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Game Night Food: Cookbooks for a Delicious Football Season

The football season has officially begun. Keep the cheers coming no matter the score with recipes from these game night-ready cookbooks. These books have got you covered with recipes for everything from dip to wings and sliders to nachos.

The hungry fan's game day cookbook : 165 recipes for eating, drinking & watching sports by Daina Falk.

The daughter of legendary sports agent David Falk, Daina Falk spent her early years around pro athletes. Today, her love of sports is matched only by her passion for food. In The Hungry Fan's Game Day Cookbook, Daina presents more than 100 crowd-pleasing recipes to jazz up your tailgate and score points with any home game-watching guest. Discover fresh takes on classics like Buffalo wings, sliders, and layered dips, alongside delicious dishes inspired by local fan traditions. Daina also enlisted a dream team of athletes including LeBron James, Boomer Esiason, Victoria Azarenka, and Dikembe Mutombo to contribute their signature recipes to the mix.

Crackers & dips : more than 50 homemade snacks by Ivy Manning ; photographs by Jenifer Altman.

This is the DIY guide to making homemade crackers, with 52 formulas for crisp snacks and the luscious dips to eat them with, all celebrated with 25 playful photographs. Portland, Oregon-based food writer and baker Ivy Manning capitalizes on the pure flavors of whole grains, real butter, cheese, fresh spices, and no preservatives in her formulas for crunchy, sweet, and savory treats, all made to pair with a chapter's worth of creamy, gooey dips, and schmears.

Fan fare by Kate McMillan ; photography by Lauren Burke.

Packed with classic game day fare, from munchies and small bites to classic tailgating stand-bys and stadium standards, this book is your complete guide to game-day-grub. From simple dips to a variety of wings, fully-loaded nachos and Texas chili to meaty sliders and cheesy quesadillas, this book is packed with exactly what everyone wants to eat in front of the tv or at the game. The 60 recipes offer lots of easy variations on favorite game day classics and are accompanied by helpful tips for serving and making things ahead.

The official SEC tailgating cookbook.

Included in this first-ever tailgating guide approved by the SEC: The inside track on throwing the best tailgate in the South, with tips for great grilling, make-ahead dishes, packing recipes for traveling, and how to make it special at home! Extra Points give plenty of options for using the recipes beyond game day for year-round celebrating. Recipes perfect for any kick-off time, including Scrambled Egg Muffin Sliders, Fried Chicken Bites, and Sweet-Hot Baby Back Ribs plus travel-ready beverages, sides, and desserts. Custom-created recipes for SEC team cupcakes, deviled eggs, spritzers, and menus for each of the 14 SEC football teams.

Salsas that cook : using classic salsas to enliven our favorite dishes / Rick Bayless, JeanMarie Brownson, and Deann Groen Bayless.

From America's leading authority on definitive Mexican cooking comes a brand-new collection of recipes based on six classic, versatile salsas, each featuring the flavor of a diffferent chili. Here, Mexico's classic salsas get put to work in our kitchens in the same way we use a variety of international condiments, from teriyaki sauce to balsamic vinegar, to enliven and redefine the flavor of many American favorites. While most of us have enjoyed salsas as chip dips, salsas show great versatility when weaving complex flavor into simple dishes, from pasta to potatoes to meats, fish and vegetables.

NBC Sunday night football cookbook : 150 great family recipes from America's pro chefs and NFL players by introductions by Faith Hill and John Madden ; chefs' recipes courtesy of Taste of the NFL ; recipe notes and editing by Liana Krissoff and Leda Scheintaub.

Don't miss out on the must-have cookbook for 2008! In partnership with NBC Sports, The Sunday Night Football Cookbook marries two great American institutions food and football. With more than 150 delicious recipes from America's top chefs, NFL players and alumni, and NBC Sports all-star on-air team, the book is an easy-to-use playbook for making the ultimate fooball meal. Team by team, The Sunday Night Football Cookbook celebrates the special dishes, unique flavours, and most famous chefs of the NFL's 31 cities (plus the Pro Bowl's Honolulu).

Fan fare : a playbook of great recipes for tailgating or watching the game at home by Debbie Moose.

Bound-for-glory recipes to please crowds, whether tailgating at the game or partying in your TV room. Debbie Moose is a freelance writer, cookbook author, and teacher of writing and cooking classes. Her monthly column "Sunday Dinner" has appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer since 1998.

Delicious dips : more than 50 recipes for dips from fresh and tangy to rich and creamy.

Everyone loves to 'chip and dip'. Featuring more than 50 recipes from light and healthy snacks to rich and creamy recipes for sharing, here you'll find a dip for every taste and occasion. Make your own familiar classics from fresh ingredients and taste Guacamole, Hummus, Ranch, and Blue Cheese dips as you've never tasted them before. Discover fresh flavors with Artichoke and Olive Dip with Fennel-seed Grissini; Avocado and Miso Dip; Eggplant and Tahini; Cream Cheese, Walnut, and Celery, Caramelized Onion with Toasted Pine Nuts, and Mango, Kiwi and Cilantro Salsa. Try rich and creamy American-style hot dips including Buffalo Chicken Wing, Maryland Crab Dip, or the indulgent Hot Philly Steak Dip.

Bring it! : tried and true recipes for potlucks and casual entertaining / Ali Rosen ; photography by Noah Fecks.

The word "potluck" may inspire memories of church dinners and mystery covered dishes. But today's potlucks are essentially outsourced dinner parties, which make gathering around a shared table a cinch. Inside Bring It!, you will find dozens of impressive-looking recipes that come together easily, and are perfect for carrying to any occasion. Author Ali Rosen has put a long career in the food world to use, drawing on chef and restaurant secrets for easy dishes that will have friends begging for the recipe. Each recipe includes a note called "How to Bring It," for make-ahead, reheating, and transport instructions. Flavors are designed for maximum impact, but won't take hours to cook, or require special ingredients. Have dinner with the neighbors, sit down to a picnic in the park, or bring a dish to the school luncheon. They come together easily, hold well, and travel beautifully. They'll have you rethinking the potluck.

Tots! : 50 tot-ally awesome recipes from totchos to sweet po-tot-o pie / Dan Whalen, creator of The food in my beard.

This irresistible die-cut cookbook with a nubby tot-texture on the cover offers 50 delicious, playful, and surprising recipes for snacks, appetisers, inspired main dishes, and inspired sides, even desserts. (Yes, you could create an entire tot-centric dinner.) Here are party dishes like Buffalo Tots and Tot Poutine. A Tot Caesar for an elegant starter. Tots for breakfast, like Tots Benedict and a Tot Shakshuka, and tots for dinner -- Moules Tots, Chicken Tot Pie, Tater Tot Pizza, and Bibimtot. Side dishes -- next Thanksgiving, try Sausage and Tot Stuffing. And for sweets lovers, Tot Churros (deep-fried and dipped in chocolate ganache), Apple Tot Crumble (that crispy salty tot topping really plays off the warm sweet apples), and Tot S'mores -- a heavenly melt of a dish.

Every recipe uses frozen commercial tots -- but Dan Whalen also shows die-hard tot lovers how to make tots from scratch and then alter their creations with different spices (think Tots Vindaloo) and sauces. It's TOT-ally awesome.

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