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Four Things and a Chicken

 
Sep. 7, 2009 9:10 pm 
Updated: Sep. 16, 2009 10:16 am
Sometimes a perfect recipe has nothing to it but four perfect things. But I confess, I've changed how I look at a recipe since I found Allrecipes. I used to look at the ingredients, and think, all right, I love all that stuff, it must be good. Since coming here, though, I've learned to look at… MORE
In The Rough
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475 does a number on the chicken
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Looks Good Enough to Eat
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Umm, baby
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Aug. 12, 2009 9:06 pm 
It’s a Wednesday afternoon in the middle of August, and my brain has gone dead, and in my desperation I turn to one of the oldest known tricks. I make a recipe out of another recipe.Something put me in the mind of buffalo chicken wings, those spicy little bundles of high-cholesterol goodness,… MORE
It needs a nice lettuce like this head of Bibb
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Bathed in butter, but most of it stayed in the pan
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The butter and hot sauce cook to a syrupy coating
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Spicy chicken chills with cool dressing
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Aug. 3, 2009 7:11 am 
Updated: Aug. 5, 2009 12:50 pm
When Ruth dreamed up this blog, the idea was to make life easy for you - chicken, four ingredients, done. Some of us, however (me) always have to push on the boundaries. I have followed the letter of the idea, but not the spirit, with this recipe: Gkai Kamin   You only grind up four… MORE
Fresh turmeric
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Turmeric, garlic, and lemon grass in the mortar
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Halfway ground
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Close enough!
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Jul. 27, 2009 8:30 am 
Updated: Jul. 29, 2009 11:52 am
Hi, Nancy here! I've been off on one of my many farm field trips, and thought you'd enjoy a picture of this excellent rooster. Can you believe the strut on that boy? If you miss the little brown hen, let me know, but I believe change is good, so here he is. And no worries, the rooster did not… MORE
Cumin and Garlic in the mortar
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Salad to go with
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Chicken with cumin and garlic
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Jul. 20, 2009 9:30 am 
Updated: Jul. 20, 2009 4:47 pm
My yard (not to mention the farmer's market) is an explosion of berries and vegetables! Who can even THINK about chicken in a situation like this? I've decided that in summer, it's just not about the meat, so this week I let someone else get all creative with the chicken, and I played in the… MORE
Chicken Sausage
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Zukes
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Zuke Pasta
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Homemade Wheat and Rye Bread
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Jul. 4, 2009 8:53 pm 
Updated: Jul. 6, 2009 4:10 am
Seems like our favorite summer drinks always make good marinades.Today my lavender was blooming up a storm, and my friend Beverly had told me about a roasted chicken recipe with honey, butter, and lavender. Hmm, except for the butter, that sounds like a yummy lemonade. Think I'll see what… MORE
Lavender in my garden
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Lemonade Fixin's
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Grillin' and Chillin'
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Grilled Lemon Lavender Chicken
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Jun. 28, 2009 6:51 am 
Did you ever have a sauce that was so good you just wanted to wear it? I promise you, this sauce,  Best Carolina BBQ Meat Sauce , is so delicious I want to carry a vial of it in my purse and put it on everything. So here's a pretty picture of just the sauce, and another of it all glorious… MORE
Best Carolina BBQ Meat Sauce
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Best Carolina BBQ Meat Sauce on chicken
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Jun. 19, 2009 10:21 am 
Updated: Jun. 22, 2009 6:40 pm
For real, this is a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake, and I spotted him from the truck yesterday afternoon near Magdalena, New Mexico. It was a big moment for me - as much time as I have spent among the rocks in my life, I've never seen a rattlesnake in the wild, and he was BIG. He had five… MORE
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
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Tandoori Grilled Chicken
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Jun. 8, 2009 11:18 am 
Updated: Jul. 29, 2009 12:09 pm
My mom, may she rest in peace, had me late in life. She was a daughter of the the depression, growing up on a wheat farm in Kansas. She learned the motto, "Waste Not, Want Not" the hardest  way. She had four kids who didn't understand where she came from or why she did things.She used to… MORE
Pretty Pickled Eggs
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Waste Not, Want Not
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May 28, 2009 8:04 am 
Updated: May 28, 2009 2:29 pm
Because she had just laid a perfect egg, of course. We took a ramble up the fertile Skagit Valley in search of Spring, and found eggs for sale. Gorgeous, many-colored eggs. And the girls who provide them. These chickens were a mixed flock of many colors, and so were their eggs. The gentle… MORE
Skagit Chickens
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Gifts From the Girls
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Flan II, with leeks and bacon
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Nancy and Ruth

Home Town
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Living In
Seattle, Washington, USA

Member Since
Jan. 2009

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

Hobbies
Knitting, Sewing, Gardening, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work

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About Me
We (Ruth and Nancy) have been fast friends and DIY-project buddies for years before joining AllRecipes as staff members. Now we work together and still do projects together, like this blog.
My favorite things to cook
Soups, breads, main dishes. We like trying to make at home in our own kitchens something that we really enjoyed when we were out, like bagels, or cheese, or chocolates.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Midwestern and Cheap.
My cooking triumphs
Not exactly cooking, but the time we drove to Eastern Washington and brought back a trunkload of grapes on this theory: people have made wine for centuries--how can it be hard?--and then we actually ended up making decent red wine (Ruth actually read up on it, and Nancy just went to the local beer and wine making supply store every couple of weeks and asked Bob "what do I do next?". We forgot in the end to compare them side-by-side, but they were both pretty good.
My cooking tragedies
Ruth: Let's see how the Four Things and a Chicken recipe I'm making today turns out, before we jump to any hasty judgments.
 
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