3 Rock Cornish hens (about 1 lb each) salt and pepper 1/4 c. butter melted 1/2 tsp. dried marjoram 1/2 tsp. dried thyme 1/4 tsp. paprika
Heat oven to 350. Rub cavities of hens with salt and pepper. Place hens, breasts side up on rack in shallow roasting pan. Mix butter, marjoram, thyme and paprika. Brush hens with part of butter mixture. Roast uncovered about 1 hour, brushing with butter mixture 5 or 6 times, until done.
To serve, cut each hen along backbone from tail to neck and down center of breast in half with kitchen scissors.