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Crispy Honey + Sriracha Wings


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Its no secret I love wings… the messier the better! While I have posted many different recipes such as Homemade Honey Mustard Barbecue Wings, Homemade Teriyaki Chicken Wings and Chinese Coca-Cola Wings, this is one I have been dying to try! While I dont like many spicy things, I am starting to see the light… and maybe with a little encouragement and some small baby steps I will be able to dabble in the land of Sriracha and Jalapenos more often!

Crispy Honey + Sriracha Wings

First order of business though is to crack open a nice and refreshing craft beer. You might need it to extinguish the flames if your anything like me. Honestly, one time I went to Buffalo Wild Wings with my sister and I got their Garlic Parmesan Wings… let me tell you I was burning up! That is the only thing on the menu that is not spicy, but here I am sitting at the table nearly reduced to tears while my sister has the time of her life laughing it up at me.

No big deal.

But with that being said, I am starting to ween my way into the land of fiery sriracha spiciness. Baby steps my friends, baby steps. Mind you this recipe is not as spicy as it sounds when I talk about it. I am not a normal person though, clearly, so the littlest spice is a lot for me.

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3 Lbs Chicken Wings

1/2 Cup Coconut Oil (or any frying oil of your preference)

1/2 Cup Flour

Salt + Pepper

1/3 Cup Sriracha

1/2 Cup Katchup

1/3 Cup Soy Sauce

3 Tbsp Honey

1 Tbsp Sesame Oil

8 Garlic Cloves; minced

Cilantro; minced

Sesame Seeds

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Combine sriracha, ketchup, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, and garlic then set aside.

Rinse and pat your wings dry.

In a small bowl combine four, salt, and pepper then pour over wings tossing well to coat.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat until a pinch of flour sizzles when dropped in the pan.

Add wings in batches to avoid over crowding.

Cook 3-5 minutes each side until nice, crispy, and golden in color.

Set aside on paper towels or a cooling rack over a baking sheet so that they oil can drip away.

Continue working in batches until all the wings are nice and crispy.

Using the same skillet, combine the sriracha mixture to the hot oil and whisk well.

Add all the chicken back to the pan with the sauce, then cover and reduce to a simmer.

Allow to cook about 10 minutes then remove cover and and stir.

Cook another 10-15 minutes uncovered cooked thoroughly.

Then finally plate and sprinkled with chopped cilantro and sesame seeds!

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Sorry for lack of pictures but I didn’t intend to put this on the good ole’ blog… but with that being said, I hope you all try it and embrace the fiery goodness!



Brown Sugar + Garlic Chicken Thighs

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I am a glutton. There. I said it.

I love anything with garlic, butter, brown sugar, honey, more garlic, more butter… well you get the point.

Whenever I came across this recipe on [you guessed it] Le Ole’ Pinterest, it was as if I made a deal with the devil. Not only was my chicken so juicy, tender, sweet, and tangy… it was also pumped up with enough butter to make Paula Dean blush and the little fat cherubs in heaven blare their trumpets and rejoice!

Clearly I did not follow the recipe to the “T” because if I did, it would have been a bit healthier… actually a lot healthier… but that’s besides the point! There are two types of people in this world, I tell ya! Those of us who follow the rules… And the rest of us who were born to break every last one…. What can I say, I am a rebel at heart </3

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The original recipe came from Damn Delicious and I am not sorry I happened upon this majestical website of delectable little goodies. I think that you should all take some time to click on the link and check them out! I will tell you, they are my new go-to when looking for something new and exciting to try.

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8 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs

5 Cloves Garlic; smashed + minced

1/3 Cup Brown Sugar

2 Tbsp Honey

1/2 Tsp Dried Oregano

1/4 Tsp Dried Thyme

1/4 Tsp Dried Basil

5 Tbsp Butter; divided

Fresh Chopped Parsley

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Rinse and pat your chicken dry with paper towels then smash and mince your garlic…

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Then chop up your parsley and set aside.

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Look at all your little soldiers in a row! Season both sides of your chicken well with salt and pepper and preheat your oven to 400F

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Heat half of your butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Brown both sides of the chicken thighs for 2-3 minutes each. Transfer chicken thighs to a baking pan and set aside.

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Melt remaining butter in the same skillet you were working with and toss in your garlic cooking over medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until tender and fragrant and remove from heat.

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It looks like a party!

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Add your remaining ingredients (brown sugar, honey, oregano, basil, and thyme) and combine well with a whisk.

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Its really coming together now!

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Add a nice spoonful of the glaze on top of each thigh until there is non left. Bake at 400F 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature registers 175F.

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I served this along with roasted garlic mashed potatoes but you can imagine the opportunities are endless!

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On top of that, this glaze works well with pork so get crafty with it!

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I definitely foresee a nice pork roast in my immediate future using this little gem as a base!

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Homemade Honey Mustard Barbecue Wings


So its been a couple of days…. we have already established that I am a slacker but that’s besides the point… I would like to introduce you all to a magnificent at home version of Honey Mustard Barbecue Wings! YAY!

When I make wings at home, I like to live life on the edge and make a couple of different kinds. With that being said, I made these the same night that I did the Homemade Teriyaki Chicken Wings. They were so amazing, and its nice not being limited to one type! I dont know about you but when I go out for wings with anyone, we HAVE to get a couple of different sauces, if not then a FEW different sauces… What can I say, I am a rebel.



1 Cup Ketchup

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

1/4 Cup Honey

2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard

1 Tbsp Cider Vinegar

1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

1 Pkg Chicken Wings

1 Green Onion; chopped


In a small bowl combine ketchup, brown sugar, honey, mustard, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce.


Whisk well to combine and be sure that the honey is not stuck to the bottom of the bowl.


Rinse and pat your wings dry then pour your sauce over the wings in a large bowl.


Toss well to evenly coat and chill in the fridge for an hour.


While you wait for your majestical chicken wings to get happy, snuggle your pup because just look at that face!


Also, try not to get your majestical mountain lion (aka kitty) upset… too late for this one…


Now that that’s settled, heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken (reserving barbecue sauce for later) and cook 5 minutes on one side. If the skillet is too hot, dont be afraid to reduce the heat accordingly.


Flip the wings and cook another 5 minutes.


Add the reserved barbecue sauce to the pan then cover and allow to cook another 7-8 minutes or until the chicken is cooked thoroughly.




Plate your wings and garnish with chopped green onions… then load up on napkins and get sauced!



Honey Mustard Crispy Chicken Salad

Happy Happy Thursday!!!!

I am going to be honest with you guy…. lets get on the same level here for a sec….

All day today has been a bit of an uphill battle.

With that being said, I am being lazy now that I am out of work and it is what it is.

Sorry, I am not sorry and you know why? Because everyone has these days once in a while… some less than others (and thankfully I am one of those) but still I am entitled to it and I am going to grab that bull by the horns and just ride it out.

(Warning… explicit moment here… if you dont want to see then please dont look at the meme below)


I am being lazy and not doing anything other than work on my super backed-up blogĀ  material, and I am determined to get at least 3 things out there for you guys today!

So how does this make me lazy exactly? Well I am not cooking…

I cleaned up a bit after work, changed into my yoga pants + comfy Bill F-ing Murray tee, light my candles for my darn ambiance (that part is crucial), and now have Pandora pumping out some sappy girly song with the likes of Birdy, Bon Iver, Jasmine Thompson, etc… well you get the point… I am in the zone. (I always did say I was a crazy cat lady… case in point)

Its just me tonight anyways so I will happily eat my feeling with some chips and dip… maybe make a beer bread to eat my dip with too but that entails getting up and doing something that equals procrastination and lets face it, if I procrastinate any longer, these will never see the light of day! (how was that for a run on sentence… #idowhatiwant)



Now that we have established my feelings and emotions for the day, let get down to the nitty gritty, shall we? I made a ginormous Honey Mustard Crispy Chicken Salad with the intentions of just eating it… What this means is that I just made it happen and wasn’t planning on using it for Spirits & Thyme. Well, it turned out a lot more majestic then I ever imagined! Thankfully I am one of those who takes pictures of everything they make and eat before shoving my face, so now it can grace us with its presence on the magical realm of the inter-web! YAY!




1/4 Cup Mayonnaise

1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard

1Tbsp Whole Grain Mustard

1 Tbsp Honey

1/2 Tbsp Lemon Juice

-Crispy Chicken-

4 Small Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

3 Tbsp Butter; melted

1/4 Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese

1/4 Cup Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs


Preheat oven to 400F and prep a small baking sheet with cooking spray.

Combine bread crumbs with parmesan cheese in a shallow bowl.

Dip each chicken breast into the melted butter then dredge them through the breadcrumb-cheese mixture.

Line up your little soldiers (chicken breast) on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until internal temp reaches 165F.

Meanwhile, as your little crispy chicken breast work on their magic in the oven, work on your dressing.

Combine the mayonnaise, dijon mustard, whole grain mustard, honey, and lemon juice in a small bowl and whisk well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Once your chicken is all happy happy, remove them from the oven and allow to cool a bit before serving (dont want to wilt your lettuce). Serve chicken over a bed of salad greens with a drizzle of Honey Mustard Dressing. Garnish with chopped green onions if desired.




Honey Roasted Parsnip


If you can recall, last year around this time I was on a ginormous parsnip kick…. I got to the point where I was roasting parsnip, frying parsnip, caramelizing parsnip, you name it- I did it. Well, one thing I did not try was HONEY and parsnip! Who knew there was more to learn about these magical little root vegetables??? CUE APPLAUSE! Yes, I made this tonight and must say that I was so shocked with how great it came out, AND all it took was 3 ingredients! This is now my newest favorite way to make roasted parsnip.



1 LB Parsnip

3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I used Terra Delyssa)

3 Tbsp Honey

Preheat oven to 475F.


Measure out your olive oil and honey and whisk together, then peel and trim the parsnips.


I cut each parsnip in half then sliced into little match stick sized pieces.


Place your parsnip into a greased casserole dish.


Drizzle with the olive oil and honey mixture…


Then toss well to coat evenly.


Bake at 475F for 15 minutes and gaze deeply into your glass of wine while pondering just how goof these little morsels will be…


Toss the parsnips around again then return to the oven for another 20 minutes or until tender and slightly golden at the ends.




See how easy that was? I hope you all get a chance to try this and if you are a fan of parsnips, please sound off in the comments below as to what your favorite parsnip recipe is! I would love to hear from you guys!