In February we had some winners and some also-rans. The first new recipe we made was "Maple Oat Scones," which I have already written about. It was a yummy treat that got thumbs-up from the crew! I used my new "Farm Chicks" cookbook from my goddaughter Eliot.
From that same cookbook we made the golden potato bake. I didn't remember to take photos of the results OR the recipe, but it was very good and we will make it again. Hashbrowns mixed with sour cream and cheese, what's not to like?
For the Oscars party I made Chocolate Caramel Candy Bars (recipe below). These were "OK." I was expecting WOW! since I really love Twix bars, but I think making caramel with sweetened condensed milk made the bars taste a little different than a true caramel. I might try again but make my own caramel. In my "spare time," right?
|making the caramel, to put on the cookie crust|
|From Woman's Day magazine|
Also for the Oscars we made these little goat-cheese and apricot appetizers:
|from Sunset Magazine|
Our final recipe was a winner!!! Our nanny Mrs. N had mentioned that she had tried a Panera copy-cat recipe--Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. She had found it on food.com. It was easy enough and had great reviews, so we gave it a try. We weren't disappointed! This creamy soup was loved by ALL the kids and there were no leftovers after dinner (note to self: make a double batch!). Marcus grilled the chicken the day before, and I think the grilled flavor made the soup all the better.
(we ate up all the soup before I could take a picture!)