The beauty of a French themed tablescape is found in the ooh la la factor, and this We’ll Always Have Paris French themed tablescape focuses attention on the it’s all in the details appeal of understated elegance.
French decor elements bring a palette of both deep and soft blue and green, crisp white, rich brown and citrine, soft gray and deep wine red to the table. Below are tabletop and serveware accessories and thoughtful accoutrements to illustrate the point.
Ambiance is paramount to setting the scene and the table for the dining experience. I call it an experience because dining should be exactly that- a social, sensory and scrumptious experience. Sight (we eat first with our eyes) sound, touch, smell and taste anchor ambiance.
Grab a free place card template printable, pop over to your photo editor of choice, add your own favorite French themed embellishments, colors and fonts and voilà!
Frame prints or printables such as this menu écrit en français as conversation pieces.
These wall shelf-wall sconces plucked from the clearance shelves at Hobby Lobby have served as my go-to tabletop decor accessory at shop and at home. The decorative duo immediately caught my eye as tabletop gotta have it rather than wall decor. When you like the details, finish and presence of a decorative piece but not in the context of its original purpose, repurpose. This Antique Cream Half-Circle Wall Shelf from Hobby Lobby X 2 is on my French themed tablescape gotta have it list.
From place setting to ambiance, destination themed tablescapes travel well. Part III of Themed Tablescapes Table Escapes features decorative accessories and accents of Chinoiserie chic to set a Far East Fabulous tablescape.
Like the relaxing powers of Calgon, this updated and improved post takes me away on a visual travel adventure through stylish place settings and tabletop accessories of themed tablescapes. Themed tablescapes set the table for a visual experience of table escape destination presentation.
More people answer travel when asked what they would do if they won the lottery. As my hopes for a lottery windfall and the endless travel funds it would bring eludes me, I rely on themed tablescapes table escapes to destinations of sea, ooh la la land, and fabulous Far East to take me away.
Destination decorating creates a passport to dining adventures, where the dining table top becomes an inspired canvas. Stylish and affordable ideas run the gamut from elegant to casual, translating to themed tablescapes that visually take your fellow “travelers” on a journey to enchanted places. The first seating of this three part themed tablescapes series is one inspired by the captivating beauty of the sea.
The rule of kiss (keep is seaside simple) applies to centerpiece ideas. Taper candles weaved throughout a piece of decorative coral placed atop a cluster of oyster shells is a guaranteed centerpiece showstopper.
I could spend an entire afternoon on a dollar store run searching for affordable tabletop accessories that set a place for chic at the table.
Bulk shells, accent gems, decorative sand and river rocks make a decorative splash as anchor embellishments. For a small amount of moolah you can create an impressive tabletop focal point or decorative companion piece to build your centerpiece upon.
An easy DIY project, coastal themed fabric paired with pearl trim, a decorative starfish, pendant or pin make great custom tablecloth, napkin and napkin ring options. A seamstress I am not, but I can work a package of hem tape and a hot iron like nobody’s business. Ornamental starfish tied with natural or coastal color rich raffia results in a tailored napkin ring. Decorative pearl trim looped through a natural crystal pendant from Hobby Lobby results in a stylish napkin ring and “souvenir” to take home.
I like to use aquarium decor because it is significantly less expensive than full size versions and the smaller sizes work to an individual place setting advantage. Aquarium coral or dry rock makes a highly decorative and inexpensive place card or individual menu holders-easels.
From place setting to ambiance, destination themed tablescapes travel well. Part II of Themed Tablescapes Table Escapes focuses on the très chic ooh la la factor of the We’ll Always Have Paris tablescape.
Culinary contemplation over how I could up my holiday side dish game brought me to a delicious conclusion. How ’bout pairing the highly holiday requested Southern Sweet Potato Casserole with the OMG as in oh my goodness of puff pastry. Southern Sweet Potato Puffs it is!
Impressing the palates of those who gather together is a part of the holiday dinner and entertaining equation. As someone who puts stock in the you eat with your eyes first approach to dining, the looks so good has to match up to the tastes so good. Let’s begin with the recipe for Southern Sweet Potato Casserole.
Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly spray a 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray. Boil sweet potatoes under tender. Carefully remove from heat, drain, peel and mash sweet potatoes.
In mixing bowl, mix together the mashed sweet potatoes, brown sugar, eggs, melted butter, milk, vanilla extract, Southern Comfort, ground cloves and ground nutmeg. Spread mixture evenly in prepared baking dish.
In a separate mixing bowl, mix together brown sugar, chopped pecans, flour, and melted butter.
Spoon over sweet potato mixture. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Southern Sweet Potato Puffs
southern sweet potato casserole for filling
1 box puff pastry sheets
Allow the casserole to cool before using as the filling for the puffs. The reason I elect to fill the puff pastry with cooked sweet potato casserole is to work with a dryer filling. Baking off the casserole absorbs the liquids into the baked casserole, and makes it easier to work with a firmer filling. The next step in the making of Southern Sweet Potatoes Puffs brings puff pastry into the mix. I used the defrost in the refrigerator overnight method of thawing the puff pastry sheets. Unfold 1 puff pastry sheet and place on lightly floured countertop or large baking sheet. Roll puff pastry out using a lightly floured rolling pin. Lightly dust pastry sheet with flour. Using a knife, cut the pastry sheet into six (6) squares.
Spoon 1 tablespoon of the Southern Sweet Potato Casserole mixture in the center of each pastry square.
Pull corners of each square up over the filling and twist at top to seal. Repeat with the remaining pastry sheet. Place the pastry squares onto a large baking sheet that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
Beat 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of water together in a small bowl with a fork. Brush each puff with the egg mixture.
Bake for 20 minutes or until puffs are golden brown.
Super Bowl Simmer Set Serve Dishes serve up delicious game day eats. Regardless of regular season team allegiance, the football loyal gather together to get the Super Bowl party started. Football is the reason for the season, but what’ll have them talking is the food, the commercials and the half time entertainment. The Super Bowl is all about the more, more, more.
The following video is disco divine! Flashback to the 70s at your leisure suit.
When the New Orleans Saints won Super Bowl XLIV, I could not talk for three days. We indulged in Super Bowl Simmer Set Serve Dishes filled with Louisiana heat and flavor.
We made the Who Dat Nation proud!
It was a wild ride- a Super Bowl memory for the books.
Easy Super Bowl simmer set serve dishes top the menu roster on game day. Delicious and crowd pleasing, it’s the one pot or slow cooker recipes that please both chef and guests. Soup’s on soups. C’est si bon gumbos. Chili with or without beans bowls. Speaking of beans- how about a pot of red beans and rice? Stuffed (or not) bell pepper dressing. Easy works well in the game day kitchen. Allow me to share with you these Super Bowl Simmer Set Serve dishes recipes for your Super Bowl party menu consideration.
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
8 cups water
3 chicken bouillon cubes
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 lb. package smoked sausage
1 12 ounce bag frozen chopped onions
1 12 ounce bag frozen chopped bell peppers
3 bay leaves
2 Tablespoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon fine black pepper, or to taste*
OR in place of salt and pepper season with 1 teaspoon Créole seasoning, or to taste*
1 cup white wine
Slice sausage into ½ inch pieces. Using a seasoned skillet for optimum taste results, cook the sliced sausage over medium-high heat until browned. Transfer cooked sausage to plate lined with paper towels, allowing excess grease to drain. Set aside.
Place chicken breasts in Dutch oven or stock pot, add water, and bring to a boil. Season for broth with ½ teaspoon celery salt ½ black pepper. Stir and reduce heat to medium low, cooking chicken breasts until done, about 1 hour. Transfer chicken breasts from pot to large mixing bowl. Slice chicken breasts into strips and add back to broth.
Turn heat back to high and bring to boil. Add prepared roux to broth and chicken mixture, whisking until roux dissolves. Reduce heat to medium and add minced garlic, chopped onions, chopped bell pepper, bay leaves, chicken bouillon cubes, remaining celery salt and pepper (or Créole seasoning). Carefully pour in white wine. Stir to blend and incorporate.
Reduce heat to simmer. Simmer uncovered for approximately 2 hours, allowing all flavors to marry. Remove bay leaves and skim any fat off the top of gumbo. Add chopped green onions and continue to simmer for additional 5 minutes. Serve gumbo over rice. Top with a sprinkle of filé, more green onions, and hot sauce to taste, if desired.
Red beans and rice is a Louisiana tradition. The Places In The Home gang considers gumbos and beans and rice combinations hearty soups of sorts, and this slow cooker red beans and rice recipe has Super Bowl party menu star stirred and served all over it.
Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice
1 pound dry red kidney beans
12 cups water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound andouille sausage, sliced in ¼-inch rounds
5 cups chicken broth, divided
3 cups diced yellow onion
2 cups diced celery
1 cup diced green bell pepper
1 cup diced red bell pepper
5 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 pound tasso ham, sliced into 1 x ¼-inch strips
1 tablespoon firmly packed light brown sugar
3 bay leaves
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon hot sauce, such as Tabasco
1 teaspoon cracked black peppercorns
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (see French Onion soup recipe below)
1 teaspoon rubbed sage
¼ teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ cup chopped fresh parsley
¼ cup chopped green onion
Hot cooked jasmine rice
Garnish: chopped parsley
In a 4-quart container, soak red beans in 12 cups water; leave uncovered overnight. After soaking, discard soaking water, and rinse beans with fresh water. Set aside.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage, and cook until browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove sausage from pan, and set aside. Deglaze skillet with 2 tablespoons chicken broth, add onion, and cook until softened and beginning to brown, 7 to 9 minutes. Add celery and bell peppers to skillet, and cook until soft, 3 to 4 minutes.
Transfer mixture to a 4-quart slow cooker. Add garlic, remaining broth, tasso, brown sugar, bay leaves, salt, hot sauce, black pepper, Cajun seasoning, sage, chipotle pepper, cayenne pepper, reserved beans, and cooked sausage, stirring to combine.
Cover, and cook on high until beans are softened and cooked through, 3 to 4 hours.
Add chopped parsley and green onion to red bean mixture. Serve over rice. Garnish with additional parsley, if desired. Serves 6.
1 ¼ pounds ground beef chuck
1 cup chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon ground pasilla or ancho chile pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon salt
1 14 ½ ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 14 ½ ounce can beef broth
1 12 ounce bottle lager beer or 1 ½ cup beef broth
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
In a Dutch oven cook ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium-high heat until meat is brown, breaking up meat. Drain off fat. Stir in pasilla pepper, cumin, paprika, oregano, cayenne pepper, cloves, and salt. Cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until fragrant.
Stir in tomatoes, broth, beer, and mustard. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 40 minutes.
Slow Cooker: Prepare as directed in Step 1. Transfer to a 4-qt. slow cooker. Stir in tomatoes, broth, ½ cup of the beer, and the mustard. Cover. Cook on low 8 to 10 hours or on high 4 to 5 hours.
Heat the oil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 10 minutes or until the onion is tender.Reduce the heat to low. Stir the queso, broth and milk in the saucepan and cook for 3 minutes or until the queso mixture is hot. Serve topped with the tortilla chips and green onions.
Cut the tops and stem off of each pepper. Remove the core and seeds from inside each pepper. Cook the bell peppers in boiling water for 5 minutes or until desired softness is reached. Remove peppers from water and set aside.
Place ground beef, onions and peppers in a large skillet. Cook together over high heat until ground beef is browned. Pour or spoon off excess fat. Reduce heat to medium. Season mixture with salt and pepper, stirring to incorporate. Stir in spaghetti sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Add basil and garlic, stirring to incorporate.
Reduce heat to low, cover with lid and simmer dressing for 10 minutes. Remove lid and spoon in cooked rice. Sprinkle with thyme. Stir rice into beef mixture to incorporate. That’s it! Serves 6.
For Filled Peppers:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Generously stuff (fill) each pepper with the dressing. Place stuffed peppers open side up in a baking dish. Top each pepper with shredded cheese of your choice. Bake covered for 25 to 30 minutes until heated through and cheese is melted.
French Onion Soup
2 Tablespoon butter
2 teaspoons olive oil
6 medium onions thinly sliced
1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
2 bay leaves
½ cup white white or sherry
2 quarts (8 cups) low sodium beef broth
French bread baguette
8 slices Gruyère cheese
For Creole Seasoning
1/3 cup paprika
3 tablespoons dried oregano
3 tablespoons ground black pepper
2 tablespoons dried basil
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 tablespoons cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon granulated onion
4 teaspoons dried thyme
4 teaspoons granulated garlic
Heat butter and olive oil in a Dutch oven over a medium- high heat. Add sliced onions and bay leaves to the pan, saute for 5 minutes or until tender. Sprinkle sugar and Creole seasoning over onions, stir to incorporate.
Cook onions and company for 30 minutes or until softened and reaching a caramelized stage. Add sherry and bay leaves to onions. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn heat back up to medium-high and add beef broth. Allowing broth to heat through, reduce to simmer, and continue to simmer for 15-20 minutes in order for ingredients to marry and live happily ever after. Remove bay leaves.
Slice French bread baguette and place on a baking sheet. Place under broiler until slices reach a light golden brown.
Place crocks, ramekins, or oven proof bowls on a large cookie sheet. Fill each with 1 cup soup. Place one slice French bread in each bowl and top with 1 cheese slice. Broil on high until cheese is melted and browned. Serves 8.
Directions for Creole Seasoning
In a medium bowl combine paprika, dried oregano, ground black pepper, dried basil, kosher salt, cayenne pepper, granulated onion, dried thyme and granulated garlic. Stir to combine. Can be stored in an airtight container for up to three months.
One week until Super Bowl Sunday. Can you taste Super Bowl Simmer Set Serve Dishes victory?
New Year’s Eve celebrating and entertaining. Are you in?
Maybe it’s much too early in the game,
Aah, but I thought I’d ask you just the same
What are you doing New Year’s Eve?
Ella asks it and revelers answer with a chorus of festive New Year’s Eve celebrating and entertaining. As for Dave the Builder and me, hardcore party animals we are not, we throw a respectable ringing in the New Year open house in at home style with a few family members, close friends and beloved neighbors.
These Stud Balls from West Elm hit all the right New Year’s Eve celebrating and entertaining and decorating notes- color, presence, size, price, studs and reusable. No West Elm near you? No problem. Spray paint meet Styrofoam balls. The holiday clearance sale is the decorista’s best friend. Hit up a holiday clearance sale and pick up string lights and/or lanterns. Intermingle the lights and flameless LED battery operated candle filled lanterns- don’t you love the convenience and safety of the flameless candle? I haven’t used a real candle for luminary purposes in years. Flameless LED battery operated votive and tea light candles give good style, eliminate safety concerns and unless the battery(s) die they stay on.
Line the walkway and entrance to light the New Year’s Eve night and to illuminate the glam-o-rama look.
A sand timer makes the perfect centerpiece and sidekick to a bottle of New Year’s Eve bubbly.
Zebra salad plates from Pier 1 imports stand in style as zebra appetizer plates for the occasion.
New Year’s Eve party favor boxes found on clearance at Target. Fill with white and gold paper shreds, Camellia blackeye peas, and copper jingle bells (a great take on traditional noisemakers). Slide a glitter noisemaker under the ribbon and you’ve got a festive favor. Fill the bottom of Dollar store clear candle holders with black decorative sand and add a flameless votive and glitter noisemakers.
Jingle All the Way into 2017!
If decorative sand is not your filler of choice, fill the candle holder about ½ way up with Camellia blackeye peas.
Add to that gold chocolate coins or fortune cookies.
Luck, money, tradition and lagniappe. Here’s the stars of our pork and beans Louisiana Lagniappe New Year’s Eve midnight buffet. We ring in the New Year and the dinner bell.
Back to ringing in the New Year with friends, family and neighbors- we are a casual group of revelers. The closest thing to black tie required at our what are you doing New Year’s Eve gathering will be these Tuxedo and Cheese and Crackers appetizers. Get the recipe from Kitchen Mason.
Holiday hospitality guest room essentials in mi casa es su casa fashion fit perfectly into the ’tis the holiday company’s coming season. Creating a comfortable home away from home guest room for visiting family or friends begins with holiday hospitality guest room essentials.
Our Canadian snowbird arrived home last week, officially kicking off the There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays party. That red suitcase is the ultimate holiday decoration.
“The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Friends and family, Mr. Emerson.
The goal at Places In The Home is for our guests to need or want for nothing. My darling Daddy welcomed guests with a heartfelt declaration “if we don’t have it, we will get it.” Welcoming words for sure, and that is the objective.
When Dave the Builder and I are overnight guests at the homes of friends and family, we consider the comforts of home furnished by our hosts not only thoughtful, but guest room life savers. Let’s take a look at my list of guest room essentials.
Topping the list of guest room essentials is space!!! Dresser and bedside tabletops and drawers cleared and ready for guests to clutter set out and fill is always appreciated. To reduce the risk of scratching the top of a dresser or bedside table(s), simply place a plush bath towel or blanket on top of the furniture piece.
Closet space complete with extra clothes hangers and a bottle of wrinkle releaser, thank you.
I like to put out one or two luggage racks for our guests to utilize. Navigating the guest bedroom should not resemble an obstacle course.
Looking good, Billy Ray! Feeling good, Louis!
The snowbird loves our long standing holiday tradition of watching the movie Trading Places on Thanksgiving night (Black Friday Eve). I love the above line from the movie, and seize every opportunity to inject it into a conversation. His and Her looking good-feeling good baskets are a big hit with overnight guests.
His and Her looking good-feeling good baskets are a big hit with overnight guests.
Wrap these welcome kits up and tie them with a holiday bow for festive gifting fun.
Gift Your Guests with the Gift of Comfort and Hospitality
Festive faux or fresh flowers, a beside water carafe, extra linens,his and her slippers, charging station for devices, reading glasses, Kleenex, extra toilet paper, room and linen spray, a mini flashlight (to avoid things that go bump in the night like toes and kneecaps), extra blanket, a scented candle, note pad and pen and trinket tray on the bedside table and dresser top my holiday hospitality guest room essentials list.
The idea is to gift your guests with the gift of comfort and hospitality.
When I sourced this candle I couldn’t help but think of the Benjamin Franklin quote my aunt from Florida modified, adopted and shares with us as she leaves.
Guests, family, and fish begin to smell after three days. Plan accordingly.
Thank goodness for scented candles and holiday humor.
Staying connected to the world wide web while connecting with friends and family is the business and leisure routine of daily life. Holiday sales, where to go, what to do, checking emails and social media, tracking Santa’s route- when you need to know you need the password. Frame a WiFi password printable for beside table display so guests can connect to your WiFi network.
A bedtime sip and snack is a token gesture of comfort, or as we say in Louisiana, a little lagniappe. A tray of holiday or anytime of year sips and snacks served in room service fashion is a hospitality treat.
A mug of hot cocoa goes well with the holidays. Add a zing of seasonal deliciousness to hot cocoa with a dollop of flavored whipped topping, peppermint or cinnamon sticks, a splash of Kahlúa or a generous shot of Southern Comfort for a 21 and over spirited nightcap.
A relaxing cup of decaffeinated sweet cinnamon spice herbal tea. Little details pamper and please, and a bedtime treat always goes over big with guests.
It’s the little touches that make them feel right at home sweet home for the holiday.
The football season rumblings are as loud as a Saturday at Tiger Stadium aka Death Valley. Talk of menus, recipes, decorations and tailgating tablescapes ideas gives the tailgating nation something to talk about as well. Southern Louisianians currently find themselves in a state of flooding uproar, displaced but not defeated. Some LSU and New Orleans Saints football fans will be tailgating around tailgating tablescapes in post flood neighborhoods for a while, but the good times will roll throughout the parishes and neighborhoods nonetheless. A strong spirit and an even stronger will is hard to beat on and off the football field.
If you play your cards right, the entire pregame and post-game tailgating experience can be an entertaining success from parking to parting. I have it on good authority that the LSU fans traveling to Wisconsin to see the Tigers face the University of Wisconsin Badgers at Lambeau Field are pre-sell prepared, booking up most of the parking lots and spaces available for Saturday’s game. Prepared is the first line of defense for successful tailgating.
Tailgating has come along way from the hibachi and red Solo cup days, not that there’s anything wrong with that. Tailgaters decked out in insert team colors here attire believe in getting the party started early. The old adage football is a religion in the South has a lot of truth to it. The shall we gather at the stadium loyal gather together to get the pregame ritual kicked off the way we like- all fired up. There’s a lot of smoke and a lot of fire on these grills and smokers.
To every sport there is a season, and to every tailgating tablescape there is a reason. Real estate is all about location, location, location. Tailgating tablescapes is all about display, display, display. I like to start with a theme and build from there. Decorating your surroundings and tablescapes with team colors and seasonal accents seems to always visually please the crowd.
A casual yet elegant tablescape adds a touch of class to the overall party atmosphere.
I love arrangements with a nod to the fabulous football fall season. A lot of color and a little spice make a fabulous football tailgating combination. Get the tailgating tablescapes flower hook up with faux, fresh store-bought or from the home and garden section of your or your neighbor’s yard. Crotons, dried hydrangeas, marigolds, branches, magnolia leaves and sunflowers pack well for transport as well as color impact.
Pumpkin time is coming. Painted, succulent topped, carved or fall on parade groupings in different sizes and colors, lanterns, serving bowl, soup tureen – the pumpkin is a decorative powerhouse. I think nothing of packing up the wedding china and crystal (got to use it for something) for a head turning tablescape. Sometimes you just gotta bring your tailgating tablescapes A game to the game day table.
Simple serves a purpose, a hungry crowd, and an easy cleanup detail. I keep my eye of the tiger on these 5 gallon college buckets from Home Depot. I like to pick up several of these tailgating gotta have it staples to use as a carry all, cool all and basic catchall.
The first line of defense in pulling off a successful tailgating menu is to know your audience. Are you playing to the beer & dogs crowd, or a cast of it doesn’t matter what we’re eating only what we’re drinking tailgating characters?
Menus can be a kick in the end zone extra point tailgating winner when the theme is hometown, home state or home team related. Fried alligator (University of Florida), all dog, no bull grilled hot dogs (Georgia Bulldogs), pulled pork sliders with razorback remoulade (Arkansas Razorbacks) to name a few tailgating menu ideas.
Tailgating tablescapes wow factor serveware suggestions include cake stands stacked for a tiered effect. I use cake plates displays for cornbread, muffins, sweet breads and crackers.
What started out as a fall inspired serving pieces idea board turned into a billboard for farmhouse chic pieces. The idea is to up your tailgating tablescape presentation game. A lantern makes a great serving piece alternative. Using plastic mason jars for serving the ever popular, ever easy salad, breads or desserts in a jar gives you the mason jar-farmhouse chic without the worry of breakage. I really like the elm and faux slate melamine serving boards from the Webstaurant Store. Melamine is break-resistant and the look of these boards complements a rustic, fall or farmhouse chic tablescape. You can’t go wrong with a chicken wire cloche. Copper beer tubs, farm animal plates and moss baskets all make stylish serving pieces.
Tailgating recipes for barbecued anything, Creole seasoned popcorn and lemonade with a kick, cold or hot dips, salads, sandwiches, soups, stews or chili and tasty tailgating appropriate desserts always satisfy a hungry tailgating group. Regional cuisine ranks high in taste and popularity with hungry fans, and the cook friendly one pot principal scores extra points for easy.
Fans are always looking for a way to celebrate their team(s). Tailgating gives us a great excuse to get to the stadium early for pregame food, fun and fantastic times. Fire up the grills and pretty up the tailgating tablescapes- it’s football tailgating season!