Bar food at home

Wanting to entertain friends at home with some good appetizers and drinks? Making some bar favorites at home can be a fun and easy way to have a good night without going out on the town.

Wings are a staple at most sports bars, and they can be simple to make at home. Choose either boneless or traditional wings and spice it up with a homemade sauce. Different types of wings are available in the freezer section of the grocery store. Just prepare those according to the package directions and pair with these delicious dipping sauces


Honey BBQ Sauce:


  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and saute for four to five minutes or until tender. Stir in ketchup and remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for five minutes. Store the leftover sauce in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Hot Sauce:


  • 3 ounces unsalted butter
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


Melt butter along with garlic, pour in hot sauce and add salt.


For something other than wings, make a batch of super nachos. Get tortilla chips, meat, cheese, salsa and lettuce for a quick fix. Add in personal touches with sour cream and guacamole. Cheese sticks are another option, also available in the frozen section of the grocery store to cook up in less than 20 minutes. The sauce is normally included in the packaging, otherwise just heat up some marinara sauce from a can.