by Lisa Lozano
Last year we shared five recipes you absolutely have to make before you die, and you loved it so much that we’re bringing you five totally new recipes you have to make before you die! And we really upped the ante this year!
You’re probably thinking, “But, I’ve made brownies before.” Well, you haven’t made the Cake Boss’ recipe, full of ooey-gooey, chocolate-y, fudgey, sticky-fingered amazingness.
Do you want to host the Sunday dinner that everyone in your family, your friendship circle, and your block will angle to get an invite to? Here’s your secret weapon – the best roast chicken you will ever make, courtesy of Michael Symon. The bird is seasoned with lemon, bay leaves, thyme, garlic and onion before being roasted in a cast-iron pan until the skin caramelizes to a deep brown crackled texture – perfection! And to take it to the next level, Michael serves the chicken with a multi-layered salsa verde.
Yup, you heard that right. Fried chicken ON a waffle. A cheddar waffle. With bacon. And a maple syrup sauce. Not only must you make this before you die, you will probably want to make it before you go to bed tonight.
This recipe is pretty much grilled ham and cheese with an egg and more cheese on top. Sounds so simple, but trust us when we tell you, the combination of comforting, rich flavors is anything but ordinary. You must make this before you die, and preferably someplace comfy and cozy, and for someone you care about.
Again, you’re probably thinking, hey, I’ve made lasagna before. But Fabio Viviani’s rich Bolognese-style meat lasagna is the real deal. And since this whole list is about ambition -- these are recipes so special that you must make them before you die -- Fabio challenges you to make your own pasta while you’re at it. Why not?