Happy Thursday! Who’s excited football season is finally here?
Even though my alma mater, the University of Virginia, lost their home opener last weekend, I have high hopes for this year. While I am definitely a basketball fan first and foremost, I’m not one to say no to a good tailgate or football viewing party. My roommate and I love hosting people, and during the fall, it’s hard to beat an afternoon of chips and dips served alongside seasonal brews.
Now that we have a new “grown up” apartment with much more cabinet space, it was high time to upgrade our serving ware from disposable containers to pieces we can use season after season. That’s where Mud Pie comes in. You may know them for their classic, preppy apparel, but their home goods and game day selections are my favorite sections on their website this time of year to stock up on all my tailgating needs.
It’s no secret I love Mexican food, so this Mud Pie salsa double dip allows me to share two of my favorite recipes with friends and family. And since I am a true product of the Mid Atlantic, no pregame party is complete without crab dip, and this super cute chip-n-dip is the epitome of form and function.
Of course, I know how hard it can be to find easy tailgate appetizer ideas that are crowd pleasers and don’t take a lot of time to prep. There’s only so many Trader Joe’s party meatballs you can eat in a season. So, keep reading for three recipes I come back to time-and-time again: my corn, black bean, and feta dip; a Texan-approved hot salsa; and a cajun crab dip.