Game Day Favorites…

We are well into football season and this year I have hosted several Football Sundays.  I like football; however, I like the yummy food that goes along with it just a little bit more…  I’ve garnered a few new favorites that I’d like to share today and hopefully I will acquire a few more as the season goes on.  These are easy and tasty recipes good for tailgating or hanging out at someone’s home.  They are sure to be crowd pleasers!


Buffalo Chicken Dip

From my good friend Aimee O!

½ cup hot sauce

½ cup blue cheese dressing

8 oz cream cheese

½ cup crumbled blue cheese

2 cups cooked chicken

Put all together and bake 350 degrees for 20 min or so

Best served with Pita Chips


“Not” Portillo’s Italian Beef – but close…

1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon onion salt

2 tablespoons Cavendar’s All-Purpose Greek Seasoning
3 cups water
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 bay leaf
1 (0.70 ounce) package Italian salad dressing mix
5 lbs rump roast

In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, combine the water, salt, ground black pepper, oregano, basil, onion salt, parsley, garlic powder, bay leaf and salad dressing mix. Stir well and bring just to a boil.

Place roast in a slow cooker and pour mixture over the roast.

Cover and cook on low setting for 10 to 12 hours OR high setting for 4 to 5 hours.

Remove bay leaf and shred meat with a fork. Serve on Italian Rolls with sautéed peppers and onions and provolone cheese. 


Loaded Bake Potato Salad

3-4 lbs. Yukon Gold Potatoes baked

1 Pint “Top the Tater” onion & chive flavored sour cream (If you do not have this, good ol’ onion dip is a good substitute)

½ cup mayonnaise

6 – 8 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled

4 green onions sliced white and green parts

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (or any shredded cheese you may like)

1tbsp. apples cider vinegar

Salt and Pepper to taste

Once potatoes have cooled, peel and dice uniformly

Mix everything together except for bacon

Let sit in refrigerator for a couple hours before serving

When ready to server, taste for seasoning and toss in bacon


As the season advances, I hope my collection of new yummy game food recipes does too!  And remember, if you have any touchdown recipes – please share!!


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