Pineapple Glazed Wings

Pineapple Glazed Chicken Wings Recipe

by Maureen on May 31, 2013

When I went to the garage sale at the church several weeks ago – remember the teapots? – I also bought some cookbooks.  They were $2 each for the big fat ones and $1 for the medium sized ones and the small ones were free.  I took all I could carry.

Speaking of the teapots, remember my white chocolate bread pudding made with rose and vanilla tea infused cream that I created for the Dilmah High Tea Challenge and you all urged me to submit it?  Well, I’m a state finalist and now I have to present my bread pudding in front of judges.  Thanks for your encouragement and I’m glad I’m a finalist – I think.  The thought of getting my food judged makes it all seem so TV kitchenish.  I’ll get a nice tea prize just for showing up on the14th in Brisbane so it’s worth the effort.  The most difficult thing for me will be brewing tea for the 3 judges.   We’re not allowed to toss a bag in a cup and splash some hot water in there and give it to them.  I have to brew it (perfectly) then serve it at the proper temperature.

Pineapple Glazed Chicken Wings

Every night I take one of my bargain cookbooks to bed with me for inspiration and the other night I took an old (26 years) Land O Lakes cookbook with me.  After about five minutes I said to John, “I’m going to make every recipe in this book.  I’m in love.  It’s SO American.”  He looked at me like he always does when he thinks I’m kidding — but I wasn’t kidding. Land O Lakes butter is not sold in Australia so some American person brought the cookbook over here and then tossed it at the church’s garage sale appeal.  Every recipe reminded me of back home.

The first recipe I fell in love with was chicken wings in a pineapple and horseradish glaze served with a pineapple and honey sauce.  I’ve never been overly fond of chicken wings mostly because I never felt it was worth getting sticky and greasy from ear to ear for 3 or 4 bites.   These looked so appetizing in the photo that I threw caution to the wind and carried a roll of paper towels to the table.  Eating chicken wings is not a job for the faint hearted or wimpy napkins.

Pineapple Sauce for Chicken Wings

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Pineapple Glazed Chicken Wings Recipe
 
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Delicious chicken wings with pineapple and a bit of horseradish for a little kick. Perfect as an appetizer or as a main meal.
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
Ingredients
Marinade
  • 3 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup reserved pineapple juice
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp horseradish
  • 1 tsp fresh garlic, minced
Chicken
  • 2 lbs chicken wings, cut up and wing tips saved for stock (as you can see I didn’t bother cutting mine up)
Pineapple Sauce
  • 2 8-oz (500ml) cans crushed pineapple, drained, juice reserved for marinade
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch (cornflour)
Instructions
Marinade
  1. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix well to combine.
  2. Toss in the chicken wings and marinate at least an hour but preferably overnight.
Chicken Wings
  1. Preheat oven to 400F/200C
  2. Place chicken wings and marinade in a jelly roll pan and place in the oven.
  3. Turn the pieces over occasionally to ensure they are all coated well and bake for 50-60 minutes until they are brown and fork tender.
Pineapple Sauce
  1. While the wings bake, add all sauce ingredients to a large saucepan
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until it’s slightly thickened and heated through.
  3. Serve with a parsley garnish

 

 

 

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Christie @ Fig & Cherry May 31, 2013 at 9:08 am

I agree with you about the effort and mess of chicken wings! But that marinade sounds so nice with the tart tang of apple cider vinegar :)

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Maureen May 31, 2013 at 6:01 pm

The wings were really good, Christie. I have lost my fear of wearing wings across my face.

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Roberta May 31, 2013 at 9:14 am

What a find!!!! And one of the things I have always liked about Land-O-Lakes cookbooks is that in addition to be delicious, the recipes are super simple and easy. Just perfect for lazy-bone me.

This recipe is a definite will try for me.

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Maureen May 31, 2013 at 5:50 pm

it IS easy and I’m glad you’ll try it too :)

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A_Boleyn May 31, 2013 at 9:20 am

I probably couldn’t resist the cookbook deal either though I have enough on my shelves which I never use as I seem to find all my recipes on line.

I’ve never bought horseradish or used it in my cooking though I did try it recently for the first time on my birthday steak … my SIL offered some from her portion. It was great so I bet adding it to this marinade would add a nice hot back note to counteract the sweetness of the pineapple juice. I just wish wings weren’t the same price as chicken breasts locally.

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Maureen May 31, 2013 at 5:55 pm

chicken wings are much cheaper than breasts here so the meal was definitely a bargain because I had everything else in the pantry.

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Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella May 31, 2013 at 9:30 am

Maureen these look so golden and delicious! I’m so glad I could get back here onto your blog! I’m in China and I can’t get onto any blogs with .blogspot or .wordpress at the end. Yours was okay until yesterday but I’m glad I can get back on! :D
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Maureen May 31, 2013 at 5:56 pm

The woes of a traveling woman. :) I’m glad you could get in and have a wonderful time, Lorraine!

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Stephanie - The Dessert Spoon May 31, 2013 at 9:51 am

Congratulations for making it to the finals for the Dilmah High Tea challenge.
I love looking through old cookbooks too. This recipe with the canned pineapple looks delightfully retro!

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Maureen May 31, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Thank you Stephanie, that’s kind of you. I’m sure it’s retro since the book is 26 years old but it was lovely.

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john@kitchenriffs May 31, 2013 at 10:09 am

I rarely eat chicken wings because of the 3 or 4 bite thing. I’ll eat ribs, though, which are messier and although they have more meat on them, not that much more. Weird. Anyway, this look terrific. We brew tea every morning, using the loose stuff. What we do is unorthodox, but it works well to keep the water at a constant temperature. We use one of those insulted carafes that are usually used for coffee – we put the loose tea leaves in, add water. give it a quick stir with a chopstick (it’s long enough) to distribute the tea leaves (unnecessary probably, but fun). Then let it brew. When it’s time to pour, we just hold a strainer over the cup to catch the tea leaves. We do it all wrong in that we’ll keep the tea leaves in the carafe all morning while we drink the tea – it gets stronger and stronger – but we’re Americans, thus barbarians, so we don’t know any better. ;-) Anyway, for the purpose of the competition, might be a handy way to pour however many cups of tea you need at the proper temperature. Oh, and that cookbook sounds way cool!
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Maureen May 31, 2013 at 5:57 pm

I’m going to learn proper high tea methods on the 9th of June and then I’ll practice for the next 5 days. I’ll drink so much tea I’ll be able to float to Brisbane on the 14th. :)

I felt the same way about ribs but I’m getting better. Now I just make sure I have enough towels or finger bowls and I’m fine.

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Lizzy (Good Things) May 31, 2013 at 11:51 am

I love chicken wings Maureen and yours sound delicious. Congratulations on being a finalist… you go girl!! And re reading cookbooks in bed… see, we WERE separated at birth!

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Maureen May 31, 2013 at 5:48 pm

LOL on separated at birth. You were the tall one :)

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Claire @ Claire K Creations May 31, 2013 at 1:22 pm

How exciting Maureen! I’ll keep my fingers and toes crossed for you on the 14th. You better start practicing your brewing.
I’m not a big wings person either but I could probably use a finger bowl?

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Maureen May 31, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Yes, a finger bowl would work. I used a metre of paper towels. :) I’m going to the Charity High Tea on the 9th at Scrumptious Reads in Brissy and will learn how to do tea from May King Tsang. I don’t care about winning but I don’t want to look stupid. :)

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Roberta May 31, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Hmmm. I left a comment earlier and hit Submit button but now it is gone.

Good thing I had to come back to get copy of recipe.

Anyway your cook book was a great find.

And I love eating chicken wings even of they are messy.

I love Land-o Lakes cook books. And best thing is how delicious and easy many of the recipes are. Perfect for a lazy cook like me.

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Maureen May 31, 2013 at 5:46 pm

I found this in spam.. I don’t know what it is about Akismet lately but there were 10 good comments in spam today. Thanks heaps for coming back and I will be sharing more Land O Lakes recipes. :)

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Monet May 31, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Don’t you just love looking through old cookbooks? I sure do! These wings look so crispy and delicious. I’ve actually never made wings at home before.

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Maureen May 31, 2013 at 5:58 pm

One of the cookbooks was pretty ordinary but the rest I’ve made good friends with. The American in me was drawn to the Land O Lakes cookbook. :)

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Monet May 31, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Sorry…I hit enter too soon! Thank you for sharing! This looks perfect.

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Eha May 31, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Hmmm: Well I love chicken wings, the messier the better, but my ‘nutritionist’ self restrains me ’cause it is too hard to get the skin off beforehand :( ! Yet have never ‘done’ them this way and will not be able to resist! Talk about yummy [if one is allowed to sound childish!] And as a ‘side’: glad to hear Lorraine having a wow time in China [think of those posts to come!} – wondered why some of her communication seemed a tad out of the ordinary . . . .

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Maureen May 31, 2013 at 5:46 pm

I know.. Lorraine flitting off to China. Me flitting off to Mooloolaba. (5 minutes from home) what’s up with this picture? :)

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CCU May 31, 2013 at 2:37 pm

This looks very delicious, I love the tropical twist to this chicken :D

Cheers
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Maureen May 31, 2013 at 5:45 pm

As I said, I have shied away from making wings because I always end up wearing them but I’d wear these again. :)

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EA-The Spicy RD May 31, 2013 at 2:42 pm

First off, congrats on being a Tea Challenge finalist-very exciting! Second, I rarely eat chicken wings either, mostly because I never know if they have been coated Ina little loud or not. These look delicious though, and m very tempted to cook my first batch of wings ever! Good luck with the tea brewing!

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Maureen May 31, 2013 at 5:59 pm

LOL these were my first wings too and none of the ingredients seemed wacky and the wings were good. Thanks and I can’t wait for my first brew lesson.

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Laura (Tutti Dolci) May 31, 2013 at 4:07 pm

I love pineapple marinades, your wings look mouth-watering!

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InTolerant Chef May 31, 2013 at 4:56 pm

We love chicken wings here and I have to say these look amazing! My friend has a Land Of Lakes cookbook too, and I remember being fascinated with the ‘Americaness’ of the recipes too :)

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Maureen May 31, 2013 at 6:00 pm

So funny about the Americaness. I’m a dinky di Aussie but my American accent does give me away. My kids say, “Oh Mom, you sound so Australian!” and my Aussie friends say, “huh? you are NOT Australian sounding. not one bit!”

:)

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Shema George May 31, 2013 at 10:07 pm

I love this recipe…love the flavor combo in the marinade….I bet it will be finger licking good…I have to try this out soon!

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Maureen June 1, 2013 at 6:50 pm

I hope you like them, Shema!

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Christina @ The Hungry Australian May 31, 2013 at 11:02 pm

I love chicken wings although I agree they’re not for the faint-hearted! I love eating food with my fingers so these are right up my alley. I’m not sure about the pineapple and horseradish combination although it is intriguing.

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Maureen June 1, 2013 at 6:49 pm

I have to admit I did think about it but then threw caution to the wind and tried them anyway. :)

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Judy @Savoring Today May 31, 2013 at 11:30 pm

This sounds like a great glaze for grilled chicken too! Gonna print and try. :) When we have a messy meal, we always acknowledge “it’s not date food”, makes us laugh. However, chicken wings with the right sauce or glaze, is always worth the extra napkins.
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Maureen June 1, 2013 at 12:42 pm

I love that it’s not date food :) I might have to borrow that

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Master Chefette June 1, 2013 at 12:01 am

Yummy! I’m always looking for new glazes and marinades to jazz up chicken! These look golden and delish x

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Maureen June 1, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Thanks heaps for the comment and I’m glad you like the look.

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Julia June 1, 2013 at 12:14 am

Wow what a fabulous summer time glaze!! I love pineapples and have to try this out.

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Maureen June 1, 2013 at 12:42 pm

I hope you like it

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ashley - baker by nature June 1, 2013 at 3:33 am

These chicken wings look like the best thing I’ve ever seen!!! Who knew chicken could be so seductive?! I’m all over trying this recipe out!

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Maureen June 1, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Oooh.. seductive. dare I say, orgasmic? :)

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Liz June 1, 2013 at 4:54 am

Congrats on becoming a finalist!!! So cool!!! And I’m the same way about chicken wings, but I have a feeling I’d dive right in as long as there was a roll of paper towels at my side :)

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Maureen June 1, 2013 at 6:48 pm

that’s what I did. I loved the look of them so I gave ‘em a go. I’ll do it again :)

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yummychunklet June 1, 2013 at 6:55 am

The pineapple glaze sounds wonderful!

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Maureen June 1, 2013 at 12:41 pm

It was pretty good :)

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Denise Browning@From Brazil To You June 1, 2013 at 10:18 am

Maureen, my dear! You really outdid yourself this time. Your pineapple glazed chicken is incredibly appetizing…I wish I could get ahold of several of these wings tonight.
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Maureen June 1, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Thanks Denise! I think I’d like some tonight too.

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mjskit June 1, 2013 at 12:55 pm

I love all of those promotional cookbooks from the early days. I have one for Crisco from the 1930′s. It’s interesting to say the least. There is nothing like this recipe! I love chicken wings. I personally think it’s the best part of the bird. :) I also love chicken with pineapple, so you really have me hooked on this recipe. Fabulous marinade and great pineapple sauce. Can’t wait to see the next recipe.
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Catherine June 1, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Dear Maureen, I love old cookbooks too. They are so “real”. The food is not low fat or low cal it is just full robust cooking. It is also nostalgic. It reminds me of growing up.
I would take the cookbook to bed with me too and love reading the recipes.
The chicken wings look well worth the time. They look delicious. blessings dearest and hugs, Catherine xoxo

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Maureen June 1, 2013 at 6:46 pm

I know how you feel. One of my most treasured possessions is my mother’s old Fanny Farmer cookbook :)

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Lisa the Gourmet Wog June 1, 2013 at 6:45 pm

congratulations on being a finalist Maureen, what a wonderful honour! I’d definitely do it for the tea goodie bag too!! Your wings looks so moreish, I don’t mind a bit of chicken skin :)
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Gourmet Getaways June 1, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Congratulations, how exciting!!! I am sure you will do amazing! I did the challenge last year and the most important thing is the brewing… then perhaps the sustainability, local produce and bringing out the Dilmah tea in your dish. I hope you do awesomely :)

GOODLUCK!
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Maureen June 2, 2013 at 12:34 am

I’m learning tea brewing from May King Tsang.. she’s good at mayking tea :) It’s bread pudding so I don’t know of any local wheat I could grind but I can buy Maleny cream. :) Thanks for the tips

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tania@mykitchenstories.com.au June 1, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Hi Maureen, I just love chicken wings and these sounds so full of American goodness. I hope you win …..I hope you win…… I hope……… xxx

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Maureen June 2, 2013 at 12:32 am

Tania, I swear you’ll start talking yank if you eat these

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Marjory @ Dinner-Mom June 2, 2013 at 2:39 am

Just found your site. Love it! The pineapple sauce sounds divine.
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Maureen June 2, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Hi Marjory and thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. It means so much to me. I’m off to visit your Zucchini Ribbons in garlic and rosemary!

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suzanne Perazzini June 2, 2013 at 6:55 am

What an honour! Congratulations and good luck with the tea brewing.
Those chicken wings look glossy and delicious. I love old cookbooks but many don’t have the same number and quality of photos as do the cookbooks of today.
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Maureen June 2, 2013 at 12:43 pm

I know what you mean. My oldest cookbooks that belonged to my mother have almost no photos at all. Photos are so easy to come by these days I suppose.

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ChgoJohn June 2, 2013 at 9:41 am

Congratulations on being a State Finalist, Maureen! How cool is that!
I’ll eat and enjoy ribs and wings — but never in public. Some foods should only be eaten at home. I’ve never heard of pineapple being mixed with horseradish before and I really want to give it a try. Thanks for sharing and good luck!
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Maureen June 2, 2013 at 12:42 pm

I thought twice about the horseradish and pineapple and I’ll admit that I tried it with a bit less than it called for but I would put the full amount in next time.

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foodwanderings June 2, 2013 at 9:23 pm

The idea of this wing glaze makes me go bananas. I am bookmarking this recipe for the next BBQ. I just skimmed the ingredient list again and saw your are adding a boost with some horseradish. I like. I like! :)

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Kimby | a little lunch June 2, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Maureen, as a former Minnesotan (Land O’Lakes), I can identify with your penchant for their butter… sigh. Older cookbooks are a delight, too — glad you found some new ones to play with. Best wishes on your tea brewing. I have no doubt yours will be spot on!

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Claire @ Simply Sweet Justice June 4, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Aww, congratulations on being a finalist! I am so proud of you and know you will just be mah-velous! Land O’Lakes and Wings–yes, very much American! LOL!

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Maureen June 5, 2013 at 9:29 am

Thanks, Claire! The whole book is very American :)

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Ramona June 5, 2013 at 4:50 am

Wow, congratulations on being selected as a finalist!! Well done. :) I adore cookbooks too… have a little addiction in buying them. :) Now I see something else I would be addicted to … these amazing looking wings. I could eat that whole plate. :)

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Maureen June 5, 2013 at 9:24 am

I tried to eat the whole plate but I ended up saving some for the next day :)

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Nusrat Azim June 7, 2013 at 1:36 am

In love with those dazzling wings, shimmering skin !
Your eye-popping photos instantly healed my sore eyes :)

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Maureen June 8, 2013 at 8:53 am

sore eyes? poor thing! I’m glad I could help. LOL

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Mary Frances June 20, 2013 at 9:17 am

You’re so funny. You’re so American!! Still!

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Maureen June 20, 2013 at 12:47 pm

and will be to the day I die :)

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easyfoodsmith June 26, 2013 at 8:04 pm

A lovely recipe. I have never tried chicken with a fruit. I am definitely intrigued by the flavours.
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Maureen June 27, 2013 at 9:06 pm

I’d never tried these wings before. I’m on a quest to find the best recipe :)

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