Guest Blog: A New Way to Tailgate

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A New Way to Tailgate
Article By: Calphalon Team
Originally Published: 1/21/2013

We recently partnered with Cassie from Bake Your Day, who has scored a touchdown with her mouthwatering cheeseburger meatballs and special aioli dipping sauce. Sure to be a hit at your next tailgating event, this irresistible combo can easily be prepared with the Calphalon XL Digital Convection Oven. Read Cassie's inspiration below, access the Cheeseburger Meatballs recipe here and get in the tailgating spirit!

"Growing up in the midwest, I often found myself attending sporting events. You could always find me on the sidelines watching football, basketball, baseball, even wresting!  I was never really the athletic type, but loved to support my high school as a part of the cheerleading team. But as exciting as those games were, my interest was – and still is – focused on the tailgating. Not the rivalries, not the drinks, but on the amazing food!

Whether you are a Cowboys fan, root for the Cardinals, proudly wear your Crimson and Gold college colors or still know your high school fight song (I sure do!), you know what I'm talking about.  Tailgating is always about the food.  I can remember, even as a child, heading to my first NFL game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City where the tailgate is a major part of attending games.  And in college, tailgating is what we all waited for each weekend.

Without a doubt, cheeseburgers top my list of tailgating favorites.  While I eat fewer cheeseburgers now than I did in my college days, you better believe that tailgating makes me crave a juicy cheeseburger.  So I used my Calphalon XL Digital Convection Oven to make a somewhat grown-up version of this college tailgating favorite: Cheeseburger Meatballs.

The oven was extremely easy to use. It was done pre-heating before I was finished rolling the meatballs.  My meatballs cooked evenly, and they were perfectly crisp on the outside, almost as if I'd fried them.  And even better – the nonstick grill plates made cleanup super easy!  Next time you're planning the food for a pre- or post-game tailgate, give this oven a try."

- Cassie from Bake Your Day

Photo Credit: Bake Your Day

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