Fall is here, and winter’s just around the corner. For sports fans across the country, that means one especially exciting thing in particular: It’s football season!
Whether you host a weekly get together to watch your favorite teams play or are already planning a one-time event or party for the big end-of-season game, you’ll need to look for some good recipes.
Here are a few All-American picks that are sure to please the masses no matter what type of shindig you’re throwing!
Cheesy Corn Dip – Mix 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup sour cream, a teaspoon of garlic powder, a teaspoon of onion powder, and a few generous dashes of cumin. Add about three cups of corn–fresh, frozen, or canned, your choice–and 3/4 cup of cheddar cheese, then gently mix.
Now here’s the fun part: If you want to turn up the spice factor, add a few dashes of hot sauce and a few diced jalapeño peppers. Pour the mixture into a greased dish and top it off with 1/4 cup of Monterey jack or Mexican cheese.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes, and then serve it piping hot alongside a big bowl of tortilla chips.
Savory Cheese Ball – Combine two cups of cheddar or Gouda cheese with a teaspoon of garlic powder and a generous sprinkling of red pepper flakes. Once well mixed, shape it into a ball and put it in the refrigerator for at least half an hour. Roll it in paprika, and then chill for at least an hour before serving alongside crackers.
A few recipes suggest coating the surface, and you’ll get bonus points from guests at your event or party for the beautiful presentation!
Super Simple Stuffed Mushrooms – Mix 1 block of softened cream cheese, a handful of chopped green onions, 1/2 pound of cooked and finely chopped bacon, and 1/2 cup or more of grated Parmesan cheese. Stuff approximately one teaspoon of the mixture into each mushroom, and then bake for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
This is a finger-friendly food that everyone, including your non-meat eating friends, can enjoy.