Thursday, February 04, 2010
I need a little excitement in the kitchen... something other than the same old/same old.... recipes that are healthy and can save me money... or decadent desserts done on a dime (say that three times). I'll share them on the recipe blog if they work out well.
I thought I'd share this link to a recipe from Mennonite Girls Can Cook for Buffalo Chicken Dip... here. Just in time for football parties this weekend. Christopher and his friends love Buffalo chicken wings but they are very expensive to purchase (and have you noticed how the price of wings at the grocery store has gone up with their popularity?). I bought the ingredients to try this soon.
Rachel Ray has a similar recipe that she makes with a rotisserie chicken and pours some blue cheese dressing over before serving. I may use a rotisserie chicken but the blue cheese would have to be "on the side" in my house.
Stephanie sent me a recipe for chocolate peanut butter whoopie pies this morning. Her friend made them and she tells me they are delicious. I have all the ingredients and may try them soon, too.
Somewhere... on a friend's blog but I forget WHO... I read about the book Well Preserved; a Jam-Making Hymnal. I was able to buy it with Amazon credit in January and I've enjoyed reading through it SO much... highly recommended! (It is out of print but there are a few used books on Amazon and I expect at the usual used book sites.)
What a lovely book, a combination of prose and recipes (I love those). I'll definitely be trying a few of these recipes. One of my culinary goals this year is to make my own jam and jellies again. I don't purchase those in the store made with corn syrup and the others are quite expensive.
This book is a keeper!