What seems to be almost a lifetime ago is when we ventured out to the beautiful island of Maui for a relaxing getaway from life’s stresses. One of my favorite things during this trip was the smell of the flower encumbered air when you got off the plane that instantly put you into the “relax” mode –– ahhhhhhh. To this day, it was the most relaxing trip I’ve ever had. We did manage to do a few tourist-y things such as a luau, sipping a few umbrella drinks, and getting our leis on but most of the trip was spent at the beach with a picnic for the entire day. The majority of these picnics consisted of fresh island fruits, a bag of chips or crackers, a few beverages, and some good ole fried chicken. Since this time of my life, I always seem to get a hankerin’ for some crispy legs during the hot season. This week I opted out of the traditional frying method and went for a crispy baked version. Stocking up on my farmers market jalapeños –– which freeze very well by the way –– and tossing the chicken in with some fresh and creamy buttermilk gives this Crispy Baked Jalapeño Buttermilk Chicken a lot of flavor. We ate these hot-out-of-the-oven for dinner the first night but I have to say they made for a pretty, gosh darn, great lunch the next day.