Oh baby, do I have a wonderful recipe to share with you today! I actually got it from Paula Deen, and we all know she ROCKS!

This recipe is literally fool proof! Which, incidentally is exactly what a person such as myself needs.

And, it’s super easy, which is what else a person like me needs. While I dream of being a wonderfully creative chef, I’ve accepted the fact that is not my calling. So I find easy recipes that make me appear to be wonderfully creative. There. I’ve confessed. I feel much better now.

Onto the recipe, are you ready for the ingredients? Don’t blink or you’ll miss it…

  • 1 5-pound standing rib roast or prime rib (oh yeah, this is so good with prime rib!)

Did you catch that?

House Seasoning: (mix below ingredients and store in baggie or airtight container for up to 6 mos! Use to season anything that used to moo. Trust me. So yummy.)

  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup black pepper
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder


  • Let roast stand at room temperature for about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to375 degrees F.
  • Rub roast with House Seasoning (above) coating well!
  • Place roast on rack in pan with rib side down and fatty side up and roast for 1 hour at 374 degrees F.
  • After 1 hour, turn off oven, but DO NOT OPEN DOOR! Let sit for 3 hours.
  • 30-40 minutes before serving time, turn oven back on to 375 degrees and heat for 30-40 minutes.
  • Do not remove roast or re-open door from time roast is put in until you are ready to serve it!

Serve with parsley potatoes and a salad or veggie! What are parsley potatoes? I’m glad you asked! They’re on the left in the picture below. Aren’t they pretty?


Parsley Potatoes:

  • 3-6 russet potatoes (I do about 1 potato per person, a half for little guys, you can also substitute with red potatoes)
  • butter (lots of butter, like a half to whole stick depending on how many potatoes. I’m sorry, I didn’t say they were healthy.)
  • 1 T parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp onion salt

Step 1: Fill large sauce pan with water and bring to boil.

Step 2: Wash potatoes thoroughly, then dice into about 1” pieces and place in boiling water. Cook approximately 15 minutes or until tender. Drain water.

Step 3: Meanwhile, melt approx. 4tbs of butter in sauté pan on low. Add garlic salt, onion salt and parsley. (Can add more of any ingredient to taste)

Step 4: Stir cooked potatoes into butter mixture until coated well and serve!


  1. WOW! I didn’t check your site since the 15th or so and just surfed on over. It was great before, but now it is even better. I particulary like that the text is a lot easier for me to read.

  2. Hi Erica,
    First, thank you for all of your wonderful homeschooling helps. I have been following your blog for a little over a year now and have really enjoyed your ideas…especially when you did the 10 days of enrichment. You are a blessing. Thank you for taking time out of your family and having a wonderful blog. Second, I was just on one of your pull down tabs trying to download a math worksheet and it looks like someone has hacked your website. A fake antivirus popup occured that led me to believe I had viruses. I spoke to my husband who works with computers for a living and said it looks like your site has been compromised. Wanted to let you know so you can check into that. Blessings, Molly

    1. Hi Molly,
      I apologize, I’m in the process of getting all my files off of 4shared, it’s just taking awhile. Can you tell me which file it was and I’ll move that one now? I’ve been dealing with 4shared,but they haven’t been able to fix it. I think someone has hacked their landing page. Thanks!

      1. Erica,
        If I remember, it was under your “my printables” and it was the “my schedule strip & plain numbers”. By the way, I love how you’ve redone your site. Looks great. Thanks again for all of your ideas and helpful hints. Molly

  3. I apologize if this is a stupid question, but I don’t really understand cuts of beef and I nearly fell over when I saw the price of bone in prime rib roast at Whole Foods… so I opted for a 3 pound high quality beef roast instead. Do you think I could do the recipe similarly (as in season, and time in the oven) just adjusted for weight? Maybe this is a better question for Google:)

    1. Heidi,
      Yes! I absolutely use the recipe with regular roasts too, even pork roasts and it turns out great! I know, Prime Rib is kind of a fancy holiday dinner or special night thing :o)

      1. I’m all set to go tonight, then!! Thanks for a great recipe! 🙂 Prime rib would be awesome, but I chickened out for “just” a Monday night dinner. We’re having it with your parsley potatoes, and I can’t wait!!


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