Football and Tony's Pizza [+ Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Ball Recipe!]


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One thing I figured out pretty quickly when I first moved to Oklahoma was that football is a big deal. But not just any football: college and high school football, which makes sense because we don't have a professional football team here. (Although I still do root for my Chicago Bears! One day they will be good again).

Jordan played football in high school, and his claim to fame is a 5-second clip with a mention of his name on the local news channel after he blocked a punt. His parents have it recorded, and at his 30th birthday party two years ago, we played it for the partygoers and it was a big hit. I'm interested to see if J wants to play football like his dad!
#shopOne dish that always pairs well with football is pizza. I picked up a Tony's® Pizzeria Style Pepperoni Pizza and Tony's® Pizzeria Style MEAT-TRIO® Pizza at our local Homeland store.

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Tony's Pizza has been serving authentic pizzeria style pizza for over 50 years. The sauce is made from real tomatoes, and the cheese is 100% real mozzarella cheese. Jordan and I both agree that pepperoni is our favorite topping to have on a pizza, and R loves it too.
#shopOf course, when you have a watch party or have people over for pre-game, you need to have some sides and desserts. My college roommate introduced me to this recipe for a chocolate chip cream cheese ball, and I've been making it for parties ever since! It's always a huge hit and so easy to make. It's the perfect something sweet to go with a savory pizza

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Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Ball

8 oz cream cheese
1 stick butter
3/4 c. powdered sugar
2 T. brown sugar
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1.5 t vanilla

-Let cream cheese and butter soften
-Mix cream cheese, butter, and vanilla with a mixer until combined and fluffy.
-Gradually add powdered sugar and brown sugar until creamy. 
-Mix in chocolate chips.
-Shape into a ball and put in the fridge to harden. (Tip: put a piece of plastic wrap in a clean, empty bowl and fill with the cream cheese mixture. Let harden in the fridge, and when you are ready to serve, just pull out the plastic wrap and remove to form a ball!)
-Serve with graham cracker sticks.
sweet chocolate chips recipe

What's your favorite pizza topping?
Have you ever made a chocolate chip cream cheese dip before?
Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real said...

I love sausage or plain margherita pizza! The Bears will be good one day (hopefully) soon!

Rach said...

I don't think I've had a Tony's pizza since my college days. They were good, though! In general we love to make homemade pizza, but we definitely have had frozen pizzas a couple of times on Friday nights since Little Bit arrived. Hello this season of life. ;)

Oh, and my favorite pizza toppings... either a veggie pizza with ALL THE VEGGIES (because I love them all) or a margherita pizza. Yum!

Amie said...

Pizza is my middle name! haha

Audrey Louise said...

Mmmm, that chocolate chip cream cheese ball sounds amazing!
I'm not a huge pizza lover (gasp, I know!), but I do like cheese, sausage, and mushroom!

Unknown said...

My kids love Tony's® Pizzeria Style Pepperoni Pizza best. Your Chocolate chip cheese ball would be an awesome dessert to pair at our next pizza night! - client

Nadine said...

That chocolate chip cream cheese dip looks so good!!! I am a total pizza snob. I like to make my own flat breads at home. Pepperoni is my favorite topping too! Well, I also really love pineapple.