Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Use up the candy on Gameday

Do you have some leftover Halloween candy?  Try these..

Here's how to do it straight from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Bake a pan of brownies according to your recipe/box but when they’re done, remove from oven and DON’T turn the oven off.  Immediately sprinkle the surface generously with mini marshmallows (for a 9×13 pan you’ll probably need 3-4 cups)  and about a cup of assorted candy.  I used Fall colored M&Ms and Candy Corn, but you really could use anything.  For Christmas you could find some red, white and green candy that would look really cute and festive too.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Trunk or Treat Tailgate

As you think about your Halloween plans for next week, I wanted to do a re-post from last October to give you some fun ideas...

When we hear Tailgate, we think football.  But parking in a lot and having a little party can happen for any occasion.  You might be in a parking lot for another reason...a Trunk or Treat tailgate.  Trunk or Treats are such a creative way to celebrate Halloween...and it's just another reason to have a tailgate party.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Happy Gameday

Neiman Marcus never ceases to impress with their annual Christmas book's fantasy gifts.  This year they are offering a gorgeous tailgate trailer with Bulleit whiskeys. 
 Here are the details straight from the catalog...

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Beautiful Tailgate


A Bloody Mary

And the Bloody Mary's friends.

Chili in tin and enamel cups

Fried Chicken with sea salt

Pretty Lobster and Pulled Pork Sandwiches

And the surprise...these are not from a football tailgate at all.  In New Jersey , they have amazing tailgate spreads for the horses at the Fall Hills Race Meeting.

Click right here on Martha Stewart Living to get all the details

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

More cocktail upgrades....

Yesterday, we wrote about Bearings, a Southern lifestyle guide for men. Well, Bearings has a sister!

Manner and Lane is a Southern lifestyle guide for women and just like their big brother, Bearings, has offered us up some more creative tailgate cocktails.

Athens, Georgia: The Branded Butcher
White Julep

2.5 oz American Spirit White Whiskey
2 Tbsp Powdered Sugar
1 Large Sprig of Mint
Splash of Water

Place whiskey, mint and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Lightly muddle the ingredients together until well blended. Add a splash of water and ice. Shake briskly and serve in a julep tin garnished with a mint sprig.

Austin, Texas: The Tigress
Brown Sugar Snow

1 oz Rye Whiskey
1 oz Averna Amaro
½ oz Brown Sugar Syrup or Muddled Brown Sugar Cube
½ oz Lemon Juice

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a coupe.

Enjoy Manner and Lane with your spirits!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Upgrade the Gameday Cocktail

If you have not yet discovered Bearings, you should! Bearings is an online "Southern Lifestyle Guide for Men". With lots of information on menswear, culture, the outdoors, sports, cuisine, music and more, Bearings arrives in your email customized to your location.

One issue last month shared with us some creative tailgate cocktails....

Athens, Georgia – The Branded Butcher
The American Vesper

1 oz American Sprit White Whiskey
1 oz Hayman's Old Tom Gin
1/2 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup

Place all ingredients in a shaker, add ice and shake hard. Strain ingredients into a glass. Add a lemon rind.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina – The Crunkleton
The Kentucky Lucky

2 oz Woodford Reserve Bourbon Whiskey
1 oz Tanqueray Gin
1 oz Cocchi Americano Apertivo (substitute Lillet Blanc if not available)
2 Dashes Regan's Orange Bitters

Put all of the ingredients in a Boston shaker with ice and stir for 20 rotations. Strain into a glass and garnish with a swath of orange peel.

Oxford, Mississippi – Snackbar
French Resistance

1.5 oz Armagnac VSOP Brandy
.75 oz Dolin Sweet Vermouth
.75 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth

Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

Austin, Texas – The Tigress
The Mitchie

1/2 Reposado Tequila
1/2 Tomato Juice
2 Dashes of Sriracha Sauce
1 Dash Cholula
Mexican Beer

Shaken, strain over ice into a pint glass. Top with Mexican beer. Squeeze half a lime over and drop it in. Add some onion and jalapeƱo slices as garnish.

Make one of these cocktails and read Bearings, a guide for your best gentleman.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

Collection of Football Food

Gameday Style likes to find the best, stylish gameday resources for its readers...this is done by perusing blogs, shop sites and news pieces.  Here is a darling collection of football looking food from the blog, 

Click on over for the recipe links for all of these football foodie cuties...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Gameday Belles

A combination of SEC fashion, food and football analysis, The Gameday Belles is a fun new blog to follow this season.

My favorite feature has been their creative tailgate menus, like this one for the Georgia-South Carolina game this past weekend.

Carolina BBQ Sliders
Bacon Cheeseburger Puffs
Spicy Pickle Dip
Pimento Cheese Rolls
Hot Sausage Dip
BLT Macaroni Salad
Corn, Tomato, Cheddar Pie
Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips
Bulldog Bites
Caramel Butter Pecan Bars
Strawberry Lemonade Jello Shots
And with their regular Sideline Style posts, The Gameday Belles feature fashion for an SEC team. Last week, they gave Georgia girls some love...

The Gameday Belles is written by Christina and Ally, two SEC alumnae that celebrate their gamedays with lots of style...and football love. They give readers xs and os analysis on SEC games each week in their Recap posts.
For fun, food, fashion and football all around the SEC, check out The Gameday Belles!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Happy Gameday

Campus Map Prints available from

Stay tuned...Football Stadiums from City Prints will be featured.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Gameday Weekend Food to Go

Morning tailgate?  Houseguests?  Whip these up as the hostess or for the hostess.  
They're the tailgating trinity...portable, yummy and just fine to eat at room temp.

Breakfast Omelet Muffins

1 pound Italian Sausage (sweet, mild, hot variety depending on your preference)
1 cup broccoli florets
1/2 cup chopped chives
1 onion chopped and sauteed 
8 large eggs
1/4 cup milk (or half and half depending on how you're feeling that day)
1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp baking powder
salt & pepper to taste
Freshly grated Parmesan Cheese as needed

1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
2. In a large saute pan, over medium high heat, brown Italian Sausage and chopped onion for about 5 minutes, or until the sausage is no longer pink. Remove from heat and stir in broccoli.
3. Whisk together eggs, milk, oil and baking powder.  Season with salt and pepper.
4. Lightly spray a 12-cupcake pan with oil.Spoon out the sausage and broccoli mixture evenly into each cupcake.
5. Ladle the egg mixture over sausage and broccoli. 
6. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
7. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Head over to Six in the Suburbs for more tailgate treats like

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

College Hautees-Win it!

Full of style, and a super clever name, College Hautees, brings you darling, spirited gameday fashion.

Tamina Madsen, founder of College Hautees, left her career in law to get into the fashion world that is gameday.  Like many gals on Saturdays, she refused wearing her team's logo for so long because there weren't many fashionable choices sporting the logo.  Just this week, she has added several new teams and styles.  College Hautee's large variety of teams available is impressive. The line encompasses 37 different colleges,  giving so many choices for schools that you don't always see everywhere.  

So how would you like to win a $50 gift certificate from College Hautee's?  

To enter, give College Hautees a LIKE on Facebook.

College Hautees

And for another entry, go right here to share Gameday Style and this giveaway on your own Facebook page.  

Fine print: Winner will be chosen randomly on October 10; US residents only. If the winner doesn't respond within 7 days, a new winner will be chosen.  Thanks!