Arlene’s Taco Appetizer By Arlene from Naperville, IL Ingredients: 1 8oz package cream cheese, softened 6oz cottage cheese, small curd 1 envelope of taco seasoning (preferably low salt) 1/3 head of lettuce, shredded or thinly […]
Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole By Judith Domina from Evergreen Park, IL Ingredients: 1½ bags of frozen hash browns (small squares) 1 lb sour cream 1 Large bag of shredded cheddar cheese 1 can cream of […]
The Best Tailgate Brats Ever By Thomas Paulson Ingredients: 1-2 Dozen of your favorite fresh brats (or more) 3-4 Bottles of beer (some decent beer here people, not that light crap!) 1-2 Jars of Franks […]
Mushroom Cheese Stromboli Recipe By Larry Colvin from Brookfield, IL INGREDIENTS 1 ounce bacon (about 1 ½ slices), chopped 1 ½ pounds cremini, shiitake (stemmed) and Portobello mushrooms, cut into 1/4-inch slices 2 medium cloves […]
Jackaretto Bon Bons By George Merelos from Naperville, IL Ingredients: (makes about 24 one-inch balls) 6-oz. pkg. Chocolate Chips 3 tablespoons Corn Syrup ¼ cup fine Granulated Sugar ¼ cup Gentleman Jack 2 teaspoons Instant […]
Bonnie’s Baby Back Bites By Bonnie McGreal from Tinley Park, IL Ingredients: (makes approx 36 “bites”) 3 full slabs of baby back ribs 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon […]
Steak & Barley Soup Julie Cichon from Brookfield, IL Ingredients: 3 lbs. Ribeye Steak, cut into 1 in. chunks 2 medium sweet onions, diced 4 carrots, chopped 1½ cups celery, chopped 1 head of garlic, […]
By Mike Chuinard from Bristol, IL Ingredients: (makes 6) 2 Red Onions 8 tablespoons Butter 1/2 teaspoon Sugar 2 lbs. ground Chuck 2 sliced white Bread 4 tablespoons Milk 1 ½ teaspoon Kosher salt 1 ½ […]
Zesty Grilled Stuffed Poblano Peppers (The Perfect Football Shaped Tailgate Food) By Danielle Bronkema from Broadview, IL Ingredients: Six large Poblano peppers 1/2 pound spicy ground Italian sausage 1/2 pound sweet Sicilian sausage (love the […]
by Bill Klimah from Bolingbrook, IL Ingredients: 8 jumbo chicken wings, trim excess fat Half gallon of water 4 limes, squeeze the limes dry with a lime squeezer 1/8 cup Kosher Salt Your favorite poultry […]
By Brian Sprouse from West Chicago, IL Ingredients: 5 lb pork shoulder rubbed then refrigerated for 24 hours 5 tomatillos quartered 5 tomatoes quartered 2 Spanish onions, quartered 3 Spanish onions (1 diced, 2 sliced […]
By Peter Singh from Naperville, IL Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons salt pork, minced 2 pounds London broil, diced 1 inch 1 large yellow onion, minced 1 green bell pepper, sliced 1 Tablespoon minced garlic 1 Tablespoon […]
By Shanna Early from Crete, IL Ingredients: 1 box jumbo pasta shells 1¼ lbs. ground beef 1 package cream cheese 1 package shredded cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons butter Chili Powder to taste (approx. 3 tablespoons) […]
Congratulations to Greg Schwarze from Carol Stream! Ingredients: 1 lb bacon 1 lb summer sausage 4 10z cans black beans 3 10z cans red beans 1 10z can diced tomatoes 1 bag frozen corn 3 […]
Congratulations to Ron Atanus from Mount Prospect, IL! Start with: 5 lbs lean flank steak cut into (5) ½ in. thick 1 lb. pieces Rub: 3 tablespoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon sea salt 1 teaspoon […]
Congratulations to Susan Miller for her winning Smokey Tailgate Chili recipe!
Congratulations to Brandon Richardella from Blue Island for his All Mighty Ribs!
Congratulations to Emmett Price from Cedar Lake, Indiana for his Pork Tenderloin Fajitas recipe!
Congratulations to Week #11’s winner Nancy Clennon for her Grilled Stuffed Potato Skins!
Congrats to Bill Rank from Oak Forest for his “Titletown Beer Cheese Soup”!