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Appetizers & Snacks, Low-Carb, Tailgate, Tennessee Food

Pimento Cheese Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

There's no shame in our game day food, ya'll. Get a bite of these Pimento Cheese Bacon Jalapeño Poppers.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc.  All opinions are entirely my own.

In the South, football is no joke, and neither is our food.

Anytime we get to create a recipe with Wright® Brand Bacon, we know it is going to be amazing. This easy recipe for Pimento Cheese Bacon Jalapeño Poppers is an instant classic for all of your parties, especially on game day.

With only 8 ingredients, you are going to love this savory, salty + spicy appetizer. Seriously, can it get any better than homemade pimento cheese loaded on fresh jalapeños then wrapped with bacon?

Nope. It doesn’t. Get in the game and make these NOW.

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30 Minute or Less, 5 Ingredients or Less, Appetizers & Snacks, Tailgate

Gridiron Gameday Party Mix

Sweet + salty, cruncy + munchy. Does a party mix get any better than this?

Any recipe I can throw in a bowl and eat from a cup makes me happy. Like this Gridiron Gameday Party Mix.

I mean come on. Chocolate candies, salty pretzels, puffy pop corn and your favorite trail mix. AND watch football at the same time? I am 100% SOLD.

This snack party mix idea is so easy + fun. Plus you can make it team approved by using your favorite football team’s colors. Crunchy + munchy, you will want plenty of this party mix on hand for snacking for your football parties, tailgates, and…well.. tomorrow.

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Appetizers & Snacks, Chicken, Tailgate, Tennessee Food

Nashville Hot Chicken Quesadillas (and Tacos)

Nashville Hot Chicken Quesadillas...two of my favorite game day snacks combined into one.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mission®. All recipes, opinions and ideas are entirely my own. #MissionPartyKit

My four favorite things? Football. Food. Family. Friends. And I love it when they all come together on game day. Especially during playoffs, when the stakes are higher, the crowd is rowdier, and the food is spicier.

Nashville Hot Chicken Quesadillas are inspired by our favorite team, the Tennessee Titans. Tangy, sweet heat topped with dill pickles and blue cheese crumbles on mini corn tortillas? Yep. A new game day classic.

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DIY, SEC, Tailgate

Fast + Easy Football Banner DIY

Fun, fast and easy DIY Football Banner for your next game day event.

We have a super-easy and super-cheap Football Banner DIY for you. This is a great touch for all of your tailgating parties, home football parties, Superbowl gatherings and more.

You can make it as long as you’d like. We made it using household items we already had on hand: construction paper, twine and chalk. Too easy.

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Friends & Family, Tailgate

First Downs + Touchdowns – Football Playoff Party

Yummy, sweet + tangy Dr Pepper BBQ Bites are perfect for your football playoff party.

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions, recipes, ideas are mine alone. #homegatechamp

The great thing about throwing a College Football Playoff Party is that everyone gets in and everyone wins. Forget the rankings. It doesn’t matter what team you are cheering for. (Well…ok, maybe it does a little.)

But we can all agree that a gameday spread of your favorite beverages, snacks, and finger foods is the best way to way to enjoy all of the playoff matchups.

You are going to love what we have in store this College Football Playoff Party season. From our Touchdown Dr Pepper® Float full of fizzy sweetness to our Sticky Fingers BBQ Bites, we can throw it down with the best.

Plus we’ve got tips + DIY ideas to make your playoff party worthy of the Homegating Championship. We’ve got you covered on every down.

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30 Minute or Less, Appetizers & Snacks, Tailgate

How to Host a Football Party on a Budget

Food, drink and decor ideas for your next football party. Budget friendly.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own.

I am not sure what is better: watching a football game or hanging out with your friends. Enjoying sports, spending time with your friends and eating your favorite foods is always a winning combination. That’s why I love tailgating and homegating.

Throwing a Homegating Football Party can be a big expense. Football party food, beverages, party supplies + decorations quickly add up. This post is full of ideas, tips + recipes on how to have a great time on game day without going broke.  Continue Reading…

Appetizers & Snacks, Chicken, My Favorite Recipes, Tailgate

Tailgate 101: Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken RO*TEL Dip

Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken RO*TEL Dip

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Conagra Brands. All opinions, recipes, and ideas are mine alone. #DipForTheWin #CollectiveBias

Everyone loves a delicious, over the top dip. This dip recipe is so creamy and savory, full of tender rotisserie chicken, RO*TEL, and cheese. You’ll be tempted to eat it by the bowl full.

Tailgating is one of our favorite activities. I have to admit, the food is sometimes better than the actual game. Especially when you bring our Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken RO*TEL Dip. Every bite is loaded with flavor.

My new MVP (Most Valuable Party Food). If you are tailgating at the game or couch-gating from home, you won’t be able to get enough of this dip.

BONUS: Read our recipe and enter Dip for the Win Sweepstakes for a chance to win a 55″ Smart TV, a Crock Pot and a $450 Walmart Gift Card.

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30 Minute or Less, Mexican, Sandwiches & Sliders, Sauces Dips Toppings, Tailgate

Make a Mega Mexican Gameday Sub Sandwich

Mexican Gameday Sub Sandwich with Salsa Verde

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions, recipes and ideas are mine alone. #MakeGameTimeSaucy #CollectiveBias

No boring sandwiches allowed on gameday, ya’ll. We are turning the flavor all the way up with these Mexican-inspired Gameday Sub Sandwiches. Layers of meats, cheeses and veggies with bold pops of peppers and salsa verde.

My favorite part? Sharing this with my football-crazy family and friends. You’ve gotta try this sandwich with our creamy and tangy Salsa Verde Sandwich Sauce. It really takes this sandwich over the top.

We are on a mission with Pace®Salsa and Walmart to Ban the Bland.


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Chicken, Sauces Dips Toppings, Southern Grill, Tailgate, Tennessee Food

Pop-A-Top Dr Pepper Chicken Wings

Dr Pepper Chicken Wings

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions, tailgate recipes and ideas are mine alone. #GrillGatingHero #GrillGating

Excited? Stoked? Giddy? Yes. Giddy. That’s the word I am feeling right now. Giddy about these Dr Pepper® Chicken Wings. And giddy with excitement because college football season is FINALLY here. Seriously, I adore football. It drives my family crazy, because I’m fairly vocal about it. (Fairly vocal = borderline obnoxious.)

I love everything about the game of football. The strategy. The pure luck. The wins, the losses, the drama, the tradition. I love the weather of the season, the school colors, the football parties of fall. And the FOOD.

When I first decided to start a blog, I had to pick a topic. You know, the one central theme that my blog would be about. It was a no-brainer for me. I was going to blog about football. Yep: Southern Mom in her 40’s Blogs About Football.


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