Here's how proud the Baltimore area is of its crabmeat. Go ahead, look at the photo. Actually, mine don't do them justice — the real Baltimore crab pretzels are legit twisted stadium pretzels, roughly the size of a dinner plate and positively coated with thick crab salad and shredded cheese. Lest I ask you to break out the dough hook for the stand mixer I'm sure you all have, I use pre-made pizza dough to achieve very nearly the same results in an hour or less.

I like this play on crab pretzels in stick form because they're easier to make for a crowd, but if you want to try your hand at a gargantuan twisted pretzel, by all means go right ahead. It's good timing: These would be the ultimate snack to serve while watching the Ravens take on the Colts as the NFL playoffs kick off this weekend.