Grilling & Tailgating

5 Make-Ahead Hacks for a Fuss-Free Tailgate

By: Kyle Grace Mills   I like to cook the way Les Miles likes to coach: crazy with a dash of questionable judgment. He decides to throw Hail Mary passes with three seconds on the clock; I make Lemon Merengue Pie with homemade sweetened condensed milk. The only difference between us is our audience: he has rabid LSU fans to […]

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The Absolute Best Brownies and Bar Cookies for Your Tailgating Spread

Tailgate season is just about here, and I, for one, cannot wait. I love the entire game day experience. And while yes, of course, I enjoy  the actual football part, I’ll be the first to admit that the communal experience and traditions surrounding it hold a bit more significance for me than the game itself. To me, the aspect of bringing people […]

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How to Have a Kick-Ass Vegetarian Tailgate (Yes, It’s Possible)

Obviously, one of the best things about tailgating is the feast of footballing fare that is to be devoured before/during the game. It’s the part that everyone–football fanatics and those who are just along for the ride–can enjoy. The typical spread looks something like hot dogs, burgers, wings, etc., but what if we changed up the menu a little bit? Supposing  you were charged […]

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Do You Actually *Need* to Soak Wooden Skewers Before Cooking with Them?

It’s summer, and summer means grilling, and grilling means skewers. Obviously. But, as we all know from science and stuff, wood tends to burn when placed over an open flame. So what about the wooden skewers that recipes often call for? Won’t those burn? I mean, it’s usually recommended that you soak wooden skewers in water for up to thirty minutes before using them to minimize any fire […]

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Shish-Keballin’ : 10 Unique Skewers To Grill Right Now

If your grill hasn’t gotten a fairly intense summer workout by now, it’s time to get those flames going. Now, if you want to be a total baller, and we’re betting that you do, one of the most dynamic (yet, seemingly least appreciated) food items to get your grill going for is the kebab. Yes, if you do it right–skewering your food demands a little more […]

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Memorial Day Mains to Kick Grilling Season Off Right

Memorial Day is our opportunity to gather up with friends and family to celebrate all who have served in our nation’s armed services–it’s a holiday worth looking forward to. Obviously, the best place to bring your people together is around a table… a table covered with ample quantities of amazing food. Meaning… Memorial Day is the perfect occasion fire up […]

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Your Burger’s BBF (Beer Best Friend)

Burgers and beer…one of the greatest couples in famous food partnership history. They act as each others’ best friend, their names fatefully alliterate, and the success of their bond is focused around common interests and balance–flavors and textures that work together and compliment each other. I mean really, it’s what I aspire to in every intimate relationship in my life […]

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The Game Plan: Alabama vs. Mississippi State

College football fans, get ready. ESPN’s College GameDay is returning to the SEC this weekend for a heated matchup between the No. 1 ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs and the No. 5 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. Various sources predict that the Bulldogs undefeated run will come to end in Tuscaloosa this weekend, crediting the Tide with having the one of the strongest defenses […]

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The Game Plan: Ohio State Vs. Michigan State

November is a great month to be a football fan! This Saturday, ESPN College GameDay is heading north for a rematch of last year’s Big Ten Championship Game. The Michigan State Spartans will host the Ohio State Buckeyes in East Lansing. No doubt Ohio State will be bringing their A-game this Saturday–the Buckeyes lost their shot at playing in the BCS […]

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The Game Plan: Mississippi State vs. Auburn

It’s hard to believe we’re already in week seven of college football! This weekend ESPN’s College GameDay heads to Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Mississippi for the first time ever, and it’s for another big game: Mississippi State vs. Auburn. They may have taken everyone by surprise, but we now know not to underestimate the teams from Mississippi. Miss State’s victory […]

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