Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Meet our newest cook, Glenn!

My name is Glenn, and I live with my wonderful bride and Houston, Texas native, Iloe (pronounced eye-low) in Huntsville, Texas (on the fringe of the Piney Woods of East Texas). I have a few passions in life - my bride of 16+ years, the NFL, my vocation (I'm a radio personality), and cooking!

I grew up around food and cooking - as a young child, my mother was a waitress at a traditional Jewish deli. I spent every afternoon there, watching the cooks in the kitchen and learning, and that was my cooking education. As for my style of cooking, I'm real big on comfort foods, e.g. matzo ball soup, hamburger stew, tortilla soup, etc. At the same time, I'm real big on preparing snack-type foods for NFL game day.

I am so excited to be part of the 37 Cooks family. With that said, this is a milestone for me personally. In May, 2015, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis - and at first I thought I'd never be able to hold my Chef's knife, let alone cook meals, any longer. I'll be battling this disease the rest of my life as there is no cure, but I've found ways to work around this in the kitchen with the help of my dear bride.

There are only Iloe and I - we have no children together, and for the bulk of our marriage I've done most of the cooking, primarily due to the fact I used to get home from work early every day, so it gave me the time to prepare great meals just about every day.

Here's my recipe for baked Honey Mustard Chicken Wings - it's simple, easy, and so enjoyable.

Honey Mustard Chicken Wings
by Glenn

20-24 drumette/wingette pieces
1+ Tablespoon kosher salt
1+ Tablespoon cracked black pepper
3 Tablespoons prepared mustard
3 Tablespoons honey
1 generous Tablespoon prepared horseradish sauce

Place wings on sheet pan with wire grate (spray both sides of grate with PAM or similar cooking spray). Salt and pepper the wings, and cook in a preheated oven at 425°F for a total cook time of 90 minutes. Turn the wings over at 35 minutes and go another 35 minutes. While the wings are in the oven, prepare the honey mustard sauce by combining the mustard, honey and horseradish. Then baste the wings on one side and give it another 10 minutes in the oven. Turn the wings and baste again and give it another 10 minutes. You can always adjust the honey mustard sauce to your individual tastes. The horseradish sauce (I prefer Woebers brand) gives the wings a nice little bite on the back side of every bite.