Southern Fried (Baked) Chicken ~ à la Blue Bloods

Bubba knows my weaknesses ~ 
cookbooks and “Blue Bloods!”  
 He surprised me with this 
great cookbook 
for Christmas and I could tell 
this "fried" baked chicken recipe 
would be a winner!

Southern cooks and barbecue pitmasters may want to skip right past this recipe, because it’s a bit of a Southern cooking sacrilege, per The Blue Bloods Cookbook.

Delicious ~ One-Skillet Italian Sausage Pasta!

The alluring temptation of a one-skillet meal, what cook can resist?

I’ve seen this recipe many times, many places, had the ingredients on hand, and plunged in.  The original has just 5 ingredients ~ I cooked it with 7 ~ added mushrooms and black pepper.

Heloise's Olive Pecan Spread and a Harsh Winter!

Tom Skilling is predicting lows of -22°, that’s 22° below 0°for tomorrow night, and -20° for Wednesday night-----windchill -42°!
He says the highs will be 3° Tuesday, -12° for Wednesday, and -2° Thursday.

We're having the harshest, coldest winter here in decades...

And to top it all of, we had another 6” of snow overnight! 

Just plowed!

The Best ~ Classic Chicken and Dumplings

This is an all-time favorite meal here at our house!  
And for good reason ~ 
it’s a delicious comfort dish for chilly snowy weather!

Chicken always gets top billing, but it’s the dumplings that sway people so easily.  There are a plethora of ways to make this dish, and this time I followed Paula Deen’s most of the way...

A Bourbon Good Luck Charm for the New Year

Celebration of New Years 
would be incomplete without 
a good luck charm of a cocktail like this!

Master Mixologist, Bobby G. Gleason, created this cocktail and I applauded the combination of Jim Beam and lemon from the first sip. 

You know,

nobody can ever

cook as good as

your Mama.

~ Paula Deen

You know, nobody can ever cook as good as your mama. Paula Deen
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Jules-Alexandre Grun

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