Well Dined

12Dec/130

Salmon Pizzette

Well Dined | Salmon Pizzette

Here's an idea for you for a quick meal or party food - smoked salmon, creme fraiche, capers, and chives on naan bread.  Fast, easy, delicious, fun, but still elegant.

Well Dined | Salmon Pizzette

I actually made this two ways as sort of an experiment - one by heating the naan (on a pizza stone), then adding the toppings.

Well Dined | Salmon Pizzette

The second one I made by putting the ingredients (except for the chives) on first, then toasting it on the pizza stone.  I was surprised to find that I liked this version better!  I had never heated smoked salmon before, so I wasn't sure how it would turn out.  But the flavor became rich and buttery and all the ingredients melded together.

I like the idea of naan as a topping conveyor.  Small enough to be individually sized and already cooked, all you need to do is add toppings and heat.  I bet it would be super fun to set up a make-your-own-pizza night this way, and kids would love it!

17Dec/122

Stained Glass Jello (Food ‘n Flix)

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As I stated in my Announcement Post, I am hosting this month's Food 'n Flix with inspiration from the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  I wanted to get a little wacky and fun and colorful (and a little naughty) so I made this beautiful stained glass jello and boozed it up a little.

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The process starts out with setting a few different colors of jello - you can use less colors (red and green for Christmas, for example) but I wanted to be pretty colorful.  I also added alcohol, which you can leave out.

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Once the jello is fully set, cut it into cubes and toss together gently in a 9x13 glass pan.  Put it back into the fridge to make sure it stays cold.