spiced chicken drumsticks with brown sugar and jalapeños

Howdy, y’all!

Greetings from Texas!

Wait. Shoot-um-agooty, I’m not in Texas anymore. I swear, I am all sorts of criss-crossed. I spent this past weekend in Austin at the BlogHer food conference. Let me tell you, it was a boot-scooting-finger-lickin-good time. I had such a blast meeting new peeps and reconnecting with old blogger buddies. Besides the weather (hello, summer heat!), it was everything and more. I plan to post a recap  by this week, so stay tuned.

Okay, let me try this introduction again.

Howdy, y’all!

Greetings from Charleston, South Carolina! Yes, much better.

I’m still in the South so technically I have another week of annoying my family with my Kansan-Coloradian version of y’all. I arrived in Charleston late last night to spend the week with the Griers (a.k.a the Griswolds). Mr. B’s parents recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. In honor of their special  milestone, they decided to take the whole Griswold clan to the beach. I’ve never been to Charleston, so if you have any recommendations on things we must do (besides marinating on the beach) and especially where to eat, send some suggestions my way.

Oh, and before I forget, I probably should talk about these spicy, sugary drumsticks. I am a sucker for a delicious drumstick. I am a HUGE sucker for a big ol’ turkey leg served at Renaissance Fairs. But that’s for another time and post. Drumsticks are a fun distraction from the standard boring chicken breast and are super inexpensive. If you were looking to host a summer barbecue with 20 of your closet friends, stick to the drumstick. Nothing says I love you like a juicy on the inside, crispy skin on the outside, drumstick.

You can bake or grill these bad boys. Just make sure to slather them well in the brown sugar/Dijon mustard/coriander mixture and DON’T skip on the minced jalapeno. Your taste buds will thank me later.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a beach to find!

Spiced Chicken Drumsticks with Brown Sugar and Jalapeños


2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons coriander
1 1/2 jalapenos, seeded and minced
12 chicken drumsticks
Salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Line two baking sheets with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Add the drumsticks and toss with the mixture. Place drumsticks on baking sheet. Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.

recipe adapted from Food and Wine magazine

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