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My Tips For The Most Flavorful Chicken

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If you want moist and juicy white meat chicken every time, the key is to roast it. You want to do this at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 165 degrees F. You also want to buy your chicken skin-on and bone-in. The bone will add so much more flavor, and having the skin on will keep it moist. You’ll never have dry chicken again.

Another thing like to do is to place a slice of lemon, under the skin. Then I drizzle olive oil over the top of the skin and rub it around with my hand, and add a sprinkling of Kosher salt and black pepper. Place the chicken onto a rimmed sheet pan and place into the 350-degree oven.

When I take the chicken, out of the oven, let it rest for 5 minutes. Now the chicken is ready.

Make a chicken salad using roasted chicken, it’s amazing. Adding roasted chicken to pasta dishes or soups works beautifully too.

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Homemade Ciabatta Croutons

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Orlando Weekly’s-Best Of Orlando 2015


Every year, all the local businesses look forward to how the public rate us. So if you’re a foodie, and live in the Orlando area, you know what I’m talking about. The newspaper categorizes everything from best casual dining all the way up to fine dining and posts the top three in each category. What’s really great about this is, that the locals are the ones that vote for their favorite. Then they have a section dedicated for selected critics to choose their favorites as well. The voting starts, online, a month before the results are revealed in the Orlando Weekly. It’s something that the food industry looks forward to every year.

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The diner where I work has done it again, and I’m so proud. We have an amazing staff, and the owners are amazing. We treat our guests like they were a part of our own family. I can’t even say enough about the food. The cooks take such pride in their work and it definitely shows up on the plates that we serve. I am so happy to be a part of the staff at Christo’s Cafe. If you plan on visiting Orlando, and you’re looking for a place where the locals go to eat, you’ve just found it! You can visit Orlando Weekly at their website for more information at


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Homemade Sweet Potato Drop Biscuits

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I love these biscuits and I have a shortcut that will make you want to make these as often as you make regular drop biscuits. The sweetness of sweet potatoes just adds so much flavor to a drop biscuit.

Before you can even start on the biscuits you need to bake the sweet potatoes, remove their skins, and lastly process them until they are pureed. Well, not anymore!  What’s just as healthy than the real thing, yet ready to use, has no artificial preservatives, and is organic?

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That’s right, organic sweet potato baby food. Check out my recipe for Homemade Sweet Potato Drop Biscuits by clicking on the link below.


Sweet Potato Drop Biscuits

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