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Tailgate Season

7 Sep

…makes me so insanely excited! Happy Friday! Today I woke up to the most beautiful sunrise and one of those put on a fuzzy sweater, grab a cup of coffee and sing your heart out on your way to work kinda day. The first song that came on the radio when I turned my car on was Kenny Chesney’s Boys of Fall too. So, therefore, it was meant to be. Then, once I got into work and started my morning (looked at my email and Pinterest) I saw all of these great tailgate recipes from other blogs that were “recommended” to me. Well done, Pinterest, well done. So- in order to spread the urge to drool over all of this goodness, I wanted to share them with you!

From How Sweet It Is- 135 Recipes for Football Season

  • I seriously don’t even know where to start with this list- it all looks soooo amazing. I will definitely be trying one (or ten) from this list asap.

From Cooking Classy- Carmel Cheesecake Apple Dip

  • How easy and delicious does that look! And with apples? It’s practically healthy : )

From Simple Provisions- Homesick Toast


  • Avocado- sold! Would be very perfect for tailgating on smaller bread or crackers as well! And- it’s pretty too : )

Now I just have to get busy cooking! Going to need the energy to cheer on my MSU Spartans (GO GREEN! Beat them Chips!) and my Detroit Lions! Maybe a little more energy for the Lions than the Spartans, but who could complain when you have great food and a cold beer in front of you? Not this girl.


Random: Can NOT stop thinking about the coaches speech in Grease the movie today. It’s making me laugh out loud at random times which makes me look like a crazy person. Good thing I only work with family. Safe : )


Make Your Own: Pita Pizzas

1 May

One of my favorite weekend lunch treats growing up was personal pita pizzas! Of course then they were made with white pita, tons of cheese and every kids favorite, greasy pepperoni. I had a craving the other day and decided to make them again, but this time a more “adult” version and a tad bit healthier (or at least I tried/told myself that to make myself feel better). I’m not the greatest cook in the world, but experimenting with simple recipes is something everyone can do! Plus, I really wanted an excuse to wear my new girly-green-polka-dot apron. Who wouldn’t?

Back to the food- I started out with small whole wheat pitas, basic marinara sauce (I like Ragu) and some mozzarella cheese made from 2% milk and placed them on a cookie sheet.

Next, add some toppings! I chose to add zucchini, green peppers, italian herbs and chopped garlic.

Once your pizzas are assembled, bake at 350 degrees for what will seem like the longest 15-20 minutes of your life, or until your cheese is melted and your pitas are crispy!

Chop them up, add a side, and you’re done! There are so many different ways you can make these, from changing up the toppings, to making BBQ pizza, gumballs and Oreos, or even breakfast pizza with eggs, cheese and salsa! I recently purchased a small grill, so my next variety will be attempting to crisp (burn) them that way : )