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Five Tailgating Must-Haves

College football fans sure do love our tailgates. They’re a delightful amalgam of (hopefully) crisp, cool weather, delicious food, imperfectly measured libations, passionate hypotheticals (“Seriously, man… I think we have a shot at the championship this year!”), fellowship and so much more. But what’s a tailgate without the proper accoutrements? Picture Destiny’s Child, minus the Bey. Fear not, for in honor of […]

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CFB Week 4: Come Along on a Crab-tastic Voyage

It never fails—every season there’s always one weekend that goes against the grain. A weekend in which teams that should win do not, and teams that were deemed as having no chance pull out their slingshots and get their David on. They call it Shakeup Saturday (if they don’t, I’m trademarking it), and it’s more unpredictable than a conversation between […]

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CFB Week 3: Rumble in the SEC East Jungle

If this were a perfect world, Dippin’ Dots would be readily available on every street corner (is it not the future yet?), Kimye would be a word unrecognizable by humanity, and Bobby Boucher, Jr., would be plying his trade on NFL Thursday night football for our viewing pleasure. Alas, this crazy world is far from perfect, so for now we’ll just have to […]

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CFB Week 2: West Coast Showdown and Guac Burgers

Ah, the sweet smell of tanned leather is in the air again. Week 1 is officially in the books, and we now all know why it was worth the wait. Pretenders were cast aside. Contenders proved… nothing (only the first game, folks!). Hyperbole was liberally applied to teams like Georgia, Southern Cal, and Texas A&M, and ridiculous plays were made. […]

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Cooking Light’s Collegiate Football and Food Kickoff

Come the waning days of August, when the weather cools ever so slightly and anticipation hangs in the air thicker than all the gooped-up butter on Paula Deen’s kitchen utensils, there’s an unspoken understanding here in the South: Plan a wedding during college football season at your own peril. Because when the first SEC game kicks off this Thursday, August 28th, weekends […]

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Grown-Up Lunchbox Treat: Watermelon Fruit Leather

Remember Fruit Roll-Ups and Fruit by the Foot? Those super sweet snacks that tasted like anything but fruit, wrapped in cellophane with cut-outs and hyper-pigmented colors? I do. And I loved them. Now? Not so much… but the occasional longing for something sweet and nostalgic is still there. In this new age of DIY, we’ve come up with a version […]

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Kid in the Kitchen: Stacked Summer Treat

“Today I made Berry-Ginger Mess. It was as delicious as it sounds. The meringues take several hours to bake and set, so I would make them ahead of time (even a day before). It’s important that no yolk gets in the egg whites before beating them, so make sure you separate the eggs very carefully. I also left the meringues […]

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World Cup 2014: The Grand Finale

It’s here. The final showdown. The big kahuna. The game that the whole world stops to watch. Emotionally speaking, I’m like a child who just got the puppy I’ve always wanted…only to find out I’m impossibly allergic to canines. Life—it’s a mixed bag, folks. You see… this game, this Beautiful Game, only comes along once every four years. It’s not like […]

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World Cup Continues: Battle for 3rd Place

Have you ever had a job that you really, really hated? You know the one—terribly long hours that drag on and on, mindlessly arduous work, passably intelligent coworkers, and a boss that no one in their right mind would even assume is human, but rather an incarnation of the unholiest evils more insane than a Canadian mayor. [Lightbulb goes off in […]

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World Cup Semifinals: Argentina vs. Netherlands

It’s inevitable—whenever we’re toasting or cheers-ing before a meal, my grandfather slips in the obligatory, “Here’s to looking up your record.” I can guarantee you that after yesterday, Brazil’s hapless team, and the country as a whole for that matter, want no part of a meal with my grandfather. Everyone from Pôrto Alegre all the way to Boa Vista woke up […]

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