When Jeanne Ambrose first told me about her book, The Heartbreak Recovery Kitchen, I was intrigued and then when she asked me to contribute a short essay for it, i was happy but when I finally got to see the book, my reaction: OMG, I want to cook everything in here!
The book is based on the premise that no matter what happens to you - bad date, bad vacation, bad date on a bad vacation, layoff, heartbreak, hangovers, anything at all that isnt fun - you should still be able to eat well. I agree!
With fun sections like " Pity party," "when life hands you lemons," and "bit boozy" you really can't go wrong. I love the way the mother-daughter team behind the book write their recipes. Not only do they work well, they are fun to read!
Jeanne has graciously agreed to give away one autographed copy of her book to one Life of Spice reader. So, to enter, tell me: How do you throw a pity party?", post your comment here and tell your friends to come join in. Winner will be chosen by a random drawing and announced here on November 7th, 5:00 pm
In the meantime, order your books here at - www.heartbreakrecoverykitchen.com
In the meantime, come join my PITY PARTY with a recipe from Jeanne's book - Rum and Coke marinated Chicken Wings!
Rum and Cola Super-Crispy Wings
(From the Heartbreak Recovery Kitchen)
Makes 8 to 10 appetizer servings.
3 pounds chicken wing drummettes
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon chili-flavored olive oil
1 cup cola
1/4 cup rum
3 to 4 tablespoons hot sauce
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon butter
1. Preheat oven to 450ºF. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil. Add chile oil and chicken . Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Turn chicken in pan to coat with oil. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until chicken is deep golden brown and super crispy, carefully pourig off liquid at the halfway point (seems like a long time at a high temp, but that’s what makes them so awesome; just do it).
2. While chicken bakes, in a small saucepan, combine cola, rum, hot sauce, honey, and butter. Bring to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 30 minutes or until it reduces to a thickened glaze.
3. Remove chicken from oven and brush generously with glaze; return to oven about 5 minutes more. Serve with remaining glaze and lots of napkins.