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Gear Up For Football Season

My favorite time of year is just around the corner yet again. There’s nothing quite like grilling out with friends and family on a beautiful fall day and watching our beloved Packers and Badgers go to work. At Wisconsinmade there is everything you need to prepare for another football season – from tailgating goodies to Packers and Badgers gourmet snacks, you’ll find anything you want for the upcoming season.

Check out a few gourmet football foods below.Packer Cheese and Sausage Gift Box

The Packer Cheese and Sausage Gift Box by Fruit Ranch is the perfect gift for any Green Bay Packer fan. The gift box includes a Green and Gold Football-shaped Cheddar Cheese; cuts of several Wisconsin Cheeses and Summer Sausage. The Packer Cheese and Sasuage Gift Box is great for tailgating, too.

Bacon Caramel Corn 2-Pack - 2 LBS

The Bacon Caramel Corn 2-Pack is two bags of this delicious sweet and salty snack. This made from scratch caramel corn has bits of Applewood Smoked Bacon added for a unique, crispy taste! The Bacon Caramel Corn 2-Pack by Wisconsin Dairyland Fudge includes two 1 lb. bags each packaged in clear cellophane. Enjoy as a snack at home, at your next party, or send it to a college student to snack on while studying.

Buckys Snack Assortment

Show your Badger pride with Bucky’s Snack Assortment by Elegant Arrangements by Maureen. The wicker basket is filled with gourmet Wisconsin snacks that would please Bucky Badger himself. Bucky’s Snack Assortment is loaded with Bucky Badger Medium Chunky Salsa, Bucky Badger Sweet Pretzel Dip ‘N Mustard, Bucky Badger Mini Party Pretzel Twists, Bucky Badger White Corn Tortilla Chips, Bucky Badger Party Snack Mix, Wisconsin Shaped Mild Cheddar Cheese, Smokey Valley Beef Summer Sausage, and a Wisconsin Badger W Drink Cup. It’s a perfect study gift for a student or a great addition to your Badger party.

3 Tasty Super Bowl Party Foods

Super Bowl parties are always fun. Even if the Packers aren’t playing, your Super Bowl party can still have a tasty Wisconsin theme.

Wisconsin Cheese CurdsWisconsin Cheese Curds are a local Wisconsin favorite, made fresh everyday. Pop these cheddar curds in the microwave for a few seconds and you will have fresh-tasting squeaky curds. Your Super Bowl guests will love them.



Bacon Caramel CornBacon Caramel Corn is a delicious sweet and salty snack. It is made from scratch with bits of Applewood Smoked Bacon added for a unique, crispy taste! A perfect Super Bowl treat for your guests.



Super Bowl Cookie Gift TinThe Super Bowl Cookie Gift Tin is an assortment of delicious sugar cookies honoring this year’s Super Bowl contenders. K-Delights will complete your tailgate party every year with an updated set of cookies. All 20 sugar cookies are homemade and individually hand decorated in the shapes of helmets, footballs and the Lombardi trophy. Attractively packaged in the gift tin with a ribbon wrapped around it.

Packer Football Party Food: Mini Sausages Wrapped in Bacon with Beer Cheese Sauce

packer-football-party-food-1Packer football party food needs to be hearty, rich in flavor and worthy of the Green Bay Packers. Can you picture Clay Mathews eating hummus or finger sandwiches? Nope, I didn’t think so. Clay would much rather have some sausages wrapped in bacon with beer cheese sauce. If you’ve ever had bacon wrapped anything at a party you know how fast people eat it, but add some beer cheese sauce and you might have to go to the store for more ingredients to make another batch. I also discovered that one package of bacon is EXACTLY enough to wrap one package of mini sausages. Coincidence? I think not. I bet someone from Wisconsin thought of it. Continue reading to find the recipe.

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Packers: Fly Like a Cheese Head

I just saw this Fly Like a Cheese Head YouTube video and I had to write an emergency Packers blog post.  Now that I know how to Bucky I’ve got my Packers jersey and cheese head on, playing the Fly Like a Cheese Head song over and over so I know the words in time for the Packers vs. Falcons game on Saturday.

Update: Fly Like a Cheesehead shirts now available at!

For all of the latest Packers, Badger, and Wisconsin videos, follow @Wisconsinmade on twitter and Wisconsinmadedotcom on YouTube.  Hope you enjoyed the video. GO PACK GO!

Click here to visit a retro blog post with a bunch of great game day recipes including cheese spread, fried cheese curds, brats, and crock pot beef.

Rose Bowl

rose-bowl-1Rose Bowl Veggies Watch out Rose Bowl, here comes the Wisconsin Badgers! I wish I could be in Pasadena for the Rose Bowl on January 1st, but looks like I will have to celebrate with my own Rose Bowl party right here in Madison.  Since my Wisconsin themed Rose Bowl party will mostly involve heavy foods like cheese, bratwurst, and Babcock Hall ice-cream, I decided to lighten up the Rose Bowl cuisine with a veggie tray, garnished with tomato roses.  The tomato roses seem fancy and look great, but they are surprisingly easy to make.  Read on to find out how to make them.

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Favre Retires – Wisconsinites Pause and Pass the Green Bay Packer Potatoes

Yesterday Brett Favre retired from the Green Bay Packers….

Wisconsinites pause to reflect, remember, and honor Wisconsin’s greatest quarterback. Packer flags are flying at half mast. And the mood at is somber. Sad sighs of “It’s over… he’s really gone,” passed around the office. Finally, Katie broke the mood with, “He’s Retired, NOT Dead!”

We chuckled at our seriousness and agreed,”That’s right. Not dead, just moving on.”

“Aaron Rodgers will do well.”

“It’ll be OK…Some day.”

“But they’ll never be another Favre.”

“No, there won’t…(sigh) Let’s eat.”

So here’s one more green and gold food to honor the hero: Green Bay Packer Potatoes.

The recipe is taken from Terese Allen’s cookbook: Bountiful Wisconsin: 110 Favorite Recipes.

Green Bay Packer Potatoes

Potato Layer:

  • 3 pounds Russet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Squash Layer:

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked, pureed squash or pumpkin, or 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
  • 1 Tablespoon melted butter
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Spinach Layer:

  • 1 pound fresh spinach, stemmed, or 1 package (10 ounces) frozen, chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons grated onion
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 1/4 cup grated sharp cheddar

For potato layer, boil potatoes in salted water until very tender; drain well and while hot, mash them with sour cream, milk, butter, salt, and pepper.

For squash layer, combine pureed squash or pumpkin with melted butter, salt, and pepper.

For spinach layer, clean the leaves in cold water; drain. While they are still damp, place them in pot over medium heat to “steam” until limp, about 5 minutes. Rinse, drain, and squeeze out excess liquid. (If you are using frozen, thawed spinach, do not cook it; simply drain it well and squeeze out excess liquid). Coarsely chop the spinach and combine with egg, onion, salt, and pepper.

To assemble and bake: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a deep, two-quart casserole or baking dish.

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Wisconsin Goes to the Superbowl, but as a Bratwurst Sausage


Don’t these brats look scrumptious?  Don’t they conjure up images of mouth-watering satisfaction, good times with friends, and of hot, sunny days grilling outside?  Don’t they shout out all that is right with the world?  YES! YES! GIVE ME BRATS! they scream, which is why the marketing department of the New England Patriots has chosen them to be the team’s official game food.  In a move to reap more profits from loyal fans, the Patriots are sponsoring their “own” line of meats – “four lines of bratwurst, three of sausage, and two of hot dogs”, as reported in the Boston Globe. But where does New England get these wonder meats from? – You guessed it, WISCONSIN!!! Now that’s a kicker.  Our Packers didn’t make it to the Superbowl, but our brats sure did!

The Patriots’ marketing staff taste-tested 10 varieties of brats from meat suppliers throughout the U.S.  They report that, “the new line immediately stood out, said David Wheeler, executive director of food and beverage for Gillette Stadium. “I remember thinking that I loved the flavor,” he said, “It was juicy.”

These flavorful, juicy brats have been made ‘the Old World Way’ in Milwaukee, Wisconsin since 1954.  Brewers and Bucks fans enjoy them at every game in Miller Park and the Bradley Center.  They are even the exclusive sausages sold at the Minnesota Twins baseball games!

And now these brats have been adopted as ‘their own’ by the New England Patriots.  The Patriots will be chowing down on them at their training facility, and their fans will be enjoying them in Gillette Stadium. You can get these brats and other meats made the Old World way from Then even though Wisconsin’s Packers won’t be at your Superbowl party, the taste of Wisconsin will be there.

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