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Tailgate appetizers and game day dips are on the rise in anticipation of the biggest football game of the year. If hosting on game day has you feeling overwhelmed (or even a little “deflated”), we’re here to save the day with a list of winning snacks all your fans will love. Whether you’re planning a breakfast tailgate or a full game day menu, we have some of our favorite football recipes for you – from easy dips to slow cooker chilis. May the best team win!

Big Game Football Field Party Dip

Big Game Football Field Party Dip from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamitlonBeach (http://everydaygoodthinking.com)

Football Deviled Eggs

Football Deviled Eggs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Fresh & Spicy Salsa

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Fried Dill Pickles

Fried Dill Pickles with Ranch Dressing from Everyday Good Thinking | @HamiltonBeach

Hot Mexican Bean Dip

Mexican Bean Dip and other Football Tailgating Recipe Ideas from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Slow Cooker Easy Barbecue Meatballs

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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Slow Cooker Touchdown Meatballs

Touchdown Meatballs and other Football Tailgating Recipe Ideas from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Slow Cooker Korean-Style Chicken Wings

Slow Cooker Korean Chicken Wings from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders with Blue Cheese Slaw

Perfect World Cup party food! Buffalo Chicken Sliders with Blue Cheese Coleslaw - Yum! everydaygoodthinking.com @hamiltonbeach

Wonton Cups

Baked Wonton Cups from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Artichoke Dip

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Three Cheese Avocado and Bacon Panini

Tomato Basil Soup and Grown-Up Grilled Cheese (with bacon!) from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Slow Cooker Gridiron Chili

Gridiron Sausage Chili and other Football Tailgating Recipe Ideas from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Slow Cooker Brats, Onions and Peppers in Beer

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Slow Cooker New York Pizza Dip

New York Pizza Dip and other Football Tailgating Recipe Ideas from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs with Marionberry Barbecue Sauce

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Ohio State vs Oregon: College Football Championship 2015 Recipes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

The inaugural college football championship game is coming on Monday. Like you, we’re interested to see who wins. Two great teams (Oregon and Ohio State) will battle it out, and as a nation who loves crowning a champion, we thought a few themed dishes were in order. No matter which side of the gridiron you’re rooting for, we’ve got your snack table covered. We’ve developed a delicious (and easy) slow cooker recipe for each team, based on local treats and traditions.

Ohio State vs Oregon: College Football Championship 2015 Recipes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Oregon is the home of the Marionberry – or the Marion blackberry – which we used in a simple barbecue sauce over turkey meatballs. The meatballs are baked first, then added to a barbecue sauce made with marionberry jam in a slow cooker. If Marionberry jam is not available (You should be able to find it at Whole Foods, specialty grocers or Amazon.com.), blackberry jam can be substituted.

Ohio State vs Oregon: College Football Championship 2015 Recipes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs with Marionberry Barbecue Sauce
YIELDS: 24 servings

Ingredients
2 pounds ground turkey
2 large eggs, beaten
1 large onion, chopped, divided
1/4 chopped green onions
3/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/2 cup chopped parsley
3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, divided
1 teaspoon ground poultry seasoning
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon coarse black pepper, divided
2 cups ketchup
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup Marionberry jam
2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons ground Ancho Chile Pepper
Instructions
Heat oven to 350°F.
Stir turkey, eggs, half of the onion, green onions, breadcrumbs, parsley, 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, poultry seasoning, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl until well blended. Roll 1 Tablespoonful turkey mixture into meatballs.
Bake for 25-30 minutes on a foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan until cooked through. Place baking pan on wire rack.
Stir remaining ingredients into slow cooker crock. Add meatballs, stirring until meatballs are coated.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or LOW for 4 to 5 hours.
Notes
Meatballs can be made the day before. Prepare meatballs according to directions. Cool meatballs on a wire rack. Store in a airtight container overnight. Prepare sauce and add meatballs. Add 30 minutes to the cooking time.
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Ohio State vs Oregon: College Football Championship 2015 Recipes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Ohio State Buckeye fans love big tailgating parties and they really love their tailgating food. You’ll find peanut butter and chocolate buckeye candies and plenty of wings and dips. For a more filling main-course option, we thought bratwursts in beer would be stadium appropriate. First, the brats are browned, then added to a slow cooker with peppers, onions and beer. We used a nice dark stout, but feel free to use whatever beer brings your team the best luck.

Ohio State vs Oregon: College Football Championship 2015 Recipes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Brats, Onions and Peppers in Beer
YIELDS: 10 servings

Ingredients
2 Tablespoons butter
1 red pepper, seeded and sliced
1 green pepper, seeded and sliced
1 large onion, sliced
2 packages (5 links each) bratwurst
2 (12 ounce each) bottles dark beer
10 hot dog buns, split
Instructions
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add onion and peppers and cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until onions are clear. Set aside.
Using the same skillet, cook brats 3 minutes on each side, or until brown.
Transfer onions, peppers and brats to slow cooker crock. Add beer to cover the brats.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or LOW for 2 to 3 hours.
Notes
If you have a slow cooker with stove-top safe cookware, substitute the cookware for the skillet in the directions above. After sautéing, place cookware in base, cover and cook as directed in recipe.
GUINNESS® Extra Stout is the brand we used when testing this recipe.
Everyday Good Thinking http://everydaygoodthinking.com/

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1. Broiled Maryland Crabcakes with Creamy Herb Sauce

Everyone loves high-end finger food at a swinging New Year’s Eve party. Serve your guests in style with this easier-than-it-looks crabcake recipe.

Broiled Maryland-Style Crabcakes with Creamy Herb Sauce from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

2. Curried Cheese Ball

Serve this cheese ball with other eye-catching snacks like charcuterie, cheese, olives and pate for a made-ahead spread that’s as easy as it is delicious.

No Bake Make Ahead Appetizers for Cocktail Parties from Everyday Good Thinking @HamiltonBeach

3. Fried Oysters with Lime and Cilantro Avocado Sauce

Nothing pairs better with New Year’s than champagne, and no food pairs better with champagne than oysters. Make it a match made in heaven at this year’s party.

Fried Oysters

4. Baked Wonton Cups

Wonton cups are a quick and easy way to create individual servings of big dishes, and your guests will be able to eat these with their fingers instead of messing with clumsy cutlery.

Baked Wonton Cups from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

5. Classic Deviled Eggs

These spectacular deviled eggs are easy to peel and easy to prepare, thanks to the Egg Cooker and a piping bag for the filling.

Classic Deviled Eggs | Everyday Good Thinking - @hamiltonbeach

6. Tomato Bruschetta

Bruschetta is party-perfect, healthy and full of flavor – everything you need in a New Year’s Eve quality appetizer.

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7. Fried Okra with Smoky Dipping Sauce

Okra is battered and fried for a warm and friendly appetizer that’s great for dipping.

Fried Okra from Food Focus: Okra by Everyday Good Thinking | @HamiltonBeach

8. Slow Cooker Barbecue Meatballs

Everyone’s favorite party food seems to be slow cooker meatballs. Serve them in the slow cooker for a casual get-together or on a platter for a fancy affair.

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9. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Be kind to the guests getting an early start on their healthy resolutions with a beautiful platter of fresh veggies served with roasted red pepper hummus.

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10. Trail Mix for Entertaining

Guests can grab quick handfuls of this tastefully grown up trail mix for a quick snack between drinks at your New Year’s party.

Trail Mix for Entertaining from Top Three Trail Mix Snack Ideas by Everyday Good Thinking | @HamiltonBeach



Halloween is coming up this weekend, and we’re excited about all the costumes, parties and kids trick-or-treating. Whether you prefer your costume to be funny or cute, silly or scary, everyone can agree this Halloween graveyard-themed party dip is a hit.

Halloween Graveyard Party Dip from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Despite its appearance, this dip is actually really easy to put together. You just need a 9×13 casserole dish or lasagna pan, a ton of spinach dip, and some crackers, veggies and chopped kalamata olives. Additional decorations like the skulls and pumpkins can be found at most craft stores this time of year.

Halloween Graveyard Party Dip from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

If you want to take the dip a step further, you can do what we did here, and find a festive tray to set your dip in. We filled in the space between the dip pan and the tray with curly kale. It held everything in place and looked like grass, so it was perfect for the job.

Halloween Graveyard Party Dip from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

We found a little black tree decoration, an owl, a few skulls and some pumpkins at the craft store. (Don’t forget to tell your guests they aren’t edible.) We made additional trees and foliage with celery stalks, broccolini and chopped parsley. We love the way this section turned out.

Halloween Graveyard Party Dip from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

To make the headstones in the graveyard, we used crackers with a unique shape. There are many types of cracker shapes out there, so you can use whatever look you prefer. Write on the crackers with an edible decorative marker, and place them firmly into the spinach dip. Sprinkle chopped kalamata olives in front to look like fresh dirt.

Halloween Graveyard Party Dip from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

If you want, bury your friends by adding their initials to some of the crackers. (There I am below.) Decorate with candles and other Halloween decor and you’ll have quite the conversation starter at your Halloween party!

Halloween Graveyard Party Dip from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

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Slow Cooker Salsa con Queso - the perfect football appetizer! - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Is it just me or is the best part of eating at a Mexican restaurant the queso dip? I love salsas, tacos, fajitas and enchiladas too, but I just can’t resist that warm, gooey cheese dip before my meal. Now you can recreate this tasty appetizer, and even better, you can do it in your slow cooker! Now the perfect football food, taco night dip and party appetizer is right at your fingertips, so you can have that Mexican restaurant experience right at home.

Slow Cooker Salsa con Queso - the perfect football appetizer! - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Salsa con Queso
SERVES: 10

Ingredients
1 pound pasteurized processed cheese, cubed
2 cups salsa
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 cans (4.5 oz. each) chopped green chilies
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Tortilla chips
Instructions
Place cubed cheese, salsa, shredded cheese, chilies, chili powder and garlic powder in slow cooker crock.
Cover and cook on LOW for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Stir and continue to cook until mixture is heated through and cheese is completely melted.
Serve with tortilla chips.
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