Julia's Simply Southern: October 2016 >

Friday, October 28, 2016

Beef Manicotti

The filling in this recipe is a double batch and will fill 28 manicotti shells. If you do not need to serve a large meal, you can freeze half of the filling to use at a later time. You also have the option to make up a foil pan of stuffed manicotti to freeze and bake another time.

  • 14 Manicotti Shells (1 package)
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Bag Roasted Chicken

Delicious juicy Roasted Chicken! A favorite meal and so easy to make. I love bag roasted chicken because there's less mess and easy clean up. Winner winner, chicken dinner! You've got minimal effort, minimal ingredients and end up with a beautiful bird every time.

  • 1/2 Stick Butter, softened
  • 1 tsp Fresh Rosemary, minced

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Salmon Spread and Review of South Your Mouth Some More

Mandy Rivers is one busy lady! She's a wife, a mother, food blogger, author, and works outside the home. She has a wonderful personality that comes through in her writing. She's a hoot y'all! Her blog
South Your Mouth is very popular, getting over 1 million visitors a month.

Mandy Rivers

Mandy's first book was a success and her second book South Your Mouth Some More was recently released. It is sure to be a success too!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Country Breakfast Hash

My recipe for Country Breakfast Hash was inspired by South Your Mouth's Oh My Hash & Eggs! I knew when I saw Mandy's recipe that I had to try it, so I did. It was delicious!! Mandy's recipe uses ground beef . The flavors are wonderful and my idea was born as I ate it. I love inspiration!

So, I have the inspiration for a new reipe, now I have to try it and see how it turns out. Well it was a hit y'all! I was just pleased as can be that my idea turned out to be good on the first try. A one dish breakfast meal- BAM! This is great for feeding guest too!


  • 2 tbs Olive Oil

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hearty Chili

Chili is a comfort food favorite! As temperatures cool down , chili becomes a staple on the menu everywhere. The best chili recipes are loaded with flavor, perfect to serve with a side of cornbread, crackers, or over rice. Best of all it's easy to make. You can have dinner on the table in about an hour. This is great for feeding a crowd too!


  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 c Celery, finely diced
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Roasted Honey Spiced Pumpkin Seeds


  • 1-2 c Raw Pumpkin Seeds, from a pie pumpkin (typically one pie pumpkins yields one cup of seeds)
  • 1 tbs Butter
  • 2 tbs Honey

Pumpkin Puree

Making your own pumpkin puree is as easy as pie! This homemade option is just so easy so why not give it a try.....and it's really 100% pure pumpkin. Now you have options and we all love options when deciding what we eat.

  • 1 Pie Pumpkin

Nanny's Old Fashioned Potato Soup

My grandmother, Dorothy (Nanny), was an accomplished cook. Aren't most grandmothers? I loved her dearly and the wonderful meals she made. Food is a part of our fond memories, just as much as it is a necessity for us. This potato soup is comforting and delicious.....and brings back wonderful memories of Nanny.


  • 5-9 Russet Potatoes (med/large), peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 Onion, finely diced
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