Monday, May 25, 2015

May Potluck!


Here at I Heart Cooking Clubs we are going on six years of cooking wonderful recipes written by our favorite chefs! Potluck week is our week to celebrate all our chefs, past and present. Whether you chose to revisit a favorite chef or stay current and cook with Jacques Pepin, there is sure to be a recipe for you! Either way, I'm sure you'll find a recipe for success!

Chose a recipe from any of the twelve chefs below 
Nigella Lawson
Mark Bittman
Giada de Laurentiis
Jamie Oliver
Tessa Kiros 
Rick Bayless
Madjur Jaffrey
Yotam Ottolenghi
Donna Hay 
Nigel Slater
Diana Henry
Jacques Pépin

The choice is yours!

To join in the May Potluck fun, just post and link your dish by Sunday, May 31st

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.

A huge thank you to everyone that made a dish In Honor of Deb last week. Your compassion, support, and kind words are appreciated. We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful group of friends here at IHCC! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!


We have received some wonderful suggestions for July's mystery box ingredients. However, if you have any suggestions for July's themes please leave them in the comments section of this post. We appreciate all your feedback and will have July's themes and MBM up next week.


Monday, May 18, 2015

In Honor of Deb


This week we were suppose to Get This Soirée Started, but it hardly felt right since my sweet friend and long-time co-host, Deb, lost her mom this week. Deb wrote all about her mom, and her need to take a blog break, in beautiful post that you can find by clicking HERE.

I thought long and hard about what we could do here at IHCC to show our support for Deb during this difficult time.  I know that if we were all nearby we would show our love by taking Deb something comforting to eat. Since we aren't able to do that I thought we could have a virtual potluck.  Please consider this week as a potluck week to support our friend Deb by preparing any recipe by any of our chefs (see the full list above). Choose whatever you like.

Please choose and post your dish In Honor of Deb by Sunday, May 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.  

Lots of hugs to you, Deb! We love you dearly and we are thinking of you! Be kind to yourself, take all the time you need, and we will be right here when you return.

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up?  Check out our Welcome pageIf you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.

If you missed our Mystery Box Madness theme last week, be sure to click on the picture links and check out all the fantastic ingredients that were celebrated!


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Monday, May 11, 2015

May 2015: Mystery Box Madness Challenge!

Each month we choose ten mystery box ingredients from which to cook. It's up to you to select at least three of those ingredients and to chose a recipe featuring those ingredients from one of our twelve IHCC chefs We love to see which chef you chose to cook with, which ingredients you select, and the reason (or story) behind the recipe you share! 

Are you ready for May's MBM challenge?


Here are the Mystery Box Madness Ingredients for May 2015:

Brie
Crab
Chives
Pecans
Strawberries (fresh, frozen or dried)
Vanilla
Breadcrumbs
Green Beans
Vinegar
Puff Pastry 

Your dish should contain at least three of these mystery ingredients, and you get to choose any dish from our current guest chef, Jacques Pepin, or any one of our previous eleven 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

Which mystery ingredients and chef are calling out to you?  

If you are up for the challenge, make and post your dish by Sunday, May 17th. 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 pageIf you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.

If you missed our L'Oeuf Incroyable! (The Incredible Egg!) theme last week, be sure to click on the picture links and check out all the healthy, happy belly dishes everyone made! 

And, if you have a suggestion for future Mystery Box Madness Ingredients we would love to hear it! Please leave a comment on this post below. Note: When suggesting ingredients, there is a 'MBM Challenge Ingredients' tab under the IHCC header picture (listing all of the Mystery Box Madness Ingredients we have used so far) to serve as a reference--so we don't repeat them. ;-)
 

Monday, May 4, 2015

L'Oeuf Incroyable! (The Incredible Egg!)

This week we are celebrating the wonderful egg. 

It's... L'Oeuf Incroyable! (The Incredible Egg!)

Images in collage courtesy of http://www.freeimages.com/

Make any Jacques Pépin dish featuring or including the versatile egg as an ingredient and post it by Sunday, May 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?  Check out our Welcome pageIf you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.

If you missed our April Potluck theme last week, be sure to click on the picture links and check out all the wonderfully welcoming dishes everyone made!


Monday, April 27, 2015

April Potluck!


Here at I Heart Cooking Clubs we are going on six years of cooking wonderful recipes written by our favorite chefs! Potluck week is our week to celebrate all our chefs, past and present. Whether you chose to revisit a favorite chef or stay current and cook with Jacques Pepin, there is sure to be a recipe for you! Either way, I'm sure you'll find a recipe for success!

Chose a recipe from any of the twelve chefs below 

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

The choice is yours!

To join in the April Potluck fun, just post and link your dish by Sunday, May 3rd

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 C'est Magnifique! theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out all the dishes everyone made.




Monday, April 20, 2015

C'est Magnifique!

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This week it's all about celebrating magnificent French food. Time to break out all those fantastic French ingredients and get busy on a classic hors-d'oeuvre, entrée, fromage, dessert, or aperitifBe prepared to say C'est Magnifique!
 
Please make, post, and link your Jacques Pépin dish below by Sunday, April 26th. Link your thumbnail image and please remember to leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish. 


New to IHCC? We are happy to have you join us! Need help linking up? Check out our Welcome page. If you have any further questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you. 


Be sure to grab the new Cooking with Jacques Pépin badge on the sidebar and post it on your blog to share the IHCC fun!

Click HERE to check out last week's Mystery Box Madness!
What dish will have you saying C'est Magnifique?


Monday, April 13, 2015

Mystery Box Madness: April 2015!


Each month we choose a variety of ten mystery box ingredients from which to cook.  It's up to you to select at least three of those ingredients and chose a recipe featuring those ingredients from one of our twelve IHCC chefs We love to see which chef you chose to cook with, which ingredients you select, and the reason (or story) behind the recipe you share! Are you ready for April's challenge?

Here are your April 2015 MBM Ingredients:
Scallops
Tarragon
Sour Cream
Walnuts
Capers
Asparagus
White Beans
Gruyere
Yeast
Rice

Your dish should contain at least three of these mystery ingredients, and you get to choose any dish from our current guest chef, Jacques Pepin, or any one of our previous eleven 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

Which mystery ingredients and chef are calling out to you?

If you are up for the challenge, make and post your dish by Sunday, April 19th.  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 pageIf you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.

If you missed our Bonjour Jacques Pepin  theme last week, be sure to click on the picture links and check out all the wonderfully welcoming dishes everyone made!