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Recipe Trend: Engagement Chicken, or If He Likes It Will He Put a Ring on It?

roasted chicken

Allow me to preface this by saying there’s a reason I’ve never roasted a chicken before today. Several reasons, actually. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

Recipe #3 on Saveur’s recipe trend list is a simple roast chicken dish known as “engagement chicken.” The recipe was originally published in Glamour magazine in 2004. At the time, at least three marriage proposals had been linked to the dish. At last count earlier this year, at least 70 men had proposed some time after their girlfriends made them this meal, including Howard Stern to his now-wife Beth.

Ladies, I can’t attest to these claims, as my husband and I have been happily married for almost 10 years now, but I will say that my husband liked this chicken much more than I did.

“Enough to propose if we weren’t already married?” I challenged him.

“Maybe. Although most men would propose if you made them something with cheese,” he admitted. Continue reading

Cooking My Way Through Recipe Trends

kale chips

Because I’ve been blogging for only a year now, it seems that I’ve missed many recipe trends. But thanks to Saveur, I can catch up quickly. Today the foodie magazine and website released an article dedicated to the top eight recipe trends over the past few years. And so guess what? I’ve decided to cook every one of them.

As luck would have it, I’ve actually checked item #5, kale chips, off my list already, when I made them last fall. I’ve also tried and failed at making no-knead bread, but if at first you don’t succeed . . . blah, blah, blah. We’ll see what happens next time. At any rate, there are six completely new recipes plus that bread I’m so determined to master, so be prepared for some interesting blogging ahead, folks.

Have you tried any of the recipes on Saveur’s list? Have any recommendations for me as I embark on this cooking and baking adventure?