Roasted Chicken with Herb Butter, Roasted Vegetables and Giblet Gravy

Roast whole chicken with herb butter, giblet gravy and vegetables.

I wish this blog was in smell-o-vision because this roasted whole chicken smells magical.  The flesh of this succulent “yard bird” is perfectly flavored by the lush herb butter.  When teamed with roasted vegetables and homemade giblet gravy, you have a perfect Sunday roast to serve to your family and friends.

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Recipe Round-up: “Are you ready for some football” Recipes

Recipe Round-up: "Are you ready for some football" Recipes by Lauriebell's Bakery & Cafe

So last night kicked off the NFL season and with it comes some truely scumptious beer soaked, cheese covered, buffalo dipped recipes.  You don’t show up to a game Day  or tailgating party and enjoy a crunchy bite of crudité, you fill your tummy with deep fried turkey, chicken wings and cheese dip.  So kick-up your feet and check out this week’s best football game day recipes. Continue reading

Flavorful Roasted Sweet Potatoes – BLW Recipe

Baby led weaning recipe for roasted sweet potatoes

This recipe can only barely be called a recipe as it is so easy.  It’s a great way to introduce more flavor to your baby’s foods without adding salt.  This is not just a recipe for your children, I had to make two batches of these as the first batch I ate right out of the dish while standing at the counter.  So good! Continue reading

Recipe Round-up: Tomatoes

Summer is peaking and tomatoes are bursting off their vines.  I love the smell of a ripe tomato that’s been sitting in the sun.  Just cut me a wedge, sprinkle with some sea salt or dip in a bit of homemade vinaigrette and I am happier than a puppy getting his belly rubbed.  Funny thing is that I hated raw tomatoes until I was nearly sixteen.  All that joy I was missing.  Luckily my taste buds grew up! Below I’ve compiled a list of some of the best tomato recipes out this week.  Some simple, some a bit more complex, all deliciou Continue reading

Zesty Tomato Caponata – Bonus recipe!

This is a bonus recipe from August Guest Blogger, Valerie Catullo, “Growing up, wastefulness was considered the eighth deadly sin. Never throw out something you can use again or in a new and different way. While making the Lemony Tomato Basil Soup I just couldn’t bring myself to throw away the leftover mushy tomato-root veggie mixture. After a few experiments I came up with this zesty caponata that mirrors the flavors in the soup – only now in a spread! Put it on sandwiches, over fish, or our personal favorite – as a sauce over zucchini noodles. Enjoy!” Continue reading