In The Words of Duck Dynasty & The Best Roasted Asparagus Recipe Ever

First of all, thank you all so much for the great suggestions about what to do with Lily to keep her from driving me insane when we were cooped up in our tiny apartment today!

In the wise words of the boys of Duck Dynasty..


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The Best Baked Lemon Chicken

Dinner last night was a good one!

Before Andy’s basketball game, I threw together a recipe for a lemon-ey baked chicken. I wanted chicken but I just wasn’t feelin’ chicken with some sort of spice/barbecue sauce that has become a staple in our house, so I winged it on this recipe and hoped for the best!

I was seriously impressed with the turnout! It was a hit with both Andy and myself, and Andy’s always been a barbecue guy, so I’m thrilled that we have a new recipe to mix up our chicken dinners!

The Best Baked Lemon Chicken


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Oven Baked Honey Barbecue Chicken and a Christmas Sweater

“Oh the weather outside is frightful.. but the fire is so delightful…”

tumblr_ma81ml1Enq1qcg1glo1_500Okay, so we don’t actually have a fire. But the first part is still true!

Instead, we have lots of blankets, chicken fresh out of the oven, and a dog that is mesmerized by the lights on our Christmas tree.


And I’m perfectly fine with that.

But it’s really, really cold outside. So cold, that I jumped at the opportunity to finally put on Lily’s Christmas sweater that Andy bought her at TJMAXX a couple of weeks ago.. It didn’t go as well as I planned.


She whined and cried, and even attempted to take it off herself. I didn’t feel like torturing her so I told her that I would take it off.. but I just had to snap a few pictures for the blog first ;).


Lily, you’re not allowed to whine about being cold if you’re “too good” for sweaters. Geesh.


Dinner tonight was a good one! Honey Barbecue Chicken Breasts that I covered in a special sauce and baked in the oven.. SO GOOD.



4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/4 cup flour

1 TBS salt

1 TBS ground black pepper

1 TBS paprika

1 tsp garlic powder

juice of 1 lime

1/4 cup olive oil

4 TBS barbecue sauce (I used Spice World Garlic-Q Sauce)

1/2 cup honey


1.) Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2.) Mix flour, salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder in a small bowl.

3.) Cover each chicken breast in flour mixture.

4.) Place chicken breasts in a prepared pan, and cook for 10 minutes.

5.) While the chicken is baking, mix lime juice, barbecue sauce, olive oil and honey in a small bowl.

6.) After 10 minutes, remove pan from oven, and pour the sauce mixture over the chicken breasts.

7.) Return pan to oven and let bake for another 25 minutes.

8.) Remove from oven, and ENJOY!

Now it’s time for a movie night in with the kiddos..

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Don’t be fooled.. we’re a lot more fun than we look 😉

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I love my crazy, perfect little family.

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Tell Me:

1.) What are your plans for the holidays?

2.) What has the weather been like where you live? Snow? Rain? Sun? I want to know!