Black Tea Leaf Oven Smoked Chicken

Hello everyone and welcome,

I’d been promising my daughter’s that we would visit a local organic farm. They have been learning the importance of eating organic and supporting local organic farmers.  Saturday morning I got the family up nice and earlier and we headed out. The family run farm we visited was so beautiful.

The animals were so clean and well cared for, truly stunning. We got a tour and learned all about their organic farming process. I was truly impressed. Next, it was off to shop. This farm specializes in organic meat and eggs. So I picked up a few whole chickens and a couple dozen pasteurized eggs. All I can say is I am sold. The eggs are the freshest I’ve had since I was a child and the chicken is absolutely amazing. It brought back memories of visiting my grandmother in the country as a little girl.

My next mission is to find a local organic farm that sells fruit and vegetables. All in all visiting the farm was a success and the entire family enjoyed the experience and I can’t wait to try other things.
So now let’s dive right into making this Tea Leaf Oven Smoked Roasted Chicken.


1 Organic Whole Chicken
1/2 tsp of organic black pepper, cumin, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder & sea salt
1/4 tsp  organic dried rosemary, sage & thyme
2 organic tea bags of choice
1 Tbsp organic brown sugar
1 Tbsp of organic AP flour
1 Tbsp of Grapeseed Oil
2 Cloves of fresh organic garlic peeled and cut into pieces
1/2 of a medium organic yellow onion cut into pieces
Parchment paper
Aluminum Foil
Cooking rack


Pre-heat oven to 375°

Thoroughly clean and dry chicken.

Line a baking sheet tray with parchment paper.

Cut your tea bag’s open and pour in the center of the parchment lined baking tray along with the brown sugar and flour. Mix to get everything evenly mixed and spread out across the sheet.

Place your cooking rack on top of the mixture.
In a bowl combine all of your seasonings.

Place your cut onion and garlic into the cavity.

Pour your Grapeseed oil onto the skin of the chicken add seasoning inside the cavity and all over the skin.

Place chicken on the cooking rack, cover with foil.
Cook for 1 hour with foil, remove the foil and let it continue to cook for an hour.

Your house is going to smell amazing. Your chicken will be juicy on the inside and have a crispy skin.


I served this with kale that I made in the crockpot, which was simply amazing, very reminiscent of Whole Foods delicious kale from the hot bar……recipe for this can be found here.


I hope you will give this recipe a try and enjoy it as much as my family and I do.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

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Enjoy & Until Next Time,



Easy Individual Chicken Pot Pie

Hello Everyone and Welcome,



I have decided to try and share more recipes that are easy for our busy lives. There is nothing like a quick, easy and tasty home cooked meal.  My craving for comfort food is what prompted me to experiment with this dish. Since this dish got the family seal of  approval. I had to share. So let’s dive into this recipe.

This recipe serves 4


2 Boneless organic Chicken Breast

1 Pie Crust

1 (12 oz.) Bag of Organic Mix Vegetables

1/2 C Organic Frozen Onions & Peppers

2 tsp of grape seed oil ( or oil of choice)

4 TBS of Butter

1/2 C  organic Flour

1 1/2 C organic Chicken Stock ( try my DIY Version here)

Seasonings ( Pink Himalayan Salt, Black Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Basil, Thyme)


Preheat oven to 425°

Season your chicken on both sides with (salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder)

Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through. Once done dice into bite size chunks and set aside.

In a pot on medium heat add oil, mixed veggies, peppers and onions and (pinch of salt, 1/4 tsp of black pepper, onion, and garlic powder.) Cook/Stir until just tender.  Now add butter, flour, and chicken broth. Stir to evenly incorporate.  Next add ( pinch of salt, 1/2 tsp of black pepper, basil, thyme, basil & garlic powder.) Stir to evenly distribute. Remove from the heat and add your chicken.  Mix to evenly distribute.

Once your mixture has cooled a bit……about 5 minutes.  It’s time to add it into your ramekins.  Once you have your ramekins filled it’s time to top with your pie crust.

Take a bowl a little larger than your ramekins and use it to cut out four pot pie crust.

* This is optional use a small cookie cutter in the center of your pot pie crust and make a cut-out.

Or simply score the pie crust after you place them on top of your ramekins.

Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 375° turning half way through the cooking cycle.


We really love this dish in my household and I hope you and your family will too!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

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Enjoy & Until Next Time,


Sweet Potato & Cinnamon Biscuits

Hello everyone and welcome,

Today, I am sharing my latest kitchen experiment.


I was craving biscuits but wanted to do something a little different from my traditional biscuit recipe. So I decided to give sweet potato biscuits with a hint of cinnamon a try. This recipe was taste tested by my family and a few friends and everyone was surprised by how much they liked it…….especially my daughter’s since they are not huge sweet potato fan’s. Since the recipe was such a success I had to share it.

So let’s just dive on in.


1 1/2 C of organic sweet potato purée
(I used Japanese Sweet Potatoes, it’s what I had on hand).
3 1/2 C organic AP flour
3 tsp organic brown sugar (DIY recipe here)
5 TBS Organic Vegetable Shortening
1/4 tsp Pink Himalayan salt
2 TBS baking soda
1 tsp organic cinnamon (optional)


* I used a food processor but you can totally do this by hand.

For the Sweet Potato Purée:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease the skin of the sweet potatoes. Cut sweet potatoes in half and place cut side down on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, until centers are cooked through. Allow to cool and scoop the sweet potatoes out of the skin. Place cooked sweet potatoes into a food processor or blender and blend until you have a smooth pureed consistency. Transfer to a medium bowl and set aside.



Preheat oven to 425°

In your food processor add flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and brown sugar (pulse for 30 seconds).

Now add your sweet potato, vegetable shortening, and milk (pulse for 30 seconds). It will look crumbly. This is the texture we need. We don’t want to over mix.

Knead on a lightly floured surface about 6 times. Use your rolling pin and rolled the dough until it’s about 1/2″ thick. Cut using a cup or biscuit cutter. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake for 15-20 minutes. Allow them to cool and enjoy!


I hope you will give this recipe a try and enjoy it as much as my family, friends and I do.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

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Until Next Time,



Get off my Lawn!

Looking for a good laugh and love basketball………then this post is just for you!

The Couch Sports

Big men taking charges,


Everyone is flopping,

What’s happening to my beloved NBA?

When European players entered the NBA, and I mean in real force, back in the mid 90’s — to the early 2000’s, you could see a change. Some positive — such as spacing, an emphasis on bigs who could shoot, versatility with the pick and pop.

Unfortunately for those from that side of the globe they were labeled soft, mainly because of a single trait that infected the league —flopping. 

Flopping is like finding a loophole that gets you out of a jam, then suddenly, everyone exploits that same loophole for their personal gain. I feel a sense of embarrassment every time I see players do it. The funniest part, is witnessing players act tough, as though they  want to fight, 2 minutes after going down like they were hit by a sniper round.

 I can’t even blame the new generation (you’re off the…

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Let’s Party – Sharing is Caring Exchange

Share your blog and what you blog about…..courtesy of The Recipe Hunter!

The Recipe Hunter


Only ONE of the Kittens escaped!  Yes, I mean only ONE!
As you can see, we have TWO  ……….

This will be ONE of our new MONTHLY Events !!

rules of the game

  • Leave me a note in the comments and let me know the theme of your blog.  This way I can visit your blog and connect with you.
  • Also share a link to your most FAVORITE post or even just a recent post.  How else will I know what you’re up to and have going on your blog!  
  • Please, please, please:  Come back, check out the other bloggers, their stories and links, and visit and connect with as many as you can. Get to know your fellow bloggers around the Globe. Get your blog out there so we can exchange ideas and support each other!


  • Last but not least: Please feel free to share/reblog this post, and let the rest of the…

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10 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You

Jay Colby

The way you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible for you, determines everything that happens to you. When you change the quality of your thinking, you change the quality of your life, sometimes instantly. We all know that this is better said than done because some days we all need a little pick-me-up. We all need a dose of motivation from time to time and today I will share ten motivational quotes that can inspire anyone for any aspect of life. Read on and remind yourself of the amazing things that are in store for you (or forward them on to a friend in need of a boost). Then, go forward, and continue striving for greatness.

  1. “People, Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change The World, Are The Ones Who Do.”

  1. “We Generate Fears While We Sit. We Overcome Them…

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6 Proven Diatomaceous Earth Uses and Benefits – Dr. Axe

Hello everyone and welcome,

When I really love something I just have to share it with you! My family and I have been using diatomaceous earth on and off for over 10 years. My children love this stuff and thank goodness because it has so many benefits. Find out just what Diatomaceous Earth (Food Grade) is and all that it can do, courtesy of Dr. Axe!