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Looks Delicious! S’mores Pretzel Hand Pies

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Looks Delicious! (S'mores Pretzel Hand Pies, submitted by TK member Stephanie of Girl Versus Dough)

It’s Friday! Not just any Friday, too. It’s the fifth and last Friday of August, the Friday before a long holiday weekend, and for many, the last Friday of their summer vacation.

It’s a Friday that needs something extra special, so enter chocolate and marshmallow creme and cream cheese and pretzel buns. As if we needed another reason to enjoy s’mores, Stephanie completely takes it up a notch or twelve with these S’mores Pretzel Hand Pies. Talk about the perfect sweet and salty and creamy and chocolaty treat.

Thanks for sharing this, Stephanie! Go check out her blog, Girl Versus Dough, for more of her wicked good recipes. She makes a brie and jam version of these pretzel hand pies, and they look incredible, too.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

 

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Share Your Breakfast Ideas!

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Kitchen Talk (Breakfast Ideas)

The first day of school is just around the corner, and some have already started (sorry!). Back in my school days, that meant every weekday morning was spent trying to linger in bed for as long as I could get away with, milking it for every last minute of sleep possible. Which, in turn, often meant rushing out the door without so much as a hint of breakfast. Not a crumb or drop of milk in sight. It’s a wonder I made it through third grade.

So let’s talk about breakfast! We need quick, easy, or make-ahead ideas for all the sleepyheads like me. Tell us:

Do you have any kid-friendly breakfast ideas to share?

My son was an even worse sleepyhead than I was, and I didn’t think that was possible. He loved toasted pita bread triangles spread with peanut butter and drizzled with honey. Easy to eat even as he was running down the driveway to catch the bus.

How about you? Have any ideas to help a busy parent trying to get the kids to school on time? Share the wealth below!

 

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Pollo en Salsa al Horno (Roasted Chicken in Sauce)

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Pollo en Salsa al Horno (Roasted Chicken in Sauce). Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Tammy of San Pasqual's Kitchen.

I like to think of this dish as fancy fried chicken. It looks (and sounds) like it took some major slaving in the kitchen to achieve, when in reality it’s super simple.

Today’s recipe for Pollo en Salsa al Horno (Roasted Chicken in Sauce), brought to us by Tammy (aka San Pasqual’s Kitchen here on Tasty Kitchen), was one of firsts for me. I can’t remember having cooked traditional Spanish food before. What a lovely introduction! This was also my first time cooking with saffron. I am so glad that I did. The flavor is subtle but adds a beautiful touch of distinction.

Here are the step-by-step instructions so you can see just how easy it is to make:

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Pollo en Salsa al Horno (Roasted Chicken in Sauce). Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Tammy of San Pasqual's Kitchen.

These are all the ingredients that you’ll need: Chicken (I used thighs), wine, butter, flour onion, oil (I used coconut oil), saffron, salt, garlic and parsley.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Pollo en Salsa al Horno (Roasted Chicken in Sauce). Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Tammy of San Pasqual's Kitchen.

First of all you’ll want to season your chicken with salt. Nobody wants to eat bland chicken.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Pollo en Salsa al Horno (Roasted Chicken in Sauce). Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Tammy of San Pasqual's Kitchen.

Nest, coat it with the flour.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Pollo en Salsa al Horno (Roasted Chicken in Sauce). Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Tammy of San Pasqual's Kitchen.

Heat your butter and oil in a large skillet.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Pollo en Salsa al Horno (Roasted Chicken in Sauce). Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Tammy of San Pasqual's Kitchen.

Once your oil is hot, add the chicken. Careful! It’s gonna sizzle.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Pollo en Salsa al Horno (Roasted Chicken in Sauce). Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Tammy of San Pasqual's Kitchen.

Cook until the chicken is nice and crispy and browned.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Pollo en Salsa al Horno (Roasted Chicken in Sauce). Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Tammy of San Pasqual's Kitchen.

Transfer the chicken to a baking dish and preheat your oven to 350ºF.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Pollo en Salsa al Horno (Roasted Chicken in Sauce). Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Tammy of San Pasqual's Kitchen.

Add the onion to the now-empty skillet of oil.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Pollo en Salsa al Horno (Roasted Chicken in Sauce). Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Tammy of San Pasqual's Kitchen.

Meanwhile, as the onion is cooking, combine the parsley, garlic and saffron in a mortar.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Pollo en Salsa al Horno (Roasted Chicken in Sauce). Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Tammy of San Pasqual's Kitchen.

Crush them all together.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Pollo en Salsa al Horno (Roasted Chicken in Sauce). Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Tammy of San Pasqual's Kitchen.

Add the white wine and give it a stir.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Pollo en Salsa al Horno (Roasted Chicken in Sauce). Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Tammy of San Pasqual's Kitchen.

Once the onions are nice and tender, stir in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for another 2 minutes. Nobody wants to eat raw flour.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Pollo en Salsa al Horno (Roasted Chicken in Sauce). Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Tammy of San Pasqual's Kitchen.

Add the wine mixture to the skillet and bring it all to a boil.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Pollo en Salsa al Horno (Roasted Chicken in Sauce). Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Tammy of San Pasqual's Kitchen.

Pour the sauce over the chicken in the pan. I switched to a larger pan so that the sauce would more evenly cover the chicken.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Pollo en Salsa al Horno (Roasted Chicken in Sauce). Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Tammy of San Pasqual's Kitchen.

Bake in the preheated oven for about 35-45 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Pollo en Salsa al Horno (Roasted Chicken in Sauce). Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Tammy of San Pasqual's Kitchen.

Make sure you serve with lots of the flavorful sauce! I cooked up some couscous as an accompaniment (I know it’s not traditionally Spanish, but it sure was delicious and perfect for soaking up the sauce).

Note: I used virgin coconut oil to fry the chicken. I would recommend using expeller pressed coconut oil or some other less flavorful oil so that the saffron will shine through more clearly.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Pollo en Salsa al Horno (Roasted Chicken in Sauce). Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Tammy of San Pasqual's Kitchen.

Thank you so much to Tammy for sharing this recipe with us. Stop by her blog, San Pasqual’s Kitchen, for more international recipes. Her Arrosto All’arancia (Roasted Pork with Orange Sauce) looks heavenly.

 
 

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Pollo en Salsa al Horno (Roasted Chicken in Sauce)

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Difficulty: Intermediate

Servings: 4

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Description

A remarkably tender chicken roasted in a saffron wine sauce. A Spanish wonder.

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cups All-purpose Flour, Divided
  • 4 pounds Chicken Parts
  • Salt
  • 1 cup Sunflower Oil
  • 2-½ Tablespoons Butter
  • 1  Small Onion
  • 1 clove Garlic, Peeled
  • 2  Sprigs Fresh Parsley
  • 1 pinch Saffron Threads
  • ¾ cups White Wine

Preparation Instructions

Reserve 1 tablespoon of the flour.

Season the chicken pieces with salt and coat them with the remaining flour.

Heat the oil with the butter in a skillet. Add the pieces of chicken and cook over medium heat until browned. Transfer to an ovenproof casserole.

Preheat oven to 350º.

Add the onion to the skillet and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes. While the onion is cooking, crush the garlic, parsley and saffron in a mortar and mix in the wine.

Stir the reserved flour into the onions and stir continuously for 2 minutes. Add in the wine mixture and bring to a boil, stirring continuously, then pour over the chicken.

Put the casserole in the oven and cook for 35 to 45 minutes until chicken is cooked through and tender.

¡Que aproveche! Enjoy!

 
 
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Erica Kastner has always been one of our most cherished members of the Tasty Kitchen community. She shares her wonderful recipes and amazing food photography on her blog, Buttered Side Up, and she also writes about crafts and posts more of her beautiful photography in her personal blog, Simple Days. There really isn’t much that this amazing young wife and mother can’t do, and we’re thrilled she does some of it here.

 

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Cerveza-garitas for the Weekend!

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cerveza-garita. Guest post by Megan Keno of Wanna Be a Country Cleaver, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Eating 80/20.

When you want a margarita, you want a margarita. And margaritas are best served with friends around! Have you seen cerveza-ritas on Mexican restaurant menus lately? I’m probably tardy to the party on this one, but after seeing them in every Mexican restaurant I’ve been to since college and then seeing TK member Lindsay’s easy-peasy recipe for Cerveza-garita here, well, it was fate. And it was time to celebrate.

This pitcher of margs is pretty potent, so celebrate with care.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cerveza-garita. Guest post by Megan Keno of Wanna Be a Country Cleaver, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Eating 80/20.

Gather your ingredients and a large pitcher or jar.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cerveza-garita. Guest post by Megan Keno of Wanna Be a Country Cleaver, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Eating 80/20.

Into the jar, pour in your choice of Mexican beers.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cerveza-garita. Guest post by Megan Keno of Wanna Be a Country Cleaver, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Eating 80/20.

Next, it’s time for the limeade. Add it in!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cerveza-garita. Guest post by Megan Keno of Wanna Be a Country Cleaver, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Eating 80/20.

Gently stir the beer and limeade together. Don’t stir too vigorously or you will swish out all the carbonation!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cerveza-garita. Guest post by Megan Keno of Wanna Be a Country Cleaver, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Eating 80/20.

Then, it’s time for the orange juice. What makes a margarita a “Cadillac” margarita is the addition of the orange liqueur that goes into it. I think the OJ addition is what makes these margaritas great! If you’re feeling extra sassy, top these off with some orange liqueur, too.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cerveza-garita. Guest post by Megan Keno of Wanna Be a Country Cleaver, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Eating 80/20.

And what do you know, now it’s time for the tequila. Pour it in and give it one final stir!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cerveza-garita. Guest post by Megan Keno of Wanna Be a Country Cleaver, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Eating 80/20.

If you’re going for the authentic margarita, use a lime to soak the rim of your glass.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cerveza-garita. Guest post by Megan Keno of Wanna Be a Country Cleaver, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Eating 80/20.

Dip the rim of the glass into the salt, and pour in the margarita.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cerveza-garita. Guest post by Megan Keno of Wanna Be a Country Cleaver, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Eating 80/20.

Thank you Lindsay for this great margarita recipe! You can’t beat a pitcher of tasty margs in minutes. Try more of Lindsay’s recipes in her TK recipe box, and take a peek at her site, Eating 80/20, for even more balanced eating and celebratory fare.

Enjoy the weekend, friends!

 
 

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Cerveza-garita

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Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 8

8

Description

These are the best margaritas on the planet. Hands down. No syrups or mixes required! The frothy Mexican beer adds a new dimension, and the ratio of tequila to, well, other stuff, is perfect.

Enjoy responsibly!

Ingredients

  • 24 ounces, fluid Mexican Beer Of Choice
  • 1 can (12 Oz. Size) Frozen Limeade Concentrate
  • ¼ cups Orange Juice
  • 1 cup Tequila
  • Salt (if Desired)
  • Lime Wedges
  • Ice Cubes

Preparation Instructions

Slowly pour beer into a large pitcher. Add limeade concentrate, orange juice, and tequila. Stir well.

If salt is desired, pour coarse ground salt onto a small plate. Rub a lime wedge around the rim of one glass, then turn rim in the salt.

Fill glasses halfway with ice cubes, then slowly pour mixture over the ice cubes. Garnish with a lime wedge.

 
 
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Megan Keno is the writer and photographer of Country Cleaver, a food blog fueled by Nutella and images of June Cleaver—if June wore cowboy boots and flannel, that is. A self-proclaimed country bum, Megan creates from-scratch recipes that range from simple to sublime and how-to’s to build your cooking repertoire. But she couldn’t do it without the help of her trusty—and furry—sous chef, Huckleberry. He’s a world class floor cleaner.

 
 

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Let’s Talk Pots and Pans!

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I know I'm not alone in my love for cookware, and though I have my share, I do have a few favorites. I know you do too! Tell us:

Of all the pots and pans you own, what's your favorite and most used, and which one do you use the least?

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Banana Nutella Fudge Pops

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Remember when you were a kid and the best part of summer was running through the sprinkler, and afternoons getting sticky from about five too many fudge pops? Or was it eight? Whatever, they were awesome, and since we’re up to our sweaty necks in summer, these Banana Nutella…

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Back to School Granola Bites and a Lunch Box Giveaway (Winner Announced!)

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School is starting! How is that possible? It's sad to say good-bye to summer, but most of us actually welcome the return to school and a little more routine in our lives. We also start off the year with good intentions for lunch packing organization. We want to keep it interesting but also pack food the kids will actually eat!

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Let’s Talk Tomatoes!

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Today's Kitchen Talk topic is all about the tomato. Tell us:

What are your favorite tips when it comes to tomatoes?

It can be about choosing tomatoes, your favorite variety of tomatoes, growing tomatoes, cooking tomatoes, canning tomatoes, the most delicious or even unusual dish you've had with tomatoes ... as long as it features the tomato,…