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This week is opening Day in Buffalo at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, NY. 

Opening day is finally here! It has been a longtime coming - it doesn't just seem like years, it has been years.  After all the happened last year, it is easy to say that Bills Mafia is anxious and happy for the 2021 NFL season to begin.

Whether you are meeting friends at the stadium or at an outside lot or doing your own little tailgating celebration in a stadium parking lot, these terrific tailgating recipes might give you new and exciting recipe ideas to bring along! No matter what size gathering, these terrific football inspired recipes are sure to be a crowd-pleasing hit!

If you are creating your own menu, what are you bringing? Is it a whole menu, nibbles, or a dish to share?

Go Bills! :cheer:




Get the recipe >>>  15 Easy No Cook Appetizer Skewers

15 base ingredients for 15 different appetizers. Great if you don't want to bring something hot to a tailgate and do not bring a grill.








Get the recipe >>>  Baked Jalapeno Poppers With Cream Cheese, Cheddar & Bacon

Baked jalapeno poppers not only taste amazing but with just four ingredients, it’ll become one of your favorite easy recipes. Simple and delicious, it’s the perfect tailgating appetizer!








Get the recipe >>>  Grilled Corn with Togarashi-Lime Mayo


Corn on the cob straight from the grill, slightly charred and slathered in spicy and tangy togarashi-lime mayo! This side dish will blow everyone away at your next tailgate!








Get the recipe >>>  Big Batch Three Bean Chili Recipe

When you're cooking for a crowd you will want to make this three bean chili recipe. Easy to transport, this great tasting recipe is great for a budget.  








Get the recipe >>>  Easy Crock Pot Beer Brats


In this recipe for Crock Pot beer brats German bratwurst are boiled in beer with onions for a delicious easy to make meal. These tailgating favorites are tasty and require little hands-on preparation time. Slow cooker beer brats give you maximum flavor with minimal effort!







Get the recipe >>>  Big Game Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs


This is one "interesting" recipe. These meatballs are always a flavorful favorite to enjoy during the big game. You can bring these simple slow cooker buffalo chicken meatballs to any cookout or potluck and your dish will be devoured first every time!








Get the recipe >>>  Creamy Cheddar Baked Brisket Mac and Cheese

If you've never tried the two paired together, you don't know what you're missing! Combined, you get an ultra rich and cheesy, hearty and smoky dish. Plus, when you top it all off with a drizzle of homemade BBQ sauce, it's truly next level.








Because we are in Buffalo, a wings recipe: Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings


Perfectly Crispy Baked Buffalo wings smothered in an easy homemade Buffalo sauce. So simple to make - they'll be a total hit for your tailgate!








Get the recipe >>>  Beer and Tomato Juice

Going to Highmark Stadium early and not in the mood for a Bloody Mary? Try this Beer and Tomato Juice Recipe, This cocktail is often called “red beer”, the Midwest’s cult-favorite morning beverage. Like the name indicates, this red drink is a mix of tomato juice and a bottle of your favorite beer.








Get the recipe >>>  Peanut Butter Pie

This Peanut Butter Pie is one of the most incredible desserts I’ve ever eaten. It has a creamy, luscious texture and a rich peanut butter flavor.

What is your favorite tailgating recipe?

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Pulled Pork Potato Bites


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Meat. Potatoes. Cheese. A tailgate trifecta.

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BBQ Meatball Skewers with Mozzarella


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A grilled cheese surprise in every beefy bite.

See Recipe 



Game Day Grilled Cheese Sliders


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You’ll have to raid the spice rack to tackle this exotic rib recipe.

See Recipe 



Smoked Pig Bombs


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Cheesy sausage bites, wrapped in bacon.

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Lemon Flank Steak Skewers


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You’ll have to raid the spice rack to tackle this exotic rib recipe. See Recipe

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Love these tailgating articles! The only problem is, since that is too much food for our needs here, which ones to select.


Keep up the good work, looking forward to having these throughout the year!

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Will have a TV out on the deck and running our annual "fried food fiesta."


Wings, pizza logs, cheese sticks, & jalapeño poppers are on the menu.  Might add homemade French fries, homemade potato chips, chicken fingers, & / or fried shrimp as well.

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3 hours ago, Taro T said:

Might add homemade French fries, homemade potato chips, chicken fingers, & / or fried shrimp as well.

Do you destarch your potatoes when making fries?

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