Studded with cloves of garlic and a swirl of grated parmesan, this bread couldn’t be more flavorful—or easier to make! The no-knead technique gives you a tender, crusty loaf with a fraction of the work, making this the perfect accompaniment to a weeknight dinner.Read More
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If I had my way, everything that came out of my kitchen would be some sort of pastry, cake, or cookie. If I had my way, every meal would be dessert and involve some kind of chocolate or berry. But occasionally (read:every few hours) the other people who live at my house demand "real" food of me. And if I'm being honest...Read More
I'm posting a salad recipe on my birthday. What is wrong with me? Maybe I'm subconsciously making up for the birthday cake from last week?
When I was a kid, eating out was a rare luxury. In a family of 12 (yes, you read that right) even the simplest of food added up quickly. Which means that Chick-fil-a was a staple and a treat, and Panera Bread? That was pretty much fine dining.
One of their favorite menu items has always been the Fuji Apple Chicken Salad. The dressing is the best part for me-- sweet, but with a nice kick of vinegar that doesn't set your teeth on edge. And the apple chips. Oh how I love them. I made my own apple chips for inspiration's sake, but probably wouldn't bother again because it just wasn't worth it. But they really do take the salad to the next level.
Don't let the ingredient list fool you-- this goes together quickly, and most of the work can be done ahead of time. Marinade the chicken one day, while it's baking make the dressing, and all you have to do at meal time is toss it all together. Toast a little sourdough or set out a few muffins, and dinner is served!
- 2-2.5 lbs. chicken breast
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. honey
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 2 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 tsp. basil
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 2/3 cup apple juice concentrate
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- 2 Tbsp. golden balsamic
- 1 tsp. ground mustard
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. white pepper
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 large clamshell of spring greens
- 1 cup, plus more for garnish on top apple chips
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
Now we come to my favorite country of all- France.
It's no secret that I a serious case of Francophilia. I wear the label proudly, and ever since we spent the first three months after our marriage there, I think of it as another home across the sea. We've also been studying the language, and have rather slow, stilted conversations with terrible accents whenever possible. But we're getting there, and hopefully our efforts will result in being able to sound like our words are dancing, just like they do when you hear a French man or woman speak.