Moore’s Blue Cheese Buffalo and Creamy Ranch Buffalo Wing Sauces

On day 3 we’re doing another “two-fer” that features two more wing sauces from Moore’s – their Blue Cheese Buffalo and Creamy Ranch Buffalo Wing Sauces.

Week of Wings 7 – Day 3 – Moore’s Blue Cheese Buffalo and Creamy Ranch Buffalo Wing Sauces

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This year we’ve been blown away by the quality of Moore’s Marinade and Sauces. They really are that good!

And so, on Day 3 we’re looking at Moore’s again, but this time it’s their creamy wing sauces.

Moore’s Blue Cheese Buffalo Wing Sauce

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Very strong blue cheese flavor without the heat of traditional Buffalo wing sauce. This sauce is creamy, thick and rich, and is an amazing addition to your platter of wings for the “mild” lovers of wings.

A nice balance of flavor without the heavy hot sauce or heavy vinegar flavors.

Heat Level: Rated 1 out of 5 Stars – Almost no heat. Super mild.

Overall flavor: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – You don’t find a blue cheese wing sauce with this much flavor very often. Delicious!

Moore’s Creamy Ranch Buffalo Wing Sauce

We’re in the uber-mild side of sauces here, but very delicious too. If you are a Ranch Sauce fan, this wing sauce will not disappoint! And your family will love it too.

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This thick, pleasant tasting sauce would suit any gathering – football, baseball, family picnics… bring it and they will eat it!

They’re like mild buffalo wings with Ranch dip built in. They have a true Ranch dip flavor!

Overall flavor: Rated 4 out of 5 Stars – Good for all occasions! Satisfying.

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Please let us know if you try any of the Moore’s Sauces – or if you want to soon, by leaving a comment below!

More Week of Wings 7

Week of Wings 7 – Day 1: Moore’s Original Buffalo Wing Sauce
Week of Wings 7 – Day 2: Old Bay Butter Wings
Week of Wings 7 – Day 3: Moore’s Blue Cheese Buffalo and Creamy Ranch Buffalo Wing Sauces
Week of Wings 7 – Day 4: Nashville Hot Chicken from KFC
Week of Wings 7 – Day 5: The Flaming Chicken Garlic Hot Wing Sauce

Boulevard 647 Buffalo Bleu Cheese Dip

Over at the Boulevard 647 Specialty Food Company, our friend, the Hot Dip Mastermind Dwayne Dittmer, brings us his award winning Buffalo Bleu Cheese Dip. The French might call the cheese “bleu” but in America, we say BLUE CHEESE.

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Buffalo Bleu Cheese Dip

Spice up your next Holiday or Football party with this delicious Award Winning buffalo cheese dip. It’s an easy heat and eat dip right out of the jar. Or, you can kick it up with some of the many recipe suggestions from Boulevard647.com.

Ingredients: cream cheese, hot sauce, butter, blue cheese, garlic, chipotle peppers, sugar, chili peppers, garlic powder, mustard powder, onion powder, paprika.

Boulevard 647 Buffalo Bleu Cheese Dip won the Chile Pepper Magazine’s 1st Place Award in both Condiment – Specialty, and Snacks – Prepared Dip categories. A double win!

Texture and Appearance: A very thick yellow dip with bits of spices throughout – it’s even gloppy.

Thick dip needs to be heated up.

Thick dip needs to be heated up.

Yes, gloppy is not an attractive word, but I wanted to distinguish it from the smooth, pasty cheese dips you see in the supermarket shelves near the chips. And in this case, “gloppy” is a good thing!

This is NOT thin cheese wiz stuff. But it does need to be heated to make it… well, dip-able. Very thick.

Taste Straight Up: Big bold cheese taste. Spicy on a medium level for a dip. It truly has a buffalo blue cheese flavor. This dip can be very useful. Beware, the salt content is high, but most buffalo sauce flavored recipes can be that way. Versatile.

Heat this dip for best flavor. With chips, it's pungent!

Heat this dip for best flavor. Our homemade pita chips.

Taste on Food: We heated up a cup of this dip to have with our homemade chicken tenders (below) and to dip with some pita chips (above). Pungent.

Our homemade chicken tenders were a perfect match.

Our homemade chick tenders were a perfect match.

Brian: This dip is great for a quickie. Just heat and eat. It was much better with the chicken tenders than it was with the pita chips. While I love blue cheese, I like controlling the amount of it in a dip. I think there could be more blue cheese crumbles versus the cheese mixture. And, like Marilyn says… this is some salty stuff.

Marilyn: This is a little too heavy on the blue cheese for me. I did like the creamy buffalo flavor, but the saltiness is a turnoff.

Heat Level: Rated 2 out of 5 Stars – Mildly spicy. Not too hot for the masses. Just right.

Overall Rating: Rated 2 out of 5 Stars – This dip has some promise. You could use it as is, or doctor it up. We think it’s very versatile and worthy of any party dip or veggie tray. Spicy.

Final Thoughts

Label/Graphics: The label and graphics are simple and clean. You know what you are getting.

We like the jar size – for a big party the jar is perfect – for a couple or smaller gathering, just spoon out what you need and keep the rest for later. Classic.

Where to buy: Boulevard 647 also makes a Garlic & Parmesan Artichoke Spinach Dip and both dips are available at http://boulevard647.com

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Corn with Blue Cheese Ribeye Steak Dinner

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Here’s the dinner. Blue cheese ribeye with bacon wrapped corn

I was inspired by a post from Chris Grove on NibbleMeThis.com to do the bacon wrapped grilled corn. I chided Chris for not posting any details about the corn itself on his post, and after a quick phone call, I knew I was on my own. (He did mention something about a BBQ rub). Thanks Chris.

Of course I knew I had to have something to go with it, so, ribeye steak was the obvious choice. The baked potatoes were a given. Marilyn makes the best.

Bacon Wrapped Corn:

The bacon wrapped corn “niblets” (that’s what we call a 1/2 ear of corn here in Maryland) required a good dose of a BBQ rub, and so we went with:

Killer Hogs The BBQ Rub: Ingredients: brown sugar, sugar, salt, paprika, spices including chili pepper, evaporated cane juice, dehydrated garlic, and orange peel, onion powder, monosodium glutamate, mustard flour, extractives of paprika (color), dill weed, turmeric (color) and natural flavor.

We tried Killer Hogs BBQ rub on some MOINKBalls and on ribs. We’ve not posted a review yet, but this is an awesome, sweet, all purpose rub.

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Killer Hogs The BBQ Rub

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Killer Hots Rub on MOINKBalls

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Killer Hogs rub on ribs

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Killer Hogs The BBQ Rub on corn

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One slice barely makes it around the ears

We did par-cook the bacon in our small convection oven for about 10 minutes. We wrapped each “niblet” with one slice of bacon. Next time I will allow for 2 strips of bacon to wrap the niblets of corn.

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We placed the corn in Reynolds Wrap Grill heavy duty non-stick

The Reynolds Wrap Grill heavy duty non-stick foil is made for grilling… with a dull side of the foil that you place food on, for non-stick reasons. It’s even labeled as the non-stick side. Pretty good stuff, although just a bit thinner than your standard Heavy Duty Foil.

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We wrapped the corn to cook on the grill

There’s another shot of the same foil with the corn inside the packet, non-stick side in. The corn cooked in the foil, indirectly, for about 20 minutes before we placed it on the grill grates.

Ribeye Steaks:

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Draper’s BBQ Moo’d Enhancer

Draper’s Moo’d Enhancer was my seasoning of choice for my ribeye steak. We reviewed Moo’d Enhancer here.

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One tsp Moo’d Enhancer on a 16 ounce steak

My steak was only about 1 lb, so I decided to go conservative, and only use 1 tsp of the rub. Next time I will double that.

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Ribeye on left with Moo’d Enhancer – on right salt, pepper, garlic powder

Here, our steaks are ready for the grill. Marilyn’s steak on the right, has her classic (and delicious) blend of salt, pepper, and garlic powder only.

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Bacon wrapped corn and spuds on grill

The baked potatoes had already been par-cooked in the microwave to get them ready for the grill. A little oil (canola) and coarse kosher salt, and off they go.

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Everybody into the pool! (Nice grill marks).

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All done. Ready to eat.

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Looks delicious…

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Marilyn prefers a classic steak and steamed corn

The bacon was delicious, savory and sweet, and had a nice “bite”. Here’s a case where the bacon got some sweetness from the corn. I should have hit it again with the rub. The corn got a salty smoky flavor from the bacon. It’s a win – win situation.

Have you wrapped bacon around grilled corn on the cob?

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve put bacon on? Let us know in the Comments below!

Food Blog Monday: Mangos Chili and Z

I haven’t done a Food Blog Monday post in awhile, but this blog impressed me so much I wanted to share it with you.

Mangos Chili and Z is written by Lea Ann Brown. She brings a great voice to the Colorado community with beautiful pictures and insightful recipes and reviews.

One recent spicy recipe of hers is her Buffalo Shrimp and Blue Cheese Appetizer. Incredibly simple and so easy to make, these little fiery shrimps are delicious. Here’s a pic of our finished shrimps. (Thanks Emeril.)

While Lea Ann made her buffalo shrimp with Sticky Brand Sauces’ Hot Jolokia BBQ sauce, we had a bottle of Satan’s Rage Ghost Pepper Sauce on hand. Hot stuff!

We also made a batch of the shrimp with Frank’s RedHot Wings Hot Buffalo sauce… for comparison. Also delicious and very easy to find at your grocers.

Here is the link to Lea Ann’s Buffalo Wing style shrimp recipe:
http://highlandsranchfoodie.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/buffalo-shrimp-blue-cheese-appetizer/

We prefer our own blue cheese recipe:
http://hotsaucedaily.com/2009/10/13/blue-cheese-dip-homemade/

She also makes homemade English Muffins:
http://highlandsranchfoodie.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/homemade-englihs-muffins-the-best-hollandaise-sauce-ever/

And she makes guacamole:
http://highlandsranchfoodie.wordpress.com/2010/12/31/tangy-green-guacamole-different-guacamole-recipe/

Check out Lea Ann’s Mangos Chili and Z blog for the recipe for these easy appetizers and tell her Brian from HotSauceDaily.com sent you.

Blue Cheese Dip Recipe

Easy homemade blue cheese dip

Football season is here, and there are wings to be made and eaten by the dozens!
And to go with those wings, you’re gonna NEED this easy to make blue cheese dip recipe.
This is now our go-to, in house, gotta have, blue cheese dip for wings and veggies!
An it’s so easy, you’ll never go back to Marie’s or those other dips-in-the-store. Really.

Blue Cheese Dressing

easy blue cheese dressing homemade recipe

  • 1 c sour cream
  • 1/2 c mayo
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled (or more to taste)
  • 2 Tbs fresh chives, minced
  • dash salt
  • dash pepper
  • dash garlic powder

Blend all ingredients in bowl, chill at least 1 hr for flavors to marry.

Serve with hot wings & celery, or with a salad.

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