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Thursday, September 15, 2005
  Every race needs a starting block
Ok, while I realize that this is not actually true, it fits my dinner tonight so just go with it. I made two new recipes tonight and both are good starting places, but neither was exactly what I was looking for. The first was actually a recipe for my fiance. His favorite bar food is Buffalo Chicken Strips. He orders them everywhere we go, so I found a recipe for them (with a healthy twist of course). Check it out...So the final verdict was that it needed to be a bit spicier (though he did say they were pretty spicy, he just likes them to clear his head). We also want a bit more of a crust to the chicken. I may try an oven "fried" chicken recipe next time. We will also bake the sauce on a bit more next time. But this is a recipe that I will hang onto and work with.

The other recipe I tried will not be made again. I made Deli-style Macaroni Salad. I had seen good reviews of it so I was rather excited. However once I tasted it I knew it wasn't going to be the recipe I was looking for. There is white wine vinegar in it (2 Tablespoons to be exact), and that is all I could taste. So the search continues for a really good macaroni salad continues. No more cooking this week (well except for the grilled cheese and tomato soup I plan for Saturday).
We make something similar and they are pretty spicy! These look great!
Sorry your recipes didn't turn out as you had planned. We always learn so much from kitchen failures though, right? Have a great weekend!
Cook's Illustrated has a great macaroni salad. I make it all the time. People rave about it. If you want, I can email it to you, since CI.com is a paid only website.
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