What You Should Be Making At Tailgates

Life Update!!! Sorry I have been so busy; school, work, and internships have taken over my life.

If you know anything about me, football season is one of my favorites because of the tailgating. I LOVE eating what everyone brings and inventing some creative to make and take with me. My latest creation was a Macaroni and Cheese pie topped with a bacon lattice that my friend Janene thought up. Unfortunately, before we could take a bite, it slipped off of my car and shattered everywhere. CATASTROPHE! I did take a before, and after-tragedy picture.

How sad is that?! Oh well… the components were delicious. I have also been inspired to put a bacon lattice on top of everything I make from now on.

After 7 years of tailgating, I have it down. For great recipes, and what I usually like to bring to a tailgate, check out these posts from my years of experience. My friends seem to enjoy them. Some of these items can be made on the grill, even if the recipe does not directly state it, and I have done so with most of them. Like pizza; grilled pizza is amazing! Or, items like the drinks, can be made ahead of time and brought to reheat at your event.

Avocado Lemon-Pepper Bagels
Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich
Breakfast Casserole
Brie Breakfast Quesadilla
Cinnamon Sticky Bread
Crescent Roll Breakfast Ring
Goat Cheese and Bacon Breakfast Pizza
Muffin Tin Breakfast
Pancake Bacon
Silver Dollar Sandwich
Stuffed Breakfast Bread

Lunch/ Dinner
Black Bean Tex-Mex Pizza
Garlic and Lime Skirt Steak
Pear and Gorgonzola Cheese Pizza
Short Rib Sliders with Mango Coleslaw
Simple Sausage Pasta
Spicy Dry Rubbed Honey Chicken

Butter Cake
Candied Mango and Mint Popcorn Squares
Chocolate Stout Cake with Bailey’s Whipped Cream
Matzo Brittle
Mini Portable Pies
Peanut Butter Banana Bread
Rosemary and Olive Oil Pound Cake
Simple Sugar Cookies with Glaze
Strawberry Shortcake
Toasted Almond Banana Bread

Snacks/ Dip
Bacon and Cheese Dip
Barbeque Chicken Dip
Better than Caramel Apple -Dip
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Cheese Platter
Chili Cheese Dip
Curried Pumpkin Seeds
Guinness Beer Bread with Scallion Cream Cheese
Hot Sausage Dip
Jimmy Dean Sausage Dip
Rosemary Steak Fries
Spicy Prosciutto Dip
Sweet Fruit and Honey Dip
Zebra Popcorn

Early Morning Punch
Ginger Citrus Tea
Mulled Wine
Richy and Creamy Hot Chocolate
Spiced Apple Cider
Whiskey Spiked Hot Apple Cider
Worm Fifty Worm

And just a little game day photo gallery of all my favorite memories from this season thus far…


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