Sunday, May 18, 2008

Look What I Made!

You know when you go on vacation and stop your mail? Inevitably when you come home you have more mail than you've received in the past 2 months combined. So its no surprise that when I take a break from blogging for a week all of a sudden I become the target for tags and awards. Which is nice since I don't have much else to blog about. I'm going to try to hit the kitchen again tomorrow so stay tuned for that.

In the meantime, let's look at some old favorites. Jaime from Burnt Toast tagged me with a fun meme where I get to recommend recipes from OTHER people's blogs!


1. List the names of 2-5 recipes you tried from other blogs. Provide a direct link to the recipe. If not available, give the blog link and let the reader search for the recipe by name.

2. Shortly describe your experience with the recipe.

3. Tag 3-5 other bloggers or the authors of the recipes you listed to post the links to the recipes they have tried from other bloggers. Note: If you are new to the blogging world and haven’t had a chance to try any recipes from your fellow foodies, just pass the tag on to someone else.

4. Notify the tagged bloggers about the tag either by leaving a comment on their blogs or by emailing them.

So here are some recipes from some of my favorite blogs:

1) When my friend L had her baby I knew I wanted to make her something that would freeze well, so I turned to stew. And then I turned to one of my favorite blogs to find a stew recipe. It's no secret I love Elly's blog and her beef stew is absolutely fantastic. It was so fantastic in fact that I made extra to keep for us and Thatboy ate ALL of it up. I didn't get any. And to add insult to injury he talked for days about how good it was.

2) If you're looking for a quick and easy dinner Amber's your girl. Seriously, everything comes together so quickly and its always delicious. Especially her tortellini soup. It might have been the fastest soup I've ever made and it was just sooooo good!

3) Before we moved I had packed just about all of our cooking implements...except our crockpot. And lucky for me Erika of Bean's Bistro has a ton of great crockpot recipes in her blog. And lucky for me, most of the ingredients she uses were in my "get rid of before we move" pantry! And so I adapted her crockpot jambalaya because I didn't have shrimp. It was so wonderful to come home after a long day of work and have dinner all ready so we could get right into more packing!

4) My all time favorite dessert to make is panna cotta. It always looks so pretty and fancy and its ridiculously easy. One of my faves for "something different" is Sarah's coffee panna cotta. With that chocolate on top? Delicious! Although, her version looks far prettier than mine!

5) I'm still working on my risotto skills, but that just means I have to make a lot of risotto. I know. Poor poor me. I LOVE this recipe and and wish Jen would post more in her blog - she hasn't in ages and it makes me sad. The first time I tried this was the first time I realized halving risotto recipes doesn't work for me. When I master this dish I'm so making it again!


  1. Hmmm, once again I wish I had the patience to learn to cook.

  2. i'm totally bookmarking this post so i can find the quick and easy recipes. and the crock pot ones too! the only things my crock pot has ever seen are corned beef, bbq meatballs, and...

    um, that's all.

  3. I can't wait to read about what you cook up next! I've given you an award here:

    And no, I'm not stalking you with tags and awards, I just don't read that many blogs that I think are worthy of them. :) LOL!

  4. I can't wait for you to start cooking again!

  5. So glad you liked the stew!

  6. these all sound fantastic! thanks for the heads up.