Roasted Chicken a la Damaris Phillips

Roasted Chicken With Pear Butter & Bourbon Glaze

roasted chicken with pear butter & bourbon glaze by Food Network Start Damaris Phillips

Roasted Chicken With Pear Butter & Bourbon Glaze

Roasted Chicken With Pear Butter & Bourbon Glaze –


For Pear Butter Glaze:

  • 4 cups unsweetened pear sauce (like applesauce, but pear)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Juice of 2 lemons (save the rinds for the chickens)

For Roasted Chicken:

  • Two 3- to 4-pound chickens
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 bulb fennel, quartered, fronds reserved for garnish

For Fennel Salad:

  • 1 bulb fennel, shaved on a mandolin (or sliced very thinly), fronds reserved for garnish
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Olive oil, for drizzling
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Total Time:
2 hr 25 min
45 min
5 min
1 hr 35 min
4 to 6 servings

For the pear butter glaze:

  1. Combine the pear sauce, sugar, bourbon, cardamom and lemon juice in a saucepan and cook, stirring constantly, until it reduces by half, 25 to 30 minutes. Reserve 1/2 cup of the glaze to slather on the chickens as they cook, and the rest for serving.

For the roasted chicken and fennel salad directions go to Damaris’ website.

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Namibia: New Country, New Government, New Freedom

Namibian boy

Namibia: Assumptions on a Land Lost


From contributed by duncan1890

When first learning that I was going to be spending most of my semester researching Namibia, I trembled with fear. I knew that Nambia had gained its independence in 1990, and dread how I was going to be able to find enough information about the young country. My assumption was that it was a little country in Africa and all I thought about was the movie “Outbreak.” I thought tropical rain-forests filled with monkeys full of disease. After the first assignment I quickly realized that it was far from the tropic land filled with towering canopies and howling primates swinging from vines. Namibia is a land arid as the dustbowl filled with a largely riches the world envies. Read more ›

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Coin-Op Gaming – Are You Worthy?

Coin-op Gaming We're Not Worthy

Coin-op Gaming We’re Not Worthy

A single man stood behind 5 crumbling shields protecting the earth from invaders from space, he was worthy. Another man navigated through a labyrinth grabbing power pellets while being hunted by four ghosts, he was worthy. Life was simpler then. Arcade gaming started with Space invaders and Pac-Man. The late eighties brought new technology and a different type of gaming. This new type of gaming brought competition to the arcade game market and new challenges to advertisers. Read more ›

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Alex plans to add his portfolios, track projects, and share his art through the use of his new layout.

We look forward to seeing what happens there in the future.


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HCI Journal Entry – 9/7/2011

HCI starts with the design of every day things. I realize that the design of locks on a door can be an overlooked item in an routine of daily doldrums. After reading the first chapter of Norman’s book, The Design of Everyday Things, I never noticed that to lock my bottom lock I have to turn the key counterclockwise yet the top deadbolt requires a completely opposite action. My first thought after reading the night before was maybe it is a result of different manufacturers creating the locks and therefore it may have been designed in certain standards based on company policy. To my dismay, the locks are not only made by the same company it appears as they are sold together in a set. After I took off the plates that hold all the goodies inside where the locking bolts jut out, the back of the plates both had the same manufacturer and the bottom plate read “bottom – convenience lock” and the top plate read “top – deadbolt.” I believe this to be a poor decision of mapping in design.

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Las Vegas Wedding – What You Are Missing in Your Big Church

Wedding in Vegas

The thought of weddings once made me cringe, until twenty of my friends and family headed out west to the city of lights for my Vegas wedding.  After being best man three times and being in seventeen wedding parties, I had grown tired of weddings.  The one thing I had learned from all my prior history in weddings was that the day after the wedding you don’t remember what kind of flowers were used or who the DJ was.  What you do remember is who was there.  My wife and I invited our friends and family to join us on our “special day” in Las Vegas. Read more ›

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