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.

A platter of Mini Sliders Burgers and Special Sauce with chips.

Mini Sliders Burgers And Special Sauce

These sliders are soooooo good. I never want to eat a regular burger. I have ...

Bacon Horseradish Dip ready to serve.

Bacon Horseradish Chip Dip

This is our family dip recipe. We have it at every family gathering, and it's ...

A platter of Ultimate Nachos With Homemade Cheese Sauce.

Ultimate Nachos With Homemade Cheese Sauce

November 6 is National Nacho Day! I am a big fan of mac and cheese ...

A platter of Pam's Variations on a Theme - Onion Rings.

Pam's Variations on a Theme - Onion Rings

As my Dad used to say, "I have a Hankering for some onion rings!" I ...

A platter of Game Day Fire Cracker Shrimp.

Game Day Fire Cracker Shrimp

Large shrimp dredge in season flour before frying, it adds an extra dimension of crispiness ...

Delicious Spinach Artichoke Dip baked until golden brown.

Delicious Spinach Artichoke Dip

I've always loved this dip, I just wanted to make my own version. So this ...

A platter of Buffalo Chicken Sliders.

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

These are super easy to make, and you can adjust the heat to your liking, ...

A platter of Rattlesnake Eggs with ranch dressing for dipping.

Rattlesnake Eggs

These are like poppers if you have never had them and if you have had ...

Philly Cheesesteak Calzone sliced and on a platter.

Philly Cheesesteak Calzones

While we were moving into our new home, I whipped this up because we didn't ...

A bowl of Foodchikie's Favorite Onion Dip (from scratch).

Foodchickie's Favorite Onion Dip (from Scratch)

I absolutely love onion dip and finding one that is made of fresh ingredients is ...

World Famous Slow Cooker Meatballs on a sub.

"World Famous" Slow Cooker Meatballs

So they're not really famous, but they SHOULD BE.

A platter of Smoky Chicken Tacos.

Smoky Chicken Tacos/Scoops

These started out as smoky chicken tacos, using leftovers from a rotisserie chicken, but ended ...

Three Texas Tamale Balls on a plate.

Texas Tamale Balls

This is one of my husband's favorite appetizers. You can adjust the spices to suit ...

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken sandwiches.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

I made this last night for the first time. Not even sure where I got ...

Slice of Hoagie Bake with marinara sauce on the side.

Hoagie Bake

I serve this with our favorite pizza sauce for dipping! This recipe was adapted from ...

A bowl of Crab-Artichoke Dip with pita chips.

Crab-Artichoke Dip

A co-worker brought an extra dish of this into the office a few months back ...

A platter of Crispy Sticky Oven Hot Wings.

Crispy Sticky Oven Hot Wings

My husband and kids love these wings. They are really good! I always double the ...

A bowl of Black-Eyed Peas Dip with crackers.

Black-Eyed Peas Dip

This black-eyed peas dip is a family favorite. Great for game nights, as well as ...

Bowl of Chili Con Queso with tortilla chips.

Chili Con Queso

Quick and easy cheese dip that is a family favorite. I often double the ...

A platter of Tamale Balls.

Tamale Balls

Whenever we have a get together I am asked to bring tamale balls. Here in ...

Bowl of Super Bowl Award Winning Chili with shredded cheese.

Super Bowl Award Winning Chili Beans

My personal recipe for spicy chili beans won a "Chili Cook-Off" at a Super Bowl ...

Hot Hero Sandwich on a plate with chips.

Hot Hero Sandwiches

These sandwiches are great when you're entertaining a crowd. They can be made ahead and ...

Italian Meatball Subs or Sliders with melted cheese.

Italian Meatball Subs or Sliders

These meatballs require no bread crumbs, yet they are still firm and full of meaty ...

Bacon Cheeseburger Queso in a bowl with tortilla chips.

Bacon Cheeseburger Queso Dip

Oh my, do men seem to love this dip! It's meaty and cheesy and with ...

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