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How to Cook Chicken in the Oven


This is simple recipe shows how to cook chicken in the oven and have it turn out juicy, fragrant and bursting with flavor.

This is how to cook chicken in the oven

You will need the following ingredients:
- 1 Whole baking chicken (4-5 pounds)
- Extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Heaping tablespoon dried rosemary
- ½ Teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ Teaspoon Morton brand Nature’s Seasons.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove neck and giblets, then rinse the chicken thoroughly and pat dry. Place chicken in a casserole dish with a lid.

Crush the rosemary a little to release flavor. Mix a little extra virgin olive oil in with the rosemary, then, using your fingers, push oiled rosemary underneath the skin on the breast and legs. Then oil the chicken all over on the outside with more olive oil. Put the garlic powder inside the cavity of the chicken along with the Nature’s Seasons.

Cover and bake for about an hour and a half, uncovering for the last half hour to brown.

This is how to cook chicken in the oven the healthy and delicious way. Serve with baked red potatoes and steamed asparagus for a tasty and nutritious dinner.

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How to Cook a Turkey in the Oven

Cooking a turkey may seem intimidating, but it is actually very easy. All you need are a few basic ingredients and plenty of time to allow the meat to bake to juicy perfection. Find out how to cook a turkey in the oven with these tips and instructions.

This is how to cook a turkey in the oven

First, prepare your bird by removing the giblet bag and neck and preheating the oven to 325 degrees F. Mix one-quarter teaspoon each of dried sage and rosemary with a pinch of salt in a small bowl. Gently coat your turkey with three tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle on the spice mix. Lay the bird breast side up in a roasting pan. Add about one inch of chicken broth. Cover with a loose tent of aluminum foil and put in the oven.

Cooking times will vary depending on the weight of the bird. For example, a 14 pound turkey will take about four hours to cook. Your turkey is ready when the thigh reaches a temperature of 165 degrees F. Cooking a turkey in the oven is a great way to ensure a juicy, flavorful bird with all the nutrients but not the excess fat of other cooking methods.

Now you know how to cook a turkey in the oven. What should you enjoy with the main course? Turkey pairs well with roasted potatoes and winter vegetables such as carrots, turnips and Brussels sprouts. As turkey is high in protein, B vitamins, selenium and zinc, but low in fat, you known you are serving your friends and family not only a delicious meal but a healthy one as well.

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How to Cook Gammon

Gammon is a flavorful cut of meat from the back legs of a pig. It is generally cured in the same way as bacon, giving it great flavor and making it an easy cut of meat to cook. There are many different variations on how to cook gammon, but keeping it simple preserves the flavor of the meat.

This is how to cook gammon

Those who are looking for recipes on how to cook gammon will find a multitude of recipes, just like you would with a ham or ham steak. My favorite recipe for how to cook gammon is to boil the gammon in a mixture of orange juice and water (enough liquid to cover the meat), and boil for about 45 minutes per pound. You can also cut into inch-thick slices and fry the gammon until brown on either side as you would a ham steak . Serve with a glaze make of orange juice, honey, brown sugar, and mustard. It sets off the flavor of the gammon and it’s not only great, but it’s easy to prepare.

And now, my question for you: Do gammon and the classic game backgammon have a common linguistic ancestry? I’m really curious, let me know!

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How to Cook Beef

Confused about how to cook beef? Try your hand at tasty, affordable, and savory barbeque beef.

This is how to cook beef

You will need the following ingredients:
- 4 pound chuck roast
- 1 1/2 cups ketchup
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

In a bowl, stir together ketchup, brown sugar, red wine vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke flavoring. Stir in salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Put chuck roast in the slow cooker and pour liquid mixture over it. Cover, and cook on low for 8 – 10 hours. Remove chuck roast, shred with a fork, and put back into the slow cooker. Stir meat and sauce evenly, and cook for 1 hour. Enjoy the great taste and a healthy dose of protein, iron, b vitamins, and zinc.

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How Long to Cook a Roast

So exactly how long to cook a roast? The best cuts of meat for roasts are brisket, rump, pork shoulder or top round. Each of these types of meat is tough and will require a long cooking time to make them tender.

This is long to cook a roast

The roast will need to be seasoned to add some flavor and help the meat keep its juiciness. It should be sprinkled with salt and pepper and rubbed down with olive oil or melted butter. It can also be seasoned with garlic powder, parsley, minced onion, rosemary, or sage. It is also delicious to add chopped carrots, potatoes and any other vegetable such as tomatoes, bell peppers, etc.

The easiest way to cook a roast is in the oven. The temperature should be set to 250 to 300 degrees. This cooking temperature will produce a nice, tender roast. The roast will need to cook for three to four hours and about every 45 minutes it should be basted and turned. It will not hurt to cook it for longer than this by about an hour because the longer it cooks the more tender it will be.

Delicious and nutritious as meat is a great source of protein, and B vitamins.

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How to Cook Chicken Wings

Learning how to cook chicken wings is a great way to accentuate your cooking repertoire. Here’s one of my favorite recipes called “Lemon Garlic Chicken Wings” (Serves 4). Also, if you’re just looking for cooking times and temperatures for the store-bought variety, see below times and temperatures.

This is how to cook chicken wings

You will need the following ingredients:
- 24 chicken wings, tips removed and dredged lightly in self-rising flour
- juice of 2 lemons freshly squeezed
- 4 garlic cloves mince finely
- 1/2 teaspoon of fresh Rosemary
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup sauterne wine
- Salt and pepper to taste

Brush baking dish with 1/2 cup olive oil. Place dredged chicken wings in baking dish evenly. Sprinkle with crushed garlic, fresh Rosemary, salt and pepper and wine. Bake at 350 degrees in a large baking dish approximately 20 to 25 minutes.

Chicken wings are a popular entree when served with rice, noodles or potatoes. Learning how to cook chicken wings can be a new cook’s best rescue for a quick meal or for party menus. One important thing to know how to cook chicken wings is to make certain the flesh is cooked through to avoid bacteria.

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How to Cook Prime Rib at Home in the Oven

Prime rib is a very popular cuisine, which makes it a great dinner choice when you’re having guests. There are many recipes available and different grades of beef.When you’re in a time crunch, roasting is one of the best ways to cook prime rib and preparation is super simple. You can use this recipe to make a delicious meal for the home.

This is how to cook prime rib at home in the oven

Prime ribs need to be cut first, which is why beginners should use boneless (precut) prime rib. Prepping only requires the use of salt and pepper, however garlic or Cajun seasoning can be rubbed on the rib. The next step is to place the meat in an oven heated up to 450 degrees for 40 minutes. Take it out and serve after it cools.

A standing rib roast can comprise anywhere from two to seven ribs. The best kind for consumption is grass fed beef. This meat contains omega 3 fatty acids and CLA, which is great for fighting cancer.

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How to Cook Italian Sausage

An Italian Sausage (in most places) is a regular pork sausage infused with spices and herbs such as fennel or anise. Italian Sausage is great in many different recipes. My favorite is a pasta dish I call “Italian Sausage and Zucchini Pasta”.

This is how to cook italian sausage

You will need the following ingredients:
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lb. sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
- 3-4 medium zucchini, sliced in to rounds
- 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- 4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
- Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- 16 oz wide egg noodles

Instructions:
1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
2. Using a large non-stick skillet heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the sausage and cook 7-8 minutes or until browned. Set aside.
3. To the skillet add the zucchini, garlic, basil, salt and pepper. Cook until zucchini is lightly browned.
4. Add the noodles to the pot and boil for 8-12 minutes. Drain and toss with the other ingredients. Serve immediately.

Once you learn how to cook Italian sausage the recipes can be adapted in many ways. Italian sausage is a good source of protein and is healthy in moderation.

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How to Cook Baby Back Ribs

Wondering how to cook baby back ribs? The key to getting delicious fall-off-the-bone ribs is how fast you cook them. I’ll give you a clue: Faster is not better. To get tender ribs, cook them slowly.

This is how to cook baby back ribs

For starters, place your ribs on aluminum foil. Coat the ribs with a large amount of store bought dry rub. Fold and seal the foil over the ribs. Then set the ribs in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Mix together 1 cup white wine, 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoons honey and a 1 teaspoon garlic powder. Heat this for 1 minute.

Put the ribs on a baking sheet. Open up foil pouch and pour in your liquid. Reseal the foil pouch.
Bake at a 250 degree F oven for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Drain the liquid from the packets into a sauce pan. Bring the liquid to a low boil until the liquid is a thick syrup. Brush the syrup onto the ribs. Broil the ribs.

Serve your baby back ribs with coleslaw, potato salad, corn, or baked beans.

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How to Cook Sausage

Today, sausage is more than a breakfast food. Sausage is made from a variety of different meats and spices. There are many types of sausage on the market today. Your choices are endless. The sausages you see in this photo are yummy hand-made specialty sausages. This simple recipe will show you how to cook sausage.

This is how to cook sausage

To begin cooking sausage, heat a skillet to medium heat. After the skillet has warmed up, place three tablespoons of water into the skillet. Place the sausage into the pan and cover. Heat the sausage for 10-15 minutes. Make sure to flip the sausage often. Next, remove the lid and cook for an additional ten minutes. When the sausage is a golden brown, it is ready to eat.

When choosing a side dish for sausage, your choices are endless. For a Latin flair, serve the sausage with red beans and rice. Sausage is also great with potatoes and vegetables. Top off the meal with Beaujolais wine. Eating moderate amounts of sausage can help the body maintain muscles mass. Sausage also gives you extra energy.

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