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Honey Sriracha Chicken

from the archives. Originally posted 8.10.2011

These honey sriacha drumsticks are a little sweet, a little spicy, and super-inexpensive!.jpg

If you know me in real life, you know that I am The Pioneer Woman‘s biggest fan. {And very sad that I don’t have Food Network to watch her new show debuting this month.}

I was googling last night trying to find a recipe to use for some drumsticks I had picked up for this week. I  love drumsticks. They are flavorful and juicy when cooked well, and I just like dark meat better. Aaaand, they are cheap! I got 3 pounds at Fiesta last week for $2.80!

Anyway, after Googling for about 2 seconds, I decided to go the better route and go directly to PW’s website. I searched for drumstick recipes, and quickly found what I wanted. Of course, I hardly follow a recipe to the T, and I made some pretty major changes to this one, but the overall idea of sweet and spicy sounded really delicious, so I created these honey sriracha chicken drumsticks!

Here is the link to the original recipe. {It’s not actually PW’s recipe- she used someone else’s!}

Here is my recipe:

Sweet and Spicy Drumsticks
Recipe type: main dish
Cuisine: American

  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup soy sauce- the authentic stuff if you can find it. I personally don’t like Kikkoman’s, but if that is all you have, it will work.
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Sriracha (or to taste- depending on how spicy you like it)
  • Lawry’s seasoning salt
  • 3 lbs. chicken drumsticks

  1. Bring all ingredients to a simmer in a small saucepan, except for the Lawry’s.
  2. Simmer over medium heat until very thick.
  3. Sprinkle raw chicken lightly with Lawry’s.
  4. Grill chicken until almost done- about 20 minutes or internal temp of 165.
  5. Brush sauce over chicken and grill about 5 more minutes.
  6. Use remaining baste after grilling to add extra punch- but only if the raw chicken didn’t make contact with your basting brush!
  7. Enjoy!

(Alternatively, you could throw all the ingredients in the crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours!)

For $2.80 for the chicken plus a few cents for the other ingredients- I fed 3 adults and 2 children. Pretty frugal recipe, and delicious!


A New Summer Look


firmoo2A few weeks ago, I was stressing out because I was heading to the eye doctor. We’ve never had decent insurance since we’ve been married and I knew an exam + glasses was going to be pretty steep. Well, that morning, Firmoo eyeglasses  contacted me to see if I would review a pair of their glasses for them! What timing! I always worry, and God always provides. Lesson learned (for the 1000th time!)

Anyway, things got even better that day when I learned my vision is 20/20. The doctor did give me the lowest prescription for driving, though, since that’s the time I seem to struggle a bit. I ended up ordering some prescription sunglasses from Firmoo and I LOVE them! My favorite, color of course!


Firmoo offers quick shipping- my new sunnies were in the mail in 10 days! And they came with this fun case- which I’m sure why they haven’t been broken. (Sunglasses and I don’t usually have a long-lasting relationship!)


This is definitely my favorite new look this summer. Have you found something you love this summer?

How to Help Suffering Friends


How to help suffering people in your life

Friday marked 9 years since our son’s Landon’s surgery he had at only 7 weeks old.

Each time this year I am so thankful for how well he is doing. We know that each day with him is a gift. During our time in the hospital, we had so much support, encouragement, and love to help get us through that difficult time. A few weeks ago, I wrote a post for Paula at Beauty through Imperfection about helping those who are in a tough spot. The post is sort of a “taste test” of my book, His Grace is Enough. Here’s what I wrote for Paula’s blog:

Not much can thrust sudden fear into a parent’s life like that of a major illness of a child. The day after our first-born child Landon entered this world, my husband and I learned the meaning of gut-wrenching fear like we had never experienced before. Our pediatrician entered my hospital room and told us that our baby would probably have to be sent to a larger hospital due to some elevated lab results.  By the end of that day, he was gone, and I had to stay another night at the hospital where I delivered because of my C-section.

Click here to read the rest!

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#blogfilmfood: My Big Fat Greek Wedding + Orange Dreamsicle Cake


big fat greek wedding

It’s time again for one of my favorite parts of the month- BlogFilmFood. I “get together” (virtually!) with some of my favorite bloggers and we watch a great movie, then create recipes based on the movie! This month’s movie is one of my all-time favorites: My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The story of a not-beautiful-by-American-standards girl meets the love of her life at her family’s restaurant. Lots of delicious food is involved as well- the Greeks apparently like to eat! :)

I also love the HUGE family portrayed in Toula’s family. My family is huge as well and I just love getting together with everyone for catching up, and you guessed it, eating delicious food!

One of my favorite scenes in the movie is when Toula’s and Ian’s parents are meeting for the first time. Ian’s mom is giving Toula’s mom a bundt cake, and trying to explain how to say the word correctly.


I decided on making an Orange Dreamsicle Bundt Cake for this month’s BFF. I can’t get enough of the Dreamsicle flavor lately. (I also created a low-cal Creamy Dreamsicle Shake). I happened to have a Pillsbury Orangesicle cake mix on hand this weekend when I decided to try out a dreamsicle cake. As I was getting ready to make the cake, I commented to Ben that “every Southern woman should have a Bundt cake pan.” But then I started thinking, “Is it really a Southern thing?” So if you’re not Southern, please tell me if Bundt cakes are popular where you live!

this orange dreamsicle cake starts with a cake mix! So easy yet so yummy!

This dreamsicle cake was totally easy (duh, since it starts with a mix!) Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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Frosted Orange Dreamsicle Bundt Cake
Recipe type: dessert

  • cake: 1 box Pillsbury Orangesicle cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1¼ cup water
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • Frosting:
  • 1 block cream cheese
  • ½ box Orange jello
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Prepare the cake mix by mixing the cake mix, water, eggs, and applesauce for 2 minutes with a hand blender or stand mixer. (You can also prepare the cake according to the directions on the back; I was just trying to save a few calories)
  3. Pour into a greased Bundt cake pan and bake for approximately 35 minutes.
  4. Invert on a plate after cooling in the pan a few minutes.
  5. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
  6. To prepare frosting: using a blender, blend together all the frosting ingredients.
  7. Drizzle the frosting over the cooled cake. If you’d like to completely frost the cake, you can double the frosting ingredients.
  8. Enjoy!

orange dreamsicle

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Life of the Party and Chocolate for Everyone!

Hi there! It’s time again for Life of the Party, where you link up your tasty foods, sewing creations, and anything else you want to bring! This week I chose to highlight a few chocolate creations- because who doesn’t love chocolate? I certainly do! And the week I’ve had, I’ve partaken of my fair share this week. :)
First up, this Mississippi Mud Pie by Roxana’s Baking. Mmm it looks so good!

Next up, these Snickers Cupcakes by The Crafting Foodie are seriously making me gain weight just by looking at them!

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And for a bit of a healthier, yet still totally yummy treat, these Chocolate Yogurt Popsicles by Chocolate, Chocolate and More look very refreshing! (What’s not to love about a blog name like that?)Chocolate-Yogurt-Popsicles-from-ChocoalteChocolateandmore-52a

Now it’s your turn!


How to Make a Disposable Razor Last a Month (or more!)


Learn the secret of how to make a disposable razor last last a month- or more! You won't believe how easy it is!

A few months ago, I was getting really frustrated at spending tons of money on razors, and they didn’t last very long at that! I asked on Facebook (it’s the free opinion poll, y’all!) where people bought their razors and/or blades. One of my blogging friends, Lisa, mentioned how to make a disposable razor last by this one special trick. (She has 10 kids so pretty much any advice she gives, I’m listening!)

I hopped over to her blog to see, and was surprised at her answer- don’t keep the razor in the shower! It’s actually the moisture that makes a razor to bad so quickly, not the the actual usage! And those smart, sneaky razor companies make special tools so that you hang your razor in the shower, therefore making it go dull more quickly! Cha-ching for them, bad for us!

So each time after I shave, I wipe down the blade with a dry towel, (going in the same direction as the blade to avoid cutting my finger) put the blade cover back on, then keep it on the counter instead of in the shower.

I used the same razor on our sabbatical for a month- and it was just a cheap one from Aldi. (That I happened to like very much, I will be buying these again! ) *disclaimer: I do NOT shave every day. I’d say I used this particular razor 3 times per week.

So there ya have it! Keep the razor away from moisture, and save some cash on replacements!

A trick on how to make a disposable razor last one month- or more!

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