football food: spinach and artichoke dip

Over the last couple of posts, I’ve shared some yummy snacks that are perfect for your football party or tailgate.  The last one I want to share with you is this warm and creamy  Spinach and Artichoke Dip.  This is easy to prep ahead of time, then bake in the oven about 30 minutes before you and your guests are ready to eat. I usually serve this with tortilla or pita chips.  I added the breadcrumb topping to give it a little crunch and more garlic flavor.  The garlic is not overpowering in this recipe since it is roasted for a mellower and nutty taste, but decrease amount if you are garlic-averse. Continue reading

football food: cowboy caviar


Chips and dip make great football food.  They are easy to prepare and serve, easy to eat with one hand (so you don’t have to put your beer down), and best of all, they are very tasty.  I had never heard of Cowboy Caviar until my sister-in-law, Liz, shared this recipe with me.  According to Saveur Magazine, legendary Texas cook Helen Corbitt invented this black-eyed pea salad in the 1940s. Cowboy Caviar is  tasty alternative to the standard salsa or guacamole with its blend of black-eyed peas, corn, tomatoes, avocado, and cilantro. It is best made a day ahead to let all the flavors of the dressing and salad meld together.  I think all your guests will love this vegan and gluten-free dip. Continue reading

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football food: asian chicken wings with lime, ginger, and soy sauce

Asian Chicken Wings with Lime, Ginger, and Soy Sauce
To many Americans, football season means getting together with friends to watch the big game.  Aside from the thrilling action of the game, a big part of the fun and festivities is the food.  Football food has to be easy to handle as table space is limited around the couch or tailgate so finger foods are ideal.  Over the next couple of posts I will share with you a few recipes perfect for your next football gathering or tailgate party.  So, instead of ordering takeout for the next big game, I hope I inspire you to try one of these recipes. Continue reading