Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Oven Fried Chicken and Biscuits

This one comes from a good ole country cook who lives in Creal Springs, a tiny town here in southern Illinois. NORMA LINDSEY shared this delicious recipe in our COAL COUNTRY COOKIN' cookbook. She is the sister-in-law of one of my cousins and is known for her good southern-style cookin.

This is a simple recipe that is finger-licken good!

Try it and add it to your "comfort foods" file.


1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup flour
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 1/2- 3 lb. frying chicken, cut up
1 can biscuits
2 T. milk
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. garlic salt (or garlic powder if you'd rather)

Melt butter in 9x13" baking pan. Combine flour, salt, pepper and paprika in a paper or plastic bag. Shake to blend. Add meat 2-3 pieces at a time. Shake to coat. Place meat, skin side down in butter. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Turn meat. Sprinkle with salt and bake 15 minutes more. Move meat to one end of pan. Dip biscuits one at a time in milk, then Parmesan/garlic salt mixture. Place at other end of pan. Bake 15-20 minutes longer.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Glazed Carrots

A delicious versatile side-dish that's perfect for a weeknight meal, or add it to your holiday dinner menu.

Only 4 ingredients- what could be more simple?

Another food I have a hard time eating in moderation. (So, sue me ;)

1 (16 ounce) package baby carrots
1/2 cup butter
3 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup brown sugar


Place the carrots into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two.
Return the pot to the stove; reduce the heat to medium-low. Melt the butter in the pot. Stir in the honey and brown sugar; add the carrots and stir until evenly coated; cook another 5 minutes.

This makes a lot of juice, you may want to reduce the sauce just a bit, unless you're like me and know a good sauce when you taste one and choose just to savor the flavor!