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Lemon Chicken Breasts Recipe : Ina Garten. Feed your eyes. Virginia Willis' Cola-glazed Wings. Image Credit: Jaden Hair This is a recipe that I return to time and time again -- it's a friends and family favorite, and the entire plate gets devoured every time.

Virginia Willis' Cola-glazed Wings

That makes me a happy cook! Instead of deep frying wings (though I love that, too), it's more convenient to bake or grill them. I'm always perplexed on what to do with a big vat of oil after deep frying. Grilling the wings gives them a nicely charred flavor and crisp bits that will delight any barbecue lover. The recipe is from my friend Virginia Willis' cookbook Bon Appetit, Y'all: Three Generations of Southern Cooking. Virginia Willis' Cola-glazed Wings Servings: 4 as appetizer Ingredients:1 cup colaJuice of 2 limes1 1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar1 jalapeno, finely minced (discard the seeds)2 pounds chicken wings1/4 teaspoon coarse saltFreshly ground black pepper Directions:To make the glaze: In a small sauce pan, bring the soda, lime juice, brown sugar and the minced jalapeno to a boil over high heat.

Make Your Own Ice Cream in Five Minutes. Photo Credit: Sarah Fernandez I have such fond memories of making homemade ice cream in the summer when we were kids.

Make Your Own Ice Cream in Five Minutes

We used to go pick fresh strawberries and blackberries and then come home and pull out the electric machine and load in the ingredients. Watching the ingredients solidify into a delicious dessert had our eyes glued to the spinning bowl. LaSaGnA TiMpAnO. I went to see tUnE-yArDs on Monday night with some friends, and as always we wanted to cook a meal that somehow related to the show we were heading to.

LaSaGnA TiMpAnO

Sometimes this is hard to do, but other times it seems to come naturally. Finding culinary inspiration in Merrill's lyrics seemed like it would be tough, but my sister knew what she wanted to make without hesitation. "How about something layered, because of all the vocal and instrument layering in the music? " From there we worked together to come up with this deep, colorful, and multi-flavored lasagna version of a timpano. If you are using words like deep, colorful, and multi-flavored to describe something inspired by tUnE-yArDs, you already know you got it right!

Start by making a lasagna crust. Finally got it together. Now it's easy, just start building the layers! Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread Recipe. Kids can be frustratingly picky eaters.

Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread Recipe

They can also have highly entertaining quirks. My niece used to ask for pepperoni pizza and then proceed to discard all of the pepperoni. But don’t you dare suggest that she order plain cheese pizza! She did not want plain cheese pizza. She wanted pepperoni pizza. Un-Pepperoni Pizza. But when you wrap pepperoni pizza into a fun, savory, pull-apart style bread, it’s no longer “icky” pepperoni pizza. Cinnamon Toast Rolls. The USDA released its new food pyramid the other day (which is actually a plate now instead of a pyramid), and I am sorely disappointed to report that cinnamon rolls did not appear anywhere on that plate.

Cinnamon Toast Rolls

I think by now most of us know what should be on our dinner plate in terms of healthy, well-rounded nutrient-laden meals, but it is my considered opinion that our breakfast plate should include cinnamon rolls now and then. The Pastry Affair - Home - Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread.

I once made the driest pancake in the world.

The Pastry Affair - Home - Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread

I can see you sitting at home, staring at your computer screen, and scoffing at my bold statement. Driest pancake in the world? Yeah, right. How would you even know? But this is the truth, my friends. Let me share my story with you. A few years back, I made chocolate chip pancakes. Quickly flash to the next morning. Still cold. Confusion. Was the microwave broken? Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets. Chunks of all white meat chicken breasts coated in breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese then baked until golden.

Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets

An easy chicken recipe your whole family will love. What can be more kid friendly than chicken nuggets, even the pickiest kids like them. Serve them with ketchup, bbq sauce or whatever you like to dip your nuggets into. Adults can serve them over your favorite salad for a satisfying lunch. Kids love finger foods or anything you can eat with toothpicks so when my daughter was young I would make her a dish of bite sized goodies she liked such as tomatoes, olives, pasta, etc. and served them with toothpicks and she always cleaned her plate! Once I'm in breading mode I usually make breaded zucchini sticks as well and bake them all at the same time along with some pasta and a salad for a complete meal.

Double these for more or make half for less servings. Ingredients: Preheat oven to 425°. Put the olive oil in one bowl and the breadcrumbs, panko and parmesan cheese in another. *Simply Scratch* Frites & fries - Garlic Knots. Garlic Knots Most of my early food memories had to do with all the garlic dishes that my grandmother made.

frites & fries - Garlic Knots

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