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roasted-chicken-with-rosemary

Roasted Chicken with Rosemary

Ingredients
1/2 cup butter, cubed
4 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary or 2 tablespoons dried rosemary, crushed
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 whole roasting chicken (5 to 6 pounds)
6 small red potatoes, halved
6 medium carrots, halved lengthwise and cut into 2-inch pieces
2 medium onions, quartered

Directions
In a small saucepan, melt butter; stir in the seasonings. Place chicken breast side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan; tie drumsticks together with kitchen string. Spoon half of the butter mixture over chicken. Place the potatoes, carrots and onions around chicken.

Drizzle remaining butter mixture over vegetables.

Cover and bake at 350° for 1-1/2 hours, basting every 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 30-60 minutes longer or until a thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 170°-175°, basting occasionally.

Cover with foil and let stand 10-15 minutes before carving. Serve with vegetables. Yield: 9 servings.

Recipe found here: Roasted Chicken with Rosemary

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Ham and Cheese Muffins

Ingredients
2 cups self-rising flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup milk
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup finely chopped fully cooked ham
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions
In a large bowl, combine flour and baking soda. Combine remaining ingredients; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.

Bake at 425° for 16-18 minutes or until muffins test done. Yield: about 1 dozen.

Editor’s Note: As a substitute for each cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup

Recipe found here: Ham and Cheese Muffins

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Classic French Onion Soup

Ingredients
5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon butter
8 cups thinly sliced onions (about 3 pounds)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup port wine
2 cartons (32 ounces each) beef broth
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
24 slices French bread baguette (1/2 inch thick)
2 large garlic cloves, peeled and halved
3/4 cup shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese

Directions
In a Dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons oil and butter over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir for 10-13 minutes or until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook for 30-40 minutes or until deep golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add minced garlic; cook 2 minutes longer.

Stir in wine. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half. Add the broth, pepper and salt; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, place baguette slices on a baking sheet; brush both sides with remaining oil. Bake at 400° for 3-5 minutes on each side or until toasted. Rub toasts with halved garlic.

To serve, place twelve 8-oz. broiler-safe bowls or ramekins on baking sheets. Place two toasts in each. Ladle with soup; top with cheese. Broil 4 in. from heat until cheese is melted. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Classic French Onion Soup

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Mediterranean Rack of Lamb

Ingredients
2 racks of lamb (1-1/2 pounds each)
1/4 cup grated lemon peel
1/4 cup minced fresh oregano or 4 teaspoons dried oregano
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Fresh oregano and lemon slices, optional

Directions
Preheat oven to 375°. Place lamb in a shallow roasting pan. In small bowl, combine the lemon peel, oregano, garlic, oil, salt and pepper. Rub over lamb.

Bake 30-40 minutes or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. If desired, serve with fresh oregano and lemon slices. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Mediterranean Rack of Lamb

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Rosemary Pork Roast

Ingredients
1 cup thinly sliced / chopped green onions
4-1/2 cups chicken broth, divided
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
8 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary or 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 boneless pork loin roast (3 to 3-1/2 pounds)
1 teaspoon salt, optional
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the onions, 1/2 cup broth, vinegar, oil, garlic, rosemary and pepper. Pour half of the marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add the pork; seal bag and turn to coat.

Refrigerate for 4-8 hours, turning occasionally. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.

Drain and discard marinade from pork. Place with fat side up in an ungreased shallow roasting pan.

In a large bowl, combine reserved marinade with remaining broth; pour over roast. Sprinkle with salt if desired. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let meat stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Meanwhile, skim fat from pan juices. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into juices. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with roast. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Rosemary Pork Roast

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Apricot & White Chocolate Coffee Cake

Ingredients
2 cups biscuit/baking mix
2 tablespoons sugar
1 large egg
2/3 cup 2% milk
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup white baking chips
1/2 cup apricot preserves

TOPPING:
1/3 cup biscuit/baking mix
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cold butter

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the biscuit mix and sugar. Whisk the egg, milk and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chips. Pour into a greased 9-in. round baking pan.

Drop preserves by teaspoonfuls over batter. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl the preserves.

For topping, combine biscuit mix and sugar in small bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter.

Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Apricot & White Chocolate Coffee

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Pan-Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Ingredients
2 pounds red potatoes (about 6 medium), cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed, divided
3/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
1/2 teaspoon paprika
6 bone-in chicken thighs (about 2-1/4 pounds), skin removed
6 cups fresh baby spinach (about 6 ounces)

Directions
Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, onion, oil, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon rosemary and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; toss to coat. Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, mix paprika and the remaining salt, rosemary and pepper. Sprinkle chicken with paprika mixture; arrange over vegetables. Roast until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 170°-175° and vegetables are just tender, 35-40 minutes.

Remove chicken to a serving platter; keep warm. Top vegetables with spinach. Roast until vegetables are tender and spinach is wilted, 8-10 minutes longer. Stir vegetables to combine; serve with chicken. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Pan-Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

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