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Man-Pleasing Chicken

Man-Pleasing Chicken
I have never gotten so many compliments before, let alone for a piece of chicken. David suggested calling this chicken, “So Good it Can’t Be Described, Explosion on Your Taste Buds Chicken.” Exactly. To make this chicken, which you should absolutely do immediately, preheat your oven to 450º F. Put 1.5 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs into a foil-lined or disposable oven-proof, 8×8 inch baking dish. Put the chicken thighs into the oven, and let them bake for 40 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165ºF. I adapted this recipe from “The I <3 Trader Joe’s Cookbook” by Cherie Mercer Twohy. Shopping list: Chicken thighs- 1 packageDijon mustard- 1/2 cupMaple syrup- 1/4 cupRice/rice wine vinegar- 1 tablespoonFresh rosemarySalt and pepper

Taste and Tell: Cookbook of the Month Recipe - Chicken Fingers with Spicy Avocado Sauce Oven baked chicken fingers are served with a spicy avocado and sour cream sauce. 4K+ I have read that the number one pregnancy craving is ice cream. But it hasn’t been for me. In fact, I’m sure that my husband has eaten way more ice cream than I have through this pregnancy. Although my likes/cravings for sweets is slowly coming back, I still am craving savory and spicy more than anything. In fact, my favorite pregnancy indulgence has been this – take a plate and layer a single layer of tortilla chips on top. I’m loving this cookbook more and more every time I look through it. I will say that the avocado sauce probably makes way more than what you will need just for dipping the chicken in. I really wanted to try these with Panko, but realized that I was out, so I just made my own whole wheat bread crumbs. Chicken Fingers with Spicy Avocado Sauce Oven baked chicken fingers are served with a spicy avocado and sour cream sauce. Ingredients For the Chicken Fingers For the Spicy Avocado Sauce

Creamy Polenta with Bacon and Cranberries Recipe Directions Watch how to make this recipe. For the polenta: Bring the broth, 2 1/2 cups water and the salt to a boil in a heavy 5-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Gradually whisk in the polenta. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring often, until the mixture thickens and the cornmeal is tender, 15 to 20 minutes. For assembly: Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Whisk together the mascarpone cheese, maple syrup and salt in a small bowl until smooth. Transfer the polenta to 4 bowls or serving plates. Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Summer Rolls with Marigolds and Nasturtiums Recipe nutritional information Makes 24 rolls For an extra-elegant touch, press a whole nasturtium flat against the rice paper wrapper before rolling. The flower will show through the translucent wrapper. The marigolds here are Tagetes erecta. Sauce ½ cup unseasoned rice or white vinegar 2 Tbs. brown sugar 4 tsp. low-sodium soy sauce 1 tsp. cornstarch 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.) 1 tsp. minced fresh ginger ¼ cup chopped green onions Rolls 2 2.4-oz. pkg. mung bean threads 24 8½-inch round rice paper wrappers 1 ½ cups julienned carrot 1 ½ cups julienned cucumber 1 ½ cups bean sprouts 1 cup thinly sliced on bias green onions ½ cup chopped marigolds ½ cup chopped nasturtium ¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh mint ¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro 1. 2. 3. June 2011 p.71

Homemade Mozzarella Cheese Mozzarella is one of the easiest cheeses to make, it only takes 30 minutes and the taste can't be beat! The ingredients are simple although a couple of them you may have to search a bit for, but the end result is worth it--especially when you can say "I made it myself!" Homemade Mozzarella Cheese 1 gallon whole milk (just be sure that it is not Ultra-pasteurized, any other kind will work, store bought, fresh from the cow (or goat)) 1 tsp. citric acid* 1/4 rennet tablet* 2 tsp. cheese salt* A big pot Thermometer Slotted spoon (please ignore the mess in the background, we still haven't finished putting things back together after our wall project) Place milk in large pot with thermometer. Sprinkle 1 tsp. citric acid over milk and stir. Turn heat on med-low and heat milk to 90 degrees, stirring occasionally. While you are heating the milk, dissolve 1/4 rennet tablet in 1/4 C. cool water. When milk has reached 90 degrees, turn off heat. Milk should be like a thick gelatin.

World’s Easiest Boiled Eggs | Raise your hand if you enjoy making boiled eggs. I’m raising mine because I make them every week. My two boys LOVE boiled eggs. I ate eggs nearly every day while I was pregnant. I’m the executive deviled egg maker on hubby’s side of the family. Here is the world’s easiest way to make boiled eggs: 1. 2. 3. 4. There that’s my method of boiled eggs. P.S. World’s Easiest Boiled Eggs Ingredients Eggs Dash of baking soda Water Instructions Place desired amount of eggs in a large pot.

Chicken & Shrimp Jambalaya It's not Mardi Gras unless Jambalaya is on the menu! For my Mardi Gras potluck I knew this was the dish I was going to prepare and found the following recipe on Cook's Illustrated. As predicted, this was spot on with not too much spice, great flavor and perfect as a meal all on it's own. If you wanted, you could even prepare this dish using pasta in place of the rice. To do so, prepare the recipe as follows without the rice. Boil your choice of pasta separately. What I also liked about this recipe is that it can be prepared in stages so it's an easy recipe to put together and serve when you're ready. - Process the onion, bell peppers and garlic beforehand and store in a container until ready to assemble.- Cook your chicken and sausage beforehand, allow to cool, and shred the chicken. On the day you're ready to assemble and serve, cook the rice with the processed vegetables as the recipe notes. While shrimp are cooking, shred chicken.

Hasselback Potatoes These Hasselback potatoes looks beautiful, don't' they? Here, I also added several cloves of garlic to these Swedish version of baked potatoes to enhance the flavor. It turned out great, they were very delicious, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.. Updated: November 26th 2013 This is an updated post with a new video guide on How To Slice Hasselback Potatoes Hasselback Potatoes (Printable Recipe) Ingredients 6 Medium Size Potatoes 2 - 3 Cloves Garlic, thinly sliced 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 30 g Butter Maldon Sea Salt Freshly Ground Black Pepper Method Preheat the oven to 220˚C (425˚F). Arrange the potatoes in a baking tray and insert the garlic in between the slits. Bake the potatoes for about 40 minutes or until the potatoes turn crispy and the flesh is soft.

Freezer Meal: BBQ Chicken | "The Menu Mom" This past grocery trip I decided I need to get back to stocking my freezer and pantry. Spring becomes busy for our family with soccer and other events to get the children to and from. One way I could make my life easier is to have meals ready to go in the freezer. Most of them just need me to put them in the crock pot in the morning! Perfect… I worked for one afternoon with my son and had 12 meals ready for me when I needed them. This is a family favorite that I’ve served two different ways. BBQ Chicken 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast halves1 1/2 cup ketchup3 Tablespoons brown sugar3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce3 teaspoon soy sauce3 teaspoon cider vinegarground red pepper flakes to taste1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Combine all ingredients in a one gallon bag. Cooking instructions: Remove chicken from freezer and defrost {at least enough to get it out of the bag}.

Baked Brie Dip Recipe Warm. Cheesy. Flavorful. This brie dip recipe post just needs to be short and simple. melted brie + tangy, sun dried tomatoes + aromatic garlic + fragrant thyme + heat + bread = Fabulous! It’s holiday party season for us and that means becoming the popular people at work (popularity is seasonal) because we bring the really good stuff: Cheesy dips. So there it is kids, the math says it all. We’re ending this post here so that we can spend more time getting back to making this dip recipe and sharing with everyone at your table. In the beginning… during… The End… The Final Dip. Do you like? Yield: 3-4 Cook Time: 30 min. Ingredients: about 10 oz. Directions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. Hello! ShareThis

Carrot Cake Waffles Wouldn’t it be cool if bakers got to choose flashy names like WWF Wrestlers? You could be the Vanilla Villain, the Meat Tenderizer, the Mighty Masher, the Blender Blade, the Sweaty Spatula. Ew. Nevermind that last one. Today, my flashy baking name is the Waffle Wrangler. Despite appearances, I have been anxious to try this baby out. So of course, I’ve spent the last few weeks pondering what sort of waffles to create. CARROT CAKE WAFFLES! The foundation of the recipe I’ve spliced together is a simple but delicious buttermilk waffle recipe. I was nervous the entire time I was mixing this batter: would it be the right consistency? And how did they taste? This Maple Nut Spread is ridiculous! Okay, you have your reason — now go dust off your waffle irons! Carrot Cake Waffles Recipe by: Adapted using the following recipes: -Rich Buttermilk Waffles: Smitten Kitchen’s adaptation of Mark Bittman. Breakfast for dessert-lovers! P.S. — Stay tuned for another fun waffle recipe coming up soon!!

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic We all have favorite food smells that trigger memories. Some are good, some are bad... and some are just ones we've grown accustomed to as the norm. One of my favorite smells in the whole world is of onions and garlic sauteing in oil. This is how my mom started about 95% of the savory ethnic dishes she made. I knew the minute I heard the sizzle of the wok when the onions and garlic hit the oil, it was only a matter of time before we would be sitting down around the table to eat. As I got older, I had the task of preparing the onions and garlic for the day's meals. This recipe is a Ina Garten favorite of many readers and I've seen this dish floating around among food blogs I follow. When preparing this recipe, I used chicken quarters and chopped them into legs/thighs instead of the original whole chickens called for in Ina's recipe. To pair with this dish, you can serve it with your favorite starchy side such as rice, pasta, potatoes, etc.

Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder Do you have a PINTEREST account? You can follow mine HERE if you’d like to, I would love to have you follow! Thanks! Share on Pinterest I’m a firm believer that you can never have too many soup recipes! Today we are serving up this Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder that is definitely a win all around. Enjoy! Share on Pinterest Share on Pinterest Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder Ingredients Directions In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. I love bubbles. Share on Pinterest