(Family Features) - Coolers and camp chairs and portable grills - it's time to cheer on the home team with a tailgate party. In my hometown, football fans love to hit the stadium early to cook out, enjoy each other's company and celebrate their love of the game.
Whether you're tailgating at a high school, college or pro game, here are a couple of tips to make your party a winner.
Share and Share Alike. Make it easy on everyone by making the tailgate party a potluck. Bring your own meat to grill, but take turns bringing side dishes, drinks, plates, cups and utensils, and desserts. This lowers the cost for everyone and it's a great way to try some new foods.
Sweet and Simple. When it's my turn to bring the desserts, I like keeping things simple. These Blonde Brownies are a terrific blend of that caramely/butterscotchy flavor you get from brown sugar, and yummy chocolate morsels. And they're a snap to make! For peanut butter and chocolate fans, Buckeye Candy is a sweet solution. This recipe makes about 6 dozen candies, so there should be plenty to go around.
Keep the tailgating team cheering with more easy, portable recipes that you can find at www.VeryBestBaking.com.
Jenny Harper is Consumer Test Kitchen Project Manager for the Nestlé Test Kitchens and VeryBestBaking.com.