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Pulled Pork Fries – crispy fries piled high with barbecue pulled pork, 2 kinds of cheeses, diced red onion, and jalapenos. Perfect for tailgating!

Pulled Pork Fries - crispy fries piled high with barbecue pulled pork, 2 kinds of cheeses, diced red onion, and jalapenos. Perfect for tailgating!

Hi guys!

Okay, I have to admit that I’m starting to get a little excited about fall. I started thinking about all the fun food that comes along with football season, and I am ready to wrap everything in bacon and cover everything in cheese.

Today, I’ve got a recipe that is perfect right now for barbecue season and will also be perfect in the fall when you need something that’s not going to pull you away from your favorite football team for too long. The pork is slow cooked and the rest of the work is really just piling everything on top of everything else. You’re going to love it!

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Crockpot Beer and Brown Sugar Kielbasa – kielbasa and sauerkraut cooked all day in the slow cooker in beer and brown sugar! It’s sweet and sour and delicious! Perfect for Superbowl parties!

Crockpot Beer and Brown Sugar Kielbasa - kielbasa and sauerkraut cooked all day in the slow cooker in beer and brown sugar! It's sweet and sour and delicious! Perfect for Superbowl parties!

Originally published December 11, 2011 which is WILD because how have I been posting recipes online for this long?

Hi guys!

I’m bringing back a super old recipe today. Because, for some reason, it was the most popular recipe on my blog for New Years Eve and New Years Day even though the only photo it had was small and horizontal and pretty terrible.

But seeing everyone else make it made me want to make it again.

I mean, I’d named it my number 1 most favorite recipe in my 2011 wrap up post and then I never made it again.

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Slow Cooker Coca-Cola BBQ Meatballs – 3 ingredient sweet and spicy meatballs made in the slow cooker! Perfect for tailgating or a weeknight dinner!

Slow Cooker Coca-Cola BBQ Meatballs - 3 ingredient sweet and spicy meatballs made in the slow cooker! Perfect for tailgating or a weeknight dinner!

Hi guys! Are you ready to start talking football watching snacks?

Homegating snacks?

Yeah?

This is my favorite favorite favorite time of year for food.

Give me all the cheesy dips, all the tiny hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls, and a slow cooker full of meatballs in a  sweet sticky sauce.

Plus, hosting friends is always fun, even if all your friends have terrible taste of football.

Ahem.
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Butternut Squash and Turkey Chili – serious comfort food! Turkey chili filled with butternut squash, black beans, tomatoes, and lots of spices.

Is everyone obsessed with squash right now or is it just me?

I feel like every post I’ve put up this month has been squash.

I have 5 varieties in my pantry right now. And as soon as I cook one, I run to the store to replace it. Just in case I have an emergency and need a sweet dumpling squash right now.

I can’t get enough.

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Slow Cooker Pork and Butternut Squash Stew - a bowl of comfort! Quickly brown the pork and then toss everything in the slow cooker!

Okay guys, real talk.

I broke the driver’s side window of my car.

“How’d you manage that one, Amanda?”

Well, it’s a Wrangler so the windows unzip and the zipper broke.

Okay, fine, I broke both zippers. Which is okay most of the time since I normally have at least the back windows off anyway. But y’all, it’s cold in the mornings and at night in central Texas now. I was shivering on my way back from Austin last week.

An hour and a half at 75 MPH with the window down at 10 pm?

It was cold.

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