Monday, January 14, 2019

The Big Apple!


Pack your bags! We're headed to The Big Apple! 

This week we're making any Ruth Reichl recipe with a New York vibe, or any of her recipes modeled after restaurants in The Big Apple!

So get out your Ruth Reichl cookbooks, magazines, or go online and find a Ruth Reichl recipe that transports you to The Big Apple. Make and post your dish by Sunday, January 20th. Please link a picture, and please leave a comment below, so that we don't miss out on your dish.

New to IHCC? Need help linking up or 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'd like to see our Monthly Featured Dish: Casseroles and/or Sheet Pan Meals that we shared last week then please click on the link.

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Monday, January 7, 2019

January Monthly Featured Dish / Ingredient Challenge -- Casseroles and/or Sheet Pan Meals!

January seems to call for easy one-dish meals like casseroles and their updated cousin--sheet pan or tray-bake meals and so they are our January Monthly Featured Dish/Ingredient Challenge!


Join in the fun by making any recipe for any type of casserole or any type of sheet pan or tray-bake meal from any of our past or present IHCC chefs (see the full IHCC chefs listing on the sidebar or under the header). As always, feel free to share any of your favorite casserole and/or sheet pan meal recipes from our IHCC chefs within your post.

Please make and post your Monthly Challenge dish by Sunday, January 13th. Please link a picture, and comment below, so that we do not miss out on your dish!
 

New to IHCC? Need help linking up or 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'd like to see our A New Start! recipes, please click on the link.


Monday, December 31, 2018

A New Start!



Ready for A New Start with Ruth Reichl?  

Pick up your Ruth Reichl cookbooks and/or magazines, or go online, and find a recipe that launches you into the new year with a great start! Make and post your dish by Sunday, December 23rd. Please link a picture, and please leave a comment below, so that we don't miss out on your dish.

New to IHCC? Need help linking up or 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'd like to see our December IHCC Potluck that we shared last week then please click on the link.



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Monday, December 24, 2018

December IHCC Potluck!

Ho Ho Ho! It's time to POTLUCK! 


Make ANY recipe from our current IHCC Featured Chef (Ruth Reichl) or any recipe from any of our previous IHCC chefs listed below:

Nigella Lawson  
   Mark Bittman    
Giada De Laurentiis
  Jamie Oliver
  Tessa Kiros
  Rick Bayless
  Madhur Jaffrey
  Yotam Ottolenghi
  Donna Hay
 Nigel Slater
  Diana Henry
 Jacques Pepin
  Ellie Krieger
   Curtis Stone   
Heidi Swanson
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Ina Garten
Eric Ripert
   
Make and post your December IHCC Potluck recipe by Sunday, December 30th and link a picture up below.

Please remember to link a thumbnail image and please do leave a comment after you link up 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 Traditions and Classics theme last week, click on the link to see what was shared.




Monday, December 17, 2018

Traditions and Classics!




Do you have dishes that are holiday Traditions and Classics?

Pick up your Ruth Reichl cookbooks and/or look online and find a Ruth Reichl recipe that is traditional and/or classic for the holiday season. 

Make a Ruth Reichl Traditions and Classics dish speaks to you and post it by Sunday, December 23rd. Please link a picture, and please leave a comment below, so that we don't miss out on your dish.

New to IHCC? Need help linking up or 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'd like to see our Monthly Featured Dish: Cakes that we shared last week then please click on the link.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Monthly Featured Dish/Ingredient Challenge: Cakes!

This week, cakes take the cake as they are the subject of our Monthly Featured Dish/Ingredient Challenge.


Join in the fun by making any recipe for any type of cake (sweet, savory, cupcakes, crab cakes, potato cakes, pancakes...if it has cake in the title, it's fair game) from any of our past or present IHCC chefs (see the full IHCC chefs listing on the sidebar or under the header). As always, feel free to share any of your favorite cake recipes from our IHCC chefs within your post.

Please make and post your Monthly Featured Ingredient: Cakes! dish by Sunday, December 16th. Please link a picture, and comment below, so that we do not miss out on your dish!
 

New to IHCC? Need help linking up or 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'd like to see our Kitchen Therapy (Ruth Reichl recipes that act as therapy in the making or eating), please click on the link. 

***Our January 2019 Themes are up on the side bar!***


Monday, December 3, 2018

Kitchen Therapy


The kitchen is full of wonder. The sight of a bountiful pantry. The feeling of dough in your hands. The scent of freshly baked bread. The captivating sound of onions sizzling in the pan. And the taste. Oh, the taste.

We return to it again and again, for the kitchen holds powerful therapy. It holds the power to heal hearts, bodies, and minds.


Think of the dishes that speak to your heart, heal your body, and soothe your mind. Kitchen Therapy can be a powerful thing. Make a Ruth Reichl dish that speaks to you and post it by Sunday, December 9th. Please link a picture, and please leave a comment below, so that we don't miss out on your dish.

New to IHCC? Need help linking up or 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'd like to see all the wonderful Potluck recipes we made last week then please click on the link.



"And so I take my time, admiring the color that's hidden until you peel a peach. I open the oven door, leaning in to savor the fine yeasty scent of bread as it begins its slow rise. Making pie crust, I cut the shortening in by hand, eager to feel it becoming one with the flour. And I never fail to listen for the sizzle of sliced onions as they hit hot butter in a pan."

"My kitchen year started in a time of trouble, but it taught me a great deal. When I went back to cooking, I rediscovered simple pleasures, and as I began to appreciate the world around me, I learned that the secret to life is finding the joy in ordinary things."




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