Touchdown Thursdays: Caramelized Onion Dip with Bacon and Gruyère

I’ve devised a scale to be used with dip related food items… from now on they’ll be rated from “eh”, decent, good to – insights mindless addictive dunking behavior.

This dip would fall into the latter category.  Creamy, funky, delicious and slightly out of the ordinary – you might wanna make two batches.

And the gruyère… oh the gruyère.  Let’s not relegate this delicious cheese to French onion soup my friends.  He should be making far more appearances, and this is the perfect way to spotlight his goodness.

The other added bonus of this dip, your house will smell of onions and bacon for the entire day, should that be something you’re in to.

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Touchdown Thursdays: BLT Dip

The BLT – talk about an all-star, Pro-Sandwich Hall of Famer!  Now add dairy in two lovely forms (cream cheese and sour cream), turn it into a dip, and we’ve got a serious football party!

This recipe also includes one of our other favorite cooking words… easy!  The only part that will slow you down is the shredding.  Grab some already shredded cheese, a bag of shredded Iceberg and you’re good to go.  Enlist the help of a chopper for the tomatoes, and you’ve got a dip that comes together in a matter of minutes.

You could switch up the spices or the cheeses to your liking.  Hey, it’s football season, call an audible.  Without my boy P-Mann around this year, I’m more than making up for it in the kitchen!

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Snake Bite Shrimp Sandwiches

Warning – this sandwich is not for the faint of heart.  It’s hot, it’s spicy, it’s delicious, it’s bold, and it’s beautiful!

This scorcher comes from the fabulous new book by Guy Fieri – Cookin’ It, Livin’ It, Lovin’ It.  If you’re a cookbook lover, food lover, tattoo art lover, this is for you.  Tons of grilling, tailgating, comfort food, stories, photos and amazing food.

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Bacon Stout Jam

What’s better than eating a mound of bacon and drinking a beer?

Pause for audience participation…

Nothing?  Yeah, my thoughts exactly.  Unless of course, we’re talking about a way to SPREAD that goodness.

I first heard about Bacon Jam through Skillet Street Food.  These guys rock around the mean streets of Seattle and deliver some serious food to the fine people of the Northwest.

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Bacon Bourbon Caramel Popcorn

Ever been driving along mindlessly, and before you know it – you’ve sat through an entire song that you otherwise can’t stand?  No, this isn’t a PSA against bad music, although I implore you to listen to the goods, this is a lesson in mindlessness.

It is entirely too easy to sit down with a bowl of this popcorn, mindlessly shovel it into your pie hole, and then realize you’ve eaten an entire batch.

I don’t want you getting sick – so take it easy with this stuff… please!

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