Tim Laird, Author and Chief Entertaining Officer offers up tips to storing your food and easy recipes for tailgating!
1½ ounces Maple Mist
4 ounces apple cider
Garnish with a dash of cinnamon
Mix Maple Mist and apple cider together.
Note: This drink is delicious hot or cold
Buffalo Chicken Salad Sliders
Everyone loves Buffalo Chicken Wings, make them easier to eat (without the bones) at your tailgate by combining all of the traditional ingredients into a slider.
4 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
1 cup celery, finely chopped
½ cup hot wing sauce
½ cup blue cheese dressing
½ cup crumbled blue cheese
12 slider buns
In a large bowl combine the chicken, celery, wing sauce and blue cheese dressing. Top each bun with the salad mixture and add a sprinkle of blue cheese.
Note: Pick up a cooked rotisserie chicken to make this recipe even easier to make. Makes 12
Seasoned Potato Chips
1 large bag plain potato chips, your favorite variety and style
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons Kosher salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon mustard powder
Pinch of chili powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread potato chips out on a large baking sheet. In a small bowl, mix the garlic powder, Kosher salt, black pepper, mustard powder and chili powder. Heat the chips for 5 minutes or until the oil glistens. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the seasoning mix. Toss into a bowl or platter and serve immediately.
Note: When tailgating, bring a large piece of aluminum foil, pour the chips on top, fold it to create a pouch then heat on your grill. Sprinkle with the seasoning mix and enjoy. Serves 8 – 10
Vanilla Peach Cooler – Pitcher Version
In a pitcher add:
18 ounces White Cranberry/Peach Juice
9 ounces Vanilla Mist
Top with 6 ounces Sprite or lemon-lime soda
Vanilla Peach Cooler - One Cocktail:
In a rocks glass with ice add:
1½ ounces Vanilla Mist
3 ounces White Cranberry/Peach juice
1 ounce Sprite or lemon lime soda
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