Pirate Kitchen

Perfect Every Time Roast Chicken

Chicken, General, Gluten Free | October 30, 2011 | By

Roasted Chicken

Rob got this great book as a birthday gift, Man Skills:  Everything Men Need (or just want) to KnowNumber 3 on the list is “How To Carve a Chicken or Turkey Like a Pro”, following Number 1:  How To Shake Hands Properly and Number 2:  How To Buy Flowers.  I’d like to take this a step further to add that a man should also know how to roast said chicken or turkey as well. I let the boys know this at the dinner table. They’re all for it and Shane asked if I would also teach him to make lasagna. Sure honey, but I’ll keep knowing how to blow smoke rings to myself.

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Fleur de Sel Caramels

Candy, Desserts, General | October 9, 2011 | By

Fleur de Sel Caramels

The road to happiness is paved with Fleur de Sel Caramels. I’m not sure there’s anything else to say. I can’t think of a reason to not make these. They are the creamiest, butteriest (hmmmm, that should be a word) of caramels with salt giving it the perfect salty-sweetness. In a word:  divine. I brought them to work and even the non-believers are now converts (did I just hear you say ooo la la?). And who doesn’t love to hear, “you really made these?” This is now my go-to gift for every occasion and I will definitely be cranking them out for the Holidays (yes, I’m going there) and have been asked to make them for a baby shower! The one thing you must own is a candy thermometer. It has to reach an exact temperature or you’ll end up with a really delicious caramel sauce (and you’re wondering how I would know that). It’s not a terrible mistake, but ever so slightly disappointing when you were expecting caramels. So what are you waiting for?

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