THE BLOG
10/06/2014 11:34 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Take Your Tailgate to the Championship: Food, Drink and Dessert in Style for Gameday

Molly Tavoletti

Without perpetuating stereotypes, when it comes to football game days, I firmly believe I thrive in the kitchen.

Don't get me wrong, I am hardly ignorant to the ins and outs of football -- raising a female only child, my father simply pretended I was a son, teaching me the sacredness of fall football weekends. I currently play in three fantasy leagues and never miss a game. And while I recognize it's important, I know football season is about so much more than the game itself.

No matter the team, whether college or professional, the real game begins at the tailgate. More specifically with the tailgate food. And much like concurring a tough game, executing a successful tailgate can seem daunting.

But fear not. Drop those convenient store potato chips, and take your pre-game party to the winners circle with these championship worthy tailgate eats.

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Sweet Potato Fry-Fecta:
Cinnamon Sugar + Lime Cilantro + Classic Sea Salt + Pepper

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Cheddar Chicken Burger Beer Sliders

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Taco Salad Cups + Avocado Salsa

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Cozy Turkey Chili

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Hard + Hot Apple Cider

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Sweet + Gooey S'mores Dip

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May your hearts, beers and bellies be full this football season. Because win or lose, with a food spread like this, we all go home champions.