Welcome to another Kitchen Keeping Series, where I invite my blogger buddies to share recipes, kitchen tips and a sneak peek into the hub of their home! Tamyra at Positively Southern joins us today and I can’t tell you how excited I am to have this Southern Belle invite us into her sunny kitchen.


I met Tamyra while participating in the first annual Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour. We were both newbies to blog hopping so we leaned on each other for newbie support and soon became expert functional bloggers!
With a college chap, a high school band member and a hubby named Honey, Tamyra rarely finds personal time to squeeze in her love for the beach, an iced cold Cherry Coke and a day of antiquing but I squeezed her soft spot and got her to come join us for a chat today. Tamyra, welcome to Kitchen Keeping what’s going on in Bama?
Hey Y’all, I’m Tamyra and I blog over at Positively Southern. I was tickled when Marsha invited me to be apart of her Kitchen Keeping Series and share one of my favorite recipes. I couldn’t answer YES fast enough. I officially met Marsha at Blog Life University but we had been messaging off and on before we got to the conference. We were fast friends.
Tamyra, what do you love most about your kitchen?

Y’all, I’m anything if not truthful, I don’t love my kitchen. Truth is I barely like it considering I’ve replaced all the appliances, painted, installed granite countertops and had custom curtains made. The storage is not great and don’t even get me started on the pantry so when you see photos of my kitchen on the blog, just know that I’ve done what I can with what I got!
I do love that my family and friends congregate in the kitchen as in most homes, my kitchen is the heart of our home. I love that for 10 years now, I have been blessed to fix my children and husband meals from this kitchen.

I love your kitchen especially the glass cabinets!

What about one of your kitchen oops where you turned a mess into a masterpiece?

We were throwing my husband’s work Christmas party. I had everything set for the party. The food was on the table including a spiral ham. John, my youngest son was a baby and we dashed upstairs to dress him in his sweet little Christmas outfit while leaving the cat downstairs. When we came down the stairs, there was Sidney, gnashing on the spiral ham! I screamed and the rest is history. Good thing we had plenty of food for the party.

Shut Up! It’s a good thing Sidney has nine lives!

What is your signature dish?

If you are coming for dinner, chances are pretty good I’m gonna prepare what we call Party Chicken. My sister prepared this dish for me 28 years ago and it has been a staple at every dinner party I throw. Party Chicken is chicken layered on thin slices of beef sandwich meat then wrapped in bacon. Honey my hubs,  refers to this as the trifecta of meats.

What are three things you must have in your pantry or fridge?

It wasn’t until five years ago that I discovered puff pastry sheets. Now the sun doesn’t go down without my knowing there is a box in the freezer. I love to roll the pastry out then cut into slices and bake with a bit of olive oil and parmesan cheese. Dale’s Steak Sauce comes in as another must have! It is more of a marinade than an actual steak sauce. It seasons any meat wonderfully! Parmesan cheese belongs on absolutely everything!

Sounds like you are a foodie like me so what would your last supper request be?

If I’m having my last supper you can rest assured I won’t be cooking it! I’d head to the Georgia Coast and dine on fried shrimp from Iguana’s. I’d have the most amazing salad at Crabdaddy’s they feature a carousel of 3 salad dressings and I love them all! Since I am a diabetic, I typically forego carbs but this being my last supper, I’m also gonna have my mother’s potato salad. For dessert, I’d have chocolate cobbler with the crispiest of crust topped with copious amounts of whipped cream. Let’s just add whipped cream to my list of must haves while we are at it!

That’s my kinda meal. Yum!

Party Chicken is too good of a dish to keep a secret so before I go I do want to share my recipe.

Tamyra, thank you so much for spending your precious holiday time with us. Be sure to visit Tamyra’s beautiful home at Positively Southern and check out her classy design style and tips for creating a beautiful southern home.


Yields 5 servings

Party Chicken
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  • 5 Chicken (I use boneless skinless breast but you can use any pieces or with bones)
  • Thin sliced beef sandwich meat (I use either Carl Budding or a store brand)
  • Bacon (uncooked)
  • 1 can of cream of mushroom
  • 1 8oz of sour cream


  1. Spray your casserole dish with a nonstick spray. Then lay the sandwich meat in the dish, this can overlap. Wrap each piece of chicken in 1 piece of bacon. In a separate bowl combine the soup and sour cream. Take this mixture and spread over the chicken. If you use more than say 5 pieces of chicken you will need to add more sour cream and soup. Cover with the lid or foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1.5 hour. Then remove the lid or foil and bake for another 15-20 minutes.
  2. Let the chicken rest for about 15 minutes and serve. Please note that the chicken will be slightly pink this is okay! I always check my chicken to make sure it is fully cooked especially if I use chicken with the bone in.