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Barbecued Chicken drumettes with Hoisin Sauce

Let me just start by saying that I love chicken drumettes.  Those itty bitty little chicken legs that look small enough for a baby to hold.  Why yes, I love them.  They are perfect for a starter at a party or in my case the other night, perfect for dinner.

Now, the ‘ole hubmeister and me are a “little different”.  We prefer our chicken wings, drumettes, ribs (etc.) charred on the outside.  There is nothing worse for us then going to bite into a piece of barbecued chicken and the texture be soft, or lord forbid SLIMEY!  Ewwwww!

Anyway, I wanted to do a twist on barbecue chicken this time.

I have been wanting to try Hoisin sauce lately and figured this would be a great opportunity.  It’s basically a Chinese barbecue sauce or glaze.

Now, normally I would try to give step by step pictures as to what I did, but alas, I wasn’t that smart this time to take them during the process.  Instead, I’ll just have to give you the recipe and hope you don’t get mad at me.

Here it is:

Recipe:  Barbecued Chicken drumettes with Hoisin Sauce


– 2 small packages chicken drumettes

– salt/pepper to taste

– pam (olive oil)  spray

– 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce

– 1/2 cup sliced green onion


– Preheat an outdoor grill to 280 – 300 degrees.  Coat chicken with pam spray and grill until chicken is a little charred and extra crispy.  Around 20 minutes.  *Note:  If you choose to cook in oven, set temp to 400 degrees and cook until crispy (about 40 minutes), turning a couple of times during process.  Everyone’s oven is different, so watch closely. 

– Once chicken is done, heat the hoisin sauce in a large pot on medium heat.  Once sauce is melting and bubbly, toss all chicken drumettes into pot and cover with lid.  Carefully pick up pot and while securing lid, swirl and shake pot to coat chicken with sauce.

– Pour chicken onto a serving platter or large plate and top with sliced green onions.


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Strawberry Crisp

I love to try and make a “crisp” out of just about anything!  So, since we had all those yummy strawberries we picked just sitting in the freezer taunting me saying, “Essssssssther!  Cook me!”  I decided to throw them into a dish and well, COOK them!  Now would probably be a good time to tell you to put down the phone.  Do not call the insane asylum.  I do not hear voices, especially food with voices telling me what to do.  (I’m making it worse, aren’t I? ) 

We should probably move on.

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‘Tis the Season for Strawberry Pickin!

I love this time of the year here in the South!


I remember when I was little.  My mother would be a little embarrassed walking up to the make shift counter there in the field to pay for our stawberries.  Our buckets would be full, but so were the bellies of her three little mischevious children and the guilty evidence would be stained all over our faces for the world to see.  The elderly man at the counter would just give us each a wink and off we would run to the car, laughing the whole way.

Now, I get to start that tradition with my own children.

We went a few weeks ago and picked a TON of them!

Here are a few pics from when we went.


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