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A-Z Challenge: The “C” Word of the day is….

CANDY! I LOVE CANDY…no i really do, i love the sweetest sticky sour candy aimed at 11 year olds and diabetics with a death wish.

WAIT< DO YOU HEAR THAT!?!?!?!?! it sounds like……

BULLET POINTS OF MY FAVORITE CANDIES!!!!

  • Sour Patch Kids. I once ate a literal pound of these during a movie at East Town Mall with the result being a chemical burn which removed the entire protective layer of saliva and cheek flesh and rendered me nigh-tastebudless for a week
  • Red Licorice Pipes from the Cracker Barrel that I don’t think they sale anymore cause its wrong for a kid to walk around looking like Sherlock Holmes whilst consuming sugar and food coloring
  • Shocktarts…cuz Sweet Tarts are for pussies, not literally of course, unless that’s your thing then really who am i to judge?
  • Lime flavored Taffy from the candy store in Gatlinburg. really any flavor of taffy from gatlinburg, but ones with bright colored stripes and an overwhelming dose of artificial tooty frooty inspired flavors really draw my favor..also Laffy Taffy cause the jokes fucking kill
  • Lik-M-Stick or whatever its called..the bag of sugar that comes with a tongue depresser made of sugar to eat the sugar with…i always assumed it was made from whatever spilled out when filling Pixies sticks
  • Candy cigarettes and Bubble gum Cigars…almost as cool as liquorice pipes if you factor in the puff of “smoke” but almost flavorless sticks of candy/chalk
  • Bubblegum from baseball/football/KISS/Dukes of Hazzard/Garbage Pail Kids cars…i use the term “gum” loosely
  • Chick-O-Stick which is an odd stick shaped concoction of coconut and peanut butter…I’m assuming this cause I don’t know really, as a kid I always assumed it had actual chicken in it
  • The Weird Little Pieces of Cheap Candy That Float to the Bottom of the Halloween Candy Bag….i love these, from the root beer barrels to the generic tootsie rolls to the gummy hamburgers and the elusive Fireball
  • Circus Peanuts. Really stale circus peanuts. not real circus peanuts but the orange sponges with that look like the Mr Peanut version of the shroud of Turin. This actually brings up a good point: most candies, especially chewy ones, I prefer stale, like leave the bag open for a weeek before eating stale. I believe it allows the sugars to coalesce with the local atmosphere to obtain a more geographically specific viscosity more attuned to the local evolution in which my palette has engaged …or something like that

welll, thats a small list of some of my favorite Candy sugar bombs, but there are so many more..what is your favorite candy? or your fave “c” word for that matter?

check out other A-Zer’s here http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/co-host-helpersassistants-2014.html

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Even More Chicken Wings

I have been challenged by my blog buddy, SoapBird to a food post contest, and I took the easy way out and made everyone’s favorite, or at least anyone with taste buds, chicken wings.

These were not fried, as you can see, but were roasted and glazed after being dry rubbed. For the rub i used approximately equal amounts of the spices, except for salt where i used half as much. I find proportional recipes work with spice rubs and the like, that way you can make as much or as little as you need, just keep the ratio the same. I let the wings sit after being rubbed for a while, then into the oven they went. Notice my roasting set up: its a cookie sheet lined in foil for easy cleanup, with a cookie cooling rack on it, which just happens to fit perfectly. Works like a charm and isn’t too heavy or bulky like some roasting pans or broiler pans, and you can still use them for their intended purposes. I had the oven heated to 375, and after 20 minutes or so , i flipped them over and started giving them the glaze. The super yummy glaze is super simple and super good on wings or any grilled meats, especially shrimp. It is plain old Louisiana style hot sauce( not Tabasco) with an equal amount of honey and a good pinch or so of fresh cracked pepper, and maybe just a splash of vinegar to keep it zingy. Paint the chicken every 5 minutes or so until the sauce is gone and the wings are sticky and ridiculously aromatic. Let them rest and serve them with elegantly arranged celery slivers, 2 wings per person with a small cup of chai tea…ok , just eat the hell out of these bastards, dip them in some ranch or blue cheese or whatever mayo-based nastiness you wish, just be prepared to share if anyone else see them.

Here is the official recipe:

Salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder, chili powder, mustard powder and turmeric…1 Tbsp o’ salt, 2 Tbsp o the rest of them…this will make more than enough for this recipe and a couple more!!!

Rub into chicken wings, cover and stick in the fridge for a couple of hours to overnight

Heat oven to 375F…stick wings in that sucker

After 20 minutes, flip ’em over and mop ’em with your glaze..repeat the flip and glaze every 5-8 minutes until chicken is done, around 45 minutes in all..internal temp to 165F, of course

Eat them as fast as possible, wash down with heroic quantities of your favorite porter, or drink of choice

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