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Pomegranate Roast Chicken

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This dish, and especially this sauce, has rapidly become a favorite of mine. I’ve cooked it twice now, and used a variation of the sauce for another dish as well. The chicken is tender and moist, the sauce has incredible flavor, and I love the vegetables cooked in the chicken drippings with butter and sage. I got this recipe from In Sock Monkey Slippers, and changed a few things, but the basic awesome recipe is from them. They also truss the chicken, which I’m too lazy to do.

To start, preheat your oven to 425 and cut up a bunch of root vegetables (potatoes, yams, carrots, squash, apples, and brussels sprouts all work well) and put them in the bottom of a roasting pan.

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Posted by on February 28, 2013 in Entree, Healthy

 

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A great holiday drink

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Note: Updated post with improved technique here: http://cookingmadly.com/2012/12/28/apple-cider-for-new-years/

I don’t know about the rest of you, but one thing I love about winter is hot drinks. A warm mug of something steaming, crisp, cold air outside, and a fuzzy blanket or robe… yeah, that’s comfort to me. And how do you make it even better? Add booze! So, with that thought on mind, I give you my absolute favorite hot, alcoholic drink for the upcoming holidays.

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Posted by on November 14, 2012 in Drink

 

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Here’s a healthy recipe… for your mental health

Here’s a healthy recipe… for your mental health

I really wanted to do a healthy recipe next, but apparently my stomach had other ideas, because instead I found myself buying apples to do my mother’s apple cobbler that I grew up eating. It’s actually properly called a clafouti, but it still falls in the cobbler class of desserts, so I keep calling it that. You can do it with really any type of fruit, but with all the great apples around right now, it’d be a shame not to use them. Other favorite fruit combinations of mine are triple berry, blackberry nectarine, and I’ve recently been pondering a pear with grated gruyere in it, courtesy of Pushing Daisies.

Now, to make this dish, you start by putting a stick of butter in a baking dish into a cold oven, and preheating the oven to 400 degrees. As the oven warms, it will melt the stick of butter and give it some nice browning. You just have to be careful not to forget about it and burn the butter.

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While that is going on, get out a large mixing bowl and mix together 2 cups of flour, 2 cups of sugar, 4 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1 1/2 cups of milk.

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Posted by on November 8, 2012 in Dessert

 

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