Posts Tagged ‘football food’

Slow Cooker Guava Glazed Meatballs

Slow cooker guava glazed meatballs is a great dish to serve at parties! This recipe is a unique spin on traditional slow cooker meatball recipes. 

Slow cooker guava glazed meatballs is a great dish to serve at parties! This recipe is a unique spin on traditional slow cooker meatball recipes. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

The first time I truly understood the power of the slow cooker meatball as a powerhouse appetizer was at my baby sister’s rehearsal dinner. To keep costs down, they opted to have a casual rehearsal dinner with a mix of homemade and store-bought foods. I made a few easy desserts and large lasagnas and bagged salad was purchased at a warehouse club. For appetizers, we served a few assorted purchased items, and slow cooker meatballs. Can you guess what disappeared first?  (more…)

Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms

Bacon cheddar stuffed mushrooms can be prepared up to a day in advance before warming to serve. Make before your next gathering, then heat and eat! 

Bacon cheddar stuffed mushrooms are an easy party appetizer you can prepare ahead of time! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Want to read something truly frightening? Think about offering to host a gathering and then trying to make appetizers the same day as the party. Terrifying, darlings, terrifying. Planning like that is counter to all the good entertaining advice I can give you. You want to be able to relax, enjoy your guests, and definitely, definitely, not stress! I think maybe that’s why I’m sharing this party-ready appetizer now. Not only is it a tasty appetizer for sporting watch parties, it’s equally at home for the holidays. See what I did there? 😉  (more…)

Breakfast Jalapeño Poppers

Game day watch party food can be a challenge when your team is in a different time zone. Incorporate traditional tailgate foods with a morning twist when you add breakfast jalapeño poppers to the menu! 

Breakfast Jalapeño Poppers - The perfect baked jalapeño popper recipe for morning football games... or breakfast lovers! * Breakfast jalapeno poppers recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

The Godfather and I follow our college football team each year. It’s our alma mater, where we met, got engaged, and were both members of the marching band. I played clarinet and convinced him to join the drum line for a year where he played cymbals since that was all he could play with no musical experience. I make his life interesting. When we moved to California, we found ourselves facing a bit of a conundrum for early football games. When we could catch a University of Miami football game on television, the times would seem a bit funny. A 12 noon game would start at 9 in the morning, closer to the start of our day (before children) than lunch time. It felt strange to serve “traditional” tailgate foods for game watch snacks, so we got creative!  (more…)

Jalapeno Chili

The key to amazing chili is starting with great ingredients and layering the flavors just right! My jalapeno chili recipe is easy to follow, makes a ton (great for crowds), and freezes well for later.

The key to amazing chili is starting with great ingredients and layering the flavors just right! My jalapeno chili recipe is easy to follow, makes a ton (great for crowds), and freezes well for later. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

This summer was an important one in terms of gardening for me. I learned that I cannot grow zucchini in containers, but that I am rather good at growing peppers and tomatoes. Next year we adjust the patio garden setup accordingly. I’m particularly proud of my jalapeno peppers. Even though this year’s plant ended up smaller than last year’s plant in terms of height, I’ve had an incredibly good yield and often find as many as a dozen peppers growing happily on the plant. And they’re HOT! Home grown peppers provide way more kick than the store bought kind in my experience. With this in mind, could I really let the summer pass without sharing an amazing spicy chili recipe?  (more…)

Pretzel Bites with Green Chili Cheddar and Mustard Dipping Sauces

No matter what the occasion, pretzel bites are a hit at parties! They’re easier to make than you’d think, and you can get creative with dips! You’ll definitely want to add my pretzel bites with green chili cheddar and mustard dipping sauces to your next party menu. 

Pretzel bites are the perfect snack food! Easier to make than you'd think, you'll definitely want to add these pretzel bites with green chili cheddar and mustard dipping sauces to your next party menu. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

This recipe came about in an interesting way… book club! The book club I’m in meets during the school year at various local restaurants to talk about our book for the month and socialize. One of our stops was – not kidding – the restaurant/bar at a local hotel. A book club member had been before, and was raving about the beer cheese fries. I am always up for the chance to try a good fried potato dish, as are most of the ladies, so we went for that month’s meeting. Before we got to the fry portion of the evening, two of the ladies ordered a pretzel appetizer to share. The pretzels came with two dipping sauces, a cheese sauce (naturally), and this mustard sauce that had everyone raving! They even asked for more to add to their main course later. *ahem* The fries. These are the perks of adulthood people. (more…)

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