Anita and I recently spent a few days in lovely Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania while attending a conference. I made sure I had my ‘to-eat’ list down before leaving, because one thing you can be sure of finding in Pittsburgh: good food. At the top of my list was dry chicken wings. No, not dry like ‘ewww, this meat is dry’. Dry as in the wings aren’t tossed in sauce after being cooked. Instead they are dusted with seasoning. The end result is almost like roasted chicken, but with much more pronounced flavors. Now that we are back home, I had to make some of the favorites that I devoured in Pittsburgh, like these Ranch wings, which I first experienced in our hotel bar. I went with Ranch dressing for the dipping sauce for these Ranch wings, but seriously, you can eat them dry, as-is, with no sauce. There’s no need to drown them in sauce, the flavor stands on it’s own.
There’s no doubt in our house that this Bourbon Street sauce has quickly become our favorite sauce for all things grilled. We used the first batch of sauce on chicken wings, and they were absolutely fantastic. A bit of sweet, a bit of heat, a hint of bourbon, and a ton of flavor. The very next time I slathered some Bourbon Street sauce on grilled burgers (and on the bacon I put on the burgers). They were just as insanely good as the wings.
From wings, to burgers, to smoked ribs, to pulled pork, to grilled chicken, to hot dogs, to whatever you are cooking, this sauce is fantastic. It’s nice and thick, but not so thick to be gloppy. Perfect for brushing on anything.
Anita told me that her sister was coming over to spend the night. No way was I gonna serve some something out-of-a-box. Nope. I had to pull out the big guns. No shortcuts. This marinated cheese was it. And truth be told, it was easy. Everyone absolutely loved this cheese. It’s hard to stop eating it. The combination of the soft, smooth cream cheese and sturdy, tangy extra sharp cheddar is great by itself. Add in some fresh herbs and a few spices and you have a great appetizer. As luck would have it, the pimentos in our garden were ripe, so I grabbed one and used it in this cheese instead of opening a jar of pimentos.
I’ve been using the EasyRecipe plugin for WordPress for years now. It’s the by far the best recipe plugin on the market. Now, the fine folks that wrote EasyRecipe have come out with a fantastic plugin for producing indexes, EasyIndex. In just minutes I was able to add Pinterest-like galleries (you can choose from tons of highly-customizeable styles and themes) to my blog without any coding or pain. Check them out by clicking any of the links under ‘Recipes and Things’ on the right side of this page. See something you like? Just click on the image.
The new galleries replace the direct links I had to our Pinterest page. You can still visit us on Pinterest, but now you can view our gallery without having an account on Pinterest.
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