Monday, September 25, 2017

Game Day Recipe Round Up

It's been a delicious month at my house!  I fixed all of our favorites and we watched a lot of football.  So today I'm going to share some of our game day favorite recipes with you.

I made two batches of this delicious dip this month.  It's always a crowd pleaser.  I left out the avocado this time and it worked just fine.  We eat it with tortilla chips, top our tacos with it, add it to salads or nachos.  All combinations are delicious.
You can find my recipe here.

I picked up this container of marinated mozzarella at Aldi this month because I'd heard several people recommend it.  It was fine, but it definitely needed some help to turn it into something delicious.

I started digging through my fridge and pantry and whipped up this delicious pasta salad.  It turned out great and I ate it for lunch several days in a row.

1/2 box your favorite pasta
1 container fresh mozzarella
balsamic dressing
handful chopped purple onion
handful frozen peas
1 cooked brat/turkey sausage or chicken sausage sliced thin

Cook the pasta and combine everything else.  Drizzle balsamic on top and enjoy!

Kroger brand brats are our favorite.  They've got great flavor, aren't greasy and they're really fresh.  We love Millie's buns, Kroger brand Salt and Vinegar Chips and Kroger brand yellow potato salad.  Sometimes you've just got to pick up those convenient sides at the store to whip up a homemade meal.  Kevin grilled and picked up all the sides on his way home.  Worked out perfectly!

In case you missed this recipe on Friday... they're AMAZING!!

(original recipe from Two Twenty One's blog, but I made some changes and my recipe is below)

1/2 c canola oil
1 c pumpkin puree
1 c sugar
1 egg
1 t vanilla
1 t whole milk (yes, 1 t milk :)
1 t cinnamon
2 t baking powder
2 c flour
1 c chocolate chips

Combine wet ingredients.  Add in dry ingredients.  Fold in chocolate chips last.

Let the cookie dough sit for 15 minutes before you bake.  The dough will be runnier than regular cookie dough, but should still hold its shape when you scoop the dough out.  Scoop dough out with a cookie scoop for uniform cookies.  Recipe makes 2 dozen cookies.

Bake at 350 for 10-11 minutes.  Let cool on cookie sheet for a couple of minutes.

Sams sells these delicious salad mixes.  We like the sweet kale salad.  It's crunchy and goes perfectly with anything on the grill.  It also comes with pumpkin seeds and craisins.  The salad is under $3 and serves several people.

We did a game day themed lunch for the kids.
Funny face plates are always a hit.

You can find my recipe here.
It's really great because it only makes 6 big cinnamon rolls!

You can find my recipe here.

You can find my recipe here.
Have you tried any new recipes lately??
Now I'm starving!!  Which recipes are you anxious to try???
I'm linking up with 2 of my favorite cooking ladies today
and we're all sharing our best recipes from the month.

Linking up with Southern Plate

Katie @ Cup of Tea
New Recipes to Try September

Whitney @ Come Home for Comfort
What We're Eating September

I just finished reading Come and Eat: A Celebration of Love and Grace Around the Everyday Table and am excited to share it with you.  It was a really inspiring read for gathering your family, friends and strangers around your kitchen table.  There were delicious recipes throughout the book and many challenges to get you thinking about ways to include more people at your table.  This book is empowering, exciting, motivating and the stories McKoy shares of her experiences around the table will tug at your heart strings.  I appreciated her honesty about gathering people for a meal.  It's not always easy and sometimes it takes convincing to get people to share a meal with you.  Her stories were inspiring and you finish the book wanting to immediately establish a better routine of gathering people.  She quotes Bible stories, talks about Jesus and reminds readers that the Bible references gathering at tables a lot.  I loved the attention to focusing on your spiritual gifts when hosting others and look for ways to make your dining experience unique.  This book gives you a good game plan to start hosting and recipes to get the ball rolling.  It's everything you need to start enjoying meals at your table regularly.  There are prayers, questions to reflect on and act on in every chapter.  This book was really enjoyable and gives you a lot to think about for your own kitchen table.
*This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review of it.

Head over to their blogs to see what delicious meals they are sharing this month!
 We've also started a Pinterest Board called
New Recipes We've Tried and Loved!
Be sure to check it out and get some great ideas for meals at your house.


  1. Oooohhhh!!! I need to try out your cinnamon roll recipe! love that it doesn't make TONS. All of these recipes look so good friend and those funny face plates always make me smile.

  2. I need to try that cowboy caviar! Looks so yummy and fresh!

  3. I've got to try your cowboy caviar! I pinned it a long time ago - it's full of all the things I love. I used to make cinnamon rolls all the time when we first got married, but I've gotten out of the habit. Those look amazing, and only having 6 is such a nice benefit. :) Everything looks delicious as always - and your football plate is fun mom GOALS (no pun intended)! :)

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort


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