Julie Bird’s Cornish Hens

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Servings: 4-5


• 2 Cornish Hens

• 1 Lemon cut into quarters

• 4 springs of fresh organic Rosemary

• 4 sprigs of fresh organic Thyme

• 4 Tablespoons of sweet cream butter sliced

• 1/2 cup Unsalted Chicken Broth

• 1/2 cup Rose wine

• Extra Virgin Olive oil.

• 4 cloves of garlic

• 1 tablespoon of BBQ seasoning

• Twine

Cut garlic into quarters.

Cut the lemon into quarters

Rinse the Cornish hens off in cold water. Pat dry with a paper towel.

Take 2 slices of butter and slide it underneath the skin. Add 5-6 leaves each of rosemary and thyme under the skin. Put one quarter of the lemon, two garlic cloves, and sprig of fresh rosemary and thyme inside the cavity of the Cornish hen.

Coat the outside of the Cornish hen with 2 table spoons of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle BBQ seasoning on top as a final touch.

Secure the legs with twine. There are multiple videos on YouTube on how to truss a chicken.

Place the hens on a rack of a roasting pan. Line the bottom of the roasting pan with aluminum foil. Roast for 25-30 minutes.

In a medium size bowl, squeeze the two other quarters of lemon into the bowl and combine chicken broth and rose wine, set aside.

Once the hens have cooked for 25 minutes, pour the liquid over the hens. Lower the heat on the oven to 350 and cook for another 35-40 minutes.

Bast the hens every 5 minutes with the juices at the bottom of the roasting pan. This will make the hens flavorful and preserve the juices.

Check the hens with a meat thermometer on the thickest part of the hen. It should read 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Side dishes can be stuffing, garlic cheese mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, rice or vegetables.

For the LOVE of Popcorn

Carrie’s Popcorn – Saint Paul, MN

Who doesn’t love popcorn? When I think of popcorn… I think of hot, fresh, buttery, light, crunchy, cheddar, caramel, white, salty, and tasty. Carrie’s Popcorn is all of the above!

Carrie’s Popcorn is in a prime location in the Alliance Bank Center skyway downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota. It is truly the cutest popcorn stand with the best popcorn in Saint Paul.

Carrie and Joe Auge are the owners of Carrie’s Popcorn. Carrie has owned the business for over 25 years and been working there for 30 years. She is very passionate about owning this business. She says she likes being her own boss and setting her own hours. But most of all she absolutely loves her customers! Some of her loyal customers have been coming over 25 years. Some of her customers have moved but they still come by for popcorn and great conversation. Carrie enjoys the interactions with her guests and this is more than a job to her.

Carrie personally loves popcorn and eats it everyday. If she is on vacation and away from work, she than craves popcorn! Her whole family loves popcorn.

What makes her popcorn special? She says the seasoned kettle gives it great flavor. She uses a soy bean oil, which is low in fat and has no cholesterol.

Carrie’s Popcorn has classic, white cheddar, triple mix, and caramel popcorn. Soda and candy are also available.

Visit Carrie and enjoy her fantastic popcorn!

Carrie’s Popcorn is open Monday thru Friday 10am – 4pm.

Alliance Bank Center Skyway

56 East Sixth Street

Saint Paul, MN 55101