Tailgating Recipes For The Tennessee/Georgia Tech Game

The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic Weekend in Atlanta continues on Labor Day Monday with Tennessee vs Georgia Tech.

After an exciting Alabama vs FSU matchup on Saturday, I hope the clean up crews have been working hard to get ready for the Vol and Yellow Jacket fans traveling to Atlanta on Sunday.

Avid FSU fan, Leann sent a photo from their tailgate outside Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

FSU tailgate at Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game photo by Leann Moore

Tennesse Orange Cheddar Cheese makes this Beer Cheese Spread perfect for a tailgate or homegate.

I served with Cheddar Bread Twists for a really cheddary taste.

Beer Cheese Spread with Jalapeno photo by Kathy Miller

Cheddar Beer Cheese Spread with Jalapeno 2 photo by Kathy Miller

Or serve with blue corn chips if you are a Florida fan.

Tennessee Beer Cheese Spread with Jalapeno photo by Kathy Miller


  • 2 pounds sharp cheddar cheese, room temperature
  •  2 cloves garlic
  •  3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  •  1 teaspoon dry mustard
  •  Tabasco, to taste
  •  1/2 bottle dark beer
  •  1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 -2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely diced


  1. Cut the cheese into cubes and place in a food processor. Process until smooth.
  2.  Add garlic, worcestershire, mustard, and Tabasco. Blend well.
  3.  Add the beer, a little at a time, while continuing to beat the cheese, until the
     mixture is a good and firm.
  4. Stir in the salt.
  5. Stir in jalapeno peppers.
  6. Refrigerate.
  7. Serve with crackers, cheddar bread sticks or veggies such as carrots and celery

By KathyMillerTime
Bill Bunning via KathyMillerTime


Recipe Printed from www.kathymillertime.com

Even though Georgia Tech’s colors are white and gold, they also have a deep navy…many times almost looking black.  I think the colors on this hot dip gives the feeling of yellow and black.

This dip is a hit whenever we have a family get together and I got it from an Ole Miss grad.  This is his mom’s favorite go to appetizer.  It is simple too!

Donna's Dip hot appetizer photo by Kathy Miller


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (15 ounce) can Hormel no beans chili
  • 1 (8 ounce) package monterey jack cheese, with or without jalapeños, shredded
  • 1 (3.8 ounce) can sliced black olives


  1. Spread cream cheese on the bottom of a pie dish.
  2. Add the can of Hormel chili and top with shredded monterey jack cheese.
  3. Add sliced black olives on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips.


This is very easy to make but tastes so yummy.

By Donna Grubs via KathyMillerTime


Recipe Printed from www.kathymillertime.com

And I couldn’t resist adding my orange tailgating bag…Perfect size for the stadium!

Donna's Dip with orange tailgating purse photo by Kathy Miller

Hope you saw the ESPN Monday night hype promo for this game.  Pretty funny.

It’s Football Time and… Go Vols!

Come celebrate with me.  I’ll save you a seat at the table.




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