Catching Katy

Reads, Eats, & Everything Else

Leave a comment

#52. Tailgate food

Another item completed!! I wanted to put my creative juices to the test this football season and take a different food item to every tailgate (minus the first home game because I was at a wedding during the tailgate). This proved to be a little more difficult that I imagined. I completed the task…but got very lazy by the end of the season. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with store-bought food for things….but I do really enjoy making a delicious recipe to share. Here’s the final list and no, some did not deserve their own blog post because they just weren’t exciting. But that’s life! Great season….of tailgating at least! πŸ™‚

  1. LSU game – Chipotle Cheddar Dip Mix (9/11/10)
  2. Eastern Michigan game – Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies (10/9/10)
  3. South Carolina game – Buffalo Chicken Dip (10/23/10)
  4. Florida game – Chex Mix (11/6/10) (no need to blog this one…..)
  5. UT game – Quatro Hummus from Trader Joes (11/20/10) (very delicious)

Leave a comment

Homecoming Tailgate

One food dish closer to completing #52 on my 101 list! Last weekend was Vandy’s Homecoming, and I had some wonderful friends come into town for the festivities. And let’s be honest, I love football season, but Homecoming trumps all. Once again I failed to take any pictures of the process or the final product, but let’s just say this Buffalo Chicken Dip did not make it through the whole tailgate. It was maybe the most delicious dip I have ever had. I doubled the recipe since we had a lot of people at our tailgate, but here’s the recipe for one batch!

Buffalo Chicken Dip

8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup ranch salad dressing

1/2 cup hot sauce (I used Frank’s original flavor)

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

2 cans (12.5 oz each) chunk chicken in water, drained


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place cream cheese into deep baking dish. Stir until smooth.

2. Mix in salad dressing, hot sauce, and cheese. Stir in chicken.

3. Bake 20 minutes or until mixture is heated through; stir. Garnish as desired. Serve with tortilla chips or veggies.


It’s a VERY easy dish and is great for large groups! I didn’t have pics of food, but here are a few from the festivities throughout the day!

At the DG house for brunch!

LOVE some corn hole

At the game!

Leave a comment

E. Michigan Tailgate

#52 on the 101 list is to take a different item to every football tailgate. Saturday, Vandy played Eastern Michigan. It was a night game…a.k.a. alllll day to tailgate. Although it was a hot day in mid-October, we set up early, ate some delicious food, played a little cornhole, and hopped around to visit friends in different tents. This is my favorite time of year because what does fall mean? Pumpkin. And I never get tired of pumpkin recipes. Perfect for tailgating were Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies and they are to die for.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup pumpkin

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup oil

1 egg

2 cups flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. milk

1 cup chocolate chips (I use dark chocolate)

1 tsp. vanilla


1. Dissolve the baking soda in the milk and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, add pumpkin, sugar, oil, and egg. Stir.

3. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda mixture. Mix well.

4. Stir in chocolate chips and vanilla.

5. Spoon onto cookie sheet.

6. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until done.