Crispy Roasted Chicken Recipe

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Chicken has been on sale at most stores so this is a perfect time to try this recipe! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! This week, I had lunch out with my friends.  We ate at a local restaurant that serves the moistest, most tender, classic Southern fried chicken.  I really wish I could fry chicken like my grandmother did.  She would soak the chicken in buttermilk and then coat it with a magical seasoned flour that I can’t seem to ...

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Cooking with Connie- French Toast and Fruit Salad

Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! We have had quite a bit of snow lately.  And, each time the weatherman says, "snow is coming," everyone dashes to the store to stock up on milk, eggs, and bread.  Why is that?  Does everyone hear "snow" and have an immediate craving for French toast?  I love French toast, but I don't just serve this treat for breakfast.  My kids absolutely love having breakfast for supper.  And, let’s face it, sometimes ...

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Game Day Chili Recipe

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Super Bowl is this Sunday AND we have a big, fat snowstorm going on. So, warm, comfort food is on the menu. Chili can be easily made in your slow cooker and then served three different ways. Make a big pot of chili and warm up with this homey soup after being out in the snow. Then, use the leftovers to make nachos and chili dogs for the big game. Once you’ve eaten the chili as a soup, take the lid off the slow cooker and leave it on “low”. The chili will cook down and thicken as the liquid ...

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Cooking with Connie: Salisbury Steak

Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Steak on a Hamburger Budget For many families, ground beef is a favorite.  It’s quick to prepare, quite versatile, and can be inexpensive.  For the most part, ground beef is a kid-friendly meat that can be the center of many classic meals: cheeseburgers, spaghetti & meat sauce, tacos, just to name a few. Salisbury Steak is an oldie-but-goody, ground beef dish that is making a comeback. This dish was ...

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Cooking with Connie: Mexican Pork Roast

Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Below she has fabulous tips for using a slow cooker. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! I love a good and easy slow cooker meal.  It's the perfect supper for busy families who need a quick-to-serve meal or a meal that will be eaten in shifts.  I'm always trying different recipes in my slow cooker.  Many recipes can be cooked in the slow cooker with just a few alterations to the original recipe.  When trying a stove top or oven recipe in ...

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Cooking with Connie: Pork Chops in Wine Sauce

Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! I was plundering around in my pantry and found a partial bag of herb-flavored stuffing mix left over from Thanksgiving.  I knew that it would go stale if I didn’t use it soon, and I needed a quick stove top recipe for supper.  So, I came up with Pork Chops in Wine Sauce.  It’s a variation of a dish Paula Deen serves in her restaurant, “The Lady & Sons”.  I chose to use 1/2-inch boneless pork chops ...

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Cooking with Connie: Sausage Rice Pilaf

The following recipe is brought to you by Connie! Make sure to check out additional recipes by Connie at her blog Cook With Connie. When I was young, my mother and grandmother would can sausage. Some of you may not know what that means, but it is a way of preserving meat that few people do anymore. Just like canning vegetables and preserving fruits as jams and jellies, my family would can pork tenderloin and sage sausage. The meats were thoroughly cooked, processed in mason jars, and stored in ...

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Cooking with Connie: Cranberry Cornbread Pork Chops

Thanksgiving is over, and we are all enjoying the smorgasbord that is Thanksgiving leftovers.  It is easy to figure out what to do with the juicy, delicious turkey...sandwiches, casseroles, soups, lots of possibilities.  But, what about those side dishes?  Sweet potatoes can become biscuits, waffles, pancakes, cornbread, pie and soup.  In our house, the pies are gobbled up; but most of the traditional pies freeze well for up to 1 month.  Pre-slice before freezing; wrap in waxed paper and store ...

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Cooking with Connie: Thanksgiving Leftover Makeovers

Next week is Thanksgiving, so all the foods on my mind right now are the classics: roasted turkey, cornbread stuffing, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce, green beans, corn pudding, pumpkin pie.  Every family has its own traditional Thanksgiving menu and one thing is for sure; no matter what classics you serve...you will have leftovers!  Each year, I try to create a new and unique dish out of Thanksgiving leftovers.  This year, I’m trying my hand at chipotle sweet potato biscuits, and I’ll ...

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