Spicy Honey Whiskey Hot Wings

Oh my! All I have to say is you must make these spicy honey whiskey hot wings. They’re saucy, messy and hot, hot, hot! I used Salamander’s Whiskey hot sauce which is already friggin amazing but wanted to add a bit of sweetness to tame the heat just a bit. If you like mouth burning wings, and I mean the kind that make your lips burn for at least a good 10-15 minutes, then this is it.


This was the best photo I could take at the time, tough handling a camera with sticky fingers!

Spicy Honey Whiskey Hot Wings

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Maria



  • 2 lbs chicken wings split
  • 1 tbsp Adobo seasoning


  • 1 cup Salamander Whiskey Hot Sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt for the water
  • *1/4 cup whiskey optional


  • Season the wings with the Adobo seasoning and squeeze 1/2 lemon over chicken. Let marinate in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • Bring 2 quarts of water and tbsp of salt to a boil and add wings. Boil the wings for about 7 minutes.
  • While chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce. Add the hot sauce, honey, garlic, onion, salt, pepper and optional whiskey to a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Continue cooking until sauce thickens a little then remove from heat and set aside.
  • When chicken is done, drain chicken and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Heat about 1/4 inch of oil in a saute pan and pan fry the wings until wings are brown and crispy.
  • Transfer wings to paper towels to absorb oil then toss in a bowl with the prepared wing sauce.
  • Stir until wings are well covered and serve.

Make it for you next football game, your Friday night dinner, your next party, just make it!

Spicy Chipotle Chili Recipe

I made this spicy chipotle chili recipe this past weekend and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. The NFL wildcard games kicked off, my long holiday break was coming to an end and the temperatures dipped into the single digits, YAY! No seriously, this Artic blast we just got yesterday meant serious layering, snuggling with your significant or furry other and settling into the couch with a hot bowl of spicy chili. It is so heart warming and filling that I’ve been eating it for the past few days! I had it over brown rice, in flour tortilla, and all on its own, it’s just that tasty and comforting.


If you like your chili hot and spicy and with chunks of beef and beans then you have to try this one. I know, there are so many chili recipes out there and picking one can be overwhelming but what makes this one good is the Adobo seasoning, the smoky chipotle and the texture the different types of meat provide. It’s just simply one of my favorites because it’s simple, easy to make and has good flavor so I hope you like it too!



Enjoy it on its own or make a complete meal by adding brown rice to the bottom of the bowl. It’s certainly a meal that will warm you up during the brutal winter months and keep all football fans happy, even the ones on the losing team!

Spicy Chipotle Chili

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Soup/Stews
Servings: 6 -8
Author: Maria


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 lb chuck steak cut into small cubes
  • 2 tsp Goya Adobo seasoning
  • 1 large onion chopped & divided
  • 2 cloves garlic minced & divided
  • 1 14.5 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 15 oz can of red kidney beans
  • 1 4 oz can chipotle sauce
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp hot paprika
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 serrano chile pepper optional
  • shredded cheese for topping


  • Season both the ground beef and cubed beef with one tsp each of Adobo and brown them separately. As the ground beef and steak is cooking add the onions and garlic to each pan equally. The ground beef will release a lot of grease so be sure to strain it if you don't want greasy chili.
  • In a large enamel pot on medium heat add both the cooked ground beef, cubed chuck steak and mix well.
  • Add the tomato sauce, water, chipotle sauce, beans and the remaining ingredients (except cheese), stirring well as you add each one. If you like it extra spicy add a serrano chile pepper to the pot, otherwise omit it.
  • Cover and cook chili on medium heat for another 30 minutes until the chuck steak is tender.
  • Serve over rice, in a bread bowl or with cornbread and top with shredded cheese.


Spicy Appetizers for the Superbowl, Some Healthy, Some Not, But All Amazing

Here are six spicy starters for this weekend that I think are just great! These will definitely raise the heat level at your Superbowl party and will keep both sides happy no matter who they’re rooting for. A couple you’ll recognize as Superbowl classics with a different spin and a few others are snack size Ethnic favorites to keep things interesting. Hope you enjoy!

Spicy Roundup 1

1. Roasted jalapeno popper potato skins from Iowa Girl Eats

Spicy Roundup 2

2. Tandoori chicken burgers from Baked Bree   3. Zucchini harissa herb pizza from Om Nom Ally

Spicy Roundup 3

4. Thai pork meatballs and sweet chili sauce from Foodess  5. Sweet and spicy chicken wings from My Baking Addiction  6. Bacon wrapped stuffed jalapenos from I Breath, I’m Hungry

Monday Night Football Spicy BBQ Wings

It’s that time! Time to pull out your favorite football teams’ jersey and start getting your game time recipes in queue. I’m always searching for new and interesting appetizers for game time and one thing that’s always on the menu is spicy wings. It’s a long time until the Superbowl but just think of all the tailgating, parties and gatherings you’ll have until then. Even your Monday night football gatherings deserve a little attention and these spicy wings will be quick and easy option after you get home from work.

Spicy honey BBQ wings

A good way to save time is to season the wings ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use. You can also do as I did and use your own favorite barbeque sauce and spice it up with extra chili. I boiled these wings first for a healthier option. I never fry my wings and boiling the seasoned meat first ensures that they cook all the way through. Then, to obtain a nice brown color and crispy skin, all you’ll have to do is broil the wings after you’ve covered them in sauce. Just be sure to watch them as they can easily burn.

spicy wings

Spicy BBQ Wings

1 lb chicken wings
1 tbsp cumin
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp dried onion
2 tbsp oregano
1/2 tsp hot paprika
1 clove garlic, minced
juice from 1/2 lemon


3/4 cup BBQ sauce
2 tbsp chipotle hot sauce
1/4 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp honey

1. In a bowl, mix together the cumin, salt, pepper, onions, oregano, and paprika. In another bowl mix your favorite BBQ sauce with the hot sauce, chili powder and honey and set aside until you’re ready to use it.

2. In a separate bowl add the wings and squeeze the 1/2 lemon until wings are well covered. Add the minced garlic and work into the wings with your hands. Season the wings with the dry season mixture. Let the wings marinate in frig for at least 30 minutes.

3. Bring a large pot of water to boil and add the wings. Cook for about 15 minutes until the wings are cooked through. Remove from heat.

4. Prepare a large flat pan and line with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Add the wings and slather them with the spiced barbeque sauce.

5. Set oven to broil and cook for a few minutes on each side until they’re browned.