Tailgating with Wilton Armetale

It’s that time of year – football season! With football season comes tailgating! As a Bengals fan that lives in Texas it’s not often I get to see them play, but I was happy to discover they will be playing in Houston this year. Woo hoo! What can I say? I lived a majority of my life in Ohio, and I’m loyal to my team!

I was challenged to experiment with some recipes to see what could be used for tailgating. As a family that grills regularly – finding a recipe to use on the grill wasn’t the challenge, but coming up with a creative way to use it for tailgating was since I have never been before (crazy, right?), but I was up for the challenge! I was excited for the chance to try out a versatile bowl from Wilton Armetale.

Wilton Armetale Bowl

Disclosure: I received the Wilton Armetale Classic Medium Bowl to facilitate my review. Regardless, all opinions are my own.

Wilton Armetale offers a variety of flexible, durable serveware made of unique, non-toxic aluminum-based alloy. They’re so versatile!

I was really excited to try out my bowl. I was definitely intrigued by the versatility. This bowl can go from the freezer to the oven, used on the table to the fridge. So essentially I can do just about anything with this bowl, which I love! I feel like when I cook sometimes I get so overwhelmed by the dishes. I use one bowl to mix, then have to transfer it to something else to bake, then to yet another to serve, then to another to store leftovers. Well, you get the point. Now, I can do it all in ONE bowl! Amazing, right? I definitely appreciate it!

Of course, I also love that we can use it on the grill! So, my inspiration for my tailgating recipe comes from a recipe we use regularly for the grill (but has now been simplified thanks to my new Wilton Armetale bowl!), and I will note how I would modify it for tailgating!

Tailgating Recipe with Wilton Armetale

Marinated Pork Chop Kabobs

What You Need:

Pork chops (size and amount preferred)
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Thyme
1/2 Tsp Basil

Because we’re modifying the recipe for tailgating, we’re going to cut up the pork chops into kabobs, so you may want to include vegetables for the kabobs as well. I’m the only one in my family that will eat veggies that have been grilled, so we didn’t, but I think it would be a great touch!

How to Make It:

First, create your marinade by mixing the EVOO, Brown Sugar, Salt, Thyme, and Basil. You can choose to do this at home before you leave or take the ingredients with you but keep in mind the meat does need to sit in the marinade for about 1-2 hours, so it is probably best to prepare it in advance.

Marinade - Tailgating Recipe

Place the pork chops in the bowl and really soak them in the marinade. Then add the marinade and the pork chops to a zip lock bag – or if you have plastic wrap you can simply leave them in the bowl and seal it tightly with plastic wrap. We were out of plastic wrap and didn’t realize it! Be sure to really make sure every inch of the meat is covered.

Marinade Tailgating Recipe

Place it in the refrigerator for around 2 hours – a little longer or shorter depending on the amount of flavor you prefer. If you’re taking it with you, you can take it in the cooler as it soaks in the marinade!

Fire up the grill and put the pork chops with marinade back in the bowl if it had been transferred to a bag or simply just remove the plastic wrap if not. Take the pork chops out one by one and add them to the grill. Grill time will vary based on type of grill. Be sure to cook meat thoroughly.

Wilton Armetale Bowl Tailgating Recipe

If you are cooking vegetables, it is a good time to add them to the marinade on the grill, so they will cook and receive an infusion of flavor!

Once the pork chops are cooked thoroughly, move the marinade to the hottest part of the grill and bring it to a simmer. (If you were cooking vegetables, be sure you have removed them as well.) This will help to stir up additional flavor. Drizzle more of the marinade onto the pork chops.

Tailgating Recipe Marinade Simmer

Now, we would usually be done, but since this recipe would usually require plates and silverware it wouldn’t be ideal for tailgating, which is why I would now suggest cutting up the pork chops into smaller bites and adding them to a kabob! If you cooked vegetables, add them along with the pork chops and enjoy!

What is your favorite tailgating recipe?

We definitely love that we have a bowl we can use on the grill! Not only that, but I can do so much with it! It’s important to note that although it’s extremely versatile, it’s not dishwasher safe.

For More Information:

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Wilson Armetale Giveaway

Would you like the chance to win some of the durable and versatile Wilton Armetale products? One winner will receive a Wilton Armetale Giveaway Package including: Medium Bowl, Pitcher, Cracker Tray, and Handle Tray (ARV $257.25). It is open to US residents ages 18+ and ends 9/22 at 10:59pm Central Time.

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  1. Debbie Bray

    I’d love the Grill Ware 2qt. pitcher

  2. OMG i am in love with this!!! We grill out all the time and I always have to use foil pans, causing burned food, or not large enough pans, I did not no they even made these, wow I want the entire collection. but for now to start I would love to have the GRILLWARE CHILI POT
    $69.99 I like to make green chili at the lake, and serve it to friends so you could serve it in this pan and cook it this is so going on my christmas list!! Not that i will get it, but i can shop for my self right??? heheheh thank you

  3. I Really Enjoyed Reading your review and Recipe on the Wilton Armetale Versatile Bowl “Tailgating with Wilton Armetale”! Believe it or not, I’ve never been tailgating either! However, I have been camping and I do use the portable grill we have then! The Pork Chops you made looked so Yummy! I love the fact that this bowl can be used for practically everything! That’s one good bowl! I see there is a giveaway for some of the Armetale products! I will have to get to that in a day or so! But, I will be entering! Thanks so much for the review and the recipe! I appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂
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  4. Miranda McCallister

    I love the.William & Mary Collection. Anything in there would be a treat.

  5. Linda Manns Linneman

    Thank you for sharing the recipes and these great cookware pieces. Sounds great. Thank you for sharing. I love tailgating.

  6. Darlene Jones-Nelson

    I would love to have the Crosses

  7. Linda Bradshaw says

    I would love to have the GRILLWARE CHILI POT

  8. I like the Seashore Bread tray

  9. Darlene Carbajal says

    I like the Grillware Chef Pan.

  10. Love the Grillware chili pot!!!

  11. Brenda Saball says

    I would LOVE to have the crosses with Faith, Hope and Love written on them

  12. From the Fruits and Vegetables collection, I love the Vegetable Tray.

  13. I really like the LOVE CROSS, as well as the rest of the collection.

  14. Robin Abrams says

    I would love the GRILLWARE CHILI POT

  15. I would like anything from the Crab with Shell collection. I especially like the bread tray.

  16. I would like to have the Grillware chili pot.

  17. Denise Elliott says

    I would love to have the Univ of Oregon Wall Clock

  18. Sandra Watts

    I would love to have the William & Mary collection. Just beautiful!

  19. I would love to have the Seashore small round tray with Cheeseboard.

  20. I would love to have the Grillware Fish Griller. I love to grill fish, but it’s hard to keep it on the grill and not fall in between.

  21. I love everything!! LOL!! I have a thing for bread plates, so I would love to get the Grace Bread Tray .

  22. melissa stone ( says

    GRILLWARE CHILI POT would be awesome to have

  23. I would like to have something from the Gourmet Grillware collection.

  24. I would love the Notre Dame cheeseboard.

  25. Linda Madden says

    I would love to have the Scalloped Handle Buffet Tray

  26. This looks so awesome – I love how you can go from grill to table! I think I need this!
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  27. margaret peg m says

    hi, i really liked the ‘stafford’ designs, the ‘chip & dip’ bowl, especially.

  28. Kathy Dunaway says

    I would love to have the Grillware Wok.

  29. I like the gourmet grillware

  30. Lisa Sarpolis

    I love the harvest collection!

  31. I like the Seashore Large Round platter the most-

  32. Tammy Schweitzer says

    Grillware Casserole / Baker love this product like too try it soon

  33. Jennifer Pickett says

    I’d also love to have a couple of the Country French Mugs and the Flutes and Pearls Butter Dish w/lid. Thanks for the gveaway.

  34. I really like the Raggae collection. My first purchase would be the Salad Bowl!

  35. Greg Mimbs

    This will make grilling out better, and make the food taste better!

  36. Christine Y. Groce

    Love it all. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  37. Jacalyn Martelli says

    I’d love something from the symphony collection, thanks.

  38. I like the Viceroy Chip & Dip bowl

  39. Very, very nice prize! I like the recipes that allows me to use the herbs from our garden while still fresh.

  40. angela cunningham says

    I would like to have the Grillware chili pot

  41. Id love the crosses. then I would get the salad bowls.

  42. Scallop Handle Buffet Tray is the item I’d love to have.

  43. Margaret Smith says

    Wow. What beautiful items. Hard to choose just one favorite. My first item that I absolutely love is the Harvest Chip & Dip. Love the pattern.
    Thanks so much.

  44. Lauren Inmon says

    I would love the boucle 16″ oval tray

  45. paige chandler says

    I love the traditional Pitcher

  46. Dara Nix

    Another Wilton Armetale item I would love to have is the Grillware 21″ Warming Tray

  47. Stephanie Galbraith says

    I like the Seafood Mallet.

  48. Linda Peavy

    Crab w/Shell Medium Round Bowl looks awesome!

  49. My favorite is the Harvest, I love to have fresh fruit sitting on my table

  50. Mary Beth Elderton says

    I just love the Harvest collection! The Harvest Oval Tray is so pretty.

  51. Ann+Fantom

    I would like to get Wilton Armetale\’s Grillware Jalepeno Tray

  52. Another product I would love to have is the Symphony 3pc Salad Set

  53. we’d luv a portable grill too. So nice to have. ty

  54. courtney gibson says

    Another product I like is the Girllware Football Griller.

  55. Shannon Baas says

    I’d like the University of Iowa bread plate.

  56. Janet Woodling says

    I would love to have the University of Kentucky Chili Pot.

  57. I would like to have the GRILLWARE CHILI POT

  58. Samantha Ball says

    I would loveeee the vegetable tray!

  59. ELIZABETH C. says


  60. Kathy Hanley

    I really like the Grillware especially the Grillware Chili Pot. We lost power for a week during Hurricane Sandy and this would have come in handy!

  61. I like the Univ of Wisconsin Bread Tray!
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  62. I would love the Boucle

  63. I really like the Grillware Chili Pot. This is one product I would get a lot of use of.

  64. I like the Grillware Chili Pot. Nice enough to use as a serving piece but sturdy enough for the grill.

  65. Serena Powell says

    I’d like to have the Harvest Chip & Dip

    I hope to live there one day.

  67. Shakeia Rieux says

    I would love to have the Grillware Chili Pot

  68. I like the GRILLWARE DEEP DISH SIZZLE SKILLET. Would be super useful for a lot of things!


  70. I also like the Grillware Pizza Tray

  71. Willie Darlington

    I love the Grillware Chili Pot. Awesomeness!

  72. I would love to have the Rose Divided Tray.

  73. Cindy Merrill

    As a food Historian, the Original Mug found on the Miscellaneous page would be a great addition, love it.

  74. I would love to have the square griddle with handles.

  75. Jennifer Zidak says

    I would love the University of Florida Skillet.

  76. Desiree Dunbar says

    I love the Sunflower Tray.

  77. Sarah Hirsch says

    i’d also like the grillware chili pot

  78. Lauren Olivia Wood

    I like the Viceroy Chip and Dip!

  79. I like the Seashore Bread tray

  80. I would adore having the Grillware Square Griddle w/ Handles . I really love ALL the grill ware line super cool!

  81. Monique Rizzo says

    I like the grillware chili pot. Perfect for Tailgaiting!

  82. Kim Keithline says

    I would love to have the Grillware Chef Pan

  83. I also like the Grillware Pizza Tray.

  84. I want the Univ of Nebraska chip and dip.

  85. I would love the grillware chef pan

  86. I love the states bread tray. They even have VT.

  87. I love the Seashore Bread Tray.

  88. Laurie Nykaza

    Grillware 1 Quart Saucepot love to use this wonderful pot.

  89. I love the fish griller.

  90. I love the college serveware collection! What a great way to fancy up the tailgate a bit…plus it’s fewer dishes to haul out, since you can cook and serve.

  91. I looooove the Texas Tech Wall Clock! Go Red Raiders!!!!!

  92. Cassandra Kratz says

    The grillware chef pan looks awesome!

  93. Lauren becker says

    How cute. I also like the Univ of Kentucky Cheeseboard as that’s my school!!

  94. I would love to have the grillware casserole/baker.

  95. I would love to have the Texas Tech Wall CLock

  96. Are you kidding me – they have Iowa Hawkeye trays and sets!! What an awesome find – totally just solved my “What will I get dad for Christmas” dilemma.

  97. Kim Crawford says

    I love the chili pot.

  98. Janet Jackson says

    I love everything. So hard to choose. But if I had to, it would be the Classic Salt and Pepper Shaker Set. So cute.

  99. I’d love the Texas Bread Tray.
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  100. Sallee Crummel Glickler

    I would love to have this:
    Harvest Cheeseboard

  101. I would love to get the Love Cross 🙂

  102. Jessica Rose says

    I would love to have the William & Mary Large Round Bowl

  103. I love the TEXAS A&M CHIP & DIP.

  104. I like the grillware 17″ divided serving tray.

  105. I’m loving the Health Plate!

  106. stephanie baker says

    I love the collegiate collection, but my college is not on there 🙁 Would def get my dad a Baylor skillet, though.

  107. I think that I would get a lot of use out of the Grillware Pizza Tray. I’ve never seen this line before, lots of great gift ideas.

  108. tina reynolds says


  109. I like the Stanford collection

  110. I also love the Harvest Cheeseboard from Wilton Armetale.


  111. I love the scalloped handled trays

  112. Grillware Casserole / Baker for the grill.

  113. April Brenay says

    Love the university of Oregon sizzle skillet!


  115. Robert Pyszk says

    I would like to have the groupware chili pot

  116. Brittney House says

    I would love a portable grill.

  117. Tim Anderson says

    The Grillware Crock or Chili pot. I am a big fan of Gumbo. I think the crock would work out nice

  118. The harvest collection is nice.

  119. The Grillware Condiment Bowl please!

  120. I would love the Grillware Deep Dish Sizzle Skillet

  121. i would love to have Grillware Football Griller!

  122. Daffodil chip and dip is so whimsical and cute. I want the sunflower one too.

  123. The Grill ware Wok looks cool!

  124. I like the grill casserole baker .

  125. I like the Peanut Dish!!

  126. Francine Anchondo says

    I like Grillware Chili Pot

  127. Well, I heart the Plough Bowl!

  128. This looks very useful for my grill!!! Making marinade A LOT easier 🙂

  129. I would love to have the Boucle.

  130. Yes… You are the greatest company of college items – I’ll be sure to share this with all the co-ed’s plus thos that are friends & family! For several years, I was delayed from ever getting an item for a family member or friend for the holidays – and for this I might be able to make up for it (if I win) with that of a Univ of Florida Mug! The individual of whom this will be going to is someone that really tried her best in school and achieved what she did through hard work. She has continued on with her academics but like myself (our families arent wealthy) so we have had to work & save in order to pay for our semesters at school! And I think that the Univ of Florida Mug will be a great inspiration for her to one day pursue a degree in medicine! Thanks so much!


  131. i just love the Daffodil Chip & Dip it is so very nice it is hard to pick just one thing

  132. Shelton Rogerson says

    I’d like to have the grill ware chili pot.

  133. I would love to have their Grillware Pizza Tray

  134. I like the Eddy Large 2 Qt Bowl.

  135. susan smoaks says

    i want to try the Grillware Casserole / Baker

  136. Awesome stuff. I like the chip and dip also.
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  137. Richard Hicks says


  138. Misha Estrada says

    I like the BELLE MONT 18″ HANDLED TRAY.

  139. Christina Strapp Lambert says

    I like the Grillware Chef Pan.

  140. I would also like their Faith Cross. Very cool stuff.

  141. I would love the Vegetable Griller

  142. I’d like to have a grillware chili pot & a grillware crock.

  143. I like the Bless This House Small Bread Tray

  144. I’d like to have the Scallop Handle Large Oval Tray. It’s such a simple classic look.

  145. I want any of the FSU things. I love them all.

  146. I also like the Grillware Chili Pot.

  147. Connie Tucker says

    Would love to have their Seashore Trivet

  148. Barb Stenby

    i like the SUNFLOWER TRAY

  149. The grillware pizza tray would be great!

  150. The Ohio State chip and dip!

  151. I would like the Grillware Saute/Frypan.

  152. I would love to have one of the state bread trays. Texas of course!

  153. April Crisafulli says

    I really like the Eddy Large 2 Qt Bowl

  154. i love the sunflower tray!

  155. i really like the faith cross they have

  156. The Grillware chili pot would be perfect with winter coming up, a good pot of chili YUM.


  158. You can’t go wrong with a University of Washington mug!

  159. Richard Hicks says

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  160. I love the Country French Mug! Thanks so much for the chances to win.

  161. Peggy Rydzewski says

    The Grillware Chili Pot looks impressive.

  162. I’d love ANY of the Ohio State items! Go Bucks!

  163. Virginia Rowell

    I would love to have the LOVE CROSS.

  164. I like the Grillware Casserole / Baker

  165. I would love to have the large round fruit bowl.

  166. I would like to have the gourmet Grillware.

  167. Lorena Keech says

    I’d like to try the Univ of Nebraska Chili Pot for our next tailgate

  168. Kayci Stanley says

    I really like the Vegetable Tray. The whole Fruits & Vegetables Collection is cool.

  169. The DownTown Heat BBQ Sauce looks very tasty!

  170. I so need the chilli pot… My hubby would just go crazy for it!

  171. GRILLWARE CROCK best one i’ve seen yet!!

  172. Christian Alejandro says

    I liked the BAYLOR BREAD TRAY.

  173. Beverly Metcalf says

    I like the Bless This House Small Bread Tray. Thanks for having this contest.

  174. I would like to try the TEXAS CHIP & DIP.

  175. I love this set. Your chops looked pretty amazing too!
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