Brined and Smoked Chicken Thighs

Brined and Smoked Chicken Thighs

Brined and Smoked Chicken Thighs
These succulent chicken thighs are brined in a sweet citrus mixture before being smoked for hours to achieve the ideal level of tenderness.

Water and brown sugar are whipped together.

To dissolve the sugar and salt, combine 1 cup of kosher salt, black pepper, garlic cloves, and bay leaves in a large saucepan.

Bring to a boil on a medium-high heat setting.

Insert rosemary sprigs and lemon slices after carefully pouring the brine mixture into a sizable heat-resistant container.

Place in the refrigerator and leave for two hours or until completely chilled.

To the chilled brine, add the chicken thighs.

Chicken thighs should be placed on top of a small plate to keep them submerged.

The container should then be sealed with a lid or plastic wrap.

Place brined chicken thighs in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours and up to 24 hours.

June 24, 2024

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Easy Bake Brisket

Easy Bake Brisket

Easy Bake Brisket
A straightforward beef brisket that will delight!

Set oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (165 degrees C).

The beef brisket should be put in a baking dish.

Mix the tomato sauce, garlic powder, green chiles, onion soup, and diced tomatoes in a bowl.

Give the brisket a pour.

Wrap the brisket in foil loosely.

Bake for 3 hours in a preheated oven, or until at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit registers inside (63 degrees C)

June 23, 2024

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Spiced Orange-Cinnamon Cider

Spiced Orange-Cinnamon Cider

Spiced Orange-Cinnamon Cider
This beverage is ideal for gatherings with family or friends during the holidays. It has a sweet and spicy flavor and can be spiked with a good shot of your preferred bourbon.

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In a sizable saucepan, combine the apple cider, lime slices, orange slices, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and star anise.

Over medium-high heat, bring to a boil for about five minutes.

Cover and simmer for 10 minutes on low heat.

Remove the star anise, cloves, and cinnamon sticks.

Add honey and continue to heat.

Warm the cider, then pour it into the cups.

Garnish with several orange and lime slices as well as a cinnamon stick for stirring.

June 22, 2024

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Crispy Tofu Bites

Crispy Tofu Bites

Crispy Tofu Bites
The secret to crispy tofu is pressing out all the water; a simple coating also boosts the crunch factor in this quick and easy recipe.

Drain tofu place on a plate and stack heavy plates on top of tofu to drain any remaining moisture about 15 minutes.

Slice into 24 bite-sized pieces.

Combine flour cornstarch salt and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag.

Toss tofu into the bag seal and shake to coat.

Transfer tofu to a plate shaking off any excess flour mixture.

Pour oil into a skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking.

Cook tofu in hot oil turning often until golden brown on all sides about 5 minutes per side.

June 21, 2024

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Iowa City Oatmeal Cookie (Cocktail)

Iowa City Oatmeal Cookie (Cocktail)

Iowa City Oatmeal Cookie (Cocktail)
It’s not a cookie, it’s a cookie spice-flavored cocktail!

Shake the butterscotch schnapps, cinnamon schnapps, Irish liqueur, and ice in a cocktail shaker.

Strain into a small glass.

June 20, 2024

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Egg Fried Rice

Egg Fried Rice

Egg Fried Rice
Did you know that the secret to excellent fried rice is the egg? Instant rice is fried with an egg, an onion, green beans, and soy sauce in this quick and simple recipe.

In a saucepan bring water salt and soy sauce to a boil.

Add rice and stir.

Remove from heat cover and let stand 5 minutes.

Heat oil in a medium skillet or wok over medium heat.

Saute onions and green beans for 2 to 3 minutes.

Pour in egg and fry for 2 minutes scrambling egg while it cooks.

Stir in the cooked rice mix well and sprinkle with pepper.

June 19, 2024

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Broccoli Tots

Broccoli Tots

Broccoli Tots
These kid-friendly finger foods are made with broccoli rice instead of potatoes and are flavored with parsley, garlic, and Cheddar cheese.

Set oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees C).

Use parchment paper to cover a baking sheet.

Half of the broccoli florets should be placed in a food processor and should be pulsed 20 times or until it resembles rice grains.

Continue with the rest of the broccoli florets.

Add one teaspoon of salt and half an inch of water to a large shallow saucepan.

up to a boil.

Rice with broccoli has the heat turned down to low.

For about 5 minutes, cover and simmer until fork-tender.

Drain and wait for ten minutes to cool.

Fill the center of a clean, absorbent dish towel with the broccoli rice.

Squeeze and twist the towel to wring out as much water as you can.

June 18, 2024

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Easy Cranberry-Orange Muffins

Easy Cranberry-Orange Muffins

Easy Cranberry-Orange Muffins
These straightforward muffins with cranberries and orange combine the fruity sweetness of orange zest and juice with a pleasant tartness from the cranberries.

Set the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees C).

5 muffin cups should be greased or lined with paper liners.

In a bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt until well combined.

Fill a measuring cup with vegetable oil.

Fill the cup with milk before adding the egg and stirring to combine.

Mixture of flour and oil should be poured into one another.

Orange zest and juice should be combined.

When the batter is barely combined, fold in the cranberries.

Fill each prepared muffin cup with batter so that it is about halfway full.

Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the tops spring back when lightly touched.

For five minutes, let the tin cool.

Move to a wire rack to completely cool.

June 17, 2024

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Asian Potato Salad

Asian Potato Salad

Asian Potato Salad
Would you like to try a brand-new, unique potato salad? then stop your search. Bok choy, cilantro, soy sauce, and sesame oil combine beautifully to give a potato salad a distinctive Asian twist.

Place bacon in a large deep skillet.

Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown.

Drain crumble and set aside.

Meanwhile bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm about 15 minutes.

Drain cool and chop into bite-size chunks.

To make the dressing mix together the mayonnaise sugar soy sauce sesame oil mustard powder and salt.

Combine the potatoes bacon bok choy red pepper green onion and cilantro in a large bowl.

Pour over dressing and mix well.

Refrigerate for at least one hour to allow flavors to blend and serve.

June 16, 2024

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Low-Carb Spaghetti Squash Alfredo

Low-Carb Spaghetti Squash Alfredo

Low-Carb Spaghetti Squash Alfredo
Homemade Alfredo cheese sauce with roasted spaghetti squash turns classic fettuccine Alfredo into a low-carb feast.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Pierce the spaghetti squash shells several times with a fork.

Brush 1 teaspoon olive oil evenly over the cut sides of the squash and season with salt.

Place spaghetti squash cut sides down on the prepared baking sheet.

Use a sharp knife to cut 1/4 inch from the top of the garlic.

Drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil and season with a pinch of salt.

Wrap in a double layer of foil and place on the baking sheet with the squash.

Roast in the preheated oven until squash shreds easily with a fork about 30 minutes.

June 15, 2024

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