One of my all-time favorite things about football season is getting together with friends and enjoying new and old recipes. From food to drinks, there is just something about sharing some delicious treats with your friends that makes watching football that much better. Below are a few game day treats that I love and will be making this season:

1. Pigskins in a Blanket

Pigskins in a Blanket - Pillsbury Recipe

My go to snack for game day has always been pigs in a blanket. You can’t go wrong with little bite-sized hot dogs, or just a good ol’ hot dog for that matter. To spice the recipe up a bit, turn your pigs in a blanket into a football/pigskin by adding laces with either mustard or ketchup.

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2. Mike’s Hard Lemon Tea

Mike's Hard Lemon Tea

Mike’s Hard Lemonade by itself is refreshing, but have you ever tried making an adult Arnold Palmer with it? It’s the absolute perfect drink during game day. Try my personal recipe below:

Yields 2 servings


  • Mike’s Hard Lemonade
  • Unsweetened Iced Tea
  • Cup of Ice


  1. In a tall glass, add a heaping of ice.
  2. The amount of Mike’s Hard Lemonade used depends on how sweet you like your drinks. I like to fill just a little over half of the glass with Mike’s.
  3. Fill the rest of your glass with the unsweetened iced tea of your choice.
  4. And of course, drink responsibly!

3. Italian Stuffed Jalapeños

Italian Stuffed Jalapeños

If you like a little heat in your game day snack, look no further than this Italian stuffed jalapeño recipe. This is the one treat that will separate the men from the boys.

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4. Grilled Reuben Sandwiches

Grilled Reuben Sandwiches

When I think of football food, I instantly think of hamburgers and hot dogs, because of the grill element that goes with it. But what about mixing it up a bit and trying something you wouldn’t normally grill? Enter the Grilled Reuben Sandwich. These work great as whole sandwiches or cut up into appetizer bites. They will surely be a hit at your next Sunday gathering.

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Like most of the recipes I feature on Joe’s Daily, all of these can be customized to your liking or your guest’s dietary needs. For example the reuben sandwich might demand a bit more kick, so I’d recommend trying to add diced jalapeños to them.

For the Mike’s Hard Lemonade, aka. Adult Arnold Palmer, I like to change it up and try different things. One way to do that is by adding a splash of orange or cranberry juice. Try it both ways and see which you prefer.

This is a sponsored placement by Mike’s Hard Lemonade. While it is paid, you can rest assure I only accept sponsored campaigns with companies or products I would naturally write about.