Saturday, June 30, 2012

Blueberry Rice and Chicken

It's summer ya'll and time to eat some good ole' juicy blueberries. One of my favorite summertime dish is blueberry rice with chicken. Yummy in your tummy ya'll!

4 boneless, skinless medium chicken breasts
2 cups cooked white, brown, or wild rice
1 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed
4 teaspoons Feta cheese
seasoning to taste

Preheat oven to 325 degrees,baked chicken breasts about 30 minutes or until juice runs clear
While chicken is baking,prepare rice according to pkg. directions
Remove chicken from oven, cut each breast into four strips, mix rice and blueberries together, place 1/2 cup rice mixture on plate, place chicken strips on top, garnish with a few blueberries and 1 teaspoon Feta cheese

Serves 4

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Farmers Market Friday

Farmers Market Friday


As a new food blogger I love finding food blogs with yummy in your tummy food. One thing I've noticed is a lot of bloggers spotlight their local farmers market. To me being from the South it's important to eat fresh from the farm veggies and fruits.

Every Friday I am going to host a link up party so ya'll can link up your farmers market finds and recipes.

I only have 4 rules:
  1. Follow Granny's Down Home Southern Cooking via GFC
  2. Link up your farmers market finds and recipes only please
  3. Place the button on your site or post
  4. Show other bloggers some comment love
Now let's party ya'll!

Monday, June 25, 2012

FoodBlogSouth 2013 registration is open!

FoodBlogSouth 2013 registration is open!

The conference will be held on January 26, 2013, at Rosewood Hall in Homewood, Ala. (It’s right next to Birmingham.) The keynote speaker is J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, chief creative officer at Serious Eats.

FoodBlogSouth benefits the Desert Island Supply Co., a non-profit writing center for children and teens in the Birmingham area.

You’ll want to get in on registration early, and not just because space is limited: Sign up before Labor Day and you’ll save $50 off the regular price of $175! Just go to for more details and to register. And don’t forget to follow them on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and sign up for their mailing list to get the latest details as they announce them.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sweet Southern Berry Berry Chicken Salad

It's berry season in the South ya'll!  With all those mouth watering, yummy in the tummy berries just bursting with juicy flavor I couldn't wait to try a new recipe.

For this recipe I use all the summer berries. I combine blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries with spring mix and chicken breast to create a quick and easy summer salad.

1 small  pkg. spring mix-
1/4 cup fresh blueberries
1/4 cup fresh raspberries
1/4 cup fresh blackberries
1/4 cup fresh strawberries, quartered
1-2 medium boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 1/2 cup raspberry vinaigrette

Rinse spring mix and berries before using.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees

Marinate chicken breasts in 1 cup raspberry vinaigrette about 2-3 hours in plastic zipper bag. Discard marinate before cooking

Bake marinated chicken in oven until juice runs clear. About 25-30 minutes.
While chicken is baking , combine berries and spring mix in serving bowl. Add 1/2 cup raspberry vinaigrette, toss well.
Place chicken breasts in refrigerator until cool enough to work with. Chop into bite size pieces, add to salad mixture, sprinkle a little ground pepper to taste.

Enjoy this cool, refreshing salad with a tall glass of sweet iced tea and your tummy will be saying yummy ya'll.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Well Ya'll I Received My First Blog Award

I'm tickled silly ya'll. Dana over at Simply You and Me gave this great award. Thanks Dana. Be sure to stop by ya'll and check out her great blog.

Now to receive this award I must do 7 things:

  1. Thank the Blogger who nominated you
  2. Include a link to their site
  3. Include the award image in your post
  4. Give 7 random facts about yourself
  5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award
  6. When nominating, include a link to their site
  7. Let the other bloggers know they've been nominated.  
Numbers 1-3 done.
Here is number 4: 7 random facts about myself.
1. I'm left handed
2. I became a grandmother for the first time at 43
3. I'm afraid of escalators
4. I'm a published writer
5. I sing in the shower
6. I won't eat veal
7. I love salt water taffy from the Oregon Coast

Now for the nominees:
1. The Better Baker
2. Simple Living with Diane Balch
3. Pint Sized Baker
4. Peanut Butter and Peppers
5. D J's Sugar Shack
6. All is Amazing
7. Debz Delicious Meals
8. Pattycakes in the Kitchen
9. Flavors by Four
10. The Lovely Pantry
11. Kitty's Kozy Kitchen
12. Words Of Deliciousness

Please stop by and give a congrat's to these great bloggers ya'll!