Monday, June 29, 2015

Out of France

We all know Jacques Pépin is the master of French cooking but he is definitely a versatile chef and he has a plethora of recipes from other cuisines in his repertoire.

So, this week at IHCC, we are headed...

Out of France!
 
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Make any Jacques Pépin recipe that is not French or of French origin--American, Asian, Mexican-inspired--the world is your oyster! 

Make and post your Out of France dish by Sunday, July 5th. 

Please remember to link a thumbnail image and please 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 June Potluck theme last week, be sure to click on the picture links and check out all the wonderfully welcoming dishes everyone made! 


Happy Traveling! 

Monday, June 22, 2015

June 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 June Potluck fun, just post and link your dish by Sunday, June 28th.

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 last week's Get This Soiree Started then head back to check out all the delicious party dishes we made!


Monday, June 15, 2015

Get This Soirée Started!


Here at I Heart Cooking Clubs we love a good party so let's............

 Get This Soirée Started!

Any party dish is fair game this week. Hors d'oeuvres, canapes, dips, small bites, mini desserts, or any type of drink are all great ways to start a soirée. How will you Get This Soirée Started? Please make and link your party dish  Sunday, June 21st. 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 our fun July Mystery Box Madness please click the link to read about how we chose our mystery ingredients and see how we used them in the challenge!

Note: This week's theme was supposed to be Avec des Glacons (On the Rocks) but we noticed there were only a small handful of drink recipes in Pepin's books so we decided to replace it with the soirée theme.  July's soirée theme was replaced with a new theme, Out of France. Please see sidebar for changes. We apologize for this error. We just assumed Pepin had cocktail recipes.


Monday, June 8, 2015

June 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!

Here are the Mystery Box Madness Ingredients for June 2015:


 Any White-Fleshed Fish Green Leaf Lettuce
Pine Nuts
Dill
Cheddar Cheese
Almond Extract or Liqueur
Blueberries
Cornstarch
Bell Pepper
Black Beans 

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, June 14th. 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 Fromage S'il Vous Plait theme last week, be sure to click on the picture links and check out all the cheese pleasing 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, June 1, 2015

Fromage S'il Vous Plait! {Cheese If You Please}


Fromage S'il Vous Plait! 

Cheese if you please! Here at IHCC we are big cheese lovers! This is the week to bring out the cheese and let it shine. Make any Jacques Pépin recipe featuring cheese!!

Here are a few French cheeses just to get you thinking about all the fun options:  Brie, Camembert, Comté, Emmental, Fromage Blanc, Roquefort, Neufchâtel, Chèvre, Boursin, and Gruyère are among the most classic French cheeses but feel free to use any cheese you like!


What dish will have your friends and family saying Fromage S'il Vous Plait! Please make and link your cheesy delight by Sunday, June 7th. 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 our delicious May Potluck please click the link to read about all our wonderful dishes!

July themes and Mystery Box Madness ingredients are listed on the right sidebar. Thanks for the ideas and suggestions! We always love hearing your feedback!
 

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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