The Taste of Home Cooking School event at Webster Bank Arena is TODAY. We thought we’d celebrate its arrival and the impending arrival of March Madness by driving to the hoop of your kitchen and dunking down some great game day dishes.

Want more ideas on how to make food so good you’ll forget about your terrible bracket? Click here or go to the Taste of Home Cooking Demonstration at Webster Bank Arena TODAY. There will be samples. Yum.

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Spaghetti Beef Casserole

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If your wishes ever include a meal that uses pasta as an excuse to put 3 cups of cheese and 3 pounds of ground beef together in the same dish, well consider your wish granted.

Spaghetti Beef Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Southwestern Pulled Pork Crostini

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Do your best to ignore the word “crostini” here. Yes, we know it’s a little wimpy, but we figured that when combined with bold things like “PORK” and “SOUTHWESTERN,” a little “crostini” provides some balance. Plus, the crostini is what’s delivering all that southwestern pork to your face, so we really should be grateful.

Southwestern Pulled Pork Crostini Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Cheese-Stuffed Meatball Sliders

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These are like tiny meatball subs, except the meatballs are literally stuffed with cheese. Please resist trying to eat the image right off your screen.

Cheese-Stuffed Meatball Sliders Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Smoky Chicken Nachos

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Ah yes, nachos are a game day staple. But isn’t it about time you stopped dumping corn chips onto a baking sheet, smothering them in cheese, and calling that “nachos”? Nachos need meat. They need toppings. Today is the day you start doing nachos right.

Smoky Chicken Nachos Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Quick Chili Cheese Dip

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This is for the man who likes to cook things on the fly without any forethought whatsoever. Delicious dip in 10 minutes? Sign us up.

Quick Chili Cheese Dip Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Buffalo Wing Bites

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It might be a habit, but you’ve really got to stop committing to a snack that requires two rolls of paper towels. Feeding your friends traditional chicken wings isn’t the only way! Stuff that tasty Buffalo chicken and shove it in a ball of pizza crust. All the yum, none of the mess.

Buffalo Wing Bites Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Rocky Road Cookie Pizza

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There’s a fairly simple explanation for making this one. There’s cookie dough. There’s chocolate chips. There’s marshmallows. There’s caramel. There’s literally no reason why you should go more than 15 seconds without a mouth full of this. As far as desserts go, it’s got everything you need.

Rocky Road Cookie Pizza Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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