Monday, August 19, 2019

Pool Party! (Plus a Special Annoucement}


If you didn't get a chance to make it to the beach this summer, no worries! There's always the pool!

Now, we all know that when you do a lot of swimming you get hungry, so....

What is your favorite Pool Party food? What dish would you take to the POOL PARTY?

Make and post your Pool Party recipe by Sunday, August 25th.  Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after.

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If you'd like to check out our Cuisine Spotlight: Mexican! theme from last week, please click on the link and check them out!

**Special Annoucement: We have have really enjoyed cooking along with ALL of our IHCC chefs for this round, so we will be extending the ALL CHEFS EDITION for another six months! This means that we will be cooking with ALL of our IHCC chefs through March 2020! We hope you are as excited as we are! This gives us all a chance to catch up on some of the recipes we've bookmarked with these chefs over the years.We will be starting April 2020 with a new female chef. 

Additionally, if you have any ideas for themes please feel free to share with us by commenting on this post!

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Monthly Cuisine Spotlight August: Mexican!

It's Monthly Cuisine Spotlight time again and for August, we are heading down south to... 

Mexico!


What's your favorite Mexican food? Tacos, Enchiladas, Guacamole, Margaritas, Mexican Street Corn...

So this week, cook any Mexican food recipe from any of our 19 IHCC featured chefs (find the list on the sidebar and under the header) that features Middle Eastern cuisine. 

Make and post your Cuisine Spotlight: Mexican recipe by Sunday, August 18th. Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Summer Sunday Suppers!


There's something special about Summer Sunday Suppers!

Maybe you're grilling out, eating al fresco, or putting together a lovely light meal. Either way, it is sure to be a delight!

 Make and post your Summer Sunday Suppers recipe by Sunday, August 11th.  Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after.


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Monday, July 29, 2019

July IHCC Potluck!

Summer is moving quickly and it seems like we just ended June  and now it's time for our July IHCC Potluck!
 


Potluck is YOUR week to choose ANY IHCC FEATURED CHEF and ANY RECIPE. No theme. No restrictions!

We now have NINETEEN chefs for you to choose from: 
  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
  Ruth Reichl


Make and post your POTLUCK recipe by Sunday, August 4th. Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after. 
 
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Monday, July 22, 2019

Summer Sippers & Icy Cold Treats!

We're having RECORD-BREAKING temperatures and it sure would be nice if someone could
 TURN DOWN THE HEAT!


If not, then we definitely need to turn to SUMMER SIPPERS & ICY COLD TREATS to help cool us down!

What do you like to drink or eat that helps to cool you down on a hot day? 

Make and post your Summer Sippers & Icy Cold Treats recipe by Sunday, July 28th.  Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after.


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Monday, July 15, 2019

Eggs All Day!

Eggs aren't just for breakfast! Egg dishes are an eggscellent choice for any meal--breakfast. lunch, dinner, and/or snacks. So this week we are making...

Eggs All Day!


This week, cook any recipe that features or includes eggs from any of our 19 IHCC featured chefs (find the list on the sidebar and under the header). 

Make and post your Eggs All Day! recipe by Sunday, July 21st. Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after.

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Cuisine Spotlight: Middle Eastern!


Its time for all our favorite Middle Eastern dishes like...Hummus, Manakeesh, Foul Meddamas, Falafel, Tabouleh, Baba ghanoush, Fattoush, Shawarma, Shish Kebabs, Dolma, Kofta, Shakshuka, and Baklava...just to name a few.

Who's hungry? I know I am!


So this week, cook any recipe from any of our 19 IHCC featured chefs (find the list on the sidebar and under the header) that features Middle Eastern cuisine. 

Make and post your Cuisine Spotlight: Middle Eastern recipe by Sunday, June 14th. Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after.


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Monday, July 1, 2019

I'll Bring the Pasta Salad!

This is a good week for potlucks and everyone loves a delicious pasta salad. Make a classic pasta salad or change it up using different kinds of pasta, or even zoodles! 

As long as your recipe is from one of our 19 IHCC chefs you're good to go!

 
This week, cook any Pasta Salad recipe from any of our 19 IHCC featured chefs (find the list on the sidebar and under the header). 

Make and post your I'll bring the Pasta Salad recipe by Sunday, July 7th. Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after.

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Monday, June 24, 2019

June IHCC Potluck!


Potluck is YOUR week to choose ANY IHCC FEATURED CHEF and ANY RECIPE. No theme. No restrictions!

We now have NINETEEN chefs for you to choose from:
 
  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
  Ruth Reichl

Make and post your POTLUCK recipe by Sunday, June 30th. Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after. 
 
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Monday, June 17, 2019

At the Beach!

Let's Meet Up...

At the Beach!


This week, cook a recipe from any one of our 19 IHCC featured chefs (find the list on the side bar and under the header) that is beach or boardwalk inspired or appropriate to enjoy along the seashore. 

Make and post your At the Beach! recipe by Sunday, June 3rd. Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Cuisine Spotlight: California!


California cuisine places emphasis on fresh dishes driven by local and sustainable ingredients with attention to seasonality and the bounty of the region. The focus is on lots of fresh vegetables and fruits with lean meats and seafood from the California coast.

So this week, cook any recipe from any of our 19 IHCC featured chefs (find the list on the sidebar and under the header) that features California Cuisine. 

Make and post your Cuisine Spotlight: California recipe by Sunday, June 16th. Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after.

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Monday, June 3, 2019

June Starts with J!

June Starts With J!


And so does jam, jicama, Jello, jerky, jasmine rice, jalapenos, jackfruit, and jerk chicken to name a few J foods or ingredients. 

This week, cook a recipe from any one of our 19 IHCC featured chefs (find the list on the side bar and under the header) that features or includes any ingredients that start with the letter J. 

Make and post your June Starts With J recipe by Sunday, June 9th. Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after.

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Monday, May 27, 2019

Take It Outside!



It's time to make a dish and Take It Outside to a picnic, outdoor gathering, park, porch or lanai!

Make and post your Take It Outside recipe by Sunday, June 2nd. Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after.

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Monday, May 20, 2019

May IHCC Potluck!

Potluck is YOUR week to choose ANY IHCC FEATURED CHEF and ANY RECIPE.                No theme. No restrictions!

 

We now have NINETEEN chefs for you to choose from:
 
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
Ruth Reichl


Make and post your POTLUCK recipe by Sunday, May 26th. Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after. 

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Monday, May 13, 2019

5 Ingredients Or Less!



It's amazing the dishes you can create with 5 Ingredients or Less! So grab your cookbooks and/or go online and find an amazing recipe that you can make with 5 Ingredients or Less!

Make and post your 5 Ingredients or Less recipe by Sunday, May 19th. Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after.

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Monday, May 6, 2019

May Cuisine Spotlight: Indian!


Welcome to our monthly Cuisine Spotlight Event! For May, our Cuisine Spotlight is Indian cuisine!

Although the icon of Indian cuisine, Madhur Jaffray, immediately comes to mind many of our IHCC featured chefs have recipes with ingredients and dishes that celebrate this delicious cuisine--so get out your cookbooks, or hop online, and search out Indian-inspired recipes from any of our 19 IHCC Chefs (see full listing under header or on right sidebar).

Make and post your Cuisine Spotlight: Indian! dish by Sunday, May 12th. Please link up a picture below and leave a comment as well.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Spring Canapés!

Canapés, starters, pupus, mezze...


Spring is in the air and we need some lighter bites, appetizers and small plates in our bellies. Make any spring-feeling canapé-style recipe from any of our IHCC featured chefs this week.

Make and post your Spring Canapés recipe by Sunday, May 5th 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. 
 

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Monday, April 22, 2019

April IHCC Potluck: All Chef's Edition!


Potluck is YOUR week to choose ANY CHEF and ANY RECIPE. No theme. No restrictions!

We now have NINETEEN chefs for you to choose from:

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
Ruth Reichl

Make and post your POTLUCK recipe by Sunday, April 28th. Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

April Showers!

They say April Showers bring May flowers, so let's make and enjoy some good rainy day dishes while we wait!


Make any dish from any of our IHCC featured chefs that bring a bit of sunshine to a rainy day!

Make and post your April Showers! recipe by Sunday, April 21st 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. 
 

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Cuisine Spotlight: Classic British!


Welcome to our very first Cuisine Spotlight! Cuisine Spotlight is going to be a monthly feature placing a spotlight on a specific cuisine. Our very first Cuisine Spotlight is Classic British cuisine!

We have quite a few British chefs and we haven't cooked British food in awhile, so get out your cookbooks, or hop online, and search Classic British recipes from any of our 19 IHCC Chefs (see full listing in header or on right sidebar).

Make and post your Classic British dish by Sunday, April 14th. Please link up a picture below and leave a comment as well.

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.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Welcome Back!!! {Ten-Year Celebration: All Chefs Edition!}

That's Right! We are welcoming back ALL of our previous IHCC Featured Chef as we celebrate ten years of cooking along with the greats!


For the next six months you can take our themes and cook a recipe from any of our past chefs that fit them! Go wild! This week pick any recipe to welcome back an IHCC favorite.

Make and post your Welcome Back! recipe by Sunday, April 7th 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. 
 

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Goodbye Ruth!



It has been a delightful and delicious six months cooking the recipes of Ruth Reichl. A true GOURMET experience!

Ruth's recipes span multiple decades, as well as cultures, and there was always something interesting to try. If you were craving something specific, Ruth was sure to have a recipe for it! We will look forward to cooking more of Ruth's recipes in the future!

How will you say Goodbye Ruth? Is there one last recipe you'd like to try? Something you've been craving? Or, maybe you'd like to round up all of your favorite Ruth recipes? Whatever you chose, make and post your dish by Sunday, March 31st. 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 March IHCC Potluckplease click on the link. 


Also, starting April 1st we will be hosting a 10 Year Celebration: All Chefs Edition! See the Special Announcement post, or the information on the right sidebar, for more info!


Monday, March 18, 2019

March IHCC Potluck!

POTLUCK!!!


It's POTLUCK time! 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 March IHCC Potluck recipe by Sunday, March 24th 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.

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