Monthly Archives: November 2013

5 Recipes I am DYING to try this football season!

I ended up going on a pinning spree yesterday on Pinterest while I was supposed to be studying for my Accounting test. Amid this distraction, I did manage to find some amazing recipes that I want to try out for my football Sundays. Here are my top 5 favorites:

1. Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Source: http://mysisterscrazyblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/big-easy-super-bowl-news-spot.html

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How good do those look?! I’ve included the recipe below but I suggest checking out this blog as she has a ton of great snack ideas, including a buffalo chex mix that looks phenomenal.

Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders. 6-8 Chicken breasts Frank’s Red Hot Sauce Package Ranch Dressing Put in low crackpot for 5-6 hours. Shred, remove extra juices and add additional Frank’s sauce to taste. Serve on King Hawaiian Rolls and ranch dressing.

2. Avocado Chicken Salad

Source: http://becomingbetty.blogspot.com/2011/09/avocado-chicken-salad.html

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Talk about a combo of my favorites! I want to try it on a wrap as well as with pita chips. The recipe below is directly from the blog, Becoming Betty.

chicken, cooked and shredded
avocado
mayo, just a little
green onion, sliced
cilantro
lime juice to taste
salt/pepper to taste

*Sorry there aren’t any measurements.  I just asked what was in it and then made it to my liking.  I probably had 2 cups of chicken and then just threw the rest in until it tasted good.  I only used 1 avocado but if you really love avocados, you could use more.  I loved the lime juice, so I kept adding more of it little by little.  You definitely need a little salt, but the pepper is just if you want to.  I used a lot of cilantro and a moderate amount of green onion.  Probably 2-3 of them.  You can serve this in pitas or just eat it with chips.  We loved it and it was really good leftover, too.

3. Cream Cheese Stuffed Monkey Bread

Source: http://www.recipebyphoto.com/cream-cheese-stuffed-monkey-bread/

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I am already obsessed with monkey bread but I’ve never had it with cream cheese! Cannot wait to try this one out. The recipe I found is shown through pictures in the blog Recipe by Photo. Looks fairly easy and absolutely delicious!

4. Root Beer Float Cupcakes

Source:http://www.sugarloco.com/2012/07/loco-kids-root-beer-float-cupcakes-recipe/?_szp=218342

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I had great success adding Blue Moon to my cupcakes so why not try Root Beer?! Two of my favorites combined into one treat. The recipe below is from the blog, Sugar Loco, a great source for anything sweet!

Root Beer Float Cupcakes

Ingredients:
1 box (18.25 ounces) white cake mix

1 1/4 cups root beer

2 eggs

1/4 cup vegetable oil

24 root beer barrel candies

8 straws, cut in thirds

Frosting:

4 packets (1.3 ounces each) Dream Whip whipped topping

2 cups chilled root beer

Directions:

In a mixing bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on high for 2 minutes. Line muffin tins with cupcake liners. Fill cups about two-thirds of the way full. Bake cupcakes in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely. Use a piping bag to frost cupcakes. Top each with a straw and candy.

For Frosting:

In another bowl, beat frosting ingredients until stiff peaks form.

Notes:

Makes 24 cupcakes.

5. Baked Zucchini Sticks

Source: http://greatfoodpins.com/?p=1267
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Delicious and healthy! This recipe looks like a great snack to satisfy that salty craving without killing the health kick. This recipe is also through pictures on the blog Great Food Pins.
Let me know if you try any of these awesome recipes! I will definitely let you know how they turn out. Enjoy 🙂
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History in the Making

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The last time a double digit number graced Fordham’s record was when they went 1-10 my sophomore year. I remember standing on the sidelines witnessing loss after loss. If you told me that I would be cheering for an undefeated team my senior year, I would have told you I thought you were crazy. But just yesterday I stood on the sideline of Jack Coffey field for the very last time, watching the Rams win their 10th game of the season, becoming one of the last teams in the FCS to remain undefeated.

Screen Shot 2013-11-10 at 8.40.58 PMCoach Joe Moorhead leads the Rams to this historic season in only his second year coaching. Talk about a quick turn-around! He entered as coach the year after that sad season with only one win, coaching the Rams to six wins last year. Just one year later, Fordham is having its best season since 1930 with its highest national ranking ever at 7. This is no small accomplishment with a history marked by the legendary Vince Lombardi.

Moorhead said that he and his coaching staff came in determined to lay a foundation of discipline and attention to detail, focusing on the little things both on and off the field.

“Football wise, our goal is to a perennial Patriot League champion, competing for a National Championship on a yearly basis,” said Moorhead in an interview with Fordham alum, Jack Curry. “I think for us to be able to achieve our highest ranking in the school’s history and accomplish a bunch of firsts from a program standpoint is a testimony to our coaching staff and the support we receive from our university community.”

See below for the entire interview.

From a sideline perspective, this season has been amazing. It has been an unbelievable experience to cheer for such an explosive team. I can also thank Fordham Football for my tremendous arm strength, seeing as we do pushups for each point score, totaling to over 1,000 in the season. What a difference compared to a mere 50 my sophomore year.

The Rams have to beat Lafayette and Colgate to complete a perfect season. While they can’t win the Patriot League because they started giving scholarships, Fordham hopes to make a statement in the FCS playoffs. All I can say is that I’m proud to be a Ram!

 

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My Favorite Guacamole!

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One of my friends is known for his AMAZING guacamole. I was finally able to squeeze the recipe out of him. It is one of my favorite game day snacks. He swears that this recipe doesn’t leave anything out, but i’m not quite sure I believe him 😉 Either way this is a must try recipe!!!

Ingredients

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  • Ripe avocados (6 avocados can feed about 6 hungry fans)
  • Garlic
  • Tomato
  • Cilantro
  • Onion
  • Lime
  • Salt and Pepper

Amount of each ingredient depends on your preference. Suggested amounts below. I tend to like extra cilantro for that added spice. A little extra lime adds a nice zing as well! Fan’s choice 🙂

 Instructions

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  • Dice and chop the garlic, tomato, cilantro and onion
  • Scoop out the avocado (I suggest cutting directly down the center and wrap around the pit, causing the avocado to split in two and squeezing the avocado out of the skin into the bowl)
  • Combine the ingredients (amount depending on your preference) using usually around 1 or 2 cloves of garlic, half a tomato, and a quarter to half of a regular sized red onion, and lightly applying the chopped cilantro
  • Mash the ingredients together and stir
  • After squeeze in the lime (from ½ to 1 full lime) and season with salt and pepper, stir again

This is a quick, easy and relatively cheap snack to enjoy while watching your team. My friend uses a granite mortar and pestle to mix and blend all of the ingredients. You can use a regular bowl if you’d rather. Let me know what you think! I’d love to hear what works best for you.

Enjoy!

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