Wow! I have to say that this is one of the best looking cheesecakes I’ve seen in a while. Try this great pumpkin spice latte cheesecake recipe.
September blackberries are always good for making jam and pies! I think I may experiment this year and try some new blackberry foods.
Rocky Road Ice Cream! I have to say this ice cream recipe is simply unbearable especially during the summer.
This popcorn is nothing less than amazing! A snack can’t get much better when you combine popcorn, chocolate and caramel into one. A must, you can find the recipe here.
From scratch, these sausage biscuits will turn out tasting great. They are pretty easy to make and are great for breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner! You can easily make more to fill up a whole family for those hungry nights. Check out the recipe!
Breville has created the new and improved tea maker to meet everyone’s needs! This easy one-touch tea maker is easy to use. To start, it has custom temperature setting for each type of tea. The leaves used for tea can lose their flavor in boiling hot water. Most green, black, and white teas will call for a steeping temperature up to 190°F. So with the custom temperature adjuster, it is able to go beyond any normal tea maker. How does it work? Inside the tea maker is a magnet holding a basket. You fill the basket with your leaves of choice and adjust the settings as necessary. Then it will heat up in about two minutes or less and the basket lowers itself and steeps for as long as you told it to. Naturally, the basket rises after a period of time and beeps to let you know it is finished. This is a remarkable gadget for all you tea lovers and I suggest you try it out!
How to Break Down a Chicken
A whole chicken costs you the same as a two-pack of breasts. With a whole chicken you get breasts, plus 2 legs, and a back. Sounds like a whole lot of meat to eat. With that, here are the steps to breaking down a chicken:
1. First off you will need a chicken, a sharp chef’s knife, and either a set of poultry shears or a cleaver.
2. Grab the chicken by the drumstick and pull the legs outwards from the body until the skin is stretched taught.
3. Begin to slice through the skin between the leg and the body. Be careful to not cut too deep-just only through the skin.
4. Grab the leg in one hand and twist it downwards away from the body of the chicken until the ball joint pops out of the socket. It doesn’t take much force to accomplish this.
5. Removing the thigh. Use your chef’s knife to completely remove the leg by cutting through the joint you just exposed. Be sure to get the tiny nugget of meat that sits close to the chicken’s spine.
6. Repeat steps 2 through 5 on the other leg.
7. Cracking the back requires you to hold the chicken by the backbone and position it vertically on your cutting board. Have the butt end pointing up towards the ceiling. Use your chef’s knife to cut through the skin and cartilage between the breast and the back. Stop cutting once you get past the first of second ribs.
8. By using your cleaver, continue cutting through the ribs using short, firm strokes. Alternatively, use poultry shears to cut through the ribs on both sides.
9. Cut through the shoulder bones on either side by using your poultry shears or the tip of the cleaver. At this point, the backbone should now be completely separated from the breast. Save for stock.
10. Splitting the breast requires you to cut through either side of the breast bone until you hit the sternum. Using your available free hand, press down firmly on the blade until it cracks through the bone.
11. This creates 4 pieces of chicken! If you’re looking to break it down into 3 pieces, continue reading!
12. Finding the ball. Use your fingertips to locate the ball joint between the drumstick and the thigh.
13. Now, cut through the joint with your chef’s knife to separate the thigh from the drumstick.
14. Cut each breast in half crosswise. Do this by pressing down on your knife blade with your free hand until the breastbone cracks.
8 total pieces of chicken ready to eat however you want!
Bacon-Pimento cheese bread combines all of the ingredients for pimento cheese into a whole loaf of white bread. It as well has crispy bacon to add to the delicious flavor. The creator of this recipe from Pig: King of the Southern Table, by James Villas, had a simple combination of ingredients to fulfill your taste bud needs. It is white bread dough with bits of bacon, cheddar cheese, snipped chives, and pieces of pimento to all add together for an enjoyable treat.
Pepper jelly, wow never knew there were so many ways you could put it to use. I have yet to try all of these combination’s, but Spiked Monte Cristo and Sweet and Sour Pork sounds good.