Game Day Fried Chicken Sliders with Bacon, Apricot, Root Beer & Sesame Seed Jam and Chipotle Yogurt Drizzle

Makes 8 sliders

Active Prep Time 40 Minutes – Cook Time 55 Minutes 


  • 8 brioche slider buns
  • 1 pound thick cut bacon
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup root beer
  • 1 pack sesame snaps candy
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup dried apricots
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 chicken breast cutlets
  • 1 cup flour
  • Kosher Salt
  • Fresh Cracked Pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil + additional for frying
  • ½ cup salted cashews chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 individual container Greek Yogurt Plain
  • 2 chipotles in adobo plus tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 16-24 whole basil leaves



For Bacon Jam:  Cut bacon into 1 inch pieces and cook until crisp. … Read More »

Layered Mexican Dip

This is Audra’s personal recipe, modified from several similar versions.


  • 1 rotisserie chicken, de-boned and chopped
  • 2 avocados – peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1.5 T fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup salsa (I use PACE restaurant style)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 8 oz container sour cream
  • 1 1 oz package taco seasoning mix (I make my own click here for the recipe)
  • 3/4 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1 16 oz can re-fried beans
  • 2 cups Mexican style shredded cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced kalamata olives
  • 1 small can of sliced, pickled jalapenos


  1. Mash the avocados in a medium bowl. 
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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

3 lbs. pork shoulder or butt, skin and excess fat removed
1 onion, chopped
1 cup chicken broth
2 cups bottled BBQ sauce (we love the Johnny Harris brand)
2 tbsp. dijon mustard
2 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Scatter onion over bottom of slow cooker and place pork on top.… Read More »

Ham Delights

Audra’s Favorite Tailgating Recipe originally obtained from the 1981 “Baptist Bounty” Cookbook from 1st Baptist Church of Opelika, Alabama.

Ingredients for Spread:

  • 1/2 lb butter softened
  • 3 T mustard (not the spice, real mustard from a yellow jar)
  • 3 T poppy seeds
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 t Worcestershire

Remaining Ingredients:

  • 3 packages party rolls (little square rolls in a package of about 24)
  • 1 lb shredded ham (I use Boars Head ham from Kroger Deli)
  • 1/2 lb sliced Swiss cheese


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Kicked Up Brunswick Stew

Source:  East Alabama Living Magazine

“This is a favorite of ours.  It is super easy.  I can have it on the stove in 10 minutes.  It does very well in a slow cooker during the game.” ~Beth Yarbrough


  • 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 1 lb chopped pork from your favorite BBQ joint (without sauce)
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (16 oz) pkg.
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Alabama Firecrackers

Source:  Southern Living Magazine

Forget about the fancy potluck party snack. We’re introducing you to the Fire Cracker, also known as the Alabama Fire Cracker. It’s simple. It’s delicious. It’s addictive. Bake them– or don’t bake them. Just make sure you shake them really well. Here’s the story behind this Southern snack that starts with a sleeve (okay, actually four sleeves) of saltine crackers.… Read More »

Salt and Vinegar Wings

Adapted from The Spruce.  We make them on a Big Green Egg rather than a regular charcoal grill.

If you love salt and vinegar potato chips, then you’ll love these tangy wings. Add a touch of cayenne pepper to the marinade to boost its spiciness.


  • 3 pounds/1.4 kg chicken wings
  • 1 3/4 cups/420 mL distilled vinegar
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL garlic powder


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Grilled Mexican Corn Salad

Source:  Simply Gluten Free Magazine

(Gluten-Free, Dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free, Vegetarian, Vegan)

This is a salad version of a classic Mexican street food, elote, which is grilled corn served with a variety of toppings.  This particular salad is vegan, but feel free to go traditional and top with cotija cheese.

Serves 4-6 as a side

Salad Ingredients:

  • 4 ears of sweet corn, shucked
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa, optional
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, optional

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • juice of two limes
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon agave, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon of kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper


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These Nine Sweet Potato Toasts Will Make You Feel Healthy And Happy

Everyone of these looks delicious.  Click here for all 9 recipes plus a fast paced video to show you how to make them all!Read More »

Roasted Radishes


  • 1 lb with tops and ends trimmed, then sliced in half.
  • 1 T olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Finely chopped garlic clove
  • Minced parsley


Trim the top and stem ends off a pound of radishes, then slice them in half.  Toss with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil and some salt and pepper.  Arrange them cut-side down on a sheet pan and roast at 450°F for about 10 to 12 minutes. … Read More »

Roasted Cauliflower


  • 1 pound cauliflower, about 1 medium-large head, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (Go ahead and cook all the loose pieces that will fall away when you slice!)
  • Extra virgin olive oil, to coat
  • Sea salt
  • Coarsely ground black pepper


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place cauliflower in a large mixing bowl. Pour on enough olive oil to coat (a few tablespoons).… Read More »

Easy Homemade Vanilla Ice-cream


  • 4 cups half and half or light cream
  • 1 14oz can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl, combine ingredients; mix well.  Pour into ice cream freezer container.  Freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.  Enjoy!

Below is a photo of my ice-cream maker.  It is sooooo easy we could make ice-cream daily!… Read More »

Eggs Benedict

  • 8 pieces of bacon or 4 pieces of Canadian bacon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, for garnish
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons white or rice vinegar
  • 2 English muffins
  • Butter

Blender Hollandaise

  • 10 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of cayenne or tabasco
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Coconut Chicken Curry Stew


  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 1 lb chicken tenderloins cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 cups chopped carrots
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped onions
  • 6 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 14.5 oz can reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup unsweetened light coconut milk
  • 2 Tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup of snipped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice


  1. In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. 
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Snapper with Avocado Salsa


  • 1 lb of frozen skinless red snapper fillets, 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick (I used fresh grouper from Kroger instead)
  • 1 ripe avocado, halved, seeded, peeled, and chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons, finely chopped red onion
  • 1 Tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Black Pepper


  1. Thaw fish, if frozen. 
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