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Secret Recipe Club Guest Post

Corn Bisque

Greetings!  This was my third (!) year participating in the Secret Recipe Club so when I saw the call for bloggers to reflect on their favorite recipe of the year – I knew I had to get involves.  I knew it was going to be tough to pick just one recipe from the 15 awesome ones I did this past year (11 with group A and 4 orphans) and boy was I right!  I went back and forth and back and forth, trying to decide what factor to use to determine the top recipe.  Should it be the one that was most popular on the blog?  Or the one that I have made the most outside of the challenge?  Or the one that the most people have told me they have made? In the end I asked my husband to select and with that the incredible Corn Bisque I made back in June when I was partnered with Cookaholic Wife.  This was one of my favorite blogs of the year, mostly because Nicole and I have a lot in common – to include city of residence and age!  I did have to alter the original recipe in order to make it vegetarian (and kosher!) but a favorite Baltimore spice ensured that the original flavor profile was still there.

2014 was a tasty year, and I’m greatly looking forward to all the treats that 2015 will bring!!!!

Dessert · Guest Post · Home Cooking

Could Cry

Hi everyone!  I wrote this post back in April for Jane of The Heritage Cook.  Things have been a bit rough over here so sharing this now while we attempt to get back on our feet 🙂 Huge thanks to our family and friends who have helped us out during this not so pleasant adventure.  Will most likely write something up about that soon as well but not quite there yet.  
Hi!  I’m Amanda E and I can normally be found blogging about vegetarian dishes over at DancingVeggies.  I’m in the Secret Recipe Club with Jane, and with that have been following her for a few years now – which is why I jumped at the opportunity to write a guest post.  While I normally stick to the healthier recipes, the crazy weather here in the mid-Atlantic has driven me to the sweeter side of life.
S'More Pie
This past weekend we watched as the weather went from 60 and rainy to below freezing and snowing in a matter of hours – typical for February but not the tale end of March.  Since we weren’t exactly expecting snow at the end of March, all of our firewood was outside which resulted in a minor panic.  See, I’m not a fan of snow and the only positive I can find about winter weather is the excuse to build a fire indoors and make S’mores!  I needed my chocolate marshmallow fix but had no way to safely prepare the marshmallows since we are currently living microwave-free.  In my panic I started rummaging thru the pantry before finding a box of pudding tucked away behind my backup flour.  I then realized what needed to be done – I needed to prepare a S’more pie.  So I got out all my ingredients and set to assembling all my goodies, with the added excitement of being able to show this pie off to the company joining us for dinner.
In the future I would hunt down a creme brulee torch (or blow-torch) in order to fully char the marshmallows but we had to work with what we had and it worked out.  I made sure to char a few for my hubby while leaving the rest just slightly cooked per guests’ requests.  In the end, we had the awesome combination of s’mores without the hassle of drying out wood.  Even better is this pie insures that the goodness of s’mores can continue in to the summer months – which is as it should be.
Thanks Jane for letting me do a guest post on your amazing blog!
Guest Post

Guest Post

So I wrote a guest post for another blog, one that has nothing to do with food but everything to do with what has been going on in my life.  If you are interested check out Risa’s awesome Who Shot Down My Stock blog.  For Part Two check out this post over on Blogher.

I’ll have an awesome yogurt recipe for Monday’s installment of /52weeksofcooking and have some great dessert recipes planned as well!