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5 Things to Know About Santa Fe Green Chiles — Travel Intelligence

If you've ever been to Santa Fe, chances are you've tried the state's famous green chiles. Even if you've never been to Santa Fe, you've probably at least heard of them.

But what's so special about them? you might wonder. Well, you really do have to taste them to believe, but here's everything you need to know about these world-famous chiles — plus five of my favorite places to eat them.

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Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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When was the last time you looked in the back of your liquor cabinet? Last week, when I pushed past the bottles of Bulleit bourbon and Gran Centenario tequila, I found some surprises including banana liqueur, black pepper-infused vodka, and an unopened bottle of Marsala wine. I pushed my previous dinner plans aside and resolved to put that bottle to use in a simple homemade chicken Marsala.

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Recipe: Sheet Pan Crispy Salmon and Potatoes — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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This sheet pan supper will show you just how quick and simple it can be to get a salmon dinner on the table any night of the week. It all starts by firing up your broiler. Do that and you will be tucking into perfectly cooked fillets with just the right amount of char around the edges. We're making it a meal by partnering this weeknight-friendly fish with crispy red potato rounds and tender asparagus spears. Oh, and it will all happen in under 20 minutes. Yes, really!

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How To Cook Golden, Juicy Chicken Breast on the Stove — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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There are as many variations on cooking chicken breast as there are cooks, and I'd say that is a very good thing, as it ensures we never grow tired of this dinner staple.

Pan-seared chicken breast, cooked in a little oil with salt and pepper and finished with a generous knob of butter, is the first way I learned to cook chicken and a technique I always go back to. The resulting chicken has a golden-crisp exterior with a still-juicy interior, and is just as welcome served with steamed vegetables as it is atop creamy Alfredo pasta.

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How To Bake Crispy, Juicy Chicken in the Oven — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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The promise of crispy, juicy, oven-baked chicken is one that kept me rushing home as a kid. Mostly we felt like we won the dinner lottery when our mom made Shake'N Bake instead of her usual Hamburger Helper or tuna-noodle casserole. My own children pine for chicken nuggets (they mostly know the freezer kind), but the premise is the same: Coat chicken in crispy breadcrumbs and be a champion of dinner.

While this technique isn't quite as simple as shaking chicken with breadcrumbs in a bag, the results are worth the minimal extra effort. Toasted panko breadcrumbs give the chicken a golden, crispy exterior, while a paste of eggs and mayo keeps the chicken juicy.

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Recipe: Borscht Crostini — Quick and Easy Appetizers

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Whether served hot or cold, brimming with meat or completely vegetarian, the beet soup known as borscht has become a staple of the Ashkenazi Jewish repertoire. Perhaps that is because, amidst a sea of brown, heavy dishes — potato kugel, challah, cholent, latkes, and so on — borscht's ruby color and tangy-sweet flavor offers a bright counterpoint.

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