Bourbon Rickey You’re So Fine


Drop that cinnamon-maple-apple-honey-or-whatever-the-trend-is whiskey cocktail right now. Go classic. Simple. Effortless. Drink a Bourbon Rickey. The original Rickey. Circa 1895 from “Colonel” (he was really a lobbyist in DC) Joe (though some say Jim) Rickey.  Picture from A Jigger of  Blog   Bourbon Rickey Heed the Colonel’s advice and “Don’t drink too many.”  2 ounces of […]

10 Essential Products for the Ultimate Glamourgate


It’s Friday afternoon. Your mind races with your tailgating to-do lists. You know that this Saturday is going to be your day. You’ll own the other tailgaters. Look at your YETI. Look at your Primo grill. And that pesky tailgate next to yours? You know the one. The one with those type people. The one […]

How to Host a Beer & Cheese Tasting at Your Tailgate


Want to host a tasting party at your tailgate? Just think of all the details you’ve already got covered. Guest list? Check. Supplies? Got it. Food and drinks? Done. Kind of. While there’s nothing wrong with the usual burgers and BBQ (trust me, I eat plenty of both), try sprucing up your tailgate by offering […]

These 8 Surprisingly Delicious Hard Sodas Will Actually Get You Buzzed


Have hard sodas invaded your cooler yet? Toss your hoppy IPA to the side, friend, and savor cream soda with a kick, hard root beer that’ll knock you on your ass if you’re not careful, and ginger ale you only wish your momma would’ve handed you when you pulled a Ferris Bueller that one time. […]

How to Add Sparkle to Your Morning Tailgate with Prosecco Cocktails


I’m not a morning person. And morning game day tailgates are, let’s be honest, kind of the worst. If there’s anything that’ll erase my early game day blues, though, it’s a sparkling wine cocktail. Sparkling wine is crisp and cheery and pairs well with a number of fruit juices and liquors. It’s the perfect fizzy […]

6 Oklahoma Beers That’ll Make You Say Ale Yeah


If there’s one thing we like about tailgating, it’s the beer. We’ve written about beer a lot over the last couple of years in our What’s in Your Cooler series, but today we’re going local. Oklahoma, our home state, is probably best known for tornadoes, beauty queens, and football. Over the last decade or so, […]

Cranberry Orange Chocolate Scones

homemade scones

I’m fiercely loyal to baking recipes I can trust. When I found the “best ever scones” recipe from Southern Living a few years ago, I knew I’d discovered something special. It has become my go-to scone recipe. I mistakenly thought homemade scones would be too hard to make, but they are not. I have baked […]



Fall has arrived a little early in our town. The cool weather makes me wish for a hot cup of coffee and S’mores. If you don’t mind taking an extra day for prep work, it’s actually quite easy to bake your own Graham crackers and whip up your own marshmallows. What a perfect way to […]

3 Must Try Beers

whats in your cooler Sept 2014

  Remember that scene in The Great Outdoors when Roman says: “Why do Chet’s kids look at him like he’s Zeus and my kids look at me like I’m a rack of lawn tools at Sears?”     Is that how you feel when you’re picking out beers? Are your choices about as exciting as, […]

Old Favorites: RedHook


In this series, Old Favorites, we’re going to feature beers that maybe you drank a long time ago and haven’t thought about it awhile. We’ll revisit some old friends. People from Seattle seem to love RedHook beer. (At least, that’s what we’ve heard). Today, we’re dusting off an old favorite and putting it in our cooler. RedHook […]