Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Ingredients:

  • Nonstick cooking Spray, for basket (I use Avocado because it has a high smoking point)
  • 2 lbs chicken wings, split at the joint and tips removed
  • Kosher Salt
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce, such as Frank’s Red-Hot
  • Ranch or blue cheese dressing, for serving

Directions:

1. Pre-heat air fryer to 360 degrees. Meanwhile, Pat the chicken wings dry and sprinkle generously with salt. Spray the air frying basket with cooking spray. Place the wings in the fryer basket so they are not touching (if necessary to fit, line up the drumettes standing along sides). Set the air fryer to 360 degrees F and cook for 12 minutes, then flip the wings with tongs and cook for 12 minutes more. Flip the wings again, increase the heat to 390 degrees F and cook until the outsides are extra-crispy, about 6 minutes more.

2. Meanwhile, warm the butter in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave until melted, about 1 minute. Whisk in the hot sauce.

3. Toss the wings with the butter mixture to coat in a large bowl and serve with dressing on the side.

*Cooking recipe works for any flavor sauce you would like to use.

~Recipe from Food Network

Bacon Wrapped Dates

Always a hit at any party! A great snack & easily reheat-able

Prep. time: 20 min

Cook time: 16 min

Ingredients:

  • 20 Medjool pitted dates*
  • 1 pound aged Manchego cheese, cut into 20 blocks
  • 10 slices bacon, cut in half

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Make an incision on one side of each date and insert a block of Manchego. Squeeze the date shut in your hand to secure. Wrap each date with a bacon strip and secure with a toothpick. Place all the dates on a sheet tray lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Roast the dates in the oven until the bacon on top is starting to crisp, 5 to 6 minutes. Turn the dates over and cook the other side until the bacon crisps, roughly another 10 minutes.

*I’ve started to replace the cheese with an almond, which makes them dairy free and adds a bit of a crunch.

*I often get dates with pits in them and de-pit them myself with needle-nose pliers. By cutting the tip of the date off and pulling out the pit.

~Recipe is based on Anne Burrell’s from foodnetwork.com