Classic Roast Chicken with a Twist

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When in doubt, always trust Ina Garten’s recipes. The woman can do no wrong in my eyes. Her roast chicken recipe is perfect: crispy skin with lemony tender meat and a thyme filled aroma. One night when I was making this, I went on a riff that proved to be somewhat genius. I don’t mean to wax my own car so much and I’m usually pretty unimpressed with my own cooking, but this was an exception. It was the best chicken I’ve ever made. Nay, the best chicken I’ve ever eaten. Continue reading

The BLT Salad

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As promised, here’s another one of my favorite salads! This one is super easy to make and assemble, is gluten free and still satisfies the hunger as a dinner salad because of the inclusion of ample amounts of bacon. The broiled tomatoes are one of my favorite additions to almost any meal and shine as a salad accompaniment. For the dressing; olive oil, lemon, grated parmesan and tons of pepper create a balance between the light crisp acid and the heavy, spicy pepper. Continue reading

The Ultimate, Easy and Basic Baked Chicken Breast

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This recipe is the foundation for many meals on this site and is a recipe I first got from my mother and have been using ever since.

I pick a few spices from my cabinet that would go well together and will pair well with whatever I’m cooking. If I’m going for a Mexican flair, I use chili powder and cumin. If I’m going for Italian, I use oregano and thyme. For Thai, lime and ginger zest. For French; lemon zest and tarragon.  Continue reading