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Granma Pruitt's Tender Chicken

Grandma Pruitt’s Tender Chicken

I have such fond memories of my maternal great grandmother. Grandma Pruitt came to our house frequently.

There was a recipe my dad created that Grandma Pruitt loved!

She would always eat several pieces.

Dad made it for her every time she came over. So I am going to share it with you.

It is one of my favorite things! (and sooo simple!!)

Grandma Pruitt’s Tender Chicken


  • 4 Chicken Breast
  • Jar of Miracle Whip (or salad dressing)
  • Bottle of Italian salad dressing
  • Lemon pepper
  • garlic powder

You will need to marinate chicken first. Lightly dust chicken with the lemon pepper and garlic powder. In a bowl that you can cover put the chicken in there and pour a little less than half of the Italian salad dressing. Cover and place in the refrigerator. Let sit for a few hours – or longer if you decide. I usually leave it soaking while I’m at work.

Sauce: (Amounts can be altered depending your own taste)

  • Add 1/2 cup of Miracle Whip
  • Add the remainder of the Italian dressing
  • Mix it and it’s ready. As far as consistency it needs to be thin enough to go over chicken and have some in the bottom of the pan. Just needs to be placed in a medium/smaller size pan. A little deep for sauce.
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Pour sauce over chicken
  3. Bake until done (40-45 minutes) – I like mine crispy :)

That is it! See how simple? It is so good! I usually pair it up with a good salad and maybe some rolls or biscuits.

Let me know how you like it.

What’s your favorite chicken recipe?

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Cabbage cover

Frugal Side Dishes {sauteed cabbage}

Cabbage is a great winter vegetable.  It’s in season, abundant at most local markets, and cheap!  

We love cabbage and use it to make sauerkraut, coleslaw, and I’ve even used it to cure mastitis.  But my favorite thing to do with cabbage is to keep it simple and saute it in olive oil with an onion and a clove of garlic.

 It’s filling and full of vitamin K and vitamin C, perfect for when you’re trying to keep the winter time sniffles away.   Did I mention it’s full of fiber?  At just .40-.50 cents a pound cabbage is one of the cheapest winter vegetables and it stores well!  



  • 1/2 head large cabbage, shredded 
  • 1 onion, chopped 
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. In a large skillet add the oil, and onions.  Saute for 1 minute over medium heat. 
  2. Add cabbage and garlic, saute for 5 minutes. 
  3. Stir and cover skillet, cook for 8 minutes.
  4. Uncover, stir and let cook for 3-5 more minutes until water is evaporated and cabbage and onions are lightly browned.  Serve hot.   

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What’s your favorite way to enjoy cabbage?