Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Lest you think I only bake treats, here is proof that a few healthy things do come out of my kitchen once in awhile. This is a really good alternative to deep fried, greasy, but-oh-so-good buffalo wings. Not exactly man food for the big game, but still delicious and satisfies my need for Frank. The blue cheese dressing is really good too. One minor change I make to the recipe: instead of broiling it in the oven, I just saute cut up chicken in a little olive oil with THE hot sauce in frying pan. Easy.

Photo: foodnetwork.com

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then there is nothing else to say here. I came across this picture on my very favorite food blog Serious Eats. I was reading this piece about one of my first loves and then I found this recipe here and then I made it right away. I can't think of a better way to ring in the new year than with this. There are no words to describe the pleasure. I even forgot to add the butter and didn't even know it was missing, but I will have to make it again soon and conduct a control group among my expert panel of tasters (Andrea, are you in?). I used half semi sweet, half milk chocolate pieces. So, a control is definitely in order, not that there is anyway to improve upon perfection, just more excuses needed to make it again...and again. I didn't put marshmallows on top, just a dollop of cream, but the toasted marshmallows on top and the look of hot chocolate are what lured me in. I am mildly obsessed with hot chocolate so you can see why I was drawn to this photo and the 12 Days of Hot Chocolate bit. Cheers!

photo: ezrapoundcake.com