There always seems to be a game on, and an afternoon to be shared together this time of year. Here is my favorite way to include the whole family in the fun; host a chili cook-off and invite each of your guests to bring their favorite recipe. Print out these simple bowl toppers and fill in the blanks – this chili is….. hot, awesome, different, the best! Download the PDF right here.

Simple party touches like sharpie drawn names on cotton napkins, pretty bowls, and vintage salt and pepper shakers will bring the afternoon to life.

Trying Queso Dip on the side has become a big win in our house. Here is a great recipe we tried alongside our last tailgating chili night.

Make Velveeta-Rotel’s Famous Queso Dip by using one pound VELVEETA®, cut into ½-inch cubes and 1 can RO*TEL® Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained.

  • Mix ingredients in 2-qt. microwaveable bowl.
  • Microwave on HIGH 5 min. or until VELVEETA is completely melted, stirring after 3 min.
  • Serve with assorted cut-up fresh vegetables, crackers, or tortilla chips.
    If you’re having more than a few friends over, simply double the recipe and use one whole 2 lb. package of VELVEETA and 2 cans of RO*TEL.

 The creamy, cheesy taste of Velveeta pairs with fresh and spicy RO*TEL for a delicious Queso Dip perfect for any occasion!

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Photography by Jackie Wonders for A Subtle Revelry issue two.