- Source: The Art of Perfect Toast
Before we proceed, the instructions I'm about to expound upon are not for the most convenient way to make toast. Rather, this is how to make the platonic ideal of toast. While that is not to say that other methods are bad, unsatisfying, or wrong, you should follow these steps when nothing but the best will suffice.
Here's what you'll need:
- A toaster oven
- Your favorite bread
- The best unsalted butter you can get your hands on, at room temperature
- Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon or fleur de sel
- Jam, marmalade, or preserves (optional) if you're jonesing for a sweet and salty breakfast treat
- Black pepper (optional), for savory toast
The six steps to perfect toast:
- Turn your toaster oven to the toast setting, place the slice of bread on the rack in the toaster oven, and toast until the bread has just begun to hint at browning.
- Spread a generous pat of butter over every square inch of one side of the bread, nestling it in every nook and cranny.
- Sprinkle with
- Woman S Day | In The Pantry | Mon, Aug 12, 2013 3:13 PM EDT | CommentsBy Woman's Day Staff
Our Korean beef tacos are the perfect quick dinner dish to excite your tastebuds any night of the week.
Skip the lines at the mobile kitchen and make this tasty Korean Tacos with Asian Slaw recipe at home. Save time and money without sacrificing any of the delicious flavor.
Yields: 4 servings (cost per serving of $1.27)
Total Time: 25 min
Prep Time: 25 min
Nutritional Information (per serving)
Total Fat: 26g
Saturated Fat: 9g
Total Carbohydrate: 48g
Dietary Fiber: 5g
Photo by Steve Giralt; Food styling by Anne Disrude; Prop styling by Erin Swift
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2 tablespoon(s) rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon(s) crushed red pepper flakes
2 tablespoon(s) low-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoon(s) low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 small (about 1 pound) cabbage, cored and thinly sliced
1 medium carrot, cut into matchsticks
2 tablespoon(s) light brown sugar
2 clove(s) garlic, very finely chopped
1 tablespoon(s) grated fresh ginger
1 pound(s) (85 percent lean) ground beef
1 tablespoon(s)...Read More »
- Country Living | In The Pantry | Fri, Aug 9, 2013 11:58 AM EDT | CommentsWe've cut the fat from this irresistible meal by baking the pieces in the oven instead of deep frying, making it an even easier recipe for your kids to help make.
• 2 cup(s) buttermilk
• 2 clove(s) garlic, crushed
• 1 tablespoon(s) hot-pepper sauce
• 1 teaspoon(s) kosher salt
• 1 teaspoon(s) fresh-ground pepper
• 2 pound(s) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3-by 1/2-inch strips
• 6 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter, melted
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Directions:...Read More »
1. Combine the buttermilk, garlic, hot-pepper sauce, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add the chicken, cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours or up to 12 hours. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat 2 baking pans with oil and set aside.
2. Crush the crispbread into coarse crumbs and place the crumbs in a large, shallow baking dish, toss in the melted butter, and set aside. Remove the chicken from the marinade and coat with the crumbs. Place on the prepared pans and bake, turning once, u
- Disney Spoonful | In The Pantry | Fri, Aug 9, 2013 1:36 PM EDT | CommentsWhen school is in session and my family is running around with our hectic schedules, I need an arsenal of simple and quick meals! It's a war out there people, and I only have one child! I can't even imagine all of the rushing about a family of six has to endure. This baked chicken recipe is one of my favorites to make during the week. I make an extra-large batch to have leftovers for salads, tacos, and sandwiches. Super delicious, this slightly sweet chicken is pleasing to everyone's taste buds and takes me 5 minutes to prep and 20 to bake! Serve it alongside buttery rice, pasta, or a nice salad, and dinner is on the table in a flash.
Dinner is served.
Brown Sugar Spiced Baked Chicken
2 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon cumin
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
6 chicken breasts
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1. Preheat oven to 425°...Read More »
- Disney Spoonful | In The Pantry | Fri, Aug 9, 2013 4:25 PM EDT | CommentsNothing is better than coming home after a long day to a fully cooked meal, and this dinner is not only satisfying but delicious! I make this recipe a lot for weekday meals and when we have company over because it's so incredibly simple - and it's always a crowd-pleaser. Tender, savory beef and black beans wrapped in a tortilla never disappoints!
Fast-food tacos don't stand a chance.
1 pound flank steak, fat trimmed
1 1/4 cup beef broth
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 can black beans, rinsed
optional add-ins: 1 cup diced tomatoes or 1 can green chilies
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1. Add beef broth, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and salt to a slow-cooker and stir to combine.
2. Place the flank steak in the slow-cooker and cover with the lid. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.
3. After the steak has finished cooking and is falling apart, transfer it to a cutting board. Shred the meat with a fork. ...Read More »