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Slow Cooked Saucy Chicken Wings

Sundays are fun days made for quick and easy meals especially if chicken wings are on the menu!  Did you ever wonder how watching football and eating chicken wings became a tradition?  I am not sure how, why or when I just know that we love it!

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So if you and your family enjoy eating chicken wings while watching football, here’s an easy breezy finger licking good recipe for making Slow Cooked Saucy Chicken Wings using just 3 ingredients.


3 lbs of Chicken Wings – joints separated, if frozen, make sure to thaw overnight

1 bottle of BBQ Sauce any flavor

2 Tbs Honey

1 Cup Orange with Mango juice

3 ingredients for slow cooked chicken wings


Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Line a cookie sheet with foil then spray with Cooking Spray

Add a single layer chicken wings and bake until browned for approximately 30 minutes

bake chicken wings before adding to slow cooker

Spray Crock Pot with Cooking Spray and add chicken wings

Mix BBQ Sauce, Honey and Orange/Mango juice in a mixing cup then pour mixture over the wings

Stir to coat evenly

cover chicken wings with sauce mixture

Cover and cook on low for 4 hours


Serve with Nachos or the traditional Celery Sticks and Bleu Cheese Dressing, don’t forget the napkins!

chicken wings in the crock pot

How do you cook your Chicken Wings?


To see more recipes, check out my Brunch with Blake YouTube Channel – click here

Slow Cooked Breakfast Frittata

This shop has been compensated by Safeway.  All opinions are mine alone.  #StockUpOnPace #Safeway #CollectiveBias

There’s a nip in the air and the holidays are right around the corner, so now is the best time to break out the Crock Pot and begin making some wonderful meals for the family.  Cooking in the Crock Pot not only saves you time in the kitchen but it can also create fun family memories.


I am a night owl so when the boys were younger, I enjoyed staying up late to do chores and prepare meals for the following day.  One of my favorite slow cooked meals was breakfast frittatas.  It was great because the boys would help me shop for the ingredients then put them all into the Crock Pot.  The only problem with this slow cooked breakfast is the aroma; the wonderful smell would always wake us up earlier then we had planned on rising.  The boys couldn’t wait to rush downstairs to eat and then head back to bed for a few more hours of sleep.

Safeway is having a Stock Up sale on Pace Picante Sauces and Salsas so I headed over to pick up a few jars to make my Crock Pot Breakfast Frittata for last Sunday’s brunch.  Pace Picante kicks up the flavor in this breakfast meal and with the 16 oz varieties being on sale at Safeway for 2/$4, it was the perfect time to stock up.

Stock up at Safeway

Family breakfast doesn’t have to be boring bowl of cereal and if you make this the night before it will free from the stove giving you more family fun time around the table.  As you know, both of my sons are now in college and with time flying by so quickly, spending as much time with them is important especially during the holidays.  Stock up at Safeway Ingredients:

1 – 16 oz package frozen spinach, thawed and drained

1 Jar Pace Picante Sauce

8 eggs beaten

1 – 20 oz package cooked Hash browns

1 package pre-cooked sausage (links or patties diced or crumbled sausage)

1/2 cup shredded cheese

1/2 cup scallions diced

Cooking Spray



Spray the Crock Pot generously with cooking spray

Place spinach, hash browns, sausage, scallions, beaten eggs, and Picante Sauce into Crock Pot.  Toss slightly to mix all ingredients then top with shredded cheese. 

If cooking overnight use the 6 hour setting or cook 2-3 hours on high if preparing in the morning, check to ensure it is well set.  Allow the breakfast frittata to cool slightly before cutting into equal square portions, serve with a breakfast biscuit or an English Muffin.


Note: You can freeze leftovers or reheat in the microwave for 30-45 seconds.

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During the Stock Up Sale at Safeway I also purchased a few other flavors that will be great for chicken Crock Pot meals especially the Peach Mango.

Stock Up at Safeway

This Slow Cooked Breakfast Frittata is by far one of our favorite family holiday meals and a tradition that I hope my boys will continue with their own families. 

traditional breaksfast

Do you have a favorite Crock Pot Meal?  If so, please leave a comment below and I might try and make it as well as feature it as part of myBrunch with Blake” YouTube series.

Brunch with Blake ~ Chicken Enchiladas

Brunch with Blake ~ Chicken Enchiladas

Hello Friends, I hope all is well in your world.  Most of you know that I have a channel on YouTube and on most Sunday’s I have a feature “Brunch with Blake”.  Last week’s recipe was Chicken Enchiladas which I made especially for my youngest son who is home for Spring Break.  This is a quick and easy recipe and I was able to use my new tongs and spatula from Bobbi Jean’s Kitchenware.

Bobbi Jean's Kitchenware

I have several stainless steel tongs in the kitchen drawer however, the sets from Bobbi Jean’s Kitchenware have thick silicon tips which prevents scratching and abrasions to pots and pans.  Bobbi Jean’s Tongs Set come with a FREE Bonus Spatula and the 9 inch tongs are great for shorter reach when preparing food. The 12 inch tongs are perfect for deep pots & serving food and were great for stirring the Chicken Enchiladas.

Chicken Enchiladas

The tongs are a dusk grey and the FREE BONUS Silicone Spatula with a stainless steel handle is Pea Green. The curve shaped spatula is perfect for blending dishes & scraping bowls which I will be using when I bake a cake next week.  Another great feature is their heat resistance which is up to 480°F, perfect for pan searing and deep frying.

Check my YouTube vlog to see the full Chicken Enchilada recipe and how I used each of the Bobbi Jean’s utensils.

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SalsaCrazy Habanero Salsa on a Breakfast Burrito

Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world.  Last week on my YouTube channel, the Brunch with Blake episode was entitled “Breakfast Burrito” and I put some SalsaCrazy Habanero Salsa onto them at the end which really kicked it up a notch.  It’s true, the SalsaCrazy Habanero Salsa is “As Hot as The Dance” and if you don’t know how to Salsa, you can order a Free DVD to learn how, with the code that is printed on the side of the jar.


Because I like my foods a little spicier than most it was definitely a great taste for me with the tomatoes, green chilies, corn, onion, garlic, vinegar, Serrano and Red Habanero Chili Peppers – talk about a kick to the tongue!  The Breakfast Burrito was made with Hot Turkey Sausage but the spiciness went up a few degrees when topped with the SalsaCrazy Habanero Salsa.

Breakfast Burrito made with SalsaCrazy

I now want to create other recipes using this Salsa because it deserves to be more than just a dip for tortilla chips.  So if you have any suggestions please leave them in the comment section and then head over to Amazon and order a jar, your taste buds will “Dominate the Dance Floor” for sure!

Check out the video for the recipe which also included Jennie-O Hot Turkey Breakfast Sausage, Eggs, Shredded Cheddar Cheese and Tortillas and Spinach Wraps.

New Year ~ New You