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Lemon Roasted Potatoes

Lemon Roasted Potatoes

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Greek Lemon Roasted Potatoes
A while back I went to a Greek restaurant and had this lemony potato and chicken dish. The lemon was so unique to me at the time that every time I make anything Greek or Mediterranean I try to squeeze these in. Given that the price of lemons is out of control you should consider this side dish as a delicacy.

2 russet potatoes
1 cup of olive oil
5 lemons juiced
¼ cup of red onion minced
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tbs Oregano
Kosher Salt and Pepper
1/2 cup chicken stock

Mix your vinaigrette. Cut your potatoes. Use about 1 cup of the vinaigrette and pour over the cut potatoes in a glass dish. Roast in a 425 degree oven for about 45mins. Checking on them and turning them. Add a little chicken stock to keep from drying out.


Lonestar Lemon Drop Cocktail

Lonestar Lemon Drop Cocktail

Saw Paula’s Texas Lemon and picked up a bottle to make a lemon drop type cocktail. Since she and Tito are from Texas I decided to combine them both to make a lemon drop type cocktail.

2 oz Paula’s Texas Lemon
2 oz Tito’s Vodka (freezer stored)
1/2 lemon (juiced)

Combine and shake 40 times with some ice and garnish with sliced lemon.


Sweet Heat Chicken

Sweet Heat Chicken

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Sweet Heat Chicken
Powering through some yard bird this week so I am trying to change up the flavors. We love roasted brussels sprouts and I had a spicy sweet combo on them so decided to replicate the theme on the chicken.

2 chicken breasts
Olive oil and butter for roasting
3 tbs of honey
1 lemon
½ tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of cumin
2 tsp of paprika
1 tsp of “Slap ya Mama” or cayenne
1 jalapeno diced
1 poblano diced
5 green onions pureed

I marinated my breasts for 24hrs in a lemon, water, salt brine.   When ready to cook I took a foil lined sheet pan and took my marinated breast and covered them in the honey, spices, pureed onions and diced peppers. I cooked them in a 400 degree oven for about 40 mins until done (165 degrees).

Green Goddess Bibb Salad

Making your own dressings is super easy and I really think it makes a difference as you can enjoy the freshness and brightness of the flavors. This recipe is adapted from Ina Garten where I reduced the amount of lemon and punched up with some spice. Serving with buttery bibb lettuce and topping with roasted crispy bacon bits.

1 cup of Dukes Mayo
1 cup of Sour Cream
1 tbs anchovy paste
1 lemon (taste and add more if needed)
3 cloves minced garlic
1 bunch of green onions
1 cup of fresh basil
pinch of cayenne
dash of tabasco
Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste

Bibb lettuce
Diced Tomatoes
Crispy Roasted bacon

Place everything in a food processor and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust according to your taste. We quartered Bibb lettuce and drizzled with the dressing and topped with diced tomatoes and crispy roasted bacon.

Roasted Potato Salad

Roasted Potato Salad

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Roasted Potato Salad
Jill makes the best potato salad based upon a recipe from “The Peachtree Cookbook”. We like it hot so amp up the jalapeno and cayenne. My family had a get together and we almost choked out half the family.
This isn’t that recipe. Tonight I am grilling some chicken that has vinegar and mayo marinade with some spices. I had two Russet potatoes on hand so decided I would whip up a small batch potato salad but instead of boiling, I would go the roasted route.

2 Russet potatoes
4-7 green onions (diced both whites and greens)
Handful of pickled jalapenos
3-4 tbs of Dukes mayo
1 tsp of Dijon mustard
3 dashes of Tabasco
Juice from half a lemon
Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste

Dice up the potatoes (skin on) into edible same sized cubes. Roast them in a 400 degree oven for about 40-55 mins. Turn every 15 mins or so.

Mix everything else in a bowl and combine. When the potatoes are done to your satisfaction, pull them out and let them rest until cool. Mix it all together and then season to your taste.

Ginger sour cocktail with moonshine cherry

Ginger Sour Cocktail


Tonight we had our korean steak saam which had ginger in it so we naturally wanted to use somehow. We grabbed a couple of limes and a lemon and then noticed our moonshine cherries and thought it would all blend well with some Fentiman’s Ginger Beer.

2 cocktails
6 oz of Titos Vodka
1 Fentiman’s Ginger Beer
1 lemon
2 limes
2 tbs of grated ginger (used jarred)
2 Ole Smoky’s Moonshine Cheeries
pinch of salt

I juiced the lemons and lime and muddled in the moonshine cherry, ginger and vodka. Top it with ginger beer and ice.

Summer Splash Cocktail

Summer Splash Cocktail

Trying to come up with a cocktail that included basil and vodka. Was leaning towards the Gimlet but needed more volume so added some Dr. Brown’s Cel Ray soda.

6 oz Titos Vodka
6 bruised leaves of Basil
Juice of two lemons
1 Dr Brown Cel-Ray Soda

Muddle, mix and top with Cel-Ray.