To some, January is a depressing month…the holidays are over, the house is bare, and the weather is cold. But to others, it is quite the opposite. January brings a New Year full of promise, an opportunity to reflect on the prior year, celebrate wins, and make resolutions for the future. It is also a time where things slow down enough for us to get together with friends and watch our favorite sporting event. Whether your football team made the playoffs, or you prefer to watch hockey or basketball, gathering with friends, and food, of course, is the best way to watch the big game. A game day get together is a sure fire way to celebrate the new year and beat the winter blues. We’ve pulled together a list of our favorite game day dips (that would be the perfect accompaniment to your handcrafted Wendell August chip and dip tray). [caption id="attachment_1140" align="aligncenter" width="1500"] Enhance your game day spread with our Language of Sports Chip and Dip Sets. Choose from football, hockey, basketball or baseball.[/caption] Classic Guacamole Originating in Mexico, guacamole has become a popular dip, spread, and dressing in American cuisine, and is a great game day dip. This simple recipe from Martha Stewart is definitely at the top of the list. Fresh and delicious with a little bit of spice from the jalapenos. If you don't have your own 'guac' recipe, you have to try this one. Homemade French Onion Dip Have you ever found yourself in front of the television with a bag of chips and a vat french onion dip...and somehow they disappeared faster than you thought possible? This guilty pleasure, made from scratch with caramelized onions, puts the store bought version to shame. Serve this at your next get together and see how fast it disappears. Amaretto Fluff Dip It's January, and we are all dieting, right? It is definitely a good idea to have some healthy options at your party. A selection of fruit that is colorful and fresh will add a healthy touch. Serve it alongside this three-ingredient, mouthwatering dip. It is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Shrimp Dip with Cream Cheese Who doesn't love shrimp? It is universally enjoyed, but is still seemingly elegant. This easy, make-ahead dip is perfect for your next party. Spinach Dip This is an oldie, but goodie, and a staple at any card club gathering. Add it to your sports party and serve it in a hollowed out round loaf of bread, it makes a spectacular presentation. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus A plate of vegetables will sing when dipped into this blend of chickpeas, red peppers and garlic. A twist on the traditional hummus recipe, this version may become your new go-to. Black Bean Dip Hearty and Healthy, black bean dip is a great way to provide a meaty option to non-meat-eaters. There is a local restaurant chain in the Pittsburgh area, not far from our Grove City facility, called Big Burrito. This recipe is from Kaya, their Caribbean-inspired restaurant, and is absolutely delicious. Salsa Ranch Dip This three-ingredient dip is a great option when you have guests pop by at the last minute on game day or any day. Most of us have these on hand in our homes and it whips together in a flash. Yum! Fruit Salsa This twist on salsa, made with fruit, is a refreshing snack. Perfect served with homemade or store bough cinnamon chips. I promise you that you will be asked for the recipe. Muffuletta Dip You're probably familiar with the classic New Orleans Muffuletta sandwich, a hollowed out loaf of round Sicilian bread filled with deli meat and a marinated olive salad. This dip pulls all the flavor of that amazing sandwich into a spectacular dip,. Serve with bread cubes for an out of the box game day idea. This arsenal of dips will have you prepared for game day, or any day. Stop by Wendell August for beautiful, handcrafted entertaining accessories that will dress up your party table. Cheers!