14 Roasted Vegetable Recipes

In the cooler weather, I roast up a big old sheet pan of vegetables at least once a week. Roasting is my favorite way to cook vegetables (and probably my favorite all-time cooking method). Sometimes I roast up two pans, because whole fresh out of the oven they make almost any meal feel rich and complete, they are also delicious at room temp or reheated alter in the week, either as they are, or incorporated into a new recipe or preparation. I feel a sense of joy when I remember that there is a small container of roasted cauliflower or …

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How to Safely Thaw Frozen Chicken

Getting chicken (safely!) from a rock-hard frozen state to a thawed ready-to-cook state raises a lot of questions. Here is all you need to know about defrosting or thawing frozen chicken.   Above: Chicken Parmigiana Thawing Frozen Chicken First, chicken should never be thawed or defrosted on the counter at room temperature or in a bowl of hot water. The following methods should allow you to thaw chicken and keep it out of the “danger zone” (40 to 140°F), which is the temperature zone that allows bacteria to grow. In general, larger cuts of chicken, especially a whole chicken, should …

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Devil’s Food Cake

Rich and chocolatey and hits all the best notes. The fudgy topping over the chocolate buttercream is truly easy yet optional (but you know you want it).

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