Tide & Tigers Today Tailgating: Travel Friendly Tailgating

Game Day Entertaining By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Southern Hostess Editor-In-Chief Southern Cooking Baking Entertaining & Tailgating BrandGame Day Entertaining

September 6, 2014
Alabama & Auburn Tailgating

Travel Friendly Tailgating

Cold dish items make for effortless tailgating nibbles on game day. plan to pack a picnic filled with delicious make-ahead specialties that can to pulled out of the cooler at a moments notice.

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The Menu

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Salad Crostini
Cajun Deviled Egg Dip
Classic Spinach Dip
Bourbon-Molasses Oatmeal Cookies
generic chips * vegetable dippers * beverages

rebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickGrilled Buffalo Chicken Salad Crostini
makes 8 servings

2 lbs chicken tenderloins, thawed & rinsed
1/2 cup hot sauce
1 Tbsp olive oil
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1 {4-oz} package crumbled blue cheese
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
3 celery ribs, sliced
3 scallions, sliced
1/4 cup chopped chives
Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper
Hot sauce
Crostini toasts

Combine the chicken, hot sauce & oil. Let stand 4 hours or overnight. Grill the chicken over medium-high heat {350-400 degrees} 5 to 6 minutes per side. Cool completely & shred the chicken with a fork. Combine the mayonnaise & the next 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in the chicken. Season with salt & pepper. Serve over crostini. Top as desired.

rebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickCajun Deviled Egg Dip

makes 8 servings

8 hard-cooked eggs, grated
3 Tbsp mayonnaise
1 Tbsp Creole mustard
1 scallion, minced
1 celery rib, chopped
1 Tbsp chopped celery leaves
1 tsp Creole seasoning
saltine crackers * freshly ground black pepper * hot sauce

Stir together the first 7 ingredients. Serve on saltine crackers with fresh pepper & hot sauce.

Game Day Tailgating. Classic Spinach Dip By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Tv Cooking Personality Editor-in-Chief Southern Lifestyle Tailgating, Cooking & Entertaining Pastry Chef Author Writer Sports Entertaining Southern Tailgating Expert Tide & Tigers Today Tailgate Host WBRC Fox 6 Birmingham Alabama
rebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickClassic Spinach Dip

makes 10 servings

1 {16-oz} container sour cream
3/4 cup mayo
1 packet vegetable soup mix
3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
3 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 {10-oz} package frozen spinach, thawed
Fresh pepper 
Corn chips

Stir together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Place spinach on several layers of paper towels & twist over the kitchen sink. Wring as much of the liquid from the spinach as you can. Place spinach in the bowl with the ingredients & stir well with a fork breaking up the spinach to disperse through the dip. Season liberally with freshly ground pepper. Chill the dip at least 1 hour before serving.

Game Day Entertaining Bourbon Molasses Oatmeal Cookies By Rebecca Gordon buttermilk Lipstick Cooking & Baking Tutorials & Techniques Editor-In-Chief Southern Cooking Baking Entertaining & Tailgating Brand Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Photographer Author Tv Cooking Personality Southern Hostess Game Day Entertaining Editorial Director Entertaining Pointers Practical Cooking Advice

Southern football Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickBourbon-Molasses Oatmeal Cookies
makes about 2 1/2 dozen

1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
2 Tbsp bourbon
2 Tbsp molasses
1 egg
1 1/2 cups ap flour
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp kosher salt
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup toasted chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Beat the butter & the brown sugar on medium speed with an electric stand mixer until light & airy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the bourbon & the molasses, beating until blended. Add the egg & beat until combined. Whisk together the flour, the cinnamon, the soda & the salt in a large bowl. Stir in the oats, the coconut & nuts, tossing until coated with the flour mixture. Add to the butter mixture & mix just until combined. Roll 2 level tablespoons of dough into a ball & place 2-inches apart on parchment paper-lined cookie sheets, flattening the dough with your fingers. Bake, in batches, 8 to 10 minutes.

Game Day Entertaining: Tailgating Recipes Crafts & Party Ideas By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Sports Entertaining Southern Hostess TV Cooking Personality Birmingham Alabama Tide & Tigers Today Tailgate Host WBRC Fox 6FROM THE SOUTHERN HOSTESS OF BUTTERMILK LIPSTICK

{helpful advice}
How To Package Game Day Treats

Instant game day charm.
Tuck these irresistible cookies into simple custom bags filled with spirit.
Follow my instructions to get the look.

Game Day Entertaining: Touchdown Treat Sacks By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Editor-In-Chief Southern Tailgating, Cooking & Entertaining Brand Southern Tailgating Expert Sports Entertaining Pastry Chef Writer Tide & Tigers Today Tailgate Host Birmingham Alabamarebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickGame Day Crafts 101

Style Points

Touchdown Treat Sacks

Draw a simple swag onto brown craft tags using a paint marker.
Cut miniature triangles in your team colors & attach with glue.
Pop cookies into treat sacks & secure the tags with twine.
Organize the cookies in a basket so guests can help themselves.

Game Day Tailgating & entertaining By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Editor-In-Chief Southern Cooking Baking Entertaining & Tailgating Brandetc

Game Day Entertaining 101
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