Roasted Chicken with Clementines & Garlic

At least once a week I roast a chicken.  It's easy, no stress cooking and my family loves it.  When the weather is nice, I roast on the grill but now that the temps have dropped, I have a fool proof oven method that delivers a juicy bird with crispy skin every time.   One of the things I love about roasting a chicken is that I can change up my recipe depending on  seasonal flavors....more
StephanieSD  you are so right Stephanie!  I use whatever "on the way out  veggies" I have in the ... more

Easy, Elegant Brunch: French Toast Bread Pudding

Hey friends!  Last week was totally, really crazy for my family.  Mr. A Southern Soul and I celebrated 24 years on Monday, woo hoo, then came the snow.  After that, came more snow, sleet and freezing rain.  My man had to travel, flying west in that intense weather and my sweet, young son celebrated his 13th birthday on Thursday.  There was added stress with computer problems and the possibility of power outages, so can I tell you... I was just about in overload! ...more
Thanks so much!  I hope you'll let me know how it turns out. xo, ~Donya more

Easy, Elegant Brunch: French Toast Bread Pudding

Hey friends!  Last week was totally, really crazy for my family.  Mr. A Southern Soul and I celebrated 24 years on Monday, woo hoo, then came the snow.  After that, came more snow, sleet and freezing rain.  My man had to travel, flying west in that intense weather and my sweet, young son celebrated his 13th birthday on Thursday.  There was added stress with computer problems and the possibility of power outages, so can I tell you... I was just about in overload! ...more
Well, Denise, if you've got to break a rule then doing so with this dish is the way to go!  It's ... more

Easy, Elegant Brunch: French Toast Bread Pudding

Hey friends!  Last week was totally, really crazy for my family.  Mr. A Southern Soul and I celebrated 24 years on Monday, woo hoo, then came the snow.  After that, came more snow, sleet and freezing rain.  My man had to travel, flying west in that intense weather and my sweet, young son celebrated his 13th birthday on Thursday.  There was added stress with computer problems and the possibility of power outages, so can I tell you... I was just about in overload! ...more
Yes Karen - challah would be great!  Let me know how it turns out. Thanks, ~Donya more

Easy, Elegant Brunch: French Toast Bread Pudding

Hey friends!  Last week was totally, really crazy for my family.  Mr. A Southern Soul and I celebrated 24 years on Monday, woo hoo, then came the snow.  After that, came more snow, sleet and freezing rain.  My man had to travel, flying west in that intense weather and my sweet, young son celebrated his 13th birthday on Thursday.  There was added stress with computer problems and the possibility of power outages, so can I tell you... I was just about in overload! ...more
Thanks so much for checking out my recipe!  It's so sweet, light & fluffy that your friends ... more

Eggs Over Crushed Potatoes

This past weekend our family had a great time being a little lazy, hanging out and just enjoying each other.  Our mornings were slow, easy and full of yummy food.  With the luxury of doing what I wanted, when I wanted, it was great to be creative and come up with a new breakfast dish....more
@wdolderer Thanks so much!  We are the same around here and love eggs.  Enjoy... more

Why You Should Cross-Post on BlogHer

Many bloggers dream about a fellow blogger with a much larger amount of traffic and authority on Google linking to their blog. Not only would new people find your writing, but it would raise your blog in status insofar as the Google game is concerned, getting it closer to front page search results. There is a way -- 100% in your control -- to make this happen; to make a bigger site with more traffic link to you. ...more
@A Southern Soul - I was not allowed access to the page that would help me with the feel ... more

Reuben Sliders | Slower Cooker Corned Beef

@Denise Thanks Denise!  We do too and this recipe worked out great.  I got 2 meals out of ... more

How to Cook Okra That Everyone Will Love: Fried Okra with Sea Salt

Okra--you either love it or hate it.  I just had to be blunt, because that's really how people feel.  For me, I am confessing right now, as a true Southerner, I only like it one way--summertime fresh and fried.  I don't want any thick batter or a big heavy crust and please, don't put sauce on it.  Now that I've gotten that off my chest, here's a few facts about that green pod that was voted "the most hated vegetable ever"... ...more
@pamelaz Thanks Pamelz!  Have a great summer, xo~Donya more

How to Cook Okra That Everyone Will Love: Fried Okra with Sea Salt

Okra--you either love it or hate it.  I just had to be blunt, because that's really how people feel.  For me, I am confessing right now, as a true Southerner, I only like it one way--summertime fresh and fried.  I don't want any thick batter or a big heavy crust and please, don't put sauce on it.  Now that I've gotten that off my chest, here's a few facts about that green pod that was voted "the most hated vegetable ever"... ...more
@Elisa Camahort Hey Elisa, you could always try it.  Don't know if you eat eggs but as an FYI, ... more