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Sweet & Savory Coca Cola Pulled Pork Sliders

I’ve got another super tasty game day recipe to share with you today… and this one is SO easy, which in my book is actually nothing to complain about. ;)

You will need a Crock-Pot or slow cooker, and if you really want to be ahead of the game (pun intended) you can make the Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce in advance. Pulled pork is always a crowd-pleaser, and I actually love to just keep the cooked meat warming on low during our football watching parties, then set the rest of the slider ingredients next to the meat, and let guests assemble to their liking throughout the game.

This is recipe #3 of the 6 I’ll be sharing in conjunction with Coca-Cola’s Home Bowl campaign… and while I’ve got you here, just wanted to send a quick reminder that the $350 #HomeBowlHero Contest ends TONIGHT!

I’ll be picking THREE winners just from the entries on my blog alone, so be sure to throw your name in the hat because you could be one of them! Each winner will receive a $250 Visa Gift Card + $100 worth of game day party supplies. Find full contest details and entry rules right here.

And now, onto the recipe…

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Coca Cola BBQ Sauce Recipe {Game Day Menu}

If you haven’t made Coca-Cola® BBQ Sauce before, there’s no time like the present – because it’s a fantastic way to flavor up your game day menu! Plus, if you buy your Coca-Cola in the classic bottle form, you can turn the empty bottles into a fun & clever way to serve your finished sauce! You can find the bottles in grocery stores nationwide right now in conjunction with Coca-Cola’s Home Bowl campaign.

As I mentioned in Friday’s post, I’ve teamed up with Coca-Cola® this month to share some creative recipes leading up to the big game next weekend, and one of the best things about this particular recipe is that it’s incredibly versatile. You can use it on your favorite meat, on sandwiches, as a dipping sauce for your finger foods, etc.

I also love that this sauce provides a way to serve party guests a classic game day staple in a totally different way! And stay tuned for my favorite sweet & savory sliders recipe coming later this week, where this BBQ sauce is a key ingredient too. ;)

Also – be sure to check out our #HomeBowlHeroContest for your chance to win one of THREE $350 Game Day Prize Packs! Find full contest details and entry rules right here. (Contest ends Thursday, January 23rd.)

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Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce Recipe

You’ll Need:

– 8 oz Coca-Cola
– 1 cup ketchup
– 1/4 cup A-1 steak sauce
– 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
– 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
– 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
– 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Coca Cola BBQ Sauce Recipe {Game Day Menu}

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Bacon Ranch Cheddar Pigskin Cheese Ball + $350 Coca Cola “Home Bowl” Giveaway

If I didn’t already have you at Bacon-Ranch, then hopefully “Cheddar” did the trick! After all, there’s some great football watching on the horizon, and this tasty game day recipe is easy to whip up and guaranteed to score big with the football fans in your own home.

And speaking of entertaining for game day at home, I’ve teamed up with Coca-Cola and Ritz this month to bring you some creative – and doable! – game day recipes and party ideas in conjunction with their “Home Bowl” Campaign. We’re also giving HWTM readers the chance to win one of THREE Home Bowl prize packs valued at $350 each, which should provide a very nice kick off to the ol’ party budget, right? ;)

WINNER UPDATE – Friday, January 24th
Just finished selecting the winners of the contest, and it was SO much harder than I anticipated… the Pinterest boards were all so creative! Thank you so much to everyone that entered – I loved looking through the ideas every board. And the winners are: Sheri Lee, Ashley Reece, and Serena Adkins. Congrats, ladies! I’ll be in touch via email to help facilitate your prize!

And now, back to the bacon… and the ranch… and the cheddar! :)

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Bacon-Ranch-Cheddar Pigskin Cheese Ball Recipe

You’ll Need:

– 2 packs dry ranch dressing mix
– 1/4 cup sour cream
– 16oz cream cheese* (regular or light)
– 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
– 1 lb bacon, cooked & chopped

*Set aside 2-3 tablespoons of your cream cheese to use for piping football “laces” on to the finished cheese ball. I just cut about a 1” strip off the short end of one of the cream cheese blocks for this.

Bacon Ranch Cheddar Pigskin Cheese Ball + $350 Coca Cola “Home Bowl” Giveaway

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A Rustic Cookies and Cocoa Party with Santa

HWTM Contributor Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here to share our recent Rustic Cookies and Cocoa Party with Santa that I styled for a session with Michelle Kujawski Photography. A neutral palette with creams and whites, mixed with pops of greenery and red berries made this a super cozy setting for a day with Santa and a home decor that will last all winter long.  The kids enjoyed a magical experience that made them feel like they were in Santa’s living room!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Vintage inspired “I love the winter weather” backdrop sign over the mantle
– Rustic wooden mail organizer-turned-mailbox with letters written to Santa + candy canes for the kids
– Homemade marshmallows packaged in clear boxes with twine and tags
– Custom designed cotton sacks with “Santa’s Gourmet Hot Cocoa” labels

A Rustic Cookies and Cocoa Party with Santa

A Rustic Cookies and Cocoa Party with Santa

A Rustic Cookies and Cocoa Party with Santa A Rustic Cookies and Cocoa Party with Santa

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Earlier this year, I worked on a handful of recipe videos for Krusteaz®, and this recipe is actually my personal favorite of the bunch… I hope you like it too! The combo of sauteed pears and creamy Gorgonzola is such a yummy mix of sweet & savory, and the candied walnut garnish adds a nice […]

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A few weeks ago, I received a package with a huge red gift box inside… There was a TOMS logo on the shipping box, and I already knew I’d be receiving some sort of holiday sweater in conjunction with a #TOMSforTarget holiday campaign they were doing, so I just took a super quick peek inside […]

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