Simple Roasted Chicken

Santa brought me a shiny new convection oven for Christmas, and I finally got around to reading the instruction booklet. I decided to make one of my favorite meals and it turned out perfectly! If you’re making this in a conventional oven  preheat to 425. Also, check your chicken for doneness at the end of our prescribed roasting time,  if you need to return it to the oven, do so in 15 minute increments.

Serve this roasted chicken up with root veggies and potatoes or your favorite side.  Left overs make perfect sandwich fare!



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s'mores presley

Homemade Marshmallow S’mores Presley

  My cousin Dale recently catered an event where his clients were HUGE Elvis Presley fans, and ever the BOSS, Dale chose to make the dessert for that party a throwback to Elvis. And OMG I might have died a little when I saw this delicousness on facebook! Of course after I asked him for… 

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Red Beans And Rice

Red Beans and Rice is  one of our favorite recipes when the weather starts to cool. This is one my ‘ seat of the pants’ recipes so feel free to adjust to your own personal tastes. This one is guaranteed to be one of your favorites too.  You won’t need to ‘guard’ the stove as… 

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Biscoff Blondies

Biscoff Spread Blondies

 I fell in love with Biscoff Cookies, it seems a life time ago, and when I started seeing them in our local Kroger, and it was like seeing an old friend! I started bringing them home in small quantities and noticed they were disappearing quickly! Turns out my family is as big a fan as… 

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lime granita

Lime Granita {limòn granita}

This lime granita is so easy to make you’re going to want to make it today!  All you need is a jelly roll cake pan (you probably have one in your larder), about 12-14 large limes , (if you want to make key lime granita, you’re going to need a couple of bags of them)… 

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mango tango salsa

Mango Salsa

This bright mango salsa is the perfect accompaniment to  fish, chicken or even a surprise salsa accompaniment to seafood tacos or other Tex-mex meals. Its become an all round favorite in these parts. And what’s not to love? Fresh mango, Vidalia onions and cilantro!  If you love  avocado like I do, you can even chop… 

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DIY Suds & Babies

  Let me offer you the easiest, least expensive DIY Suds you can make right there in your kitchen or laundry room and all for about a $10 initial investment.  If you haven’t heard yet (and why haven’t you), we have identical twin grandsons on the way!  And I’m pulling out all the stops for… 

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garlic recipes

Off The Rack: Recipes With Garlic

It’s time to bust out your rack again…your spice rack.  This week we are exploring the savory and delicious world of garlic.  Isn’t garlic one of everyone’s favorite spices?  In addition to being delicious it wards off the evil vampires…right?  Now it’s time to take that spice off the rack and make these simple recipes with… 

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cinnamon recipes

Off The Rack: Recipes With Cinnamon

When was the last time you explored your rack; your spice rack that is?  It is full of flavor, ideas, and YUM!  I am going to start taking a spice “off the rack” and sharing recipes that use that spice.  Maybe you will find a few good ideas you never thought of.  I know I found a… 

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ham casserole

Creamy Ham Casserole

Ham is a year round Southern Favorite. And a Creamy Ham Casserole is no execption !  With Easter around the corner you’re likely going to be looking for ways to use all that left over ham and this recipe is sure to please! Its never too early to plan!   If you’re looking for the… 

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st. patrick's day desserts

St. Patrick’s Day Desserts

Are you Irish, or do you just like to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?  I, for one, look forward to making a savory Irish dinner with warm Irish soda bread each St. Patrick’s Day.  But one cannot live on dinner alone…dessert recipes are a must.  You just need to have some sweet treats to end (or begin) the day. … 

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