The Great Tailgate! Recipes

It's the great tailgate! Feed your friends and fellow fans with these fab, fun food ideas for the big game.

Sausage Cups on a cooling rack.

Sausage Cups

My coworker, Sara, brings these to work occasionally and they are almost gone before she ...

A platter of Spinach Cheese Bars.

Spinach Cheese Bars

An employee I worked with brought this recipe in one day and I fell in ...

A platter of German Soft Pretzels.

German Soft Pretzels

Steven, my son, is quite the chef nowadays and has taken numerous awards, including Chef ...

Super Bowl Taters ready to be served.

Super Bowl Taters

I worked in a hospital kitchen for several years and a co-worker and I came ...

Super Bowl Taco Showdown topped with Doritos, sour cream, and black olives.

Super Bowl Taco Showdown

This is the best for a Super Bowl dish. Easy, filling, tasty, and A WINNER!

Reuben Dip ready to serve.

Reuben Dip

My favorite sandwich is a nice Reuben sandwich. Why not combine this into a dip? ...

St. John's Dip ready to serve.

St. John's Dip

My mother taught me to make this dish when I was ten, around 1971. It's ...

Layered Chicken Nacho Dip with chips.

Layered Chicken Nacho Dip

I created this on a Sunday to have for the Chicago Bears game. I just ...

Jalapeno Dip in a bowl with pretzels.

Jalapeno Dip

So so so good.

A platter of Stiff Arm Stuffed Mushrooms.

Stiff Arm Stuffed Mushrooms

Some of you are probably wondering about my recipe titles. I am in the process ...

Buckeye Dip ready to serve with graham cracker sticks.

Buckeye Dip

Tasted this at an Ohio State Tailgate Party and loved it! Made a few adaptations ...

White Chicken Chili in a bowl with sour cream.

White Chicken Chili

After a few tests, I think I finally developed this recipe into something special. Friends ...

Crock Pot Southern BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches.

Crock Pot Southern BBQ Pulled Pork

I make this about every couple of weeks. My kids love this, and so does ...

True Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip ready to be served.

True Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip

As someone who grew up in the greater Buffalo area, eating real Buffalo chicken wings ...

A platter of Bacon Swirls.

Bacon Swirls

These make a GREAT appetizer! Easy to make, and quickly gone!

A bowl of So Easy Homemade Beer Cheese.

So Easy Homemade Beer Cheese

This recipe came from one of my mother's cookbooks from the '70s. Not as detailed ...

Slices of Beef & Green Chile Braided loaf.

Beef & Green Chile Braided Loaves

I made these up last night, and they came out fabulous! I figured I’d better ...

Buffalo Chicken Sliders on a serving tray.

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

This is a great alternative to the original Buffalo chicken dip. It can be made ...

A platter of Gluten-Free Cheesy Corn Pups with dipping sauce.

Gluten-Free Cheesy Corn Pups

Many of my friends and relatives need to eat gluten-free so I try to develop ...

Asiago Spinach and Artichoke Dip for Game Day with tortilla chips.

Asiago Spinach and Artichoke Dip for Game Day

This is a fave at all parties. I serve it up in a nice bread ...

A platter of Air Fryer Chicken Wings.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

On Super Bowl Sunday, there are so many different dishes being made I wanted to ...

Irish Nachos ready to enjoy.

Irish Nachos

This is really different. Great taste. Everyone always seems to really like it.

A platter of Pot Roast Nachos.

Pot Roast Nachos

The best nachos for game day, or any day you want to have an amazing ...

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