Sweet and Spicy Roast Chicken

Sweet and Spicy Roast Chicken

This Sweet and Spicy Roast Chicken has a chile-flecked, honey-imbued marinade spiked with fresh citrus juice gives this chicken its fiery, syrupy character. Dates and carrots give the sauce texture and additional sweetness while a garnish of fresh herbs and pistachio nuts lends freshness and crunch. The ingredients can be assembled up to 24 hours in advance, then all you need to do is pop it in the oven just before your guests arrive, and garnish it at the last minute. Serve it with couscous, polenta, rice or another soft grain to soak up the sauce.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Middle Eastern Roasted Tomatoes and Chickpeas with Bulgur

I love bulgur, which is a staple of Middle Eastern cuisine, traditionally used to make tabbouleh and pilafs. It has a satisfying, chewy texture and mild, nutty taste. Whole wheats, like bulgur, are richer in nutrients and vitamins than refined, processed wheat, which has been stripped of many beneficial ingredients. You can use bulgar in place of wheat berries, couscous or rice in your favorite grain salad recipes. This Middle Eastern Roasted Tomatoes and Chickpeas with Bulgur is a great way to give it a try!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Apple Cider Caramel Sauce

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: Make 1½ cups

Honey-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

These Honey-Glazed Brussels Sprouts are a perfect side dish for your holiday table. They can be made ahead and reheated which my life easier.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 8 Servings

Spiced Almonds

These Spiced Almonds are bursting with flavor. They are great to take to a drinks party or pack in a beautiful jar as a gift.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 20 Servings

Asparagus with Curry Butter

A touch of curry-infused butter elevates this sautéed asparagus. The curry butter really enhances the tanginess of the asparagus and is a quick and easy side dish. I served it with Curry Roasted Chicken and Potatoes.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Curry Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

Are you bored with plain roasted chicken? Here is a recipe sure to please. This Curry Roasted Chicken and Potatoes is so simple to make and the creamy curry sauce is divine. 

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Curried Shrimp Croustades

I have a lot of catering “secrets” and won’t divulge many, but these Curried Shrimp Croustades I will part with.  It’s a wonderful recipe, that is incredibly easy, a huge crowd pleaser and you can make them in advance and freeze them.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: Makes 48 pieces

Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Cheese Ball

I am not a big fan of serving a boring cheese platter at a party. It usually doesn't get eaten. I guarantee this cheese ball will be the hit of your next party. Cheese balls were all the rage in the 1970s, but this Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Cheese ball is an updated version of an old classic. So easy to make and the best part is that it has to be made ahead, so you can enjoy your party.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins

Potato, Broccoli, and Cheddar Soup

This Potato, Broccoli, and Cheddar Soup is a wonderful meal to warm you up. It's velvety and smooth and is perfect with this crusty cheesy bread.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields:  4 Servings