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January 2013

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    Homemade Buffalo Wings & Ranch Dip


    We are getting closer and closer to the Super Bowl. Are you planning on celebrating the big game? If so, I recently posted some quick and easy game time snack solutions that included chips, dips, taters, fruit, and buffalo wings of course. Feel free to check out that post for a little inspiration. In that post, I had actually wanted to share my buffalo wing recipe, but when I sent Greg to Walmart for wing portions, he grabbed the frozen buffalo wings. So… I just rolled with it.

    Buffalo wings are a snack that people just can’t get enough of. They are just super tasty and irresistible. Oh my goodness, I sound so greedy right now, but hey they are finger lickin’ good.  We used to buy them frozen all of the time until I discovered how simple they are to make. With the Super Bowl coming up, a game day celebration wouldn’t be complete without them. If entertaining for a group, large or small, you can save a few bucks with this quick buffalo wing recipe. As a bonus, I’m sharing a yummy ranch dip recipe as well. You’re welcome :-).

    Homemade Buffalo Wings & Ranch Dip
    For the Buffalo Wings
    • 2lbs Chicken Wing Portions
    • Salt (to taste)
    • Pepper (to taste)
    • Garlic Powder (to taste)
    • Hot Sauce
    For the Ranch Dip
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 1¼ cups buttermilk
    • ¾ cup real mayonnaise
    • ¼ cup parsley, chopped thinly
    • ⅓ cup dill, thinly chopped
    • ¾ teaspoon finely chopped fresh oregano
    • ¼ cup chives or scallions, thinly chopped
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
    • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
    • ¼ celery seed
    For the Buffalo Wings
    1. Season chicken and bake for 20 minutes on 350 degrees. Brush chicken with hot sauce and return to oven on broil 5 minutes or until chicken is crisp.
    For the Ranch Dip
    1. Whisk all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Store in an airtight container, refrigerated. Discard after 1 week.
    For the Buffalo Wings: I've used Sweet Baby Ray's Buffalo, Frank's, and Louisiana before. All yield yummy results.

    For the Ranch Dip: For the best flavor, use fresh herbs, but feel free to play around with fresh and dried variations.

    homemade buffalo wings & ranch dip

    ^ My lil’ helper doing one of his infamous hand poses. ^

    Often times, whole wings are cheaper than wing portions, so feel free to use those and separate them yourself. If you’d like to save some time, you can grab a big bag of Great Value wing portions in Walmart’s freezer aisle. Let me know if you try these recipes and if you have any ideas  for a game day celebration, do share!

    As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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