A crouton isn’t limited to the buttered sourdough square you are probably most used to. A homemade crouton can be made out of any bread and is an easy way to pack a ton of flavor into an item that won’t take up too much space when traveling. These Bacon and Chipotle Gouda Cornbread Croutons can be made a few days before your party or tailgate. At the event, they are a versatile topping to any salad or soup. You may intend them as a topping, but be warned. Once your guests taste these crunchy squares they will be eaten by the handful as a snack that any bacon lover would approve of!
Fall is quickly approaching. This means the end of summer vacation, kids going back to school, and most importantly College Football will be back! Now is the time to start testing new recipes and thinking about what new flavors you can bring to your tailgate this season. Looking for a versatile dish that can feed a crowd? Try this Chicken Chili with Roasted Tomatoes.
The Southern Tailgating Cookbook 2013 Book Tour
|Thursday, August 15 7:30pm
|Quail Ridge Books-Raleigh, NC|
|Saturday, August 24 2:00pm
|Park Road Books-Charlotte, NC|
|Sunday, September 1 5:00 PM
|Decatur Book Festival-Decatur, GA|
|Sunday, September 8 2:00pm
|Barnes & Noble-Burlington, NC|
|Saturday, September 14
Ole Miss @ U Texas Game
|University Coop Bookstore-Austin, TX|
|Tuesday, September 17 7:00pm
|Brazos Bookstore Houston, TX|
|Wednesday, September 18 5:00pm
|Southern Methodist University Bookstore-Dallas, TX|
|Saturday, September 21
SMU @ TAMU Game
|Texas A&M University Bookstore-College Station, TX|
|Thursday, September 26 6:00pm
VA Tech @ GA Tech Game
|Georgia Tech Bookstore-Atlanta, GA|
|Friday, October 4, 6:30pm
|Avid Bookshop-Athens, GA|
|Saturday, October 12
|Southern Festival of Books-Nashville, TN|
|Saturday, October 19 2:00pm
LSU @ Ole Miss Game
|Ole Miss University Bookstore-Oxford, MS|
|Saturday, October 26
Furman @ LSU Game
|LSU University Bookstore-Baton Rouge, LA|
|Saturday, November 9
LSU @ Alabama Game
|The University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa, AL|
|Saturday, November 30
Clemson @ USC Game
|University of South Carolina Bookstore-Columbia, SC|
Throughout the fall, I will be making 15 stops in 8 different states! From bookstore, to festivals, to tailgating on college campuses, this tour has it all! Some events don’t have start times yet. I will be filling those in as they are finalized.
I am looking forward another fall filled with tailgating and can’t wait to meet you and come see your tailgate! I will be making game day stops at South Carolina, Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss, Georgia Tech, Texas A&M, and Texas! If you will be tailgating there, I would love to come by and see how you celebrate GAME-DAY!
I will be updating you throughout the fall of the tour’s progress. If you haven’t ordered your copy of The Southern Tailgating Cookbook yet, you can buy one as a hard back or Ebook edition!
I look forward to seeing you this fall! Happy Tailgating!
Do you have a berry lover in your family or at your tailgate? You know, those guests who happen to always pick all the blueberries and raspberries out of the fruit salad or always have raspberry waffles and blueberry pancakes. These Blueberry Raspberry Muffins are made for them! Warning though, when other guests see these muffins topped with an icing drizzle, there may be a battle over who will get the last one.
Issue 7 of photographing FOOD is now out! This issue is all about backgrounds! What you shoot your food on is just as important as the subject you are shooting. A well chosen background can tell a story, complement the subject, and make for a stronger and more powerful image!
This refreshing gin based cocktail is exactly what you need now that the dog days of summer are here. The delightful balance of lime, mint, and lavender pairs well with the subtle herbal flavors of a London Dry Gin. If you plan on serving this for a crowd, you can double or triple the simple syrup recipe. If your cocktails will be made one at a time, refrigerate the simple syrup in a sealed container.
Bar cookies ease of transportation make them great for bringing to a tailgate or outdoor party. The rich caramel icing and soft lemon sugar cookie will appeal to guests of all ages at your next party! The recipe is designed to be baked in a large 16.75″X12″X1″jelly roll pan, so you can cut them to any desired size before serving, or let your guests cut a piece that will fit their appetite. To make the caramel icing, you will need a candy thermometer and 2 large heavy bottomed pots. Make the cookie base first. While the cookie is cooling, make the caramel icing. You can eat them as soon as they are iced, or let the icing cool completely before covering with foil and transporting to your event.
Looking for a side dish or vegetarian main entree for your next dinner party, backyard cookout, or tailgate? This hearty, but not heavy, summer salad is the perfect dish to showcase fresh summer produce. Filled with fresh zucchini, tomatoes, bell peppers, kale, garbanzo beans and farro, this is a dish that vegetarians and meat lovers will both pile onto their plate! Serve on its own as a vegetable entree, or to top your favorite grilled chicken, shrimp, or pork tenderloin.
Are you looking for the perfect dessert to serve this weekend? I have your solution. Say hello to this Lime Cheesecake with Fresh Blueberry Topping. I know what you may be thinking. Yes, a rich and decadent cheesecake like the Heath Bar Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache Glaze, may be too heavy for a summer evening. On a warm summer evening, the light texture and refreshing lime flavor will leave you with all the satisfaction of a decadent cheesecake, but without the heavy feeling. The fresh blueberry topping is easy to make and when served on top of a slice of Lime Cheesecake, it will create a dessert that your guests won’t forget!