Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders

March 11, 2009
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I had an opportunity over the last few weeks to sample a number of products from a company called Just BARE Chicken. The chicken they sell is all natural, antibiotic, hormone, and cage free while also being vegetable fed. All excellent lifestyle options for the chicken you serve to posses, but the really cool thing […]

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My First Christmas Dinner

December 26, 2008
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This year CK and I decided to celebrate Christmas at home. This meant that I would be cooking my first Christmas Dinner, from start to finish, all on my own. I also thought it would be an ideal time to test out a rather puzzling Jennie-O turkey I received a few weeks ago that claimed […]

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Bread Machine BFF

December 13, 2008
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For many, many years I’ve hated making bread with a fiery passion, but not anymore thanks to the bread machine my mom gave me last Christmas. The poor little gadget sat on my pantry shelf collecting dust for an entire year, but this morning, after a trip to the store for non-fat milk powder to […]

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Grammy Eggs

April 23, 2008

My grandmother has chickens and they live a fabulous Disney-esq life full of table scraps, grain, and white bread complete with a fancy chicken coop and a big grassy area to run around in. In general these chickens probably have a quality of life similar to your pet cat. If you spend the night at […]

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Contessa Chicken Salad

February 17, 2008

Did you eat Miracle Whip when you were a kid? Because I did. A lot. I vividly recall having a conversation with my doctor at one point about what kind of sandwiches I liked to eat. My cute response of Miracle Whip and Cheese on White Bread really didn’t seem to impress him very much. […]

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Cornish Hen and Sweet Potatoes

October 29, 2007

Yet another reason to love Nigella Lawson: her express meals apparently really can be made in a reasonable amount of time. What a concept!? After watching the first episode of Nigella Express on the Food Network I added her recipe for Roast Cornish Hen with Sweet Potatoes to my “to do” list so I’d remember […]

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Cooks Illustrated Arroz con Pollo

September 12, 2007

I was actually inspired to make Arroz con Pollo after watching an Ingrid Hoffman episode where she sashayed her way through the traditional Latin dish in record time. Instead of using her recipe, which unfortunately had a few less than stellar reviews as well as ingredients that seemed a little out of place to me, […]

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Cooks Illustrated Chicken Tikka Masala

August 14, 2007

Last weekend, Chris and I had lunch with our friend Anna at a restaurant called Bukhara in Jamaica Plain. It was insanely delicious and not only did I eat my own food, but I also liberally sampled everyone elses’ selections as well. You’ve been warned, don’t let me loose on a plate of fresh naan. […]

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