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The Theme Is … Everything Buffalo!

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: The Theme is ... Everything Buffalo!

 
For a football fan, this weekend isn’t just any football weekend. It’s the weekend. The weekend important enough to cause re-scheduling of Mardi Gras parades this year. The one when folks plant themselves on the couch for hours, strategically positioned for the best view of the TV. When snacks aren’t just nice to have; they’re mandatory and usually the only grub served. When adults are allowed to hoot and holler and scream at officials on the screen without being shushed or stared at. And, I admit, it’s just about the only time I actually look forward to watching commercials.

You know what else this weekend is good for? It’s good for noshing. Copious amounts of noshing. And few noshes are as welcome—or even expected—on a Superbowl spread than Buffalo wings.

But of course, you know how we are. We’re not going to show you a recipe for Buffalo wings. Instead, we’ll show you all the incredibly creative ways our members have riffed off Buffalo wings. Because we’re kinda crazy like that, and riffing’s what we do best. (Remember these Cauliflower Buffalo Wings?)

Okay, here we go!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Everything Buffalo! (Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip, submitted by Rebecca of Foodie with Family)
Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip from Rebecca of Foodie with Family. You know we had to start with this.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Everything Buffalo! (Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas, submitted by TK member Jessica of A Kitchen Addiction)
Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas from Jessica of A Kitchen Addiction. Because adding melted cheese that you can pick up with your hands is always a good thing.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Everything Buffalo! (Layered Baked Buffalo Chicken Nachos, submitted by TK member Jessica of How Sweet It Is)
Speaking of picking up melted cheese with your hands, how about some Layered Baked Buffalo Chicken Nachos courtesy of Jessica from How Sweet It Is? Sign me up.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Everything Buffalo! (Buffalo Chicken Bites, submitted by TK member Sommer of A Spicy Perspective)
Buffalo Chicken Bites from Sommer of A Spicy Perspective. So we can all be a little more dainty-like.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Everything Buffalo! (Spicy Buffalo Chicken Cannoli, submitted by TK member Sandy of Everyday Southwest)
This kills me: Spicy Buffalo Chicken Cannoli, from Sandy of Everyday Southwest. The first time I saw this, I needed to sit down for a moment and remember to breathe.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Everything Buffalo! (Buffalo Chicken Flat Bread Pizzas, submitted by TK member Laurie of Simply Scratch)
Buffalo Chicken Flat Bread Pizzas by Laurie of Simply Scratch. This one, too. I almost had to break out the smelling salts.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Everything Buffalo! (Buffalo Chicken Wraps, submitted by TK member Bev Weidner)
Or, if you’d rather skip the frying, you can make these Buffalo Chicken Wraps from Bev Weidner. Or make both! You know you want to.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Everything Buffalo! (Shredded Buffalo Chicken Tacos, submitted by TK member Kate of Diethood)
Shredded Buffalo Chicken Tacos by Kate of Diethood. Mmmm. Tacos. They’re always a big hit.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Everything Buffalo! (Baked Buffalo Chicken Pasta, submitted by TK member Jessica of How Sweet It Is)
Or go with pasta instead, like this Baked Buffalo Chicken Pasta. Jessica does it again! She knows her stuff, that Jessica.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Everything Buffalo! (Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins, submitted by TK member Amy of A Stool at the Counter)
Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins by Amy of A Stool at the Counter. Like Amy says in her blog post: “It looks like Buffalo wings and potato skins had a love child, and it just showed up to watch the game with you.”

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Everything Buffalo! (Jalapeno Popper Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese, submitted by TK member Lauren's Latest)
Jalapeno Popper Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese from Lauren’s Latest. This is one awesome threesome. Not that I generally approve of threeso—you know what I mean.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Everything Buffalo! (Buffalo Chicken Meatballs, submitted by TK member Colleen of Souffle Bombay)
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs from Colleen of Souffle Bombay. Meatballs swimming in spicy tangy cheesy sauce. Doesn’t get much better than that.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Everything Buffalo! (Buffalo Chicken Soup, submitted by TK member Cassie of Bake Your Day)
Buffalo Chicken Soup by Cassie of Bake Your Day. Give me a loaf of hot buttered garlic bread for dunking, and I’ll be a happy camper.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Everything Buffalo! (Grilled Buffalo Shrimp Po’ Boys, submitted by TK member Jennifer of Mother Thyme)
Grilled Buffalo Shrimp Po’ Boys by Jennifer of Mother Thyme. Because Buffalo ain’t just for chickens no more. (That’s me trying to sound all cowboy-like. And failing miserably.)

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Everything Buffalo! (Soft Pretzels with Hot Buffalo Cheese Sauce, submitted by TK member Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest)
And finally, we have these Soft Pretzels with Hot Buffalo Cheese Sauce by Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest. If yeast scares you, you can at least make the Hot Buffalo Cheese Sauce and buy some pretzels, make breadsticks from store-bought dough, or just serve it as a dip for chips or veggies.

 
Of course, you can always just stick to the classic Buffalo Wings, which will be a hit with everyone. But so many of these variations look incredibly good, it’s hard to resist trying even just one. Or three. And if you have your own favorite version that wasn’t mentioned here, shout it out below!

Do you have any big plans this weekend? Are you game central, where everyone hangs out? Or do you have a friend with an amazing setup, the place all your friends want to go to for the game? Got any friendly wagers going? Any tips for those of us dreading the post-game cleanup? Do share!

 
 

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Jessica on 4.23.2013

So glad you featured each of these…now I have quite the collection of buffalo recipes! You all do great work for women everywhere.

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artfulgourmet on 2.3.2013

AWESOME collection of Buffalo recipes! I grew up in Upstate NY and went to college in Buffalo for a couple of years before i moved down South – these are great and my favorite flavors EVER!

Check out the original Anchor Bar Chicken Wings and Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip recipes on my site too! http://theartfulgourmet.com/recipes/

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Cool Kitchen Stuff on 2.3.2013

Great assortment for the game!

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halfbakedharvest on 2.1.2013

This round-up is awesome! Love all these recipes!

Jayne on 2.1.2013

I’m not even American or near America right now but these got me a little too excited too. Not sure why this cheesy concoction is called Buffalo. No matter, they look incredible!