Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Tailgate Treats: Buffalo Chicken Dip

We have our usual tailgate favorites but it's fun to mix it up a little each time so it's not the same exact thing game after game.  Now that it's getting cooler out, we're definitely preferring some more warm items as apposed to the cold dips and sides and such.

Buffalo Chicken Dip:
One of our new tailgate items this year and by far a favorite this season (we've had it every game so far!) is an easy buffalo chicken dip.

8 ounces light cream cheese
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup buffalo sauce (or more...)
2 cups cooked and shredded chicken 

Combine the cream cheese, sour cream and ranch dressing.
Mix in the chicken and buffalo sauce.
Mix in the cheddar cheese (and more buffalo sauce, if you want).
Spread into a serving dish and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
Serve with tostitos ships or slices of baguette.

Enjoy! xx

Monday, October 24, 2016

Penn State vs Ohio State

What a night Saturday was.  It was a night game.  It was a white out.  It was a crisp fall evening.  It was vs Ohio State.  It was a huge victory.  It's now the first time since the scandal and the sanctions that Penn State is ranked again - #24.

We kicked things off early before it got dark with buffalo dip, mexican dip, crockpot meatballs, cheese roll ups and such.  We had a big group so for dinner we went with pulled pork and crockpot potato soup to help keep warm and some cookies and treats from Carlo's Bakery for dessert.

There isn't anything quite like a white out and this one was electrifying.  Our favorites Kirk Herbstreit and Sam Ponder were in town to call the game and sideline report.  The weather was crazy to say the least - high winds, quite chilly and even unexpected rain for a little bit.  From the start of the game things were close until we were down by 14 and came back to win in the final minutes knocking off the number two team and plenty of people rushing the field in white.

It was a great night in Happy Valley and I think everyone is still celebrating!

Friday, October 21, 2016


Happy Friday! This week felt like it took forever but at least we've made it to the weekend.  It felt like summer around here pretty much all week long and while I miss those summer nights, I'm ready for it to be one temperature and all fall.  I found myself at Target last night picking up candy for trick-or-treaters... It's hard to believe that Halloween is right around the corner.

Black and white can never do you wrong.. Tie tops, bell sleeves, ponchos, scarves, booties, espadrilles.. all some of of my favorite trends.

Have a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by! xx

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Looks & Life Lately {28}

It's been almost a month since my last looks & life so some of these are going back a few weeks.  Over the summer I got pretty lazy about the "looks" part so I'm going to try to be better about that in the new season...

My parent's friends sent them fresh grouper from Florida so they had us all over for a delicious dinner on the deck back in September.  How cute are they in the picture with the food to send to the friends?

Me and the boys out to dinner in downtown State College the night before a game.

It's hard to believe that we got engaged three October's ago - we celebrated with an at home steak dinner.

With the warm weather this week we lucked out for champagne on the new office rooftop and walking over to one of our favorite sushi places for dinner on the roof there to celebrate.

My sweet little family...

Basic.  So basic but I couldn't help myself.

The daily dose of Stella...