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September 12, 2012

Tailgate Recipes: Football themed snacks

Happy Wednesday Gamecock Girls! Have you planned out your tailgate for this weekend's home game vs. UAB? Try one of these fun 'football themed' recipes at your Gamecock tailgate this weekend. Yummy!

Cheese Ball Blitz

2 packages (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened*
1 package (8 oz., 2 cups) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon chopped pimento
1 tablespoon finely chopped green bell pepper
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or hot pepper sauce
Dash salt
Keebler® Town House Toppers® Original Crackers
walnuts for decorating (optional)

  • In large bowl combine cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, pimento, green pepper, onion, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, cayenne and salt. Mix well.
  • Shape into a football.
  • Refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours.
  • Decorate with walnuts and pimentos, if desired, and serve with crackers.
*NOTE: Soften cream cheese in microwave at high for 15 to 20 seconds.

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Cheez-It™ Game Day Guacamole

2 cups coarsely chopped onion , divided
2 large jalapeño peppers, seeded and cut into pieces , divided
6 cloves garlic, peeled , divided
8 medium ripe avocados, pitted, peeled and chopped , divided
2 cups peeled, seeded and chopped tomato , divided
2 tablespoons lemon juice or lime juice , divided
1 teaspoon salt , divided
1/2 teaspoon liquid pepper sauce , divided
1 cup sour cream*
Sunshine® Cheez-It® Original snack crackers OR
Sunshine® Cheez-It Duoz Sharp Cheddar and Parmesan

  • In food processor bowl combine 1 cup of the onion, 1 of the jalapeño peppers and 3 cloves of the garlic. Cover and process until finely chopped.
  • Add 4 of the avocados, 1 cup of the tomato, 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper sauce to the onion mixture.
  • Cover and process until nearly smooth, stopping machine occasionally to scrape down sides. Transfer to large bowl.
  • Repeat steps 1 and 2 using the remaining onion, jalapeño pepper, garlic, avocados, tomato, lemon juice, salt and pepper sauce. Stir into guacamole mixture in bowl.
  • Evenly spread guacamole mixture into 15 x 10 x 1-inch pan. Smooth the top.
  • Pipe sour cream on top of guacamole for yard lines and end zone. Arrange SUNSHINE CHEEZ-IT ORIGINAL crackers on top of guacamole for end zone. Serve with additional crackers.
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