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75 Holiday Appetizers – Photo Gallery | SAVEUR

75 Holiday Appetizers – Photo Gallery | SAVEUR.

The holiday season is upon us and that means family meals, parties and more that you will be hosting or attending. If you want some unique and different appetizer ideas for things to do in your own home or to bring to a party, Saveur has put together 75 great holiday appetizers that will dazzle and delight a crowd. Check it out!

I’ve been having some computer issues with crashes and what not on my laptop and I am in the process of setting up a new computer to use for work and leisure, so as soon as I have everything up and running and am caught up with work I can get back to blogging again. I’ll be back shortly!

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2014 in Appetizers, Cooking, Cooking Websites, Holidays, Snacks

 

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Thanksgiving: Recipes, Tips, Menus and Techniques | SAVEUR

Thanksgiving: Recipes, Tips, Menus and Techniques | SAVEUR.

With Michelle’s birthday this weekend, I have a lot of planning, prep work and regular work to do so I’ll be posting some great links for Thanksgiving ideas from some popular websites, such as this one:

It’s never too early to start planning out your Thanksgiving menu and Saveur magazine has you covered with lots of great recipes, tips, menus you can make, techniques to help you and videos to watch to help you with everything from gravy to carving the turkey to leftovers. Check it out!

 

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Fall Soups and Stews – Photo Gallery | SAVEUR

Fall Soups and Stews – Photo Gallery | SAVEUR.

It is definitely that time of year when my attention (and perhaps yours) turns to warm, comforting meals like soups and stews. These make great tasting, nourishing meals that are perfect for you to make any time, like on the weekend to get ready to have for lunches or dinner during the week. Saveur Magazine has put together 60 soup and stew recipes so you can try just about anything that you like. Check it out!

 

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Homemade Candy Recipes – Photo Gallery | SAVEUR

Homemade Candy Recipes – Photo Gallery | SAVEUR.

With the holiday time of year upon us, making homemade candy can be perfect for you to have for your own holiday parties or to give out as gifts to friends, family, neighbors, co-workers or anyone that you might like to say thank you to. Saveur Magazine has put together 40 homemade candy recipes for you to try out so you can make some delicious treats of your own. Check it out!

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2014 in Candy, Cooking, Cooking Websites, Dessert, Holidays, Snacks

 

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Barbecue Side Dishes – Photo Gallery | SAVEUR

Barbecue Side Dishes – Photo Gallery | SAVEUR.

Even though Summer may be coming to a close soon for most of us, you can always use your grill and depending on where you are, outdoor grilling can go on all year round. Even though I am in New York, I still like to make barbecue food even if it is an indoors version, and you need to have great barbecue sides when you put a meal together. Saveur Magazine has these 35 great barbecue side dishes that are perfect for all of your grilling occasions to try. Check it out!

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2014 in Cooking, Cooking Websites, Grilling, Side Dishes

 

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Homemade Condiments – Photo Gallery | SAVEUR

Homemade Condiments – Photo Gallery | SAVEUR.

Sure condiments are easy to buy at the store, but sometimes making your own can save you some money and taste better than anything you can find in a jar or squeeze bottle since you have control over what is going into it. Saveur Magazine has put together 25 great condiment recipes for you to try on your own from basic ketchup right on up. Check it out!

 

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12 Make-Ahead Burger Toppings – Photo Gallery | SAVEUR

12 Make-Ahead Burger Toppings – Photo Gallery | SAVEUR.

There are fewer things better than having a great burger right off the grill. The flavor you get from grilling your burger is unlike any other method and I could eat them all day long myself, but having some great condiments to go on your burger makes things even better. If you want to go beyond the typical store-bought items and try some things of your own, Saveur Magazine has put together 12 great burger toppings that you can make ahead and have ready for your next barbecue, outdoor party or just to enjoy for yourself. Check it out!

 

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Back in the Groove with Extra-Crispy Fried Chicken

As I try to get back into the swing of things and balancing work and home after vacation, along with the heat of summertime, I am trying to get back into the kitchen as well, even with the weather may make for some sticky days in the kitchen (thank God for air conditioning!). I have really felt like have fried chicken lately and I always have plenty of chicken pieces on hand but I wanted to try a recipe that would be a little bit different from those fried chicken recipes I have tried in the past. I came across this one from Saveur magazine for an extra-crispy fried chicken that makes a flavorful brine to put the chicken in ahead of time and then does some double coating with a special batter to make things super crunchy.

Extra-Crispy Fried Chicken

¼ cup kosher salt, plus more to taste
2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper, plus more to taste
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons sugar
15 whole cloves
6 sprigs fresh parsley
6 sprigs fresh thyme
4 bay leaves
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 (3½–4 pound) chicken, quartered or equivalent chicken pieces (breasts, thighs, legs)
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated garlic
1½ tablespoons cayenne pepper
1½ tablespoons onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon baking powder
Canola or vegetable oil, for frying

Boil a ¼ cup of the kosher salt and 1 tablespoon of black pepper with the honey, sugar, cloves, parsley, thyme, bay leaves, lemon zest, and lemon juice, plus 6 cups of water in a 4-quart saucepan until the salt is dissolved, about 5–7 minutes. Remove the brine from the heat and let it cool completely. Add the chicken to the brine and cover; refrigerate overnight.

The next day, drain the chicken, rinse it, and pat it dry well with paper towels. Whisk 2 cups of the all-purpose flour and half each of the granulated garlic, cayenne, onion powder, and paprika with salt and pepper in a bowl until they are combined. In another bowl, whisk the remaining flour, granulated garlic, cayenne, onion powder, and paprika with the baking powder, salt, pepper, and 2 cups of water into a smooth batter.

3. Pour enough oil into a large Dutch oven or cast iron pan to reach a depth of 2 inches. Heat the oil until a deep-fry thermometer reads 300 degrees. Working in batches, dredge the chicken in flour mixture, shaking off any excess, then dip the chicken in the batter, and then dredge the chicken again in the flour. Fry the chicken, flipping the pieces once, until the chicken is golden and almost cooked through, about 7–8 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh reads 150 degrees. Transfer the chicken to paper towels to drain.

4. Increase the oil temperature to 350 degrees and fry the chicken again (working in batches again if needed) until the chicken is crisp, about 2–3 minutes more; drain the chicken on paper towels and season it with salt and pepper to taste before serving.

The coating from the flour and batter is really crispy and wonderful and the chicken comes out perfectly moist underneath the crust. The brining really helps here so if you have time to do it you should. It helps the chicken and adds some great flavor as well. I served the chicken with some homemade coleslaw and corn on the cob to make it a great meal. I used only thighs and drumsticks for my meal, but you could use any combination you like and it will work well here.

That’s all I have for today. Check back next time for another recipe. Until then, enjoy the rest of your day and enjoy your meal!

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Posted by on August 6, 2014 in Cooking, Dinner, Poultry

 

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Easy Barbecue Mains – Photo Gallery | SAVEUR

Easy Barbecue Mains – Photo Gallery | SAVEUR.

With summer in full swing and so many people looking for great new grilling options for dinners or parties, Saveur Magazine has put together some great main dishes for you to incorporate into your grilling this year. Everything is covered to take care of all your needs for beef, chicken, fish, pork and even vegetarian main dishes to satisfy everyone at your backyard barbecue. Check it out!

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2014 in Cooking, Cooking Websites, Dinner, Grilling

 

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Our Favorite Hamburger Recipes – Photo Gallery | SAVEUR

Our Favorite Hamburger Recipes – Photo Gallery | SAVEUR.

There is nothing at all like a good burger and with the warm weather a burger makes a great meal to make outdoors or indoors. To try some different burger options, check out this article from Saveur Magazine with several different, new and tasty burger options. Check it out!

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2014 in Beef, Cooking, Cooking Websites, Dinner, Grilling, Lunch

 

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