Football, Chili and Pinterest…Perfect Together

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I love this time of year!  We’ve got our pumpkins and are headed to an awesome annual pumpkin carving party this weekend with good food and great friends.

My husband and I both went to Fordham University in NYC (Go Rams!) and, even though Vince Lombardi went there in the ’30’s, I can count on one hand how many times the football team won a game in the four years I went there!  And now they are 7-0 this season!

So in honor of my alma mater, I’m taking a break from design to tell you about some of my favorite fall football recipes:

New York Pretzels — Yummm!!!  We found this recipe years ago and have made them for our family Oktoberfest party, for kid play-dates and for football-watching weekends.  Easy, but time consuming, we’ve made the dough, rolled out the pretzels and boiled them in water the night before big parties.  You can lay them out on a baking sheet and stack them by separating them with parchment paper.  The day of your party, you just egg wash and salt them and then bake.  Best served warm with mustard.

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Guacamole Football Field — Found this idea on Pinterest and thought it was the perfect manly appetizer for a birthday party for my brother and brother-in-law.  Pretty self explanatory.  My guacamole is classic (avacados, tomatoes, red onion, lime juice, salt, pepper and garlic powder).  The rest is salsa, sour cream and cheese sauce.  (I took this picture before I put chips all around the platter.)

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Chili — This is a Cooking Light recipe I have used for years.  It’s great to make in large batches and freeze in ziploc bags for busy week nights.  I lay my bags flat to freeze and then they don’t take up awkward space in the freezer.

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IMG_3464Anything that starts in my favorite pot is always a good idea
(with some of my favorite chefs at the helm).

Don’t forget to check out all of my favorite recipes on Pinterest.

Have a great weekend!

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4 thoughts on “Football, Chili and Pinterest…Perfect Together

    • Let me know how you like them. We’ve only stuck w/original, but we’ve had discussions of sprinkling cinnamon and sugar on them (auntie anne’s style) or stuffing with little bits of jalapeno’s and cheddar…. Man, now I’m hungry!! 🙂

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