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Recipe Fri Sep 07 2007

One Recipe with a Side of Rant

I am not ready to bid farewell to outdoor dining and sleeping with the air conditioner cranked. Please don't talk to me about knee-high boots, tweed coats or pumpkin anything until I see some fall foliage starting to happen, OK? See, despite the sweltering heat and humidity some would have us believe that since school and football season are back in full swing, fall is as well. The headlines on the magazine covers in the check out line read "Fall fashions for under 100 bucks!," "Celebrate Autumn with Delicious Fall Recipes," and "Prepping Your Home for Winter." That last one really irks me. It's not even Halloween. Heck, it's actually not fall, yet. There are still 14 days of summer, people!

There is, however, one thing I'm willing to put up with regarding all the hoopla over the change of the seasons: foods for noshing during football games. Perhaps it's that enjoying the salty/greasy/crunchy snacks isn't limited to the cooler seasons (however, I do think it's easier to enjoy them when you know you'll be hidden under sweaters and wool coats for the next six months).

(Keep reading for the recipe link! It's worth it, I promise.)

Imagine my joy when I discovered this sinful recipe for Buffalo Wings. I'm not a football fan deep down, but I can enjoy the occasional Sunday afternoon--as long as I can enjoy the slacking with a bit (lot) of snacking. That Pioneer woman is such an enabler! Her recipe is impossible to resist. I haven't tried it yet, but lets just say that this weekend, I am looking forward to the Bears game more than I've ever looked forward to any sports event ever.

What do you like to eat during football games? Bean dip? Chili? Share your recipes here and we can all get fat (until February?) together.

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andrew / September 7, 2007 5:49 PM

boiled peanuts are MADE for football watching...

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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