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Basic Chicken Fajitas

This is so freaking good. Just have to remember to cut thick breasts in half before cooking

I've made this both in a grill pan and a regular frying pan. The grill pan version was far superior, but the frying pan didn't fill my house with smoke.

I ate three of these on big flour tortillas with zero add-ons. They're that good.

Jan 17, 2013
squishface in Recipes

My Own Perfect Roast Chicken

Wow - what a great recipe! Worth noting I used a bird from the farmers market that had been walking around the day before, but the meat was so moist and tender and tasty prepared this way.

I didn't have preserved lemons on hand, so I followed your advice and stuffed a few whole ones inside and added a bit of juice on the outside. Aside from that, I used about 2-3 tbsp of unsalted butter in the cavity and under the skin. Massaged (gross, right?) chopped garlic, dried thyme, and the butter under the skin, and topped the whole thing off with a healthy sprinkle of salt.

I was nervous about cooking the bird at such high heat, but when it was done it was brown and crispy and AMAZING. (And so easy.) Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Nov 20, 2010
squishface in Home Cooking

Pepper-Roasted Cauliflower

I may have allowed too much liquid to go into the roasting pan, but my cauliflower came out beautiful, browned, and... soggy.

I threw it back in the oven at 500 for like 10 more minutes, which helped. But the taste was a little too soy-saucey. Could have used slightly less soy, more salt, and maybe chopped garlic.

Nov 20, 2010
squishface in Recipes

Oatmeal–Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dec 23, 2009
squishface in Recipes

Oatmeal–Chocolate Chip Cookies

I'd never used milk in these cookies before, but I gave it a try and ended up with kind of a disaster. The dough was almost runny, and my cookies ended up more like big flat cookie chips than the cakey goodness described in another comment.

I don't have a mixer, so I did it all by hand. Could that have made the difference? Anyway, the taste is right-on, but next time I'll skip the milk and possibly add a touch more flour.

Dec 22, 2009
squishface in Recipes

Union Square

Republic: meh food, incredibly bad acoustics, and you may be seated at a 4-person table with another party of 2. That said, if you're there the spinach lime noodles are pretty good.

Jan 30, 2008
squishface in Manhattan

any places to have lunch for $4 in Union Square?

I'm a huge fan of Cafe Medina's soups, but they're not cheap - expect to spend upwards of $6 for a large to-go.

Jan 30, 2008
squishface in Manhattan

Won't Work for Food

Touche.

(Though this site *is* directed at a specific audience, and its purpose is probably not to make readers feel guilty about their social class. If chow.com was all about dealing with poverty in NYC, you can guess how popular it would be.)

Sep 29, 2006
squishface in Features

Saving & Emailing Recipes

It would be really helpful to have a place where we could save recipes we've tried or would like to try (see epicurious's recipe box). Failing that, I'd like to be able to email a recipe to myself.

It's not often that I'm ready to cook when I find a recipe I like.

I like the style of the recipe reviews, though!

Sep 05, 2006
squishface in Site Talk

How to Prepare for the Meal of Your Life

If I don't eat all day, my stomach shrinks and I get full really quickly (which often means two courses into a delicious seven-course meal.)

Sep 05, 2006
squishface in Features