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

Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream cheese frosting on a carrot cake

This fluffy frosting goes great with Carrot Cake, Red Velvet Cake and cinnamon rolls.  Mmmmm…cinnamon rolls….  Lauriebell, snap out of it! Sorry about that.  The best part about this frosting is it has just a little touch of tang to bounce off its sweet sugary nature.  Only a few ingredients gets you a gorgeous frosting to coat your cake in a sacrine cloud! Continue reading

Best Ever Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting for a Good Cause

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

First off,  HAPPY LABOR DAY! I hope everyone in the States is having a lovely extra day off with family and friends.  I’m sure a few of you are making my No Hassle Burgers and Healthy Potato Salad.  Now here is your dessert!

Gobs of gooey sweet cream cheese frosting surrounds this moist carrot cake filled with lovely comforting spice. You know I love recipes that use up leftovers (those last two carrots in the bottom of your crisper) and are most likely already in your cupboard. Well this recipe takes care of both of those things plus it tastes like a bit of heaven and incidentally goes great with a glass of cava, you’ll see later. 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