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    Beer for Your Tailgate

    While some may choose to bypass the alcoholic beverages this football season, many of us will be sipping our favorite beer, while chomping on whatever the grill gods have served up. The Brewers Association has a fantastic beer and food pairing chart but for our purposes we’ve narrowed it down to three tailgate favorites. Pale ales […]

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    Tailgating Essentials

    The last thing you want to worry about on the morning of the football game is something you may have forgotten.  So what should you bring to your tailgate to ensure the fun never stops? Plates and cups Pocket knife Bug repellent Butane lighter Ponchos (in case of rain) First aid kit Chairs The grill […]

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    DIY Tailgate Flagpole

      What you will need: Either PVC or metal for the pole material Handsaw Drill Couplings I-bolts Carabiners Flag How to create: Cut your poles into 5 foot lengths to make transportation easier.  You’ll need 15-20 feet total. Connect the pieces using the couplings. Drill two holes at the top end of your flag pole.  […]

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    Go Plate for the Tailgate

    Tailgating is about good people, good sports, good food, and good drinks.  And you can bet there is always an abundance of good food.  If you’re like me, you wanna get a taste of everything and soon your plate is full.  Carrying a drink, and a full plate of food doesn’t leave a free hand […]

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    Tailgating Snacks: What to Make

    When you think of tailgating, you think of burgers, hot dogs, and beer.  But what else can you make for your tailgate season to give the party a new flavor? Here are some ideas to make for your next tailgate! Chunky Guacamole: Finely chop 1 small white onion Chop 1 Serrano chile Mix with 1 […]

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    Beer+Cheese=A Dip Made for Tailgating

    What could scream football and tailgate more than a beer and cheese DIP!  Two great American icons combined to make the ultimate tailgating dip.   Beer Cheese Dip Ingredients 2 – 8oz packages of cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup beer 1 envelope Ranch Dressing Mix 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese Instructions Beat the first three […]

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    Tailgating Through History

    As you paint up your face and throw on your favorite team’s jersey to head out to the tailgate before the game, you may wonder where this tradition came from.  The first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “tailgate,” is usually football.  It is only natural to think tailgating may have […]

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    Tailgate Favors

    We all know red solo cups are the staple to a good tailgate season.  What can we do to make them a little more special?  Turn them into wine glasses!  These creative wine solo cups are sure to get a laugh at the next tailgate, and make for cute party favors! You can find some […]

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    Watermelon Tailgate

    Need a place for your tailgate punch?  Grab a watermelon and make this neat looking pitcher!  It’s sure to get some attention while you’re preparing for the big game.     Hollow out your watermelon, add a spigot, and fill with you’re favorite punch!  Now that’s tailgating done right.   Photos from:   http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/26/watermelon-keg/

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    Perfect Snack for Tailgate Season!

    Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites Calories are about 4,000-5,000 for the whole recipe depending on how much chocolate and sugar and pretzels you use. Makes about 60-80 pretzel bites. Ingredients 1 cup creamy peanut butter 2 tbsp softened butter 1/2 cup powdered sugar (you may need more) 3/4 cup brown sugar (you may need more) Pretzels […]

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