Saffron is quite an intriguing spice to me. I'd never had it, at least knowingly. And when I came across a Giada recipe that called for it, I decided to give it a shot. It's the most expensive of the spices - at Ralph's I saw it for $19.99 (a little jar!) but I found it for $5.49 at Trader Joe's (a littler jar!). I made Chicken Scallopini with Saffron Cream Sauce, potatoes au gratin and, to appease Mr. Lexi, my Red Velvet cake for dessert.
Yum! I tend to overcook chicken, I must learn to just throw caution to the wind and risk salmonella. I plan on cooking for Mr. Lexi more often, I think he enjoys it. :-)