Sunday, November 5, 2017

Carolina

2017

My husband was super excited about this spicy Carolina Panthers inspired pizza. It did not disappoint!



Carolina Panthers BBQ Pizza

Crust

Any crust you want, we went with a Publix pre-made dough this week.

Sauce

Carolina style BBQ sauce. This sauce is known for its vinegar base. So tangy!

Toppings

Bacon
Red onion
Baked Beans
Jalapeno slices (fresh)
Sweet potato cubes (we cooked this on the stove top with olive oil, salt, and pepper for about 20 minutes before putting on the pizza.) The sweet potato is North Carolina's state vegetable! There is your random fact for the day.

Cheddar cheese

We also chose to add a little bit of MorningStar Farms veggie crumbles, for texture and a little protein. Don't judge me too harshly, meat lovers! This pizza would obviously be a great showcase for pulled pork, I may try that next time.


After it came out of the oven, we topped it with diced pickles and tomatoes, and drizzled on a little bit more of that sauce.


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2014

The NFC South rival Carolina Panthers always come to town with an amazing defense and a bad attitude. Luckily, the great state of North Carolina offers some tasty local cuisine. Many delicious food items also originate in Carolina. For our football game day, the main dish of the day was Pulled Pork Nachos.
Top tortilla chips with the following items:
 Pulled Pork
Cheddar Cheese
Queso
Jalapenos
Sliced Okra Pickles
Baked Beans
Carolina-Style BBQ Sauce

Heat in the microwave for one minute, until you have a gooey pile of yummy.

After heating, add the following items:
Tomatoes
Sour Cream (I like to stir in a little lime juice for this recipe)
Shredded Lettuce



We served these delectable nachos with two Carolina originals: Krispy Kremes and Cheerwine.





Here are a few more ideas from the Tar Heel State!
Carolina Tea

Panther Burger

Carolina BBQ Sauce

Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwich

Carolina Panthers Cheese Dip

Cheerwine Cocktail

Carolina Panthers Hot Pimento Cheese and Collards Dip

Fried Chicken

Chili Cheese Dip

Carolina Panther Punch

Carolina Panther Rice Krispie Treats



Sunday, October 29, 2017

New York

2017

If Spencer and I were food items, he would be a pizza and I would be a sandwich.
Behold this happy marriage, New York style!


New York Jets Reuben Pizza


Crust

I used the pre-made from Publix this week. Super easy and delicious.

Sauce

Thousand Island Dressing (I used mayo, ketchup, dill pickle relish, one clove of minced garlic, garlic salt, tobasco, and a little bit of white onion, finely chopped.)


Toppings

Sauerkraut
Corned beef, cut into cubes
Caraway seeds
Swiss cheese


Then I threw on a few chopped pickles and drizzled more of the dressing on top. So good!!




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2013

Start spreading the news! If you are cooking a New York themed meal, for sports or any other occasion, the possibilities are endless.

For a recent game against the J-E-T-S! , the following items were delightful game day fare.
Check back in the future, I will surely be updating this page. There are so many NY teams to cheer against, and so much food from that city to love.

Reubens-

Corned Beef


Turkey


This was a simple and delicious recipe.
Layer the following in order:

Pumpernickel Bread (Butter outside)
Thousand Island (we made a quick version-mayonnaise, ketchup, chopped dill pickles)
Turkey or Corned Beef (We made one of each!)
Sauerkraut
Swiss Cheese
Pumpernickel (Butter outside)
Grill or sandwich press

Manhattan Clam Chowder


Black and White Cookies



Thanks, Publix!

Dr. Brown's Soda





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2015
The Bagel is straight outta New York. If you know me, you know I love the sandwiches. This Pressed Bagel Sandwich is just about perfect for your game day eating needs. Follow it up with "The Big Apple" (or two) for a sweet ending.







If you are playing the New York Jets or Giants, you are in for a football day filled with lots of amazing food and drinks:

New York Style Cheesecake

New York Cocktail

New York Style Pizza

The Absolut Jolly Red Giants

New York Giants Pizza Burger

New York Jets Breakfast Pasta

Drunken Black and White Cookies

New York Giants Spritzer

Waldorf Salad






Sunday, October 22, 2017

New England

2017

I had high hopes for the SBLI rematch between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots.

Those hopes were quickly dashed.

Luckily, the food was delicious.

New England Patriots Lobster Pizza Two Ways



We made a simple lobster salad for the first pizza. I baked an individual-sized thin crust (brushed with olive oil and topped with salt and pepper for 10 minutes on 425). For the salad, we used lobster, a Greek yogurt based mayo, lemon, celery, and salt and pepper. We threw on some lettuce and had go time.

For the other pizza, we went the savory route. Butter on the crust with a little celery salt, lobster, monterey jack, bacon, tomato, cashews, and crushed red pepper. So good!




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2013

I sort of want to pahk my cah and eat all of the food in and around Boston. If you are looking for a North Eastern themed day, the options are plentiful. Feel free to send suggestions so that I can try them out next time.

Recipe
Lobster Rolls

What a simple and delicious sandwich. As I am a beginning cook with a lot going on, I try to make things as easy as possible.

Lobster pieces
Diced celery
Mayonnaise (I used the Spicy Mayo from http://intensityacademy.com/ for a nice kick!)


















Lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste


The spicy version
















The regular mayo version





















Clam Chowder
From a can. I will learn to make this from scratch some day!

Boston Cream Donuts
Thank you, 7-Eleven

Sam Adams Beer-I am a huge fan of the Cherry Wheat, the extra point is good!





Here are more game day ideas for the New England Patriots:














Sunday, October 15, 2017

Miami

Full disclosure: this was meant to be a Mahi Mahi riff on the classic Pillsbury Veggie Pizza for the Falcons vs. the Dolphins game this Sunday. Unfortunately, I am in possession of a mouth that needed a crazy amount of dental work this week. So instead of the aforementioned fish, I used shrimp because that is what I had on hand.

My recuperation > Mahi Mahi aquisition




I love that you can use whatever vegetables your little heart desires.
I used carrots, cucumbers, celery, red pepper, red onion, cauliflower, black olives, and corn BECAUSE I PUT CORN ON EVERYTHING.

I also added a little shredded cheddar, because cheese.

It was delicious, and that is all that really matters. Please feel free to share your Miami recipes with me, Fins Fans!

Here are some more Miami-inspired recipes for your game day needs:

Cuban Sandwich

Miami Dolphin Jello Shots

Pressed Cuban-Style Burger

Blue Dolphin Cocktail

Cheesy Beef Empanadas

Miami Dolphin Cupcakes

Mahi Mahi Fish Sandwich

Ceviche




Sunday, October 1, 2017

Buffalo

2017

This week was fairly easy in the planning department. When thinking about flavors, it is pretty clear what direction you should go when playing the Buffalo Bills. Enjoy!


Buffalo Bills Pizza

Crust

I used the Publix dough this week. I get it from the bakery area. Follow the directions on the package. I love this dough!

Sauce

For my base this week, I used Sweet Baby Rays Creamy Buffalo Wing dipping sauce. It had just the right amount of kick.


Toppings

1 cup shredded chicken mixed it in with some Marzetti's Ultimate Blue Cheese Dressing
1/2 cup hearts of palm
1/4 cup thinly sliced celery
1 ear of corn, removed from the cob
1/4 cup sliced red onion

8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese

(Next time I would also add a little bit of bacon! Because...bacon!)

Bake for 20 minutes on 400. Drizzle with blue cheese and wing sauce.


If you cannot make this recipe and you are looking for Buffalo Style Pizza, head to Galla's in Atlanta. Their pizza is crazy good.






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2014

I absolutely love the flavor of Buffalo Burgers.
Buffalo meat is a little on the pricey side, but well worth it for the amazing taste. You would also be wise to grill up some onions to top these bad boys.

Colby Jack holds it all together nicely.



A perfect side for any game against the Bills is Frank's Redhot Buffalo Chicken Dip. We served it piping hot with carrot chips and crackers.




With some good draft picks and that whole buffalo wing thing, the recipes for playing against the Bills abound.

Here are a few. I can't wait to try this Shredded Buffalo Chicken Salad from my blogger friend Nichole. She is also the creator of the hummus dip below. That gal loves the Buffalo flavors!