Monday, June 4, 2012

Mama Pirri's Italian Peanut Butter Wings

Mama Pirri's Italian Peanut Butter Wings

Every once in a while as a food blogger, you get that picture that just really exemplifies the meal that you ate.  It's not artsy.  It's in no way technically perfect from a photographic perspective.  But just look at the steam coming off that plate!  Wouldn't you want to dig into that?

Mama Pirri

For those of you who read this blog, you are probably familiar with Mama Pirri.  If you are not, she is my mother-in-law.   Unlike most daughter-in-law and mom-in-law relationships, we are actually friends.  In fact, when I was first engaged to Dan, I took Mama Pirri by the nursing home where my mom lived.  My mom had MS.  Mom was very frail  and in the last days, she had no "filter."  From Mom's mouth to God's ear she said THIS as we departed from the visit - 

"Mary Kay, she likes you.  Don't screw it up." 

Mama Pirri and I laughed all the way back to Dan's house and the rest is history.  Dan and I will be married 12 years this October.

Long story short, Mama Pirri traveled up north to see my husband's brother, Mike and his wife,Crista.

I watched Mama Pirri's dog, Angel.  Angel wasn't feeling so good and I nursed her back to health.  So Mama Pirri wanted to thank us for taking such good care of her.  She made us this wonderful lunch on Sunday after we went for a swim in her community pool. 

This recipe is part home cooking and semi-homemade.  Mama Pirri took her Chicken Oreganato recipe and she combined it with a store bought sauce (a little help from one of her favorite Food Network Stars).

You will love this recipe. 


2  pounds chicken wings
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2  tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
1 jar Paula Deen's Peanut Butter BBQ Sauce*


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Rinse and clean chicken wings.  Place in a an oven and broiler-safe baking dish.

Pour apple cider vinegar over wings.   Sprinkle with garlic powder, oregano and Parmesan cheese.   

Cover with tin foil and bake for one hour.

Remove foil wrap.  Carefully remove wings from oven and top with the entire jar of the Paula Deen's BBQ sauce.

Return to oven, uncovered, and cook for one more hour.

Preheat boiler.

Broil wings for seven minutes until browned.

Serve with pan juices.

BTW - Mama Pirri is available.  She and my husband's dad are long divorced and her second husband (the love of her life)  passed 13 years ago.   She is looking for a nice older man who is secure in all areas of life but who likes to party (drink good wine and and dance), travel, and have a lot a fun.  The guy must be family-oriented and love dogs.  No stuffy old gents or young dudes looking for a "sugar mama" need apply.  ;.)))))

*No product was supplied to blogger or Mama Pirri.  Not a paid endorsement. 
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