In what can be described as more of a theory dish than actual meal, the Bloomin' Onion dares you to try to finish it. Remembering back to days gone by, ordering it off the menu seemed like a good idea, but about halfway through, you never wanted to see another fried onion strip again. Throw a party, prepare one of your own, and see if those guests of yours can tackle the beast. Dipping sauce a must...
Every now and again, we come across a website with such a good idea, we feel the need to sing praises of it from the hills of Bloggywood. This time it comes in the form of completely customizable candy bars. A few folks got together and thought, "Why not let the general public create their very own sweet, chocolaty inventions?" Enter: Chocomize. We've had fun today coming up with a few of our own, some ridiculous, some delicious, but we want to know what you can think of!
It's getting to be that glorious time of year when the tarps come off of grills, the patio is swept off, the lawn chairs are brought out from storage, and the drinks are put on ice. Yes, it's time for the Springtime BBQs and park days. Don't be the one person who shows up empty-handed. And if you really want to garner a few new friends, show up with cookies, or brownies, or homemade peanut butter bars.
Alright, so this is the recipe we were going to post on Monday night. Seeing as how it is now Wednesday, and you should try something a little more adventurous, whip up a batch of tartlets. We heard they go great with Idol.
Fritter: A neat word to say, a cool appetizer to make, and a fun food to eat. Get Southern tonight, or sometime this weekend with a batch of fritters for yourself. May we recommend this smokey ricotta variety?
If you were as lucky as a few of us around the WSi headquarters, you'll be at Coors Field tonight rooting the Rockies to hopefully a win over the Mets from New York. If not, no worries. There are plenty of games. In the meantime, have a few friends over to watch, grill up some brats and chow down! Maybe add a plate of BLT dip to the mix, too. You know, it's up to you.
As if we need to drive it home anymore, we must remind you again today is opening day for the Rockies at Coors Field. Sure we dropped a few to the Brewers on their turf this past week, but let's get back on our own clay and see what the deal is before we jump to any conclusions about the season. Whether you were lucky enough to score tickets to today's game or not, enjoy some of the fare the comes along with the game: Cracker Jacks. How much more "baseball" can you get? The food is even mentioned in that one song they sing during the game...
Granted a good batch of garlic knots does not an entire meal make, they sure do augment a hot pizza pie better than anything else, in our humble opinion. And seeing as how Lost is on this evening, and that is reason enough to order a half pepperoni/half sausage, we thought, "To be fair, we'll make the garlic knots." Whether or not this is actually going to happen is yet to be seen, but it's good to know we at least have a recipe for it.
The thrill of the hunt is sometimes more exciting than the actual end result. In this case, the act of searching for Easter eggs this Sunday is much more fun than the thought of ending up with a basket full of warm hard-boiled eggs. Fear not. Once that hunt ends, grab them from the bed of plastic grass and whip up a batch of deviled eggs. Nothing goes to waste that way, and you end up with a delicious snack.
It's Friday, it's been a long week, and, to be honest, we're bushed. Tonight, at a loss of any sort of idea for a recipe, we asked the lovely ladies in the accounting department what they would ideally like for dinner. "Hot wings." Easy enough. But to class it up a bit, we're calling the wings, "drumettes." That should make it easier to justify going through 15 moist towelettes.
While we tried to think of something clever to sell tonight's recipe to you, it really just comes down to the fact that the name of the dish includes the words, "Party Boats." If you need a better excuse to make this tasty appetizer, well, then, do it because City Market is having a sale on shrimp. Otherwise, PARTY BOATS!
It's supposed to snow all weekend. For some, that will no doubt put the kibash on plans, but for those of us that knew it was coming, our plans just get better. When all that's on the agenda is to watch movies while the snow falls outside, it's hard for anything to get ruined. And what goes better with a few indie dramas and romantic comedies than homemade pretzels? Few things, that's what.