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It’s that time of year to get ready for college football season. I went to a huge football college and the start of football season is a big deal. Whether it is tailgating at the college or home gating in the backyard, cheering on my favorite team is always a good time.

Making a fun game day spread is always an important part of the big game. Of course, Walmart is my go-to for everything I need to get ready for the party. From food to decorations to other supplies, Walmart has everything I need. Plus, I love the fact that I can put in an order from the comfort of my own home and simply use the Online Grocery Pickup service the next day!

I am always trying to come up with new and delicious recipes. This year I decided to make some Dr Pepper® glazed ribs. These ribs are delicious to eat and fairly easy to make. Plus, this glaze can also be used for wings.

To start, I began by putting a rack of ribs on the grill. I love the taste of charcoal grilled foods, so I bought a small tailgating grill. I always use Kingsford® Charcoal to fire up the grill because I know that it will give me the best taste. Kingsford Original Charcoal is made with natural ingredients, plus it is versatile, easy to light, and has a great flavor.

Put the ribs on the grill for approximately an hour to an hour and a half using medium heat. This will allow the ribs to cook slowly. While the ribs are cooking, simmer a can of Dr Pepper on the stove with some hot sauce. Mix in a tablespoon or two of cornstarch in order to thicken the mixture. When there is about a half an hour left for the ribs to cook, brush on the glaze.

Of course, the Dr Pepper isn’t just for making a delicious glaze, but it is also the official drink of college football fans. Featuring 23 rich, indulgent flavors, Dr Pepper has been a part of college football for 25 years.

I added to the party spread by putting out some delicious goodies such as chocolate-covered pretzels; thumbprint cookies; and game day, chocolate-covered popcorn. Of course I used some pom-poms and other fun things to decorate the party table.

I have so many great memories of tailgating both while I was in college as well as after college and I love that we are able to keep the tradition alive. (It would be especially nice if my kids went to the same college I went to as well!)

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