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Chicken Drumsticks with Asian Barbecue Sauce

Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE to cook? Well I do! I think I have a teeny, tiny obsession! Ah who am I kidding, I am obsessed! My most favorite person to cook for is my Normy:Normy and his coffee I made for his Special day

2nd favorite person to cook for is James:
James brought us home canned Tomatoes!

3rd would have to be my mother and father in law (they eat everything on their plates).
Evelyn and Jim

(I really like sharing pictures of people I love, can you tell?)
Every week I look for recipes to make for the next week. The only thing I hate about food is going to the grocery store. I can NOT stand it! People get in my way, and they are slow. I have my list, my pen (to mark stuff off), and I go in, grab my cart and off I go. So get out of my way! I always avoid the snack/candy isle, and always avoid the soda isle. A little story about me that some people don’t know, when I was a youngin I used to drink 5-6 sodas/pop a day…and I would drink one before I would go to bed, heck there would be one on my nightstand instead of water. Incase I got thirsty in the middle of the night. I’m a mouth breather too. So drinking soda, sleeping, mouth breather leads to 6 crowns later on in life, in my 20’s. So about $4000 later I learned my lesson and now I am afraid to drink soda. We don’t buy it. When we do, I end up drinking it all. A VERY bad habit I picked up when I was younger. I am a soda-holic…So I try to avoid it as much as I can…

So back to slow people in the store getting in my way. Can’t stand it! Me and slow, don’t go…So lately I have been getting up early to get to the store right when they open, to avoid slowness. For me that takes a LOT as I am NOT a morning person (at all). Poor Normy says I wake violently. He has learned when waking me early to ONLY, ever say three words, Coffee is ready! I take my coffee one way and that is the Normy way. Have you ever had Normy coffee? Well let me tell you, it’s better than Starbucks! (Ugh so over Starbucks), or any other coffee! I used to not like coffee, until I met Normy. He uses a french press and sometimes he adds cloves and cinnamon…mmmmmmm. Of course I LOVE cream in my coffee. HAS to be Hazelnut, if not then french Vanilla…But its a cup of heaven, the way he makes it. Turns my frown upside down! As soon as I take that first sip the world stops and I am one happy Jamie…

I made this recipe and Normy REALLY liked it (Don’t tell him, I told you) he ate 4 of these drumsticks and all he kept saying to me was OMG these are so good!

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
16 chicken drumsticks (3 pounds)
Salt and freshly ground pepper
3/4 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup sweet Asian chile sauce or hot pepper jelly (I used Sriracha)
1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
1/4 cup chicken stock or broth
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
2 large garlic cloves
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 cup toasted sesame seeds

1.Preheat the oven to 425°. In a large bowl, mix the vegetable oil with the five-spice powder. Add the chicken, season with salt and pepper and toss. Arrange the chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet.
Roast for about 35 minutes, turning twice, until cooked.
2.Meanwhile, in a blender, combine the hoisin sauce, chile sauce, rice vinegar, stock, ginger, garlic and sesame oil and puree until very smooth. Transfer to a saucepan and simmer until slightly thickened, 5 minutes.
3.Transfer the chicken to a bowl and toss with the sauce, until completely coated.
Chicken Drumsticks with Asian Barbecue Sauce
Chicken Drumsticks with Asian Barbecue Sauce
4.Preheat the broiler and position a rack 8 inches from the heat. Return the chicken to the baking sheet and broil for about 10 minutes, brushing with the sauce and turning occasionally, until glazed and sticky.
5.Add the sesame seeds to a bowl. Dip the chicken in the seeds to coat; serve.

Chicken Drumsticks with Asian Barbecue Sauce
Chicken Drumsticks with Asian Barbecue Sauce

Dinner is served:



Hello World! My name is Jamie! But a lot of peeps think I am Crazy! So some call me Crazy Jamie! The name originally came from my mother in law, she nick named me crazy nena, which means crazy woman in Spanish and well I always loved the name and well its stuck and I feel it fits me quite well. So I went with it! My friend Stacey’s kids also call me Crazy Jamie. Not Jamie, but Crrrrazy Jamie! Why be just Jamie, when I can be CRAZY JAMIE! So welcome to my world! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Food! I probably think about food more than a man thinks about sex. Well maybe not…But I think about it a LOT! I am always looking for recipes and inspirations and things I want to cook! I collect recipes and I LOVE Pinterest! Greatest place to get recipes! That’s where I get all mine! I am 35 years young and have been married to my Puerto Rican Hubby Normando Luis. Going on 5 years this year! We got hitched on 8-8-08. It’s just the two of us and always will be. I don’t want kids and yes he is ok with that! I like it just the two of us having fun, sipping wine, cooking, walking around naked and being goofy and on the go. It’s how we roll, and I LOVE our life! Why be like everyone else! I LOVE to be different! I have always been the odd one out, or stood out, or stood alone and always the loud girl. I am me 100% me all the time! Cussing, goofy, tons of energy, picture taking, pink hairs, crazy, outgoing chic! Some don’t like it, but that’s ok, not everyone can like someone so awesome! Did I mention I LOVE food, all kinds! My favorite food is Sushi, then Italian! I also LOVE learning how to make foods from my hubby’s homeland of Puerto Rico! I will travel there someday! I also LOVE Cajun/creole food! I think I was a Cajun in a past life! I also LOVE to make homemade pasta and my most favorite tomatoes are San Marzano tomatoes! How I show love to friends and family is by cooking for them! I put my heart and soul into my food and cooking! It’s my passion and you can see, hear and taste it! My favorite place to be in is my kitchen cooking! I love to hike and have lived in Colorado my whole life. I don’t think I could live anywhere there wasn’t mountains! I also LOVE the dry heat! I don’t handle humidity too well. Along with cooking and taking pictures and hanging out with my hubby, I also have a side salsa business I do as well as a cupcake business too. I love to stay busy! Why rest? I can’t sit still so I just keep a moving anyway I can! So this is me and my world and welcome to it!

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