Thanksgiving Grilled Maple Roasted Turkey with Apple Cornbread Stuffing

Better late than never! With computer problems we were not able to get this and another episode up in time for Thanksgiving. Even though thanksgiving has passed, we still want you to see what we made and what you missed. The recipe was adapted from this Bobby Flay recipe and you will not only learn how to make this delicious turkey on the grill, you will also learn a ton of facts about turkeys throughout the video.


Grilled Stuffed Apples

With Fall in full swing, we wanted to take advantage of a good harvest of apples and add a little tailgating twist. If you've ever had apple sausage before you will love our version of  Grilled Sausage Stuffed Apples. The sweet and savory taste goes along with a football filled Fall afternoon.

We also made a dessert grilled stuffed apple that features pecans, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and more.


RO-TEL Famous Queso Dip and Homemade Soft Pretzel Sticks

This week RO*TEL® was kind enough to send us a few cans of their Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies and Velveeta cheese so we could give their Famous Queso Dip a try. We needed something to dip in the Queso, so we thought, why not have a go at some homemade Philly soft pretzels?

Since we don't work at the Philly pretzel factory, making a twisted pretzel was out of the question. That's where pretzel sticks come from. And see, you thought we were just being creative! If you know how to make pretzel twist, by all means, go right ahead and make them! But, for us the sticks work. They may not look like the most photogenic thing before you put them in the oven, but they taste and look good when you take them out.

Make sure you head over to RO*TEL and check out all of their other recipes and products as well as their 52 WEEKS OF GROCERIES and a TRIP TO ONE COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAME OF YOUR CHOICE CONTEST

Recipes RO-TEL Famous Queso Dip Homemade Soft Pretzels


Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites & Spicy Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

There is a thin line between bar and tailgating food and this week we were more on the side of bar food, but we cooked it on the grill so in essence it is tailgating food. You see what I did there? Anyway, if you didn't notice, around Pigskin Gourmet we love bacon wrapped around pretty much anything. While this might not be a main dish for your tailgate, it is a quick flavorful appetizer that will go with a lot of other dishes.

Also, if you don't want to fire up the grill but still want your potatoes wrapped in bacon goodness, check out the recipe that inspired us to make these. Appetizer Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites with Spicy Sour Cream Dipping Sauce




  • 1 pound small or medium red potatoes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped, fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 12 ounces-to-1 pound thick-cut bacon
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • salt and pepper


  1. Wash and dry the potatoes. Chop them into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Cover the potatoes with cold water in a pot and bring to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, cook until potatoes are tender when poked with a fork. You don't want them to be fully cooked.
  4. Drain the potatoes and put them in a large bowl. Add the rosemary, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  5. Toss until the potatoes are evenly coated.
  6. Prepare the grill for cooking over direct medium heat.
  7. Wrap the potatoes in bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  8. Place bacon wrapped potatoes on the grill until the bacon is cooked through and crisp. Turn occasionally.
  9. Mix sour cream with hot-sauce in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper

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Adapted from: The Kitchn

Maple Baby-Back Ribs

If you want moist, tender, quick and easy ribs with a few ingredients, nothing gets as simple as the Maple Baby-Back Ribs we made this episode. They can be made on the grill or in the oven - we prefer the grill!

There is no need to be scared of grilling ribs. All it takes is time and we show you how easy it is with this simple recipe that packs a favorable punch.

Two Dips made with Beer!

Sometimes making a whole meal for your tailgate isn't an option. A late start to the day because you over slept isn't an excuse to not have something homemade while watching your favorite team score touchdowns. Quick and easy dips are a fast  and tasty way to prepare something that dosen't take a lot of time but packs a lot of flavor.

The Rama Dama Amber Dunk Dip and Philly Cheese Beer Dip both have two essential tailgating staples - beer and cheese. We also used the WMD Hot Sauce we used for our Fajitas last week. Make sure you check out the other options that WMD Hot Sauce offers

Fajitas with Cleo Carrot Hot Sauce

We were given some hot sauces from WMD Hot Sauce and thought a marinated flank steak would highlight the flavor so we decided Fajitas would do the trick. We used the Cleo Carrot which has a lightly sweet, crisp carrot flavor which is made with the Bhut Jolokia pepper.


We used 2 of the 5 levels of hotness - 1st degree, 2nd degree, 3rd degree, Chemical Burn and Nuclear Burn. While the levels change the great carrot taste stays the same. If you are looking for a great tasting hot sauce that still has heat check out WMD Hot Sauce.

Recipe: Fajitas with Cleo Carrot Hot Sauce

Season Two Starts with Asian Orange Chicken Wings!

While football season starts tomorrow, the second season of Pigskin Gourmet starts NOW! One of our most talked about episodes from last season was the Wings and Dip episode with the Strawberry-Jalapeno Chicken Wings. Since it's early in the season (before the season actually), we wanted to give you something easy and just as tasty.

Grilled wings are some of my favorite tailgating food and the perfect way to start the season. The Asian Orange Chicken Wings we made are sweet and spicy with a kick of heat from the sriracha. Yes, we used sriracha! Had to use it for something.

If you want a little more for your tailgate you can make these and the Strawberry-Jalapeno Chicken Wings and be in awesome wing heaven. Anyway, check out our triumphant return!

Recipes: Preseason Rub Asian Orange Chicken Wings

The Monte Cristo Sandwich

Deep fried sandwich goodness! The Monte Cristo Sandwich isn't for the healthy tailgater, so set yoru diet aside and indulge in this tasty fried sandwich,

Hoagie Dip

OK, so the Eagles got there hind feathers handed to them. Another season full of hope, down the drain. As depressing as that was, we still got to enjoy this great Hoagie Dip. A great dip to when you already have another sandwich at your tailgate.

Non-Playoff Steak Sandwich

To celebrate the Eagles making the playoffs we made a Non-Playoff Steak Sandwich in honor of the Giants not making the playoffs! Now let's hope they beat the cowboys!

Eggnog and Monkey (Ball) Bread

Since this is our last episode of 2009, and Christmas is around the corner, we thought we'd get festive with out tailgating and make some fun Christmas treats. When the holiday's come around, one thing people can't get enough of is Eggnog. We've given ours a caffeine kick with some ice cream coffee and a cup of fresh brewed coffee. The monkey bread is easy to make and will become a classic Christmas tradition for your holiday meals once you make it.

Recipes Eggnog Monkey Bread