Diva Tasting:

Roaster Hen Stuffed
  • 1 (4 Pound) Whole Chicken, Giblets Removed
  • Sea Salt And Ground Black Pepper To Taste
  • 2 Small White Onions Quartered
  • 3 Cloves Of Garlic
  • 1 Stick Good Salted Butter, Divided
  • 1 Stalk Celery, With Leaves Chopped
  • 3 Sprigs Of Rosemary
  • 3 Tablespoons Flat Leaf Parsley Chopped
  • 2 Teaspoons Minced Garlic
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Melt ½ stick of butter and place 2 teaspoons of minced garlic in and stir; set aside.
  3. Place chicken in a roasting pan, and season generously inside and out with salt and pepper. Place ½ stick of butter in the chicken cavity. Baste with the rest of the melted butter and garlic around the chicken’s exterior. Cut the celery into 3 or 4 pieces, and place in the chicken cavity along with onions, all the herbs and 3 cloves of garlic.
  4. Bake uncovered 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven, to a minimum internal temperature of 180 degrees F. Remove from heat, and baste with melted margarine and drippings. Remove the vegetable/ herb stuffing. Cover with aluminum foil, and allow to rest about 20 minutes before serving.
Holiday Stuffing
  • 1 (7.5 Ounce) Package Dry Cornbread Mix
  • 2 Pkg Of Cremini Mushrooms Sliced
  • 1 Cup Salted Butter
  • 2 Med. White Onions, Chopped
  • 4 Stalks Celery, Chopped
  • 2 Bags Of Herb Dressing
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 2 Teaspoons Dried Sage
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1 Teaspoon Poultry Seasoning
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Fresh Flat Leaf Parsley
  • 2 Eggs Beaten
  • 6 Cups Chicken Stock
  1. Prepare corn bread as directed on package. Cool, and crumble.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook onions, mushrooms and celery in butter until tender, but not brown.
  3. Place corn bread and bags herb dressing in a large bowl. Season with sage, thyme, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper remaining herbs and spices. Mix in chopped parsley, cooked vegetables and mushrooms. Stir in eggs and chicken stock. This mixture should be a bit mushy. Transfer to a greased 9×13 inch pan.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees F. for 1 hour until brown on top.

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