Sunday, May 1, 2011

First Attempt

Hi there! My name is Ashley and this is my first attempt to enter into the blogging world. I have been a follower for a couple of years now, and have decided that its finally time to jump on in.

The other day, my best friend Emily and I made dinner so she could practice her food photography skills. I thought I would share that with you all today.

We made Baked Zucchini Sticks from here, BBQ Chicken Pizza, and Hot Fudge Pudding cake, courtesy of Betty Crocker.

I'll let you follow the directions for the Zucchini Sticks from the original recipe. I always add crushed red pepper to the breading mix and use egg beaters instead of egg whites, but other than that its the same.

mmmm perfect! We served these with some plain ole jarred marinara sauce. While the Zucchini sticks were baking we whipped up a quick salad.

For the main course we made BBQ chicken pizza. We used refrigerated pizza dough and topped it with barbecue sauce. We used red onion slices, pickled banana peppers, and diced grilled chicken as toppings. We tested out this new cheese in the mozzarella variety. It worked great.

Perfection! We also made Hot Fudge Pudding Cake, a classic from my childhood. It is my dad's specialty. I will post these last two recipes later as it is taking me much longer than I expected to post this for the first time.

The glory of the Hot Fudge Pudding Cake is that you mix it in the same dish that you bake it in. I'm all for doing less dishes.

We served it with peppermint ice cream and it was perfection.

Thanks for reading my first post! More to come!


  1. Yay Ashley! Welcome to the internet! I await your crafting with bated breath.

    P.S. I like the title. :)

  2. Maggie! My first commenter! I'm glad you like it!