By Ganda Suthivarakom
Whether you're enthusiastic about football season or just interested in getting some friends together for board games, nothing goes over better with a crowd than a spread of chips and dips. Freshly-made potato and tortilla chips are a revelation to anyone used to flat, store-bought versions; punchy salsas and piquant dips offer a bright range of flavors to serve in counterpoint. (Try them with freshly-baked pita for a change in texture.) Everything in this menu can be served at room temperature, so once your guests arrive, all you'll have to do is turn on the game (or a movie), and kick back on the couch.