Garlic Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

Recipe courtesy of Nikki Hollowell Gwin


*1/4 cup butter
* 6 chicken leg quarters, split into drumsticks and thighs
* 6 large Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into chunks
* 24 cloves garlic, unpeeled
* salt and ground black pepper to taste
* 1/4 cup maple syrup


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

2. Place the butter into a roasting pan, and melt in the oven. When butter is melted, swirl to coat the bottom of the roasting pan, and place the chicken drumsticks and thighs, potatoes, and unpeeled garlic cloves into the pan. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper; turn the chicken, potatoes, and garlic to coat with butter.

3. Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is no longer pink inside and the juices run clear, about 40 minutes, basting 3 times with pan drippings. Brush maple syrup over the chicken pieces, and spoon pan drippings over the potatoes.

4. Return to oven, and bake until the chicken and potatoes are tender and browned, about 20 more minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into a thick part of a thigh should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). To serve, squeeze garlic from the baked cloves, and spread the soft garlic over the chicken. Pour pan juices over chicken and potatoes.

Rotolini with Beef, Spaghetti Mushroom Sauce, Mozzarella, Parmesan and Italian seasoning

Recipe by: John J. Ashbaugh


1 pound hamburger
1 pound box of macaroni
1 quart jar of Ragu sauce ( any style unless you want to make your own sauce)
2 cup packet of Mozzarella cheese
1 tsp of Italian seasoning
Parmesans cheese


Brown the hamburger, drain the grease if you can
Cook the macaroni, (add about a tbls of butter or oil and ½ tsp of salt-the salt lowers the boiling point of the water) drain and wash
In a cake pan, Mix the macaroni and hamburger together, usually about ¾ lb of macaroni is enough
Stir in, then add the Ragu, stir in again, add mushrooms if you want
Put the mozzarella cheese over the entire pan
Sprinkle on the Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese
Cover and put in oven at 350 for 20-30 minutes