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COOKING IN HEELS is a comic and practical cookbook blog for the modern Glamazon learning her way around the kitchen.




Are you woman enough to head over to that hot guy across the bar and pick HIM up?

There are only three rules if you are going to give it a try. The biggest rule about "the pick up" at the bar is eye contact. If you don't have that, please, don't go over. Locking eyes is a sure fire way to see if there is any interest at all. And he isn't checking out your legs if he's staring at your shoes too long, so step away… unless you want a great wingman.

The second rule: know when it's time to go. If he isn't interested and flirting back, get out pronto!

The third rule: be yourself. There is no way you will ever find Prince Charming who loves you for you if you never show who "you" is.

While I like the ballsy idea of women picking up men, my favorite thing about FOOD is... the Pick Up. Hand-held, delicious appetizer-style food.

Cobb salads are my favorite. Who can resist the flavor of avocado, blue cheese, grilled chicken and bacon?

The following dish is a hand-held "pick up" appetizer version of this staple salad.


  • Blue cheese
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Grilled Chicken (tenders) OR Deli turkey
  • Romaine hearts
  • Avocado
  • Dressing of your choice
  • Turkey bacon
Prep your dish: Grill and season some chicken. You can replace the chicken with some deli sliced turkey, cut length-wise. Chop your tomato and slice your avocado into slivers. In a pan on medium heat, cook your turkey bacon to a nice crisp. When completed, break the bacon into bite-size pieces.

Take a piece of your washed/cut romaine heart and spread some blue cheese directly in the middle. Make believe you are buttering some bread-- without the butter and with no bread.

Top with a bit of everything, then sprinkle some crumbled blue cheese right on top. Drizzle lightly with your dressing choice. Enjoy!

How to Plate: Place each Cobb Taco in a line on a crisp white platter as you would see at a posh Mexican restaurant.

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