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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Braised Chicken Thighs with Onions and Mushrooms

Chicken thighs, seasoned with salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning and rosemary, cooked with mushrooms and onions, and slow braised on the stovetop.
Chicken thighs, seasoned with salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning and rosemary, cooked with mushrooms and onions, and slow braised on the stovetop.

Braised Chicken Thighs with Onions and Mushrooms

This is a pretty standard recipe for braised chicken, although I based my version on Emeril's recipe he shared on Good Morning America some time ago. While bone-in chicken thighs are most traditional, other pieces of chicken may also be used, simply by adjusting times accordingly. There's quite a lot of onion in this - about 3 cups, very thinly sliced, and fresh mushrooms are typically included, though if you're not really a fan, it'd be fine to omit them. Other veggies may be used, such as quartered red potatoes and carrots, halved and cut into 1-inch chunks. Brown them in the oil after removing the chicken and before adding the broth.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Slow Cooker Cola Pork Roast

Slow cooked pork roast in an incredibly tasty gravy, using a classic cola soft drink and an envelope of onion soup mix. Great for chicken and beef roasts as well!
Slow cooked pork roast in an incredibly tasty gravy, using a classic cola soft drink and an envelope of onion soup mix. Great for chicken and beef roasts as well!

Slow Cooker Cola Pork Roast

This pork roast uses that same combination of good ole cola soft drink and dry onion soup mix we love on a beef roast, and the same as that beef roast that is so delicious, so is a pork loin done the same way. Yes, we Southerners like to cook with cola - which of course includes things like 7-up and Dr Pepper and root beer, of course - because we all know that the word cola covers all beverage bases in the South.