This may be the best turkey recipe ever! Why? Because it's easy -- the perfect recipe for someone who is roasting turkey for the first time. A mixture of oil and herbs coats the skin and lends flavor and moisture as the turkey slow roasts in the oven. Basting during the second half of the cooking process also infuses the whole bird with flavor. A classic main dish for the holidays!
The cozy combination of maple and bourbon is a timeless classic! Sweet and bold flavors balance each other out, and create a perfectly juicy Cornish hen. If you have never made Cornish hens before, it is incredibly easy! The hens taste exactly like the chicken you’re used to, but they cook faster and are perfect for individual servings. The kids always get a kick out of getting their “very own chicken!” for the first time, too. Serve these hens over a bed of rice, with a simple salad or both. If you have any leftovers, you can shred the meat and include it in delicious sandwiches, soups or over salads throughout the week! Do not worry about including bourbon in your recipe if you have children: All alcohol will cook off while the hens are baking. But, you can always leave it out, and still have a juicy, flavorful meal!
A healthier spin on fried chicken and potatoes, this recipe is packed with flavor and serves up half the guilt. Since it only takes about 30 to 40 minutes to make, it’s perfect for meal prepping or busy weekday dinners. If you’re serving any picky eaters, try subbing some of the asparagus for rainbow carrot slices, green beans or any other long veggies. Not only will it offer more variety, it will give even more pops of color. To maintain the bright colors of the asparagus or other veggies (and impress guests!), blanche veggies by dropping them in boiling water for a minute and transferring to ice water before sautéing with the garlic cloves!
This tasty dish is perfect for busy weeknights, when you don't have time to prep ingredients or wait for protein to slow roast. Boneless pork chops sear up quickly in a cast-iron pan and pan drippings make a delicious gravy to pour overtop. Serve with a salad and side of vegetables for a well-balanced meal.