Winning Tailgating Ideas

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While football teams are trying to outdo each other on the field this season, many of you will be trying to outdo your fellow fans in the parking lot!

Tailgating is as much a part of game day as the game itself.

And these days, pretty much anything is possible!

Lifestyle Expert and Event Planner JJ Keras is here.




  • To contact JJ Keras:  901-825-0417.








Philly Cheese Steak Sliders


1.5 lb skirt steak

1 green bell pepper, sliced thinly

1 red bell pepper, sliced thinly

1 onion

Cream Cheese

Provolone Cheese Slices

Slider rolls of your choice



Place sliced beef in pan with a tablespoon of butter. Cook until meat is browned. Stir in cream cheese. Remove from heat.


In a large saucepan over medium heat, add bell pepper slices and onion. Sauté until soft.


Slice rolls in half and lightly butter each side. Place meat on bottom half of roll. Top with pepper and onion mix. Top with a slice of provolone cheese.


Bacon Cheddar Dip Recipe

2 cups sour cream

1 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix

4 cooked bacon strips crumbled


*To make this recipe healthier, use low-fat sour cream and turkey bacon. Serve with veggies instead of crackers.


Mix all ingredients in bowl. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.


Drink- the touchdown. A supped- up Arnold Palmer. 

8 oz lemonade

8 oz unsweetened ice tea

*Add 4 oz of bourbon or vodka

Family friendly without the alcohol.


Football Whoopie Pies 

1 chocolate cake mix

3 eggs

1/2 cup of water

1/2 cup of vegetable oil


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Whip for 2 minutes.


Put mixture in an oval cake tins. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Use icing of your choice to fill pies. Design laces with white frosting.