January 30, 2015

Super Bowl XLIX

Super Bowl XLIX
Sunday, February 1, 5:30 PM on NBC
Glendale, Arizona
New England Patriots
Seattle Seahawks

How will you celebrate? 

In 2012 when the Patriots and the Giants were in the Super Bowl. I made these great red and blue, team colored Jell-O Shots. They were much easier to make than traditional Jell-O shots. I highly recommend them. Here is the post and recipe

If you are in need of some Super Bowl party inspiration, be sure to check out my Pinterest board and my other posts related to Super Bowl.

Super Bowl is always a fun day but in a way it's bittersweet since it marks the end of the season. Happy Sunday!

January 16, 2015

Tailgate Recipes: Sweet Potato Nachos

I love loaded nachos so I went searching for a healthy alternative. These are really yummy and can be topped with variety of ingredients depending on your preferences.

2 large sweet potatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup canned black beans, rinsed
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 avocado, diced or smashed
Sour cream

Directions: Preheat oven to 425F and lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Wash and dry your sweet potatoes, then use a vegetable peeler to peel them. Slice them into 1/4 inch rounds and place in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil. Season with paprika, garlic powder, and salt and pepper, and toss well. Place potatoes in a single layer on your baking sheet. Bake for 40 minutes, turning them over halfway through to ensure they don't burn. Remove from oven and transfer rounds to a cast iron skillet or oven safe dish, allowing the edges to slightly overlap. Top with beans and cheese before returning to the oven for an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chopped green onions. Serve with avocado, Greek yogurt or sour cream, and salsa.

December 16, 2014

Tailgate Toys: Portable Team Fridge

These NCAA Portable Fridges are a neat gift idea. I don't know if I would take one to the tailgate, but I could definitely see one on a patio or in the man cave. They plug into home outlets or car chargers and can hold 24 cans of a 12 oz beverage.

December 12, 2014

Gameday Fashion: Team Costume Hoodies

These fleece hoodies features a full-zip front with masked player and a team logo graphic. Lots of teams are available, college and NFL. 

December 10, 2014

The Style Ref's Favorite Holiday Decorations for Sports Fans

The Style Ref and I share a love of all things gameday!  I asked her to share her favorite holiday decorations with us. I think I have to have the inflatable Santa playing football. How great!

Craving something new to spice up your holiday d├ęcor this year? Incorporate a little team spirit into your display with The Style Ref’s favorite decorations for sports fans. These unique items will have you and your family cheering all holiday season long! 

Also, check out the Sports Fan ornament selection at Kohl's.

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