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QVC’s David Venable's great Buffalo wing alternatives for Super Bowl Sunday Pt 1

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Super Bowl 2014 is right around the corner and QVC’s Resident Foodie David Venable has the menu covered. Check out one of his creative takes on the classic Buffalo flavor. Buffalo wings are a standard appetizer at any respectable Super Bowl party. As quintessentially American as football itself, these tasty game day snackers boast a flavor that everyone can get behind. Though crowd-pleasing and delicious, Buffalo chicken wings have their flaws. They’re messy to eat—and with a big crowd, that means a lot of napkins and dirty fingers! And what if you’ve got vegetarians in the mix? Don't let your next Super Bowl party get you down.

Over a course of the next few days, this Examiner will share three ways to get creative with that unmistakable Buffalo flavor, satisfying cravings without getting your remote control sticky! Your guests will love these appetizers so much that the wings won’t even be missed.

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese

Tip: To make these appetizer-friendly, simply cut the sandwiches into bite-size pieces and place a toothpick into each square!

Ingredients:
8 slices French bread, sliced 1/2'' thick
6 oz cream cheese
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
3/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
2 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/8 cup onion, minced
1/4 cup celery, minced
5 Tbsp Buffalo wing sauce
Soft butter or margarine

Preparation:
Spread the butter (or margarine) evenly on four slices of bread and lay each slice, buttered-side down, on a work surface lined with parchment or wax paper. Set the remaining four slices aside.
In a mixing bowl, whip the cream cheese until smooth and creamy, scraping the sides of the bowl once or twice. Add the cheddar cheese and mix well, then fold in the blue cheese. Spread the mixture onto the plain side of each slice of bread.

In another mixing bowl, combine the chicken, mayonnaise, onion, celery, and Buffalo wing sauce; toss until the chicken is evenly coated. Spread this mixture on top of the prepared slices and top with the remaining four slices.
Heat a large sauté pan or griddle over medium-low heat. Add the sandwiches and toast each side until golden brown, about 5-8 minutes. Serve.

Please share in the comments below if you plan on using this recipe for your Super Bowl party!

As program host of QVC’s popular cooking and dining show “In the Kitchen with David®,” David Venable offers a diverse and unique viewership experience with features such as product information, cooking demonstrations, on-air guests, celebrity appearances and live viewer interaction. Tune in to “In the Kitchen with David” on QVC Wednesdays at 8:00 PM (EST) and Sundays at 12:00 PM (EST) and visit QVC.com/ITKWD for Venable’s recipes and blog posts. Plus, follow him on Twitter @DavidVenableQVC, Facebook at David Venable QVC, Pinterest at David Venable QVC and Instagram at David Venable QVC.

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