Buffalo Chicken Mozzarella Logs

The Super Bowl is in less than two weeks, which means that I’m going to make as many appetizers as possible to pile into my face hole until the big game arrives.  Sometimes, I’ll even combine appetizers because I just can’t choose between them.  Who doesn’t love a little hybrid hors d’ouevre?  Anyway, I’ll be sharing all of these recipes right here, on the blog, so consider this your one-way ticket to tasty-town.

Buffalo Chicken Mozzarella Logs.  This mash-up of everybody's favorite appetizers (wings, mozzarella sticks, and egg rolls)  is just begging to be made for the Super Bowl. | hostthetoast.com

I’m proud to announce that this year I cracked down on the whole “learn to actually understand football, and not just the ‘field goal’ and ‘touchdown’ parts” thing.  It went well.  In fact, it went really well– I now know things like who belongs in which conference, what a two point conversion is… who got arrested, and… uhm… other extremely relevant things.   Really, there are other things.  I promise there are other things, I just can’t think of them right now.  I’m feeling pressured.

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Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

The Super Bowl is right around the corner, so that means it’s time for me to share some super snacks.  Last year, I did a Buffalo Chicken Super Bowl Extravaganza that everyone seemed to like (because who doesn’t love buffalo chicken?) and then I told myself I wouldn’t make any more buffalo chicken recipes until this Super Bowl… but I was lying to myself.  I couldn’t help but throw together this recipe for Buffalo Chicken Corn Chowder a few months ago and I don’t regret it at all.  However, when I realized the Super Bowl was approaching, I had a hard time thinking of a new recipe using the ultimate football food as a base.  I thought I had done it all.
 
I was wrong, obviously.
 
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs for the Super Bowl (or a delicious and guilt-free party snack!)
 
What can’t you do with buffalo chicken?  You can put it in loaves of pull-apart bread, you can stuff it in poppers, use it as a dip, pile it in potato skins, and make it into insanely addictive and pop-able mini meatballs.  You know, like the ones in the picture above.
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Buffalo Chicken Corn Chowder

Depending on how long you’ve been hangin’ ’round here, you may or may not remember my Buffalo Chicken Extravaganza last year.  Basically, when the Super Bowl was drawing near, I went absolutely balls-to-the-wall, full-speed-ahead into buffalo chicken territory.  Afterwards, I vowed to lay off of the buffalo chicken for about a year, and I almost succeeded.  Almost.  It’s been about 9 1/2 months, and I really think that’s long enough, don’t you?
 
Buffalo Chicken Corn Chowder… 

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Blue Cheese Garlic Beer Bread

Now that the cold weather has finally kicked in, most people are dreaming about baking up cookies, apple creations, and pumpkin masterpieces.  You can definitely lump me in with that bunch– my kitchen has been smelling like brown sugar and cinnamon for the past several weeks now, and there’s no sign of it stopping any time soon.  However, there is one thing I get even more excited to make every year when the temperature drops– a different scent I love lingering throughout the house as the oven gives off an extra boost of warmth– and that, my friends, is bread.
 
Blue Cheese Garlic Beer Bread
 
When I decided to make bread, I knew I wanted to load it up with some of my favorite ingredients, because the beckon to creative freedom in a loaf of bread is just too inviting to deny.  I thought about packing in chocolate chips, fruit, or nuts, but none of it seemed exciting enough.  I wanted a flavor explosion, because I believe there’s really no other way to live than going all in.  Keeping that in mind, I loaded this up with all of my favorites: blue cheese, garlic, onions, and beer… and it was glorious.
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Simple Slow Cooker Shredded Buffalo Chicken

The Super Bowl is nearly here, which means it’s time for football and, just as importantly, lots of food!  Every year, I look forward to shoveling down some nachos, poppers, ‘skins, and dip, but the greatest game day grub comes in the form of Buffalo Chicken.

Simple Slow Cooker Shredded Buffalo Chicken.  This recipe is a must-have for the Super Bowl and is so easy to make!  Only 4 ingredients necessary, and it's way healthier than fried wings (although it tastes just as delicious!)! | hostthetoast.com

While most people think of Buffalo Chicken in its wing form, my favorite way to eat it is when it’s shredded!  There’s no frying required, it’s healthier, it’s customizable, it’s inexpensive, it’s easy to make, and it tastes absolutely amazing.  It’s not often you can fill all of those qualifications, you know.  With that resume, I would hire this stuff… for my belly… that wasn’t as clever as I imagined when I first started typing.

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