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BLOG: 5 Recipes to Take Your Tailgate to The Next Level


Fire up the grill; Tailgating is in full swing!

Who doesn’t get excited when it’s time for tailgating? Seriously, the person who thought it would be a smart idea to grab a bunch of buddies, cook up some food, hang out and have a good time before a sporting event was a genius!

Tailgating is so popular now that people bring their homes with them. OK, maybe just their RV’s, but those vehicles could easily pass as full-time homes.

If you are tired of the boring hot dog and burger tailgate fare, we’re here to help! We selected some of our favorite recipes from “Entertain With Jane” for you to try at your next tailgate.

Carolina Barbecue Baked Wings | Recipe

A football game without chicken wings is like peanut butter without jelly! These wings offer the perfect combination of sweet (brown sugar) and spicy (cayenne pepper). Just make sure you hide some extras for after the game because you better believe these will go fast!

Southern Pulled Pork Barbecue | Recipe

Can you smell the aroma!? Maybe it’s just us.

Nothing will make you salivate faster than some good barbecue, and this recipe is certified great southern barbecue. Pick up some big buns from the grocery store and bring this pulled pork recipe to your next tailgate. We can guarantee you’ll be the most popular person when everyone sees this dish.

Homemade French Fries | Recipe

You are probably thinking, “If only I had some fries to go along with my barbecue.” You are in luck — meet the best homemade french fries you’ll ever have. The great thing about making your own fries is that you can make them as big and salty as you want.

You can even get creative and mix together different seasonings for a zesty kick!

Little Piggies | Recipe

It’s time to go back in time to when you were a little kid and mom made you pigs in a blanket. Remember those days? This recipe combines your favorite childhood snack with man’s best friend — bacon!

Instead of wrapping the sausage in dough, try wrapping bacon around the sausage. Then, sprinkle brown sugar over the man-style pigs in a blanket and you’re set. Yeah, this is a good one. We even suggest trying it for breakfast some day.

Tiger Cookies | Recipe

No tailgate is complete without some kind of sugary treat. So, we introduce you to the Tiger Cookie (you’re welcome, Clemson fans). This cookie combines Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes and chocolate chips to create a cross between a crispy rice treat and brownie. Even if you aren’t a Clemson fan, you should still give it a try.

Now, go ahead and serve these recipes at your next tailgate and let us know what you think. For more great tailgate recipes, watch the latest episode of “Entertain With Jane” on FTC Now on Channel 26. You can also find all recipes online