Suzi's Blog

Chicken with Apples and Calvados

Hearty and regional. Calvados is the apple-based treasure that Normandy prides, along with its chickens. The Normandy coast is not quite the same climate as the south of France. The terroir affects everyone and everything. The people, often with several layers of clothing to stave off the cold and mists. The chickens, who tend to…

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Oven-Fried Lemon Chicken

I am about to change your life. Below is the recipe for the best fried chicken recipe ever. Oh, I’m sure that claim will rattle the edges a tad. By what right can I make such a claim? Sixty years of fried chicken experience. When I was 8 [yes, you can figure it out], my…

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Brian’s Chicken and Dumplings [Big, Fluffy, Wonderful Dumplings]

Comfort food. We all respond when we hear this term, and we all have that short list of favorites that we can instantly taste in our brains, in not in our mouths. If you survey people, you’d be surprised how many of us overlap in those foods that always entertain and please us. For days,…

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Three Things to Do After the Chicken Comes Out of the Oven

    Congratulations. You’ve just cooked a chicken. You may be carving it up, prematurely because you are eager to get to the table. What’s the next thing you do? Clean that roasting pan while it is hot and before things begin to “clunk” on the bottom and sides? The Veggies No. Leave the pan.…

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