Along with sticking to your pet's New Year's resolutions, January is a month packed with special days celebrating our favorite friends. From National Bird Day to Squirrel Appreciation Day, click through for a collection of products that are guaranteed to make your pet pal feel special and loved.
For many, football season defines Fall, and that means one thing: tailgate parties. Since a tailgate is as much about the food as it is the game, pick a menu that will get the crowd cheering. If you're planning a tailgate to root for your favorite team or just need to bring a dish, this menu has you covered. Appetizers with a twist, a crisp cider, and a bit of bacon will leave you plenty satisfied come kickoff!
Angry Orchard Hard Cider
An ice-cold beer and tailgating go hand in hand; you can't have one without the other. But in addition to the ordinary, add a few bottles of this sweet Angry Orchard's Iceman cider. Iceman is reminiscent of dried fruit and caramelized toffee, making it a Fall-forward brew that screams for crisp autumnal weather. Candy-sweet on the nose with a strong alcoholic kick, this hard cider makes for an unexpected tailgate treat that your friends and family will enjoy.
What's a celebration without bacon and guacamole? When the two come together in this bacon guacamole dip, they easily become the life of the party. The smokiness of the bacon is enhanced by the addition of chipotle chiles, making this dip quite addictive. You may want to double the recipe; chances are your guests will devour it within a matter a minutes. Serve with salty tortilla chips or use it to top off your burgers for a no-fail dip.
Carbonara Potato Skins
Serve up these carbonara potato skins, and you will most certainty score a touchdown. With this appetizer, potato skins meet pasta carbonara for an impressive duo. The unexpected combination of crisp potatoes and creamy carbonara sauce will impress your guests and have them begging you for the recipe.
For finger food perfection, serve up sliders. Theses miniburgers will complement the beer, guacamole, and potato skins perfectly. Grill up bite-sized all-American hamburgers, or try your own version with fusion finger food: combing toppings and spices with inspiration from Asian, French, Indian, Mexican, or Texan cuisine.
Classic Chocolate Brownies
For a no-fuss, classic dessert, turn to a traditional brownie recipe. They make for a great tailgating dessert, because they don't require any fussy extras or even utensils. The cracked top; fudge-y, melt-in-your mouth center; and crumbly sugary texture will end your tailgate on a win!
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The hottest singers, actors, models, and athletes congregated in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI. The NY Giants went home victorious, but before kickoff many stars partied throughout the weekend at pre-game VIP events. Mom-to-be, and longtime football fan, Jessica Simpson couldn't miss out on the fun and tweeted a photo of her baby bump from a luxury box. Nina Dobrev, Chace Crawford, and Magic Mike costars Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello participated in DirectTV's annual celebrity beach bowl. Twilight alum Kellan Lutz and Nikki Reed mingled with football fans while newly single Seal met up with John Legend and Michael Strahan following the game. All that and more happened, so click through to see all the star-studded Super Bowl party pics!
Once again, Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl filled the crowd with oohs and awws, but it also spawned some controversy over its MVP (Most Valuable Puppy) selection. While Aberdeen demonstrated greatness with four touchdowns, aptly named Fumble took home the top prize thanks to his athletic prowess and overall hustle. Check out our favorite moments in this recap, and visit Animal Planet for all of the poochtastic moments!
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Advertisers once again turned to man's best friend (and other animal pals) for a $3 million dose of funny during yesterday's Super Bowl. And while it was a giant of a day for one group of gridironers, we think the trophy should go to Weego, the smartest (and cutest) rescue dog of them all! Which was your favorite? Check out the menagerie below!
There's no dog quite like a rescue dog.
These sled dogs are living the good life thanks to Suzuki.
Our favorite part about last night's Super Bowl? The Madonna halftime show. The 53-year-old proved she's still got it, singing, dancing, and above all, looking amazing in a sexy studded getup. Going with an Egyptian-themed show, Madonna wore a black-and-gold studded Givenchy dress, thigh-high boots, fishnet tights, and her trademark fingerless gloves. No doubt a daring look, but we want to know, did you love it? Check out more photos from her performance last night, then tell us what you think in the comments section below.
Alec Baldwin played host last night at the NFL Honors in Indianapolis. The city will host the Super Bowl in just a few hours, but yesterday was all about handing out prizes to players not hitting the field tonight. It was the first-ever NFL Honors ceremony, bringing out stars like Jon Hamm, Lenny Kravitz, Chris Evans, Emmanuelle Chriqui, and Katy Perry.
Jon took the stage to present New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees with his Offensive Player of the Year statue, while Chris, Emmanuelle, and Taylor passed out further awards. Alec kept the crowd laughing with NFL-themed jokes all evening. He quipped about the sheer size of the NFL, saying, "It would take 800 years for the Kardashians to date and destroy all of them." Alec even tried his hand at "Tebowing," doing Denver Bronco star Tim's signature move.
These fierce competitors from the upcoming Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show were proud to show their team colors at Madison Square Garden last week. We're sure that plenty of pets sport their affiliations on game day, whether for the Super Bowl or other favorite events. Do yours?
Tom Brady and Eli Manning will take the field in Indianapolis today as their teams battle for the NFL Championship in Super Bowl XLVI. The quarterbacks faced off for the title in 2008, with Eli and the NY Giants taking the win. Whether the Giants or the Patriots pick up the trophy this time, Tom and Eli are sure to heat up the field with their hotness. Their good looks, sexy smiles, gorgeous wives, and shirtless bodies make the competition between the NFL veterans pretty tough. So click through all 46 super steamy pictures of Tom and Eli and tell us — which quarterback gets your vote?
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