how to cook a perfect roast chicken

Roast chicken with spring vegetables

Roast chicken with spring vegetables

Roast chicken with spring vegetables excerpted from Go-To Dinners” Copyright © 2022 by Ina Garten. Photographs copyright © 2022 by Quentin Bacon.

Go-To Dinners: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten

Even Ina Garten, America’s most trusted and beloved home cook, sometimes finds cooking stressful. To make life easy she relies on a repertoire of recipes that she knows will turn out perfectly every time. Cooking night after night during the pandemic inspired her to re-think the way she approached dinner, and the result is this collection of comforting and delicious recipes that you’ll love preparing and serving. You’ll find lots of freeze-ahead, make-ahead, prep-ahead, and simply assembled recipes so you, too, can make dinner a breeze.

In Go-To Dinners, Ina shares her strategies for making her most satisfying and uncomplicated dinners. Many, like Overnight Mac & Cheese, you can make ahead and throw in the oven right before dinner. Light dinners like Tuscan White Bean Soup can be prepped ahead and assembled at the last minute. Go-to family meals like Chicken in a Pot with Orzo and Hasselback Kielbasa will feed a crowd with very little effort. And who doesn’t want to eat Breakfast For Dinner? You’ll find recipes for Scrambled Eggs Cacio e Pepe and Roasted Vegetables with Jammy Eggs that are a snap to make and so satisfying. Ina’s “Two-Fers” guide you on how to turn leftovers from one dinner into something different and delicious the second night. (more…)

One­-Pan Chicken Dinner

One­-Pan Chicken Dinner

One­-Pan Chicken Dinner, Bare Minimum Dinners: Recipes and Strategies for Doing Less in the Kitchen by Jenna Helwig. Photography by Linda Xiao.

Bare Minimum DinnersGetting a home-cooked meal on the table every day is an admirable goal, but it shouldn’t get in the way of your life! In Bare Minimum Dinners, Jenna Helwig—food director at Real Simple magazine—shares delicious, easy recipes so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying your meal…or doing whatever else you want!

Chapters include: Bare Minimum Time (30 minutes or less); Bare Minimum Ingredients (7 ingredients or less, including salt and olive oil); Bare Minimum Hands-On Time (slow-cooker and Instant Pot meals); Bare Minimum Clean-Up (one-pot/sheet pan/skillet meals); and Bare Minimum Sides (super-simple vegetables, salads, and grains so you can feel good about serving healthy, well-rounded dinners).

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Roast Chicken with Mustard, Marmalade, Parsnips & Orange

Roast Chicken with Mustard, Marmalade, Parsnips & Orange

Roast Chicken with Mustard, Marmalade, Parsnips & Orange, Foolproof One-pot by Alan Rosenthal. Photography by Rita Platts.

Foolproof One-potOne-pot cooking cuts down on washing up, requires minimal kitchen space and tends not to be overly complicated. What’s not to love about that?

In the first book of the Foolproof series, Foolproof One-Pot celebrates throwing ingredients into a single dish and letting the oven do the work. Alan Rosenthal offers amazing new ways to elevate classics, as well as revealing new sure-to-be favourites.

From weekend slow cooks to easy-going tray bakes, this mouth-watering collection of 70 useful, vibrant recipes are all cooked with minimal fuss and maximum flavour!

Foolproof One-Pot: 60 Simple and Satisfying Recipes is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca

 


Roast Chicken with Mustard, Marmalade, Parsnips & Orange

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