Posts Tagged ‘football recipes’

Sifted: Secret Ingredient Cookies, Football Fare + More

Secret Ingredient Cookies by Just a Taste

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  1. The secret ingredient to Just a Taste’s favorite chocolate chip cookies is creamy and tangy and makes just about everything better. Any guesses?
  2. Ever heard of a tater tot burger? Neither had we. But with football starting this week, it just may be the perfect time to try this crazy recipe by Domestic Fits.
  3. If you’ve said goodbye to summer on Labor Day, say hello to Brooklyn Farm Girl’s Mexican pumpkin chili.
  4. Looking for an easy game day recipe? Look no further than What’s Gaby Cooking’s mini chicken tostadas. They’re topped with guacamole and totally addicting.
  5. The Faux Martha’s cheater banana pudding is an easy, foolproof recipe to have in your back pocket.

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  • Put an end to lunchtime boredom with these quick and easy lunch ideas.
  • Cookie bars are suitable for most every occasion — after-school snack time, Football Sundays, birthday parties and just because.
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Sifted: Game-Day Desserts + Lightened Up Comfort Foods

Joy the Baker’s Baked Polenta
5 Hot Links We’re Loving:

  1. Joy the Baker says her baked polenta with tomato and basil is “as comforting as macaroni and cheese [or] splurging on 4 slices of pizza.” Seriously, how you can you resist?
  2. For all you oatmeal cookie fanatics, it’s time to try Tuttie Dolci’s oatmeal pear cookies with toffee and cookie butter.
  3. Creme brulee ditches the ramekins and transforms itself into a fabulous pie. Design Eat Play, we like the way you think.
  4. Rosemary and garlic baguette chips by Seasaltwithfood are the perfect landing place for that spinach and artichoke dip this football Sunday.
  5. How do you vamp up your banana bread recipe? Tracey’s Culinary Adventures roasts the bananas, browns the butter and adds in some peanut butter chips.

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  • If Joy’s mouthwatering recipe has you craving comfort food tonight, we’ve got delicious, lightened-up recipes that will leave you feeling both satisfied and guilt-free.
  • Keep your eye on the game! Fans can get their sweets fix without missing a play with these handheld desserts on game day.
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Game Day Eats: Barbecue Chicken Sliders

There’s an unspoken rule in our house that when there is pork butt, it had better be smoked. And pulled. By a man. And while I think I have a pretty great recipe for oven pulled pork, it often gets scoffed at by the self-declared pit master I reside with. Problem is, I have barbecue cravings during the 50 weeks he’s not out back drinking beers and worshiping fire. So I found a loop hole. (Apparently the “pit master” doesn’t have any beef with me cooking chicken.)

It took a few tries, but I think I perfected my barbecue chicken recipe—a bold statement—but just ask my fiancé. He gave it his hard-earned seal of approval, which I gladly accepted. The secret is not really in the braise (although it helps) but in what comes next. To get the blackened, crispy ends that you expect from a barbecue joint, you’ve got to throw the chicken under the broiler. As for the results? You could fool anybody that’s not in on your scheme.

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Sifted: Perfect Late Summer Recipes and Football Fare

Peach Crisps by Cookie and Kate

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  1. Bake peach halves filled with Cookie and Kate’s delicious yogurt-oat topping and voila! In less than 30 minutes you have a scrumptious peach crisp ready for a big scoop of ice cream.
  2. Dress up movie night with Savory Simple’s sweet and spicy curried popcorn. It’s fun, easy and addicting.
  3. Football season is just around the corner. Combine two classic game day apps with livelovepasta’s spinach artichoke potato skins.
  4. Princess Tofu’s teeny ginger peach hand pies are not only adorable, they’re absolutely delectable, too. Make them while peaches are still at their sweet and juicy best.
  5. Katie at the Kitchen Door’s ricotta gnocchi is light and fluffy with a hint of sweetness. Sautéed with mushrooms, sweet corn, summer herbs and, of course, lots of butter, it’s the perfect meal to celebrate the end of summer.

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  • When it comes to the perfect pies and tarts, we’ve got you covered with 20 summer-perfect recipes.
  • Alton’s hot spinach artichoke dip is a game day (or any day) winner.
  • Debi and Gabriele add spinach to their ricotta gnocchi. It’s a five-star recipe that our fans can’t get enough of.
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Fantasy Foodball: Reindeer Pops vs. Snowmen Pops

NFL Rice Cereal Pops

With only 4 weeks left in the football season, you’ve likely exhausted (if not repeated) most Sunday entertaining foods. When the season kicked off in September, warmer weather meant burgers, hot dogs and the like. Then cooler climates ushered grills from off patios and into storage, calling instead on heartier fall fare like chili for your tailgating parties. Sure, chicken wings may always be a good play on gameday, but this week we’re calling an audible and leaning on the holidays for some Sunday foodball inspiration.

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Fantasy Foodball: Tennessee Chili vs. Texas Chili


When football kicked off last month, the tail-end of grilling season made hotdogs and burgers a staple of any game-day menu. But then temperatures dropped, grills were left to hibernate, and tailgating foods took a turn for heartier, fall-appropriate fare. Rather than mourn the end of warmer days, look on the bright side: chili is back on the tailgating menu, and it’s here to stay.

Coveted nation-wide, the hearty stew has been known to stir up quite the controversy. You’ve got your meat purists and your bean backers, the folks that throw in every spice known to man and those that prefer as few ingredients as possible. Some add chocolate, while others like a dash of cinnamon. And everyone thinks their recipe is the best.

Apropos this week’s match-up between the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans, we’re teaming up with the National Football League to offer up two rival chili recipes — one from Tennessee, and the other straight out of the lone star state. Taking sides is always tough, but choosing a chili? It’s going to be a nail-biter.

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