It’s the final week of Comfort Food Month! To end the month in a manner fitting with the spirit, I decided to bring you a treat that hits a few different comforts: soft beer pretzels and beer cheese dip. We’ve got chewy bread, gooey cheese, salt and spices, and a hint of beer. What more could you need?
Now that we’ve weathered the deluge of chocolate-laden desserts that precedes Valentine’s Day, it’s time to get back to everyone’s other favorite comfort: cheese.
February is notoriously cold and dreary in Cleveland, so I am making the executive decision to declare it comfort food month at I Wanna Bake! I’ve already got a handful of recipes for comfort food on here, but I decided to go all in this month and focus on satisfying calorie bombs. To kick things off, I’ve made for you a snack my husband and in-laws introduced me to: bagel dogs.
Happy New Year! I hope 2017 is off to a good start. I know everyone has probably made resolutions that might not fit with today’s bakeventure (which is basically three layers of calorie overload), but sometimes you just need a little comfort food. Enter: chili cheese dip!
Yes, you read that right: pickle bagels. I promise, I haven’t gone off the deep end (no more than usual, anyway). Those of you who follow I Wanna Bake on Facebook might recall seeing Tasting Table’s recipe for pickle juice bread. I was quite enamored of the idea or pickle-flavored bread, and I knew it would have to be recreated in some fashion. Serendipitously, I still had the thought on my mind when I was going through one of my periodic musings on bagels ( like ya’ do). In that moment, the pickle bagel was born.
Aah, Chex Party Mix. How I love you so. In my mind, it’s not a holiday celebration without the Chex mix. Since the Super Bowl is akin to a holiday to many people, I decided to put a (mildly spicy) spin on a beloved classic in its honor. Admittedly, I couldn’t care less about football and usually don’t watch the Super Bowl, but I am quite an appreciator of snacks, so the day’s not all bad in my book. If you’re looking for a fun party snack, look no further!
I got knocked off my feet last week by a particularly nasty cold, so I was in no shape to get very far out of bed, much less bake anything this weekend. Fortunately, I’ve been sitting on the recipe for this Spanish pork roulade I invented since last November. I made it for the first time for a dinner party (flying blind is a nerve-wracking thing to do), and I thought it was a success. This was fortunate, considering I made way too much and was eating leftovers for weeks.
Sorry for the delay today! Life got in the way a bit this week, so I hadn’t had the usual time to devote to writing. Fear not, though. Today I bring you Buffalo Bagel Chips! (Or at least the directions to make your own, I wasn’t planning on hand-delivering bagel chips to all my readers, though you are all lovely.) This week’s post was originally supposed to be about cinnamon pie, but that was a 2-day disaster, so bagel chips it is.