Monday, May 2, 2016

Wet Your Whistle!

Come and Wet Your Whistle!  Have a drink with us at IHCC!

Drink pictures from CurtisStone.com, Whistle image from http://www.freeimages.com

Curtis Stone has plenty of ways to Wet Your Whistle--be it a cocktail, iced tea or other non-alcoholic sipper, or maybe a healthy fresh fruit juice blend or smoothie. You can get creative with a "soup shot" or even drink your dessert with ice cream floating on hot cocoa! It's up to you!

Make and post your Curtis Stone drink recipe by Sunday May 8th 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 April Potluck theme last week, please click on the link to see all the delicious dishes that were shared!

Cheers!

Monday, April 25, 2016

April Potluck!!

Time for our April Potluck! Everybody's favorite week of the month! Our chance to make ANY recipe from our current IHCC chef Curtis Stone, or ANY of our previous 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

To join in April's Potluck fun, just post and link your Potluck dish by Sunday, May 1st.

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

New to IHCC? Need help linking up? 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 all the delicious things we ate on the sofa last week, please click on the link to see all the couch-potato worthy Curtis Stone dishes that were shared!



Monday, April 18, 2016

Something to Eat on the Sofa!

Whether you are a confirmed couch potato or not, sometimes it's nice to relax, move away from the table and lounge a bit on the sofa. Maybe you turn on the television, put on a movie you have been wanting to see, or maybe just sit and relax... regardless, it's nice to have a bit of sustenance to keep you company.

So this week, we are making...
Something to Eat on the Sofa!
Curtis Stone dishes perfect to nosh on while lounging about, in a bowl, on a plate, finger foods, a beverage--it's up to you.

Food & Curtis Images from CurtisStone.com, Couch image from Ikea

Make your Something to Eat on the Sofa dish, post it and link it up below by Sunday, April 24th.

Please remember to link a thumbnail image and 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 Monthly Featured Chef Event theme last week, please click on the link to see all the delicious Madhur Jaffrey dishes that were shared!
 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Monthly Featured Chef: Madhur Jaffrey

It's time to start popping those mustard seeds.......

and raiding your spice cabinet.....

because this week we are cooking the wonderful recipes of Madhur Jaffrey! 
   
Make and post any Madhur Jaffrey recipe by Sunday, April 17th. If you've cooked along with us when we cooked with Madhur, or have cooked with Madhur before, feel free to share your favorite Madhur Jaffrey recipes in your post. 


Please remember to leave a comment after linking your post so that we don't miss out on your dish!

  New to IHCC? Need help linking up? 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 G'Day Curtis theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out all the ways we welcomed our new chef, Curtis Stone! 

 
*Images from www.stylecraze.com and stirring the pot

Monday, April 4, 2016

G'day Curtis! (We Are Cooking with Curtis Stone at IHCC!)

G'day Curtis!

Was it really ten years ago that The Take-Home Chef debuted and we started freshening our make-up and putting on real pants before we went to the grocery store in hopes that hot Aussie chef Curtis Stone would stumble upon us and come home and cook a meal in our kitchen? (Or was that just me?!?!) ;-)

Food images from curtisstone.com
 
Those 10 years have been kind to Curtis with new cookbooks, a family, a successful restaurant, and appearances all over the television and social media. Here at IHCC, we are excited that Curtis Stone is our current featured chef and we look forward to cooking along with him and his philosophy of using the best, freshest local and seasonal ingredients that you can find and turning them into simple and delicious dishes. 

This week we are saying, G'day Curtis! It's your chance to make any Curtis Stone recipe from online or one of his cookbooks to welcome him to IHCC.

Make your welcome dish, post it and link it up below by Sunday, April 10th.

Please remember to link a thumbnail image and 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 Goodbye Ellie! theme last week, please click on the link to see all the great Ellie Krieger dishes that were shared!


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Thanks to Sue from Couscous & Consciousness for making our new header and featured chef badge for Curtis Stone! You can use the code on the sidebar to add the badge to your blog or posts if you like.



Our Curtis Stone themes for April and May are also posted on the sidebar. 

Happy Cooking!

 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Goodbye Ellie!


Time sure does fly when you're having fun and it sure has been a very fun six months cooking the dishes of Ellie Krieger. Ellie has kept us healthy along our journey with her delicious recipes and helpful tips. Of course, this won't be our final Goodbye Ellie, because one thing is for sure: we will see you back during potluck week!

To join us in saying Goodbye Ellie, just post and link your farewell dish by Sunday, April 3rd and/or, if you like, post a recap of some of your favorite Ellie Krieger dishes from the past six months. 
 
Please remember to link a thumbnail image and leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish.
 
New to IHCC? Need help linking up? 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 March Potluck  please click on the link to see all the ways we celebrated our past and present chef(s)!


Monday, March 21, 2016

March 2016 IHCC Potluck!

It's time to POTLUCK!!! 

 
Who doesn't love a good Potluck?!? Yep, it's our favorite week of the month! Our chance to make ANY recipe from our current IHCC chef Ellie Krieger, or ANY of our previous 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

To join in March's Potluck fun, just post and link your Potluck dish by Sunday, March 27th.

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

New to IHCC? Need help linking up? 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 Eating Green! theme last week, please click on the link to see all the great green-hued Ellie Krieger dishes that were shared!