November 20, 2021
Runaway Fried Chicken and a Terrifying Cucumber Crocodile!
Having some fun, cooking up a couple of tasty treats.
On the left, Sallie Ann’s Runaway Fried Chicken and
on the right, Jenny’s/Vincent Price’s Cucumber Crocodiles
One of the fun perks of being a (hobby) blogger is meeting new friends! I met Sallie Ann in 2018, after connecting over her interesting cookbooks filled with mouth-watering recipes. You can read more about our meeting, here. You can read even more about the amazing Sallie Ann in these two previous posts here, and here.
After posting Sallie Ann’s recipe for Runaway Fried Chicken in my last blog post, I knew that I just had to give her chicken a try! It was delicious! (I did deviate from Sallie Ann’s original recipe by using chicken thighs purchased at my local grocer’s for my poultry creation, whereas Sallie Ann’s original recipe used chickens that her family had raised.)
Sallie Ann’s Runaway Fried Chicken recipe was delicious!
See Sallie Ann’s website, here.
Who said you can’t play with your food? Not me! Neither does my blogging friend, Jenny!
In fact, she recently hosted a Cucumber Crocodile Creation Contest to launch her newest cookbook
Supper with the Stars with your host Vincent Price, co-authored with Peter Fuller.
Find Vincent Price’s recipe for this crocodile creation, here. Using Mr. Price’s instructions, I made an attempt at the CCCC/Cucumber Crocodile Creation Contest. You can see my entry, below.
Winner, or not, it was great fun to join in!
Supper with the Stars with your host Vincent Price
is Jenny’s (co-authored with Peter Fuller)
movie star cookbook.
Her happy blog is here.
My attempt at a Vincent Price-inspired Cucumber Croc
I’ve mentioned this before, but I LOVE fall! Autumn’s colors are such a delight, and it is such a cozy time of year. In honor of fall, I’d like to share with you, below, a few photos taken in the past couple of weeks. :o)
My friend recently shared this delightful photo with me. (Thank you, Julie!)
Her granddaughter, in Iowa, is enjoying a”shower” of colorful leaves.
Winterberries are a colorful autumn sight at my local hiking area.
The orange and yellow leaves of the Maple trees line this local road .
Enjoying the spectacular fall colors in my neighborhood, as I set out on my daily walk.
Cooking with Gammy
Gammy time in November means exploring turkeys, pumpkins, pilgrims, and the Mayflower. :o)
Always a hit with my “grands” (grandchildren), are these simple biscuit donuts.
The youngsters enjoy cutting out the middle of the biscuits. (I fry them in hot oil, safely away from the little ones.) You can find the recipe, here.
The youngsters cut out the middle of the biscuits.
Using another blogger’s instructions, for turkey cinnamon rolls (find those instructions here), as my guide, my 2 year-old grand set out to create her own turkey donut.
A turkey donut in the creation process.
A turkey donut complete
Construction paper turkey
A whole fleet of chocolate donut Mayflowers set anchor in my kitchen. This food craft is an annual favorite at my house and takes just three ingredients: mini chocolate donuts, stick pretzels, and fruit roll ups. Paper is used for the sail. For instructions, go here.
Baking up a pumpkin cake recipe, here, into cupcakes was met with smiles.
Once the cupcakes were baked and cooled, they were frosted and decorated and ready for eating. :o)
Preparing the batter
The cupcakes were iced with cream cheese frosting and decorated with candy corn.
Enjoying the finished product! :o)
Made Me Smile :o)
If you are a fan to the British TV program The Great British Baking Show on Netflix, like I am, then you will recognize the iconic bowl in the photo below and in the stirring cupcakes photo above.
The pretty and functional Mason Cash mixing bowls are the unsung star of this show!
Unfortunately, both of my smaller mixing bowls recently went to that “great baking kitchen in the hereafter”, and I had been making do without. A couple of weeks ago, I was shopping at our local grocer, when I spotted it! There it was! A smaller variety Mason Cash mixing bowl! Wow! And to make the discovery even better, it was almost half the price of others that I had seen online!
This treasure went home with me! :o)
My Mason Cash mixing bowl makes me (almost) feel like a contestant on
The Great British Baking Show!
I am a mama bursting with pride as I share this photo of my youngest son and his wife on their wedding day! They were married in a beautiful beach ceremony on October 23. What a joyous celebration it was for this great couple! Congratulations Elisa and Chandler!!!
What a happy occasion!
Thank you to the sister of the bride for the use of this lovely photo!
Enjoy These Related Blog Posts, below, including ,
Just click on where it says here and enjoy. :o)
Sallie Ann Robinson, Embracing Daufuskie Island, October 2021, here.
Meet Sallie Ann and read about her part in the Netflix show High on the Hog.
Sallie Ann Robinson, Embracing Daufuskie Island: Part 2, October 2021, here.
Includes Sallie Ann’s recipe for her Runaway Fried Chicken.
4th of July Food Favorites, July 2013,here.
This blog post has my grandmother’s fried chicken recipe!
Swapping Recipes Across “The Big Pond”(with Jenny), May 2020, here.
Be My Guest! (My guest blogger, that is.), February 2018, here.
Autumn in October: Young Frankenstein, A Not-Too Scary Halloween, and Pumpkin Cake,
October 2016, here.
The pumpkin cake recipe
Annette’s Thanksgiving, November 2013, here.
Thanksgiving TV shows and movies
Happy Thanksgiving!, November 2014, here.
Two breakfast recipes for Thanksgiving Day.
Pumpkin Pie from Scratch, You Say?!, November 2015, here.
The recipe for pumpkin pie
Cookbook Love and Loving that Thanksgiving Dressing!, November 2017, here.
A recipe for turkey dressing/stuffing, and a Thanksgiving printable.
Let’s “Talk Turkey”, November 2019, here.
My Thanksgiving menu, including how to prepare a turkey.
Tater Tots, Truffles, and Turkeys, November 2020, here.
Recipes for Disney’s Buffalo Chicken Tots and Date Truffles
A Nod to National Donut Day, June 2019, here.
Recipe for Biscuit Donuts
It’s Dollars (or Disney Dip) to Doughnuts that the Saga of My Broken-Leg Adventure has come to an End, April 2018, here.
Recipe for Biscuit Donuts
Mall of America, Mickey’s Diner, and Other Midwestern Sites of Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 2013, here.
Recipe for Biscuit Donuts
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Very fun blog.
Hi Annette, I enjoyed your blog this morning. I am so impressed that you have found a way to express your love of food, cooking, cook books and history in a creative way and share it with the world. That is super cool! Cheryl
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Thank you, Cheryl, for your sweet comment. I love sharing the fun with my readers! :o)
Thanks. They always make me smile.
I am happy to hear that, Kim! Thank you for your kind comment!
Well done Annette. Xx
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