Celebrating College Football with Dr Pepper® and HOT POCKETS®

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I love this time of year.  Where I live, the temperatures were in the upper 80s and low 90s throughout September, so it didn’t feel like fall weather, but football season is definitely in the air, and that is a great thing! Dr Pepper®  is a sponsor of college football and the college football championship, and they are teaming up to offer shoppers great deals at Publix for all their football watch party and tailgating party needs.  Since our Saturdays are filled with football, family, and food, I have to keep a lot of drinks and snacks on hand, and I’m always happy to find deals on the snacks we love.  Today I’ll be sharing a few of my ideas for how you can take advantage of these great deals at Publix and make Dr Pepper and Nestle HOT POCKETS® brand sandwiches a part of your football celebration.

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Prepare to take your college football experience to the next level! Dr Pepper®, DIGIORNO®, HOT POCKETS®, EDY’S® and STOUFFER’S® are giving you the chance to win tickets to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship game in Tampa, Florida! Three lucky winners will receive two tickets to the game, airfare and hotel accommodations! In addition, Publix gift cards will be awarded to several other lucky winners. Don’t miss out! Visit CollegeFootballChampSweeps.com for your chance to win. Enter between 10/1/16-10/21/16.

Dr Pepper can be found in the drink aisle at Publix. Be sure to be on the look out for the special limited edition 2016 College Football Packages. Publix also has great deals on HOT POCKETS® and other frozen snacks from Nestle.  Look for these in the freezer section.

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You will be the star of your own football party when you create your very own Dr Pepper Floats Bar.  This is such a fun and delicious idea!  You’ll of course need some and a couple of flavors of ice cream for the main ingredients of the floats.  Here I used French vanilla and butter pecan, but I have to tell you that chocolate ice cream is great for  Dr Pepper  floats as well!

And of course, you will need glassware.  I like to put out a couple of different sizes and types of glasses out, simply because in our family one person may want a large float, while someone else may want just a small serving.  You should also have some toppings and add-ins like chocolate syrup, whipped cream, cherries, and candy toppings.  And if you’d like to give your guests the option of blending their float, you should have a blender or hand blender on hand.

As you can see, it is a very simple, yet nice and presentable set up.

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Apart from floats, I absolutely love blended floats and shakes.  Today I’ve got a very simple recipe for Dr Pepper Shakes.

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Recipe for Dr Pepper Shakes

Ingredients:

1 cup french vanilla ice cream (or other flavor of your choice)

2/3 cup milk

1 tablespoon chocolate syrup

1/2 cup Dr Pepper

splash of Dr Pepper to create foamy top (optional)

Directions:  Blend together ice cream, milk, and chocolate syrup.  Mixture should be pretty thick; if it seems thin, add additional ice cream and reblend.  Next blend in your Dr Pepper.  Pour shake up into a glass and add a splash of Dr Pepper to create foam at the top.

Other Topping Options and Substitutions:

  • Whipped cream and cherry.
  • Whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.
  • Whipped cream with chopped candies or sprinkles.
  • You can also leave the chocolate syrup out and go with plain vanilla, or use other syrups like caramel, butterscotch, and strawberry.
  • To change this recipe from a shake to a blended float, leave out the milk and add extra Dr Pepper.

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Just as the Dr Pepper can be used as part of a float bar, the HOT POCKETS® brand sandwiches can used in a bar of their own.  This works out great for us, because we  like to put out a number of finger foods and snacks so that everyone can come, eat, and go, as they please, and making your own HOT POCKET® is as easy as you can get!

Simply lay out a few of your favorite HOT POCKETS® flavor options.  I love Ham & Cheddar, but the rest of my family love the Cheddar Cheeseburger and the Pepperoni Pizza varieties.

Then add a few dipping sauces to add on the side.  A few suggestions I have are ranch dressing, ketchup, mustard, honey mustard, and barbecue sauce.  You’ll also need some ramekins for your sauce, food plates, and forks.

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In about 2 minutes anyone can fix up their own snack. (That means it can even be done during the commercials!)  And the best part is that you don’t have to spend a lot of time in your kitchen cooking while everyone else is enjoying the games.

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For more fun ideas for the college football season from Dr Pepper and Nestle, check out visit this site.

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Friday Favorites Linky Party – Week 340

Hi everyone. Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites party. We have another great round of festive fall decor and comforting fall foods.  Hope you enjoy them.  And as always, I welcome you to join us for this week’s party and promote your latest posts!

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Friday Favorites Linky Party – Week 339 – Fall is Here!

Hello everyone.  Happy Fall!  And Happy Friday!  Thanks so much for coming by for this week’s Friday Favorites.  We have another fun array of fall ideas this week.  I’m featuring a yummy Cinnamon Crumble Maple Cheesecake from Quirky Inspired, and we have other great fall recipes and decor products that are simply inspired!  I hope you enjoy!  And always I invite you to join the fun this week and share your ideas with us!  If we like your post, you could be featured on all of our blogs next week.

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Caramel Pecan Tassies and a Giveaway!

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There’s nothing like a delicious platter of cookies and holiday sweets to get me in the Christmas spirit!  And I love baking my own, just as much as I love trying everyone else’s!  Betty Crocker has a whole host of products that make it easy for anyone to make “semi-homemade” desserts.

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Friday Favorites – Week 295 – With Pumpkin Desserts

Hello party goers! Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Favorites. With Thanksgiving one week out, I figured this would be my last chance to share some fall recipes, so today I have another round of pumpkin recipes.  These are sure to be a hit at any Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert table!  Take a look!

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Friday Favorites – Week 294 – with Apple Recipes

Welcome! Happy Friday! And Happy Belated Veteran’s Day to all the vets out there!  This week’s Friday Favorites party is another great round of delicious looking fall recipes.  The star of the show is APPLE!  Hope you enjoy!

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Friday Favorites – Week 293 – With Pumpkin Desserts

Hello readers! Happy November! And welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Favorites. Today I’m continuing my fall coverage with another round of pumpkin desserts!  I hope these will serve as great inspiration for you!

 

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Pumpkin Bread with Maple Glaze

Pumpkin Bread with Maple Glaze from Tornadough Alli

 

Pumpkin Drop Cookies

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Friday Favorites – Week 292 – With Fun Halloween Treat Bag Ideas

Happy Halloween Eve!  And welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites party!  Last night I was busy making Halloween treat bags for our son to carry to school for all the saxophone and tuba players in marching band.  (I LOVE making treat bags!)

Incidentally as I looked though last week’s link up, I found some cute and unique treat bag ideas for Halloween.  It may be a little late to use them this year…but if you have kids and you’ll be making treat bags next year, it’s never too early to bookmark some ideas!  Take a look!

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Friday Favorites – Week 291 – With Pumpkin Recipes

With Halloween almost here, this seemed like the perfect time to features some pumpkin recipes! Yay! And speaking of Halloween, I just posted a fun recipe for Mummy Dogs, and with that post is a $10 Paypal Giveaway.  Go over and enter! (After you’ve linked up here of course!)

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Peanut Butter Pie and How to Make a Fall Porch and Photo Booth Scene

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With fall festivities comes the opportunity to get creative on so many levels!  I love getting in the kitchen and making some yummy fall recipes for my family and outside events, and I also LOVE decorating our porch and living room for the fall season!  Today I’m sharing a little bit of my fall creativity.  I’ve got a delicious Peanut Butter Pie recipe, featuring yummy fall flavors, and I’m going to share a tutorial on how I create the fall scene on my porch.  The fall scene also doubles a fun photo booth for your trick or treaters and fall guests!

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