Ina Garten’s Perfect Roast Chicken

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  Ina Garten's Perfect Roast chicken is so moist and flavorful. It's seasoned with some fresh lemon, thyme, and garlic.  I never would have thought that just stuffing some aromatics like this inside a chicken would make a chicken taste so good. I was wondering how these three ingredients would even begin to flavor the chicken if they're just inside the cavity, but I could taste hints of lemon and thyme in there.  The only thing I wish I would have had was the head of garlic. I thought about ru ...

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Baked Sriracha Honey Wings

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Baked Sriracha Honey Chicken Wings (in this case drumsticks) is gonna be your favorite new wing! The Sriracha gave the wings a spicy flavor and the honey made it sweet. I just love the combination of sweet and spicy. I've got to tell ya, I've never really made buffalo wings at home before. I always loved the buffalo wings at Buffalo Wild Wings and going there to watch sports. Mostly hockey games. Now since I know the method of creating these, I can come up with my own flavor combinations! It has ...

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Crispy Chicken with No-stir Lemon Risotto

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  I picked up a new magazine recently called Better Homes and Gardens. Lots of yummy recipes, the one on the front cover really caught my interest. No-stir lemon risotto was the 4 words that dragged me in. C'mon let's face it people. Risotto is HARD to make sometimes and this one came out perfect with no troubles at all. Except for the fact that some of the lemon broth had boiled over the pot and kind of stained my oven but cleaning can fix that. I just don't really like it when that ...

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One-Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

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I really dislike it when I take out frozen chicken breast the same day and that same night when you want to use it, the chicken breasts aren't defrosted yet. GRRRR!!!! You would think that 6 hours setting out on a counter would be good enough but no. It's not. Had to cancel dinner plans last night and so I made this tonight instead. So good. I love the biscuits on top, added some chopped chives and with the frozen veggies you don't have to chop any vegetables! A super quick meal to throw ...

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Caprese Chicken

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Tomato + Basil + Mozzarella on top of ANYTHING is good. Or good in anything in general. My tomatoes in my garden are FINALLY turning red, half of them anyway.... but some also have some teeth marks in them. So, I don't trust those. I also have an abundance of basil in the garden right now and have been making lots of pesto. Pesto on top of mozzarella and tomatoes would be good too. This is so simple to make. I just used a bottle of Italian dressing to marinade the chicken in. You could use ...

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Grilled Chicken Couscous with Apricots and Pistachio


This meal has probably been one of the best meals we've had in a long time. Really impressed. I had to have a bite of everything together, the couscous, chicken, glaze, and grilled apricots. Bobby Flay really nailed this one and it's pretty healthy too. The only part I didn't like was boiling the vinegar. Ben got a really good woof of that when he came back from setting the grill up. Not a pretty smell, but it sure does make a really good glaze for the chicken when it's all cooked down. I ...

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Trisha Yearwood’s Chicken Tortilla Casserole

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Sadly, I had to eat this dish all by myself. I wish I could have shared it with somebody because it was so good. My husband wouldn't eat it because he's lactose intolerant. Guess he's missing out! I think it would suck to be allergic to dairy. I just love cheese so much. I love Food Network dearly and I thought the decision they made with Paula Deen was a little unfair and now Smithfield is doing the same thing. People make mistakes and she apologized. Robert Irvine lied on his resume but ...

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Beer Can Chicken

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I am so excited about having a smoker. So far we've tried salmon, pulled pork (which was the best pulled pork I've ever had) and a whole chicken. Seriously, you have not had good pulled pork until you've tried it smoked. Pulled pork made in the crock pot just doesn't do any justice. It was over cooked a tad, but man was it really good. I used the left over smoked salmon to put on bagels with sour cream and chive cream cheese. Having a smoker is well worth it. You can smoke so many different ...

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