Today I am excited to introduce my newest addition to the blog, Raynor Recipes! I love watching people cook from the Food Network chefs on TV to my mother in-law Bettyann, I find it relaxing and super interesting all at the same time. I would love to just whip something up myself, but also know for me that is an unknown territory. So I want to challenge myself and start practicing by testing out different recipes, I will attempt main courses and desserts to yummy drinks and snacks – nothing is off limits! I am excited to share my experiences with all of you because I am sure I will find so many great & delicious finds, but I am also positive we will have a ton of laughs at my failed attempts and sad concoctions, which will always be noted at the bottom in the What I learned section, but we will have fun none-the-less!
So today I am kicking off my first Raynor Recipes posts with one of my Mother in-laws most well known recipes, and my absolute FAVORITE Betty’s Spicy BufFALLo-off-the-bone Wings! (trying a little word play there). Throughout these recipe posts you may be hearing a lot about Bettyann, she is an amazing person full of fun and always making you laugh, but most importantly she can make some amazingly delicious food & drinks and many of these recipes and inspirations will come from her. So thank you Bettyann for allowing me to share your special recipe today!
Let’s get started! First we will collect our ingredients, which I have listed below. You will see that none of this is healthy, by any means, so please be prepared for something incredibly delicious and absolutely mouthwatering, you WILL come back for more! I will note that not all of my Raynor Recipes will be this indulgent, I will include some healthy and yummy finds as well, no worries, but for now…
- 4lb. bag of frozen chicken wings
- 1 1/2 bottles of Franks Hot Sauce
- 4 pkgs of Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 stick of butter, melted
- 9×13 baking dish
- Celery (optional)
- Blue cheese (optional)
- Begin by preheating your oven to 400 degrees.
- Spread frozen wings in the bottom of your baking dish in a single.
- Mix all other ingredients together in a bowl (hot sauce, Italian dressing mix, lemon juice, and melted butter) and pour over your wings, making sure to coat them all thoroughly.
- When your oven in preheated and your wings are sauced, put them in the oven for 1 and a half hours, check your wings at 1 hour or until see the meat falling-off-the-bone.
- While you wait you can clean and slice your celery and prepare your blue cheese into individual bowls for your guest.
- Finally, sit back and enjoy!
What I learned:
- This recipe serves approximately 4-5 people. If you are cooking a fun weekend snack for just two, you can easily cut this recipe in half.
- I am all about a delicious indulgent recipe, and these wings are absolutely not one to count your calories with, but if you do want to try to lighten this up somewhere aim for the condiments, you can use the lighter versions of blue cheese. My favorite is Marie’s Blue cheese and their lite blue cheese is also very delicious and lighten the calorie intake, a little. You will not find this is the regular dressing isle, but rather in the produce section since it needs to be refrigerated.
- When it comes to flavor everyone has a slightly different taste, the Good Seasons Italian dressing mix can be salty to some, so feel free to add a little less if you want a slightly less salty flavor to your wings.
- I love a good presentation and use my Temptations cookware whenever entertaining. However, if I am serving just R and I, or heading to a fun tailgate party its super easy to use one of those foil throw away pans. You can pick one up at any grocery store for pretty cheap and they come is all different sizes and shapes for whatever recipe you might be cooking up. This will also make clean up super easy!
I will either serve these wings right from my Temptations Baking Dish or on a colorful tray, using tongs and a serving spoon because they can be very messy so be prepared with paper-towels or even wet-naps. These wings are ridiculously easy to make from frozen to fall-off-the-bone, and they are so so so good, too good not to share with all of you! I hope you all can impress your friends & family by serving these at your next get-together or feel free to keep it for yourself, because I can understand when something is this good, you might not want to share!