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Summer Eats

The FWtCT weekly post on all things food!

We wanted to have a little fun this summer with some interesting topics that may not be about Mississippi State particularly. So we thought what would be better than food? We'll try to do our round-table of recipes each week. And what better day to start than the 4th of July?

Metal Building Dawg

I love food and I've got a bunch of great meals I'd love to share. But to start things off on our first post I couldn't think of anything that makes me hungrier faster and gets my mouth watering more that buffalo wings!

A few years ago I set out to discover how I could get my homemade wings to taste like they do at the restaurant. Well, I figured it out - and I actually like mine better than when ordering out. Here's how it's done...


  • chicken wings
  • Texas Pete
  • butter
  • flour
  • deep fryer
  • salt & pepper

This is really easy - wash off the chicken wings and put them into a bowl. Do not dry them off. Lightly sprinkle some salt and pepper over them and then put a light coating of flour on all sides. Then put them in the deep fryer at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes.

While you are frying the wings, put about 4-5 tablespoons of Texas Pete and a couple of tablespoons of butter into a saucepan over low heat. (If you want to, just buy the pre-made buffalo sauce). Mix it together until it looks like restaurant buffalo sauce.

When you take the wings out of the fryer, pat them down with a paper towel and then dip them into the saucepan covering all corners of the wing - do not pour the sauce over the wings but press the wings into the sauce. Let them cool for at least 5 minutes....they will be too hot to eat anyway and the sauce will settle into the wings and it will look amazing.

Drink choice: Sweet tea. I know beer would be a popular choice here but fried foods and beer give me heartburn. The taste is good though, and I would go with a light American beer like Coor's Light if the impending burn weren't in the back of my head.

Blue Cheese

If you like blue cheese then you will need to make your own. Store bought blue cheese dressing in a bottle is not good. You will need these ingredients: blue cheese crumbles, mayonnaise, sour cream, milk, mustard, onion powder and garlic powder.

Throw in as much blue cheese as you want. Then add a tablespoon of mayonnaise and sour cream, a small splash of milk, a drop of mustard, and about 1/4 teaspoon of onion and garlic powder. It is delicious.



This 4th of July I'll be cooking up some bacon jalapeño mac n cheese. I use this recipe from the Kitchen Treaty blog as my base and make some modifications. Those modifications include three slices of bacon and three jalepeńo peppers chopped finely and tossed into the cheese sauce.