What a Crock! Bring pizza muffins to next tailgate _lowres

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Pizza Muffins

It’s tailgating time, and don’t doubt for a minute how important it is to the sporting experience. OK, while it may not affect how the game goes, it’s safe to say, most people are happier watching with good food around.

For those who tailgate with RVs or even those who gather under a tent with coolers and insulated carriers, good recipes abound.

I love that my new daughter-in-law, a Tennessee girl, is about to experience her first Louisiana tailgating and food passion at its best. Talking about what it’s like just doesn’t do it justice. It’s the experience. Isn’t that the beauty of food culture?

If you are not tailgating in an RV with kitchen facilities, this recipe can be put together ahead of time and brought to your special spot.

Julie Kay is a columnist for The Advocate. She can be reached at juliekay6122@gmail.com.