January 3, 2017

Tailgate Spices and Rubs in Infinity Jars




I am a big fan of grilling and also using spices and rubs in my tailgate recipes. I am also a big fan of a local spice purveyor here in the Dallas area, Penzeys Spices. I normally do not get the chance to visit their store very often, but when I do, I usually stock up. Their pepper line is one of my favorites. I was introduced to the California pepper seasoning by a friend. I don't particularly like black pepper but these combinations peppers add just the right flavors needed for my meat dishes I prepare.

Luckily, the folks at the Infinity Jars company reached out to me recently and sent me some of their jars to test out. I immediately transferred my 3 peppers from Penzeys into their airtight, glass jars. They help protect and preserve the freshness of whatever you are storing in them.

Since the season is almost over now, I know many of you have packed away your tailgate equipment and that includes your special rubs and spices you use for grilling. I recommend that you look into using the Infinity Jars to help with any loss of flavor while we wait for the next season to begin. (Hopefully that doesn't take too long!)

In other cooking news, I receive a pressure cooker for Christmas and I am ecstatic. Actual tears were wept when I opened the package. I've already made some of the best beef stew in it!

December 20, 2016

All In One Cooler and Grill.....with Wheels



Leading up to the end of the year, I thought I would highlight my favorite tailgate products of 2016. Here is the first one!

This all-in-one cooler and grill from Picnic Time is what every tailgater had designed at one point in the their head or on a bar napkin. It had everything you need to tailgate in one portable, roll-able product. It's a grill. It's a cooler. And it even stores your utensils. It's awesome!


December 6, 2016

Tailgate Giant Jenga Game



Giant Jenga sets are very popular at tailgates across the country. I like this option from Etsy, you can customize it to your team colors and it's the best price. Definitely a great Christmas gift! 

You can always go with a traditional, licensed college set like this one from Victory Tailgate or Amazon has inexpensive options as well. 

If you are a DIYer you can make your own set. 



November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving - Turkey + Football



Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and one of my favorite holidays. Well, to be honest, between Halloween and New Years, I'm all blissed out in my happy place. I love all of the events surrounding the holidays, family time and lots of good food.

Speaking of food, I've got a lot of cooking to do today so I will make this short and sweet. I hope your Thanksgiving is filled with all of your favorite things, including pie and football.

I've never, ever gone out to shop on Black Friday. Thank goodness for the internet, I can shop from home in my PJ's. There are a ton of great deals out there and I've added some more cute gift ideas to my SHOP page.

Here are the top items on my wish list;

1. Check out this amazingly cool mug that regulates beverage temperature.
2. These gold Deer earrings are ridiculously adorable.
3. This Tarte Pro Palette is gorgeous.
4. A classic pair of Hunter boots has been on my list forever.
5. I love the design, color and functionality of this rose gold Kate Spade smartphone case pocket.

Many thanks to those of you who have been following along on my blogging adventures. I really, really appreciate your support! Happy Thanksgiving!

November 16, 2016

Holiday Gameday Shopping




I've added a number of items to my "shop" page to get you all geared up for Holiday shopping. What is on your favorite tailgaters wish list? Any new gadgets you are loving? Let me know!