Friday, September 30, 2011

Recipe Swap Roundup - Tailgating/Party Appetizers

For many people this time of year means only one thing - football. Even if you aren't into the game itself, there's always delicious food to cook and eat. In honor of football season I thought tailgating/party appetizers would be a great theme for the recipe swap. I was pleasantly surprised by the popularity of this theme. I'm proud to say this was the swap with the highest number of participants at 28 people. Woohoo!

Whatever team you root for, whether you prefer college or NFL, I'm sure you'll enjoy the recipes below.

Nicole enjoyed her Italian Appetizer Bites during a recent football game:

Caitlin loves having an excuse to make football food and she loved this recipe for Crispy Baked Thai Chicken Wings:

Heather is a football fan and loved her recipe for Buffalo Chicken Tenders:

Katie and her toddler both enjoyed the Ham and Swiss Double Pinwheels:

The Cooking Nurse was a little wary of her recipe for Brat Bruschetta but ended up being pleasantly surprised by this fun twist:

Jaida loves dips and pizza so she thought her White Pizza Dip was a great football snack:

Ashley, a newcomer to the swaps, loved her recipe for Grilled Sriracha "Poppers" so much she's already got plans to make them again when she tailgates in a few weeks:

Brianna isn't a big football watcher (like me), but she enjoyed making and eating her recipe for Buffalo Chicken Rolls:

Coleen enjoyed her BBQ Chicken Dip:

Jessy had planned to take some of her Prosciutto and Fontina Pinwheels to a friend, but they were so delicious she and her husband couldn't part with a single one:

Lishie's husband is a wing fanatic so her recipe for Baked Buffalo Wings was a perfect addition to their game-day spread:

Melissa loved the idea of putting Hot Artichoke Dip in wonton cups:

The Cookaholic Wife just recently started experimenting with different burger toppings and found out she loved this recipe for Tailgate Sliders:

Jey's recipe for Oven Fried Pickles made the cut for game-day:

My recipe for Philly Cheesesteak Eggrolls with Spicy Ketchup was perfect for this Philly-area girl:

Krystal had my recipe for Potato Slabs:

Maryanna's recipe for Corn and Jalapeno Nachos is great because each chip is individually filled with all the yummy toppings:

Melissa put a buffalo chicken spin on her Cheesy Chili Chip Dip:

Ellie really enjoyed watching a game while eating her Chile-Lime Chicken Wings:

Jenna enjoyed her Chicken Cordon Bleu Rollups:

Peace, Love and French Fries loved her Soft Pretzel Bites and Beer Cheese Dip:

Melissa brought her Spinach Artichoke Dip to a recent family gathering, where it was a huge hit:

Jill took inspiration from her recipe to create Mediterranean Chicken Calzones:

Lindsay took a trip back to where she used to live with Hot Crab Dip:

Mary Ellen simplified her recipe for Creamy Sundried Tomato Pesto Dip:

Vicki, a swap newcomer, made Thai Shrimp and Scallion Dumplings (no photo).
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  1. Yum yum and yum! I'm so sad to have missed this swap but the spread looks fantastic. Great job ladies!

  2. I love that so many people participated. The swap has grown so much! Looking forward to the next one.

  3. Thanks for doing this! I have so many recipes I want to try thanks to the swaps!

  4. Yum! Thanks, Sarah! I have to make those buffalo chicken bites! And the wonton cups with the artichoke dip...both recipes look amazing!


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