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1 Spatchcock the chicken (if not already spatchcocked at the butcher): With kitchen shears or a sharp knife, cut along each side of the backbone (cutting through the rib bones) and remove it. Save it for stock, if you like. Turn the chicken over so it is lying breast side up on the cutting board. …

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No-Bake Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies! Such a classic after-school (or work) snack! Cocoa powder, peanut butter, oats, sugar, butter, and milk. Print Photography Credit: Cindy Rahe No bake cookies will always and forever remind me of my mom, who made tons of them when my brother and I were teenagers — probably because they …

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Baked Chicken Parmesan! EASY and quick, chicken cutlets breaded with Parmesan and crumbs, fried, topped with a tomato sauce. Print Photography Credit: Sally Vargas Chicken Parmesan has to be one of the easiest and tastiest ways of preparing chicken, don’t you agree? In this version we first get started on a simple homemade tomato sauce with …

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1 Chill the ingredients for the pie crust: In a mixing bowl, stir the flour, sugar and salt until combined. Add the butter cubes and toss to coat them in the flour. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes while you prepare the apples. 2 Prepare the apples: Cut the apples in half and slice …

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1 Par-cook the beans: Combine the dried beans and 8 cups of the water in an electric pressure cooker. Secure the lid on the pressure cooker. Make sure that the pressure regulator is set to the “Sealing” position. If you are using an Instant Pot, select the “Bean/Chili” program, then adjust the time to 15 …

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1 Blanch the green beans: Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add a tablespoon of salt and the green beans. Cook the green beans for 3 minutes or until they are bright green and barely tender. Scoop the beans out with a slotted spoon and transfer to a strainer. Rinse the beans under …

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The Margarita is a classic for a reason! Just three ingredients—tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice. Salted rim optional. Print Photography Credit: Elise Bauer The classic margarita has a nobility that’s expressed by its simplicity—tequila, orange liqueur for sweetness, and tart lime juice. Just three ingredients, harmoniously combined and perfectly balanced. This is a cocktail …

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Beautiful summer berry and banana dessert terrine, a gelatin and white grape juice base, filled with fresh berries and bananas. Print Photography Credit: Elise Bauer This berry and banana terrine is one of my favorite summer desserts. It’s so pretty! It’s packed with potpourri of berries, speckled with banana slices, and held together with a grape-juice based …

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Pasta and Bean Picnic Salad! This is a spin on classic pasta salad with a white beans, fresh summer vegetables, and a light vinaigrette. No mayo. Print Photography Credit: Sheryl Julian A picnic table without pasta salad feels like something is missing. You can put out all kinds of beautiful dishes, but pasta salad has …

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1 Prepare the pie dough through dividing the dough into two disks and chilling: Instructions for our favorite pie dough recipe can be found here. 2 Roll out the bottom crust: Remove one of the chilled disks of pie dough from the refrigerator and let it stand a few minutes at room temperature until it …

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