Journey toward happiness

February 3, 2009

What did you serve for the BIG Game?

Filed under: Charlotte, recipes, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Tara @ 9:08 pm

We had a few friends over and decided to do a wing cook off.  We started off with Tasty Onion Rings  with the Southwest Dipping Sauce. Then it was on to the wings. I made The Best Wings Ever The other wings were delicious also, but needless to say,  I won the cook off. Thank you Stubb’s! 

We also had Becki’s Pickles(if you all leave comments, then I might give you the recipe), NC Style BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, Rotel cheese dip, and Twinkie Cake(another one of Becki’s fabulous recipes). I swear I gained 10 pounds that day.

And I forgot to mention the homemade waffles, bacon, and sausage links that we had for breakfast. I can officially say that I am sick of eating. We will be eating salads and veggies all week after that binge.

So, tell me what you binged on and make sure to leave the recipes.

Play on Players,



May 15, 2008

Best wings ever!

Filed under: recipes — Tags: , , , , — Tara @ 3:37 pm

Well, I just couldn’t wait. I have to share this recipe. It is made with Stubb’s products. If you don’t know about Stubb’s, then visit 

Stubb’s restaurant is in Austin, Texas. The sauces can be found at any local grocery store and if you can’t find them, order online. I actually make both wing recipes from the website and combine them. Yummy! Tasty wings!

 The best sauce ever…

Stubb’s-style Tavern Wings
Zesty Tavern Chicken Wings





Serves: 4 Submitted by: Don Notter

3 lb. chicken wings (about 16)
3 tablespoons butter
9 tablespoons Stubb’s Original Wicked Chicken Wing Sauce
2 tablespoons Stubb’s Original Bar-B-Q Sauce
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons prepared mustard

1. Deep fry wings at 400 degrees F (high) for 12 minutes or until cooked and crispy; drain.
2. Melt butter in small sauce pan
3. Mix remaining ingredients into pan with
melted butter; stir well.
4. Drop wings into sauce two at a ti
and stir until wings are well-coated.
5. Serve hot.

 Now for the wings….

Stubb’s Legendary Inferno Hot Wings
Serves: 5 – 10    Submitted by: Stubb’s

1 bottle Stubb’s Wicked Wing Sauce
2 tablespoons of Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Spice Rub
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
40 or so chicken wings (third joint removed)
Non-stick cooking spray
Blue Cheese dressing or Ranch (we prefer Ranch, but you really just need the sauce above)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F; spray pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Combine flour, salt, pepper, red pepper and Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Spice Rub in a plastic, sealable bag.
Shake the wings 6 at a time until well coated. Shake off excess flour and spices.
Place on previously sprayed baking pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes.
Remove from oven and brush Stubb’s Wicked Chicken Wing Sauce generously over wings.
Return to oven for 10 minutes.

Remove from oven, turn wings and again brush with Stubb’s Wicked Chicken Wing Sauce – return to oven for 5 minutes.


I also have a great recipe for Onion Strings that are wonderful with the wings. Sometimes I make Potato Skins to calm the fire. You make whatever you like as a side, just make sure you try these wings!


I will try to take some pics so everyone can see how tasty they look!  I apologize for the post being all over the place. I am still learning how to change formats/colors/etc. Please forgive me.


Happy eating,


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