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5 Hot Cocktails for Cool Nights

The nights are getting a bit cooler these days, so it could be time to pass up the cold beer by the fire and opt for a warmer drink. Try out these favorite hot cocktails for cool nights: Mintila Hot Chocolate (Tequila + Mint) Ingredients: 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1…


5 Southern Foods to be Thankful For

If I ever had to move North for some reason, there are lots of things I would miss about Texas and the South in general. Number one would be the food! Here is my short list of food I wouldn’t want to leave. Whataburger I think just about every town…


Tailgating Recipes: Straight from Rocky Top

Tennessee fans take tailgating to a whole new level by tailgating via boat (called boatgating or sailgating) down the Tennessee River. Members of the Vol Navy can float their way to Neyland Stadium to watch their beloved Volunteers. Pre-game and post-game parties out on the water put Tennessee tailgating in…


8 Inexpensive Ways to Add a Little Charm to Your Home

Sometimes when we think of adding a little charm to our homes we begin to see the dollar signs and abandon the project. It doesn’t have to be that way! There are simple and inexpensive household items you can add to decor that will increase the charm level significantly, without…


Bake and Listen: Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton is really comforting to me. For instance, when I heard “Neon Light” for the first time, I felt like I had heard the song before, because Shelton has such a distinctive style that takes me back to his first releases. Although the music is still fresh, it still…


Worst Halloween Costumes Ever

To kids, Halloween is almost as awesome as Christmas morning. Who doesn’t love dressing up, walking around your neighborhood, knocking on doors and getting free candy? We can’t think of anything negative about the sugar-induced coma of a holiday. That is, unless you were a child of the 70′s and…


Fun Fall Recipe: Venison Risotto

Though the temperatures aren’t quite there yet– it’s that season again– time to eat warm, comforting foods. This one is fun, hearty adaption of traditional risotto made with medium grain rice. It doesn’t get much better than this. Venison Risotto Recipe: Ingredients: 1 pound of Riceland Plump and Tender Medium…


20 Signs You Grew Up Country

When it comes to country living, it’s not about being from the North or the South or the East or the West. Among other things, it’s about close knit families, small-town life, and farming communities. Country kids are raised just a bit differently than city kids. Okay, maybe a lot…


Tailgating Recipes: From the Hill

“Woo Pig Sooie!” is the most common phrase you’ll hear while tailgating on The Hill in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The University of Arkansas is my alma mater, and the Razorbacks are my team for life, for better or worse. We’re a friendly bunch down here (unless you are from Texas or LSU),…


Best Places To Spend New Years Eve 2014

Y’all. I don’t know about you, but New Year’s Eve is my absolute favorite holiday. I’m serious. Forget about the fact that you usually build it up in your head to be something spectacular and it usually doesn’t reach those expectations unless you’re in an Ashton Kutcher movie. Forget that…