Thursday, November 8, 2012

Bunches of Braids

For the Ole Miss vs. Auburn game I made a Sausage Jalapeno Braid that turned out to be the star of the table. It was really easy to make, and everyone loved it!
I got inspired to see what other kind of "braids" people have made. You could really throw just about anything you want into these wonderful treats. All you need is a can of pizza dough, an egg white, and whatever else you are going to stuff it with! Gimme Some Oven has a great post on how to make a braid. Here are a few ideas for some braids to try!
Ham and Cheese Braid... love this idea! It's just like the Ham and Cheese Slider Sandwiches you see all over the Grove, but instead of making a dozen small sandwiches you just make one giant one!

What kind of braids have you made before? Comment and let me know!
Hotty Toddy!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Tailgate Treat: Pumpkin Spice Cookies

I've mentioned these little wonders in a few posts before, and I'm still crazy about them! If you haven't bought some Hershey's Pumpkin Spice Kisses, go get them NOW! They're seasonal, so they won't be around much longer! I bought 6 bags. Yes, they are amazing.
I've seen many cookies made on Pinterest with these kisses, and tried to make them myself. Attempting to make cookies with these and pre-made sugar cookie dough was a nightmare. Save yourself the trouble and don't even attempt it.
I found a recipe on Picky Palate that makes cookies using a spice cake mix and canned pumpkin. I altered the recipe a little, and here is my version:
1 box of Spice Cake mix
1/3 large can of pumpkin
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
Heat oven to 350. Mix all the ingredients together with an electric mixer. If the dough is too thick add more pumpkin. If the dough is too runny add some flour. Use cookie scoop to place dough onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake 12-14 minutes, or until done. Press unwrapped kiss onto the cookie. 
Immediately place the cookie sheet in the fridge so the kiss won't melt too quickly. You'll need to leave the cookies in the fridge for about 20 minutes for the kiss to set.
These are a wonderful fall treat, and great to serve at your tailgate! Try these out for the Vandy game or the Egg Bowl! Hotty Toddy!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Fun Friday Finds

Here are some fun new tailgating ideas I've found on Pinterest!

I posted about finding some Silver Platter look-alike trays at the dollar store in a previous post. Melissa at  Silly Bee's Chickadees made this adorable chalkboard out of the same tray! Check out her tutorial, and you can also refer to my chalkboard paint post on some great ways to incorporate this into your tent.

In keeping with the pumpkin theme, how cute is this fall cheese ball? Not only is it yummy, it adds some fall fun to your table. Check out Family Fresh Meals for the recipe. 

BBQ Chicken (or Pork) in Cornbread Cups... thank you Paula Deen! And the best thing about this recipe: it might be the only one Paula makes WITHOUT BUTTER!! Yay!

Hoagie in a Bread Bowl, sign me up! This is a fantastic idea from My Missouri Kitchen. Serve with sliced bread or even crackers. Also great for Watch Parties at home! 

How adorable is this monogrammed tailgate chair?! You can find these all over Etsy, or if you're super crafty, make your own! This photo is from The Whimzy Tree's Etsy page.

Has anyone tried one of these recipes? Let me know how it turned out!
Hope everyone traveling to Athens this weekend has a safe and fun trip!
Hotty Toddy and Go Rebs!