Recipes to Catch a Man

By: Gloria Marie


Football season was always a big event at my home.  My two sons loved watching football with their father and uncles: both college games and NFL games.  I am from Italian descent and any event always involved food and lots of it.  Luckily, I love to cook and enjoyed preparing the “football fare”.  The recipes below are some of their favorite game day recipes.  Try them during football season and just maybe these will be recipes for you to catch a man.  I choose some that are very easy to prepare, after all, you still need time to blow dry your hair.

Man Catching Barbecued Ribs

1 onion sliced

4 – 5 pounds of baby back ribs

Salt and Pepper

Garlic Powder

1 large bottle of good quality barbecue sauce

Line a large cookie sheet pan (that has sides) with heavy duty aluminum foil. (You will thank me for this step).  Spread the onion slices in the pan.  Sprinkle both sides of the ribs with salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Place the ribs over the onion slice. Cover with heavy duty foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 2 hours.

Uncover the ribs.  Spread the barbecue sauce over the back side of the ribs.  Return to the oven, uncovered for 15 minutes.  Spread the barbecue sauce over the front of the ribs. Return to oven, uncovered for 45 minutes.


Ranch Chili Dip

1 can, chili NO beans

1 large package cream cheese

Combine the ingredients in a small crock pot.  Cook until the cheese is melted. Serve with tortilla chips.


Pizza Dip

1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese, softened

½ teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon dried parsley

¼ teaspoon dried basil

1 cup shredded mozzarella

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 cup Pizza sauce

2 tablespoons finely chopped green pepper

In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese and spices. Spread the mixture in the bottom of a 9 inch pie plate.  Sprinkle ½ cup of the mozzarella cheese and ½ cup of the Parmesan cheese on top of the cream cheese mixture.  Spread the pizza sauce over all. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, then top with green peppers.  Cover with foil and bake in 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes, until heated through.  Serve with slices of French bread.






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