Gameday Recipes: Stay warm during the Pats game

Published On December 29, 2012 | By Kimberly Petalas

It looks like another cold day tomorrow in Foxborough as the Patriots take on the Miami Dolphins. If you aren’t there enjoying the excitement of the game in person, stay warm inside and try some of these game day recipes.

Warm Bacon and Cheese Dip

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A great way to stay warm on a cold day is to eat warm foods. Not only is this dip served hot, it also has bacon…and bacon makes everything better! It’s simple to make and perfect for game day.


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, cubed
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 16 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • Tortilla chips or French bread slices for serving


In a 1 ½ quart slow cooker, combine the first six ingredients from the list. Cover and cook for two hours or until cheeses are melted, stirring occasionally. Just before serving, stir in the bacon. Serve warm with tortilla chips or bread.

Recipe courtesy of Taste of Home

Ultra-rich Hot Chocolate

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Another great way to keep warm during the game is to try this rich hot chocolate.


  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 oz bittersweet or semi sweet chocolate, chopped
  • Pinch of salt
  • Mini marshmallows, for garnish
  • Whipped cream, for garnish


Bring milk, cocoa powder and sugar to a simmer in saucepan over medium heat, whisking frequently. Add chocolate and whisk until smooth. Add salt and bring to simmer; whisk until frothy. Ladle into mugs and add garnish as you wish. Serve hot.

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About The Author

Kimberly graduated from Hofstra University in December 2012. She has been a sports fan her whole life and grew up around sports, whether it was playing or watching them. She started her writing career interning for her local newspaper, The Gardner News, where she currently works as a reporter. In college, Kimberly wrote for Long Island Report, as well as Her Campus Hofstra.