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VJ Catch-erole #SundaySupper

#SundaySupper, NFL, Tailgating, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

When it comes to football, I am an absolute fanatic. I play in fantasy leagues, I watch all NFL games and I am a Tampa Bay Buccaneers season ticket holder. Although I live in Tampa, my heart belongs to the Pittsburgh Steelers and I have been a fan since I was born. I am often asked why I am not a 49ers fan or a Raiders fan since I am from the San Francisco Bay area. While the 49ers are my NFC team, my love of the Steelers comes from the influence of my dad who was born in Pittsburgh. I was born the year they won a Super Bowl and the same goes for both of my children. With that being said, my love of the game combined with cooking is represented at every Tampa Bay Buccaneers home game with the South End Zone Tailgaters.


I met this fine group of Tampa Bay Buc’s fans about 2 years ago when I attended my first tailgate in December of 2011 when the Bucs played the Cowboys. I was blown away by their magnificent array of food and became a permanent fixture at their tailgate the following season. Last year I brought a different dish to each game and made a point to come up with new ideas and reinvent classic dishes. With the new season upon us, I decided to create a dish dedicated to a very special player who has won me over with his work off the field. Vincent Jackson of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has really inspired me with his Jackson in Action Foundation which aims to provide support to military families, focusing on the educational, emotional, and physical health of the children. Jackson in Action provides support and tools to help military parents continue to raise their children and maintain close bonds, even when separated by thousands of miles. When I learned about his foundation, I knew I wanted to get involved and am a huge supporter.


In honor of Vincent Jackson, I created the “Vincent Jackson Catch-erole” for tailgating. Easy and delicious, this is perfect for watching the game at home or for tailgating. I made this for the last pre-season Bucs game and it disappeared quickly. You can modify this recipe to your liking. I have another version in which I add macaroni and cheese and omit pineapple.


Source: Jackson in Action 83 Foundation

I look forward to another great season of tasty tailgating. Go Bucs!



Check out these game day favorites from the other Sunday Supper contributors. I can’t wait to try some of these recipes!


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  1. Lane @ supper for a steal
    September 8, 2013 at 9:02 am

    what a recipe! We love pepperjack cheese and the pineapple sounds like a good touch.

  2. Family Foodie
    September 8, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Tracy I think you may be as big of a football fan as my husband and that is very hard to do. I love the use of pretzel chips in this recipe. Can’t wait to try it!

  3. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers
    September 8, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Oh boy! These look great! My Husband would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these!!

  4. Megan
    September 8, 2013 at 10:58 am

    This sounds so great Tracy! I so want to try this!!

  5. Nicole @ Daily Dish Recipes
    September 8, 2013 at 11:17 am

    This looks so interesting and delicious. I absolutely love pretzel crisps and never even considered how good they’d be in a casserole. Brilliance!

  6. Anne @ Webicurean
    September 8, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    You need to tailgate a Niners’ game–it’s SERIOUS business! Although I have to admit the crowd can get pretty rowdy, maybe even a little scary! Of course having this delicious app on hand may ward off the wolves.

  7. Champagne Girl
    September 8, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Thanks everyone. What I love about this is that you can make it your own by using your favorite ingredients. The Pretzel Crisps really stand out and do not get soggy. I have a Buffalo Chicken version that I love.

  8. Jen @JuanitasCocina
    September 8, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Love all of the big flavors in this dish! YUM!

  9. Alida
    September 8, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    What a creative yet simple dish. My family would be all over these!!!

  10. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
    September 8, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Wow, this is a flavor wowser!

  11. Cindys Recipes and Writings
    September 9, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    I never heard of pretzel crisps. Very different!

  12. Renee
    September 12, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    You certainly are a big fan! Great recipe for tailgating.

  13. Constance @FoodieArmyWife
    September 14, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Not only do I love the story behind it, but the dis looks fantastic too!

  14. Laura | Small Wallet, Big Appetite
    October 8, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Oh wow what a unique sounding dish. It has been so long since I had those pretzel crisps, I need to remember to get some when I go back to the US.

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