Monday, March 20, 2017

March IHCC Potluck!

 It's IHCC March Potluck time!!!


The week where you can make any Heidi Swanson recipe, or any recipe from one of our previous IHCC featured chefs:

Nigella Lawson
Mark Bittman
Giada de Laurentiis
Jamie Oliver
Tessa Kiros
Rick Bayless
Madjur Jaffrey
Yotam Ottolenghi
Donna Hay
Nigel Slater
Diana Henry
Jacques Pepin
Ellie Krieger
Curtis Stone

What dish will you make?

Make and post your March 2017 Potluck recipe by Sunday, March 26th and link a picture up below.

Please remember to link a thumbnail image and do please leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish. 

New to IHCC? Need help linking up or just a refresher on how to join in the fun and become a part of our community? Please check out our Welcome page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you. 

If you missed out on our Accompaniments! theme last week, please click on the link to see what everyone made.


Monday, March 13, 2017

Accompaniments!



This week is all about Accompaniments

Chose any Heidi Swanson recipe that serves as an accompaniment, whether it be a sauce, condiment, topping, spice blend, or even a side dish! Please make and post by Sunday, March 19th.

Please remember to link a thumbnail image and do please leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish. 

New to IHCC? Need help linking up or just a refresher on how to join in the fun and become a part of our community? Please check out our Welcome page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.

If you missed out on our Pasta theme last week, please click on the link to see the pastalicious dishes!


Also, as of now, it looks as if Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall is going to be our new chef at I Heart Cooking Clubs! Congrats Hugh! We're looking forward to many kitchen adventures together!




Monday, March 6, 2017

March Monthly Featured Ingredient Challenge: Pasta! (Plus Our New Chef Voting Poll!)

Time for March's installment of our Monthly Featured Dish/Ingredient Challenge
 

This month our theme is: Pasta!


Make any recipe containing pasta or noodles from Heidi Swanson or any of our past IHCC chefs. 

Nigella Lawson
Mark Bittman
Giada de Laurentiis
Jamie Oliver
Tessa Kiros
Rick Bayless
Madjur Jaffrey
Yotam Ottolenghi
Donna Hay
Nigel Slater
Diana Henry
Jacques Pepin
Ellie Krieger
Curtis Stone

Also, feel free to share any of your favorite pasta recipes from IHCC chefs in your post! The idea is to share and celebrate all things pasta and noodle related.)

Please remember to link a thumbnail image and do please leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish. 

New to IHCC? Need help linking up or just a refresher on how to join in the fun and become a part of our community? Please check out our Welcome page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you. 

If you missed out on our Picture Perfect! theme last week, please click on the link to see the photogenic dishes!


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The Voting Poll is Open!!!

The 16th round of I Heart Cooking Clubs will be starting at the beginning of April! This week we will be voting on our next featured chef who we will be cooking with from 4/3/17-10/1/17. For this next round of voting we are focusing on four award-winning male chefs: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Ming Tsai, David Rocco, and Gordon Ramsay.  

Participants may vote (once, please) for the chef they would like to cook with for the next six months. There is a link to each chef's website on their name below so you can get to know them and check out some of their recipes before you vote.

The voting poll is located at the top of our page, on the right sidebar. Please only vote once. Voting will be open from now until midnight EST on Monday, March 13th. At that time we will update the sidebar with the new winner!


Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is an English celebrity chef, television personality, journalist and food writer, widely known for his River Cottage TV series and books and his back-to-basics approach to cooking and his commitment to seasonal, ethically-produced food.

Ming Tsai is a James Beard and Emmy award winning TV personality and celebrity chef, cookbook author product developer and food allergy advocate. Ming is known for his East Meets West style of fusion cooking and his popular show on PBS.

David Rocco is a Canadian celebrity chef, best-selling author, and host of several internationally syndicated television series. He is the author of three cookbooks including two national best sellers: David Rocco’s Dolce Vita and Made In Italy and is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades.

Gordon Ramsay is a British celebrity chef, restaurateur, and television personality. Born in Scotland, Ramsay grew up in Stratford-upon-Avon. His restaurants have been awarded 16 Michelin stars in total. As a reality TV star, Ramsay is known for his fiery temper and use of expletives but his recipes are globally infused and delicious, ranging from simple to restaurant quality. 

*Click on the chef's name for a link to their website, learn a bit about them, and browse their recipes

We can't wait to see who wins the vote!
 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Picture Perfect!


As food bloggers, we know the value of food that looks good. We think about how the dish will photograph prior to cooking because we know there are certain dishes that delight the eyes and dazzle on the plate!

 Picture Perfect dishes strike us for a variety of reasons. A plate full of colorful veggies beautifully arranged, the sight of melting butter pooling off a slice of homemade bread, fruit dripping with juice, a fresh bowl of pasta oozing with melting cheese, or dainty chocolate shavings atop a fluffy chocolate mousse. It's these Picture Perfect dishes that call to us just begging to be made.  

Please post your Picture Perfect Heidi Swanson dish by Sunday, March 5th. Please remember to link a thumbnail image and leave a comment after so that we don't miss out on your dish.
 
New to IHCC? Need help linking up or just a refresher on how to join in the fun and become a part of our community? Please check out our Welcome page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you. 

If you missed out on our February Potluck theme last week, please click on the link to see all the ways we represented our past and present chef(s)!


***Images in collage credited to 101cookbooks.com

Monday, February 20, 2017

February 2017 IHCC Potluck!

It's time to POTLUCK!!!


The week where you can make any Heidi Swanson recipe, or any recipe from one of our previous IHCC featured chefs:

Nigella Lawson
Mark Bittman
Giada de Laurentiis
Jamie Oliver
Tessa Kiros
Rick Bayless
Madjur Jaffrey
Yotam Ottolenghi
Donna Hay
Nigel Slater
Diana Henry
Jacques Pepin
Ellie Krieger
Curtis Stone

What are you going to make?

Make and post your February 2017 Potluck recipe by Sunday, February 26th and link a picture up below.

Please remember to link a thumbnail image and do please leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish. 

New to IHCC? Need help linking up or just a refresher on how to join in the fun and become a part of our community? Please check out our Welcome page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you. 

If you missed out on our Ingredients We Love! theme last week, please click on the link to see the dishes everyone made with their favorite ingredients!


Monday, February 13, 2017

Food We Love!



This week is all about the Food We Love!

Tell us all about your favorite foods this week by choosing a Heidi Swanson dish that showcases your favorite ingredients!

Make and post your Heidi Swanson recipe for  Food We Love by Sunday, February 4th. Please remember to link a thumbnail image and do please leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish.

New to IHCC? Need help linking up or just a refresher on how to join in the fun and become a part of our community? Please check out our Welcome page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.

If you missed out on our Stuffed & Filled dishes last week, please click on the link to see all the goodies we stuffed & filled!



***photo credit to 101cookbooks.com

Monday, February 6, 2017

February Monthly Featured Ingredient/Dish Challenge: Stuffed/Filled Dishes

It's time for another installment of our Monthly Featured Dish/Ingredient Challenge
 

This month our theme is: Stuffed or Filled Dishes!


Make any recipe for a dish that is stuffed or filled from Heidi Swanson or any of our past IHCC chefs. 

Also, feel free to share any of your favorite stuffed or filled dish recipes from IHCC chefs in your post!
  
Not only will you have to decide what stuffed or filled dish to make, you also have to chose which chef to cook with! 

Nigella Lawson 
Mark Bittman
Giada de Laurentiis
Jamie Oliver
Tessa Kiros 
Rick Bayless
Madjur Jaffrey 
Yotam Ottolenghi
Donna Hay 
Nigel Slater
Diana Henry 
Jacques Pepin 
Ellie Krieger
Curtis Stone 
Heidi Swanson


Please remember to link a thumbnail image and do please leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish. 

New to IHCC? Need help linking up or just a refresher on how to join in the fun and become a part of our community? Please check out our Welcome page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you. 

If you missed out on our Something to Sip! theme last week, please click on the link to see all the sippable dishes!