Oven Roasted Chicken


When your local store has a sale on whole chickens you should always buy a few to stock up.  Our local grocery store had whole chickens in February for .88 cents a pound.  That is a fabulous price so I grabbed 4 of them each around 5 lbs.  There is something about an oven roasted chicken that makes me feel that “homey” feeling.  The meat is moist, the smell in the house is wonderful and my family can’t wait to dig in.

Here is how I roast my chicken:

Place the chicken in an oven roasting pan

Rub the whole chicken with salt/pepper/ and garlic infused oil

Chop an onion and place it in the pan

Cover and put in the oven at 225 degrees for about 5 hours or until the juices run clear

The meat is so tender it literally falls apart. 

This will easily make 2 meals for our family of 4 (and my mother who is here having some right now).  Tonight we had chicken, gravy on noodles, and cranberry sauce.  Tomorrow I will make chicken and rice (another of their favorites) with the leftovers


Photobombed by Chance as he could not wait to grab the leg!!!


garlic oil, salt and pepper with onion in pan


No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Bars


I have been crazy busy and have totally neglected my family on sweets and dinners for that matter!!  The girl has basketball camp this week and needed a dessert for her lunch. These cereal bars are super easy and delish!!

This Recipe is from one of my favorite sites, Barefeet in the Kitchen .  Her website and facebook page, (facebook link) are always full of fabulous recipes and the best thing about her site is it’s “real” and she offers MANY Gluten Free options!!!  Please take a minute to visit her site as I know you will find something you like!!

These yummy chocolatey peanut butter bars are definitely a hit in our house and so easy.  I have made them in the past and added many different items such as: raisins, coconut flakes, peanuts, cherries (chopped), mini marshmallows, and M&M’s.

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Here is the recipe how I made them:    And the link to: Barefeet in the Kitchen’s printable recipe

No Bake Chocolate Cereal Bars
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter or almond butter
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups corn flakes

Combine the sugar, honey and peanut butter in a large glass bowl and microwave for about 2 minutes, stirring after every thirty seconds until it is smooth and liquefied. Add the chocolate and stir again until melted.  (If the chocolate doesn’t melt into the liquid completely, just warm it another 30 seconds and stir again.) Add the cereal and stir to coat completely.

Line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper and spray the parchment paper with cooking spray or lightly rub a little butter on it.

Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the pan. Chill in the refrigerator until firm, about 2-3 hours. Cut into strips and store in the refrigerator in an air tight container.

These won’t last long so don’t worry about how long they will keep!!