Monday, December 1, 2008

November Tasty Tools: Round Up!

So have you had enough holiday fare with Thanksgiving over? By chance did you get a glimpse of our Tasty Tool this month in a kitchen? That right, this month we highlighted Roasting & Braising pans. Fellow bloggers have submitted recipes using their roasting/braising pans and it wasn't all filled with turkey! Check out the wonderful recipes submitted and next time you think of a roasting/braising pan, hopefully other recipes come to mind aside from turkey!

Thanks to fellow bloggers for participating this month!


Cathy of Cathy's Kitchen
from New York
Roasted Chicken with Vegetables
Everyone should try making a roasted chicken once. It's a classic dish that is easier to prepare than some folks think! Cathy shares with us her roasted chicken recipe and a tip she got from Paula Deen to get a nice crispy skin from baking. Wanna know what that tip is? Check out Cathy's blog for the recipe and more!

Cate of Cate's Kitchen
from California
Braised Chicken with Mushrooms & Bacon
Cate's recipe is a versatile one in that it can be made in a Dutch oven and braising pan! This dish is rich and full of flavor... especially with 2 kinds of wine, fresh herbs and bacon in the recipe. Perfect for the cold winter months, you'll want to sneak a peek at Cate's blog and check out the recipe!

Nancy of Gaga in the Kitchen
from California
Classic Thanksgiving Turkey
What's a roasting/braising tool round up without featuring the mighty turkey?! Nancy shares with us her beautiful turkey she and her family enjoyed for Thanksgiving. Her post is chock full of awesome tips and tricks on roasting a turkey. I highly recommend checking out her blog to prepare for next year (and no, its never to early!)

Rachel of The Crispy Cook
from New York
Roasted Mashed Potato Remix
I love how very cool Rachel's roasting pan is. It's not the fancy shmancy stainless steel I'm familiar with, but rather a Roemertopf clay pot roaster. Where can I pick up one of those?! Rachel tackles leftover mashed potatoes and steps them up in this gourmet remix. Check out Rachel's blog for the recipe!

Amy of Just2Good
from Florida
Roasted Chicken with Bacon
Everything is better with bacon! Amy shares with us her beautiful roasted chicken adorned with crisp bacon. To accompany this dish, she made a gravy right in her roasting pan using drippings from the chicken. Yum! Check out Amy's blog for the recipe!

Krystal of Married Life
from California
Good Eats Roast Turkey
Krystal's turkey was courtesy of Alton Brown. I think it's a great recipe to try because the process and steps involved definitely makes sense. Krystal's turkey came out fabulous and your's can too by checking out her blog for the recipe (and some fun pictures of her in her beautiful kitchen!)

Karen of Loves to Eat Weblog
from Florida
Pumpkin Cheesecake
I saved Karen's dessert for last because shes proves that a roasting pan is quite a useful vessel even for desserts! Using her roasting pan, she created a bain marie - an ideal technique in making cheesecakes. Check out Karen's blog... and make a cheesecake for the upcoming holidays!