Dispensing Happiness

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.-Elsa Schiapirelli

That's me, the magical good cook.

Borrowing from my friend Dexygus, I've created my own food blog.

Read of my exploits in the kitchen! Salivate over the descriptions of fabulous desserts and savory meals I've concocted!

No, seriously...go ahead. It'll make my day.

Monday, January 30, 2006

WCC: Comfort Foods: Eat Me!


I swear, I'm not going for the pornographic angle here; honest!

It's time for another Weekend Cookbook Challenge, and this month we're making comfort foods.

I suppose 'comfort food' conjures up different images for different people. Some think of mashed potatoes, others chicken soup.

But I suppose it's because of my love of all things from the past, but when I think 'comfort' and 'food' I find myself wishing I were strolling through Palisades Park, or the early versions of Coney Island or Atlantic City.

'Comfort food', to me, is classic, 'gee, that's swell!', middle-America.

Which is why I turned to Food Network Favorites:Recipes from Our All-Star Chefs

for Alton Brown's Corn Dogs recipe.

Hot dogs (we used Morningstar Farms veggie dogs for Alex and me, and Wellshire Farms Cheese Hot Dogs for Matt), on a stick, dipped into a batter of cornmeal, flour, buttermilk, creamed corn, minced jalapeno, grated onion, cayenne, baking soda and powder. Fried till golden.

Crispy, crunchy batter, but not heavy. Just a hint of heat from the pepper, and really nice.

To go with the theme, I also made a batch of soft pretzels, using a clone recipe for Auntie Anne's pretzels; salted and cinnamon sugar.

Thanks to Alicat and Sara for giving me an excuse to make such fun, and comforting, foods!

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At 2:56 PM, Blogger Alicat said...

Thank you for partcipating! The round up can be found here:

:o) ~Alicat


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