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Take Your Tailgate to the Next Level

Take Your Tailgate to the Next Level

With the arrival of fall, one thing comes to mind… football! From potlucks to BBQs (or however your family and friends like to tailgate), here are a few tips to ensure you’re ready for game day.

First, let’s talk about grilling. With the FoodSaver® Fresh Preservation System, you can prepare for the season’s biggest game months in advanced. (Pro tip: Next summer, set aside few slab of ribs or steak for football season. Simply vacuum seal the meat with the marinade and place in the freezer for football season. That steak can stay in the freezer for up to five years!)

This football season, kick things up a notch and try this spicy garlic serrano marinade! It’s sure to be a win at your next tailgate.

Ingredients

1 ½ tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce

4 cloves of garlic, minced

2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes

½ teaspoon of paprika

¼ cup of red wine vinegar

¾ cup of Tabasco sauce

1 teaspoon of crushed pepper

1/3 cup brown of sugar

1 ½ tablespoons of horseradish

1 Serrano pepper, seeded and chopped

1 dash of salt

Directions

Whisk all of the ingredients together and pour over two pounds of flank steak. If you didn’t vacuum seal and freeze the steak ahead of time, bring out that FoodSaver® Quick Marinator to marinade the meat in just 20 minutes. Afterward, the steak can be tossed on the grill, and the remaining marinade can be used for basting.

These mini fajitas are bound to be the star player at your tailgate party.

Ingredients

4 to 6 tablespoons lime juice
4 to 6 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of cumin, ground
3 chilies
4 tablespoons of olive oil and more for cooking
3 tablespoons of fresh cilantro, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 pounds pf flank steak
1 white onion, sliced
2 bell peppers, sliced
10 flour tortillas

To make the marinade, combine the ingredients in your FoodSaver® Quick Marinator, and cut the flank steak into thin strips, placing them into the marinator. Remove the air from the marinator, and refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes. About 10 minutes before kick-off, remove the steak from the fridge and grill the strips for four minutes on each side. As the meat is finishing up, toss the vegetables in a pan with a small amount of olive oil and cook for about six minutes or until limp.

With the excitement of gameday, the last thing you want to worry about is preparing food. But if you take a few days – or months – before to prepare, you’ll save yourself a headache, and you'll be able to catch every second of the big game!


5 Classic Tailgating Menus to Wow Your Crowd

The party&aposs in the parking lot! For fun-loving sports fans, tailgating before the game is as important as the action on the field. To help make your tailgate a success, we&aposve pulled together classic tailgating food favorites and organized them into five menu categories, from kid-friendly hot dogs to a full-on taco bar.

But, before you load up the cooler, check out a few tips to help it all go as smoothly as possible!

How to Make Your Next Tailgating Party a Fan Favorite

  • Know the rules. Do a little research so you know what time you can arrive (usually the earlier the better) and where you can park. Find out what type of grill is allowed (open flame or gas), and make sure your grill is clean and ready to go. Ask whether you&aposll need to pack all of your waste out after the game (bring a few heavy trash bags) and confirm that there will be potable water and toilet facilities available.
  • Prep ahead. Look for recipes that are easy to prepare ahead of time, minimize your hands-on time at the grill, and can be eaten with minimal utensils. Prep the majority of your recipes ahead of time, if you can. It&aposs far easier to marinate, slice, dice, and skewer in the comfort of your own kitchen. If you have multiple coolers, pack raw meats in one cooler, ready-to-eat foods in another cooler, and beverages in a third. If you&aposre short on space, make sure everything is wrapped tightly, with the raw ingredients on the bottom and ready-to-eat ingredients on top. Make your water do double duty: freeze water bottles to act as ice for your coolers, then drink the water once it&aposs melted.
  • Get ready for game time. Set up a canopy to keep your food and guests out of the rain or sun, then put out some ready-to-eat finger food to keep folks happy while you fire up the grill. Add a few sprigs of fresh sage or rosemary to the grill to act as a natural insect repellent (which will also give your food a delicious smoky flavor)𠅋ut don&apost forget the regular bug spray and sunscreen as well! And once your items are hot, keep them at temp by placing them in covered disposable foil pans over indirect heat.

5 Classic Tailgate Menus

To kick off tailgate season, we&aposve chosen five themes for crowd-pleasing tailgate spreads, complete with main dish, side dish and dessert. Feel free to add to add, subtract, or substitute to suit your tastes.

1. Kids n' Dogs

Fans of all ages enjoy game day, so make sure you have something to serve to the youngest of the cheer section with these kid-approved recipes.

Anyone can bring hot dogs, but why not go for extra points by bringing hot dogs wrapped in pretzel dough? You can bake them up ahead of time and serve them warm or cold. You can bet it&aposs not only kids who will go for them in a big way.

Allrecipes community member abapplez found the recipe very easy to follow, saying, "Everyone absoslutely loved these! Followed the recipe and will be making these a lot during the upcoming football season. I was a little worried going in because I have very little (next to none) experience with yeast but the instructions are very well written and they were so much easier than I imagined." Watch the recipe video for more helpful tips.

Don&apost want to make pretzel dough from scratch? Look for frozen pretzel dough at the grocery store, or try using frozen pizza dough, too.


5 Classic Tailgating Menus to Wow Your Crowd

The party&aposs in the parking lot! For fun-loving sports fans, tailgating before the game is as important as the action on the field. To help make your tailgate a success, we&aposve pulled together classic tailgating food favorites and organized them into five menu categories, from kid-friendly hot dogs to a full-on taco bar.

But, before you load up the cooler, check out a few tips to help it all go as smoothly as possible!

How to Make Your Next Tailgating Party a Fan Favorite

  • Know the rules. Do a little research so you know what time you can arrive (usually the earlier the better) and where you can park. Find out what type of grill is allowed (open flame or gas), and make sure your grill is clean and ready to go. Ask whether you&aposll need to pack all of your waste out after the game (bring a few heavy trash bags) and confirm that there will be potable water and toilet facilities available.
  • Prep ahead. Look for recipes that are easy to prepare ahead of time, minimize your hands-on time at the grill, and can be eaten with minimal utensils. Prep the majority of your recipes ahead of time, if you can. It&aposs far easier to marinate, slice, dice, and skewer in the comfort of your own kitchen. If you have multiple coolers, pack raw meats in one cooler, ready-to-eat foods in another cooler, and beverages in a third. If you&aposre short on space, make sure everything is wrapped tightly, with the raw ingredients on the bottom and ready-to-eat ingredients on top. Make your water do double duty: freeze water bottles to act as ice for your coolers, then drink the water once it&aposs melted.
  • Get ready for game time. Set up a canopy to keep your food and guests out of the rain or sun, then put out some ready-to-eat finger food to keep folks happy while you fire up the grill. Add a few sprigs of fresh sage or rosemary to the grill to act as a natural insect repellent (which will also give your food a delicious smoky flavor)𠅋ut don&apost forget the regular bug spray and sunscreen as well! And once your items are hot, keep them at temp by placing them in covered disposable foil pans over indirect heat.

5 Classic Tailgate Menus

To kick off tailgate season, we&aposve chosen five themes for crowd-pleasing tailgate spreads, complete with main dish, side dish and dessert. Feel free to add to add, subtract, or substitute to suit your tastes.

1. Kids n' Dogs

Fans of all ages enjoy game day, so make sure you have something to serve to the youngest of the cheer section with these kid-approved recipes.

Anyone can bring hot dogs, but why not go for extra points by bringing hot dogs wrapped in pretzel dough? You can bake them up ahead of time and serve them warm or cold. You can bet it&aposs not only kids who will go for them in a big way.

Allrecipes community member abapplez found the recipe very easy to follow, saying, "Everyone absoslutely loved these! Followed the recipe and will be making these a lot during the upcoming football season. I was a little worried going in because I have very little (next to none) experience with yeast but the instructions are very well written and they were so much easier than I imagined." Watch the recipe video for more helpful tips.

Don&apost want to make pretzel dough from scratch? Look for frozen pretzel dough at the grocery store, or try using frozen pizza dough, too.


5 Classic Tailgating Menus to Wow Your Crowd

The party&aposs in the parking lot! For fun-loving sports fans, tailgating before the game is as important as the action on the field. To help make your tailgate a success, we&aposve pulled together classic tailgating food favorites and organized them into five menu categories, from kid-friendly hot dogs to a full-on taco bar.

But, before you load up the cooler, check out a few tips to help it all go as smoothly as possible!

How to Make Your Next Tailgating Party a Fan Favorite

  • Know the rules. Do a little research so you know what time you can arrive (usually the earlier the better) and where you can park. Find out what type of grill is allowed (open flame or gas), and make sure your grill is clean and ready to go. Ask whether you&aposll need to pack all of your waste out after the game (bring a few heavy trash bags) and confirm that there will be potable water and toilet facilities available.
  • Prep ahead. Look for recipes that are easy to prepare ahead of time, minimize your hands-on time at the grill, and can be eaten with minimal utensils. Prep the majority of your recipes ahead of time, if you can. It&aposs far easier to marinate, slice, dice, and skewer in the comfort of your own kitchen. If you have multiple coolers, pack raw meats in one cooler, ready-to-eat foods in another cooler, and beverages in a third. If you&aposre short on space, make sure everything is wrapped tightly, with the raw ingredients on the bottom and ready-to-eat ingredients on top. Make your water do double duty: freeze water bottles to act as ice for your coolers, then drink the water once it&aposs melted.
  • Get ready for game time. Set up a canopy to keep your food and guests out of the rain or sun, then put out some ready-to-eat finger food to keep folks happy while you fire up the grill. Add a few sprigs of fresh sage or rosemary to the grill to act as a natural insect repellent (which will also give your food a delicious smoky flavor)𠅋ut don&apost forget the regular bug spray and sunscreen as well! And once your items are hot, keep them at temp by placing them in covered disposable foil pans over indirect heat.

5 Classic Tailgate Menus

To kick off tailgate season, we&aposve chosen five themes for crowd-pleasing tailgate spreads, complete with main dish, side dish and dessert. Feel free to add to add, subtract, or substitute to suit your tastes.

1. Kids n' Dogs

Fans of all ages enjoy game day, so make sure you have something to serve to the youngest of the cheer section with these kid-approved recipes.

Anyone can bring hot dogs, but why not go for extra points by bringing hot dogs wrapped in pretzel dough? You can bake them up ahead of time and serve them warm or cold. You can bet it&aposs not only kids who will go for them in a big way.

Allrecipes community member abapplez found the recipe very easy to follow, saying, "Everyone absoslutely loved these! Followed the recipe and will be making these a lot during the upcoming football season. I was a little worried going in because I have very little (next to none) experience with yeast but the instructions are very well written and they were so much easier than I imagined." Watch the recipe video for more helpful tips.

Don&apost want to make pretzel dough from scratch? Look for frozen pretzel dough at the grocery store, or try using frozen pizza dough, too.


5 Classic Tailgating Menus to Wow Your Crowd

The party&aposs in the parking lot! For fun-loving sports fans, tailgating before the game is as important as the action on the field. To help make your tailgate a success, we&aposve pulled together classic tailgating food favorites and organized them into five menu categories, from kid-friendly hot dogs to a full-on taco bar.

But, before you load up the cooler, check out a few tips to help it all go as smoothly as possible!

How to Make Your Next Tailgating Party a Fan Favorite

  • Know the rules. Do a little research so you know what time you can arrive (usually the earlier the better) and where you can park. Find out what type of grill is allowed (open flame or gas), and make sure your grill is clean and ready to go. Ask whether you&aposll need to pack all of your waste out after the game (bring a few heavy trash bags) and confirm that there will be potable water and toilet facilities available.
  • Prep ahead. Look for recipes that are easy to prepare ahead of time, minimize your hands-on time at the grill, and can be eaten with minimal utensils. Prep the majority of your recipes ahead of time, if you can. It&aposs far easier to marinate, slice, dice, and skewer in the comfort of your own kitchen. If you have multiple coolers, pack raw meats in one cooler, ready-to-eat foods in another cooler, and beverages in a third. If you&aposre short on space, make sure everything is wrapped tightly, with the raw ingredients on the bottom and ready-to-eat ingredients on top. Make your water do double duty: freeze water bottles to act as ice for your coolers, then drink the water once it&aposs melted.
  • Get ready for game time. Set up a canopy to keep your food and guests out of the rain or sun, then put out some ready-to-eat finger food to keep folks happy while you fire up the grill. Add a few sprigs of fresh sage or rosemary to the grill to act as a natural insect repellent (which will also give your food a delicious smoky flavor)𠅋ut don&apost forget the regular bug spray and sunscreen as well! And once your items are hot, keep them at temp by placing them in covered disposable foil pans over indirect heat.

5 Classic Tailgate Menus

To kick off tailgate season, we&aposve chosen five themes for crowd-pleasing tailgate spreads, complete with main dish, side dish and dessert. Feel free to add to add, subtract, or substitute to suit your tastes.

1. Kids n' Dogs

Fans of all ages enjoy game day, so make sure you have something to serve to the youngest of the cheer section with these kid-approved recipes.

Anyone can bring hot dogs, but why not go for extra points by bringing hot dogs wrapped in pretzel dough? You can bake them up ahead of time and serve them warm or cold. You can bet it&aposs not only kids who will go for them in a big way.

Allrecipes community member abapplez found the recipe very easy to follow, saying, "Everyone absoslutely loved these! Followed the recipe and will be making these a lot during the upcoming football season. I was a little worried going in because I have very little (next to none) experience with yeast but the instructions are very well written and they were so much easier than I imagined." Watch the recipe video for more helpful tips.

Don&apost want to make pretzel dough from scratch? Look for frozen pretzel dough at the grocery store, or try using frozen pizza dough, too.


5 Classic Tailgating Menus to Wow Your Crowd

The party&aposs in the parking lot! For fun-loving sports fans, tailgating before the game is as important as the action on the field. To help make your tailgate a success, we&aposve pulled together classic tailgating food favorites and organized them into five menu categories, from kid-friendly hot dogs to a full-on taco bar.

But, before you load up the cooler, check out a few tips to help it all go as smoothly as possible!

How to Make Your Next Tailgating Party a Fan Favorite

  • Know the rules. Do a little research so you know what time you can arrive (usually the earlier the better) and where you can park. Find out what type of grill is allowed (open flame or gas), and make sure your grill is clean and ready to go. Ask whether you&aposll need to pack all of your waste out after the game (bring a few heavy trash bags) and confirm that there will be potable water and toilet facilities available.
  • Prep ahead. Look for recipes that are easy to prepare ahead of time, minimize your hands-on time at the grill, and can be eaten with minimal utensils. Prep the majority of your recipes ahead of time, if you can. It&aposs far easier to marinate, slice, dice, and skewer in the comfort of your own kitchen. If you have multiple coolers, pack raw meats in one cooler, ready-to-eat foods in another cooler, and beverages in a third. If you&aposre short on space, make sure everything is wrapped tightly, with the raw ingredients on the bottom and ready-to-eat ingredients on top. Make your water do double duty: freeze water bottles to act as ice for your coolers, then drink the water once it&aposs melted.
  • Get ready for game time. Set up a canopy to keep your food and guests out of the rain or sun, then put out some ready-to-eat finger food to keep folks happy while you fire up the grill. Add a few sprigs of fresh sage or rosemary to the grill to act as a natural insect repellent (which will also give your food a delicious smoky flavor)𠅋ut don&apost forget the regular bug spray and sunscreen as well! And once your items are hot, keep them at temp by placing them in covered disposable foil pans over indirect heat.

5 Classic Tailgate Menus

To kick off tailgate season, we&aposve chosen five themes for crowd-pleasing tailgate spreads, complete with main dish, side dish and dessert. Feel free to add to add, subtract, or substitute to suit your tastes.

1. Kids n' Dogs

Fans of all ages enjoy game day, so make sure you have something to serve to the youngest of the cheer section with these kid-approved recipes.

Anyone can bring hot dogs, but why not go for extra points by bringing hot dogs wrapped in pretzel dough? You can bake them up ahead of time and serve them warm or cold. You can bet it&aposs not only kids who will go for them in a big way.

Allrecipes community member abapplez found the recipe very easy to follow, saying, "Everyone absoslutely loved these! Followed the recipe and will be making these a lot during the upcoming football season. I was a little worried going in because I have very little (next to none) experience with yeast but the instructions are very well written and they were so much easier than I imagined." Watch the recipe video for more helpful tips.

Don&apost want to make pretzel dough from scratch? Look for frozen pretzel dough at the grocery store, or try using frozen pizza dough, too.


5 Classic Tailgating Menus to Wow Your Crowd

The party&aposs in the parking lot! For fun-loving sports fans, tailgating before the game is as important as the action on the field. To help make your tailgate a success, we&aposve pulled together classic tailgating food favorites and organized them into five menu categories, from kid-friendly hot dogs to a full-on taco bar.

But, before you load up the cooler, check out a few tips to help it all go as smoothly as possible!

How to Make Your Next Tailgating Party a Fan Favorite

  • Know the rules. Do a little research so you know what time you can arrive (usually the earlier the better) and where you can park. Find out what type of grill is allowed (open flame or gas), and make sure your grill is clean and ready to go. Ask whether you&aposll need to pack all of your waste out after the game (bring a few heavy trash bags) and confirm that there will be potable water and toilet facilities available.
  • Prep ahead. Look for recipes that are easy to prepare ahead of time, minimize your hands-on time at the grill, and can be eaten with minimal utensils. Prep the majority of your recipes ahead of time, if you can. It&aposs far easier to marinate, slice, dice, and skewer in the comfort of your own kitchen. If you have multiple coolers, pack raw meats in one cooler, ready-to-eat foods in another cooler, and beverages in a third. If you&aposre short on space, make sure everything is wrapped tightly, with the raw ingredients on the bottom and ready-to-eat ingredients on top. Make your water do double duty: freeze water bottles to act as ice for your coolers, then drink the water once it&aposs melted.
  • Get ready for game time. Set up a canopy to keep your food and guests out of the rain or sun, then put out some ready-to-eat finger food to keep folks happy while you fire up the grill. Add a few sprigs of fresh sage or rosemary to the grill to act as a natural insect repellent (which will also give your food a delicious smoky flavor)𠅋ut don&apost forget the regular bug spray and sunscreen as well! And once your items are hot, keep them at temp by placing them in covered disposable foil pans over indirect heat.

5 Classic Tailgate Menus

To kick off tailgate season, we&aposve chosen five themes for crowd-pleasing tailgate spreads, complete with main dish, side dish and dessert. Feel free to add to add, subtract, or substitute to suit your tastes.

1. Kids n' Dogs

Fans of all ages enjoy game day, so make sure you have something to serve to the youngest of the cheer section with these kid-approved recipes.

Anyone can bring hot dogs, but why not go for extra points by bringing hot dogs wrapped in pretzel dough? You can bake them up ahead of time and serve them warm or cold. You can bet it&aposs not only kids who will go for them in a big way.

Allrecipes community member abapplez found the recipe very easy to follow, saying, "Everyone absoslutely loved these! Followed the recipe and will be making these a lot during the upcoming football season. I was a little worried going in because I have very little (next to none) experience with yeast but the instructions are very well written and they were so much easier than I imagined." Watch the recipe video for more helpful tips.

Don&apost want to make pretzel dough from scratch? Look for frozen pretzel dough at the grocery store, or try using frozen pizza dough, too.


5 Classic Tailgating Menus to Wow Your Crowd

The party&aposs in the parking lot! For fun-loving sports fans, tailgating before the game is as important as the action on the field. To help make your tailgate a success, we&aposve pulled together classic tailgating food favorites and organized them into five menu categories, from kid-friendly hot dogs to a full-on taco bar.

But, before you load up the cooler, check out a few tips to help it all go as smoothly as possible!

How to Make Your Next Tailgating Party a Fan Favorite

  • Know the rules. Do a little research so you know what time you can arrive (usually the earlier the better) and where you can park. Find out what type of grill is allowed (open flame or gas), and make sure your grill is clean and ready to go. Ask whether you&aposll need to pack all of your waste out after the game (bring a few heavy trash bags) and confirm that there will be potable water and toilet facilities available.
  • Prep ahead. Look for recipes that are easy to prepare ahead of time, minimize your hands-on time at the grill, and can be eaten with minimal utensils. Prep the majority of your recipes ahead of time, if you can. It&aposs far easier to marinate, slice, dice, and skewer in the comfort of your own kitchen. If you have multiple coolers, pack raw meats in one cooler, ready-to-eat foods in another cooler, and beverages in a third. If you&aposre short on space, make sure everything is wrapped tightly, with the raw ingredients on the bottom and ready-to-eat ingredients on top. Make your water do double duty: freeze water bottles to act as ice for your coolers, then drink the water once it&aposs melted.
  • Get ready for game time. Set up a canopy to keep your food and guests out of the rain or sun, then put out some ready-to-eat finger food to keep folks happy while you fire up the grill. Add a few sprigs of fresh sage or rosemary to the grill to act as a natural insect repellent (which will also give your food a delicious smoky flavor)𠅋ut don&apost forget the regular bug spray and sunscreen as well! And once your items are hot, keep them at temp by placing them in covered disposable foil pans over indirect heat.

5 Classic Tailgate Menus

To kick off tailgate season, we&aposve chosen five themes for crowd-pleasing tailgate spreads, complete with main dish, side dish and dessert. Feel free to add to add, subtract, or substitute to suit your tastes.

1. Kids n' Dogs

Fans of all ages enjoy game day, so make sure you have something to serve to the youngest of the cheer section with these kid-approved recipes.

Anyone can bring hot dogs, but why not go for extra points by bringing hot dogs wrapped in pretzel dough? You can bake them up ahead of time and serve them warm or cold. You can bet it&aposs not only kids who will go for them in a big way.

Allrecipes community member abapplez found the recipe very easy to follow, saying, "Everyone absoslutely loved these! Followed the recipe and will be making these a lot during the upcoming football season. I was a little worried going in because I have very little (next to none) experience with yeast but the instructions are very well written and they were so much easier than I imagined." Watch the recipe video for more helpful tips.

Don&apost want to make pretzel dough from scratch? Look for frozen pretzel dough at the grocery store, or try using frozen pizza dough, too.


5 Classic Tailgating Menus to Wow Your Crowd

The party&aposs in the parking lot! For fun-loving sports fans, tailgating before the game is as important as the action on the field. To help make your tailgate a success, we&aposve pulled together classic tailgating food favorites and organized them into five menu categories, from kid-friendly hot dogs to a full-on taco bar.

But, before you load up the cooler, check out a few tips to help it all go as smoothly as possible!

How to Make Your Next Tailgating Party a Fan Favorite

  • Know the rules. Do a little research so you know what time you can arrive (usually the earlier the better) and where you can park. Find out what type of grill is allowed (open flame or gas), and make sure your grill is clean and ready to go. Ask whether you&aposll need to pack all of your waste out after the game (bring a few heavy trash bags) and confirm that there will be potable water and toilet facilities available.
  • Prep ahead. Look for recipes that are easy to prepare ahead of time, minimize your hands-on time at the grill, and can be eaten with minimal utensils. Prep the majority of your recipes ahead of time, if you can. It&aposs far easier to marinate, slice, dice, and skewer in the comfort of your own kitchen. If you have multiple coolers, pack raw meats in one cooler, ready-to-eat foods in another cooler, and beverages in a third. If you&aposre short on space, make sure everything is wrapped tightly, with the raw ingredients on the bottom and ready-to-eat ingredients on top. Make your water do double duty: freeze water bottles to act as ice for your coolers, then drink the water once it&aposs melted.
  • Get ready for game time. Set up a canopy to keep your food and guests out of the rain or sun, then put out some ready-to-eat finger food to keep folks happy while you fire up the grill. Add a few sprigs of fresh sage or rosemary to the grill to act as a natural insect repellent (which will also give your food a delicious smoky flavor)𠅋ut don&apost forget the regular bug spray and sunscreen as well! And once your items are hot, keep them at temp by placing them in covered disposable foil pans over indirect heat.

5 Classic Tailgate Menus

To kick off tailgate season, we&aposve chosen five themes for crowd-pleasing tailgate spreads, complete with main dish, side dish and dessert. Feel free to add to add, subtract, or substitute to suit your tastes.

1. Kids n' Dogs

Fans of all ages enjoy game day, so make sure you have something to serve to the youngest of the cheer section with these kid-approved recipes.

Anyone can bring hot dogs, but why not go for extra points by bringing hot dogs wrapped in pretzel dough? You can bake them up ahead of time and serve them warm or cold. You can bet it&aposs not only kids who will go for them in a big way.

Allrecipes community member abapplez found the recipe very easy to follow, saying, "Everyone absoslutely loved these! Followed the recipe and will be making these a lot during the upcoming football season. I was a little worried going in because I have very little (next to none) experience with yeast but the instructions are very well written and they were so much easier than I imagined." Watch the recipe video for more helpful tips.

Don&apost want to make pretzel dough from scratch? Look for frozen pretzel dough at the grocery store, or try using frozen pizza dough, too.


5 Classic Tailgating Menus to Wow Your Crowd

The party&aposs in the parking lot! For fun-loving sports fans, tailgating before the game is as important as the action on the field. To help make your tailgate a success, we&aposve pulled together classic tailgating food favorites and organized them into five menu categories, from kid-friendly hot dogs to a full-on taco bar.

But, before you load up the cooler, check out a few tips to help it all go as smoothly as possible!

How to Make Your Next Tailgating Party a Fan Favorite

  • Know the rules. Do a little research so you know what time you can arrive (usually the earlier the better) and where you can park. Find out what type of grill is allowed (open flame or gas), and make sure your grill is clean and ready to go. Ask whether you&aposll need to pack all of your waste out after the game (bring a few heavy trash bags) and confirm that there will be potable water and toilet facilities available.
  • Prep ahead. Look for recipes that are easy to prepare ahead of time, minimize your hands-on time at the grill, and can be eaten with minimal utensils. Prep the majority of your recipes ahead of time, if you can. It&aposs far easier to marinate, slice, dice, and skewer in the comfort of your own kitchen. If you have multiple coolers, pack raw meats in one cooler, ready-to-eat foods in another cooler, and beverages in a third. If you&aposre short on space, make sure everything is wrapped tightly, with the raw ingredients on the bottom and ready-to-eat ingredients on top. Make your water do double duty: freeze water bottles to act as ice for your coolers, then drink the water once it&aposs melted.
  • Get ready for game time. Set up a canopy to keep your food and guests out of the rain or sun, then put out some ready-to-eat finger food to keep folks happy while you fire up the grill. Add a few sprigs of fresh sage or rosemary to the grill to act as a natural insect repellent (which will also give your food a delicious smoky flavor)𠅋ut don&apost forget the regular bug spray and sunscreen as well! And once your items are hot, keep them at temp by placing them in covered disposable foil pans over indirect heat.

5 Classic Tailgate Menus

To kick off tailgate season, we&aposve chosen five themes for crowd-pleasing tailgate spreads, complete with main dish, side dish and dessert. Feel free to add to add, subtract, or substitute to suit your tastes.

1. Kids n' Dogs

Fans of all ages enjoy game day, so make sure you have something to serve to the youngest of the cheer section with these kid-approved recipes.

Anyone can bring hot dogs, but why not go for extra points by bringing hot dogs wrapped in pretzel dough? You can bake them up ahead of time and serve them warm or cold. You can bet it&aposs not only kids who will go for them in a big way.

Allrecipes community member abapplez found the recipe very easy to follow, saying, "Everyone absoslutely loved these! Followed the recipe and will be making these a lot during the upcoming football season. I was a little worried going in because I have very little (next to none) experience with yeast but the instructions are very well written and they were so much easier than I imagined." Watch the recipe video for more helpful tips.

Don&apost want to make pretzel dough from scratch? Look for frozen pretzel dough at the grocery store, or try using frozen pizza dough, too.


5 Classic Tailgating Menus to Wow Your Crowd

The party&aposs in the parking lot! For fun-loving sports fans, tailgating before the game is as important as the action on the field. To help make your tailgate a success, we&aposve pulled together classic tailgating food favorites and organized them into five menu categories, from kid-friendly hot dogs to a full-on taco bar.

But, before you load up the cooler, check out a few tips to help it all go as smoothly as possible!

How to Make Your Next Tailgating Party a Fan Favorite

  • Know the rules. Do a little research so you know what time you can arrive (usually the earlier the better) and where you can park. Find out what type of grill is allowed (open flame or gas), and make sure your grill is clean and ready to go. Ask whether you&aposll need to pack all of your waste out after the game (bring a few heavy trash bags) and confirm that there will be potable water and toilet facilities available.
  • Prep ahead. Look for recipes that are easy to prepare ahead of time, minimize your hands-on time at the grill, and can be eaten with minimal utensils. Prep the majority of your recipes ahead of time, if you can. It&aposs far easier to marinate, slice, dice, and skewer in the comfort of your own kitchen. If you have multiple coolers, pack raw meats in one cooler, ready-to-eat foods in another cooler, and beverages in a third. If you&aposre short on space, make sure everything is wrapped tightly, with the raw ingredients on the bottom and ready-to-eat ingredients on top. Make your water do double duty: freeze water bottles to act as ice for your coolers, then drink the water once it&aposs melted.
  • Get ready for game time. Set up a canopy to keep your food and guests out of the rain or sun, then put out some ready-to-eat finger food to keep folks happy while you fire up the grill. Add a few sprigs of fresh sage or rosemary to the grill to act as a natural insect repellent (which will also give your food a delicious smoky flavor)𠅋ut don&apost forget the regular bug spray and sunscreen as well! And once your items are hot, keep them at temp by placing them in covered disposable foil pans over indirect heat.

5 Classic Tailgate Menus

To kick off tailgate season, we&aposve chosen five themes for crowd-pleasing tailgate spreads, complete with main dish, side dish and dessert. Feel free to add to add, subtract, or substitute to suit your tastes.

1. Kids n' Dogs

Fans of all ages enjoy game day, so make sure you have something to serve to the youngest of the cheer section with these kid-approved recipes.

Anyone can bring hot dogs, but why not go for extra points by bringing hot dogs wrapped in pretzel dough? You can bake them up ahead of time and serve them warm or cold. You can bet it&aposs not only kids who will go for them in a big way.

Allrecipes community member abapplez found the recipe very easy to follow, saying, "Everyone absoslutely loved these! Followed the recipe and will be making these a lot during the upcoming football season. I was a little worried going in because I have very little (next to none) experience with yeast but the instructions are very well written and they were so much easier than I imagined." Watch the recipe video for more helpful tips.

Don&apost want to make pretzel dough from scratch? Look for frozen pretzel dough at the grocery store, or try using frozen pizza dough, too.