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Appetizers & Snacks, Chicken, Featured, Southern Grill, Tailgate

Dr Pepper Chicken Wings

August 24, 2017
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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Camping, Grilled, Southern Grill, Tailgate

Bold Beer Bratwurst Skewers on the Grill

June 12, 2017
Bold Beer Bratwurst Skewers on the Grill

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield®. The opinions and text are all mine. #BeerBrats

Summers filled with parties, cook outs and bonfires are my favorite. The weather, the amazing food, family and friends. Is it just me or does everything taste just a little better in the summer?

To make the most of your time with family and friends, I’ve got a huge piece of advice. Keep the food simple and delicious! We can’t wait until you try these amazing Bold Beer Bratwurst Skewers on the Grill.

This recipe captures all of the flavors of summer.  Beer-infused bratwurst sausages paired with grilled tomatillos, sweet onions, peppers and tomatoes.

Summer. Grilling. Great Beer. If all gatherings could be this yummy.

Oh wait…they can!
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Appetizers & Snacks, Sandwiches & Sliders, Tailgate

Kentucky Hot Brown Slider Sandwiches

April 30, 2017
Kentucky Hot Brown Slider Sandwiches

Kentucky is known for many fine things. Horse racing. Basketball. Bluegrass. Bourbon. But how about a Kentucky Hot Brown? This legendary open faced turkey sandwich is well-known throughout the state as being one of the best things to ever appear on a plate.

Once you try this recipe, let me know what you think…but we nailed it.

These Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders are so good. Yummy turkey, buttered buns, fresh ripe tomato, cheese gravy (yes, I said CHEESE GRAVY), and bacon.

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30 Minute or Less, Appetizers & Snacks, Italian, Tailgate

Fast and Easy Pizza Sliders

February 5, 2017
Easy Pizza Sliders

These Easy Pizza Sliders are LOADED with meaty toppings. Layers of spicy pepperoni, Canadian bacon, and Italian sausage. But you can’t stop there. How about your favorite pizza sauce and ooey-gooey mozzarella cheese?

Make these like we did, or change them up with your favorite pizza toppings. (See the bottom of this post for suggested flavor combinations from our Facebook readers.)

Easy Pizza Sliders are a breeze to make, bake and take to your next party.

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Appetizers & Snacks, Holiday, Tailgate

Superbowl Party Recipes

January 29, 2017

Superbowl Party Recipes!!

My family loves football. Well, I love football, and my family likes it. The action, the beautiful passes, the hard hitting, the mind-altering catches.  The joy…the agony. If I thought anyone would read it, I would totally start a football blog.

Isn’t it great how America turns everything into a food event? Especially the big game.

Did you know that Superbowl Sunday is the SECOND BIGGEST FOOD EVENT  in the United States?? (Second only to Thanksgiving. Seriously? I love the USA!)

That tells me three things. 1-People love football. 2-People love to eat. 3-People love to eat while watching football. Here is our collection of Superbowl Party Recipes for the big game.

BONUS: These recipes taste just as good on paper plates as they do on fine china. Amazing.

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30 Minute or Less, Appetizers & Snacks, Essentials, Low-Carb, Pork, Tailgate

Easy BLT Cheese Ball

December 23, 2016
BLT Cheese Ball

By now you have figured out that I am in a long-standing love affair with bacon. I mean, aren’t we all, really? You can take just about any recipe, add bacon to it, and it instantly becomes better. Like this BLT Cheese Ball.

The cheese ball is a must have at parties and holiday gatherings, right?

Some are made with nuts; some without. Cheddar, cream cheese, green onions…some recipes are even made with pineapple. (OOOhhh…recipe idea forming : Hawaiian Cheese Ball. Stay tuned.)

How can you go wrong with the tasty classic Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato combo?!

You can’t. Last minute holiday recipe solved.

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Appetizers & Snacks, Beef, Essentials, Holiday, Tailgate

Chili Cranberry Meatballs

December 19, 2016
Chili Cranberry Meatballs

Chili Cranberry Meatballs are THE go-to party appetizer recipe for me. I have made them three times already this holiday season, and it isn’t even Christmas yet.

I’ll give you three reasons why this party appetizer recipe is a win-win:

  1. These are tasty little sweet and sour meatballs bursting with tangy chili and cranberry flavor.
  2. Crockpot recipe magic.
  3. Easy.

This yummy recipe just might make an appearance at New Years and the Superbowl, too!

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