A Taste of Upstate New York

Oven baked chicken wings with Buffalo sauce

Best Oven-Baked Chicken Wings with Buffalo Sauce

Today I’m eating the best oven-baked chicken wings with homemade Buffalo sauce. Check out my other chicken recipes. For years, I’ve looked for a suitable oven-baked chicken wings recipe that produced a crispy wing without having to fry them in oil. I’ve seen everything from adding corn starch or baking […]

Grilled Italian Sausage Sandwiches

Grilled Italian Sausage Sandwiches

Today I’m eating a childhood classic of mine in upstate New York: Grilled Italian sausage sandwiches with peppers and onions on the Big Green Egg. You can make the sandwiches over any charcoal or gas grill. Heck, you can even cook them entirely in a cast iron pan on the […]

Buffalo Chicken Wings

Classic Buffalo Chicken Wings

Dear Buffalo Chicken Wings, I will never forget the first time I met you. It was in a small Upstate New York bowling alley in the dead of winter in 1996. A college football game played on the TV, cigarette smoke hung in the air and the sound of crashing […]

Pink Striped Cookies Recipe

Pink Striped Cookies

Today, I’m eating a nostalgic childhood favorite for anyone from Jamestown, NY – Pink Striped Cookies. These cookies were invented at Ecklof Bakery, a Swedish bakery in the far western part of New York State. According to the Ecklof family legend, featured in the book “A Taste of Upstate NY,” […]

Chicken Riggies from Utica, NY

Chicken Riggies from Utica, NY

Today, I’m eating an Upstate New York favorite  – Chicken Riggies! Chances are if you live outside Utica, NY, you haven’t heard of the classic dish made famous in that region area of the Empire State. There, Chicken Riggies are as common at an Italian restaurant as spaghetti and meatballs. […]