add mayonnaise, relish, mustard, hot sauce, salt, and pepper to the yolks and mash until smooth. Fill a piping bag or plastic sandwich bag with yolk mixture. Pipe mixture back into the fried egg white, dust with paprika, and serve!

Pizza Bombs

Yields: 16 balls

1 can (16.3 oz) biscuit dough
Marinara sauce
Mozzarella, cut into cubes
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
Shredded parmesan cheese, for topping


1. Cut each biscuit in half. Press each half into a circle with your thumb.
2. Place a small dollop of marinara sauce, 1 pepperoni, and 1 cube of mozzarella on each biscuit round.
3. Bring the edges up and over, pressing them together and being sure to leave no gaps for the filling to leak out. Lay the pizza bombs on a baking sheet lined with greased parchment paper
4. Combine melted butter, garlic, salt and pepper, and Italian seasoning in a small bowl. Brush the butter mixture onto each pizza bomb and top with parmesan.
5. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes (until biscuits have nicely browned).
6. Once pizza bombs are cool enough to handle, serve immediately. Enjoy!

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