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Two New Tailgate Recipes to Try

It’s no secret that my family is big on college football… and I do mean BIG. On any given Fall Saturday, you’ll find us (and any friends, family and/or neighbors that wish to join) camped out in front of our TV, which has been relocated to the garage for the day, watching from morning until night.

Everyone coming to our tailgate brings some party food, typically a side dish or appetizer of some sort. Like many hostesses, I’m always a teensy bit worried that my guests will leave hungry. The main dish is simple – hot dogs, burgers and brats hit the spot. But I’m always up for trying new tailgate recipes to keep things new and exciting.

Here are two of my current favorite recipes that you can make for your next tailgate party:

Sour Cream Dill Dip Recipe

Sour Cream Dip Recipe

This dip recipe is super versatile. It goes well with just about anything – potato chips, crackers, veggies, you name it. However, my favorite pairing is Keebler Town House Wheat Crackers. They’re light and flavorful, but still have a texture that can stand up to this thick dip.


  • 1 cup of sour cream   
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon minced dried onion
  • 1 teaspoons dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 package of Town House Wheat crackers


  1. In medium bowl stir together sour cream, mayonnaise, parsley flakes, onion, dill weed and seasoned salt. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  2. Serve with KEEBLER TOWN HOUSE Wheat crackers.
Dip Ingredients

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

Of course, there needs to be a little something sweet for dessert, and these little ice cream sandwiches really hit the spot. They use Keebler Soft Batch Cookies, so they’re simple to make!



Ice Cream Sandwich
  1. Lay out half of the Keebler Soft Batch Cookies bottom side up on a cookie sheet or plate.
  2. Place about 2-3 tablespoons of vanilla ice cream on top of each cookie. It helps if the ice cream is relatively soft.
  3. Place a second cookie on top of the ice cream bottom facing down and press down.
  4. Roll the sides of the sandwiches in chocolate chips. If the ice cream is too soft and the chips aren’t sticking, simply place the sandwiches in the freezer until the ice cream firms up and try again.
  5. Refrigerate the ice cream sandwiches for about two hours before serving.

The combination possibilities for this tailgating dessert are endless! Vary the ice cream flavor and the toppings that you roll the sandwiches in to create a dessert that’s sure to please.

Let me know what you think of these two new tailgate recipes, and what your favorite tailgate recipes are by sharing your thoughts below. Happy tailgating!

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