Our theme for September, foods of Greece, I have been wanting to try a new bread recipe and this seemed like the perfect time. So, I researched Pinterest and found a Pita Bread and Gyro recipe and Casserole Gal Rachel has already posted a Tzatziki recipe.
I used How to make Perfect Pita Bread from The View from Great Island. I had fun making them, they didn't turn out perfect but, they were tasty.
For my filling I made Gyros with Greek Chicken from Cooking Classy. My Gyros were a great change and I enjoyed trying something different.
My sauce comes from Casserole Gal Rachel, she recently made and posted a recipe for Tzatziki Sauce with Wheat Flatbread.
Everything can be made a day before, which is great if you want to have a girls night out and watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding or for a sport watching event.
Football Bowl Games are coming up and we have complied our best recipes to serve for your party or tailgating event! We also, have a few tips to help make your event a success!
Our Jalapeno Popper Dip would be tasty addition to any party! Full of cheese, jalapenos and bacon it is sure to be a winner with everyone!
Tip: Bottled water is a must and freeze several bottles a couple of days before. They are great to use to keep your water cool instead of using ice.
Our Dill Pickle Dip is very fast and easy, and it can be served hot or cold, which makes it a perfect tailgating or party recipe!
Tip: Buy bandannas in your team colors to use as napkins. They will be colorful, durable and just plain cute. Your local craft store usually has them in all colors.
Our Beef Stoganoff Dip is full of meat and since it is for football, it has a bit of a kick with added jalapenos!
Our Roll With it Casserole has buns that are full of meat, cheese and spices. You may think the buns would become soggy but, they don't!
Baked Meatball Sandwiches y'all..... yum. They are SO easy and tasty! Adapt the recipe and preparation to fit your schedules and tastes, but the base recipe is a crowd pleaser!
This Cowboy Crunchie recipe can be made into bars but it could be molded into a football shape. It is a great finger food!
Tip: Remember to have single packets of Hand Sanitizing Wipes, especially for any outside tailgating.
Our Tailgating Pinterest Board is full of recipes, tips and great ideas.
This dip is full of meat and since it is for tailgating, it has a bit of a kick with added jalapenos! It goes great with toasted bread or crackers and is a great dip for tailgating or any type of party! I think it is better made the day before so all the ingredients can get to know each other!
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons minced garlic
1 1/2 pound ground hamburger
2 Tablespoons Flour
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 Teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 small can mushroom, drained and chopped fine
8 oz sour cream
1 Tablespoon minced pickled jalapenos (or more, heat level is up to you)
Heat oil and add onion, cook for 2-3 minutes add hamburger. Break hamburger up in small pieces, add flour, cook until done. Drain.
In a large bowl mix hamburger, Worcestershire Sauce, garlic powder, salt, soup, mushrooms, sour cream and jalapenos. Mix well. Place in casserole dish and heat at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.
Garnish with parsley flakes.
You can make it the day before and heat it the day you plan to serve it.
I sliced a French Baguette in 1/4 inch slices, buttered both sides and toasted them. You can do this on a cookie sheet in the oven or on the stovetop in a frying pan.
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Hi everybody! I have a super simple dip today that would be great at a tailgating party. I developed this recipe a few years ago because my husband and I love jalapenos. Shortly after I developed the recipe I took it to a tailgate and it was a big hit!
Originally I used cream cheese and sour cream as the base for this dip. I have since replaced the sour cream with Greek yogurt and we love it - but use whichever one you like! If you like things a little more or less spicy, this dip is easily adjustable to your preferences. -Rachel
16 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature
2 - 5.3 oz containers plain Greek yogurt
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to taste
About 8 slices pickled jalapeno
1 -2 tsp. of pickled jalapeno juice
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
In a casserole dish, mix together the cream cheese and Greek yogurt until smooth. I mixed it by hand, but you can use a stand mixer if you like. Mix in cheese, jalapeno slices, jalapeno juice, and bacon. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to taste. If you used a mixer, spread dip in a casserole dish. If you mixed it in a casserole dish, then you're all done! I serve this with tortilla chips but crackers or sliced bell peppers would also be good!
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I know this may seem odd at first, but this appetizer is really and truly very addictive! If you like pickles anyway.....
Very fast and easy, and it can be served hot or cold, which makes it a perfect tailgating recipe!
Dill Pickle Dip
16 oz sour cream
1 - 8 oz block cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup chopped dill pickles
2 Tb dill (fresh or dried)
1 cup shredded cheese - I used mozzarella
Salt and pepper, to taste
Chips, crackers, toasted bread &/or veggies for dipping
1. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Mix in sour cream until completely combined.
2. Stir in remaining ingredients and taste. Please note that if you are making this in advance (i.e. 8-12 hours before serving) that dill flavor will intensify. I love dill, I mean big squishy heart l-o-v-e- forever dill! So I like to add a little more.
3. If serving hot, spoon dip into an oven ( or grill safe aluminum pan!) safe dish and refrigerate until ready to heat and serve. If serving cold, spoon into your favorite tailgating sports theme dish! It's pretty to sprinkle with a little extra chopped pickle and dill.
4. To heat - place in oven or on grill and heat until cheese is melted. About 10-15 minutes.
*Use any pickle you like! Dill is my favorite, but play around with what you have on hand - spicy, bread and butter, home-made, so many options!
*If you want a little kick, add a pinch of red pepper flakes, or a tablespoon of diced, pickled jalapeno!
Hope you enjoy!
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oThis is a simple recipe with only 4 ingredients! My daughter, Casserole Gal Kristen, made this a lot growing up and used the recipe for 4-H demonstrations and bake offs.
I made it in to bars but it could be molded into a football shape. It is a great finger food! Which makes it a perfect for tailgating!
1 cup white syrup
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
6 cups corn flakes
Note: To make these Gluten Free you can use Chex cereal, Rice Krispies or gluten free corn flakes
Boil the syrup and sugar for 1 minute. Try to be precise with the time or your mixture will be come too thick.
Add the peanut butter to the syrup mixture and mix well. Pour over corn flakes in a large bowl, mix.
You can spoon the mixture on wax paper, pour all of it into a 9x13 casserole dish that has been buttered or mold into a shape.
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Looks like a regular, cheesy grilled sandwich right? Well, there's something different about this sandwich! I made it in a casserole dish in my oven!
If you need to make several grilled sandwiches at once (tomato soup & grilled cheese sandwich dinner?!?!) this is a perfect technique.
Oven Grilled Sandwiches
.....it's easy peasey rice & cheesy.......
-favorite toppings & seasonings
First - set your oven to 425 degrees. Go ahead and put in a metal casserole. Keep the dish in there until all sandwiches are prepped and the oven has reached the set temperature. This makes the pan super hot and will make your sandwiches crispy.
Next - create an assembly line and prep your sandwiches. Be creative and have fun! I used mustard, smoked turkey, dill pickles and american cheese. Once everything is assembled, smear some mayo on the outsides of your sandwiches === yes, mayo! Mayo is the secret to extra crispy sandwiches. It's a combination of the high heat of the pan and the fat in the mayo.
Finally - once your oven, and your pan, reaches 425 degrees carefully pull the pan from the oven and add your prepped sandwiches. You will hear the sizzle! Quickly put the pan back in the oven and bake for 3-5 minutes. Remove from the oven and flip the sandwiches, then bake another 3-5 minutes. If you really pile on the fillings, you may need to bake a little longer to get everything hot and melted :)
Carefully remove your sandwiches, cut and eat!
What is your favorite grilled sandwich? We'd love to hear your ideas, please share in the comments or on our facebook page!
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These sandwiches y'all..... yum. They are SO easy and tasty! Adapt the recipe and preparation to fit your schedules and tastes, but the base recipe is a crowd pleaser!
Baked Meatball Sandwiches
We enjoyed these so much, I made a second batch! Even my toddlers were devouring these sandwiches!
Baked Meatball Sandwiches makes for a great party or tailgate food -- simply cut out the baking step and let guests 'build' their own sandwiches with pre-sliced buns, hot meatballs from the slow cooker and a variety of toppings (pesto anyone?!?).
This has become a family favorite! The buns are full of meat, cheese and spices. You may think the buns would become soggy but, they don't! These are even good the next day.
1 (24 count) Hawaiian Rolls or Regular Rolls
2 lbs hamburger
1 bell pepper, seeded and diced
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes (drained)
1 Tblsp Dijon mustard
3 tsp minced garlic
3-4 dashes liquid smoke
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
12 slices cheese of your choice, I use either Colby Jack or Mozzarella
1 stick butter
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp powdered garlic
1/4 tsp powdered onion
Brown hamburger, green peppers and onion, drain. Place back in skillet and add drained tomatoes, mustard, garlic, liquid smoke, salt and pepper. Cook until most of liquid is gone.
Slice the rolls in half and place bottom halves in 9 x 13 casserole pan. Spread hamburger mixture over the rolls, layer slices of cheese over hamburger and place top of buns on top.
In microwave, melt butter, add mustard, garlic and onion, mix well. Pour over rolls, let soak in for at least 30 minutes.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese is completely melted.
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-For my birthday this year my husband bought me a Casserole Crockpot. It has a timer, which for me is a must and it is 3.5 quart, 9 x 13 inch in size. I plan on using it a lot during the holidays, it does have a locking lid for travel.
It will also, be great for tailgating and parties.
My only complaint is that the outside gets really hot, (which happens with most crock pots).
Casserole Gals Kristen made me Mac and Cheese for my birthday and it was delicious and the Crockpot heated it up without using the oven and heating up the whole kitchen.
Cooking everything in casserole dishes!
With busy lives & sometimes quick meals, we mom & daughters team are always looking for healthy, tasty & convenient dishes to serve our family. So, please join us as we share everything from appetizers to main dishes & desserts!