Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Corn Dogs

This week on my Patch Column, "Cooking with Chelsea", I made Corn Dogs.  These delicious and fun finger foods were inspired by the On A Stick cookbook by Matt Armendariz I recently was sent.  I was asked to write a cookbook review and was more than pleased with the offer when I saw all of the great recipes his cookbook had to offer!

It was hard to choose which recipe to try first... I'm not sure who found it more difficult, me or my husband who bookmarked 90% of the book!  While all of the recipes had a variety of difficulty levels, this cookbook is presented in a way that gives you the confidence to try even the most difficult recipe. It starts you off with the basics from which skewers to use to which dipping sauces to serve your food on a stick with.  Each recipe has a final picture as well as a simple recipe with detailed instructions providing you with the right tools to tackle a technique you may not be familiar with.

Have you ever thought of making deep fried snickers on a stick or chicken satay? How about a fun appetizer antipasti on a stick, deep fried mac and cheese, or homemade doughnut holes on a stick? No matter what your desire, he has truly transformed the "On a Stick" craze you all have seen with cake pops. No need to stop there... the possibilities are endless and Matt has shown us just how creative we can get when it comes to putting food on a stick!

I hope you check out my Corn Dogs on Patch to find the recipe and give it a try! Just click here! They're so much easier than I ever would have imagined to make and a fun party dish to serve this summer season!

So in other news! I'm going on vacation to the Dominican Republic Thursday for a week and have lined up some great guest posts to keep you entertained in my absence!

Liz from Blog is the New Black will be my first guest post.  She's a talented blogger and lover of delicious healthy recipes with a sweet tooth.  Not only is she one of my favorite bloggers, but she's also one of my best friends! We go way back... back to our college days! When healthy recipes were the last thing on our mind! We've certainly grown up since then, but have remained close friends and I'm so excited for you to meet her on my blog!  Hope you enjoy her delicious recipe!

I also have Mariel and Mary-Anne from Feast on the Cheap guest blogging next week. I've been a fan of their site for a long time. They feature beautiful, sophisticated dishes on a budget... what's better than that?! They have a delicious recipe in store and I can't wait for you to check it out! 

Last, but certainly not least I have Laurie from Simply Scratch posting one of my favorite recipes.  Laurie is an amazing blogger who creates unique and delicious dishes from scratch and shows us how with her step by step pictures and tutorials. She makes it look so easy! 

Thank you so much to Liz, Mariel and Mary-Anne, and Laurie for writing such irresistible guest blog posts and allowing me to truly relax on my much needed vacation! I hope you enjoy them!!


  1. HI Chelsea, I just stumbled upon your blog and I have to tell you that I love your choice of recipes... they are down-to-earth and remind me of home.

  2. Beautiful! I love corn dogs, but have never tried making them myself.

  3. Sorry to comment so late...too many things hapenning. I had corn dogs for the first time ever about three months ago and I loved them. Been meaning to try to make them and here you are making it quite easy for me.