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Our Top 3 Snacks for College Football Season

Whether you're tailgating at your alma mater or surfing channels on a Saturday afternoon, college football can be a great way to relax by yourself or with friends. One way to enhance the experience is to cook up delicious dishes to pair with the games. Here are a few of our favorite fall Saturday snacks that go perfectly with your team. 

1. Specialty Steak Tacos  
From high-end food trucks to trendy restaurants, the taco has recently gotten a facelift. Once best known in the U.S. for ground beef and seasoning, many people are now serving this simple treats with pulled pork, steak or seafood. Try your hand at a specialty taco at home this football season. 

Use your roaster oven on high heat to sear thinly cut steak tips until cooked to perfection. Season with some barbecue rub or sauce and place in a fluffy flour tortilla. Top with tomatoes, spinach, lime, cilantro, goat cheese or anything you can think of. This unusual snack is sure to be a football season hit. 

Get creative with your tacos. Get creative with your tacos.

2. Soy-Sesame Glazed Wings 
Anyone can serve buffalo wings for their football bash. Show your creativity by opting to glaze your wings in a homemade sauce. Here's what you need: 

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 4 quarter-size slices fresh ginger
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 2 pound chicken wings, cut at joints, wing tips removed
  • Thinly sliced green onion and toasted sesame seeds, optional
  • Your performance blender. 

Combine the soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, ginger and garlic in your blender. Blend on HIGH until thoroughly combined. Pour this concoction along with your chicken into a large sealable plastic bag. Let marinate for as little as an hour or as long as the night. 

Bake in your oven for about 20 minutes at 425 degrees on a baking pan. Top your gooey, cooked wings with sesame seeds and green onion for extra flavor and texture. 

Your blender helps you get the best wing sauce possible. Your blender helps you get the best wing sauce possible.

3. Easy Toaster Calzone 
Calzone's a great football snack because they're sharable and quick to make. Try this simple toaster oven calzone. It's perfect if you live on campus for game day or recently left. 

  • 1 pound of dough
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella
  • 1 ounce pepperoni
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese 
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • Toaster oven. 

Roll your dough into a flat circle on a clean floured table or counter top. Transfer this circle to the toaster oven tray, which is covered in nonstick foil. Fill half of this circle with your ingredients and fold over the remaining dough to cover your calzone. Press the edges of your calzone with a fork to ensure it's closed. 

Bake in your toaster oven for 20 to 30 minutes. Serve hot with pizza sauce. Repeat with your remaining ingredients for more calzones. This recipe is perfect for when you're preparing other foods in your oven as well.