Rosemary + Jalapeño Spicy Kettle Chip Nachos

These "nachos" of sorts came together exceptionally well. If you're a fan of spicy foods, then this recipe will surely delight your tastebuds. Since these turned out pretty spicy, I also served some sour cream with them, and that balanced out the heat perfectly. 

Spicy Chicken Chips Nachos


1 Bag of Chips (I used Spicy Chicken Kettle Chips from Kroger, but any flavor of kettle cooked chips will do)

1/2 - 1 Jalapeño sliced into thin strips

1/2 - 1 C. Shredded Cheddar Cheese

1-2 Sprigs of Fresh Rosemary, stems removed, chopped up finely (or dried rosemary)

Sour Cream - optional


1.) Preheat oven to 350* F. Place 1 bag of chips onto a baking sheet, trying not to overlap too many chips. 

2.) Simply sprinkle an even layer of shredded cheese over the chips, then sprinkle your rosemary over that.

3.) Place sliced Jalapeños on top and bake for 5-10 minutes, depending on oven and altitude.

Vintage-Inspired Football Party Plus 2 Recipes

Brought to you by Dr Pepper® and Eckrich®.

I am so excited to bring together lots of adorable décor and recipe ideas that I have been wanting to try out for a while now. This Football Party was inspired by Dr Pepper and Eckrich, which both embody the traditional taste of game day.

This party was the perfect excuse to pull out all the stops and go wild with classy and chic décor that makes me nostalgic for the past.

During my research phase for this post, I could only find a few examples of this sort of look I was going for, so I headed to Meijer, and then the fabric store to begin brainstorming. Walking around a store for inspiration is seriously priceless.

I wanted that vintage, chic, fall tailgate sort of look, and I think it turned out so well!

Football Party


I incorporated plaid flannel material for the tablecloth, which reminds me of a warm and cozy blanket or scarf one might wear to a football game on a chilly Sunday.

Next, one of my favorite DIY projects was to print out vintage football images from the 1930s for my bunting, which I taped to my wall. I made sure to print out the photos so two would fit onto an 8.5x11 sheet of paper, horizontally oriented.  

I also incorporated a few mini orange pumpkins, as well as my favorite mint cake stands to hold all of my refreshments and some of the snacks. For the drinks, I think it would be great to offer guests pitchers or containers of ice, and cute plastic cups for their Dr Peppers or other refreshments.

The chocolate donut “cake” is also amazing! I used 24 chocolate covered donuts to make the cake, beginning with two rows of 5 donuts, then two rows of 4 donuts, then one row of 3, then three single donuts stacked on top of one another. This cute display held together extremely well! I also added the football picks, also from a party store, to add that football aesthetic I was going for.

Vintage Football Party

As soon as I began to notice the cute Dr Pepper football themed soft drinks in stores, I knew it was time for football! I was so excited to learn that I had this amazing opportunity to collaborate with Dr Pepper and Eckrich that I rushed to Meijer right away to grab supplies. Eckrich Smoked Sausage can be found in the packaged meat aisle, and Dr Pepper can be found in the soda aisle.

Vintage Football Party
Vintage Football Party

Dr Pepper is the one fans crave and is the perfect complement to tailgating and homegating events during the college football season! Eckrich Smoked Sausage is Naturally Hardwood Smoked and crafted with just the right blend of spices for a truly rich, savory taste. Their Smoked Sausage Links are the perfect addition to any tailgate, cookout or family meal.

Vintage Football Party

Mini Smoked Sausage Pot Pies

COOK TIME: 45 minutes



·       1 package (10-14oz) Eckrich Smoked Sausage

·       1 package (10oz) Frozen Mixed Vegetables, cooked

·       1 can (10 ¾ oz) Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

·       1 can (16.3oz) Flaky Layered Refrigerated Biscuits

·       Non-stick Cooking Spray

·       Salt & Pepper to taste


A miniature twist on a classic pot pie.

1.     Directions Preheat the oven to 375°

2.     Prep: Cook the frozen vegetables according to the instructions on the package. Set aside. Dice the Eckrich Smoked Sausage into cubes. In a large skillet, cook the sausage until browned. Remove from stove and set aside.

3.     Filling: In a large bowl, combine the cooked vegetables, smoked sausage, cream of chicken soup, salt and pepper to taste. Stir with a spoon until the ingredients are mixed well.

4.     Assembly: Spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. Separate the biscuits and flatten each into 5½ inch rounds. Press firmly into each muffin mold. Spoon 1/3 cup of the pot pie mixture into each pie. Pull edges of dough over the filling towards the center, pleat and pinch gently to hold in place.

Chicken Pot Pie "Cupcakes"

1.     Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown. Cool for 1 minute; remove from pan and serve. These popped RIGHT out of the muffin tin, and looked gorgeous instantly. These taste like warm biscuits with chicken, sausage, and veggies inside. YUM!!!

Vintage Football Party Ideas
Chicken Pot Pies

Smoked Sausage Appetizer Bites

COOK TIME:  15 minutes




·       1 package Eckrich Smoked Sausage (12oz-14oz)

·       20 bite-sized crackers (I used saltines)

·       2 tsp olive oil

·       1/2 package (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese


Keep the crowd happy with these Smoked Sausage Appetizer Bites. They’re perfect as a snack or an appetizer.

1.     Preheat oven to 350°F.

2.     Slice sausage into ½-inch pieces.

3.     Heat oil in large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add sausage to skillet and cook until browned.

4.     Top sausage pieces with cheese, then place skillet in oven and bake until cheese is lightly browned.

5.     Place cheese-covered sausage on crackers and serve.




Caramel Apples

Since I wanted a nostalgic, vintage look and feel to the décor, I thought that the caramel apples were just perfect for fall. Below, I found these cute football shaped dishes at a party store and thought they were just the right festive touch for the party!

Football Party Ideas!
Football Party Ideas

4 Ingredient Parmesan Chicken Bites + Tailgate Food Ideas

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own.

Looking for a delicious and VERY easy way to spruce up your appetizers? Looking to incorporate more products into your life that are free of antibiotics, preservatives, and contain no added hormones or steroids?

Then you may want to give these 4-Ingredient Chicken Parmesan Bites a try! Tyson Foods has a huge range of No Antibiotics Ever products and they taste absolutely delicious!

Moms can feel great about serving all Tyson chicken no antibiotics ever products to their families. Tyson chicken products are made with long-standing dedication to quality, for the way we want to eat today. The people who make Tyson chicken products have a strong heritage of raisins chickens since 1935, they’re made with 100% natural* ingredients (*no artificial ingredients, minimally processed).

I used just a few ingredients to make these delicious appetizers. In fact, they would even be great for dinner or lunch too. This would also be a fun way to make dinner for the kids a bit more exciting, even if you’re short on time!

For this post, I used my Italian heritage as an inspiration, remembering how my grandmother used to make something like this for us when we visited. I love being able to provide that home cooked taste to my friends and family while not letting prep time get in the way of time with those I love to be around. If you have ever made Chicken Parmesan, you might have realized that it’s quite a long process. Generally, you have to make a big mess with chicken, flour, eggs, bread crumbs, then cooking the chicken, and so many other steps, it’s hard to count them all!

With all of that in mind, I thought it would be a genius idea to use these already delicious Tyson crispy chicken strips from, to save a ton of time! Let’s get started.

4 Ingredient Chicken Parmesan Bites + Tailgate Food Ideas


 If you’re short on time, or if you’re preparing days in advance, then you only need to stock up on a few items at Target to make game day amazing.

I basically love providing a variety of items to my guests, so I thought a well-rounded meal could consist of offerings like: 4-Ingredient Chicken Parmesan Bites, Tyson® Any’tizers® popcorn chicken, a big salad with colorful tomatoes on top, Homemade Garlic Parmesan Bread, cookies, refreshments, and anything else you like to munch on during the game.

4 Ingredient Chicken Parmesan Bites + Tailgate Food Ideas
4 Ingredient Chicken Parmesan Bites + Tailgate Food Ideas

Shop at Target for Tyson No Antibiotics Ever chicken products!

4 Ingredient Chicken Parmesan Bites + Tailgate Food Ideas
4 Ingredient Chicken Parmesan Bites + Tailgate Food Ideas

I love walking through Target to inspire my get-togethers, and I was able to find tons of awesome food, refreshments, and décor items as inspirations for this Tailgate Party.


(Serves 2-3)

1 Bag Tyson no antibiotics ever crispy chicken strips (feel free to make as many bags as you need)

1 Jar of pizza sauce or your favorite red sauce

1-2 Packages of fresh mozzarella cheese (I used the log shape that was pre-sliced)

Shredded Parmesan Cheese

4 Ingredient Chicken Parmesan Bites + Tailgate Food Ideas

1.)    Bake Tyson no antibiotics ever crispy chicken strips until fully cooked, as per the bag’s instructions.

2.)    Once cooked, carefully remove from oven, and place sheet pan onto heat proof surface. Top each chicken strip with ½-1 tbsp. marinara sauce and a half of a slice of mozzarella cheese. Try to center the cheese on each chicken strip so the cheese stays centered while baking. See below.


4 Ingredient Chicken Parmesan Bites + Tailgate Food Ideas

3.)    Bake 5-10 more minutes, until cheese has fully melted. Once out of the oven, feel free to top with shredded parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning.

4 Ingredient Chicken Parmesan Bites + Tailgate Food Ideas

4.)    Serve with cute DIY football toothpicks (shown below) if desired, and enjoy!

*Note: to make DIY football toothpicks, get a package of puffy football shaped stickers and regular toothpicks. Sandwich two football stickers around the toothpicks and press together to secure.

4 Ingredient Chicken Parmesan Bites + Tailgate Food Ideas

Don’t they look amazing?! I love how the chicken strips look so festive with those DIY football toothpicks in them, and all that sauce and melty cheese on top.

I also found some cute football-themed drink cozies, so it would be fun to provide guests with these for their drinks!

4 Ingredient Chicken Parmesan Bites + Tailgate Food Ideas

Another item that would go over super well is Any’tizers® popcorn chicken. Provide lots of dipping sauces for guests like: Cilantro Ranch, BBQ sauce, Buffalo sauce, and anything else you like.

4 Ingredient Chicken Parmesan Bites + Tailgate Food Ideas

YUM! This Homemade Parmesan Garlic Bread turned out great. Simply toast slices of bread on a sheet pan in the oven, and once almost fully toasted, remove from the oven, top with butter, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan cheese, and return to the oven for 1-2 minutes.

4 Ingredient Chicken Parmesan Bites + Tailgate Food Ideas
4 Ingredient Chicken Parmesan Bites + Tailgate Food Ideas
4 Ingredient Chicken Parmesan Bites + Tailgate Food Ideas

Thanks a million for checking out my post! I hope you find this recipe as delicious as I do, and if you make anything from this post, feel free to comment with a link to the photos below! Happy tailgating!!


4 Ingredient Chicken Parmesan Bites

Fall Tailgating With Coleman

Sponsored Post: This post is sponsored by Coleman but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. #TailgateWithColeman

Gearing up for some Fall Tailgating with Coleman! I am excited to head to Walmart tomorrow to grab all the necessary items. I am going to give this tailgating post a more upscale experience by thrift shopping in the adorable town of Bozeman, Montana for lots of soft textiles, cute plates, dishes, and fresh foods to enjoy during the day. I will also head to Walmart to grab some tailgating essentials from Coleman, like this 25-piece set of red Enamelware Plates, mugs, and flatware. I have had my eye on it for a while now. I would also love to find the perfect cooler, so I can transport food and drinks to the tailgate, as well as a portable stove or grill, to make the best food imagineable! Hmmm....what recipes shall I make? We will see soon :)

Shop the entire collection here. 

Fall Tailgating with Coleman

Thank you so much for helping me prep for the best Fall Tailgate experience ever! Cannot wait to share everything with you soon. 

Fall Tailgating + Football Party Tips!

I cannot wait for Fall, and one fun part of Fall is tailgating! Football season, and cooler temperatures make a great excuse to get together with friends and enjoy some good food and drink! Below, are some ideas on making your tailgating and football parties so much more elegant and grown-up. Most of these ideas, from some of my favorite bloggers, are just creative DIY ideas, that don't have to be expensive or time consuming. So, let's get ready for some football...

Fall Tailgating Tips

Serve Drinks From A Pumpkin (Waiting On Martha) - You can simply add some ice to a hollowed-out pumpkin and add beer, or line a smaller pumpkin with a plastic container and add dip for chips or veggies! Learn how Waiting On Martha styled an adorable tailgate party of her own here. 

Use Eco-Friendly Plates (Food 52) - If you must use disposable plates and food holders, there are more Eco-friendly options like these compostable wooden hot dog trays and more from Food52.

Create A Hydration Station (Style Me Pretty Vault) - Provide guests with inexpensive drinks like fruit-infused water, lemonade, and tea. Learn more about this incredible party, in the Style Me Pretty Vault Files.

DIY Flannel Napkins (Hey Wanderer) - Follow this cute DIY Tutorial from Hey Wanderer, or simply cut or rip a couple of yards of inexpensive plaid flannel fabric into 16" x 16" squares to provide guests with something more substantial thank those flimsy paper napkins. 

Style Me Pretty & Author Ngoc Nguyen Lay really know how to tailgate in style! This image, below, really shows a great overall party setup! Incorporating vintage items like an ice cream cone holder (used for fries and veggies in the photo), Picnic baskets, metal buckets, and pom-poms makes this setup look elegant instead of over the top. Learn more, here

Serve Elegant & Unexpected Treats (Happy Wish Company) - I just love how these macarons, cup of strawberries, wooden utensils, cloth napkin, and sandwich in a spotted paper party favor bag. Find fun party ideas like this one, from Happy Wish Company

I'm hoping to put together my own set of Tailgating Ideas in an upcoming post, so stay tuned!!