Last week, we asked for your favorite not-so-guilty pleasures. The winner was Charlie Lawton was his delicious traditionalist take on spaghetti alla carbonara. We also had four alternate winners: Anjali Joshi with her pakoras (Indian vegetable fritters); Launie Kettler with her cauliflower and prosciutto gratin; Linda Shiue with her Hawaiian sweet bread French toast with coconut syrup; and Felicia Lee with her Sain Teresa's egg yolks. Honorable mentions went to the great entries from Brandi Jo Plaster, Rebecca Farwell, Theresa Rice, Lisa Barlow, Dawn E. Bell, Horns of a Dilemma and The Angry Chef. Be sure to check out Francis Lam's full roundup here.
And now for an announcement: After 68 wonderful rounds, we are bidding adieu to the Salon Kitchen Challenge. A big thank you to everyone who participated, from those of you who gave it a shot once to those who entered scores of stories and recipes. Thank you for making this competition so amazing and so fun for all of us. We hope that you will keep blogging your delicious recipes and scrumptious foodie tales on Open Salon, even now that the Salon Kitchen Challenge has drawn to a close.