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