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!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Bonjour Jacques Pépin! Welcome to IHCC!

Are you ready to get your French on?!

With over six decades of cooking classic French recipes, American favorites, and tempting dishes from all over the world, Chef Jacques Pépin has over twenty cookbooks and countless recipes, tips and cooking techniques, as well as a wide body of online recipes. We are excited to cook along with him for the next six months--starting this week and lasting through October 4, 2015.

To welcome him to I Heart Cooking Clubs, we are saying,

 Bonjour Jacques Pépin!


This week, make any of Chef Pépin's recipes from one of his cookbooks or online. You can choose how you will welcome him. Something sweet, a classic French dish, a cocktail or a plate of hors-d'oeuvres? Maybe it is a quick and easy family favorite, or one of his mother's recipes? It's up to you!

However you decide to say bonjour, make, post, and link your Jacques Pépin dish up below by Sunday, April 12th. 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!

 
If you missed out on our Farewell to Diana Henry theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out all the fabulous Diana Henry dishes everyone made and/or picked as their favorites from our time cooking with her.

 
 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Farewell Diana Henry!

It's a bittersweet time here at IHCC as we bid farewell to our current chef, Diana Henry. Diana has treated us to some truly wonderful dishes.  We've shared everything from healthy to decadent, classic to exotic, sweet to savory.  We've made family-friendly dishes as well as sophisticated adult meals. It's been a true adventure in the kitchen with Diana!

This week we celebrate Diana Henry one last time. As we say Farewell Diana Henry, feel free to share a new recipe and/or share your Diana Henry favorites. It is always fun to see which recipes were your favorites!

To join in our Farewell party, simply post and link your dish by Sunday, April 5th! Please remember to link your image and leave a comment after you link so 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 last week, please click the link to see how we celebrate all our chefs, both past and present!

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And lastly, remember that next week we will be cooking with The One and Only, Jacques Pépin!! Stay tuned to the IHCC site for a whole new look as we prepare to go French!


 

Monday, March 23, 2015

March Potluck!

Feeling lucky??? 

OK, Are you feeling Potlucky??? 


It's Potluck week!!! That happy week where you can choose any recipe from any of our IHCC chefs! That's right, choose any Diana Henry recipe you like, or if you prefer take the opportunity to revisit any one of our previous ten IHCC chefs: 

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

It's all up to you!

To join in the March Potluck fun, just post and link your dish  by Sunday, March 29th

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 Suitable for the Screen theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out all the dishes everyone made.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Suitable For The Screen


No matter whether comedy, mystery, drama, thriller, musical, fantasy, westerns, sci-fi, or horror is your genre of choice, we all love a movie night at home or a night parked in front of the TV.

And a good movie night deserves good food - whether it be delicious snacks (popcorn, spicy nuts, chocolate, etc), or something more substantial that you're happy to eat in front of the screen.

This week we're exploring the theme Suitable For The Screen, and you will be sure to find a Diana Henry recipe that fits the bill.

So get those cookbooks out or look at any of the appropriate online sources, choose any Diana Henry recipe that you'd like to nosh on while you're watching your favourite movie or TV show, and post your dish by Sunday 22 March.

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

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 our Mystery Box Madness theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out all the wonderful dishes everyone made.



Monday, March 9, 2015

Mystery Box Madness: March 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 eleven 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 March's challenge?

Here are your March 2015 MBM Ingredients:



Bacon
Mushrooms
Thyme
Cucumber
Cumin
Leeks
Apricots
Pistachios
Ricotta
Orange Flower Water

Your dish should contain at least three of these mystery ingredients, and you get to choose any dish from our current guest chef, Diana Henry, or any one of our previous ten IHCC chefs:

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

Which mystery ingredients and chef are calling out to you?

If you are up for the challenge, make and post your dish by Sunday, March 15th.  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 Heavenly Scent  theme last week, be sure to click on the picture links and check out all the wonderfully aromatic 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.