Gridiron Lifestyle: Sides, snacks, rubs, sauces & marinades

Some people garnish their food with a pleasant little green piece of parsley or a sprig of thyme. We garnish our Gameday Favorites with things like deep-fried parking lot potato chips and homemade guacamole. Hey, variety is the spice of life, and you can't live on jambalaya alone. Believe you us, we've tried.
This is essentially two different sections: Sides and snacks could be its own section. These are little appetizers that you can quickly whip up on the back of your truck while waiting for the main event. Rubs, sauces and marinades will help turn that lifeless piece of meat until a tempting, spicy, flavorful and, in many instances, fat-filled delicacy.

Curt Schilling's favorite baked brie

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 6, 2010

Fort Worth-style smoked brisket sauce

Cold, Hard Football Facts for October 25, 2008

With the Cowboys hosting Monday Night Football in Week 3, we're whipping up some brisket with this awesome Fort Worth barbecue sauce.

Delmonico's steak butter

Cold, Hard Football Facts for October 4, 2008

Liven up your tailgate steaks with this flavored butter from the folks at Delmonico's of Manhattan, one of the nation's most famous steakhouses.

Bacon mayonnaise

Cold, Hard Football Facts for September 24, 2008

When you get a book called “Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, With Recipes” you know it's going to be good.

An angry chick Troll's pasta salad

Cold, Hard Football Facts for July 20, 2008

Buffalo chicken dip

Cold, Hard Football Facts for June 22, 2008

Yet another way to ingest the mother's milk of tailgating, Buffalo-style chicken.

Louisiana tartar sauce

Cold, Hard Football Facts for April 6, 2008

A quick and easy classic condiment.

Big Cat Daddy's chip-dipping sauce

Cold, Hard Football Facts for July 13, 2007

CHFF reader "Big Cat Daddy" offers up his favorite spicy chip-dipping sauce, made with smoky-hot chipotle peppers.

Shula's steak seasoning

Cold, Hard Football Facts for June 26, 2007

The Cold, Hard Football Facts met the Shulas at one of their new steakhouses and we hit them up for their steak-seasoning recipe.

Chicken-fried bacon

Cold, Hard Football Facts for May 19, 2007

That's right, mo-fo! Bacon as if Colonel Sanders had made it.


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