Mixed Citrus Green Salad and a Trip to Birmingham

I’m ending my OCD recipe contest rant by highlighting my biggest prize and honor—my first and only cook-off, Cooking Light’s “Ultimate Reader’s Contest,” 2009.

I entered twenty-six recipes, everything from Chipotle Chicken Salad to Healthier Hoppin’ John.

I was totally unprepared with what the editors picked:    Mixed Citrus Green Salad.

A salad?   How the heck . . . → Read More: Mixed Citrus Green Salad and a Trip to Birmingham

OCD: Creating recipes vs. testing recipes

Here’s another pizza recipe: Cheeseburger Pizza with the Works (plus a recipe for hot wing pizza to boot)! . . . → Read More: OCD: Creating recipes vs. testing recipes

Pizza OCD: Bruschetta Pizza

My husband remembers a pizza parlor in his hometown that would place a chunky tomato sauce on top of the pizza. (It was a My Pi.  I think some are still opened in the Chicago area—far from Tulsa where it used to be a teen hangout.)

He raves about it, but alas, the parlor has . . . → Read More: Pizza OCD: Bruschetta Pizza

OCD continued: Chipotle Breakfast Tacos for a Crowd

Back to my OCD-themed mania. Here is a recipe for breakfast when you have a few mouths to feed. . . . → Read More: OCD continued: Chipotle Breakfast Tacos for a Crowd

Cook the Books and Food ‘n Flix Post: Food from the Hunger Games

I’m taking another break from my OCD Recipes Revisited to participate in another two of my manias:

and

Would you believe it?    These two great online foodie clubs are pairing together this month.    CTB club members are reading the novel and FnF members are watching the film . . . → Read More: Cook the Books and Food ‘n Flix Post: Food from the Hunger Games

More OCD Revisited: Pappa al Pomodoro

I adapted this recipe from A Table in Tuscany by Leslie Forbes.  I bought this cookbook on the bargain rack at a local bookstore MANY years ago.  I think I actually bought two and gave one to my best friend  as a gift.  (We both dream about traveling and/or living in Tuscany one day!)

I . . . → Read More: More OCD Revisited: Pappa al Pomodoro

More OCD Recipes: Chicken Tetrazzini

One of the first contests I entered, I won.    But, let me clarify.   It was a “Fan Favorite” contest.    It was sponsored by the 92nd Street Y in NYC and I am sure that they were perplexed as to why a bunch of Okies were voting for Loaded Baked Potato Mac ‘n Cheese.

I recruited . . . → Read More: More OCD Recipes: Chicken Tetrazzini

OCD Recipes Revisited: Country French Soup

As I was looking over my list of winning recipes, I was struck by a couple of things.

I used a lot of prepackaged and processed foods for these contests.   Basically because these prepackaged and processed food companies were sponsors.   🙂

Here’s a list of a few winners that were sponsored by food companies.

Texas . . . → Read More: OCD Recipes Revisited: Country French Soup

Herbed Olive Spelt Foccacia

This year’s theme: OCD Revisited Recipes. . . . → Read More: Herbed Olive Spelt Foccacia

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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