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Jan 29

6 MVP-Worthy Super Bowl Party Recipes

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Millions of people across the country will have their televisions tuned to the NFL Super Bowl on Sunday night to cheer on the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks, to watch the commercials or to see Katy Perry’s sure to be over-the-top halftime performance.

One of the best parts of watching the Super Bowl is the party food and drink. Here are six recipes that will help you be the food MVP of Super Bowl Sunday.

Mini Corn Dogs. As the pre-game crowd starts to gather, set out a few appetizers to tide them over to kickoff. LBT‘s Kimberly Schlapman’s Mini Corn Dogs with Cilantro Dip recipe yields 20 crowd-pleasing dogs-on-a-stick.

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Guacamole. Chips and dips are a sports party staple so put Krystal Keith’s Guacamole from Cabo San Lucas alongside the salsa and spinach dip. With salt, pepper and only three other ingredients, this guacamole is quick and easy to make.

Zac Brown’s Chili. Campfire Filet Tip Chili from Zac Brown and friends calls for beef tenderloin, pork and bison, making it the perfect chili for the meat lovers in the group. Serve it with cornbread or corn chips, and top it off with sour cream and cheese, just in time for kickoff.
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Jan 28

Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Roasted Vegetable Trio

Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Roasted Vegetable Trio Recipe

Photo courtesy of Krystal Keith.

I’m always trying to create side dishes that have a unique twist on a boring old favorite and this is one of my go-to creations. It is colorful, flavorful, tangy, tasty, and it’s just plain pretty to look at. For you health nuts, it hits the spetrum of veggies you need for a “balanced” meal, too. You have your super-greens, your nutrient-rich butternut squash and just the right amount of starchy potatoes. Tonight, skip the dull one-veggie-at-a-time side dish tradition, whip up some roasted chicken or pan-seared fish, and load up on this triple threat of a side dish that will blow your dinner guests away.

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Jan 22

Celebrate Off the Map Finale with Recipes from the Show

Shannen and Holly Toast Off the Map Finale at The Red Bar

We’re excited and sad that this Friday is the finale of Off the Map With Shannen &  Holly. This week’s episode is the best adventure yet, as the ladies head to Florida for whale sharks and a high-stakes poker game.

They also learn how to make Key lime pie at the famous Red Bar, recipes below. “Customers love them. When you’re in Florida you have to have Key lime pie,” says chef Calvin Bradley. Make these treats for your own Off the Map viewing party or share with your BFF.

And don’t forget, we’ll still be hosting a LIVE  Tweets on-air event with Shannen and Holly for the finale Friday night at 10/9c. Use #ShannenandHolly and your Tweet could be on TV.

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Jan 16

Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Baked Spaghetti Squash

Krystal Keith's Baked Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Photo courtesy of Krystal Keith

Happy New Year!! I hope that y’all had a cozy and festive Christmas and kicked off 2015 in style. I enjoyed some much-needed downtime at the beach with the family, but I’m glad to be back to making music and sharing dishes with you. I’m not usually a fan of New Year’s resolutions, but this year mine was to challenge myself in the kitchen, to introduce new ingredients and make delicious healthy swaps, and just try new things.

So, I’m starting the new year with spaghetti squash, one of my favorite underused vegetables. Ditch the regular pasta for this healthy substitute and you won’t be sorry. Once cooked, this squash turns into strings of “spaghetti,” which you can toss with your favorite pasta dish ingredients, and Voilà!  This is a low-carb lover’s best friend, but if you aren’t dieting or watching what you eat, you’ll still love it…. Yes! It is THAT good.
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Jan 11

6 College Championship Snacks

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The first College Football Playoff National Championship game is set, pitting the Oregon Ducks against the Ohio State Buckeyes. The game will take place at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, at 8:30 PM ET on January 12. As football fans across the country gather at parties and tailgates, here are a few Championship-themed recipes to serve and share.

Candy Bacon. These dates stuffed with almonds and then brushed with maple syrup are easy to put together and sure to be a hit with the pigskin crowd. Kimberly Schlapman’s Candy Bacon recipe »

Surf ‘n Turf. Not enough bacon? Shrimp wrapped in jalapeños and bacon will satisfy anyone who likes things a little spicy. Lisa King’s Surf ‘n Turf Jalapeños recipe »

Chicken Wings. For a sweet and spicy wing that falls right off the bone, it’s Krystal Keith’s Grilled Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings. Just don’t forget the napkins.

Homemade Potato Chips. Every tailgate or playoff party has bagged chips of one variety or another, so add homemade to the mix with these crunchy slices and your dip of choice. Homemade Chips recipe »

Sliders. Dish out pulled-pork sandwiches to stick with the evening’s appetizer theme or make them part of a later main course. Pulled-Pork Recipe »

Buckeyes. If you’re cheering for Ohio State, a platter of buckeyes is a no-brainer. These chocolate and peanut butter treats are great for dessert — and it will be hard to eat just one! The Secret Sisters’ Grandma’s Buckeyes recipe »

Will you be watching the Ducks and the Buckeyes? Who will you be cheering for? And what will you be serving?

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Jan 8

Shaky Boots Festival is Coming to Georgia

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While it is cold outside, warmer weather is right around the corner and with it comes music festival season. A brand-new event, Shaky Boots Festival, will take place May 16-17 in Kennesaw, Georgia, and feature Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley as headliners.

Additional performers include Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Dwight Yoakam, Sara Evans, Kristian Bush, Joe Nichols, Old Crow Medicine Show, Justin Moore, Eli Young Band, Kip Moore, Jana Kramer, Josh Thompson, Jason Isbell and more than a dozen other acts on three stages throughout the festival. Shaky Boots is the sister festival to Atlanta’s Shaky Knees rock festival, which will take place the week before. Continue Reading

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Dec 24

6 Delicious Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes

What could possibly make Christmas morning better than it already is? A warm cheesy casserole or fresh fluffy pancakes dusted with powder sugar, that’s what. If you have yet to enjoy the pleasure of eating a homemade breakfast while opening presents on Christmas morning, make an effort this year to whip up one (or more) of these delectable Christmas morning delights.

Gingerbread Pancakes with Cinnamon Maple Syrup

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If pumpkin is the flavor of fall, then gingerbread is the flavor of winter. These pancakes scream cozy-morning-by-the-fire-with-coffee. And don’t forget the powdered sugar.

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Dec 19

Relive the Best Top 20 Moments of 2014

Nan Kelley at Santa's Workshop, Bass Pro Shops, Nashville

Photo courtesy of Bass Pro Shops, Nashville.

2014 was a great year on Top 20 Country Countdown! Host Nan Kelley traveled the country, playing golf with Darius Rucker, visiting Gatlinburg, and even stopping by Santa’s workshop. She interviewed some of the biggest stars, including Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley and Hunter Hayes. And, of course, she counted down your choices for the Top 20 music videos each week.

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As 2014 draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at some of the best moments of Top 20, all while counting down this week’s music videos. Will Carrie Underwood make it another week at No. 1 with “Something In The Water?” Tune in tonight at 6/5c to find out, and relive some of the best moments of the year!

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Dec 19

One Pan Nan: Christmas Ginger Cookies

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Nan Kelley’s Ginger Cookies

“My mother-in-law, Patricia, is the Christmas cookie queen, so my husband, Charlie, grew up having the “best of the best” cookies during the holidays. This is one of his favorites, which she still makes today, and now it’s a yearly tradition at our house. Sugar and spice and everything nice — no truer words have ever been spoken for this little Christmas treat.”

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Dec 12

Brett Eldredge Stops By Top 20, Carrie Underwood Remains At No. 1

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Brett Eldredge’s “Mean to Me” comes in at No. 16 on this week’s chart. Photo courtesy of twitter.com/bretteldredge.

It was a jam-packed Top 20 Country Countdown this week! Host Nan Kelley sat down with Brett Eldredge to talk about the big year he has had as one of country’s hottest new stars.

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On the countdown, Carrie Underwood makes it three weeks at No. 1 with her new video, “Something In the Water,” while Blake Shelton, with Ashley Monroe, and Brad Paisley round out the top 3. New videos from Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, Sara Evans, Josh Turner and Toby Keith also debut on the Top 20 Country Countdown.

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Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Get Top 20 online extrasincluding videos and photos. You can also cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land.

This Week’s Chart

  1. Carrie Underwood – “Something In the Water”
  2. Blake Shelton w/Ashley Monroe – “Lonely Tonight”
  3. Brad Paisley – “Perfect Storm”
  4. Blake Shelton – “Neon Light”
  5. Tim McGraw – “Shotgun Rider”
  6. Lady Antebellum – “Freestyle”
  7. Dierks Bentley – “Say You Do”
  8. Jason Aldean – “Burnin’ It Down”
  9. Jake Owen – “What We Ain’t Got”
  10. Rascal Flatts – “Payback”
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