Everything Wings www.theshortesttallman.com

These Everything Wings are EVERYTHING.

Sharing is caring!

Who makes the best Everything Wings????




Everything Wings www.theshortesttallman.com

Just kidding. That’s my dog playing with an AG doll.

Everything Wings www.theshortesttallman.com


All thanks to my pal, Nicole. She created her own recipe for Everything Wings, and IMHO, it’s as good as the resturants’. She’s one of those people that’s really great in the kitchen (well, she’s pretty great wherever she goes actually!), like great to the point of synthesis. I am a pretty decent recipe-follower and recipe-finder. There’s no HOTS going on in my kitchen. (See, and I thought I’d never use the acronym for Higher Order Thinking Skills after that teacher inservice! Whaddya know.)

Anyway, here is her recipe:

Everything Wing Sauce by Nicole 🙂 
Take 1/2 stick of butter and melt it together with 1 tsp of minced fresh garlic. After it cooks for a minute, add 1/2cup Frank’s wing sauce (not the regular hot sauce, the wing one) and 1/2 cup ready made ranch dressing.
Cook that for a minute and add a little bit of salt (to your taste) and about a tsp of black pepper. Also add 1 tsp of blackening or cajun spices.
You can choose to add parm cheese as well. I’ve done it both ways and both are delicious. If you use the cheese, use around a 1/4 cup shredded.
If the sauce starts to separate before you mix it with the cooked wings, just whisk for a minute on low heat.
Cajun spice recipe:
1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon ground dried thyme
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano

Everything Wings www.theshortesttallman.com

For me, I used store-bought Cajun seasoning. It was already a stretch for me to make homemade wings.

What’s that? Never even made you own wings before??? Me neither! (that was embarrassing.)

Nicole pointed me in the direction of this way-cooler-blogger, Hilah. I used my new dutch oven and Hilah’s recipe to deep fry my wings to perfection, and I used Nicole’s sauce once they were done.

Everything Wings www.theshortesttallman.com


I had never actually deep-friend anything. I guess when I make chicken tenders, it counts, but I use a frying pan so I guess it’s a big different. After seeing how much oil I had to use, which I am totally OK with because the results were flippin fabulous, I think I’ll try oven-frying. This article seemed to explain how to do it, and why it works. It’s all chemistry and PH stuff that is above my pay grade. Haven’t tried it yet, but I think I’ll try that next to see how it comes out.

Enjoy!!! I know I sure did!



Hey! did you get your own copy of Hands Free Life: Nine Habits for Overcoming Distraction, Living Better, and Loving More by Rachel Macy Stafford? Well, you need it because a.) you just need it. And, b.) so you can participate in my Hands Free Life e-Book Club! We’re starting in October, so get your copy so you can play along!


  • Leah February 5, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    They look great!

  • Chris February 23, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Bookmarked this page. For the record it’s Killabrew.

    • theshortesttallman March 1, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      You know, I used to think Killabrew had the edge on Cavallo’s. But the last time I had Cavallo’s Everything Wings, it was a truly magical experience!!!

  • Dakota June 30, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Trash. look at that grease. Get that platted and out of that bowl fast so it doesn’t break down the sauce

  • Clara January 10, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    Tom Cavallos has the best everything wings hands down. If anyone knows their recipe… please post!!!

  • Noah May 26, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    Knuckleheads in Westmoreland. Without a doubt.


Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.