Category Archives: BBQ

Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks

I promised some buffalo chicken drumsticks, and buffalo chicken drumsticks is what you’ll get!

It’s no surprise that Brent loves everything buffalo flavored so when I went to the store and bought WAY too many drumsticks for just two people, I needed to try a few recipes. After the fail of a lemon rosemary drumstick, and the epic success of the BBQ chicken drumstick, a buffalo recipe was on it’s way.

Actually, I tried 2 different ways of making it. One with Buffalo Hot Sauce and the other with Siracha. So, take your pick! They both turned out great!

 

 

Buffalo Drumsticks

 

Ingredients:

6 Drumsticks 2 Tablespoons Canola Oil
1 Teaspoon Chili Powder 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Sauce

2 Tablespoons Melted Butter 1/4 Cup Siracha or Buffalo Sauce
1 Tablespoon BBQ Sauce

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 375 Degrees. Mix the canola oil, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a bowl. Pour it into a freezer and bag add in the drumsticks. Toss the bag until the chicken is well covered and place them on a baking dish. Make sure there are separated. Bake for 40 minutes.

2. Remove from the oven. Mix together the melted butter, hot sauce and BBQ sauce. Cover the drumsticks with the sauce and bake at 400 degrees for an additional 15 minutes.

And finito!! They were delicious. The extra chili powder and hot sauce really added a second layer of heat to the hot sauces. Brent really liked the buffalo chicken sauce and I really enjoyed the siracha. I don’t think you could really go wrong.

Buffalo Drumsticks Steps

Don’t forget to check out the BBQ Chicken Drumsticks!

Happy BBQing!

Drumsticks on the Barbie

I went out last week and bought some drumsticks. Well, slightly over kill for two people, I bought about 6 pounds. Whoops. After attempting a rosemary lemon chicken drumstick last week and botching that one, I made a barbecue drumstick that was a winner.

I made these in the oven, but you could easily heat up the grill and make these for a BBQ.

BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

 

Ingredients:

6 Chicken Drumsticks/ 2 Pounds 1 Cup BBQ Sauce
1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar 1 Tablespoon Cider Vinegar
1 Teaspoon Salt 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Pepper
1/2 Tablespoon Buffalo Wing Hot Sauce

Directions:

1. Whisk all of the sauce ingredients together. Poke small holes in the chicken wings and roll them in the sauce. Make sure they are generously covered.

2. Place the wings in a baking dish, spaced apart, and bake in the oven for 40 minutes at 400 degrees. Place additional sauce on the tops of the wings and bake for another 20 minutes.

I used buffalo wing sauce for the hot sauce and Yuengling BBQ sauce in the recipe. I would absolutely make these again and use this sauce on future BBQ chickens. I actually only planned on having one to taste because I wasn’t hungry going into dinner, but unfortunately for Brent, I inhaled 3 of them. Sorry I’m not sorry.

Drumstick Steps

 

Fortunately for you guys, I’m not going to share the rosemary lemon chicken drumstick recipe. It was a serious bust.

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But no worries! I’ve got another 2 pounds of drumsticks!! I’m thinking Buffalo Chicken ūüôā Who’s surprised??

Have you ever gone a little nuts and bought way too much of the SAME type of food??

 

Steak Marinade…Win

I don’t know if I am the only one that does this for fun, but I was sitting on the couch on Thursday night scrolling through recipes and came across one for a steak marinade. I haven’t really done may marinades in the past and this one had gotten such rave reviews that I had to give it a go.

I did change it slightly but here is a link to the original, much loved, flank steak marinade.

Without dragging it out anymore:

Best Steak Marinade

 

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Canola Oil 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
1/3 Cup Tamari 2 Teaspoons Minced Garlic
1/4 Cup Re Wine Vinegar 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce 1 1/2 Pounds Flank Steak

 

Directions:

1. Mix all of the ingredients together and marinate the flank steak in a plastic ziploc bag for 6-12 hours. I marinated mine for 6 hours and it was perfect.

2. Heat the grill and cook the steak about 3-4 minutes on each side for medium rare.

 

ENJOY!

It’s super easy and guarantee you won’t be disappointed. It would also be great as a tip marinade.

Steak Marinade Steps

 

What’s your favorite BBQ food??

I’m usually a chicken person, but this flank steak is making it difficult to say!

 

 

Summer Peach Sangria and Dave Matthews

This past weekend, I headed to the Dave Matthews Band concert and hung out with some friends. We have been planning on going to the concert for months and it ended our month of wedding craziness and traveling. The past month has been such a whirlwind that it really felt like the first time we could just sit back and relax.

Normally, I would have spent some time trying to figure out exactly what I wanted to bring to the tailgate, but this time it was a really last minute decision. I decided to make a Peach Sangria that was light, cooling and refreshing. And that is exactly what it turned out being. Summer Peach Sangria

 

Ingredients

1 Tablespoon Minced Ginger 1 750mL Bottle Pinot Grigio
1 Cup Peach Liquer 1 750mL Bottle Prosecco
Frozen Peaches and Frozen Strawberries

Directions:

1. Mull the minced ginger and add in the pinot grigio and the peach liquor. Then add the frozen fruit and refrigerate until ready to serve.

2. Prior to serving, top it off with the prosecco.

I used Barefoot Pinot Grigio and Cupcake Prosecco. The drink turned out to be the perfect balance of sweet and refreshing. I am not a big fan of sweet drinks.

Instead of making a pitcher of the sangria, I decided to fill up 10 mason jars, and a separate pitcher. I felt like ¬†a single pitcher wouldn’t last very long and everyone would be lucky to even get one drink. The mason jars worked out PERFECTLY. Everyone got their fill of the sangria and the mason jars acted as a great glass to drink from.

Just for the fun of it, I put cupcake liners on the top of the jars and stuck the straws in there. Pinterest has such wonderful ideas! Got to love it!

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The concert ended up being so much fun. I hadn’t been to one in such a long time and it really just makes me want to enjoy those summer nights with friends and line up a few more concerts.¬†DSC00283

 

Who’s ready to BBQ?!

Happy Summer!

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What are you most looking forward to this summer?

It’s definitely being outside and enjoying the nice weather. You really can’t beat it.

Summer Cucumber Tomato Salad and Lakeridge Winery

Yesterday the boys headed out to golf at Disney and Maggie and I went off to¬†Lakeridge Winery. It is a beautiful winery in central florida and definitely worth seeing. They have free tours and free wine tastings all day because their wine is that good. You get to taste just about every wine that they have…which is about 10!

On the tour they give you a bit of history of the owners and a run through of how to make wine. These wines are made from two different types of grapes, but mainly the muscadine. They joke that the winery is on the rolling hills of FL.

We took home two wines. Both were extremely different. If you aren’t from the area, you can most likely find the wines in a larger wine shop, or you can order everything online. It’s worth a try. The southern Red and Southern White wines are the most popular but are on the sweeter side. The Chablis is what I ended up getting and it is a good combination of sweet and dry. It is a very light wine and perfect for a BBQ!

Which is exactly what we did. On the way home, Maggie and I stopped at Dunkin Donuts and grabbed a quick snack and coffee. As we were walking out Maggie was laughing hysterically at my iced coffee.

I drink EVERYTHING with a straw. And the bigger the better! I sent the picture to Brent because he really doesn’t understand either.

For the BBQ, we grilled up some fresh Venison Burgers that were given to me by a co-worker and some¬†Omaha Steaks¬†Tenderloin Steaks. Yumm. I didn’t have either but I know they were delicious because I have enjoyed them in the past. Omaha Steaks has some great bulk deals and all of their meat is impressively good. They even ship it right to your door.

Maggie whipped up a Summer Tomato and Cucumber Salad that was amazing and really easy to make.

In the salad is:

1 Cucumber 1 Small Yellow Onion
1/4 Cup Feta Cheese 1 Cup Sherry Tomatoes, chopped

For the dressing mix:

1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 Tablespoons White White Wine Vinegar
Salt to Taste Pepper to Taste

Sooo EASY! And it was perfect for a BBQ side. I ended up having a Mango Salsa salad instead of the meat.

Overall, it was a nice little spread. We sat outside in the backyard and chowed down with some of our new wine from Lakeridge and just relaxed.

Fun! Happy Labor Day to everyone! and Happy Eating!