2020 Alabama vs Texas A&M Tailgate

Wow, 2020 certainly has thrown us for more than one loop.  That said, it’s the time of the year (well a little later).  Fall is in the air and SEC football is up and running.   It’s crazy to think we have some big SEC games every single week this go around.  We will be at […]

2016 Alabama v Kentucky Tailgate and Homecoming

It’s a virtual cold front coming through this weekend.  If you were in Tuscaloosa last Saturday for Kent State, you know it was HOT and I mean HOT!  This week the forecast has it being around 80 at kickoff and around 70 at the end of the game.  Nice! I’ve talked about the importance of […]

2016 Alabama VS Kent State Tailgate

Roll Tide!  This week welcomes the Kent State Golden Flashes.  This week brings us an early kickoff at 11AM and late September is proving to be scorching hot.  The afternoon welcomes several great SEC match ups.  Florida / TN at 2:30, LSU / AU at 5:00 and Arkansas / TA&M at 8. We will be […]

2013 – Third Saturday in October – Alabama vs Tennessee

Third Saturday in October!  Fall weather!!  Oktoberfest Beer!  Roll Tide! This year the game is actually the 4th Saturday… however that does not change the rivalry.  For those of you, who are too young to remember, check out the wiki post Third Saturday in October.   I was in school or living in Tuscaloosa during the […]

Shane’s Grilled Grit Cakes

Alabama Tailgate

1 cup stone ground grits (I use McEwen & Sons) 1 cup heavy cream 1.5 cups chicken stock 1.5 cups water 1 onion, diced 1 ear of grilled corn, husk removed and grilled – then removed from cob. 1 clove garlic, diced 1 shallot, diced 3 pieces of good slab bacon, diced 3 oz white […]

Shane’s Cheese Dip Recipe

Shane’s Cheese Dip Recipe

2 cans rotel, drained 2 small packages of Mexican Velveeta, cubed 1 lb hot breakfast sausage 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small onion, diced 1 clove garlic, diced Hot sauce, salt and pepper to taste Chips for dipping In a large pot, Sauté onions in olive oil Add and brown sausage in a large pot […]

Shane’s Smoked Shrimp

Shane’s Smoked Shrimp on Grilled French Bread with Goat Cheese and Peach Preserves This is an easy recipe that can be made ahead of time. Cook everything the day before the game and just assemble everything at the tailgate. If you don’t want to try and smoke the shrimp, you can always boil them or […]

Pork on Pork on Pork on Pork

This was a recipe I came up with for the Alabama vs Arkansas game. I wanted something to showcase pork and also have some layers of flavor. I also needed something that I could cook in 4 hours or so. So, I came up with the idea of stuffing some pork with pork with a […]

Seared Ahi Tuni

Seared Ahi Tuni on a bed of greens with a creamy wasabi dressing (for 2) – 1/2 lb Ahi Tuna filet (see your local fish market) – 2 tablespoons sesame oil (Asian Section) – 1 tablespoon sesame seeds – Sea Salt and Fresh Ground Black Pepper – 1 package pre-made salad – 1/4 cup ranch […]

Pan Seared Oven Finished Filet

– Two filets, both 2” thick – 2 tablespoons oils (Canola or Peanut – they have a high smoke point) – 4 teaspoons Montreal steak seasoningteaspoons sea salt – Cast Iron or Stainless Skillet Heat Oven to 375 Rub steaks with 1 teaspoon oil and coat with Montreal steak seasoning Heat skillet over high heat, […]