Hail State Tailgate…at Home

Hail State Tailgate at Home
In our house, we count down until college football season begins. My husband and I were lucky enough to start dating while we were at Mississippi State, so we share the same tailgating traditions. For one, we never went out to the Junction without our cowbells or an order of dog bone cookies from the State Fountain Bakery on campus. Since our season opener this year was an away game, we put together a little at-home tailgate so that we could cheer on the dawgs from the comfort of our couch.

I used this recipe for my mini dog bone cookies, and glazed them with a quick and easy cookie glaze made from a cup of powdered sugar, 3.5 teaspoons of milk, 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla, and two teaspoons of light corn syrup syrup. I only glazed half of my batch of cookies, but it adds a little extra sweetness to these cutout cookies.

Hail State Tailgate at Home
We’re big coffee drinkers, and those late night kickoffs can really get to us. I recommend brewing a pot of your favorite coffee to get you through the long haul. Luckily, we had some of our favorite Mississippi-roasted coffee to sip on alongside our dog bone cookies. Our current favorite Strange Brew is the Bushwacker Blend, but none of their blends disappoint. Try the Blueberry Cobbler or Jamaican Me Crazy…they’re two of my long-time favorite blends from Strange Brew.

Hail State Tailgate at Home
Hail State Tailgate at Home
Obviously, we couldn’t make it through the game on sugar and caffeine alone. I whipped up my favorite quick and easy dip to snack on. Black Bean, Corn, & Feta Dip. Here’s what you need:

1 Can Black Beans
1 Can Shoepeg Corn
1 small package of crumbled Feta
Olive Oil
Red Wine Vinegar

Drain and rinse the black beans and corn. In a mixing bowl, toss the corn, black beans, and about 3/4 of the feta. Add a drizzle of olive oil and two drizzles of red wine vinegar (or to taste). I always end up adding a little more red wine vinegar, because we love the tart kick that it gives the dip. Stir it up and stick it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it with your favorite tortilla chips.

Hail State Tailgate at Home
What are your tailgating traditions (at home or at the game)? I’d love to hear all about your university’s fun food traditions!

The Blogger Bowl
Today’s post is part of The Blogger Bowl! College football season is here and I’m teaming up with a few bloggers to share everything from great tailgating recipes to the perfect game day look. Keep up with our posts on social media using the hashtag #thebloggerbowl and check out our blogs, too:

Liz from Pretty Sweet Life // Molly from Hey There Sunshine // Aubry from Finding Beautiful Truth //
Beth from Bethcakes // Meredith from Meredith Noelle // Rachel from Stupid Good Rachel

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  • Those cookies are too cute!! It all sounds pretty tasty, and perfect for game day!

  • The cookies are SO cute!! Love a cookie with a good cup of coffee. I need to try out that blueberry cobbler blend. YUM!

    xo Liz | Pretty Sweet Life

    • Thank you!! Yes, you would LOVE the blueberry cobbler! I may just snag you a travel bag of it on my next trip to Starkville.

  • Katie

    Your cookies are the cutest thing ever! I don’t think I could ever get my cookies to look so pretty. 🙂

    • Thanks, lady! It definitely took a while 🙂

  • alicia szemon

    what cute snacks! love the cookies