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Asian Garlic Chicken

by Jane Wangersky April 9th, 2015| Recipes, Simple Solutions
In How to Cook and Eat in Chinese by Buwei Yang Chao, there’s a simple recipe called just Garlic Beef (Dr. Chao was not one for fancy names on her dishes) that’s become one of my family’s favorite foods. I make it when I have a lot of fairly
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Chicken Pot Pie: Keeping the Filling Thick

by Elizabeth Skipper April 9th, 2014| Ask the Chef
When I make chicken pot pie, I create a roux with butter and flour and then add chicken stock. Although it is fairly thick, after baking it seems watery when serving.  Is there a proper ratio for roux to stock or a step in making the filling that I

Fresh-Tasting Leftovers

by Jane Wangersky March 6th, 2014| Cooking Basics
A few days ago I was overwhelmed with leftovers. It happens to all of us from time to time. Somebody doesn’t make it home to dinner, or somebody’s appetite suddenly falls off, or whatever. Anyway, you’ve got a fridge full of cold food, and nobody, including yourself, is going
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Easy as Chicken Pot Pie

by James Maynard March 3rd, 2014| Video
Chicken pot pie is perfect for late winter days, when warm food can feel like the only way to feel human. Many people also consider this dish to be a comfort food. Most of us remember these delicious treats from when we were children. However, many parents served their
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Brine and Brining

by Jane Wangersky February 6th, 2014| Cooking Basics
A brine, like a marinade, is a liquid that food is soaked in to tenderize and flavor it -- only brines are simpler than marinades. The only essential ingredients in a brine are water and salt.

This video gives you a quick demonstration of brining a turkey. You'll
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Curry and Make this Fried Chicken Salad

by James Maynard December 20th, 2013| Video
Curry fried chicken salad provides an exotic twist on an American staple. Although chicken salad is usually thought of as a summer dish it makes a great lunch any time of year. This makes an excellent sandwich filler. It can also be served on the side with a larger

Life is Based on Carbonara

by James Maynard December 6th, 2013| Video
Chicken Carbonara is a popular Italian dish that looks much more difficult to prepare than it is when you are actually in the kitchen. This chicken recipe can be made quickly and easily, surprising guests with its delicious aroma and taste. Watch this video, and you will learn how
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Don’t Be Chicken to Make These Dishes!

by James Maynard November 29th, 2013| Video
Chicken is one of the most versatile foods in the world. Recipes don't have to be complicated. Delicious dishes can be created by novice chefs in just a matter of minutes. Best of all, chicken is healthy, inexpensive, and loved by nearly everyone who eats meat. You don't need

Thanksgiving for This Turkey Advice!

by James Maynard November 22nd, 2013| Video
For most Americans, Thanksgiving means turkey on the table. But, many people are afraid of roasting a turkey. It is easy to dry it out during preparation. A dry turkey is one of the classic bad moves of Thanksgiving cooking. One way of keeping your bird juicy is to
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Chicken — Mature and Otherwise

by Jane Wangersky October 3rd, 2013| Cooking Basics
Last week I bought some chicken at the nostalgic price of 89 cents a pound. But first, I really hesitated. Not because I was afraid there was something wrong with it, but because, unlike most of the chicken I'd ever cooked, this was "mature stewing hen".

The chickens whose meat
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Easy Ways to Spice Up Chicken

by James Maynard September 6th, 2013| Video
Chicken is a staple food in most American households. The bird can be prepared quickly and easily, and it is low in fat. However, it is easy to get caught in a rut preparing chicken dinners. Many cooks continually fall back on favorite, tested recipes to feed their families.
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Chicken Saltimbocca Made Easy!

by James Maynard July 19th, 2013| Video
Chicken saltimbocca is one of those dishes that looks a lot harder to prepare than it actually is, making it a dish that you can prepare to really impress someone. Most people, even fairly good home cooks, will seldom or ever make chicken saltimbocca, and most people never eat
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