Sister Sister Guest Post: The Whittaker’s Win With These Tasty Tailgate Recipes

Each Sunday my sister Ashlie and I co-write a blog post about our favorite things called Sister Sister Sunday. Sister Sister Sunday is a great way for us to keep in touch every week and stay connected.   Each week our theme changes so make sure to visit us every Sunday to check out what we are into next!

Now on to Sister Sister Sunday!(More like Sister-in-law Sunday)

Ashlie and I are so excited that the Whittaker sisters are guest blogging for us today! Kelly is our sister in law and Catherine is Kelly’s sister in law.  Both sisters love the fall weather and the football games that go along with it.  With another college football season just beginning, Kelly and Catherine thought it would be a great idea to share their favorite tailgate recipes. Enjoy!
(Kelly on the left & Catherine on the right)

  Catherine’s Picks
If you’re looking for a way to spice up your tailgate, give this dip a try (as long as you’re not cheering for Duke!)  It is my own spin on a friend’s jalapeno popper dip, but we call this one our Tarheel Tailgate Dip!
1 lb hot breakfast sausage
2 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sour cream
2 (4 oz) canned chopped green chilies, drained
1 (4 oz) canned diced jalapenos, drained  
1 red bell pepper, chopped
½ cup Mexican style cheese, shredded
½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
½ cup plain breadcrumbs
½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Cook sausage in skillet, until brown.  Drain and set aside.Using an electric mixer, blend the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and sour cream until smooth.Stir in green chilies, jalapeno peppers, bell pepper, and Mexican and mozzarella cheeses.  Stir in sausage, and spoon into baking dish.Mix together breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese.

Sprinkle evenly over mixture in baking pan.

Spray top of breadcrumbs lightly with cooking spray.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, or until top is golden brown and bubbly.Enjoy with crackers or chips… Go Heels!
Kelly’s Picks

Fall has always been my favorite season! I love the weather, the changing leaves, and of course, the football tailgates! I love making snacks and appetizers for football season but get tired of the same old recipes so I decided to make something new that I knew my husband would love, the Pioneer Woman’s jalapeno poppers. They came out great and I can definitely see myself making these often and with different variations. Here is the recipe, hope you like them!
18 fresh jalapenos
8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1 chopped green onion
18 slices of bacon (cut in half) or prosciutto
BBQ sauce
Slice each jalapeno in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds and membranes with a spoon (Be careful!).
In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and chopped green onion.
Stuff each hollowed out jalapeno half with the cheese mixture.
Wrap each jalapeno with half a slice of bacon, securing with a toothpick. 
Take a break to check the score of your game and have a drink.
Brush the surface of the bacon with BBQ sauce.
Bake at 275 for 1 hour or until the bacon is crispy

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17,633 Responses

  1. I had never had the stuffed peppers until last weekend and they were to die for. Thanks for the recipe and thanks for hosting…

  2. Awesome!! I had to look twice…that's my maiden name!! I'll be e-mailing shortly! Also, great post, love the recipes and what cute tarheel napkins!

  3. Thanks for the kind mention from last week!
    The jalapeno poppers look delicious, but, in my book, it's hard to go wrong by wrapping food in bacon 🙂

  4. Nice..I like collecting various kinds of recipes. Your recipes seems delicious…….have a chance to test it.Thanks for you post.

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