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Kickoff Cravings: Win your tailgate with MVP-level appetizers

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(Family Features) Before the end zone dances and sideline celebrations, settling in for a winning game day experience starts with delicious foods. Whether your football parties take place at home, in the backyard or right outside the stadium, kicking it off with savory appetizers can get the crowd on its feet.

Keep your game plan simple this season and light up the scoreboard with fan favorites like dips and wings. These versions are both easy to prepare and can be enjoyed fresh or made in advance and kept warm or reheated to energize your fellow diehards.

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Add Savory Spice to Game Day Celebrations

Powering up for a successful game day starts with a pregame spread, and no tailgate or homegate is complete without a spicy dip that brings the heat.

This Game Day Buffalo Chicken Dip is a perfect solution for firing up your crowd as it requires little preparation so you save precious time before kickoff. Whether you bake shortly before the game begins or make it ahead of time for a parking lot party, simply keep it warm and serve with chips or veggie sticks for a quick, shareable appetizer.

Game Day Buffalo Chicken Dip

Servings: 3-4

  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, plus additional for topping, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 heavy pinch dried dill
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • blue cheese crumbles
  • chips
  • vegetable sticks
  1. Heat oven to 400 F.
  2. In bowl, mix shredded chicken, cream cheese, sour cream, 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese, onion powder, garlic powder and dried dill until combined. Add hot sauce; mix until combined.
  3. Transfer mixture from bowl to oven-safe dish. Top with additional shredded cheese, to taste.
  4. Bake until cheese is melted, approximately 15 minutes.
  5. Top with blue cheese crumbles and chopped green onion.
  6. Serve warm with chips and vegetable sticks.

Score a Touchdown with a Game Day Dip

One of the best ways to take tailgating to the next level this season is by making healthier versions of classic game day fare. For example, you can be the MVP of your game day gathering with a delicious, hall-of-fame-worthy appetizer. Call an audible by using fresh, easy and healthy ingredients to make it better for you and score extra points with family and friends.

This Game Day Taco Dip takes fan-favorite flavors – beef, refried beans, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, tomatoes and black olives – and adds a twist with the Fresh Express Butter Supreme Salad kit. This tasty, colorful blend of green butter lettuce, red butter lettuce, radicchio and baby chard is available in the refrigerated produce department and is perfect for creating healthier versions of beloved tailgating dips, snacks, finger foods and more.

Visit FreshExpress.com to discover more winning game day recipe ideas and find a retailer near you.

Game Day Taco Dip

Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 package (1 ounce) taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans, zesty salsa flavor
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) thick and chunky salsa, medium or hot
  • 2 cups guacamole
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 packages (5 ounces each) Fresh Express Butter Supreme
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can (2 1/4 ounces) sliced black olives, drained
  • 1 package (14 ounces) tortilla chips
  1. In skillet over medium-high heat, cook beef 5 minutes, or until no longer pink. Sprinkle with taco seasoning; mix well. Add water; cook 2 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Transfer to bowl; cool to room temperature. Add cilantro; mix well.
  2. In 9-inch pie plate, evenly spread refried beans; top with seasoned ground beef and salsa. Add spoonfuls of guacamole across top of salsa then carefully spread to smooth.
  3. Place sour cream in small resealable bag; cut off corner. Pipe sour cream to create football shape on guacamole.
  4. Put pie plate in center of 15-by-18-inch tray. Arrange salad blend around pie plate. Top with cheddar cheese, tomatoes and olives. Serve with tortilla chips.

Just Wing It

Skip the silverware at your next homegate and dive right in with a fan favorite that requires just your hands and a heap of napkins: wings.

Whether you pick through your pieces or clean each wing to the bone, these Game Day Chicken Wings are perfect for eaters of all types. A simple flour-based coating keeps the recipe easy to make and baking in the oven means you can skip the messy fryer or firing up the grill.

Cook until crispy then corral your party’s favorite dipping sauces from ranch and blue cheese to barbecue and more. Once your spread is served, it’s time to sit back and enjoy the game.

Game Day Chicken Wings

Total time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 10 chicken wingettes, thawed
  • dipping sauces (optional)
  • fresh parsley (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Line baking sheet with foil. Arrange butter cubes on foil.
  3. In medium bowl, combine flour, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  4. Coat both sides of wings in flour mixture then evenly space among butter cubes on baking sheet.
  5. Bake wings 30 minutes.
  6. Turn wings over and bake 15 minutes, or until crispy and fully cooked.
  7. Serve with dipping sauces and sprinkle with fresh parsley, if desired.


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Bring a Chill to Summer with Cool, Creamy Cheesecake

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(Family Features) When it’s hot but you crave something sweet, turn to a delicious dessert that’s cool and creamy. French Style Cheesecake with Vanilla Wafer Crust offers the best of both worlds as a fresh, no-bake, refrigerated favorite you can top with chocolate, fruit or vanilla wafer crumbs. Find more summer dessert ideas at Culinary.net.

Creamy Cheesecake Recipes

French Style Cheesecake with Vanilla Wafer Crust

Recipe courtesy of “Cookin’ Savvy”
Total time: 25 minutes, plus 3 hours refrigeration
Servings: 8

Crust:

  • 2          cups vanilla wafers, crushed
  • 1          stick butter, melted
  • 1/4       cup brown sugar

Whipped Cream:

  • 1          cup heavy cream
  • 3          tablespoons sugar
  • 1          teaspoon vanilla

Cheesecake:

  • 8          ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1          teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2       cup powdered sugar
  1. To make crust: Mix crushed vanilla wafers, melted butter and sugar; press into pie pan or individual pudding cups.
  2. To make whipped cream: In large bowl, using electric mixer, mix heavy cream, sugar and vanilla until thickened into whipped cream.
  3. To make cheesecake: Add softened cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar to whipped cream bowl. Using electric mixer, mix until smooth. Pour over vanilla wafer crust and chill 3 hours.


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Celebrate Summer with National Mojito Day!

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Every year on July 11th, cocktail enthusiasts and summer lovers across the U.S. come together to celebrate National Mojito Day. This refreshing cocktail, with its cool hits of mint and vibrant lime, is the perfect companion for a hot summer day.

Raise your glass this July 11th and celebrate #NationalMojitoDay! 🍹 Enjoy the refreshing mix of rum, mint, lime, and a touch of sweetness. Cheers to flavor!

The mojito, a classic Cuban concoction, has won hearts worldwide with its simple yet invigorating blend of white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water, and fresh mint. Its origin stretches back to the days of pirates and the age-old quest for remedies to tropical diseases, with the mojito’s predecessor used for medicinal purposes. Today, it stands as a symbol of leisure and celebration.

How to Make the Perfect Mojito:

Ingredients:

  • 10 fresh mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish
  • 1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 1/2 ounces white rum
  • 1/2 cup sparkling water

Instructions:

  1. Muddle the Mint and Lime: In a sturdy glass, add mint leaves and 1 lime wedge. Use a muddler or the back of a spoon to crush them together, releasing the mint oils and lime juice. Repeat this process for the remaining lime wedges along with the sugar. Muddling releases the flavors which are the base of this cocktail.
  2. Assemble the Drink: Fill the glass almost to the top with ice cubes. Pour the white rum over the ice, and fill the glass with sparkling water. Stir well.
  3. Garnish and Serve: Stir the mix gently. Garnish with the sprig of mint.

Now that you know how to make a classic mojito, why not try your hand at making one this National Mojito Day? Gather your ingredients and join in the nationwide toast to the joy and refreshment brought by this beloved beverage!

Remember to sip responsibly and savor every refreshing note of your homemade mojito. Cheers to #NationalMojitoDay!

For more delicious recipes and cocktail facts, follow along and let every sip take you on a journey through the rich history of the mojito. Enjoy your celebration in style, surrounded by friends, sun, and good spirits.

https://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-day/national-mojito-day-july-11

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Tasty Recipes to Combat the Hustle and Bustle: Family-friendly meals ready in 30 minutes or less

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(Family Features) Jam-packed calendars and little spare time at home can make heads spin. When those hectic weeknights are giving your family fits, turn to delicious recipes you can have ready in 30 minutes or less.

Some Family Friendly Recipes

Start with kitchen staples like chicken and rice – they’re easy to prepare and versatile enough to let you cook a variety of meals without feeling like you’re stuck in a dinner rut. For example, these Air-Fryer Bang Bang Chicken Tenders with Rice offer a kid-friendly take on bang bang chicken that’s both sweet and spicy.

This air-fryer favorite requires just half an hour in the kitchen and calls on the quality and convenience of Success Boil-in-Bag Jasmine Rice to make busy weeknights a breeze. In just 10 minutes, the aromatic rice cooks up soft and fluffy with a uniquely delicious flavor that’s naturally gluten free, Non-GMO Project Verified and free of MSG and preservatives.

For a real escape from the everyday hustle and bustle, invite island flavors to dinner with this simple yet satisfying Grilled Hawaiian Chicken and Coconut Rice. Remember, high quality doesn’t have to be high maintenance.

Ready in 10 minutes, Success Boil-in-Bag Basmati Rice is a quick, easy and mess-free option that is guaranteed to always cook right. It’s an appetizing addition to this tropic-inspired meal that can help you tackle hectic schedules without sacrificing flavor.

Find more ways to solve dinnertime dilemmas at SuccessRice.com.

Air-Fryer Bang Bang Chicken Tenders with Rice

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce, divided
  • 1/4 cup sriracha hot sauce, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 bag Success Jasmine Rice
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • toasted sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)
  • green onions, for garnish (optional)
  1. Toss chicken tenders with 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce and 1 tablespoon sriracha. Drizzle with sesame oil.
  2. Preheat air-fryer to 400 F. In two batches, without overfilling basket, air fry chicken tenders, turning basket halfway during cook time, 10-12 minutes, or until chicken is golden brown and cooked through.
  3. Prepare rice according to package directions. Stir mayonnaise with remaining sweet chili sauce and sriracha until blended. In large bowl, toss coleslaw mix with 1/4 cup bang bang mayo sauce.
  4. Divide rice among four bowls. Top with chicken, coleslaw mix and cucumber. Drizzle with remaining bang bang mayo sauce.
  5. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and green onions, if desired.

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken and Coconut Rice

Prep time: 5 minutes, plus 4 hours for marinating
Cook time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

  • 4 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup white onion, chopped
  • 1 bag Success Basmati Rice
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 4 pineapple rings
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut, shredded
  1. In 1-gallon bag, combine chicken with soy sauce, water, sesame oil, brown sugar, garlic and onion. Marinate in refrigerator about 4 hours.
  2. Heat grill to medium heat.
  3. Prepare rice according to package directions, replacing 2 cups water with coconut milk.
  4. Once finished marinating, remove chicken and pat dry. Grill about 7 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 165 F.
  5. Pat pineapple rings dry and grill about 1 minute per side.
  6. Mix shredded coconut with rice. Place pineapples on top of chicken and serve with rice.


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