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Recipe of the Day- Baked Chicken w/Private Selection Bold & Savory Poultry Seasoning

Ingredients
Whole chicken or chicken pieces of your choice
Kroger Private Selection Bold and Savory Poultry seasoning
Vegetable Oil

Directions
* Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
* Wash and pat whole chicken or chicken pieces dry
*Coat chicken in vegetable oil on both sides
*Sprinkle Bold and Savory Poultry Seasoning on both sides of chicken. 
(I like to cover my chicken pieces completely with the seasoning.)
*Bake at 350 for about 45 uncovered
*Turn heat up to 375 the remaining cooking time to crisp skin, 

Let chicken rest and enjoy!




Recipe of the Day- Oven Roasted Potatoes





Ingredients
6-8 red potatoes
1 large yellow onion
salt
pepper
parsley flakes
garlic powder
flour
vegetable oil

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Roughly chop potatoes and leave the skins on.
3.Roughly chop onion.
4. Combine potatoes and onions in a bowl and season to taste with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
5.Sprinkle flour lightly over potatoes and onions evenly.
6.Coat bottom of baking pan with vegetable oil thoroughly.
7.Place potatoes and onions in baking pan and make sure vegetable oil coats each piece evenly.
8.Sprinkle parsley flakes on potatoes and bake 30-45 minutes.

This dish pairs perfectly with steak, baked chicken, or is great as a snack on it's own!


New Year's Day Food Traditions

Happy New Year! I gladly welcome 2016 and all the fashion, family, fun, and food that it may bring. Speaking of food, I have always wondered where the tradition of black eye peas on New Year's day originated. I did a bit of research and found the answer to that question and more food traditions for New Year's day. 





GRAPES
In Spain 12 grapes are eaten at midnight, one for every strike of the cloak at midnight. Each grape represents a different month. If any grape to be found to be particularly sweet or sour, it is said that the month corresponding with that grape will be good or bad for the eater. 










Noodles
In many Asian countries, long noodles are eaten on New Year's Day in order to bring a long life. One catch: You can't break the noodle before it is all in your mouth.














Pomegranates
Pomegranates represent good luck in Turkey. Their red color represents the human heart, life and fertility. The round seeds represent prosperity.







Greens
Green leafy veggies  including kale, collards, and cabbage are eaten on New Year’s Day because of their color and appearance, which resembles paper cash. Tradition states the more you eat, the more prosperous you will be. 




Black Eyed Peas
Considered good luck due to their penny-like appearance and abundance,  black eyed peas are a tradition in southern states in America.