Now That The NCAA Hoops Tournament Is Here, It's Time To Get Serious About Food

OK, by now you've put the finishing touches on your bracket and have invited a couple friends over to watch the opening games of the NCAA college basketball tournament. You just might just be using some "vacation days" at work too. This is also a great time to start thinking about the serious food you will be serving. But not too serious — you don't want to miss any buzzer beaters because you're stuck in the kitchen trying to get that nacho cheese to melt better. We at Food Republic HQ are here to help with 10 of our easiest snack recipes. All require less than an hour total, but without sacrificing any of the gooey, crunchy, cheese-stretchiness your friends demand. As a bonus, we've included our guide to some seasonal craft brews and a couple of simple cocktails to help you beat the odds and pull off a major upset in the kitchen.