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Game Day Food

Yesterday was the AFC Championship Game. Being from Boston, I knew the Patriots were in it, but I didn’t even know what team we were playing until I sat down to watch the game. I watched the game the way I watch most sports games, cheering when the people around me cheer and pretending like I know why. 
Despite my complete lack of knowledge when it comes to football, I still enjoy watching the games. Why? Because of the food. Any time you watch a football game with friends, there is bound to be endless supplies of delicious food. My friend …

 

Citrus-Marinated Chicken

It’s hard to believe the month of August is here already. With that said, I wanted to share with you a savory dish (not sweets this time) that I made from a recipe in the August 2013 issue of Bon Apétit magazine: citrus-marinated chicken thighs. The recipe was simple and easy to follow. At first, I was worried that the chicken might turn out on the dry side, since I had to broil the chicken. However, the magazine noted that “an herby and citrus marinade ensures juicy, tasty chicken.” Sure enough, the chicken was moist and full of bold citrus …

 

Honey Glazed Chicken

Honey is glorious.
Whether you eat it by the spoonful, drizzle it over cornbread, or pour it in your tea, it’s the perfect amount of sweet to satisfy any craving.  Last summer I discovered that this multi-talented condiment makes a great dressing–especially for chicken.
The best thing about this recipe is its simplicity.  Most, if not all, of the ingredients tend to be common pantry items and are pretty easy to find.

¼ c Honey
1 tbls soy sauce
1 tbls white vinegar
1 tsp pumpkin spice (or ¼ tsp each of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves)

Pour everything into a bowl and mix well.

Put this glaze …

 

Boston’s 20 Most Iconic Dishes

Eater Boston (local restaurant blog) recently announced Boston’s 20 Most Iconic Dishes. What I love about this list is that you won’t find typical Boston foods (i.e. baked beans, clam chowder). Instead, Eater carefully selected dishes that are both delicious and unique to Boston’s current food scene. I have already crossed off seven items from the list, and plan to try the remaining dishes within the next year. Here are my reviews of what I’ve tried so far.

#9 Neptune Oyster‘s Maine Lobster Roll
There are two options: served hot with butter, or cold with mayo. I’ve only tackled the hot version and …

 

Pork Perfection

grilled meat from myrecipes.com
For this years July 4th cookout my Dad decided to make a pork roast. After he marinated the meat for a day, he cooked the pork shoulder for nine long hours on the grill over hickory-smoked wood chips until it reached peak tenderness. Personally, being a vegetarian, pork isn’t my cup of tea. But the process to prepare this dinner was pretty interesting, none the less.
Something that was as time consuming to prepare as that piece of pork should have incredible flavor. Over-cooking it would be a disaster and a huge waste of time.
And so, the importance …

 

10 Hour Chicken!

My daughter came down with cookbooks with recipes for me to try.   Finally I tried one recipe from Gwyneth Paltrow -my father’s daughter cookbook.  I love this cookbook and am going to get my own copy but more about that at another time!
I have smoked briskets outdoors for countless hours getting up at an unheard of hour to start the process.  When I cook a turkey in my Showtime Rotisserie it does not take more than two to three hours before it is ready.  I was intrigued about how a chicken would taste if I cooked it long and slow …

 

“Hootie Hoos” chicken pot pie a real winner!

Carla is off Top Chef All Stars, and i miss her unique and fun personality.  And, her “Hootie Hoo” perking greeting. I mean, it’s one of those sayings that sticks, like BAM from Emeril Lagasse.
Lucky for me, Carla’s memory lingers and especially her winning Chicken Pot Pie dish.  Even Tom  Colicchio loved it.
Carla’s remarks at judges table about including both a pre cooked, top and botttom crust, got me thinking.  I mean, i’ve been making the old comfy standby Chicken Pot Pie for ages, without complaint, but i thought, i should try this using her method.
Not for anything, but i …

 

"Hootie Hoos" chicken pot pie a real winner!

Carla is off Top Chef All Stars, and i miss her unique and fun personality.  And, her “Hootie Hoo” perking greeting. I mean, it’s one of those sayings that sticks, like BAM from Emeril Lagasse.
Lucky for me, Carla’s memory lingers and especially her winning Chicken Pot Pie dish.  Even Tom  Colicchio loved it.
Carla’s remarks at judges table about including both a pre cooked, top and botttom crust, got me thinking.  I mean, i’ve been making the old comfy standby Chicken Pot Pie for ages, without complaint, but i thought, i should try this using her method.
Not for anything, but i …

 

My Secret Weapon for My Holiday Cooking – Meet My Showtime Rotisserie!

How did you cook your turkey this past Thanksgiving and how do you juggle all that needs to go into your oven when you are cooking during the holiday season?
For me, that got a lot easier when I got my Showtime Rotisserie! I don’t mean to sound like an infomercial but it is fantastic!
I started with the small version and realized I needed the larger version which makes it easy to cook a large turkey or prime rib for the holidays!  All I ever do is put the food in without seasonings and the food is fantastic!

Tags: chicken, Featured, fish, …

 

Cooking for the Jewish Holidays, Get a Jumpstart Cook and Freeze Your Chicken Soup!

Chicken Soup
With the Jewish Holidays so early this year, the dilemma was what I could make and freeze so I could still enjoy the Labor Day Weekend!  I could make my chicken soup, well not mine but a recipe that has been one of my favorites for many years.  Whenever I make chicken soup, I always make a double batch one for the holiday and one for the freezer after all you never know when you will get a cold or the flu and need chicken soup, after all is called Jewish penicillin!
Everyone will have their favorite way of making …