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Homemade Dr Pepper® Recipes

Dr Pepper® Recipes to Make at Home

Fall has arrived, and we are thinking football and what to eat while watching the games at home. You can get ready for game day when you make these one of a kind Dr Pepper® chicken tenders and muffins at home with these simple recipe and ingredients from Kroger. Kroger is the place for Game Day GreatsEven if you don't drink Dr Pepper®, we think you will love this homemade baked, breaded chicken recipe paired with cupcake muffins. Enjoy!

Make Dr Pepper® Recipes at home.
Make Dr Pepper® Recipes at home.
Your guests will be impressed with your one of a kind, unique game day recipes. Best of all, the ingredients needed are at your local Kroger. Dr Pepper® and Kroger are the ultimate football partners for your next homegating or tailgating event. 

Be sure to visit the Kroger in-store sweepstakes display with Miller
Coors®/Kellogg's®/Dr Pepper® for fly away trips to Rivalry Games. See your local store for more details. Also, don't forget to register  for your chance to win the #GDGSWEEPSTAKES.

We filled the cart with lots of goodies for college game day! We provide the entree and dessert, you bring the veggies and dip, okay?

How to Make Homemade Dr Pepper® Chicken Tenders

These delicious chicken tenders are ready in just 30 minutes. Serve them up at your next football party with a side of fried zucchini, waffle fries, and a glass of Dr Pepper® or simply have them out as an appetizer. 

1/2 C. Dr Pepper®
1/4 C.  all-purpose flour
tablespoon water
1 C. Panko bread crumbs
Dash of Paprika
5-6 chicken breast tenders
Salt and Pepper to Taste

1. Heat oven to 425°F. Line a cookie sheet with foil, and spray it with cooking spray. (They will stick.)

Chicken marinating in Dr Pepper.

2. In shallow dish or bowl, marinade chicken tenders in 1/2 C. Dr Pepper®. Toss to coat.

3. In another shallow dish, mix flour, panko, paprika, and salt and pepper with a fork. 

4. In yet another shallow dish, beat egg and 1/4 C. Dr Pepper®.

5. Now, dip chicken into egg/Dr Pepper® mixture, then coat with flour crumb mixture. Place on cookie sheet.

Homemade Dr Pepper® Chicken Tenders ready to go into oven.

4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, turning once toward the end, until chicken is no longer pink in center and coating is an orange golden brown. 

Cooking in oven, spoon some more Dr Pepper® over any dry bits of flour.
Homemade Dr Pepper® Chicken Tenders
Homemade Dr Pepper® Chicken Tenders.

Make easy Dr Pepper® chicken tenders at home
This was delicious! Make easy Dr Pepper® chicken tenders at home.

Dr Pepper® Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe is Easy

I mustache you a question. Do you like Dr Pepper®? We love it! No college football party (think homegating) is complete without Dr Pepper®and chocolate. Every party needs some chocolate! So, after your baked, chicken tenders, splurge with some fun, mustache cupcake muffins.

Homemade Dr. Pepper Cupcake Muffins Recipes Mustache
Dr Pepper® Chocolate Chip Cupcake Muffin with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Gameday Goodies
Cart full of Gameday Goodies.

We found this fun post on Quarterbacks with Mustaches.

How to Make Dr Pepper® Chocolate Chip Cupcake Muffins

  • Martha White Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix
  • 1/2 C. Dr Pepper®
  • 1/4 C. Almond Milk

    Follow Package Instructions, but replace milk with Dr Pepper® and Milk measurements listed above.

    Stir until frothy.

    Place Cupcake liners in pan. Fill liners to top. You will need to scoop the chips into the muffin tins. They react with the Dr Pepper® and stay in the bottom of the bowl.

    Bake according to package instructions. Remove from heat. Cool pan on wire baking rack.

    Once cool, add your favorite Cream Cheese frosting. Then, stick on this paper printable mustache.

    How to Make Mustache Cupcakes.
    Mustache Cupcakes are fun for Game Day!
    Mustache Chocolate Chip and Dr. Pepper Cupcakes.
    Mustache Chocolate Chip and Dr Pepper® Cupcakes.

    We found some more fun recipes that use Dr Pepper®:

    Dr Pepper® Cake and Icing

    Dr Pepper® Cheesecakes

    Dr Pepper® BBQ Chickens

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dr Pepper®. Game Day Greats brought to you by Kroger. The opinions and text are all mine.


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    Are you looking for an easy pork tenderloin recipe for the slow cooker crock pot? Taking advantage of the crock pot gives you more time to prep side dishes or catch up on chores. We've come up with a tasty, fall slow cooker pork recipe that can serve as a substitute Thanksgiving entree. It will make you think differently about pork. Enjoy!

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    Pork Tenderloin Recipes Slow Cooker
    Pork Tenderloin Recipes Slow Cooker .

    The folks at Smithfield® Marinated Pork invited us to share a recipe with their delicious Pork Tenderloin. So, we headed to our local Kroger to gather up all of the supplies needed for a simple, down home, fall pork tenderloin dinner. 

    Your family will think you are awesome when you serve this up with a side of sweet potato tater tots and a green bean casserole. It is perfect any night, because it cooks in minutes and disappears in seconds. 

    Smithfield Marinated Pork Recipes for Slow Cooker Crock Pot
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    You can have Thanksgiving dinner every night! For a limited time, (availability may vary) get a discount coupon for Smithfield® Marinated Pork at Kroger. 

    fall slow cooker recipe
    Substitute pork for your Thanksgiving Dinner.

    My family's favorite leftovers are Thanksgiving Turkey turned into a cranberry sandwich with mayo, salt, and pepper. They prefer that to the fancy Thanksgiving feast. So, of course, we decided to make a twist and switch out the turkey for pork. With Smithfield® Marinated Pork, the good news is we don't have to wait for leftovers!

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    Open Faced Cranberry Pork Sandwiches.

    Easy Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin Recipe


    • Smithfield® Marinated Pork, Garlic
    • 2 Boxes Corn Muffin Mix
    • 2 Eggs (We use Duck Eggs)
    • Milk or Almond Milk
    • Green Beans
    • Sweet Potato Tater Tots (found at Kroger)
    • Canned Cranberry Sauce
    • Almonds or Walnuts

    Open Faced Cranberry Pork Sandwiches

    • Spray your slow cooker with Canola Oil, add 1/2 C. water, a pinch of ground cloves, and a pinch of nutmeg. If you want, you can also add a dash of cinnamon. Place the pork in the slow cooker on high heat, turning occassionally. Cook until browned and 150 degrees in the center. Time varies with each slow cooker's settings. 
    • While the pork tenderloin is cooking, prep corn muffin mix, and bake according to package instructions. We added 1/4 C. ground flax to our batter and then placed it in a loaf pan. You'll need 2 boxes to fill the loaf pan.
    • The Sweet Potato Tater Tots only take about 20 minutes to cook, and cook nicely in a toaster oven.
    • While everything is cooking, you'e got some time for yourself. Ha! You can do the dishes and sweep the kitchen floor. When everything is done cooking you can sit down and enjoy the meal with your family.
    • When the Pork is done, remove from crock pot and allow to rest on a cutting board for 5-8 minutes before cutting it into 1/2" slices.
    • While the pork is cooling, remove the corn muffin "bread" from the pan and slice it into 1/2" slices.
    • Open the can of Cranberry Sauce and slice it thinly (up to 1/2").
    • Lay the pork slice atop the corn muffin, and place the cranberry slice on top to form an open faced cranberry pork sandwich. Yum!

      This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Smithfield®. The opinions and text are all mine.


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      Be sure to click through the links to find all the fun indoor kids activities we've discovered.

      If you're looking for great ways to keep kids entertained when the weather’s got you stuck indoors, look no further! Some or these activities, you might do regularly, others you may never have tried before, but they’re all great ways to keep the kids entertained while encouraging them to learn new skills. 


      How can you not love an indoor activity where you and the kids get to eat a tasty treat at the end? When the weather isn't very nice, baking is a great way to bring the family together, and you can learn some amazing new skills while you’re at it. 
      Don’t worry if you’re not a great cook, the fun is in learning the new skill, and there are some great recipes for beginners out there. Even if you are a beginner, these recipes will have you baking up a storm!
      Everyone wins when you get to do a fun family activity and eat some tasty baked goods at the end of the day.

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      Keep everyone entertained for hours on end with a few well-planned arts and crafts projects. These might take a little bit of pre-planning on your part, but they’re sure to give your family an amazing day of creating things with their hands and bonding with each other. 

      Any project with epoxy resin is bound to get the kids excited, and the results you can get with this product are awesome and perfect for a cold or rainy day.

      Don’t worry if you’re not an arts and crafts pro, there are plenty of beginner projects to get you going like a pro. 

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      In the modern world of ultra-realistic video games, the old-fashioned board game still has its place. In fact, the classics are often the best, and there’s no better time to pull out the board game collection that when it’s raining outside. 
      No matter how much technology moves on, the likes of Monopoly, Cluedo, Jenga, and Uno are always family favorites for a good reason. Once you get everyone together and involved in a game of Monopoly, you’ll find the time just flies by, and you won’t even remember that the weather is terrible outside. Make sure you’ve got a trustworthy banker, and you’ve got an afternoon of fun indoor activities for everyone. 

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      As we approach Fall, the weather might not allow for as many outdoor activities as usual, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end. There are lots of fun indoor activities that you can enjoy with your family on a rainy day.  For more inspiration, check us out on Pinterest!

      What looked like a boring weekend stuck inside, might just turn out to be a weekend full of joy and family fun. You can eat, drink, create, and play games with your family and friends while bringing everyone closer together. Just do a search in our blog for games, crafts, kids recipes, family field trip ideas, and fun indoor activities for kids. Stick with us, and you'll never run out of fun things to do!


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      This Acorn Squash Recipe with Moroccan Spice give your taste buds a kick. 

      Angie shares her favorite spicy recipe. Moroccan Food Rocks. After you use your squash for a fun, Fall Thanksgiving Craft, make this recipe in the kitchen with your kids 

      Moroccan Food Acorn Squash Recipe
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      "I made this the other night; 
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      Moroccan Spiced Acorn Squash Recipe

      2 medium acorn squash (I used 3)
      11/2 tbsp olive oil, divided
      1 tbsp packed brown sugar
      ¾ tsp salt, divided
      ½ tsp black pepper
      2/3 Cup uncooked wild rice blend
      1 medium onion, finely chopped
      2 tbsp Moroccan Rub
      1 1/3 Cup water
      1/3 Cup Golden Raisins
      1 Medium red apple such as fuji (I used Jonagold's)
      1 can 15oz. Garbanzo beans (Chickpeas) Drained and rinsed
      2/3 C. slivered almonds, toasted and divded
      1/3 cup snipped fresh chives
      Additional snipped chives (optional)

      Preheat oven 450.  Cut squash in half crosswise.  Remove and throw away seeds.  Place squash on Medium sheet pan or Large Bar Pan.  Using basting brush, brush squash with ½ tbsp of oil; sprinkle with brown sugar, ½ tsp of salt and pepper.  Bake 32-38 min or until golden brown.  Remove from oven and put on cooling rack.

      Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tbsp oil in 10in skillet over medium heat 1-3 min or until shimmering.  Add rice blend, onion and rub; cook and stir 1-2 min or until onion is tender.  Add water and raisins; cook covered, 12-15 min or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally.

      Dice apple, zest lemon to measure 1 tsp.  Add apple, lemon zest, chickpeas, ½ cup almonds, chives and remaining ¼ tsp salt to skillet.  Cook covered, 1-2 min or until heated thru.  Spoon rice mixture evenly into squash halves.  Garnish with remaining 2 tbsp almonds and additional snipped chives, if desired.

      Cook's Tip: To form flat base, trim ½ in off top and bottom of the squash.

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      These 3 adorable turkey crafts are made from things you can find around your house. Each one uses something found in nature. Grab a piece of paper and have your kids make a list (sneaking in some handwriting time) of things they will look for while on a nature hike. Then, grab your craft scraps and sit down to make these little gobblers at home. Gobble. Gobble. Gobble. Enjoy!

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      Sept. 7 - Grandparent's Day or the first Sunday in September.

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      We don't have any chocolate milkshake recipes, but here's a yummy yogurt smoothie recipe instead!

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      Sept. 16 - National Play-Doh Day!

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      Sept. 18 - Rice Krispies Treats Day

      Sept. 19 - Talk like a Pirate Day

      While you're talking like a pirate why don't you dress like one too! Here's a diy pirate costume for kids.

      Sept. 22 - Elephant Appreciation Day

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      Winter is here! Oh, and Christmas is also just around the corner! Not only do kids love this time of year, but so adults do too! Even the most mature people in society can’t help but get a little giddy when it’s snowing outside and the bells are ringing! Christmas brings out everyone’s inner child. Of course, winter means it’s time for fun, family, holiday activities and lots of them! Read on for 7 simple winter and Christmas activities to do with your kids.

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      There's no need to spend a lot of money or stress over making glorious holiday decorations and delectable cookies to achieve the perfect Christmas with kids. Simple winter and holiday activities make the best, long lasting memories. Why not start a new family Christmas tradition with these simple activities for family time with the kids.

      1. Decorate your whole house with fancy lights

      Winter isn’t the holiday season without fancy lights. 

      From the colorful to the vibrant, get creative and beautiful LED fairy lights to your favorite rooms. Make sure to get the kids involved by allowing them to have input on which lights go in which location. LED lights don't get hot like those old fashioned Christmas lights so go crazy this year!

      To get some amazing Christmas lights, as well as other cool bulbs and lamps, go to Be a clever mom or dad by ordering your lights now before it’s too late! The more lights, the merrier the holiday season. Your kids will treasure this family tradition, so go make it a thing!

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      When your family is relaxing around the house during the holiday, load up Netflix and go on a movie-watching marathon! Elf, anyone? If you need extra help, here are 37 of the best Christmas movies for kids available on Netflix. 

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      Bonfires don't have to be just for fall! If you have a nice spacious backyard, you should have a cozy (and safe) fire. You’ll even be able to toast some marshmallows, have some hot chocolate, and tell your best Christmas stories. While you're at it, make some savory s'mores!

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      1. Build igloos and snow forts

      When it snows, it’s only right that the entire family has a huge snowball fight! When you do, make sure to build some igloos and forts to make it extra exciting. You can even make indoor snowballs for an indoor snowball fight!