Spicy Lemon Chicken

Recipe by Carter Snead

1 chicken, cut up

You'll need two batches of marinade so double quantities of ingredients below:
1/2 cup lemon juice (from 3 lemons)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp salt


Combine and whisk marinade ingredients. Pour over chicken. Marinate from 3-4 hours... turning every 20-30 min or as you can.
Before cooking, discard original marinade. Make a new fresh batch of the same marinade.
Season chicken with salt and pepper
Place in oven preheated to 400 degrees. After about 10 min. spoon freshly made marinade over chicken and continuing basting with additional marinade and juices every 20 minutes. Chicken is usually done in about an hour.

Creamy Italian Salad Dressing


1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 small onion
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon white sugar 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Chopped fresh dill, or chives *optional*


1. In a blender or food processor, combine mayonnaise, onion, vinegar, and sugar.
Season with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth

Slow Cooker Stuffed Cabbage


12 leaves cabbage
1 cup cooked white rice
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup minced onion
1 pound extra-lean ground beef 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 1/4 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Boil cabbage leaves 2 minutes; drain.
2. In large bowl, combine 1 cup cooked rice, egg, milk, onion, ground beef, salt,
and pepper. Place about 1/4 cup of meat mixture in center of each cabbage leaf,
and roll up, tucking in ends. Place rolls in slow cooker.
3. In a small bowl, mix together tomato sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice, and
Worcestershire sauce. Pour over cabbage rolls.
4. Cover, and cook on Low 8 to 9 hour

Elisabetta's Paprika Chicken


4 Boneless skinless Chicken Breasts
4 Large Sweet Yellow Onions
1 Large Red Pepper
4 cloves of Garlic chopped
4 TBS Sweet or Smoked Paprika
Salt and Pepper
4 TBS Extra Virgin Olive Oil
¾ cup White Wine
½ cup Chicken Broth


Slice the Onions and Pepper into strips. Cut Chicken breasts into small chunks. Sprinkle with 3 TBS of the Paprika and mix to coat completely. In a large skillet, add 3 TBS of the EVOO until hot and add garlic. Cook until slightly golden, add in Chicken. Cook until lightly browned and remove from pan. Add in the last TBS of EVOO and add in the Peppers and Onions, sprinkle the rest of the Paprika, and season to taste with Salt and Pepperr. Cook until lightly browned and still slightly crispy. Add in the Chicken, White Wine and Chicken Broth and let simmer and bubble for about 10-15 minutes to reduce and boil out the alcohol. Serve over white rice.

Chicken Parmesan

1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 Cups Homemade Italian Pasta Sauce (with basil & garlic preferably)
8 Chicken Cutlets
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
3 tablespoon water
3/4 cup Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs
1 8oz bag of shredded Mozzarella
Freshly grated Parmesan
Fresh Basil leaves for garnish
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Put the flour in a shallow platter and season with a fair amount of salt and pepper; mix with a fork to distribute evenly. In a wide bowl, combine the eggs and water, beat until frothy. Put the bread crumbs on a plate, season with salt and pepper.

Heat 4 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high flame in a large skillet. Lightly dredge both sides of the chicken cutlets in the seasoned flour, and then dip them in the egg wash to coat completely, letting the excess drip off, then dredge in the bread crumbs. When the oil is nice and hot, add the cutlets and fry for 4 minutes on each side until golden and crusty, turning once. Place on paper towels to absorb oil.

Place cutlets into a shallow bake dish that has been drizzled with a little EVOO.

Ladle the tomato sauce over the chicken and sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan. Bake at 375 degrees until cheese is brown and bubbly (about 20 mins or so).

Top with Fresh Basil leaves. Serve hot with spaghetti.

Selma's Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Ham


4 lbs of fully-cooked boneless ham.
12 oz (1 can) of lemon-lime soda.
¼ cup of honey.
½ teaspoon of mustard.
½ teaspoon of ground cloves.
¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon.


Place the ham and soda into the crockpot. If your pot has a rack, you can use it.
Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

30 minutes before serving, combine the remaining ingredients, including 3 tablespoons of drippings from bottom of crock pot. Spread the glaze over ham and continue heating.

Allow the ham to stand for 15 minutes before serving.

Franny's Fresh Lemonade


1 3/4 cups white sugar
8 cups water
1 1/2 cups lemon juice.


In a saucepan put sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to boil and stir until sugar dissolves. Allow to cool room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until chilled. remove
seeds from juice, leave pulp, stir in chilled syrup, lemon juice and remaining 7
cups water.