Friday, April 3, 2009

Fine Cooking Cook the Issue Challenge - Runner-up Prize

Yesterday in the mail I received my runner-up prize for participating in the Fine Cooking Cook the Issue Challenge, a copy of their Make It Tonight magazine.

On this rainy, gray day, I've decided to park myself in the recliner and go through magazines all day and work on building a new spring and summer menu.

There are some delicious sounding recipes in the magazine I'd like to try: Roasted Chicken Thighs, Baby Potatoes & Tomatoes with Olives and Mint, Lemony Chicken Noodle Soup with Ginger, Chile & Cilantro, Spiced Lentil Soup with Herbed Yogurt and Pork Scallopine with Proscuitto, Sage & Caramelized Lemon. Yummm! Stay tuned.

Participating in the challenge was fun. It provided a focus on new recipes to try, which helps filter out the 'creative monkey's (to quote Top Chef's Karla) that sometimes overwhelm me with all of the recipes and flavor combos I want to try, to the point of shutdown, plus it was fun to see other's posts and opinions of the recipes.

It also helped me work on my photography and recognize how difficult it is to get a good shot and still have a warm dinner.


  1. Congratulations on your prize! I'm doing the same thing today; hunkering down on the couch and going through magazines for ideas. The last 2 Cooking Light's have had some interesting ideas. I have my fingers crossed that the cookbook I won in the Great Beef Giveaway (Dinners for a Year and Beyond) will arrive today, too.

  2. Congratulations on winning the Beef Book! I've checked it out from the library before - it's a very nice book.


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