While ago I challenged myself to one new recipe a week. I think I made it a whole two weeks before giving up on it.
But I made up for with a vengance this week I tell ya!
New recipes tried this week:
Paula Deen's Chicken and Dumplings
Betty Crocker's Pumpkin Cookies
Betty Crocker's Spritz cookies (had to try out the cooky press I found!)
Alton Brown's Popovers
Twice Baked Potatoes (a conglomeration of recipes I read for them, made up with the ingredients at hand)
I also learned how to make candy corn, so as soon as I get a candy thermometer, I'm totally making that. Isn't it great? I just learned to feed my fresh candy corn addiction year round! This is will be just great for my weight, I'm sure!
I was impressed with all the recipes, except the chicken and dumplings. I couldn't get the soup/gravy to thicken, but maybe I just wasn't using enough corn starch for the amount of soup there was. And honestly, it seemed really similar to my homemade chicken and noodle soup. And I love that soup, but I was hoping for something thick with big hunks of biscuits. Tasted good, just not what I expected.
The popovers are definitely going on the rotation to be filled with both sweet and savory items.
And the Spritz cookies will probably be made year-round.
Post title from Sonny & Cher's The Beat Goes On