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Beer Battered Onion Rings, Jalapeno Aioli

Posted May 28, 2016 by Stephanie
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Are you guys Stanley Cup fans? I have vivid memories of me as a kid, staying up late, watching the playoffs. I didn’t really understand the intricacies of the game – I still don’t, but I did know that when the puck went into the net, it was time to cheer. The gameplay didn’t matter to me so much, it was more the fact that my whole family hung out together, in the family room, glued to Hockey Night in Canada, united by our love for the game.

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As a Canadian, hockey is part of our culture. Growing up in Edmonton, ice skating was practically curriculum at school and in the summer, everyone, me included, played street hockey. So, it should come as no surprise to you that Stanley Cup parties are a thing. A looooooong time ago, when the Canucks were in the Playoffs, I threw a cereal party where at first, we watched old school cartoons, but once it was time for the game, we switched over.

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I really don’t throw Stanley Cup parties often, just because I’m kind of a fair weather fan. It’s bad, I know, but winning is so much fun and losing, well, isn’t. But, at least with this Stanley Cup onion ring tower, you’re going to be winning no matter what!

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Onion rings are the perfect thing to eat while watching the game. They’re savory, crunchy, and perfectly dippable. I’m kind of obsessed with towers of onion rings and Mike came up with the brilliant idea of arranging the tower into a Stanley Cup shape. I didn’t think it was going to work out, with the precariousness of onion ring shapes and all, but Mike did an excellent job of engineering a Stanley Cup onion ring tower. I was seriously impressed!

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I was also impressed by how easy it was to use the Vitamix to whip up a spicy jalapeño aioli for dipping. Usually I make my aioli by hand, with a whisk, but with this spicy guy I wanted the jalapeño to be blended in. The aioli whipped up in a flash. The onion rings, on the other hand, take a little bit of babying, but are so, so worth it. They’re based off of a J. Kenji López-Alt recipe. If you’ve never tried one of his recipes, you should – he puts a lot of testing and science behind his cooking theories and his recipes, if you follow them to a T, (almost) always work out.

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Speaking of following recipes to T, if you want to win a Vitamix so you can make the jalapeño aioli, you can, right here! I teamed up with Vitamix to giveaway one Vitamix 5200 to one lucky reader.

To Enter: Leave a comment below with your favorite snack/meal to eat while watching the game. I want to hear ALL the details! I’ll randomly choose a winner and notify them through email. Open to Canadian and US residents only. (Sorry international friends!) Contest ends Monday, June 6th (Game Four!) at 12pm PST. Please be patient as it may take me a while to approve comments. Good luck!

The giveaway is closed! I’ll be announcing the winner in the next week or so after reading through all of the comments. Thank you everyone who entered! There are some awesome snacks here!

Congrats Kelsey – you’ve won a Vitamix 5200! Keep your eyes peeled for an email from me :)

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Beer Battered Onion Rings Recipe slightly adapted from The Food Lab
serves 4 generously

  • 2 large onions, cut into 1/2 inch rounds
  • 2 quarts high heat oil, such as grapeseed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 cup light beer, ice-cold
  • 1/4 cup 80-proof vodka
  • kosher salt

Separate the onions into rings, place in a freezer bag and freeze until completely frozen, about 1 hour. Freezing the onions helps break down the cells so that the onions is tender and doesn’t pull out of the batter when you bite.

When it’s time to fry, remove the onions from the freezer and thaw under running water. Peel off the papery membrane inside each ring, and place on paper towels to dry.

Over medium-high heat, preheat the oil to 375°F in a large deep sided pan. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and soda. In a liquid measuring cup, combine the beer and vodka.

Slowly add the beer mix to the flour, whisking gently. Do not overmix – small lumps are okay. Dip onions into the batter, making sure it is evenly coated. Gently lower into the oil. Repeat until there are several rings in the oil.

Fry, flipping halfway, until deeply golden brown, about 4 minutes.

Remove from the oil and drain on a wire rack. Sprinkle with salt to taste and enjoy immediately with jalapeño aioli.

Jalapeño Aioli Recipe
makes about 1 cup aioli

  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 jalapeno
  • 1 cup neutral oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Place the egg yolks and lemon juice into the Vitamix container. Turn the machine on and slowly increase the speed.

With the machine running, remove the lid plug and drop in the garlic and jalapeño, blending until smooth.

Slowly pour in the oil in a thin stream, until thick, creamy and emulsified.

Remove from the container and season with salt and pepper.

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  1. I love jalapeño popper dip with celery and corn chips!

  2. Jaime says:

    Jalapeno poppers…homemade with cheese in a jalapeno wrapped up in bacon and baked.

  3. Jessica M says:

    I’ve always been a buffalo wing fan during games.

  4. Eva says:

    I love me some good nachos with tons of cheese, meat, jalapeños, avocado, caramelized onions. Yummm

  5. Rachel Winslow says:

    I love making spicy Cannelini bean and Chipoltle dip! Just add beans, Chipolte peppers with their sauce, lemon juice, spices and olive oil to the blender and let it rip! Lately I’ve been adding new ingredients like Cilantro and Cayenne pepper to change the taste a bit. No more buying expensive hummus from the grocery store!

  6. Katie says:

    I love mini pizzas. Whether they’re bagel bites or something more homemade, they make great game food.

  7. Holly M says:

    My go to game food is chili! I load my chili full of veggies (carrots, celery, bell peppers, onion, tomatoes, and corn), ground turkey, and kidney beans. The secret ingredient I use to give it extra body is a can of refried beans. The best part is all the guys chowing down on my chili have no idea how healthy it really is! I serve it with tortilla chips and plenty of yummy toppings…hot sauce, red onion, avocados, sour cream.

  8. Chrissy says:

    I wish I was still watching hockey! My poor ‘Hawks. Anyway, my favorite game time food is certainly wings and fries. Football, hockey, basketball, I rarely waiver. I’d make an exception for these rings though. Score!

  9. Irene says:

    My favorite snack is bulgogi fries with kimchi. I am definitely a mindless snacker and these onion rings look great! Definitely can’t wait to try them out.

  10. Luba says:

    I grew up watching hockey as my family is Russian, my dad is a big penguins fan and I am also marrying into big hockey family (sabers), so we take hockey very seriously around here. For playoff games we usually eat anything from homemade pickles and salted fish to more traditional chicken wings and pizzas (lately we have gotten into home made grilled pizza), and of course a side of beer!

  11. Kel says:

    Your onion rings look do-able. Frying intimidates me! My favorite snack/meal while watching the game would be popcorn – always popcorn! thanks.

  12. Emilie says:

    Buffalo chicken dip is always a must.

  13. I’m so sad the Blackhawks were out in the first round this year :((( but my favorite thing to make/eat during the Stanley Cup is definitely sticky Korean bbq wings – SO GOOD. These onion rings look amazing and Mike’s tower of rings does look like the cup!

  14. Lorraine says:

    Always guocomole. Avocado not quite ripe? Cut in half remove pit and throw on the grill for a short while”…….continue on

  15. Paula says:

    I love any excuse to eat queso dip, preferably with extra chorizo and hot, fresh, crispy, salty tortilla chips!

  16. Phuong says:

    Hi Steph! Love the blog! I love snacking on hot cheetos dipped in cream cheese during the game. I know it sounds horrible but the creaminess of the cheese balances out the heat from the chips.

  17. Kaitlin says:

    Tortilla chips with salsa and/or guacamole!

  18. Liz F. says:

    It is hard to decide my favorite, but I’m going with buffalo chicken dip! Onion rings are also awesome!

  19. Keren says:

    Hi! The onion rings look amazing!
    Definitely going to make those.
    My favourite snake while watching the games is guacamole with tiny pita triangles (zaatar flavour)! So yummy!

  20. Allyn says:

    Never ever watched the Stanley Cup (I’m southern, we don’t really understand the cold weather sports), but my favorite junky snack food is Fritos and jarred quest. No matter how much I cook, and how healthy we eat, I still love it.

  21. Dee says:

    Game days are always the perfect excuse for eating/making comfort food. The standard for me is always a onion/olive/sausage/jalapeño pizza, with ranch! With beers and whiskey on the side, too. Though this past year I did make some karaage popcorn chicken that were ?

  22. Tina says:

    My family always, always eats cheetos (the crunchy [better] kind) alongside beer. Guinness, Oak Aged Innis and Gunn, and whatever new, trendy craft beer we decide to try that night. Watching sports necessitates the drinking of beer after all, right? Additional snacking foods that usually make an appearance are broiled cheese on tortilla chips and a wooden cutting board laid out with sliced cheeses, crackers, and maybe some sliced meat. When the food is mostly gone, and we’ve all enjoyed a couple beers, we finish off with a shot of gin. :)

  23. Ben says:

    I have always had a things against nachos. I never disliked them, but I would usually tend to avoid them. I found them to be messy, and would often find that certain toppings only made it on to certain chips.

    Then I found your recipe for Perfect Nachos using Tostitos Scoops. Total game changer!

    Now I love making nachos! Everything is neatly packed into a single scoop, resulting in a perfect nacho bite every time! Perfect for watching any game!

    Thanks for converting me into a nacho lover! (As long as they’re perfect)

  24. I am all about making guacamole for snacking on during a big game! I love it with tons of red onion, cilantro, and lime!

  25. Kelsey says:

    I love hockey! We’re Anaheim Ducks fans (I know…) so last season was super exciting for us! If we’re watching the game at home I like to eat big bowls of popcorn with fun flavors and if we’re out I like potato skins forever.

  26. Patti says:

    Nothing beats a great plate of nachos. With real cheese, please. Anytime, any where for ant occassion.

  27. Katrina says:

    Chips and guacamole, for sure

  28. Felicia says:

    These look delicious! My favorite game watching snack would be tortilla chips and salsa or other yummy dips like hummus. Thanks for the chance!

  29. Gal f says:

    Buffalo chicken dip!

  30. Adam says:

    I love a good bowl of spicy chili with all the toppings, eaten like dip with tortilla chips and occasionally, accidentally, dumped on the ground as a I leap up to scream at the TV.

  31. Holly says:

    Oh man, I tried and loved the jalapeno aioli.

    My favourite game snack is pub cheese- super sharp cheddar, a little cream cheese, worcestershire, garlic, tons of horseradish (atomic, ideally), grainy mustard,hot sauce, and a splash of beer all pulsed together into some rough dip/spread concoction. I like it with braided pretzel twists, or on a burger, or off my fingers.

  32. Dave says:

    My favourite has to be nachos! I make them in my cast iron with ground turkey cooked in homemade taco seasoning. Topped off with lots-o cheese and pickled jalapeños, and it might sound weird but I love dipping them in Greek yogurt with chopped cilantro, it makes for a great sour cream replacement.

  33. I’m a born and bred New Orleans Saints fan. Hands down, the BEST game time food is authentic red beans and rice. Andouille sausage, the holy trinity of celery, onion, and bell pepper, Camilla red beans slow cooked to perfection. UGH. Is it football season yet????

  34. Elise T. says:

    My favorite? Definitely cast iron pan pizza with waaaay too much sriracha. We agree on game attire too, heather grey all the way!

  35. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    I love making and eating homemade pizza roll-ups for the game! They are perfect for every age group! Homemade pizza dough, lots of cheese and spices, bake them, and dip in sauce! Yum!!

  36. Allie says:

    Give me all the nachos!! And make it a Nacho bar! with sweet potato nachos, smashed potato nachos, sweet gooey chocolatey caramel Apple nachos with toppings like cacao nibs and goji berries and mulberries..

  37. Lamisa says:

    I looove eating nachos with ground beef, tomatoes, jalapenos, red onions, avocado, and tons of cheddar and pepper jack cheese on top, no matter what game we’re watching!

  38. Jen says:

    Am also a fair weather canucklehead. My favorite snack is wings….sticky wings.

  39. Eileen Rivera says:

    My all time favorite snack is hot wings with blue cheese dressing.

  40. Jennifer Kuo says:

    my all time favorite game food is definitely wings! especially honey sriracha, baked instead of fried so its less of a hassle :)

  41. Heather Taylor says:

    Classic buffalo wings!

  42. Amanda says:

    Definitely buffalo chicken dip. Nice and spicy.

  43. Kristina says:

    Those onion rings look amazing, can’t wait to make them! As the singular hockey fan in a family of soccer fanatics, I’m usually watching (and cheering too loudly) the games alone. But the doesn’t mean the hockey watching spread isn’t there and there’s always some kind, if not all, of the dips there. Hummus, salsa, guacamole, buffalo chicken dip, white pizza dip, etc. You name it and it’s usually my only companion for the hockey viewing spectacular!

  44. martina says:

    I craaaaave potato skins!

    They’re a flash back to a trip to Earl’s in my youth. I grew up in Edmonton too!

  45. Sarah O. says:

    Love you recipes :). My favourite snack to make while watching the game are hand cut yam fries made in the oven with an assortment of homemade dips including mustard mayo, a citrantro cashew spread, and a homemade roasted tomato ketchup. Sometimes I also throw in a chickpea hummus dip too :-).

  46. Lisa says:

    Guac and hummus with chips is great for games! There are so many dips out there for everyone.

  47. Jenny says:

    My favorite game day snack, by far, is chips and guacamole. But I always add a little something extra, like grapefruit, pomagranate or mango!

  48. Jessica says:

    I might not watch a lot of hockey now that I don’t live near my brothers, but salsa and guacamole are always good when having a sports party! I love guac ?

  49. Jennai says:

    I like to eat popcorn while watching t.v., as well as whatever other goodies that are lying around!

  50. Lauren says:

    Guacamole! Avocados = life.

  51. darcilyn says:

    Popcorn and gummy bears. I like things that pack a lot of volume into reasonable calories. That said, I will never turn down fried goodness!

  52. Katie B says:

    When I watch games I love to make hummus (1 can of garbanzo beans, 1/3 c tahini, 1/2 c or more lemon juice, 3 garlic cloves; blend in a food processor/blender till smooth add salt to taste, add water to get consistency you want) and baba ghannouj (insides of 1 baked medium eggplant, 1/4 c tahini, lemon juice to taste [I like little less than half c], 1 clove of garlic, olive oil and salt to taste) blend until smooth. I normally follow the base recipes but mess with the garlic/salt/lemon levels depending on how i want it to taste that day. We eat it with carrots and pita chips. One day I want to try my hand at making my own pita chips :)

  53. Cathy says:

    I haven’t been following hockey lately. The Colorado Av’s have left a lot to be desired. I always buy the healthy stuff to snack on…veggies and hummus, but usually end up snacking on popcorn instead. Those onion rings look delicious though!

  54. Kathleen says:

    I am so Asian for saying this, but I like to munch on dried squid while watching. XP

  55. katie says:

    For a snack I love having Italian chex mix which is pretty easy with the chex mix, Italian seasoning, mixed nuts, and olive oil. For a meal I love Chicago dogs because of the spicy peppers.

  56. Ben W says:

    My favorite meal for game time is grilled ribeye and sautéed mushrooms. The past year or so, I’ve stopped grilling my steaks over the grate and started plopping my cast iron pan directly on the glowing coals. The pan gets unfathomably hot and I get a crazy good crust on the outside without taking it past medium-rare. The fat renders out into the pan, and then I throw the shrooms in. I finish the shrooms with some blue cheese.

    Side note: I highly recommend Caramel Bugles after downing the steak, and pretty much at any point, ever.

  57. cori says:

    Lazy – kettle corn. Not lazy – Sheet pan nachos with pulled pork (we freeze it in batches), grilled jalapeños, chipotle crema, grilled mango (its good!) and maybe cheese.

  58. Mcihael says:

    Not sure I have a favorite snack for hockey games, but before the last Lightning win had a big bowl of steamed middle neck clams, fresh from the market on the way back from the beach. Simple with garlic, white wine and butter.

    Thinking about it now, should have had it again during the week, might be in the finals now.

  59. Lisa says:

    I don’t watch hockey but I would gladly eat onion rings! Also I feel like some kind of 7 layer dip situation would be nostalgically good.

  60. Steph says:

    I love making a super garlicky hummus and naan bread from scratch!

  61. Natalie says:

    Nachos! Loaded up!

  62. carly g says:

    Mozarella sticks with various sauces to dunk them in.

  63. Erikka says:

    Favorite snack/meal would definitely have to be Hawaiian bbq boneless wings with garlic yogurt aoili. SOOOOO delicious. Slightly sweet bbq with a little heat with the creamy texture of the aioli.

    Sad the Blackhawks were out so soon, but that’s okay. Still plenty of games to snack out too. :)

    Onion rings look so delicious. Definitely will add this to my list of must haves.
    Love the blog, per usual!

  64. Connie says:

    Nachos!! I make them in layers so every chip gets enough toppings. I put ground beef, jalapeños, homemade cheese sauce, green onions, chopped roasted red peppers, and sliced avocados. Nachos are life!

  65. Danielle says:

    I love hockey, and my favorite game day snack is pretty simple–cheese fries! The more cheese sauce, the better. And some bacon and scallions too.

  66. Annette says:

    I love eating hot dips (crab, spinach and artichoke, etc.) with chips and/or veggies. It’s great TV/game food.

    Your onion rings are most impressive! I do enjoy eating those, but have never made any.

  67. amy says:

    Hands down the best is snack for me is oven baked sweet potato fries sprinkled with salt and red pepper. BTW your onion rings look amazing!

  68. Lisa Lodter says:

    We always have to have homemade salsa and guac with chips during the games. We like it spicy! We add jalapeno to just about everything!

  69. Nikki says:

    Queso. Every single time. Just something about molten dreamy cheese and super salty tortilla chips. So good! I love that you can mix it up depending on what your’e looking for. Want it to be heartier? Just add chorizo, or sausage. Want it to be spicier? Add some jalapeno. Want some complexity? just add some mustard and brown ale…so many options :)

  70. Kelli says:

    Guacamole and chips! So many good variations! Sometimes with mango or pineapple, other times with roasted corn.

  71. Whitney Hoiberg says:

    We don’t watch much hockey in our house, but we love looking up snack foods from around the world when we are watching soccer. There is something encompassing when you are eating the food from where the players are from!

  72. Nancy Nisselbaum says:

    Popcorn (made in a pot with olive oil, thank you very much, no microwavable stuff). Quickly salt, add grated paremesan and a little bit of sriracha. Mm, mm good.

  73. Kim Consolazio says:

    I don’t know that there’s a name for this, but it’s a family favorite- throw a brick of cream cheese, a can of chili, and sprinkle heavily wig shredded cheese, bake for about 15 minutes at 400 degrees and use tortilla chips to dip. it is not labor intensive, and is so not healthy or fancy, but that’s not necessarily what you need with beers and watching sports!

  74. Claudia M. says:

    My favorite snack to watch my sports games are hot wings!! Any kind of hot wings. We are trying to be healthier by tryingto make a veggie alternative for hot wings. Maybe barbecue cauliflower? I think the thought might be better than the execution on this one. I don’t know why, but frying something always intimidates me. Just thinking about getting burned is enough for me to rethink that and go to a baking hot wing recipe.

    However, when I watch the world cup, it has to be guacamole!!!!!! Only the best guacamole made in a molcajete will do for me. One of my favorite recipes has cotija cheese, pineapple, avocados, lime juice, tomatoes, salt, onions, cilantro and fresh mandarin oranges. I don’t know why this combination works, but it does. I also enjoy a more traditional version of gauc, but this is my go to when I’m yelling out GOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLL!

  75. Noelle says:

    Calbee Seaweed & Salt, salty with a hint of sweetness. <3

  76. Jade Sheldon says:

    Guacamole is my go to. My secret is adding the juice of fresh limes that have been placed on the grill. Also plenty of small diced red onion & jalapeno for a little texture & spice…

  77. Bach says:

    Chips and all the dips, or Chinese takeout. Maybe both at the same time.

  78. Margaret says:

    Because I don’t have TV anymore, I actually like to go to the pub to watch a game and then it is whatever looks like the best snacks on the menu. If I do watch a game online, then I seem to think first about which craft beer to be drinking. That being said, I always like a good plate of nachos, or some nicely spiced roasted nuts.

  79. Jennifer says:

    Any game is a reason to eat chips and guacamole!!

  80. Caitlin says:

    Sour cream and onion chips!

  81. Becca Lloyd says:

    I’m a nacho fan–I use my fave recipe from Bon appetit and it disappears instantly!

  82. Sharon says:

    Spicy chicken and sausage gumbo, jambalaya, fried shrimp. Boudin balls! Cheesecake in little squares.

  83. Andrea Lindsay says:

    My all time favorite snacks to eat would be stuffed mushrooms, artichoke dip, fried chipotle wings….too many favorite snacks to name!

  84. Ming says:

    I make a queso dip with velveeta cheese and chili con carne!

  85. Betsy R says:

    Guac and chips!

  86. sharon t says:

    thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  87. donna says:

    buffalo wings are my favorite to snack on during the game

  88. Jeff says:

    Love some chips and salsa for games!

  89. Linda says:

    My favourite game snack is nachos with tortillas, guacomole, cheese, olives and peppers.

  90. Kata says:

    I love chicken wings, especially in combination with any sports game.

  91. Joanne says:

    A pizza with extra sauce and veggies and cheese!

  92. James says:

    Nothing beats getting a nice hot box of pizza with the works, delivered with an icy cold beer on a nice Sunday morning.

  93. Anna says:

    In Israel there are two popular snacks: bamba which is a peanut flavored snack shaped like a circus peanut and the other is Bisli a grill flavored msg perfection shaped like fusili. On their own they’re pretty bomb but you can also push the Bisli into the bamba so the hold together and there u have it. A zen like balance, ying yang, peanut butter-grill.

  94. Brenda Penton says:

    My favourite to eat is boneless buffalo wings with ranch dip

  95. Corisa Jubinsky says:

    not gonna lie, a refreshing mojito is always a great game time snack ;)

  96. Chris Dore says:

    There’s nothing better then Cheese Fondue- Soft Pretzels and an Ice Cold Beer!
    Want to get crazy- Add jalapeno to the Fondue along with some beer!!
    SOOO Cheesy So Delicious!

  97. Emily R says:

    We’re Canadiens fans, so boo, but our fav game day foods are chicken wings and cheese fries. We never say no to a good poutine, though, because Canada :)

  98. LaTanya says:

    I like chips and dip for a snack.

  99. Tiki Windley says:

    My favorite snack is an Italian sausage and cream cheese- stuffed, bacon-wrapped jalapeno pepper. It’s pork squared!

  100. Lyn Elkind says:

    Hi Steph, these rings sound wonderful and anything with garlic and jalapeno must be wonderful Add some wings to that aioli for dipping and i would be in heaven. Thank you for your blog, my daughter is returning from 5 years in Asia (Japan and Oz) and I am looking forward to showing off your recipes.

  101. Morgan Arritola says:

    Favorite game foods….chili. Go figure but I like to feel like I’ve eaten something! Oh, and add really good smoked salmon, cream cheese, crackers to the mix. I guess I care more about the food than the game!

  102. Dee Kay says:

    I love love love hosting game day parties! Gives me an excuse to cook up a snack storm that I normally wont make for myself. A do it yourself taco and nacho bar are my usual staples – I set my table out with aaaaaaall the fixings and have my guests go to town on them.

  103. Now that I have seen your onion rings – I want these. I will eat anything. Ice cream is a favorite though.

  104. Rachel says:

    I have to say, I’ve never watched the Stanley Cup. But my game watching go to is definitely tortilla chips, fresh salsa, and homemade guac.

  105. Erin says:

    Definitely hot wings (and Buffalo cauliflower for the veggie friends!) and any chip/dip combo!! Go Sharks!

  106. Meredith says:

    A fair weather Capitals fan here! But during any sporting game its gotta be sticky hot/sweet chicken wings!! I esp love using your recipe for baked crispy wings!

  107. Cate says:

    I almost always make Bob Armstrong dip for game-watching parties. It’s queso with taco meat mixed in, topped with a dollop of sour cream and guacamole. My favorite!

  108. Mary C says:

    The big game for us is Wrestlemania–the only “sport” we both like. Every year, we stockpile bad-for-us app and snack recipes until the big day, then we batter and fry and saucify all the things. Almost every year, we make hand-cut fries and some form of chicken wing/tender/nugget.

    A glorious addition was onion straws: thinly sliced and soaked in buttermilk, dredged in a spicy flour concoction, then fried till lacey and crisp. Served with some ranch dressing and a side of antacid!

    Some years we finish off with a little sweet: apple cider donuts, tempura candy bites, or funnel cake. One year we discovered cherry bombs: wrap a marischino cherry in a strip of crescent dough or pie crust. Fry until golden then immediately drop into powdered or granulated sugar and roll to coat.

    Gluttony and wrasslin’ somehow go together.

  109. kaela says:

    my favorite game food is nachos!

  110. tracy k says:

    i could eat wings all day everyday but especially during the Super Bowl

  111. Ellie says:

    I absolutely love chunky homemade guacamole and tortilla chips

  112. danny says:

    hands down, my favorite game food is seven layered dip plus the scooping tortilla chips

  113. Jenni Eby says:

    The airline sounds great! I love making jalapeño popper dip to go with toasted bread rounds for games. Easy recipe, I found the one I use on Pinterest.

  114. Chris says:

    Not a huge hockey fan, but a big fan of onion rings!

  115. Greta says:

    I am partial to anything you can dip a chip into! And cookies of course.

  116. Laura says:

    Hockey is so much fun to watch! I’ll admit I know pretty much nothing about the rules but it’s so exciting! Chips and queso dip is probably my fave game time snack. There’s just something about that melty/crunchy combo.

  117. Samantha says:

    Those onion rings look amazing! My perfect game day snack is a mix of onion rings and French fries because I always want both. Onion rings that are super crunchy and fries that are slightly soft.

  118. Kathleen says:

    Wings! Or seven layer dip. Or…any kind of dip. I saw a recipe for seven layer buffalo chicken dip, and I think that might become my dip nirvana.

  119. Jillian Too says:

    I usually love wings but lately I’ve been hooked on buffalo chicken monkey bread. You stuff the bread with the chicken and blue cheese. Then you add extra buffalo sauce and ranch to the pan when baking. It’s gooey delicious,

  120. Tracey Young says:

    Chips and salsa, definitely!

  121. Ashley says:

    My favourite meal/snack would be either pizza or soft pretzels with cheese dipping sauce!

  122. Michelle Bialy says:

    I love eating nachos while watching game, any and all kinds of nachos! However, lately I’ve been making some killer Hawaiian style nachos and they are amazing. IMO nachos have to have queso cheese, I want my nachos oozing with cheese, not covered in dry crusty cheese.

  123. Hui says:

    Wings are always a classic!

  124. Eugenie Lieberman says:

    Here in Florida it would have to be guac and chips.

  125. Erin Morrissey says:

    My boyfriend and I watch basketball ( The Warriors) and football ( The WSU Cougars) and ALWAYS have queso dip (velveeta and all!) with homemade pretzels and mini corn dogs and home made bbq sauce. No game is complete with out friends and snacks!!

  126. Elizabeth says:

    I love chunky guacamole with Fritos and seven layer dip (I pretend it’s healthy because it has tomatoes, beans and avocado). Either of these with a homemade margarita is amazing.

  127. Sean says:

    Homemade chicken wings right out of the oven + blue cheese dressing + celery sticks

  128. Kristen D says:

    Guacamole is always my favorite for easy and delicious snacking food

  129. Esther says:

    Tortilla chips and Hummus.

  130. Neil says:

    I love eating jalapeno popper dip. It is easy to make….a combo of fresh and pickled jalapenos, creme cheese, mayo/greek yog, and old chedder. Bake and top with panko. I like eating it with tortilla chips but reg potato chips would work as well. Gotta be washed down with beer, especially because hockey and beer are as Canadian as it gets.

    also love the onion rings recipe…i have made them before and do need some tlc but are def worth it!

  131. Bianca says:

    buffalo chicken dip! and taco dip! a whole dip medley with pretzels and pita chips

  132. I’m not a fan of watching sports, but I am a HUGE fan of nachos. When I make them myself, it’s usually just some meat and cheese nuked on tortilla chips, but I’m especially a fan of plain ballpark nachos (though not the $).

  133. Rachael says:

    I recently found your blog and have been following it religiously ever since! I’m from Wisconsin, and we ALWAYS make fried cheese curds while watching football. I never realized that most people outside of the midwest and Canada don’t even know what they are. Maybe you could come up with a recipe and help spread the knowledge :)

  134. Cynthia says:

    Good ol’ Ruffles and sour cream!! That counts as a snack, right? ;)

  135. Sascha Alvarez says:


  136. Barb says:

    I have been wanting to try and make onion rings for agessss. I usually make a kick as guac and chips. And sangria or margs, of course.

  137. Janette says:

    I absolutely adore snacking! Somehow, snacking while watching a game makes each bite even more delectable! My go-to game day snack is a chunky fusion of salsa and guacamole with chips! In the salsa, I add lots of tomatoes, red onions, chunks of avo, lime and the secret ingredient – cilantro! I’m salivating just thinking about it!

  138. Rachel says:

    I can never get enough of 7 layer dip and Trader Joe’s corn chips. It will never go out of style for me!

  139. Liz N says:

    I love to eat mini pigs in a blanket – cocktail wieners wrapped in crescent rolls. Easy and delicious!

  140. Terran Wheeling says:

    Pulled pork nachos.

  141. Melissa Taylor says:

    I’ll definitely be snacking on nachos and whatever I happen to have in the fridge thrown into egg roll wrappers (because everything’s better as an egg roll) while I’m watching my Penguins bring home the cup!

  142. Nancy says:

    I love eating Guac and chips while watching the game or in general Netflixing! Salsa,onion rings and wings also some my favorite staples!

    Thanks for chance to win Vitamix (my magic bullet just bite the bullet speaking of which)


  143. JK says:

    Nachos with cheese, jalapeno peppers, and ground beef are easy to bake and go well with hockey.

  144. allison says:

    hummus and crackers. the ones from trader joes with the rye seeds in them.

  145. Jena says:

    I like to snack on chips and queso, then some fantastic chocolate!

  146. Suzi says:

    My favourite snack when I’m watching the game is onion rings — just thinking about it makes my mouth water

  147. Lindsay says:

    Definitely homemade Kettle Corn – sweet, salty, crunchy. The perfect snack! And it goes nicely with the requisite beer for your Stanley Cup viewing pleasure :)

  148. Megan Toews says:

    My favourite snacks to eat during the game is WINGS and NACHOS. LOTS of salt and cold crisp beer! I also love when my family does perogies and cabbage rolls with a big pot of beet borstche!

  149. Janice says:

    I love to eat anything that has a dip! Potato chips, French fries, onion rings.
    See anything!

  150. maddie says:

    buffalo chicken dip!! i’m simple.

  151. Dawn Aubrey says:

    My all-time favourite hockey game meal is weineroni. It was a childhood special meal. Like you, I lived in a hockey-as-family-night family. Mom used to make creamy, homemade, stovetop macaroni and cheese with bite-sized pieces of boiled hot-dog wieners. It may sound cringeworthy…I know….but nothing made us happier as kids. Now, as an adult I buy better quality wieners and I float on the “good times of childhood memories” feelings associated with that dish. He shoots, he scores!!!! [Insert loud applause]. ;)

  152. Hilary says:

    Fried jalapeno poppers! Might have to bake them soon.

  153. Megan says:

    I love combining a cube of membrillo and a slice of chorizo on a toothpick. The mix of salty/spicy/sweet is so wonderful.

  154. Paul says:

    Can’t beat the standard hummus and fresh pita. If I’m feeling fancy, I sometimes top the hummus with slices of grilled lamb.

  155. Carly says:

    I am so trying these onion rings! My favorite game food has to be a good spicy cheesesteak sandwich…or nachos piled high with all the fixings. Or why not both?

  156. Nicole says:

    My favorite game-time snack would have to be nachos — with everything on them.

  157. Amanda says:

    Obsessed lately with the Love Dip at Central Market here in Austin, Texas. Cream cheese flavored with onion, tomato, tarragon, lemon and garlic… hard to go wrong!

  158. Stefan says:

    Good tortilla chips and this really weird, cheap spinach and water chestnut dip that I’ve only ever seen at Grocery Outlet. which is kinda sketchy, Made it this far, though…

  159. Adrienne desrosiers says:

    Nachos de luxe!!! Wings and Poutine :)

  160. Jan says:

    I love snacking on homemade baked root veggie chips. They go so well with beer! For main I like to have beef dip, fajitas or grilled cheese. And don’t forget dessert! 3rd period is when I’d bust out cookies, ice cream or whatever sweets I can find.

  161. Taylor N. says:

    Buffalo cauliflower bites! With blue cheese, of course.

  162. Caroline says:

    Chicken wings all the way! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  163. Taemin Ahn says:

    Getting ready for more hockey snacks now that the Sharks are in the Stanley Cup finals for the first time! We like wings during games, marinated in sweet tea before they’re battered and fried.

  164. I had no idea you were also from Canada! Represent! Love the Stanley Cup eats! Love the blog, gorgeous photos, the foods, especially the spam onigirazu! And the fried chicken grilled cheeses!! Big love all the way from Phnom Penh, Cambodia xoxo

  165. Phil Wilson says:

    Wings and cedar plank nachos on the BBQ.

  166. Sarah says:

    I like eating wings

  167. Chris says:

    Nachos nachos nachos!! Old fashioned, thick, crispy corn tortilla chips layered with the ground beef/beans with taco seasoning onions; and then topped with jalepenos,cheddar and mozzeralla cheese, pico do gallo, guacamole, and sour cream! With extra guacamole and salsa on the side. Plus cold cold beer!

  168. Adam says:

    Best game day snack have to be homemade egg rolls, keep it simple with cabbage, carrots and pork along with some training and they can be beat! Don’t forget the dippin sauce

  169. Celina says:

    My must-have snack for watching the game is always wings! So good!

  170. Dixie says:

    Que Pasa Tortilla Chips with Guacamole and Mango Salsa! yummmmmm
    Oven baked crispy wings are also a must!

  171. Mark Szocik says:

    wowow this is just what I needed for my party.Looks fantastic and easy..My guests will flip just like the puck.
    Thank You.

  172. allison says:

    that tower is phenomenal!! i always need guacamole (i’m originally from arizona, it’s practically mandatory) and i love me some spinach artichoke dip with crab (now that i live in DC!).

  173. Kristin says:

    As a fellow Canadian living in America, my fav hockey watching snack (other than a cold beer) is most def a bag of ketchip chips!!! So sweet and salty and vinegary. Yum!!

  174. Amber says:

    I love anything with cheese for sports parties…. nachos, queso fundido, 7-layer dip. yum.

  175. Amy Schmitt says:

    Easy, peasy – popcorn popped with olive oil, sea salt and sprinkled with fresh Parmesan.

  176. Kristie says:

    The onion rings sound yummy! I love grilled jalapeño poppers. I halve them, fill with seasoned cream cheese then grill until tender. So worth the effort!

  177. Sara says:

    Pens are all set to win this thing! My favorite watch party food is always chips and dip. Guacamole, French Onion, Taco dip, doesn’t matter as long as there are chips and pretzels to get the dip to my mouth.

  178. Morgan says:

    I want all the things I never normally eat! Especially crockpot velveeta cheese dip with jarred salsa and shredded chicken and jalapeño poppers straight outta the box and into the deep fryer!!!! Mmmmmm yes please.

  179. Lisa says:

    Wangs! Chicken wings are a legit addiction and they are a perfect hockey snack. Go Oilers!

  180. Julie says:

    I love eating chili nachos!

  181. Molly says:

    Homemade poutine all the way!!

  182. Sarah says:

    My favorite snack for game day is always spinach dip! I make a beeline whenever I see it on the snack table.

  183. Jenna says:

    These look so yummy! Great snack to watch hockey with. My favorite snack to watch the Stanley Cup playoffs is clasic chicken wings covered in Frank’s hot sauce. yummy! It will help with the sadness that the Kings and Black Hawks aren’t in the final game.

  184. Jeanne says:

    Yummy burger and fries are my fav

  185. sebastien Huynh trudeau says:

    Fried chicken for the Habs game! Back in the days, with my dad, it was KFC, but now, karrage style with super spicy sauce mmm! Hoping to make the playoff next year – Seb from Montreal :)

  186. Steph Sia says:

    Gotta be beer and nachos when watching ANY type of game. Whether it’s hockey or football, nachos and beer an absolute must!!! Can’t beat that cheesy crunchy goodness!

  187. Julie says:

    Homemade pretzels with beer cheese sauce!

  188. Karen says:

    Onion rings are a fantastic idea. I like having a mix of sweet and salty foods to snack on, and I usually go with goldfish crackers and tangerines (maybe I have a penchant for orange coloured foods?). Great post btw! I always look forward to your new blog posts.

  189. ChristinaW says:

    No game is complete without a bowl of tortilla chips and dip – any kind of dip: salsa, guac, chili cheese….

  190. Ashley says:

    My favourite playoff game snack is Canadian poutine! Crispy fries, topped with Quebec cheese curds and gravy.

  191. Anne-Marie says:

    Oh, nostalgia! Reading your post reminded me of the days when the Canadiens were ALWAYS in the playoffs, when you’d watch the games in May with windows wide open to hear the entire neighborhood roar when the Habs scored! As Archie and Edith used to say…those were the days.

    Oh, yeah! The food. Does beer count as food? Number 1, pizza; number 2, chips, salsa and any other dip; number 3, anything that would be available during intermission because that’s when the serious eating took place.

    May the best team win!
    The Montrealer

  192. Old Dutch Jalapeno and Cheddar Chips and some hot wings

  193. Camilla says:

    I always put together a big cheese board complete with all the usual players as well as fun spreads, a big, fresh, crusty baguette, fruit, nuts, jerky, etc.

    And, obviously, ~all the wine~ :-)

  194. Erin says:

    If I had to pick just one snack…it would have to be fries with poutine or some other crazy mess of delicious toppings. Thanks for the giveaway – I’ve been trying to save up for a Vitamix :)

  195. Willy says:

    My favorite snack is Kenji’s recipe! His Xi’an-Style Oven-Fried Chicken Wings

  196. Kevin says:

    I like Montreal smoked meat (lean) sliders with pickled peppers and cold beer (with a sprinkle of black pepper)!

  197. Mel says:

    Super Nachos with all the homemade fixins!! Guac, fermented salsa, shredded chicken,black bean dip, lettuce, cilanto,and giant dollop of strained full fat yogurt.

  198. Iona says:

    Popcorn with nutritional yeast, apple cider vinegar and melted butter with lots of salt.

  199. Daisy says:

    :) Ooh, that time when Alex Burrows scored 11 seconds into overtime during the playoffs against the Bruins. Now that was magical–plus, all of the delicious finger foods that people brought over. Funny enough, crunchy and flavorful sour cream and onion ring chips and tower of spicy Vietnamese lemongrass chicken wings were super popular snacks!

    P.S.: That onion ring Stanley Cup tower! I’d take that in a heartbeat.

  200. brittany says:

    Lately, baked ham and spicy pimento cheese sliders!

  201. jaime says:

    Homemade popcorn in my air popper with melted butter and lots of salt. Simple but nothing tastes better!

  202. Rae says:

    I love chips and salsa! They’re a food group right?! There is something so fresh and wonderfully spicy about salsa. And the chips? I love the ones that are a little thicker and that don’t break under the weight of the mound I scoop on to them. Simple and yummy!

  203. Melissa says:

    Favorite snack for the game is NACHO’s!!! With beef, cheese, tomatoes, red peppers and green onions. Baked up nice and crispy in the oven.

  204. Traci says:

    I have fond memories of watching the McGill hockey team play and drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows (+ a glug of Baileys).

  205. caryssa says:

    spinach dip + chips!

  206. Hannah K says:

    Guacamole! Avocados are everything I want always :D

  207. Ivy says:

    I really love pizza dip! It’s super cheesy and melty and you can dip practically anything into it. My personal favorite is thing to dip in is celery sticks (but to be fair, they’re my favorite thing to dip into anything).

  208. Isabella says:

    Tator tot nachos! Tator tots sprinkled with taco seasoning covered in cheese, bacon, jalepenos, sour cream and cilantro. So good!

  209. Spencer says:

    In an ideal world, every game I watch includes queso dip—most recently, that’s meant queso made with spicy nduja. The greatest.

  210. bl says:

    Nachos with all the toppings!

  211. Brad says:

    Chips and rice crackers!

  212. JASON COLLIER says:

    Buffalo wing nachos. Shred the meat off freshly fried wings and put over some nachos.

  213. Melissa Miles says:

    I’ve always been partial to garlic bbq wings and sausage dip!!! This looks divine ?

  214. lucyo says:

    All we need is home made general tao chicken wings, some cold brews and lots of napkins. yuuumy!

  215. Michele says:

    Nachos are my go-to game watching food! Extra guac please!

  216. Kristi says:

    We have a pizza oven in the backyard and I like ve to experiment with pizzas. Our current faves are clam and garlic whit wine sauce and a weird one jalapeño, green olive and pineapple. Sounds strange but really works!

  217. Lauren says:

    Nachos and buffalo chicken dip. Nothin better than hosting a dip party!

  218. julie r.r. says:

    i love chips and dip or something with guacamole like little tacos!

  219. Fatimah S. says:

    sticky chili garlic wings I like to roast them to get a really crisp skin and toss them in the sauce which is made from chili garlic paste soy sauce a little brown sugar + honey sesame seeds and lots green onions so yummy ?

  220. I had no idea you were Canadian!! Um, I love you even more now! We love watching the game with st. Ambroise apricot beer and a big bowl of guacamole!

  221. Kara says:

    We love to make up a big tray of oven nachos (cookie sheet sized) – fresh corn chips, layers of shredded spicy chicken, jalapeño’s, pinto beans, chopped tomatoes, spring onions and lots and lots of queso – with bowls of salsa, sour cream and guacamole on the side. YUMM!

  222. Tracy Yeezy says:

    My favourite snack while watching the game is homemade tacos. I make the guacamole and salsa from scratch, fresh lime, sea salt, red onions, garlic, salt, pepper, red pepper and sometimes BACON if I have it in the house. Seriously delicious and so simple! Love, love, love your blog. Cheers! Tracy

  223. julia says:

    chicken wings – both spicy & the sweet soy sauce versions & a side of jalapeno poppers

  224. Elme Jordaan says:

    This aioli sounds so yummy! I’ve only recently gotten more into hockey much to the pleasure of my partner as I am an avid snack maker! I love a Ricotta/goat cheese based dip with fresh peas and mint, a splash of good olive oil and fresh cracked pepper. You can put it on anything! I choose toasty pitas, my boyfriend prefers to dip cheesy Doritos ?

  225. Brian says:

    Fried stuffed squash blossoms. Filled with pulled pork and ricotta cheese.

  226. Flygirl K says:

    Hockey playoffs call for poutine! And maybe a beavertail for dessert!

  227. Emily says:

    We love fresh fried okra! It is easy to pop a handful of the crunchy and salty bitesize snacks in your mouth without missing any action. It is always a crowd pleaser! We cut up fresh okra, dip it in buttermilk and then a flour/cornmeal mixture before frying in a large pan until brown. Remove from oil and place on paper towels to drain. Lightly salt. Perfect with just salt but also good dipped in hot sauce. Yum!!

    Thanks for considering my entry! I would be thrilled to win a vitamix!

  228. Denise says:

    My families favourite meal to eat while watching the game is a big pot of Caribbean chicken curry. Nothing like the spicy dish with a cold beer.

  229. Sophie says:

    Give me a bowl of pepperoncini kettle chips, any day. Maybe even the whole bag.

  230. Grace Youn says:

    My favorite game day snack are bacon wrapped jalepeño poppers! I fill them with seasoned ground beef and have ranch and queso as dipping options!

  231. Robyn says:

    Roasted nuts … Just like being at the game!

  232. Stef says:

    Something about a big cheesy plate of loaded (with everything and anything) nachos that I can’t resist during a game…even if I’m not that interested in the sport!

  233. Amy says:

    Must-have snack: thin crispy tortilla chips and plenty of guac! Preferably chunky with finely minced red onion and a little chipotle Tabasco for a hint of smoke. Maybe I’ll try your onion rings next time, though!

  234. Logan Pernikoff says:

    Buffalo chicken anything! Wings, Dip, sandwiches, sliders. Mmmmm

  235. Elise D. says:

    Guacamole!! With green chiles and lots of garlic. *drool* You also can’t go wrong with some crudités :)

  236. Yaya Lee says:

    I’m a very simple girl: onion flavored chips dipped in combination of sour cream and yogurt. The latter is because the consistency of sour cream here in the US is denser compared to that from where I grew up, Hungary. If you didn’t know just FYI Hungarians eat sour cream with everything. (Surely that little trivia deserves a Vitamix! ??)

  237. Madison says:

    My fav game time snack is chips! Usually too stressed to worry about making anything fancy!

  238. Melanie says:

    I have to make onion rings again! We don’t use the fryer enough (probably a good thing, huh?!)

  239. Alexandra Robertson says:

    Currently, watching the game! MY favorite eat while watching is buffalo wings with. blue cheese dressing and celery! I am dying for a Vitamix!

  240. Carrie Lawfer says:


  241. pokaman says:

    Buffalo chicken wings and tater tots are a must! I love my tots to be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and dipped in BBQ sauce. YUM!!

  242. I love making nachos with black beans, TONS of veggies (bell peppers, tomatoes, green onions) and load them up with pepper jack cheese. Top with Greek yogurt in place of sour cream.

  243. Priscilla Leong says:

    I’m definitely a big fan of spicy chicken wings and onion rings with fry sauce while watching the games.

  244. Julie F. says:

    Those rings, tho! *drooling* My staple game time snack is usually baked nachos, layered with extra sharp and pepper jack cheese. Topped with salsa verde, sour cream, avocado and tomatoes. Oh so good…

  245. Karl says:

    Nachos, nachos, nachos. Always, nachos. And some beer.

  246. Rabia Khan says:

    I love having spicy Asian chicken wings coated with a soy, chilli and honey glaze. Perfect combo of all the sticky sweet exciting flavours you want during an intense game. I coat them with lots of black and white sesame seeds as well as fresh cilantro. No dip needed, just a whole load of Stellas to go around!!

  247. Amelia Wong says:

    Deep fried garlic cloves!! Yummmm

  248. Yay, hockey! Now that we live in Detroit, I see it as another game to add to the list of sports I know nothing about, but will gladly come over to “watch.” And by that, I mean eat snacks. We’ve done bacon wrapped dates stuffed with chevre fairly frequently, as they go over well and are easy, but I’m partial to seven layer Mexican dip because cheeeeeese. : )

  249. Krista-Lee says:

    My favourite game day snacks are: loaded nachos, buffalo chicken dip with tortilla chips and of course wings with dill sauce…. And either beer or a Caesar to wash it all down with!!

  250. Nicte says:

    Cod cakes! same idea as a crab cake but we use salted cod and add smoked paprika to give them a kick! Delicious as is but also amazing paired with a lemon heavy aioli or a spicy aioli! My other all time favorite snack are molletes, or as my father calls them, Mexican pizza. French bread rolls topped with creamy refried beans, cheese, jalapenos, avocado and salsa. My mouth is watering.

  251. Edward says:

    Homemade Buffalo butter chicken wings!

  252. Will says:

    Definitely bacon wrapped jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese!

  253. Maricor says:

    I love jalapeños stuffed with cream cheese wrapped in bacon and smoked on a smoker. Also love buffalo chicken wings!!

  254. Kristen says:

    Got to have chips and homemade salsa!! Let’s go Pens!!!

  255. Abby says:

    nachos with leftover chili on top! Omnomnom :)

  256. Yan says:

    My favorite snack to eat while watching is takoyaki. It’s the perfect size and so flavorful.

  257. Dani K says:

    My favourite snacks for game watching aren’t deep fried, unless someone else is making them! I prefer having less last-minute mess to stress about. Oven fries and veggies with an assortment of dips or an antipasti spread!

  258. Allison says:

    We are eating Dungeness crab with garlic butter, cellophane noodles and beer while rooting for the Sharks! Would love to win a Vitamix and make some fruity milkshakes now that summer fruit is coming in ?

  259. Laura says:

    My favourite game time snack is probably mozzarella sticks and marinara sauce! It’s such a special food for my boyfriend and I, we have them every time. And you can’t beat melty cheese!

  260. Jessica Vaughn says:

    My fav is a Mexican layer dip…the only must have layers are refried beans, spiced up cream cheese and shredded cheese. Everything else is up in the air.

  261. Noel R. says:

    Skyline dip, always! Cincinnati chili, cream cheese, onions, and LOTS of shredded cheddar.

  262. Leila says:

    My favourite game-time (anytime) snack is chip salad. It’s as simple as it sounds to make but infinitely more satisfying than you would imagine.

  263. Robin says:

    I’m a big fan of making pretzel bites and tons of dips for them. I love chewy pretzels with salt on top!

  264. Leslie says:

    I miss watching hockey in Canada! Since we relocated to the States, it just hasn’t been the same. But we still have the same snack now as then: devils on horseback! Stuff some date with little chunks of parmesan or a marcona almond, wrap in scrap of bacons, skewer with toothpicks, and roast until everything is crackling, melted, and delicious!

  265. Christina says:

    Guacamole, hands down.

  266. sara says:

    I reeeeeally wish I was writing about something more fancy…but I will forever love the perverse combination of Rotel (you know, canned tomatoes with a hint of heat) and melted Velveeta for dippin’ chips in. If you’re feeling extra ambitious, cook up some ground italian sausage and throw it in the mix. A side of pizza rolls makes this the perfect snack-game day or otherwise.

  267. Ya says:

    Pigs in a blanket are always my first choice when watching sports games!

  268. Lily Sheng says:

    I love dipping french fries in ice cream!

  269. Laura says:

    My favorite thing to eat during the game (and any game or get together really) is seven layer dip. With chips and crisp veggies to dip into all the goodness ?

  270. Sean Avery says:

    Got to say I love eating some Siracha chicken wings watching HNIC!

  271. Jenn s says:

    Buffalo chicken Dip.. The best of both worlds.. Chicken wings and a creamy delicious dip! Xo.

  272. Gabrielle says:

    bacon wrapped mushrooms, corn with shoyu butter, guacamole & salsa annnndd spicy wings!

  273. Julie Thompson says:

    Roasted duck, NY cheesecake…anything themed for the rival. :) Go Kings Go!

  274. Joan says:

    I am like a lot of the commenters above and am a fan of Chips and Guacamole as my game time snack. Right now I am really into making pico de gallo too and mixing that with the avocados to make a pico de guacamole. When I don’t have those ingredients though I add salsa in a pinch. Don’t have chips? I go with cucumber and carrots! Oh and go Sharks :P!!!!!!

  275. lilly c says:

    Homemade nachos. I make my own cheddar cheese sauce and throw it on the chips. Toss on some black beans, salsa, hella homemade jalapeno rings, lemon lime soaked onions (you gotta try it), crema and then i dig in! I make them in individual bowls because they are super messy and that way you can dig with wild abandon!

  276. Denise Kwok says:

    My favourite snack is definitely kettle corn. The best kind is from Boom Chicka Pop! I can eat the whole bag in one sitting….

  277. Cheryl L says:

    Homemade chili nachos! Fritos scoops loaded with beef chili, shredded Mexican blend cheese, queso fresco, guacamole, pico de gallo, black bean and corn salsa, black olives, cilantro lime crema, salsa verde and sriracha!

  278. erica says:

    Our go to snack has to be nachos with pull pork and salt and pepper wings. Just the perfect beer companion!

  279. Mabel says:

    I grew up watching the rugby sevens and a lot of football (and I don’t mean the American kind!). We just used to munch on a lot of Asian snacks! Like shrimp chips, pocky sticks or dried seasoned ramen. So much salt and MSG, but soo goood.

  280. Laurie Stewart says:

    For me nothing says hockey party like pizza. Almost every year my family has pizza and watches the first Oilers game of the season together. Fingers crossed that it won’t be too long before I’m having pizza/playoff parties to watch the Oilers there!

  281. Kellen says:

    I was watching basketball today instead of hockey, but snacking is still key!
    Today it was sour gummy bears and popcorn : )

  282. Sarah A. says:

    Homemade chilli with all the toppings and jalapeño cornbread with bacon jam for the win!

  283. megan cee says:

    big games require all the things to be buffalo’ed.

  284. Cathy says:

    Piping hot mini soft pretzels, FTW!! I usually make them for big events like the Super Bowl but they’re such a treat that I should make them more often. I love dipping them in some
    homemade coarse grained mustard that has a kick to it. These usually get gobbled up in mere minutes!

  285. Sara Rai says:

    Thanks for the review. I would definitely say we enjoy ketchup chips or fries on game/movie nights. Simple to grab, when too focused on the screen:)

  286. Lori says:

    Easy – always nachos. Guacamole is the BEST. Thanks for giveaway.

  287. Erin says:

    I am a potato chip and onion dip fan. The dip has to be made with the dried soup packets and the chips have to be wavy. It is terrible, but so good!

  288. Camille says:

    Poutine of course!! Nothing is more Canadian than fresh cut fries smothered in cheese curds ans gravy.

  289. Jen says:

    Crispy homemade baked potato wedges dipped in….lots and lots of mayonnaise.

  290. Yoojin says:

    game food has to be chips with all the dip- hummus, guacamole, salsa… that way you get a variety and eat endlessly :)

  291. Jeff says:

    spinach and artichoke dip

  292. Camille says:

    Truly lowest common denominator, but I do love me some Frito dip (jarred Frito cheese dip, ground pork, and scallions.)

  293. Ling C. says:

    I love snacking on Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno poppers with ranch dipping sauce. Can’t get enough of the spicy pepper stuffed with cream cheese, scallion and cheddar…and who doesn’t love bacon? Bacon makes everything better.

  294. Tarah says:

    Yes, we’re huge hockey fans. My husband actually turned me on to it when we started dating. It started as me tagging along just to spend time with him and now I’m wearing the jerseys and talking the talk! We’re from Michigan so we’re Detroit Red Wings fans. They’re not doing that awesome as of lately but I have faith once the team readjusts from all the retirements, we’ll be back in the saddle!

    I like to serve nachos when we’re at home, watching the game. They’re easy to add odds & ends to and make personal depending on taste. Plus finger foods are awesome when you’re holding a beer in the other hand! haha! These onion rings look amazing, I’m going to try them out for sure!

  295. Sarah says:

    My favorite snack for the game (whether hockey or football) is chili dip! But not a fancy foodie chili dip, my mom’s classic dip which is made of cream cheese, a can of hormel chili and a bag of cheddar cheese (plus 5 minutes in the microwave). Instant nostalgia :D

  296. Keyan says:

    I am so into your Taiwanese Meat Sauce that I serve it at all my parties lately. With rice and sauteed greens.
    But, dessert is ice cream pie with granola crust. Yum!

  297. Christine says:

    I love homemade taco dip with blue corn chips!

  298. Emily says:

    My favorite game time food is a tall plate of nachos, loaded with guac, and beans, and salsa, and whatever else I have in the kitchen!

  299. Lindsey says:

    Being 8 months pregnant, my cravings make my go-to snack choice simple: ice cream. Specifically, what I have come to call the “Honey Sunday”. A scoop or two of some really good vanilla bean ice cream, a dash of cinnamon, a drizzle of honey (which becomes gloriously thick on the cold ice cream) and some pecan halves that I’ve quickly toasted and salted in butter.

  300. Fiona says:

    Little pigs in blankets made with spicy Japanese sausages and brioche dough

  301. Brian says:

    Anything buffalo – wings, buffalo chicken dip, or dive all-in with a buffalo chicken sandwich. And LOTS of blue cheese!

  302. Laura S says:

    My favorite game-day snack has always been buffalo chicken dip, it’s spicy, creamy, cheesy, melty, and very greasy – complete perfection!

  303. Becky says:

    Potato chips: The world’s most perfect food.

  304. amber says:

    buffalo chicken dip with a nice, cool, crunchy piece of celery to combat the heat!

  305. Kelly says:

    I love to make chicken wings – baked! I prepare them a day in advance by mixing them with baking powder and salt and then having them dry on a cooling rack in my fridge. And then I just baked them in the oven and they’re sooooo golden and crispy and delicious without having fried them! Sometimes..I’ll use the burnt fat bits though and make a chicken gravy with it! And then that’s pretty delicious even to dip with either the wings or with fries!

  306. Sarah says:

    Wings. Traditional and always at least one new recipe.

  307. Carly says:

    My favorite snack to make is spinach artichoke dip!!! It has all the cheeses one could imagine, a little mayo and hot sauce, spinach and artichoke, a little red pepper – hell, add a little crab in there! Soooooo good. With all that spinach and artichoke it’s basically a salad, right….? yeah, no.

  308. Deb says:

    jalapeno popper dip topped with crushed jalapeno cheetos!

  309. Stephanie says:

    For game day I like to go all out. It is always a struggle to pair down the options based on number of people:: homemade mozz sticks, chicken wings, fries, and onion rings accompany buffalo chicken dip, fresh salsa (sometimes to save time I make a stop at the local Mexican restaurant to pick up the chips and dip), sriracha aoli, bbq sauce… the works! But I think my personal favorite would have to be tortilla pizzas: easy, simple, and delicious. Top a tortilla with your favorite sauce and pizza toppings, and pop it in the oven until its melty and crispy. You could also leave the sauce off, make a pizza quesadilla and have your favorite sauces for dipping! Yum!

  310. Cindy McL says:

    My favorite snack to eat while watching sporting events is chips and queso. Queso is just not an indulgence I have any other time, so I look forward to it during those special occasions. Thanks!

  311. Heather S says:

    Hmmm difficult to choose just one….7 layer bean dip with chips hands down. It’s SO good, easy and clean-up is a cinch. Thanks for hosting such a RAD giveaway!

  312. Bryant says:

    Flaming hot Cheetos

  313. Aimee O says:

    I love to make nachos! Homemade queso – white cheddar cheese and whatever other melty cheeses I have laying around the fridge plus jalapenos or roasted hatch green-chiles if they’re in season. I add a ton of cilantro, tomatoes, and red onions as well. I usually put this in the oven to broil so the top can get nice and crispy while the middle stays oozy!

  314. Andrea says:

    Chicken wings, Mexican layer dip, and beer. Always beer.

  315. david says:

    It’s always pizza and beer! MOS DEF.

  316. Madeleine says:

    I think grinders is my all time favorite game food. Baguette cut lengthwise and spread one side with mayo and the other with Italian dressing. Add layers of shaved lettuce, tomato slices, provolone, Mortadella, salami, and ham and voila!

  317. Ellen says:

    we don’t have cable at home so whenever we want to watch sports we head down to the bar on the corner and order a pitcher of beer, buffalo wings, and their guinness beef stew. no regrets!

  318. Phil says:

    Jalapeno Popper Dip! I have to bake off several of them and slowly unveil each one because they disappear so fast. It’s a cream cheese base, with shredded sharp cheddar, both pickled and fresh jalapenos, topped with buttery, herbed panko bread crumbs and baked off. I like serving with Tostitos. (the only application where I ever use Tostitos – something about the powdered salt).

    – Phil from Palo Alto. (Go Sharks!)

  319. Gloria says:

    Absolutely love onion rings with a sweet Chile Sause during a game. BEST THING EVER!!!

  320. Rachel says:

    Nachos with everything on them. Any kind of cheese, beans and/or steak, guac, sour cream, cilantro, salsa!

  321. Christele says:

    Homemade nachos and beer, of course! Although I’ve zoned out since our Habs sucked this year :-(

  322. Yen says:

    I love all fried food for the games. it’s the one time I can really bing! Buffalo wings is my favorite of all… spicy, hot, salty and crispy!

  323. Amber O. says:

    Quesadillas! Always easy to mix and match. Cheesy goodness inside, just the perfect amount of crisp tortilla on the outside and always with spicy salsa. Yum!

  324. Heidi says:

    Wow, add me to the running for the Vitamix! So I ‘m actually not into sports, but game-parties are fun to go to just for the food. My go-to are definitely chicken wings. Somehow eating meat off the bone with people makes you that much closer.

    Actually the last time I had a party, I used your oven wings recipe, and prep was so easy for a large batch.

  325. Christine says:

    Sour cream and onion crisper chips and puffed “onion rings flavoured” onion rings (they actually didn’t look like onion rings – more like giant Ringalos crossed with cheese puffs with yellow and green colouring) were the treat to eat while growing in a household that didn’t have much junk food. Nowadays, Chicago Mix popcorn is the way to go!

  326. Nicole says:

    pretzel bites and nachos for us!

  327. Josh Mitchell says:

    Favorite Game Recipe? My homeade magic bacon idaho nachos…

    1) 1/2 lb Magic Bacon chopped / broken up – My take on bacon candy… make ahead
    2) 8oz Sargento thriple Cheddar
    3) ekttle cooked potato chips…

    Layer / otss all the above in a 9×13 pan and bake till melty and bubbly… didp in something tasty (ranch, blue cheese… anything really.)

  328. Gena Fang says:

    Gotta go with the classics, buffalo wings and fries with RANCH dip, yep, ranch.

  329. Orly says:

    I grew up a Habs fan, but moved to DC a few years ago. The best part of moving to DC is seeing my sister all the time – we go to every Caps game together. They’re not MY team but I’m starting to love them anyway, and this year was heart-wrenching. Not just because of our beyond stellar season performance ending at round 2, but also because my FAVOURITE game snack left the arena. Every game this season I desperately missed my loaded tater tots – tots with all the best nacho toppings. This year at home (Go Sharks? I love Joel Ward.) I’ll be eating YOUR cheddar cheese cauliflower tots with even more cheese on top, a sweet and spicy veggie chilli (with rye in it!!), and tonnnnns of jalapeños sprinkled on top. Naturally, good hoppy beer will flow alongside.

  330. emily says:

    sounds boring, but i wouldn’t snack since the games are so intense. just a cup of something to drink (juice? beer? wine?) was good enough for me.

  331. Janice says:

    Definitely love chicken wings! Alton Brown has a great recipe.

  332. Danai says:

    cheese curds with a jalapeno aioli. Greasy, crispy, cheesy goodness.

  333. Julie F. says:

    Deviled eggs. Tater tots. Chex Mix. All of the regular, boring snack stuff. :D My family was never much for doing anything that took much effort, but it still tasted great!. Oh.. and.. dill pickle wedges. :D

  334. Rachel C says:

    Favorite game food forever and always = nachos.

  335. Jackie says:

    I love to cook, but when it comes to Game Day food, I default to Rotel Dip and chips. I just want to stuff my face with spicy cheesy goodness!

  336. Tracy Arai says:

    Spam Musubis!!!

  337. Valerie Agustin says:

    Spam Musbi’s, Poke Nachos and Korean Chicken wings! YUM!

  338. Jonathan Zerbini says:

    Wings will always be go to game time snack!

  339. Samantha G says:

    I am a huge fan of dip, and my current favorite is spicy carrot. I chop the carrots into chunks, roast them until they’re nice and caramelized, then blend them with salt, pepper, olive oil, and drained cannellini beans or chickpeas until smooth. They work well with harissa, sambal oelek, or chipotle in adobo. I keep pita chips (and more carrots!) on hand for dipping.

  340. Nikki says:

    I’m not an onion ring fan, but dear god those look amazing!

    I think my favorite snack of all time may be fries, you can do so much with them! There’s a local Belgian waffle and frites house here that has about 10 different types of aioli and I love testing them all with their amazing fries.

  341. Anh says:

    Vietnamese double fried wings–super spicy and super fish saucy!

  342. Maribel F says:

    Guacamole chips, and buffalo wings,hamburger sliders always the classics . YUMMY!!?

  343. linda says:

    i love chicken wings!

  344. Kristy says:

    Sliders! With bacon, blue cheese, and fried shallot strings. Gaahhh…

  345. Meagan says:

    The simplest and most delicious dip – sour cream (or plain yogurt), spicy chunky salsa, topped with grated cheese and sprinkled with chopped green onions. Dip your tortilla chips in there and enjoy!!

  346. Carmen says:

    Nachos Supreme cuz it’s gotta be topped with sour cream and guac!

  347. Kendra McLean says:

    Southwest corn dip. Tortilla chips. Also this Canadian girl living in Texas desperately misses Herb n spice dip from Philadelphia. And old Dutch chips. Dang now I’m hungry!

  348. Heather says:

    I’ve been a hockey fan for as long as I can remember so I’m in love with that Stanley Cup tower of onion ring. My favourite snack is popcorn with truffle salt and butter… mmmm

  349. I grew up just outside of Vancouver and was lucky enough to get a job in Jasper National Park a few years ago; I’m completely hooked by the beauty and endless outdoor adventures and haven’t been able to leave since. I’m not a crazy hockey fan but one of my fondest memories of when I first moved to Jasper is when the Habs were in the playoffs a few years ago. There are a lot of French Canadians in Jasper and the energy in town was electric. I didn’t know many people so these playoff games gave me a great excuse to go out with and get to know some of my coworkers. One of the local pubs made a special poutine for the occasion, with authentic, extra squeaky cheese curds, house made dark, flavour-rich gravey, and PEI Kennebeck fries all topped off with a generous, juicy mound of Montreal smoked meat. This poutine was such a hit, everyone came to indulge and watch the game at this pub. This is by far my favourite thing to eat while watching an exciting, nail bite inducing game, one I love to recreate time and time again! Hockey and food are both excellent excuses to bring people together, and this is a fundamental part of why we love them. I’m not a food blogger, but an avid home cook and an even more avid food eater. I love your blog and would be over the moon with excitement if I could add a Vitamix to my kitchen, and exponentially increase the possibilities of my food creations.

  350. Ida says:

    As soon as a bag of chips walks into a room I can’t keep my hands out of the bag. So chips and salsa, with a close second of the healthier yet still crunchy vietnamese style fresh rolls. These onion rings will definitely be queued up though.

  351. Sarah says:

    Nachos! With extra cheese and olives.

  352. Cindy says:

    Nachos with lots of yummmmmmy toppings. Chopped tomato, onion, peppers then loaded with melted cheese goodness. Alongside with fresh salsa dip & sour cream. Yum!

  353. Annahita F says:

    I love carne asada nachos!!

  354. Yourfavouritepaul says:

    Thai style chicken wings. No dip, just extra wings..

  355. Lindsay says:

    Chex mix

  356. Christine So says:

    I love all your blog posts and your photos are so amazing!!

  357. Nga says:

    I love to have a cheese plate!

  358. Matthew Cha says:

    Those onion rings look perfect, shatteringly crunchy and perfectly golden! If I wasn’t deployed at the moment I’d be all over this recipe.

    I think my favorite snack to munch on during a big game is homemade guacamole with a good quality tortilla chip (I’m a sucker for blue corn chips). I keep the guac simple: mashed avocado, diced roma tomatoes, chopped red onion, jalapeno, freshly-squeezed lime juice, kosher salt, freshly-ground pepper, and a TON of roughly chopped cilantro. I make sure not to overmix the guac, I prefer it chunky. Every time I’ve made it, my guac has gotten rave reviews, I think it’s probably the most requested dish/snack. I always make a ton, and rarely have any leftovers (if I do, they’re gone the next day).

  359. Katie says:

    I love dips of all kinds! Guacamole, queso, buffalo chicken, spinach and artichoke….I could go on all day.

  360. Katie says:

    I love dips of all kinds! Guacamole, queso, buffalo chicken, spinach and artichoke…I could go on all day!

  361. Lindsay Moffitt says:

    I’ve gotta second some of the other commenters and say chips and queso! There’s something about that oozy, gooey, silky, shiny, molten, neon-yellow cheese sauce that hits all the right notes when drizzled over warm crispy tortilla chips and topped with pickled jalapenos or pickled red onions. All the other accoutrements are a bonus, but chips and queso is always a MUST!

  362. Helen says:

    Chicken wings! However, I don’t like buffalo wings (I know…) so parmesan garlic wings are my go to.

  363. Jeanne says:

    I love french fries with pulled pork in bulgogi seasoning, finely sliced kimchi, and sour cream topping! It sounds weird but has been proved to be a winner all around.

  364. Brenda says:

    I love buffalo chicken dip!

  365. Angelina Burkholder says:

    LOVE a really good sweet potato hummus with tons of fresh veggies and cast iron fried homemade pita.

  366. AlexisB says:

    We usually just make a cheese dip with tortilla chips and have pizza or wings! That’s my husband’s favorite.

  367. Rebecca D says:

    My go to is buffalo chicken dip! It’s easy to make so it can be made for any event – even just for yourself :)

  368. Lester says:

    I’m a simple chips man. But all sorts of chips, potato, tortilla. Plus the toppings. I guess its not actually that simple

  369. Ellen Liu says:

    Guacamole and mango salsa with chips, plus some gummy bears for my sweet tooth.

  370. Eliza C says:

    Chips and Mango Pineapple Guac!!!

  371. Dondrea says:

    I LOVE making this vegan Nacho Cheese-Dip from Hot for Food…

    I unfortunately have to run to my neighbours to borrow her Vitamix whenever I want to make it though haha.
    I’ve been saving for my own, but winning one would be too perfect!

  372. Julie says:

    I love guacamole and chips while watching the game!

  373. Ashley Cuoco says:

    Fantastic recipe for the aioli, I’m going going to have to try that one! Hands down, my fav snack for watching the game is homemade guacamole and salted tortilla chips. I love to add a ton of cilantro and lime juice to really up the freshness and pull out that avocado flavor we all love!! It’s the perfect snack to share with friends over the game. I also pairs perfectly with chipotle chicken tacos and an ice cold mojito!

  374. Francisco Torres says:

    Can’t beat having some wings.

  375. Diana Gomez says:

    I love home made jalapeño, cucumber guacamole sooo good and it goes with everything! I also love a good homemade cheese dip because honestly cheese is everything!!!

  376. Nicole Blackwell says:

    Any finger food that is made from puffed pastry and stuffed with cheese is mandatory when I’m watching a game! It’s twice as delicious when there’s spinach or mushrooms in the mix! And if that’s too specific, than French fries will do! :)

  377. Katahna Corcino says:

    Hummus with pita chips or baby carrots!!! ??

  378. Naima Smith says:

    Ginger Chicken Wings are one of my favorites. ?

  379. Lis says:

    Oh those recipes look so delicious!! Definitely a must try. Yum food:
    Home made guacamole or hummus to dip with delicious Himalayan salted chips/fries. Also some freshly baked sourdough bread with real olive oil. Mini margarita pizza with mozzarella and fresh basil. Along with one of my new addictions coconut/aloe drink with a couple icecubes. Yum!

  380. Vy says:

    My favorite “snack” while watching any sports game is my own personal bucket of fried chicken drumsticks. I prefer a wet batter with extra crunch and saltiness. :)

  381. Cynthia says:

    I love fried chicken wings!

  382. Matthew Cole says:

    My favorite game snack has to be my homemade habanero beer cheese. So hot. So cheesy. And come on, it has beer in it.

  383. Sierra says:

    I love plantains fried in coconut oil w/ sea salt and guacamole, maybe with a bowl of chili…SO good! Also homemade Reesie cups are a yummy treat to snack on. I’m not picky, I love to cook/bake and always up for new recipes to try ?

  384. prasert says:

    i love eating nachos

  385. Kristina says:

    Nachos! With the works — pulled chicken, black beans, peppers, onions, kidney beans, charred corn, GUAC, sour cream, cheddar, salsa, and lettuce (lettuce makes it a health food!).

  386. Patrick Pulver says:

    I’m originally from Louisiana, so I’m a big fan of the muffuletta as a game day sandwich. Quarter it and serve with potato chips, it’s perfect. The salty/fatiness of the salami and mortadella, the vinegar twang from the olive salad, and how the olive oil soaks into the bread, it all comes together for a perfect sandwich. The only problem is it’s impossible to find the classic bread where I’m at, so I make due with Italian.

  387. Kiran says:

    I like making cauliflower pizza with pesto and grilled chicken on it! The vitamix would be a huge help in grinding up all of the cauliflower :)

  388. RiYanne Harris says:

    Definitely gotta have the chili cheese dip. You start with chili of course. Either homemade or from a can, but if it’s from a can be sure to scrape off the grease. Then add some salsa and we use Velveeta cheese, heat it all up and eat with tortilla chips. It’s the best. And you can also top some hot dogs with it too. Maybe throw some jalapeños in it depending on your taste buds

  389. Olivia C says:

    The other day my husband and I were watching the Western Conference Finals while eating homemade beer battered onion rings. It was our first time making onion rings at home and as we were enjoying them I came across your Instagram post! Although onion rings take a little bit of time and patience, I think they are going to become our new favorite game day snack!

  390. Britton Elmore says:

    Buffalo chicken dip!!

  391. Caroline Biggs says:

    Mozzarella sticks for sure. Onion rings are a close second.

  392. Vanessa Simoneaux says:

    My husband and I love dips! Hummus, guacamole, salsa, queso, and spinach & artichoke are our favorites during game time. I would make most of them at home, but our blender sadly died a month ago. How long and dream for a Vitamix!

  393. Alissa says:

    Pizza, pizza for everything.

  394. Crystal Joy says:

    Most of the time I don’t eat when watching games…lol But when I do there’s nothing like a hot cheesey pizza with the right balance of sauce and cheese loaded with veggies! I also love LOADED nachos! Sounds absolutely amazing :o)

  395. Kendra says:

    My favourite game time snack is stuffed jalapeños! I usually full mine with cream cheese, grated cheddar, chives and some bacon!! I usually leave a few seeds in to make them extra spicy and throw them on the bbq to get grill marks. Those onion rings and aoili look amazing. I’ll be trying this recipe soon!!

  396. Meghan says:

    I am less about the game than I am about the food, so I like putting together a few options of crostini – recently, homemade blackberry jam with goat cheese and black pepper; tomato, sumac-marinated onion, and mint; and some simple prosciutto and mozarella

  397. Jeni says:

    Its tradition ..?Love me some buffalo wings and nachos With lots of cheese!!

  398. Sandi B says:

    I like to snack on almonds or sunflower seeds when I watch a game. If it’s a close game, and I have a favorite team in it, I get nervous. Snacking on those keeps me from biting my fingernails! Thanks to you and Vitamix for the chance of a win!

  399. curtis stenger says:

    cucumber dip and a fresh bag of chips. oh, and about six, ice-cold beers. :)

  400. Carlie Abbott says:

    I enjoy making and eating my sweet and spicy chicken wings for watching any game (my best friend is a Red Wings fan). Marinate them in honey, sriracha, chili paste, and franks hot sauce. Bake them covered for 30 mins on 500 degrees F and then uncover them and lower the temp to 200 degrees F and let them cook and caramelize for 3-4hrs, or until the meat falls off the bone. It is sort of an all day things, but totally worth it in the end. They are addictingly good!

  401. Shane says:

    My favorite meal would have to be Shakshuka, it’s a North African dish and I make it at work for brunch. I serve it with crispy Panelle which are crispy “chips” made from chickpea flour and some spices. The earthiness of of the panelle, with the spice from the harissa in the tomato sauce, fresh greek yogurt and perfect poached eggs is delicious. I eat it every weekend when I am working. That was a totally off topic rant, but I got sidetracked! As far as food for watching a game, I’d have no say pizza, how can you go wrong?

  402. Joe K. says:

    We have bacon wrapped chicken livers. First only use free range chicken livers then wrap each cleaned liver with half a piece of bacon. Put wrapped chicken livers on a skewer separating each with piece of onion or water chestnut. Then sprinkle all over with your favorite creole seasoning. Cook indirectly on the grill turning until bacon is cooked through, then use your favorite barbecue sauce to coat while turning livers until sauce melts all over. Go Sharks!!!!

  403. Rusty says:

    Caramel corn always gets me! And making it freshly homemade is surprisingly easy.

  404. Genie says:

    My favorite snacks are hot wings and potato chips.
    Of course I definitely need COLD beer :-)

  405. Marika says:

    My favourite sports watching food is nachos with tons of cheese, guac, salsa, and chicken or beans and sour cream. Need something sweet too, maybe peanut m&ms!

  406. Lynette says:

    Can’t go wrong with guacamole dip & chips, as I love avocados! Hummus & carrots is a good combination, too. The best snack I ever had watching a game was a friend’s homemade kimchi sausage, though.

  407. Dolly says:

    I love a blended tomatillo, avocado and jalapeno salsa served with chips. Spicy and fresh!

  408. Becca Purnell says:

    I love spinach and artichoke dip!! Yummmmmm!

  409. Janice says:

    Mini corn dogs and fully loaded nachos are my go-to game time snacks!

  410. Esther Oh says:

    Ice cold beer with KFC (Korean Fried Chicken – extra picked daikon please) and the finest selection of chips – jalapeno kettle, lime Lays and Hot Cheetos Puffs.

  411. Chia says:

    Buffalo wings are a must!

  412. Cristina Preza says:

    I love watching a game with some homemade cookies. Cookies are my weakness, I love biting into them and feeling their warmth and with their to die for taste it makes the game even more enjoyable?.

  413. Zoë says:

    I want a sweet and salty combo: sea salt pop chips with carrot hummus. I love game snacks!

  414. Tom H. says:

    I think these onion rings are just the thing for game time. The only thing more delicious would be the taste of victory in winning this Vitamix!

  415. Sarah says:

    Nachos with extra cheese and sour cream on the side!

  416. Vicki says:

    Definitely cannot resist delicious spicy wings!

  417. Cara says:

    A variety of fresh crunchy veggies and dip, salsa and tortilla chips, little cheese cubes or build it yourself taco salad bar!

  418. Angel says:

    Chili is a go to recipe , loaded with spice and I use a portion of it for loaded nachos ,also love buffalo chicken wing sliders !

  419. Amy says:

    One of the reasons I miss living near my family is going to the game with them! Once my sister and I got to play a game during half time that was displayed on the giant screen and we actually won! Good times. For snacks, definitely a huge beer and our go to food would be nachos or fries. We love some good spicy nacho cheese with tomatoes, beef and jalapeños!

  420. Hayli says:

    My favorite snack to eat while watching the game would be little smokies!! But now I’m going to have to try this recipe because I also love onion rings and never thought of making that!

  421. donna says:

    i love pizza and chips!

  422. Brenda Haines says:

    I love to bbq for the games! I’m really into college football, GO DUCKS! And I love making stuffed mushrooms, bbq smoked tri tip and potato salad.. to start :)

  423. Shoma says:

    My favorite is definitely jalapeno poppers or spicy buffalo wings with ranch.

  424. Morgan says:

    Totchos! Tater Tot Nachos! But they have to have good nacho cheese sauce, delicious meat, salsa(s, the more the better), and sour cream! As a now Minnesotan I have learned to love both hockey and totchos and they are even better together!

  425. Paige E. says:

    Spinach and artichoke dip all the way!

  426. Nicole says:

    Chicken tenders tossed in honey buffalo sauce!

  427. Angela Hendricks says:

    My favorite thing to eat while watching the game is pizza and wings! But you must have ranch to go with it and it can’t be store bought. It either has to be homemade or bought from a restaurant made on site. Brownies for dessert are always a plus!

  428. Cheryl says:

    Jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon are a must!

  429. Caroline says:

    Homemade chex/snack mix and a cold beer are a big hit for any game in our house – we throw in stale doritos, cheez-its, oyster crackers and other goodies

    Chili dogs are also a big and fun hit – we like to serve them with fritos

  430. Emma says:

    I’m a sucker for nachos or any form of cheesy carbs during a game~

  431. This looks amazing! My favorite game time snack is How Sweet Eat’s BBQ chicken dip. It is the bomb.

  432. Alice says:

    I used to watch hockey games regularly when the Canucks were still in the running for something… Anyways, now that I don’t watch any sports, the snack combo that I’ve been craving are wasabi flavoured toasted seaweed and sweet potato fries with garlic mayo!

  433. Sandy says:

    Croquettes. I love croquettes. For game time I gotta go with the combo of jalapeno/cheddar/curry powder/ground beef. Serve with thinly sliced cabbage and rice garnished with sesame. Drizzle with tonkatsu sauce. Man, man oh man! A side of cold beer an obvious must too (I’m also partial to a blended lychee mint and lime margarita – blended in a Vitamix perhaps??).

  434. Lisa. says:

    7 layer dip, taco spiced lentils, beans, sour cream, cheese, onions, olives and tomatoes. I use fresh tortillas instead of chips. Once I run out of tortillas I use a spoon.

    Those rings look outstanding!!!!!

  435. Hilary says:

    My favorite thing to chow down on while watching a big game lately is nachos – lately I’ve been making buffalo chicken nachos… just make some pulled chicken in the slow cooker with some chicken broth, load it up with Frank’s hot sauce… then cover some tortilla chips with pepper jack cheese and chicken (and a drizzle of more hot sauce), pop it in the oven for a few… finish with a sprinkling of diced celery and green onions and of course a BIG drizzle of blue cheese dressing (and some extra Frank’s too!).

  436. Donna says:

    My ABSOLUTE favorite game food has to be, hands-down, party chicken wings!!! I like it hot and spicy or plain and simple with lemon pepper. Either way, I need to make sure I have ranch as dipping sauce. This is 100% mandatory!! I just have to, it’s sooo good!! I’m salivating right now thinking about holding a pipping hot chicken wing smothered in ranch (Aahh..I can smell it right now. The spiciness from the sauce and sweetness from the ranch..gaahhh it smells sooo delicious!!) with both hands as I close my eyes and take that first delicious bite. It’s perfect – it’s hot, lightly fried, juicy, and taste oh-so-amazing!

  437. Tyneisha says:

    I love a huge bowl of hot wings when I’m watching the game; the spicier the better! I also like veggie and cheese trays!

  438. Amelia Hart says:

    I love ruffle chips with classic onion dip! So good!!!!

  439. ann says:

    i love my onion rings!

  440. Leslie says:

    My favorite game time snack tortilla chips with queso. We add rotel, sausage, and mushrooms!

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  442. Alesia says:

    I love game day food! Nachos especially!

  443. Diane says:

    I just found your blog- looks WONDERFUL!!!

    If I could sit thru an entire game, without a doubt, my fave thing to nosh on would be spinach balls w/sriracha remoulade (we just call it AWESOME sauce).

  444. Bethany K. says:

    sadly, we do not watch hockey unless it is in the winter Olympics. I do love the stack of onion rings in the shape of the Stanley Cup though… super cute.
    for snacking right now, we are on a popcorn stint with brewers yeast and yellow curry.

  445. derek says:

    Bacon wrapped jalapenos, wings, and New Orleans style BBQ Shrimp

  446. Christine says:

    I love chili cheese fries!

  447. charj says:

    My favorite snack is tortilla chips, and guaoamole

  448. Sarah B says:

    Anything fried, cheesy and gooey please!! Being from Wisconsin, I love cheese curds with ranch or a spicy aioli. #basic

  449. Lynda O. says:

    a cheezborger and fries from the billy goat inn in Chicago

  450. julie says:

    i love chicken and ranch dip

  451. Stephen D says:

    Pulled duck nachos..with all the toppings, and definitely sour cream to cool down the jalapeños a little. And not just for the Stanley Cup finals (though you really should watch it with your boyfriend!), any occasion really :). Love your blog, thank you for all the great recipes and finds!

  452. Ying says:

    I love alternating between rum raisin ice cream and chips&salsa!

  453. Denise says:

    Onigiri (tasty little rice balls with a tiny bit of salted, pickled plum in the middle and either toasted sesame seeds or nori on top) – Yummy and Absolutely Addicting!

  454. Adam Sorum says:

    Buffalo wings with homemade blue cheese dressing.

  455. Jordana Rebner says:

    As a Montrealer my favourite thing to eat while watching a hockey game is an authentic Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich! Some rye bread shmeared with original yellow mustard and piled with thinly sliced smoked meat. And the accompaniment of sour pickles and sauerkraut are my own personal additions, because hey can you really get enough of pickled vegetables?!

  456. MiaKlein says:

    my favorite snack is without a chips and dip. I’m a cape cod potato chip enthusiast, I can basically dip that chip in anything and it will be perfect!

  457. Viv says:

    I love nachos or loaded French fries!

  458. Carrie says:

    Phnom Penh chicken wings!

  459. Jade says:

    Oh my goodness, I love hockey and your blog!! I grew up in Hudson, Quebec and have glorious memories of chowing down on homemade poutine and guzzling Canadian beers while watching the Canadiens! If we were feeling lazy or burnt out from the day we would throw together frozen oven fries with St-Hubert poutine gravy and cheese curds from the depaneur but when we had the time we doubled fried our own fries after soaking them in vinegar and topping them with delicious smoked meat, homemade veal stock gravy and cheese curds. Yummmmm

  460. Chicken wings! Ones that are marinated or dry rubbed before grill/baking. The middle piece is my fav, my cousin and I would use to fight over who got to eat it…good times.

  461. Chrissy says:

    The closest thing that would come to any sort of sport that I watch religiously would be The Great British Bake Off. I try and bake along so we snack on whatever theme it is that week. But my ultimate snack EVER would be Ripple chips and ranch dip. like, once a year at Christmas time because I can’t handle myself with them…

  462. Ali says:

    When watching the game we love having a veggie tray, tortilla chips and guacamole and and hot wings and pizza. Served with ice cold beer or Soda or lemonade.

  463. Beth E. says:

    Black bean chicken wings are a family favorite.

  464. Linda says:

    For a hockey game? It’s gotta be spicy dried squid, pork jerkey and Stellas!

  465. Rozzie says:

    Chicken wings!! With homemade blue cheese dip.

  466. Nick says:

    My go to game snacks would be wings, multi-layered nachos and kebabs. Now, if I’m watching EPL football/soccer matches which are in the morning hours in the US then I def. have to have a full english breakfast.

  467. Shawna says:

    We like to make loaded Irish nachos (made with potatoes) and homemade cider.

  468. Jen Greene says:

    Buffalo chicken dip, nachos (with queso dip mixed in with the fixins!), and of course french onion dip with ruffles!

  469. Carly says:

    Salsa, guacamole and chips

  470. Jeffrey says:

    Your onion rings look sexy! My favorite food to snack on during the game is pistachios, they keep my hands occupied so I’m not throwing heavy objects!

  471. Anna Pry says:

    my fave snack to eat while watching tv is a pint of Ben & Jerry’s

  472. Danielle Chan says:

    Cauliflower bbq chicken wings, just as good as the actual wings- but I can keep eating and eating mindlessly!!

  473. Kat says:

    I love wings, jalapeno poppers, or potato skins! Something you can eat with your hands, if you’re not afraid to get messy.

  474. Jennifer Patrick says:

    This is my kind of snack! I can’t wait to try it :). My go to snack as of late is a chicken apple sausage pig in a blanket (using puff pastry as the blanket) with a side of homemade honey mustard dipping sauce!

  475. Clara N. says:

    I don’t really watch games, but I do hang out with people. And I believe almost everyone likes fries. There are plenty of ways on eating fries. They are more of a sidekick to the main course than onion rings. They can be coated with a special mixed cajun seasoning or buttery garlic mixture. Eating it alone can be a main meal like kimchi fries. Adding grilled caramelized kimchi. spicy mayo, chopped cilantro and minced bulgogi is delicious.
    Although, I’m not exactly saying that onion rings are nasty. I like onion rings despite hating onions. Lets just say that potato is more liked than onions.

  476. I use an old bread. I chop it on cubes and arrange them on a baking tray. Then I put spices (I use garlic in powder and salt) on the cubes and pour a little olive oil. Then I put that in the oven on 180C and bake for 15 min. Beer goes great with this snack. Enjoy the game!

  477. Leslie says:

    Nachos. With lots of veggies, beans and cheese. I like the blue corn chips. I like to have lettuce and green onions cup up to sprinkle on after the nachos are done baking.

  478. Elaine says:

    I like sweets with the game! Banana splits would be my favourite!

  479. Jen L says:

    Loaded vegan nachos with cashew cheese dip & loads of homemade guacamole.

  480. Cari Sware says:

    Spinach, turkey and sausage sliders with feta. Lemon aioli on the buns. So tasty! Super easy recipe that makes a ton! Combine ground turkey, Italian sausage, chopped fresh spinach, crumbled feta, egg and Greek seasoning. Form into slider sized patties. Make your aioli using lots of lemon juice and lemon zest. A nice olive tapenade compliments these as well. Happy eating!

  481. Kelsey says:

    Buffalo wings and nachos :)

  482. Callie Bergeron says:

    Honestly snacks during a game are pretty much my life. I will eat anything and everything. I love finger food. But wings will always be my favorite. Also, my family enjoys racing to see who can make a milkshake the fastest during commercial breaks!

  483. Kelly Brown says:

    We love the standard chips and dip, but if we need more we always get pizza. Maybe with anew Vitamix I could make my own dips!

  484. Violet says:

    Hi! My current favorite game day snack (ok, favorite all the time snack) is furikake popcorn inspired by Roy Choi’s one that they serve at A Frame. So good. Have to make a big bowl of it because it goes fast.

    Also been making these lately too:
    – spicy gochujang chicken wings
    – lemony guacamole that with finely chopped shiso leaves from my garden
    – fresh out of the fryer chips (if there is time) so they are still warm when we eat them
    – garlicky hummus and cut up vegetables like carrots and red bell peppers
    – creamy hot crab dip with toasts
    – ice cold cubes of watermelon, sometimes with a sprinkle of salt and lime juice

  485. Trupti says:

    What I enjoy the most during a game are the usual snacks, puffed toasted rice with gram flour crisps and peanuts. Chicken samosas and spicy tandoori style chicken wings.

  486. Paula Dumont says:

    I enjoy garlicky hummus with pita and fresh veggies!

  487. Cheryl Patterson says:

    Loaded nachos! But your rings and dip look amazing, I’m anxious to try them! Yum!

  488. miah says:

    Guacamole with pita bread followed by brownies. :)

  489. Erin says:

    Fried potatoes in any form!

  490. Karen Ward-Cox says:

    Homemade hummus on rice crackers!

  491. Daphne C says:

    Nachos drowning in melted cheese with fresh salsa, sour cream, guacamole, and refried beans. Toss on some black olives and hot peppers for bonus points!

  492. stacey h says:

    my favourite snack is by far ‘nachos and cheese’. i really like your recipe for the aioli; it would be tasty with some poppers.

  493. Reed Spodek says:

    Try as you may breaking a vitamix is hard work on that not dnt pack the pod with dried chile’s they may get top hot and catch fire…..not a metaphor

  494. Kathleen Blom says:

    I love chips with a asiago arrtichoke dip and chips

  495. Jessica Polivchuk says:

    Jalapeño poppers are a huge favorite, plus almost anything bite sized and wrapped in bacon!

  496. Rachel Enns says:

    I love to snack on homemade pretzels. I have the recipe down to perfection. Hot, soft, warm, salty. Yum. I serve it with an option of cheese sauce or a honey mustard dip. Bet you can’t eat just one!

    p.s. Your onion rings are on point!

  497. Jeannie says:

    My absolutely favourite food to munch on while watching a game is a dozen of crunchy Korean fried chicken wings. It’s crispy, tangy and finger licking good!

  498. Kelsey says:

    Chips and cheese! Sometimes smothered in toppings, sometimes just with cheese and salsa…that was a staple for Sunday afternoon football growing up!

  499. Joylyn M. says:

    My favorite snack to eat during a game…..hmmmm. Well I love to have a crafted beer, and some lime chips with buffalo cheese dip. It’s oh so delicious.

  500. cheryl larimer says:

    Lorraine’s Super Nachos. I have no idea what the real name is but that is what we call it. Layers of refried beans; browned hamburger; cheese and all the toppings. Baked and devoured with chips.

  501. Lindsay Zaraska says:

    Oven baked chicken wings (well dried, coated with baking powder and salt, and cooked in a hot oven) and bacon wrapped jalapeno peppers stuffed with cheese, usually a mix of cream cheese and goat cheese.

  502. Jonatan Lamarre says:

    Pan cake batter. Cut the tiptip of the cocktail sausage and dip the other end in the batter. Fry. A joy with the kids

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