Fun & Easy At Home Tailgate!

The Fall season and football are two things we look forward to each year! We may have no tickets for the game, but that’s no reason to cancel the party. We’ve come up with a safe way to celebrate game day with all the food, fun, and fanfare of a true tailgating experience right in our own driveway! There are so many ways to make tailgating at home fun and easy. We created a display with some of our favorite game day recipes. Snacks, appetizers, and homemade chili to warm up on a cool Fall day. We cozy up and sit under a warm blanket with our favorite beverage. The best part is we have the luxury of using our very own bathroom too! Show your team spirit with fun accessories, pull out the grill and enjoy the ultimate tailgate party! Go Team!!

Fun & Easy At Home Tailgate HERE

Easy Jiffy Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Muffins:


8 ounces cream cheese

2 Boxes Jiffy Cornbread Mix

1/4 cup pickled jalapeno pepper slices, minced

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

2/3 cup milk, whole or 2 %

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

baking instructions and tips HERE

Hot Ryes:

1 loaf of Party Rye Bread (small appetizer size)

Swiss Cheese grated 1-1/12 cups

1/4 cup bacon bits

1 t. Worcester sauce

1/2 cup chopped green olives

1/4 cup chives

3/4 cup mayo

Mix all ingredients in bowl & spread on bread. Bake at 350 for 15 min. 

Chili Recipe (Laura In The Kitchen Cookbook)

2 TB Oil

1 1/2 lb. of lean ground beef

1 yellow onion diced

1 red bell pepper diced

1 jalapeno seeded and minced

3 garlic cloves minced

S & P

3/4 cup of lager style beer 

2 TB chili powder

1 1/2 TB light brown sugar

2 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp dried oregano

2 TB tomato paste

3 cups low-sodium beef broth

1 (15oz) can black beans rinsed and drained

1 cup tomato puree

Heat oil in a large 3 qt. pot. add meat until cooked through, add onion, bell pepper, jalapeño and garlic along with S & P. Cook until veggies are softened. 

Add beer and then simmer for 30 seconds. Stir in chili powder, brown sugar, cumin , oregano, more S & P, tomato paste.  Cook for a minute, then stir in broth, beans and tomato puree.  Bring to a boil and reduce heat to med-low. Cook for 2 hours!

Ranch Pretzel Recipe HERE

BBQ Popcorn Seasoning:

3 Tablespoons smoked Paprika

1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder

1 1/2 Tablespoons brown sugar

1 t.  salt

1 t. garlic powder

1 t. onion powder

*Lauren made homemade popcorn in the Whirly Pop  using corn oil. 

Whisk together the dry ingredients in a bowl.  Store in an airtight container at room temperature. When ready to serve, shake the seasoning on either bagged microwave popcorn or homemade popcorn that has some kind of butter or oil on it so the seasonings have something to stick to. Omit the salt if using a bag popcorn with salt. 

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