Teriyaki Trail Mix

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If you want plenty of Asian flavor on the go, I've got the #SimpleSecret. This trail mix is so easy to make using cereal, chow mein noodles, cashews, pineapple, coconut, and a little P.F. Chang's® Home Menu Teriyaki sauce. Your summer hikes, trips to the zoo, and road trips will never be the same because this fun snack tastes great and will keep you fueled for the journey ahead. [ad]

Our summer is booked with wall-to-wall travel this year. From our annual summer vacation to my kiddo’s birthday trip, we’re pretty much on-the-go all summer long this year. The one thing that I know we’re in for a lot of is road trip action, and when it comes to road trips, I really love a good snack to keep me focused on the path ahead. Trail mix is almost always a go-to snack of mine, but lately, I’ve been wanting to mix it up with different fruits, nuts, and crunchy items to keep me fueled up and satisfied during the long drive. Today, I’m sharing my new favorite way to shake up my trail mix game (and trust me, there’s a super, super simple secret to getting plenty of flavor without the effort).

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Jose Peppers Copycat Espinaca

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If you love spinach queso, you'll love this easy slow cooker spinach queso recipe! It tastes JUST like the Espinaca served at Jose Peppers in the Kansas City area-- a perfect copycat for the dip you love! It's easy to make, just add everything to your crock pot and it's spinach queso in no time. | dip recipe | appetizer recipe | slow cooker dip | cinco de mayo recipe | tailgating recipe | game day food |

Soccer season is back in full swing, and my family is, of course, cheering for Sporting Kansas City. Who else would we cheer for? They’re a force to be reckoned with, powerful and exciting to watch. But there’s just something about game day, especially an away game day, that calls for good food while watching the game. That’s why we’ve been loving this copycat of a Kansas favorite– Espinaca just like the kind at Jose Peppers, a local Mexican place that we adore. This is an almost identical copycat, the perfect spinach queso recipe!

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Loaded Italian Stuffed Mushrooms

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My mom is devastated, y’all. Seriously, her favorite Italian restaurant, Zio’s, closed their doors unexpectedly… and she didn’t even get to go one last time. One of our absolute favorite dishes to share was an appetizer… stuffed mushrooms. Loaded Italian Stuffed Mushrooms. Oh my goodness, these were good. Now, the chef wouldn’t share his recipe when asked, but he was kind enough to give me an idea of the ingredients they had in theirs, and this is a super close approximation to the real deal… but in jumbo form. See, they used baby bella mushrooms for their dish, but I’m all about the full-sized portabella mushrooms for mine.

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Loaded Cheeseburger Nachos for the Big Game

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Loaded cheeseburger nachos are perfect for the Big Game. If you love cheeseburgers, you're going to love this yummy take on your favorite grilled dish, cooked right in your oven with french fries, beef, and bacon. #KetchupWithFrenchs [ad] | super bowl | game day recipe | big game recipe | appetizer | side dish | beef | bacon | bacon cheeseburger |

There’s something seriously divine about biting into a juicy, delicious cheeseburger. My family is pretty serious about our beef and our cheeseburgers– every year, we even buy an entire cow. That’s how much we really, really like burgers. But burgers are just a pain in the booty to make for tailgating and Big Game parties. Getting it just how everyone likes it, making the perfect patty, standing over the grill… that’s not how I want to spend my game time events. That’s why these loaded cheeseburger nachos are perfect. They totally keep the party going, and they have all of the best parts of a cheeseburger– beef, bacon, fries, and delicious ketchup. You can’t go wrong with them!

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Mexican Cheese Ball

Can't decide between a cheese ball and bean dip at your next tailgating party? Now you don't have to choose-- this Mexican Cheese Ball has cream cheese, refried beans, cheese, tomatoes, and chilis to give you a yummy cheese ball that will be the highlight of your tailgating spread! | game day recipe | super bowl recipe | bean dip recipe | appetizer | cheese ball |

Playoff season is upon us, and honestly, I can make a mean barbecue, but when it comes to appetizers, I’m never really sure what to bring to playoff parties… chips and bean dip? A cheese ball? Maybe both? Well, here’s an option so you don’t have to decide– a Mexican Cheese Ball that combines all of your favorite aspects of a cheese ball with all of your favorite aspects of a bean dip, making one delicious, dippable cheese ball that will be the star of the big game party!

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Cowboy Egg Rolls

Black beans, corn, tomatoes, cream cheese... these cowboy egg rolls are so easy to make, and make the perfect appetizer for tailgating parties and for the big game! | Super Bowl Appetizer | Easy Appetizer | Vegetarian Appetizer |

I am a sucker for a good egg roll. Snack, lunch, tailgating party, it doesn’t matter. I really, really love egg rolls. I’m also a big fan of cream cheese and black beans, which is why I just had to make my own twist on egg rolls for this year’s tailgating parties. That’s how cowboy egg rolls came to be… they’re filled with the tastiest ingredients, and they’re oh-so-simple to make.

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Cheese-Stuffed Barbecue Meat Bombs

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It's tailgating season! Whatever team you're cheering on, you have to try these delicious cheese-stuffed meat bombs. Part sausage, part beef, part gooey melty cheese, all amazing. They're coated in barbecue sauce and cooked in the slow cooker, so they're sure to be a hit for your next tailgating party! Pick up ingredients (and Nexium to prevent heartburn!) at @Walmart. #Tailgreatness [ad]

Tailgating season is now in full swing, and I have to admit, I’m really excited. You see, here in Kansas City tailgating generally means barbecue, and y’all know how much I love barbecue. But one recipe that’s been a recent favorite when I tailgate is this: sausage and beef, blended together and stuffed with cheese, coated in barbecue sauce, and cooked in the slow cooker until they’re ready to enjoy. I can’t imagine a tailgate without them. Made with spicy sausage, they’re even worth the heartburn (which, luckily, I have a solution for).

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3 Pizza Dipping Sauces to Upgrade Your Big Game Party!

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Here are 3 great pizza dips that will make your big game party even better! Don't settle for delicious pizza when you can have INCREDIBLE delicious pizza with this trio of dipping sauces-- sriracha marinara, honey alfredo, and homemade ranch dip that pair perfectly with Pizza and other snacks to make the big game even better. #TeamPizza [ad]

Can you believe how close we are to the big game this year? I mean, it’s been a pretty exciting year, and as it approaches, it’s time to start planning the menu… and I have a great idea for you. If you’re permanently busy (like I know most of us are), these simple recipes that are semi-homemade are going to be right up your alley. We all know that Red Baron pizza has crust perfection in every bite, but these dips are bringing next-level kind of game to your party! With little effort, you’ll have a spicy sriracha marinara, a sweet-and-savory honey alfredo, and a classic ranch for dipping your pizza in, plus I’ve got a suggestion to make serving it a SNAP!

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Snackin’ Crackers

These seasoned crackers are so easy to make, and they're perfect for your Christmas party, New Year's Eve party, tailgate party, or just enjoying anytime! Using storebought crackers and some easy seasonings, you'll have a snackin' cracker that you can't get enough of.

I’m going to warn you now… these snackin’ crackers are nearly impossible to walk away from. You really cannot eat just one or two pieces, making them the perfect addition to your holiday spread. Trust me, whether you’re making these for tailgating, your New Year’s Eve party, or even this upcoming Christmas, these are going to fly off of the table and into your guests mouths, because… wow. They’re that good.

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Pulled Pork Bacon Bombs with Farmland

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These Pulled Pork Bacon Bombs are the perfect tailgating recipe for any Chiefs fan or for any tailgate party. They're a delicious appetizer, and the red and gold suits any Kansas City Chiefs themed party! Plus, these bacon bombs are stuffed with pulled pork, then wrapped in Farmland bacon for all of your barbecue needs. AD FarmlandBaconClub

Can you believe it’s football season already? Now, I’ve been sharing some of my favorite tailgating recipes this fall, and trust me, this one is one you’ll want to add to the line up. When you’re cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs (or any of the other teams out there, but who’s paying attention to those, anyway? Ha!), you’ll love these Sweet Stuffed Pepper Bacon Bombs, but I also want to share a few of my favorite tailgating recipes from the Farmland Bacon Club, and tell you all about a really awesome sweepstakes from Farmland and the KC Chiefs that I know you’ll want to enter!

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