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Local-Centric Game Day Appetizers

It’s the Big Game this Sunday and I couldn’t be more excited! Not because I’m a massive football fan, but because I love traditions.

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Our yearly game-day tradition began while I was in college. I was finishing up a work-shift when my friend messaged me: “want to come watch the big game?” I assumed he was a big football fan and since I had always made an annual habit of watching, I agreed. Little did I know, we’d inexplicably be “watching it” on a 19-inch black & white TV at a nearly inaudible volume.

Each year since, we’ve gotten together with our spouses to make ridiculous bets on matters we don’t understand, enjoy a few drinks, and eat as many appetizers as possible… Oh, and enjoy the game at a normal volume on a full size colour TV! 😉

If you’re planning on hosting a game-day party this Sunday, I’ve got you covered! Over the years I’ve enjoyed everything from traditional wings & nachos to the more adventurous buffalo chicken poutine and bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers, so I am well-versed in game-day food!

To help make your menu planning simple, I’ve pulled together some of my go-to game-day appetizers, each featuring a fabulous locally grown ingredient! I hope your home team enjoys them as much as my team does!

Sweet & Spicy Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

Who said you can’t BBQ in February? While these sweet & sticky Ontario chicken drumsticks taste best grilled, you can absolutely throw them in the oven or on an indoor grill! Get the Recipe >>

Cheese-Stuffed Sweet & Spicy Mushroom Meatballs

When it comes to parties (big or small) meatballs are a MUST! These scrumptious mushroom-blended meatballs by The Girl on Bloor are not only glazed in an amazing BBQ sauce but are stuffed with cheese!!! Goodness, get these in my belly stat! Get the Recipe >>

Charcuterie & Pickle Skewers

Is there anything better than food on a stick? *Look ma, one hand!* Kelly from The Gouda Life knows how to make eating charcuterie easy with these Charcuterie and Pickle Spears! Get the Recipe >>

Pork Chili-Topped Spuds

While I love me a baked potato… I looooooove me a chili topped baked potato! Mix it up a bit by using Ontario ground pork instead of beef! Get the Recipe >>

Zesty Maple Turkey Wings

You don’t mean business until you serve a big’ol maple turkey leg at your game-day party! Lucky for us Kacey from The Cookie Writer has you covered with a locally-inspired recipe! Get the Recipe >>

Mini Pretzels with Avonlea Cheddar Cheese Dip

Ok, so the cheese in this recipe might not be from Ontario (PEI isn’t that far off) I couldn’t pass by these adorable mini pretzels from Britt at My Daily Randomness! Eating 8 or 10 equals one normal-sized pretzel, right? Right?! Get the Recipe >>

How do you put Ontario ingredients on the menu? Share your Game Day snacks with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #LoveLocalFood!

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