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Superbowl Party Recipes: Beer Can Chicken


  • 1 (4 to 5-pound) whole chicken
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 (12 ounce) can beer


  1. Remove giblets, neck and excess fat from inside the chicken. Thoroughly wash chicken inside and out, and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. In a small bowl combine the salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika; set aside.
  3. First, rub outside of chicken with oil then rub inside and out with the spice mixture. Set aside.
  4. Open the can of beer and pour out half into a cold mug for yourself or a good friend.
  5. Set the beer can onto a solid, steady surface. Holding the chicken upright with the opening of the body cavity down, set the chicken down onto the half-full beer can.
  6. Place chicken in the center of a preheated grill, adjusting the legs of the chicken off to the sides to form a “tripod” to help support the body of the chicken on top of the can.
  7. Cook chicken over medium-high, indirect heat (ie: the hot coals or burners are off to the side), covered, for about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until the meat reaches 170°F in the breast and 180°F in the thigh, or until thigh juices run clear when pierced with a fork.
  8. Remove chicken from the grill and let rest for about 10 minutes before carving.

Makes 4 servings.

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Deep Frying… How Not To Prepare Gnocchi

Steve over at the Webstaurantstore attempted to deep fry gnocchi. Warning! Steve’s laugh is infectious!

Fried gnocchi can be delicious. Instead of deep frying store bought gnocchi, try making them at home. Here’s a great gnocchi recipe found on

Once you have your homemade gnocchi then just gently fry them in a pan with a little bit of oil. Here’s a recipe from Nigella for her Rapid Roastini (skip to 1:30).

Rapid Roastini


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 250g/9oz ready-made or leftover potato gnocchi


  1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based frying pan.
  2. When the oil is hot, put the gnocchi in, making sure you separate them as you do so, and fry for 3-4 minutes, or until golden-brown.
  3. Turn them over and give them another 3-4 minutes on the other side, or until browned on both sides.
  4. Remove from the pan using a slotted spoon, drain on kitchen paper, then sprinkle with sea salt flakes and serve.

Rapid roastini (Quick ‘roast’ potatoes) | BBC Food

March 8, 2011 | By | Reply More

Martha Stewart Shares Her Favorite Mardi Gras Recipes on Conan

Martha Stewart certainly knew how to make an entrance this week when she visited Conan. After entering regally on a large Conan-ized Mardi Gras float, she shared her killer New Orleans style Gumbo recipe and made some Sazerac’s, a wild Mardi Gras drink.

Here’s Martha’s recipe for the perfect Sazerac:


  • 1 tablespoon Absinthe
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces rye whiskey, preferably Sazerac rye or Old Overholt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Simple Syrup
  • 4 to 5 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • 2 dashed Angostura bitters
  • 1 lemon twist, white pith removed, for garnish


  1. Pour Absinthe into a rocks glass; swirl to coat. Pour out any excess Absinthe; fill glass with ice to chill.
  2. Place rye, simple syrup, and bitters in a cocktail shaker; fill with ice. Cover and shake vigorously.
  3. Discard ice from rocks glass and strain rye mixture into glass. Rub rim of glass with lemon twist and add to cocktail; serve immediately.

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March 6, 2011 | By | Reply More

Recreate Pop Tarts in Your Own Kitchen

Photo Credit Klara Kim

Mmmmm…. Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts have always been a quick and tasty treat. Although it’s been a while since I’ve had one, the idea of making your own pop tarts from scratch fascinates me. Just use any basic crust recipe, and personalize your pop tarts by using your favourite ingredients.

The greatest part of making them yourself is that you can control the ingredients that are used. Aside from high fructose corn syrup, Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts usually include over thirty other ingredients. When you make homemade pop tarts, you can use whole wheat flour, fruit jams, nutella, peanut butter, or any other filling you can think of.

Here’s a few great recipes to get you started!

Pocket Pies by Alton Brown

Homemade Pop Tarts by Smitten Kitchen

How Make Your Own Homemade Pop Tarts by Chez Pim

It looks like homemade pop tarts are starting to trend this year in the restaurant and dessert scene. Do you think they’re going to become the next cupcake or whoopie pie?

Photo Credit Klara Kim

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