Wonder Boi Writes

Perfect Pairing – The Heard of Buffalo?

Hey folks,

First of all, thanks to all of you who commented on or shared my last blog. I took all of your names and threw them into a hat, then Jackson pulled out a winner. And the winner is…drum roll please…Justdar826!

Also, the winners of the previous contest were JJCrabb and Elena, and I never heard from them so, Justdar, JJCrabb, and Elena, please email me at Rachel_Spangler@yahoo.com with your address to claim your free advanced review copy of Perfect Pairing.

And for the rest of you, don’t feel bad because this blog has a little prize for everyone. below you will find a cooking video featuring yours truly and my good friend Will Banks making the Heard of Buffalo? sandwich. This is not a drill! The Heard of Buffalo? is the big kahuna of grilled cheeses as far as Perfect Pairing goes. This is the sandwich that sets food truck chef Hal Orion apart from all the others. It’s the one that gets Quinn Banning’s attention, and later gets her foot in the door. This also happens to be one of the two sandwiches my many taste testers most frequently lost their minds for.

So without further ado, here’s the video for the Heard of Buffalo?

Heard of Buffalo? specs 
2 cups shredded chicken (I mix light and dark meat)
5 oz bleu cheese crumbles
1/4 to 1/2 cup good Buffalo hot sauce depending on your heat tolerance (Frank’s Hot Sauce is traditional)
Cream cheese
Cheddar slices
Italian or other thick white bread

Mix the first three ingredients, keep warmish. Butter both sides of the bread and toast one side of each piece. Flip the bread and slather a layer of cream cheese on one piece, then cover in heaping spoonfuls of the chicken mixture. Top with cheddar and close it up with the other slice of bread. Toast both sides until golden brown and cheese is melted.




May 19, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Buffalove: Food Truck Tuesdays

I mentioned in an earlier blog that as part of the lead up to Bywater’s release of Perfect Pairing I would share some little videos about the setting of the story, Buffalo, NY.

This is one of the videos. It’s a really short little ditty for Food Truck Tuesdays in Larkin Square.  It’s safe for work and super short, so why not check it out right now?


So what do you think?  Do you have a favorite food truck?  Do you want to come visit mine?  Looking forward to reading Perfect Pairing? Let me know in the comments below, because I might just have to do another drawing for an advance review Copy of the book!



May 12, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | 10 Comments

New Wondername

I interrupt your regularly scheduled book release prep to ask your help in a very important matter.

Don’t worry I’m going to have another Buffalove Blog coming soon, but in the mean time I’ve been working with more recent hobby: Photography.  I’m not formally trained, or inclined to be an artist, but I do have a lot of fun playing with my camera, and recently some people have begun to take notice. I’ve had a couple assignments with the local newspaper and this week a friend hired me to take some photos for her to use in promotional materials. On each of these occasions the people commissioning photos asked about the name of my photography business, and since I didn’t have a photography business I couldn’t give them the name.  I still don’t really consider myself in the photo business, but it does seem like I should at least have some sort of title to tell folks when they ask.  So, I did what any good social media director would do and punted the question over to Facebook where my awesome friends came up with some great options.

Then in great indecisive fashion instead of picking one for myself I picked a few of the ones I like best, and put them in a poll for people to choose for me.

I am going to leave the poll open until Sunday night, then I’ll announce the winner next week.




May 5, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment


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