Wendy’s Chili

Don’t want to hear the backstory? Jump straight to the recipe. Late one night I went down a YouTube rabbit hole and found the amazing world of 1980-90s fast food training videos. One of the standout videos is Wendy’s “Grill Skills” that teaches new employees how to grill Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers. One thing that might… Continue reading Wendy’s Chili

North Country Michigan Sauce

Don’t want to hear the backstory? Jump straight to the recipe. My wife’s family on her father’s side is from a small town in the very Northern tip of New York state. This is far beyond upstate New York (which a lot of New Yorkers that I know joke is anything North of The Bronx). All… Continue reading North Country Michigan Sauce

General Tso’s Sauce

Don’t want to hear the backstory? Jump straight to the recipe. Zuo Zongtang (General Tso) was born in 1812 during the Qing Dynasty in Xiangyin, China. He rose to great power in his life in the military and government. The origins of General Tso’s chicken are disputed, but it was definitely never created or consumed by… Continue reading General Tso’s Sauce

Japanese White Sauce

Don’t want to hear the backstory? Jump straight to the recipe. At most American-Japanese restaurants you will find a creamy, spicy, sweet, white sauce that goes by a number of different names. Some call it Yum Yum Sauce, others call it Shrimp Sauce, and I’ve even seen it called Sakura Sauce. Whatever you want to… Continue reading Japanese White Sauce

Bleu Bayou Sauce

Don’t want to hear the backstory? Jump straight to the recipe. I have always been a chicken wing lover. During college, we had a weekly “wing night” tradition where a group of us all went to a local bar on Mondays for discounted chicken wings and beers. Since then (it’s been long time) I’ve started… Continue reading Bleu Bayou Sauce