Buffalo Drummies on Lake Superior’s North Shore

Good Morning!!  Let me first apologize for a full week away from Indulge.   It feels like I have been away from the blog forever.  In addition to a hectic work week, Ryan and I enjoyed some time away last weekend.  We ventured  just North of Duluth MN to Grand Superior Lodge on the beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior.  What a peaceful, nostalgic escape. 

We spent a few hours each day hiking the same State Parks that we have hiked many times before….our favorite being Gooseberry Falls.  We’ve been to Gooseberry in the spring, the fall, the winter, and in the dead of summer.  It never disappoints!  This time we also drove further north to Tettegouche State Park and adventured through the trails there.  Breathtaking!


In between hiking and napping and relaxing on the shore….we played several games of Scrabble. There was a game of scrabble played cozied up in the cabin…in which I won.  There was a game of Scrabble played out on the porch…and Ryan won. 

And on our last afternoon…there was a rubber matched played on the rocky beach…Ryan won again.  🙂  Congrats Buddy. 

Amazing that I was left with these 3 letters…


While a competitive game of Scrabble is always enjoyable, maybe the most fun of all was had in the kitchen of our one bedroom log cabin!  We were excited to try new recipes and indulge in some of our “old school” favorites.  Over the next week, I will share these recipes with you. 

The first snack we tackled was Buffalo Wings.  I know I know.  Buffalo Wings.  Sounds easy right.  Like, what’s the big deal?!  Well let me tell you…these are the BEST Buffalo Wings I have EVER had.  No joke.  You see, Ryan and I started going up to Grand Superior resort in 2000/2001 when we were just Sophomores/Juniors in college.  And at that time, one of favorite treats was stopping into the resort restaurant, Splashing Rock, for Happy Hour and ordering a cold beer and some hot wings!   Unfortunately, the menu has changed in the last couple of years and it no longer includes wings.  BOOO.  So…we called up Mom & Dad Boudreau (who we knew made great homemade wings) and asked for their recipe.  And today, I swear to you…they are my FAVORITE.  Easy.  Tasty.  Perfect.


Servings Vary

  • 6-12 Chicken Drummies (Big & meaty.  Mom Boudreau highly recommends these over ‘wings’…she is right!)
  • 1 bottle Marzettis Bistro Blue Cheese Dressing (Super Mild Blue Cheese flavor)
  • 1 bottle Buffalo Wild Wings HOT Sauce
  • Olive Oil

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Spread drummies on cookie sheet and drizzle with olive oil.  Bake for ~40 minutes, turning frequently (~10 minutes).  You will want to bake them to your desired crispness. 

Remove drummies from the oven and lay in a large serving or mixing bowl.  Drizzle with Buffalo Sauce and toss.

Divide among plates. 

Drizzle with Blue Cheese (or Ranch) dressing.

Serve with an ice cold bottle of beer…and indulge!

With buffalo sauce all over my face and a half-eaten drummie in hand, I declared to Ryan, “These are the best wings I have EVER had.”   I was serious. 

Thank you Mom and Dad!

Indulge.  In Life.  In Love.  In Food.

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