If the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, the ladies at Glamour must have men lined up around the block. Does Engagement Chicken ring a bell? We're willing to bet it's the most-used chicken recipe in the world: an editor at the magazine made it years ago for her boyfriend, who immediately dropped to his knees and proposed. The editor shared the recipe with the office, published it in the magazine, and to date, the chicken has been attributed to 70 marriages and counting.
Now, you can find that recipe—and 99 more—in Glamour Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive's new book, 100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know: Engagement Chicken and 99 Other Fabulous Dishes to Get You Everything You Want in Life. 9 Signs You Should Make Him Engagement Chicken
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Glamour was generous enough to share another tasty recipe from the book: Love You Pancakes. Here's what the mastermind behind the recipe—and Glamour editor—Caroline Campion told us about the from-the-heart pancakes:
"I have had the opportunity to eat many amazingly delicious dishes from all around the world, by some of the best home cooks and in some of the swankiest restaurants; but there is one dish that to me is perfect in every way, and that is the pancake. I love pancakes for many reasons. First, because they are universal (almost every culture has their version, from French crepes to Indian dosas; thin Chinese moo shu pancakes to Canadian-Acadian buckwheat pancakes called ployes). Second, they are a fairly simple and forgiving dish to make—even an imperfect and lopsided pancake still tastes delicious. Third, I believe they have the power to spread joy and happiness to those you love. "Really, a pancake?" you're thinking. But just make your husband, children, mom, boyfriend, best friend, neighbor, UPS guy, a plate of pancakes and you'll see. Nothing says, "I love you, you're worth it" more than a warm stack of maple syrup soaked pancakes (don't even try it with a box of donuts, this says something more like "Eh, you'll do."). So whether you try the very basic recipe that follows or the more ooh-la-la raspberry ricotta version that is my all time favorite to make, you will be spreading the love…I promise. And maybe someone will make you a batch of pancakes in return. You deserve it."
Well, we're convinced. But was my boyfriend? I fired up the skillet and got to work. Read on for the recipe, and to see how well it went over with him.
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