Football Centerpieces Easy and Affordable Plus 3 Top Tailgating Recipes

Painted pumpkin football centerpieces LSU tailgate

Football Centerpieces with My Favorite Football Party Recipes

Football season to me means fun affordable football centerpieces and also game day recipes for healthy cooking!  I don’t want any stress so I have two simple centerpieces and when it comes to the recipes, that’s truly my expertise. I believe in portable football party centerpieces so if you want to decorate your tailgate, you are fine. If you want to make your home football party more festive, just add these easy football centerpiees for decorative touches. If you’re more the creative type, nothing is cuter than this pumpkin football as a centerpiece.  It might take a little extra time, but look how cute!

Painted pumpkin football LSU tailgate

Football ceterpiecesEven I Can Make these Simple Football Centerpieces!

Perfect for tailgating as this is one of those football centerpieces that transports easily.   And, who doesn’t have a basket or a football hanging around the house?  Pick up inexpensive mums and you don’t even have to re-pot them and use your favorite team’s pom poms. Arrange everything in the basket and you are done.  Easy and affordable and definitely a winning combination.  And, I turn to my easiest cookbook for some quick, simple, healthy and oooohhhh sooo good tailgating recipes in my cookbook, KITCHEN 101.  

 Good Game Day Recipesfootball centerpiece KITCHEN 101

We have the easy football centerpieces so let’s figure out a tailgating menu. All you need is some good food!  My easy recipes that are even healthy make perfect tailgating or home parties.  I love football season and grazing so I have tons of football season recipes in all my cookbooks, because, after all I’m a LSU fan!  As you probably know, that means I’m just as serous about food as football.

Football Centerpieces with my best tailgating dip recipe for Mediterranean Layered Dip recipe

Some of my favorite football go-to recipe are my Mediterranean Layered Dip (move over Tex-Mex Dip)  from my easiest book, KITCHEN 101 with an incredible Sports Spread Menu!, Asian Sliders (who doesn’t like a burger) from Too Hot in the Kitchen cookbook is a guaranteed winner!!

FOotball centerpiece and Asian Sliders

Can’t leave out my football favorite most requested  Double Chocolate Brownies (made with brownie mix) from Gulf Coast Favorites.See, you can plan a tailgating menu to knock it out of the park with my easy, and HEALTHIER recipes  I’m all about easy, if you have never cooked with me!

chocolate cola cake recipe plus football centerpieces

Double Chocolate Brownies

Need to bring dessert–try this easy ultimate dark chocolate brownies with a sweet chocolate-almond icing. Simple to make with a brownie mix.

Makes 4 dozen brownies

1 (21.5-ounce) box original brownie mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup canola oil
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup bittersweet or dark chocolate chips (1/2 cup for more chocolate)
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 cups confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons skim milk
1 teaspoon almond extract

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 13 × 9 × 2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a bowl, combine brownie mix, eggs, oil, and water until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chips.
3. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake for 23-25 minutes (do not overcook). Cool.
4. In a mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients until creamy. Spread over brownies.

Calories 108
Calories from fat 37%
Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 11 mg
Sodium 45 mg
Carbohydrate 16 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 12 g
Protein 1 g
Diabetic Exchanges1 carbohydrate, 1 fat

My easy recipes entice even those people that don’t like cooking!  Start cooking and visit my online store for discounted and autogaphed cookbooks.

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Holly Clegg

With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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