Monday, February 15, 2010

On the Wings of Love

The Husband grooves on Buffalo Wings.

So, I made him a batch very recently.

Help came from Harry and David’s Hot and Spicy Buffalo Wing Sauce.

Oh, hell's yeah. The sauce is awesome.

You can just use your fav hot wing sauce if you don’t have Harry and David’s on hand. But, I gots to say that those fellas Dave and Har sure know how to concoct a mighty fine wing sauce.

And this comes from a gal who lived in Pittsburgh for four years. They make awesome wings in the Burgh. And they put French fries in everything for some crazy Yinzer reason: salads, sandwiches, cereal.

No, not cereal.

But fries are a main component to so much food in the Burgh. It’s very trippy/fattening/really awesome when you’re drunk and starving at 2 a.m. and have the metabolism of a 19-year-old because you are a 19-year-old.

I tried finding you guys more deets on the Harry and David sauce, but it was an epic fail. I provided you the link to the Web site above, but it doesn't look like it is sold on the Web site.

On the QT: The sales associates at a nearby store informed me one fine day that Harry and David carries way more merchandise in the store as opposed to online. So, it looks like this item is available in store only. I bought it back during the season to be jolly so that The Husband had a nice thang or two in his stocking. But lucky for you, I am a saver of receipts come hell or highwater. The 13 oz. bottle cost $7.95. It is really very delish. The flavors are spicy and interesting. The Husband gave it 2 thumbs up.

To make Buffalo Wings, all you need is some flour, some butter and some hot sauce. Seriously. That’s all folks.

I added Cajun seasoning as my secret ingredient.

We bake the wings in a feeble attempt to be less unhealthy.

And with the wings I serve some veggies – your standard carrots and celery – with red peppers because The Husband loves red peppers.

Am I forgetting something?

Oh right. Blue cheese dressing.

I make it. It’s awesome. You need to try it. For reals.

Despite my stint in Pittsburgh, I don’t eat wings very often. That’s because they’re super messy and well, I’m high maintenance and I rock a lot of bling and lip gloss so eating with my hands doesn’t always work out.

Plus, two wings like completely fill me up.

And beer NEVER caught on with me.

Beer and wings are like soul mates.

So, I was destined to not be one with wings. But, when I make them, they really are very yummy. Messy wing fingers aside.

Buffalo Wings - Shaken Not Stirred ... I Mean Baked Not Fried
12 to 14 wings
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
½ cup flour
1 tsp. Cajun season.
¼ tsp. black pepper
Pinch of salt
1 cup your favorite hot wing sauce

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, Cajun seasoning, black pepper and salt. Toss the wings in the flour mixture.

Place butter in a large Pyrex rectangular baking dish. Place dish in oven to melt the butter.

Once butter is melted, remove Pyrex dish from oven. Place coated chicken wings in dish. Return baking dish to oven. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Remove baking dish from oven.

Pour hot wing sauce over wings. Carefully coat the wings by tossing them with tongs.

Return baking dish to oven for 10 more minutes.

Serve with Very Manly Blue Cheese Dressing (see recipe below) and cut up veggies.

Very Manly Blue Cheese Dressing
5 ounces of crumbled blue cheese
¼ mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream
1 Tbsp. milk
1tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. dried chives
¼ tsp. black pepper
Pinch of salt.

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat the ingredients on medium speed until well combined. The dressing should be thick and very blue cheesy.

Serve with wings and cut up vegetables such as carrots, celery, cucumbers, bell peppers and scallions.


  1. That sounds fabulous, Susan! That said, it's wings, so of course they sound fabulous!

  2. Matt, if you Nancy come over I will totally them for you. I hope they live up to your Pittsburgh expectations. LOL.

  3. Loves me some wings. I baked them the last time I made wings, and they came out great. - John

  4. I will hold you to that, Susan!