Candy Bar Pie

In my second video recipe I show you how to make a delicious (and wickedly sinful) treat that your friends will freak for but will take you no time at all to prepare. Candy Bar Pie is a phenomenally versatile recipe that I hocked from my roommate. Her grandmother would always make it with Cadbury chocolate bars, which is decadent and amazing, but I take it a step further and say you can use any candy bars you like. Whatever you use. the same tasty rich results will follow. Mmmm.

Now, even though in the video I tell you to freeze the pie for 4 hours, you can easily get away with only 1, but I will say that the longer it freezes, the easier it is to cut and eat. Also, you’ll hear me comment on some “leftover bits” when I scoop the mixture into the pie crust. Sometimes when the hot chocolate hits the cold Cool Whip, it will seize up and harden before it gets a chance to blend – that’s ok. You’ll find it gives the pie wonderful texture. And come on, it’s a pie made of candy bars – what else do you want?

Promise me one thing: you will make this pie only when you know for SURE you’re feeding a crowd with it. It’s scary how fast you can mow through half a pie all by yourself… not that I would know…

Candy Bar Pie (Recipe PDF)

New Episode Tomorrow!

I’m super excited to announce that I’m releasing a second episode of the Starving Artist tomorrow on Youtube! If you still haven’t seen my first show, check it out here! The new recipe is a clever and indulgent treat that you can throw together in no time and your friends will adore. I’ll be linking the video here with the recipe. Tune in!

1000 Views!

Happy Monday, everyone! I’m excited to share that, just over a week out, my cooking show has received over 1000 views on YouTube! Hooray! Thanks to everyone for watching and sharing. Let’s see if we can hit 10,000! If you’re looking for panko chicken recipe you can find it here.

This week I’m returning to the lighter side of things. You’ve probably noticed that it’s been quite some time since I’ve posted about weight loss or even a mildly healthy dish. Well, things move in phases, my friends. My last weight loss post had me using my LoseIt app. Shortly thereafter I got very sick and have been derailed ever since. Today is the first time I’ve had even the mildest inclination to step it up and get back in the game. So, I’m going with it. Scale tells me I’m 226 – not too bad. Let’s see what I can whip up this week that will celebrate summer and make me feel good! Woot!

Crispy Baked Panko Chicken

Well, friends, here it is, my first cooking show webisode. Crispy Baked Panko Chicken. Mmmm. As I say in the video, this is one of my favorite recipes, not only to make, but for everyone I cook for. It’s the kind of recipe that people get addicted to. Seriously. Before I filmed this back in November, I had the producer and director over for a demo meal and this chicken is what I fed to them (along with a couple other things). A few days later I get a call from the producer. I answer the phone and she says: “DAVE. I can’t stop thinking about that f*****g chicken!” I’m telling you, it’s the real deal.

As promised, here’s the recipe:
Crispy Baked Panko Chicken (Recipe PDF)

A few small notes from my video. First, since our budget was so low I used the aluminum pans I had sitting in my cabinet that I bought for Thanksgiving to mariante the chicken. It definitely works, but if you have a heavy duty plastic container with a lid, that will work even better and in fact is probably way easier to handle. Also, you should plan on 50-55 minutes for the chicken, not 45. This is all reflected in the recipe PDF.

Now you may be asking why I decided to make this. Well, first and foremost: because I wanted to. I found myself watching Food Network saying “I could totally do this”. Rather than just sitting around hoping Food Network would suddenly call me, I decided I needed to take action. Through friends of friends I found a producer/director team that was making cooking shows, so I pitched my idea and they went for it. We actually made a handful of episodes, so depending on how this one is received, I may be releasing more in the near future. It’s by no means a perfect product, but I think it’s a damn good start. Fingers crossed a big production company will take notice and scoop me up. Or perhaps just a nice tall man….

With that, hope you enjoy both the recipe and the video. Feedback is definitely welcome. Happy Friday!!