What a fun twist to just chicken…. make up cute little Cornish game hens on the BBQ. My oldest sister taught me the fun of the tiny chicken that packs a great flavor and easy to prep. They come in all sizes… tonight I had two rather large birds so I cleaned and halved them for four good servings.
These have been in the freezer for a while so I thawed in the fridge overnight and cleaned and split with cooking shears down the breast bone. Toss in some olive oil and garlic grilling seasonings and black pepper. Allow to sit at room temp for 20 minutes. I sear all sides on a HOT grill and then turn grill down to med (375-400 degrees) for 30 minutes. Leaving the skin side up to roast. as they roast slathering with sauce periodically. The espresso BBQ saucecreates a sweet glossy glaze, Light foil half way to 165 degrees.
Summertime I like to do as much cooking outside to keep the house cool from the summer heat. So adding a skillet of yellow potatoes with peppers and onion make a nice dancing partner on the plate for this evening meal. This one I even throw together after a long work day. Easy clean up.
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I was raised on a large farm in a small community of Long Shop, Virginia. Just a stones throw from Blacksburg, Va and a short drive to the WV boarder. I grew up appreciating Appalachia cooking with low budgets and home grown veggies. What honestly tastes better than a warm tomato out of the garden sliced fat with salt and pepper? Maybe a bowl of good brown pinto beans and cornbread. Or even better grilled trout fresh caught from the creek!
My childhood was a dream... and what has made my passion for food- sharing good meals with good friends and loved ones.
My food always has a story and always in sizes to share.
I now have begun a new adventure with my love Jason, and we created the Bellman and Concierge LLC and reopened the beautiful Oaks Victorian Inn. A childhood home I knew well growing up and now saving for many to enjoy as a Boutique Bed and Breakfast. Cooking for guests and sharing traditions. Come visit us at
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