January 2019

Oven roasted potatoes

Oven roasted potatoes



I love roasted potatoes because they’re so simple to prepare, and I think a side dish should be easy. This recipe is exactly that and full of flavor. Of course, I didn’t measure my seasonings, I just throw them in there until it looks right to me. I used a 6 large cloves of garlic, and I pressed them instead of mincing them, as far as garlic goes. I think pressing the garlic in a recipe like this gives it more garlic flavor. We love garlic, so more is always better! I served it alongside Meatloaf and some green beans.

Easy and delicious!

easy and Excellent. I made these with halved red fingerling potatoes and sprinkled grated Parmesan on them as soon as they came out of the oven. Perfect side dish to grilled pork chops! These will be making repeat performances in my kitchen!

Easy peezy and delicious! Will make this again!

I made these last week, as a side with kielbasa. For a final glaze, I tumbled them through the skillet I’d cooked the sausage in. Delicious!

These are really easy, and very tasty. It was a great side dish with asparagus and steak. Love it. I did use a cookie sheet to get them crispier.

Really tasty recipe! Very easy, a great side dish for oven baked entrees.

Very good recipe. Love roasted potatoes. Very easy to make. I had a pork loin and raosted potatoes went well with the meat.

What a great recipe! After reading the reviews, I decided to add some onions and mushrooms. outstanding! My husband and I devoured I and them can’t wait to make this recipe again!

Great flavor! ! i wanted them crispier so used a cookie sheet instead.

Oven fried chicken

Oven fried chicken

This simple and lighter fried chicken is coated with a seasoned flour mixture and then it’s baked to perfection. Butter is melted in the baking pan and then the chicken is added to the hot pan, creating a flavorful, crispy coating. Depending on the size of your family, feel free to reduce or increase the amount of chicken and breading.

Use a budget-friendly cut-up chicken in this recipe or use your family’s favorite pieces. It’s excellent with whole chicken legs or thighs. Use a food thermometer to ensure the chicken is fully cooked. The minimum safe temperature for chicken is 165 F.

Mushroom risotto

Mushroom risotto

less than 30 mins

This classic mushroom risotto presses all the right buttons, with intense porcini mushrooms and plump arborio rice.

Each serving provides 480kcal, 10g protein, 75g carbohydrate (of which 4g sugars), 12g fat (of which 4g saturates), 3g 1 and fibre.96g salt.

less than 30 mins


Soak the porcini mushrooms in hot water for 10 minutes, then drain well. Heat the oil in a large, heavy based saucepan and add the garlic and onion. Fry over a gentle heat for 2-3 minutes, until softened. Add the chestnut mushrooms and fry for a further 2-3 minutes, until browned.

Stir in the coat and rice in the oil. Pour in the wine andsimmer and stirring, until the liquid has been absorbed. Add a ladleful of the stock and simmer, stirring again, until the liquid has been absorbed. Continue adding the stock in this way, until all the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is plump and tender.

Roughly chop the soaked porcini mushrooms and stir into the risotto, along with the parsley, butter and saltpepper and salt. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan.

Moscow mule

Moscow mule

Learn how to make a Moscow Mule with this classic 3-ingredient recipe. Plus, tips on how to purchase Moscow Mule mugs and how to customize your drinks.

Well, we couldn’t go a week talking all about summer cocktail recipes without giving a nod to the infamous cocktail that stole a new generation’s hearts and somehow managed to convince all of us that a shiny set of copper mugs in our bar carts was now essential…

…the delightful, perfectly-refreshing, always-a-crowd-fave…Moscow Mule.

I’ve been a fan of the Moscow Mule (and even moreso, it’s whiskey-with-a-splash-of-bitters cousin, the Horsefeather) for years and years now. But especially so in the summertime. When served up in a chilly mug, with a good spicy ginger beer, a solid splash of lime, and ideally a side of good friends all gathered around a patio table, this cocktail is my idea of a lovely way to cool down on a warm evening. And in my experience hosting, it’s also proven to always be a hit.

That said, there are endless ways to customize your own Moscow mule recipe. So if you happen to be looking for some new spins on the classic, or recommendations for a new set of copper mugs to purchase (totally not necessary for this cocktail, though! ), or just a solid classic Moscow Mule recipe to bookmark, I’ve gotcha covered today.

So grab your favorite ginger beer, and let’s get to mixing!

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Moscow Mule Ingredients:

So what is in a Moscow Mule recipe? Three easy ingredients. And as with any cocktail with such a short ingredient list, the quality of each of those three ingredients will make a notable difference in your cocktail. So avoid the cheapest options at the liquor store, and do some taste-testing to learn which Moscow Mule ingredients you love best.

To make a homemade Moscow Mule cocktail, you will need (affiliate links are included here):

  • Vodka: Quality is also important here, so try to avoid the cheapest bottle in the store. I would recommend Tito’s or Absolut vodka.
  • Freshly-Squeezed Lime Juice: Key words: freshly-squeezed. Avoid the bottled lime juice and I promise you will taste the difference!
  • Also, you will need lots of ice per serving (crushed ice is traditional) plus garnishes, if you would like. I tend to just add my leftover lime wedge into the drink, plus maybe a sprig of mint if I happen to have some on hand.

    Moscow Mule Mugs:

    I’ve gotta say — I have been making Moscow Mules for a decade in normal (glass) cocktail glasses, and the drinks are just as delicious. But when we were stocking our new kitchen here in Barcelona, we decided to spring for a set of cute copper mugs for our Moscow Mules and Horsefeathers. And I will admit — they’ve made us ridiculously happy each time we’ve used them. They’re just so fun! And even though it’s been proven that the copper doesn’t really keep your drinks any cooler, those chilly handles and frosty mugs make a cold drink even more delightful in the summertime.

    That said, there has been quite a bit of controversy this past year about the safety of 100% copper mugs. Some scientists have warned that copper and lime are a dangerous mixture, while others have said that “you’d have to drink from a copper cup every meal of every day for 25 years” to ingest a dangerous amount of copper. I opted for nickel-lined Moscow Mule mugs just in case. But if you would like to purchase nickel- or stainless-steel-lined Moscow Mule mugs of your own, here are a few specific options that I love:

    How To Make A Moscow Mule:

    It’s super easy to learn how to make a Moscow Mule cocktail. Simply…

    1. Fill a glass or copper mug with ice. Any kind will do, even though Crushed ice is traditional.
    2. Add vodka and lime juice. And feel free to toss the remaining squeezed lime into the glass/mug.
    3. Add ginger beer. Fill to the top with ginger beer.
    4. Stir and serve! Give your Moscow Mule drink a quick stir, and then serve!

    Moscow Mule Variations:

    Nowadays there are about a million cocktails that claim to be some variation of a “mule”. So feel free to get creative with your cocktails and see what you love best! Some ideas for variations could include:

  • Adding fruit:
  • Adding veggies or herbs:
  • Adding heat:
  • Adding bitters:
  • Freeze it:
  • More Classic Cocktail Recipes:

    Looking for more summer cocktail recipe inspiration? Here are a few classics!