Valerie's Top Tailgating Recipes

It's that time of year when Valerie is in the zone -- the end zone! She's kicking off football season with a touchdown-worthy feast for family and friends.

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Football Cheeseball with Herbed Crackers

Star your party off right by having your guests dig into this cheesy, nutty football.

Get the Recipe: Football Cheeseball with Herbed Crackers

Slow-Cooker Sloppy Joe Sliders

Let your hungry football fans put together their own sliders on game day.

Watch the Video: Valerie's Sloppy Joe Sliders

Roasted Carrot Hummus

Caramelized carrots stand in for the chickpeas in this healthier take on hummus. Serve pita chips and a variety of fresh vegetables on the side.

Watch the Video: Roasted Carrot Hummus

Italian Slow-Cooker Beef Sandwiches with Giardiniera Aioli

Perfect for game day, boneless chuck roast is cooked low and slow for eight hours in a blend of Italian seasonings and served on a roll with a spread of a garlic-and-Dijon-based aioli.

Watch the Video: Italian Beef Sandwiches

Italian Flag Salad

Valerie combines the colors of the Italian flag in this vibrant green salad topped with sliced radishes, goat cheese, pecans and a quick vinaigrette.

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Bloody Bull

A bloody bull has all the spicy flavors you love in a Bloody Mary with a hint of savory beef broth.

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Italian Fennel Coleslaw

Paper-thin slices of fennel add a refreshing touch to this classic coleslaw.

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White Chicken Chili

This recipe uses chicken and white beans for a lighter take on the traditional tomato-based version.

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Upgrade your next batch of cookies with sweet caramel bits and a touch of sea salt.

Get the Recipe: Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Brownies with Salted Pretzels

These brownies are the perfect salty-sweet treat to celebrate a winning game.

Watch the Video: Peanut Butter Pretzel Brownies