Slow-cooker butter chicken II

Slow-cookers are apparently a godsend when it comes to easy, leftover-making meals, so I thought it high time to try my hand at it. I’ve always been a fan of butter chicken, a classic staple in any Indian restaurant, and this recipe seemed like a straightforward one to start with.

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Chicken macaroni casserole

I’m always on the hunt for easy meals that will make good leftovers. Casseroles definitely fit the bill. I realized I hadn’t really ever made a casserole, so I thought it high time to try my hand at it.

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Chicken with spinach-ricotta gnudi

David came across this recipe in the recipe book I gave him last Christmas and was eager to give it a try. I was particularly interested in the gnudi (pronounced [nudi]), which I discovered are a subset of gnocchi from Florence, made with predominantly ricotta and spinach. The recipe looked to be quite an endeavour, so we…

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Pok Pok’s Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings

During David’s last visit to Portland, he discovered the wonder that is Pok Pok, an amazingly tasty Thai restaurant he learned about from watching Anthony Bourdain. In particular, he raved about the fish sauce wings–that they were deliciously spicy with decadently chewy skin. His brother had a copy of Pok Pok’s recipe book, so we…

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Pad Thai & Chicken Soup with Coconut Milk

Our friends’ desire to learn how to make Thai green curry led to an impromptu Thai night, where D and I decided to get a bit ambitious and make two new Thai dishes we’d never made (in addition to the curry). Pad Thai was a particularly daunting prospect, as most of us have had our…

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Roast chicken with leeks

As my mother can attest, I am a fan of baked chicken. So after accruing 29 years worth of baked chickens, one starts to wonder at that kind of variety you might be able to get in how ones goes about baking a chicken. I ran across this recipe, which sounded particularly interesting for its…

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Sauté of chicken with 40 garlic cloves

It is well-established that David is a fan of garlic. He will often gleefully double or even triple the amount of garlic called for in a recipe. However, when I came across this recipe, which has long been ear-marked for us to try, he found that his garlic lust had met its match.

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