For sports fans and active college alums, the arrival of autumn means football festivities. Homecomings, reunions, Saturday games—they're all good excuses to get together with friends from near and far, cheer on your alma mater, and eat some yummy tailgate fare. The following recipes are just the ticket when you want to pop open the hatchback or lay out a picnic before the big game. The easy, make-ahead dishes travel well in a cooler and are ready to serve in seconds—so you can kick off the event in style.
Chill tailgate fare well before packing it in a cooler so that it stays fresh until you kick off the party.