Maple Roasted Chicken Quarters (Dinner For Two)

A fulfilling dinner for two, Maple Roasted Chicken Quarters with roasted vegetables underneath is simple yet packed with flavor. Ready in 75 minutes.

Maple Roasted Chicken Quarters Dinner For Two

For the longest time when someone asked what my favorite food was, I didn’t have an answer. Sure, I love some foods more than others, but nothing stood out as number one. Was it ice cream? Chocolate chip cookies? Shrimp? Clams? Then I started thinking about what I would eat as my last supper and still didn’t have an answer. It wasn’t until I was eating this Maple Roasted Chicken Quarter recipe for the third time in one month when I finally realized what my last supper would be – crispy chicken skin with roasted vegetables underneath. I’ve always jokingly said that someone should just serve up a plate of crispy chicken skin at a restaurant for my entree. The chicken meat itself I can take it or leave it, but since I wouldn’t want to waste the meat, it must be dark meat; I don’t like eating roasted chicken breast. The roasted vegetables underneath – carrot, potato, onion, and garlic – tie everything together with a built-in side dish for a fulfilling dinner for two. I don’t have a date for this upcoming Valentine’s Day, but if I did, I would tell him let’s stay home and make this roasted maple chicken dinner together.

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Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes (Small Batch)

In the mood for cupcakes but don’t want to make a dozen? This small batch Boston Cream Pie Cupcake recipe with a homemade custard filling and chocolate ganache makes half a dozen cupcakes, perfect for small households.

Small Batch Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

Looks like we’re less than a week until Valentine’s Day. I swear every year I write the same thing: I’m single for Valentine’s Day and am focusing on Tom and Donna’s mantra treat yo’self. I haven’t quite figured out how I’m going to treat myself on Sunday. Maybe I’ll finally buy a fresh lobster from the local fish market and attempt to cook it. Maybe I’ll stick with fresh sushi from said local fish market and not worry about killing anything. Maybe I’ll pick up some chicken quarters and make extra crispy chicken skin. Maybe I’ll stop at the French bakery for a pain au chocolat (chocolate croissant). Maybe I’ll have pain au chocolat for breakfast, sushi for lunch, and crispy chicken skin for dinner. Who knows what I’ll get into come Sunday morning.

Since Valentine’s Day is about recipes for two (or one if you’re like me), I had a reader make a comment about small batch cupcakes as most recipes make a dozen or more. Even my cupcake recipes make a dozen or so because it becomes a little tougher scaling it down when you have 1 egg (half an egg, anyone?). But don’t worry – I got you covered with these small batch Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes without having to worry about oddball measurements. Making only six cupcakes, these mini yellow sponge cakes are sliced in half, stuffed with homemade custard , then topped with chocolate gananche. I guarantee these won’t last long as all.

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General Tso’s Chicken Baked Wontons

General Tso's Chicken Baked Wontons

Want to save money on Chinese take out but hate frying at home? These crispy General Tso's Chicken Baked Wontons combines everyone's favorite general tso's chicken dish with the concept of crab rangoons into crispy baked wontons that will disappear … [Continue reading]

Brownie Biscotti with Vanilla Bean Glaze

Brownie Biscotti with Vanilla Bean Glaze

Are you Team Chocolate or Team Vanilla? Now you don't have to choose as both flavors come together as one in this Brownie Biscotti recipe with vanilla bean glaze. Did you drink your morning coffee yet? Good because today we're going to talk … [Continue reading]

Chicken Enchilada Dip

Chicken Enchilada Dip made with homemade enchilada sauce

Tired of buffalo chicken dip? Change up your Game Day eats with Chicken Enchilada Dip made with homemade enchilada sauce, black beans, and corn. Two Sundays ago, I went to my first ever Penguins hockey game with my dad and brother at the … [Continue reading]

Mini Margarita Cheesecakes

Mini Margarita Cheesecakes

Mini margarita cheesecakes with graham cracker crust are easy and portable, perfect to serve at football parties. Get your party started by turning your drink into dessert! When it comes to the Super Bowl, there are two types of viewers - those … [Continue reading]