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Tailgating Recipes That Are The Real MVPs

Your wings just got a touchdown.
09/14/2015 03:30pm ET

Football season? More like hot wings season.

This fall is the perfect time to flex your snack and appetizer preparation skills. According to Pinterest, foods like pizza pinwheels and cheese and ham rolls are suddently super popular -- so trendy that "party roll" snacks have been pinned 260 percent more often since summer. Meanwhile, cheese and veggie plates have decreased in popularity.

Whether it's the cheesy dip you've been waiting to get into your mouth or the surprisingly mouthwatering vegan sliders, you'll be a winner with finger foods -- even if your team loses.

Take a look at the tailgating recipes that'll turn your football-watching parties up to 100 -- 100 yards, that is. And if you need more inspiration, check out Pinterest's board for fantastic snack ideas.

1
Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites With Apricot Pepper Sauce
Lovely Little Kitchen
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2
Sticky Thai Chicken Wings
How Sweet It Is
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3
Ham And Cheese Sandwiches With Bacon, Pineapple, Caramelized Onions and Jerk BBQ Sauce
Half Baked Harvest
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4
Homemade Potato Chips With Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce
Love And Olive Oil
5
Mini Hot Dog Rolls
Foodie Crush
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6
Lemon, Parmesan And Black Pepper Popcorn
Cookie Kate
7
Pork Nachos With Pina Colada Sauce
Oh, Sweet Basil
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8
Vegan Black Bean & Sweet Potato Sliders
The Pig and Quill
9
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Damn Delicious
10
Ultimate Guacamole
Handle The Heat
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11
Sun Chip Crusted Baked Onion Rings
Runway Chef
12
The Best Spinach Artichoke Dip
Buns In My Oven
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13
Oven Baked Black Bean And Cheese Quesadillas
Aggie's Kitchen
14
Ranch Chicken Fingers
Spicy Southern Kitchen
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15
Roasted Garlic Edamame Hummus
I Heart Eating
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16
Taquitos With Chicken, Smoked Cheddar And Pepper Jelly
Cafe Johnsonia
17
Honey Sriracha Pretzel Knots
A Spicy Perspective
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18
Coconut Shrimp With Sweet Chili Mayo
Steamy Kitchen
19
Lightened-Up Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Turnovers
Cookin' Canuck
20
Fried Pickles And Spicy Dill Pickle Mayo
A Beautiful Mess

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