Tailgating with Wine

You’ll find some delicious tailgating recipes (whether you are at the game or watching from your living room). We interviewed some experienced tailgaters and share some of their tips with you here.

One of the biggest tailgating challenges is getting everybody in the same place at the same time. If you can’t spend the extra money for special parking spots, designate a meeting area such as a shopping-center parking lot and caravan to the stadium so everyone parks in one area. You also can use cell phones, of course, to stay in touch.
A few more pointers from LuAnn and Tim Reinders’ tailgating buddy, Robin Brekke:


  • Keep it simple at first. When you’re starting out, serve no-cook items such as sandwiches and food from a local deli. Then, gradually expand you menu and invest in more equipment, if you like.
  • Get organized. Make lists and diagrams to help you pack and remember everything.
  • Cook ahead. Prepare as much of the food as possible at home, so the cooks can enjoy the tailgate, too.
  • Plan simple food for the kids (burgers, hot dogs, even peanut butter- and-jelly sandwiches).
  • Think non-breakable. Pack food in plastic or disposable containers with lids.
  • Bring extra. From utensils to paper towels and trash bags, you’ll need more than you think. Bring extra tables, too. There always seems to be more food than table space.
  • Take plenty of water, especially for early-season games. Frozen bottled water can substitute for commercial ice packs and provides cool drinking as the ice melts. Also bring a jug of extra water for cleanup.
  • Use two coolers – one for food and one for beverages, so food doesn’t heat up every time someone reaches in for a drink.
  • Pack food in the order of use. Put items you’ll need last at the bottom of your cooler and those you’ll use first at the top.
  • Keep clean. Because soap and running water probably won’t be handy, take hand-sanitizing liquids and sanitizing wipes.

Good Ideas!

How do you clean a Coffee Maker And Wine Container

Hamilton Beach

There are several methods that can be used to clean coffee maker but the best being the vinegar- water solution method

Top 5 steps to clean your top rated coffee makers.

Prepare water/vinegar solution

Alright, before you do something with the coffee machine, it’s important to make up the water/vinegar solution (you can use citric acid or concentrated lemon juice  instead of vinegar). You need to do this by mixing just one part vinegar(tiny bit of vinegar) with two cups of drinking water.

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Clean outer surface

The next task is to apply your water – vinegar cleaning solution by using a white-colored fabric cloth to clean the coffee maker’s outer surface area and heating unit. Once you apply solution outside the coffee machine, allow it to stay for 20 minutes

Place the Mixture In the Coffee Maker

Now, it’s important to put the combination into your coffeepot, being confident that to totally fill it up. Place the fine mesh filter into position. Switch on the coffee machine, letting it work only once. Switch off the coffee pot following the making procedure is finished. Do not touch the container for around 15 minutes

Removal process

After your coffee machine has gotten time to cool down, you should definitely remove and rinse the fine mesh filter with cold water. Go ahead and take coffee container out and permit the solution to drain out. Do not be alarmed if you see bits of deposits come out out of your coffee maker This can be totally regular and will happen.

Fill Water, Run Once More for 100% cleaning

If you are unsure  the traces of vinegar and particles has been still left, you can use normal water to flush out the coffee machine with 2 or 3 extra brewing processes. Once again, allow it to cool down for Fifteen minutes and drain the water. Once you are finished with this method, you are able to say that you have applied the vinegar/water strategy to thoroughly clean your coffee maker.

Lemon-Rasberry Touchdown Bars


  • 2      16.5 ounce packages lemon bar mix (Betty Crocker)
  • 6      beaten eggs
  • 2/3   cup water
  • ½     teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1      cup or 12-ounce jar red raspberry preserves (seedless preferred), melted*
  • ½     cup shredded coconut
  • ½     cup premium white chocolate baking pieces
  • ½     cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, combine the eggs and water. Stir in the 2 lemon filling mixes; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the 2 crust mixes and cinnamon; reserve ½ cup of the dry mix for the topping. Press the remaining crust mixture evenly into the bottom of a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes (crust will be pale).
  3. Remove form oven. Immediately spoon melted preserves over the top of the hot filling. Using the back of a spoon, spread preserves evenly. Stir lemon filling again. Pour lemon filling over raspberry preserves.
  4. For topping: Stir together the reserved ½ cup of dry crust mix, coconut, white chocolate pieces and pecans; sprinkle over lemon filling.
  5. Bake in the middle of the oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until the top begins to lightly brown and the center appears set. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour before cutting into bars (using a wet knife makes the cutting easier). Cover and tote.

*To melt: Warm in a small saucepan over medium-low heat for 2 to 3 minutes.