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A southern girl & food blogger

As many of you know, I live in the vast and exciting city of Houston located in the heart of Texas. There are numerous of things I like and don’t like about life in the city. I love it that there are a lot of fun things to do here, so many that I can’t share all with you today because it would take forever. However, I will tell you my three most favorite attractions, they are watching the Houston Astros baseball team, checking out the variety of museums and shopping at The Galleria Mall.

What I dislike most about living in H-town is the crazy weather, especially when wintertime arrives, close to the Christmas season, because it never snows here. If we are fortunate, maybe every ten years! Although it can get chilly here, it only stays around for a few days and then it will get hot. If you ever have lived in Houston, then you understand what I’m talking about.

Now on to the recipe

Last Thursday I made Butternut Squash Alfredo Pasta, and I still had a quite bit of butternut squash cubes leftover. So on Sunday afternoon since it was a chilly, rainy and lazy day I decided to get creative in using the remaining of the squash and made my own recipe. The butternut squash is roasted in a garlic butter and honey glaze. It was delish! This recipe would make a great side dish to go along with your family’s weeknight dinner.

Garlic Butter Honey Roasted Butternut Squash

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb butternut squash, peeled and roughly cubed and or you can purchase the cubes in packages at a grocery store
2 Tbsps melted butter, salted or unsalted
3 dashes ground black pepper if desired
2 tsp finely chopped parsley leaves
2 Tbsps honey

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a 9×13 baking dish with foil or parchment paper. Set aside

Combine the butternut squash cubes, the melted butter, black pepper, parsley, and honey in a big bowl, then spread out the squash in a single even layer onto the previously prepared baking sheet. Roast for 30-45 minutes, or until the squash is fork-tender and lightly browned. Serve with chicken or pork chops.

Created By: Courtney Kennedy

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 Garlic Butter Honey Roasted Carrots 

Oh, my goodness sakes alive lol, I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is next week and Christmas is right around the corner. It’s ridiculously insane on how fast this year has gone.

Who’s looking forward to Turkey day? Lol, I know I am. It is also one of my favorite holidays. I know I’ve shared this with you before, but one of my favorite traditions is when my family and I take a week long vacation to Hot Springs, Arkansas. While I am there, I will be making my most-liked chili recipe called Cowboy Chili, bake Libby’s pumpkin pie, roast pecans and much more. I am super duper excited! 😀

Lol, so here’s how goofy I am 😀 I was intending on cooking this garlic-butter Honey Roasted Carrots recipe last week to go along with the Tex-Mex Chili Mac that I too made on the same night but then a little birdie knocked some thought into my brain and said “Courtney are you crazy? Chili mac and carrots don’t go well together”. Therefore I completely changed my mind and decided not to have a side dish that evening. Lol, to make this a short story I chose to prepare this dish yesterday as a late afternoon snack, and I too wanted to try it. They were not only delicious, but the garlicky-buttery and honey glaze gave the carrots a real nice sweet taste as well.

What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?

Brown Butter Garlic Honey Roasted Carrots Recipe

Ingredients:

4 Tbsp unsalted butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb baby carrots
1/4 tsp salt
3 dashes ground black pepper
1/2 Tbsp honey
1 tsp chopped thyme 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425F.

Heat up an oven-safe skillet and cook the butter over medium heat until it starts to form and turn into golden brown. Combine the garlic and quickly saute before adding the carrots. Stir a few times, then stir in the salt, black pepper, honey and thyme or parsley. Transfer the skillet and roast in the oven for fifteen-twenty minutes or until the carrots become tender. Serve immediately.

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Sweet Balsamic Green Beans

This post will be a bit long as I not only am going to tell you about last night’s side dish but I also would like to share with you some great news about a new contact that I received yesterday.

Green beans are one of my favorite vegetables. Although I don’t know why maybe it’s because they are my favorite color green lol. But, I do admit that I do not like eating tasteless green beans. I mean come on who does? Ha, well this Sweet Balsamic Green recipe is anything but bland. No seriously this dish tastes AMAZING!!! And here’s how?

The honey combines incredibly well with the balsamic vinegar and garlic. Delicious. This is a recipe you have to try. I know you will make it over and over again.

Sweet Balsamic Green Beans

INGREDIENTS

16 oz green beans, frozen
2 C. water
3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 
1 Tbsp honey 
1 Tbsp onion powder 
1 Tbsp garlic minced
3 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt 
1/2 tsp. pepper 

INSTRUCTIONS

In a medium pot boil water and cook the beans until they are tender about three-five minutes. Remove the beans from the heat and drain. Toss the beans back into the pot. Next, add the olive oil and the garlic. Cover and cook for three minutes stirring occasionally. Remove cover and add in vinegar, honey, onion powder, salt, and pepper on medium-low heat. Stir regularly for about five more minutes. Serve immediately.

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My new contact is called A Sharp Slice. The have a guide on all the different types of kitchen knives. Knives for cutting meat, fish, fruit, and vegetables. They also have articles on the various types of knife brands/sets. Then they have another section on their site about the different brands of food processors, blenders and knife sharpeners. Go to my links page to learn more about this excellent site.

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken

I cannot believe that the summer season is officially over. It’s ridiculous on how fast it flew by lol. However, the first day of fall is on Thursday and I am very excited about this fall/autumn, as it is not only one of my favorite seasons but I too am looking forward to sharing a bunch of fall recipes with you as well. 🙂 Although, since I do live in the state of Texas I do admit that it sometimes can be challenging to get into the fall mood lol because it’s still so hot during the month of September. 

So anyhow back to the original subject.

To properly finish the summer, I decided to use my grill pan to cook this Honey Mustard Chicken recipe. It’s so very yummy and relatively easy to prepare. I’m certain you and your family will love this dish.

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken

Ingredients

1 lb Chicken Breasts, Boneless
3 Tbsp. of Mayonnaise
⅓ C. Dijon Mustard
¼ C. Honey
1½ tsp. Soy Sauce or Bragg as a substitute (I will write a little article about the brand Bragg’s and add their website link to this post so you can learn more about them and where you can usually find it.)
1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice

Instructions

1. Combine together in a small mixing bowl the Dijon mustard, Honey, Soy Sauce, and Lemon juice. Spoon out three tablespoons of the Honey Mustard mixture and put it into a small plastic air tight container. Set aside. Next, place the chicken breasts into the marinade and let the chicken sit in the mixture for eight hours to overnight in the refrigerator.

2. Heat the grill and or grill pan to medium-low heat and cook the chicken for six-seven minutes each side or until juices run clear, and the chicken reaches 170 degrees. Sauce: Add three tablespoons of mayo to the reserved Honey Mustard Sauce and drizzle over chicken breasts. Enjoy! 😀

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Bragg is an all natural liquid and all-purpose seasoning. You can prepare it with pretty much anything from chicken to beef. My family loves to cook with it when we grill burgers. Click here to learn more about the brand. I also include a photo of the Bragg bottle to give you an idea of what to look for. They are usually located in the health food section and or with the salad dressings at your grocery store.

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