Kudos to the enterprising chef who sometime in history elevated the lowly chicken wing from its status at the bottom of the poultry barrel, simply by frying it in hot oil and dousing it with hot sauce.

Kudos to the enterprising chef who sometime in history elevated the lowly chicken wing from its status at the bottom of the poultry barrel, simply by frying it in hot oil and dousing it with hot sauce.

Kudos to the enterprising chef who sometime in history elevated the lowly chicken wing from its status at the bottom of the poultry barrel, simply by frying it in hot oil and dousing it with hot sauce.

Kudos to the enterprising chef who sometime in history elevated the lowly chicken wing from its status at the bottom of the poultry barrel, simply by frying it in hot oil and dousing it with hot sauce.

Kudos to the enterprising chef who sometime in history elevated the lowly chicken wing from its status at the bottom of the poultry barrel, simply by frying it in hot oil and dousing it with hot sauce.

Kudos to the enterprising chef who sometime in history elevated the lowly chicken wing from its status at the bottom of the poultry barrel, simply by frying it in hot oil and dousing it with hot sauce.

Kudos to the enterprising chef who sometime in history elevated the lowly chicken wing from its status at the bottom of the poultry barrel, simply by frying it in hot oil and dousing it with hot sauce.

Kudos to the enterprising chef who sometime in history elevated the lowly chicken wing from its status at the bottom of the poultry barrel, simply by frying it in hot oil and dousing it with hot sauce.

Kudos to the enterprising chef who sometime in history elevated the lowly chicken wing from its status at the bottom of the poultry barrel, simply by frying it in hot oil and dousing it with hot sauce.

We love traditional holiday baking, but we’re also fond of taking shortcuts when the season gets a little hectic. These festive treats yield a pretty plate, but don’t require an entire afternoon in the kitchen.