Curtis Stone: Pesto Glazed Chicken Curtis demonstrates his easy method for pounding up perfect pesto to use as a glaze for a moist chicken breast. Lightly herbed spaghetti rounds out the meal. Ray Kachatorian total prep To make the pesto: Using a Bump and Grind or another large mortar and pestle smash the garlic into a coarse puree.
Magic Sauce Recipe I call this the magic sauce recipe. In part, because it makes everything it touches shimmer with deliciousness. It's magic like that. Technically, it's a riff on a chimichurri sauce - one that veered off the rails in a big way. Much tweaking has rendered it a distant second cousin. Let's just start by putting one thing out there. It's as versatile as a black dress. - More Herb Recipes - - More Paprika Recipes - - More Quick Recipes - 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 1 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 2 medium cloves of garlic, smashed into a paste 1 well-crumbled bay leaf pinch of red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon + fine grain sea salt 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Gently warm the olive oil over medium-low heat in a skillet or pan, until it is just hot. While the oil is heating, lightly pound the rosemary, thyme, and oregano in a mortar and pestle. Makes ~2/3 cup. Prep time: 5 min - Cook time: 5 min Print Recipe
How to Feng Shui Your Bedroom: 24 steps (with pictures) Reader Approved Four Parts:Applying Feng Shui to Your BedAvoiding Negative EnergyCreating Balance Through ColorsMaking Other ConsiderationsCommunity Q&A The ancient Chinese method of Feng Shui helps us to balance our homes and create happier, more successful lives, room by room. Steps Part 1 Applying Feng Shui to Your Bed <img alt="Image titled Feng Shui Your Bedroom Step 1.jpeg" src=" width="728" height="545" class="whcdn" onload="WH.performance.clearMarks('image1_rendered'); WH.performance.mark('image1_rendered');">1Have a solid headboard. <img alt="Image titled Feng Shui Your Bedroom Step 7" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn">7Keep your bed far away from any TVs, desks, or other distractions. Part 2
The Perfect Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe The perfect cookie dough truffles are so easy to make and perfect for entertaining or enjoying as a treat. Cookies hold a definite place of distinction around my house – from our chewy chocolate chip cookies to out of this world peanut butter cookies and let’s not even think about forgetting my absolute favorite cookie dough dip. They all are our favorites. So, I decided I’d combine some flavors from our chewy chocolate chip cookies and my chocolate chip cookie dough dip to make the perfect cookie dough truffles recipe. Let me just go ahead and tell you now, when you pop one of these babies in your mouth, you immediately feel like a kid again sneaking a little bite of the cookie dough. Err… well… I at least did. The best part? I left a few out for all of us to enjoy and then boxed the rest up for her to keep in her freezer so she could enjoy them whenever she needed a little nibble of cookie dough truffles. Here’s how I make my cookie dough truffles. The Perfect Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe
Ad Hoc Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe March 2, 2010 nothing beats fried chicken and waffles! My love for fried chicken, much like my love for noodles, is not very discerning. I can definitely tell the difference between good and bad noodles and chicken, but my love is so all-encompassing that I can forgive faults easily. With so many kinds of fried chicken in the world, how would I be able to tell good from bad if I didn’t try them all? Chang’s Fried Chicken in Octo Vinaigrette is pretty damn tasty, but one fried chicken recipe in the whole book just leaves me wanting more. salt, flat leaf parsley, lemon, honey, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, thyme for brine Even if they were in the book, knowing Chang, the recipes would be multi-day, multi-step processes. People on the internet have long been singing the praises of Keller’s fried chicken so I couldn’t wait to try it. cayenne, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, flour for coating flour coating all ready to fry seriously good! Ingredients Brine Directions
Vampire Cookies Every year I see lots of Halloween cupcakes and cakes that are rather boring in their decorations. They may have faces of ghosts or vampires painted on top with colored icing, but that really doesn’t do much to set them apart from non-holiday cupcakes. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I think it’s fun to go over-the-top where ever possible and really take decorations as far as they can go. I did this last Halloween by creating Vampire Cupcakes – cupcakes filled with a blood-red cherry pie filling that “bled” when you bit into them. This year, I wanted to start a little collection of vampire Halloween goodies and opted to try my hand at making vampire cookies. Like the cupcakes, I wanted the cookies to be a pale white color and filled with something bright red. I made the bite marks by poking two holes in the dough with a toothpick before baking. The cookies have a light vanilla and butter flavor to them, and are the perfect color to really set off the red of the filling.
Egg and Cheese Hash Brown Nests Confession: sometimes I’m a brat. This is totally true. Sometimes I’m sleepy, my eyelids are heavy and I just want my way, like, right now. Currently, if I could get my way in all things life, this is how it’d go: 1. 2. 3. 4. When I’m sensing my brattiness is taking over my usual good and positive nature, I gotta put myself in check. Like any good thing, it starts with a good amount of carbs. The trick I found to crispy hash browns/latkes, etc. is you must sprinkle the potatoes with a bit of salt, let them stand and then squeeze out the moisture. Next you’re going to add some good stuff to the potatoes like a shallot, garlic, some pepper, paprika. Add a few tablespoons of the potato mixture to the muffin cups, and lining the bottoms and sides using your fingers. You want to make sure they’re compact as possible. Oven time! After about 12 minutes, they’ll look like this situation below. Now, if I could do this again, I’d totally use medium eggs (I used large eggs). More oven time! 1. 2. 3.
Balsamic BBQ Glazed Chicken A homemade balsamic bbq sauce is used to glaze chicken as it’s grilling. The result is tender chicken with a slightly sweet, and tangy taste. Summer is one of my favorite seasons for one simple reason: grilling. This recipe is all about the balsamic bbq sauce that you use to baste the chicken while it’s grilling. While I used a grill pan with great success, I know this recipe would turn out even better using a grill. Is anyone else just itching for Spring to arrive? Prep Time: 5mn Cook Time: 35mn Total Time: 40mn 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts1 cup balsamic vinegar3/4 cup ketchup1/3 cup brown sugar1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce1 tablespoon Dijon mustard1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon black pepper1/2 teaspoon garlic powder In a sauce pan, combine balsamic vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, salt, black peper, and garlic powder.
How to Make Proper Barbecue Chicken There's a lot of misconception when it comes to "barbecue." The problem is the word itself. It's used as a synonym for grilling, refers to the grill itself, or to the meat being grilled; it also has a sauce named after it; and sometimes it's just the word for the party itself held outdoors in somebody's backyard. What, actually, is "barbecue"? American purists see things a little differently. Which brings us to barbecue chicken, a staple of the summer grill. The sad fact is that often times the answer is no. The problem, and the result, is charred all over the place, a crapshoot for succulence, often dry and sad. I believe good barbecue chicken is low and slow followed by fast and hot; that's the easiest way to achieve fantastic results. This way is a vast improvement over most methods, and won't take all afternoon. the dry rub keeping half the grill hot and half of it cooler, i.e. For the rub, I turned to a famous thing "magic dust" invented by barbecue god Mike Mills. (makes 2 cups)
Broccoli Cheese Soup: Panera Bread Copycat Recipe On Wednesday my sister and I volunteered to make the soup supper to go with the Advent service at church. Before you go thinking I'm some kind of charitable, goodhearted soul, I must tell you that the only reason that I do it is because I LOVE COOKING. In case you hadn't figured that out yet. Okay, so I was like, "Whadaya think, Nemo? Will two huge pots of soup, a crockpot full of barbequed meatballs, five trillion chicken salad sandwiches, fifty thousand and two loaves of bread, and a couple bazillion desserts cover it?" Well, it would have, except everybody had to try a huge bowl of BOTH kinds of soup AND meatballs. Barbequed meatballs in broccoli soup. I had to leave the room. Anyways, we ran out of soup after about ten minutes of serving. So during church I had a sudden inspiration (um, Pastor, if you're reading this, that was a typo. Anways, I burst out of church and ran up to my friend screaming, "Hey guess what!! Yeah. I mean it would be like getting paid to have fun. Okay.
Salted Chocolate “Twix” Bars We’re watching our friend’s cat right now, and it’s a lot of fun. Kramer and I want to get a pet so badly, but I just don’t think that I have the time, energy, or, frankly, money, to take care of an animal the way I would like to. For now, though, it’s just fun to pretend to have a pet for a week. These bars really do taste like Twix, and I’m not even exaggerating. Your ingredients. Combine your flour, brown sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Cut your cold butter into cubes and add to the flour. Using your hands or a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour until a course mixture forms. Mix in the water and the egg yolk until combined. Using your hands, spread the dough into a greased 9×13 pan. Combine the condensed milk, butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla in a sauce pot. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir for 5 minutes straight to prevent burning. Spread the caramel over the baked shortbread crust. Spread the melted chocolate over the set caramel. Salted Chocolate “Twix” Bars