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Dinner Rush! Spatchcocked Grilled Chicken

Gather ’round and silence your chuckles because today’s lesson is all about spatchcocking. And it’s going to add some serious A-game cred to your run-of-the-mill grilled chicken.

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Dinner Rush! Spinach-Artichoke Stuffed Chicken

There’s a reason spinach-artichoke dip is on so many restaurant menus – it’s based on a flawless combination. You can’t lose when tender artichokes and a blend of sharp cheeses make nice with just enough bright green spinach to make it feel at least a little bit healthy.

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Dinner Rush! Lemon-Pepper Chicken with Orzo

I can remember growing up and rifling in awe through my grandma’s collection of spices. The sights and smells of things like mace, nutmeg and ginger were exotic to a curious 8-year-old. What did not seem that exotic, though, was a jar plainly labeled Lemon & Pepper. I mean, it smelled nice and all, but what was so special about lemon with pepper in it that it needed to be bottled and extolled on a shelf?

Remember when you were a kid and, by total happenchance, something flipped a switch in your head and made you realize that there was a whole world happening around you that you hadn’t paid much attention to before? Like your own little mini mental revolution? Familiarizing myself with that aromatic jar of black and yellow powder turned some sort of key in the lock of my view of the world. A blindfold I didn’t even know was there had been removed, and I started noticing lemon pepper everywhere: on restaurant menus, in other’s people’s kitchens, on cooking shows, at the grocery store. Apparently this was a thing. Apparently I’d also been fed a lot of it without even knowing it.

Somehow it’s less the flavor and more the idea of lemon pepper that reminds me of growing up. So many people around me reached for that red-labeled McCormick jar as their secret ingredient for weeknight dinners. (Or in the case of my dad, a guy whose cooking knowledge knows few frontiers, lemon pepper was a lifeline.) As an adult whose life now revolves around food, I reach for real lemon and freshly ground pepper. The flavor is much fresher. The nostalgia still tastes the same, though. It tastes like being young and blissfully ignorant — like finding something new hidden among the everyday.

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Comfort Feast: Fried Chicken, 5 Ways

Fried Chicken

Winter doldrums got you feeling down? Solution: fried chicken. It may be a year-round comfort food favorite but when winter’s in full swing, nothing can uplift your mood more than a crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside piece of fried chicken. Of course, you might already have your own secret spice mix, favorite dipping sauce or method for frying, but one look at these fried chicken photos below and you just might testing out a new recipe tonight.

1. Fried Chicken (pictured above)
Chuck Hughes rubs chicken drumsticks with a spice mix of salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and dry mustard powder. He also adds the spice mix to the flour batter so you get even more flavor. Cook the chicken in oil until the pieces are crispy and brown.

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Hot New Season: Chuck’s Day Off + Tasty Food People

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Chuck Hughes rebounds after the demise of the Montreal Expos with a new season

Hey Sports Fans! The long wait is over and a brand new season is upon us…  Actually, not baseball but a fresh new season of Chuck’s Day Off with hot new recipes you are going to crave…

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Ultimate App: Spicy Sweet Potato and Chicken Fritters

I’m probably not the first person to admit I’m more interested in Game Day Food than the Big Game itself. When people get together with a bevy of fingers foods, you can certainly count on me showing up. It’s probably one of my favorite ways to eat — a little bit of this, a little bit of that. And there will be dips, crunchy salty things, plenty of icy beer.

This year I’ll be making my Spicy Sweet Potato and Chicken Fritters. Warm sweet potatoes become the base for this savory fritter that’s stuffed with chicken and then dipped in a spicy sour cream and sriracha combo. And did I mention the fritters have a delightful crunch thanks to panko breadcrumbs? I love these things, they’re hot and sweet and the fontina béchamel isn’t anything to laugh at either. Perfect game day snacking.

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Countdown to Super Bowl: A World of Wings

Celebrate the Super Bowl with heaps of homemade finger-licking hot wings.

Nothing says football like wings. The light crunch of their crispy skin, the tangy, mouth-watering sauce, the way the first bite burns your mouth because you just can’t wait — it’s all part of the game-day tradition.

With the Super Bowl coming up this Sunday, it’s time to get those wings ready for kick off.

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Food Network Kitchens: Top Food Trends for 2011

Kelsey's Banana Caramel Cream Pie

The Food Network’s Kitchens offer for your perusal eleven trends that will define the coming year in food. Check out five of the trends here, then visit Food Network’s Dish for the rest of the list.

And if reading about these trends makes you hungry, you’re in luck. This year they’ve distilled (or rather mashed up) the predictions into two emblematic recipes, thus giving you an opportunity unique among year-end forecasts: the chance to eat the predictions! Check back tomorrow for the recipes. If they’re any indication, the year 2011 is going to be a delicious one. Bon appétit!

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TV Dinner: Chicken and Orzo Frittata

TV Dinner:  Chicken and Orzo Frittata

Today's TV Dinner: Giada's Chicken and Orzo Frittata

Breakfast for dinner is still hot in the world of food trends but I like that you can enjoy this for dinner and still have great leftovers for breakfast (and lunch if you’re feeling lazy)…

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Caribbean Food Made Easy: 5 Things

Levi Roots getting spicy - Caribbean Food Made Easy

Levi Roots getting spicy - Caribbean Food Made Easy

July is going to be a hot one on Cooking Channel with the debut of six shows – that span from Vietnam to India to the islands. Meet Levi, the host of Caribbean Food Made Easy

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