Hey, family! Football season is finally here.
Tailgating is one of my favorite activities, with or without the tailgate. I have great memories of tailgating before Auburn University football games, but these days, you’re more likely to find me fixing plates from a spread on our big kitchen island while the sounds of football and cheers of friends come from the living room TV just steps away.
Of course, you don’t have to be a football fan to be a fan of tailgating fare. We have plenty of friends who come over for the fellowship and have just as much fun. That’s why I’m sharing recipes that will encourage you to set a date, write out your grocery list and enjoy this time-honored Southern tradition.
First in our lineup: Pretzel Bites. These warm and delicious bites are so good, but the fact that they are made with canned biscuits makes them even better. They’re perfect on their own or paired with your favorite dip.
Speaking of dips, one of my readers submitted a Candied Jalapeño Dip recipe last year that I made the day I received her email. It’s as delicious as it is easy, and I urge you to try this one as soon as possible, too. You won’t regret the decision. It’s a winner!
Keeping with the spirit of sharing recipes from friends and family, I’m featuring a recipe from fellow Alabama Farmers Federation member Faye Williams. Faye lives in Dale County with her husband, Joe, who raises cattle, peanuts, hay and timber. This Baked Cheese-Sausage Dip placed in the 2009 Heritage Cooking Contest and will make your house smell so good that the whole neighborhood is liable to show up hoping for a taste test.
With crisp fall air not too far off, sports season in full swing and school back in session, it’s time to start entertaining again. I hope these recipes will inspire you to plan your gathering sooner rather than later.
Each day is precious, so let’s spend as many as we can enjoying the blessing of friends and family.