Monday, June 1, 2020

June "Needs Must" Cooking!


Due to the coronavirus and these trying times, we are continuing our Needs Must open cooking theme into May. We feel it is very important that we continue to cook and celebrate our shared passion for cooking. We realize that ingredients are hard to come by and in an effort to continue our shared passion, but keep things as easy as possible, we will be borrowing an idea from our British chefs, called Needs Must (necessity compels). You will see this theme throughout April and May.

Here at I Heart Cooking Clubs, we will do whatever we NEED to do to keep cooking. No, this does not mean putting yourself in harm's way to obtain ingredients. Instead, this is a call to use what we have at home or what we can come by safely. We will use what we MUST keep putting dishes on the table. In doing so, our hope is we can share tips and ideas to help each other through these times! 

Our only guideline will be to use a base recipe (making changes if needed) from one of our 20 chefs, including our new chef, Julia Child. We hope you will join us in an effort to keep our passion alive, cooking our Needs Must dishes. Please stay safe and take good care!

Make and post your Needs Must recipe by Sunday, June 5th. Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after. 

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up or a refresher on how to join in the fun? Please check out our WELCOME page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and one of us will get back with you.
 
If you'd like to check out our most recent Needs Must theme, please click on the link and take a look!
 
 

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Monday, May 25, 2020

Need Must Cooking Continues...

Yes, we ae keeping up our Needs Must theme until more of us are returned to a more normal way of life and cooking....


Due to the coronavirus and these trying times, we are continuing our Needs Must open cooking theme into May. We feel it is very important that we continue to cook and celebrate our shared passion for cooking. We realize that ingredients are hard to come by and in an effort to continue our shared passion, but keep things as easy as possible, we will be borrowing an idea from our British chefs, called Needs Must (necessity compels). You will see this theme throughout April and May.

Here at I Heart Cooking Clubs, we will do whatever we NEED to do to keep cooking. No, this does not mean putting yourself in harm's way to obtain ingredients. Instead, this is a call to use what we have at home or what we can come by safely. We will use what we MUST keep putting dishes on the table. In doing so, our hope is we can share tips and ideas to help each other through these times! 

Our only guideline will be to use a base recipe (making changes if needed) from one of our 20 chefs, including our new chef, Julia Child. We hope you will join us in an effort to keep our passion alive, cooking our Needs Must dishes. Please stay safe and take good care!

Make and post your Needs Must recipe by Sunday, May 31st. Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after. 

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up or a refresher on how to join in the fun? Please check out our WELCOME page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and one of us will get back with you.
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Monday, May 18, 2020

Needs Must Cooking Continues........


Due to the coronavirus and these trying times, we are continuing our Needs Must open cooking theme into May. We feel it is very important that we continue to cook and celebrate our shared passion for cooking. We realize that ingredients are hard to come by and in an effort to continue our shared passion, but keep things as easy as possible, we will be borrowing an idea from our British chefs, called Needs Must (necessity compels). You will see this theme throughout April and May.

Here at I Heart Cooking Clubs, we will do whatever we NEED to do to keep cooking. No, this does not mean putting yourself in harm's way to obtain ingredients. Instead, this is a call to use what we have at home or what we can come by safely. We will use what we MUST keep putting dishes on the table. In doing so, our hope is we can share tips and ideas to help each other through these times! 

Our only guideline will be to use a base recipe (making changes if needed) from one of our 20 chefs, including our new chef, Julia Child. We hope you will join us in an effort to keep our passion alive, cooking our Needs Must dishes. Please stay safe and take good care!

Make and post your Needs Must recipe by Sunday, May 24th. Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after. 

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up or a refresher on how to join in the fun? Please check out our WELCOME page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and one of us will get back with you.

If you'd like to check out last week's Needs Must theme, please click on the link and take a look!

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Monday, May 11, 2020

May Needs Must Cooking Continues...


Due to the coronavirus and these trying times, we are continuing our Needs Must open cooking theme into May. We feel it is very important that we continue to cook and celebrate our shared passion for cooking. We realize that ingredients are hard to come by and in an effort to continue our shared passion, but keep things as easy as possible, we will be borrowing an idea from our British chefs, called Needs Must (necessity compels). You will see this theme throughout April and May.

Here at I Heart Cooking Clubs, we will do whatever we NEED to do to keep cooking. No, this does not mean putting yourself in harm's way to obtain ingredients. Instead, this is a call to use what we have at home or what we can come by safely. We will use what we MUST to keep putting dishes on the table. In doing so, our hope is we can share tips and ideas to help each other through these times! 

Our only guideline will be to use a base recipe (making changes if needed) from one of our 20 chefs, including our new chef, Julia Child. We hope you will join us in an effort to keep our passion alive, cooking our Needs Must dishes. Please stay safe and take good care!

Make and post your Needs Must recipe by Sunday, May 17th. Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after. 

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up or a refresher on how to join in the fun? Please check out our WELCOME page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and one of us will get back with you.

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Monday, May 4, 2020

May "Needs Must" Cooking!



Due to the coronavirus and these trying times, we feel it is very important that we continue to cook and celebrate our shared passion for cooking. We realize that ingredients are hard to come by. In an effort to continue our shared passion, but keep things as easy as possible, we will be borrowing an idea from our British chefs, called Needs Must (necessity compels). You will see this theme throughout April and possibly beyond.

Here at I Heart Cooking Clubs, we will do whatever we NEED to do to keep cooking. No, this does not mean putting yourself in harm's way to obtain ingredients. Instead, this is a call to use what we have at home or what we can come by safely. We will use what we MUST keep putting dishes on the table. In doing so, our hope is we can share tips and ideas to help each other through these times! 

Our only guideline will be to use a base recipe (making changes if needed) from one of our 20 chefs, including our new chef, Julia Child. We hope you will join us in an effort to keep our passion alive, cooking our Needs Must dishes. Please stay safe and take good care!

Make and post your Needs Must recipe by Sunday, May 10th. Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after. 

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up or a refresher on how to join in the fun? Please check out our WELCOME page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and one of us will get back with you.
If you'd like to check out last week's Needs Must theme, please click on the link and take a look!
**The Needs Must theme is likely to continue for awhile due to shortages, etc.

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Monday, April 27, 2020

April "Needs Must" Cooking!

Most of us are still staying at home and dealing with cooking what's on hand, so it's another week of Needs Must Cooking!


Due to the coronavirus and these trying times, we feel it is very important that we continue to cook and celebrate our shared passion for cooking. We realize that ingredients are hard to come by. In an effort to continue our shared passion, but keep things as easy as possible, we will be borrowing an idea from our British chefs, called Needs Must (necessity compels). You will see this theme throughout April and possibly beyond.

Here at I Heart Cooking Clubs, we will do whatever we NEED to do to keep cooking. No, this does not mean putting yourself in harm's way to obtain ingredients. Instead, this is a call to use what we have at home or what we can come by safely. We will use what we MUST to keep putting dishes on the table. In doing so, our hope is we can share tips and ideas to help each other through these times! 

Our only guideline will be to use a base recipe (making changes if needed) from one of our 20 chefs, including our new chef, Julia Child. We hope you will join us in an effort to keep our passion alive, cooking our Needs Must dishes. Please stay safe and take good care!

Make and post your Needs Must recipe by Sunday, May 3rd. Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after. 

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up or a refresher on how to join in the fun? Please check out our WELCOME page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and one of us will get back with you.

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Monday, April 20, 2020

April "Needs Must" Cooking!


Due to the coronavirus and these trying times, we feel it is very important that we continue to cook and celebrate our shared passion for cooking. We realize that ingredients are hard to come by. In an effort to continue our shared passion, but keep things as easy as possible, we will be borrowing an idea from our British chefs, called Needs Must (necessity compels). You will see this theme throughout April and possibly beyond.

Here at I Heart Cooking Clubs, we will do whatever we NEED to do to keep cooking. No, this does not mean putting yourself in harm's way to obtain ingredients. Instead, this is a call to use what we have at home or what we can come by safely. We will use what we MUST to keep putting dishes on the table. In doing so, our hope is we can share tips and ideas to help each other through these times! 

Our only guideline will be to use a base recipe (making changes if needed) from one of our 20 chefs, including our new chef, Julia Child. We hope you will join us in an effort to keep our passion alive, cooking our Needs Must dishes. Please stay safe and take good care!

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

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up or a refresher on how to join in the fun? Please check out our WELCOME page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and one of us will get back with you.

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Monday, April 13, 2020

April "Needs Must" Cooking

Due to the coronavirus and these trying times, we feel it is very important that we continue to cook and celebrate our shared passion for cooking. We realize that ingredients are hard to come by. In an effort to continue our shared passion, but keep things as easy as possible, we will be borrowing an idea from our British chefs, called Needs Must (necessity compels). You will see this theme throughout April and possibly beyond. 


Here at I Heart Cooking Clubs, we will do whatever we NEED to do to keep cooking. No, this does not mean putting yourself in harm's way to obtain ingredients. Instead, this is a call to use what we have at home or what we can come by safely. We will use what we MUST to keep putting dishes on the table. In doing so, our hope is we can share tips and ideas to help each other through these times! 

Our only guideline will be to use a base recipe (making changes if needed) from one of our 20 chefs, including our new chef, Julia Child. We hope you will join us in an effort to keep our passion alive, cooking our Needs Must dishes. Please stay safe and take good care!

Make and post your Needs Must recipe by Sunday, April 19th. Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after. 

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up or a refresher on how to join in the fun? Please check out our WELCOME page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and one of us will get back with you.

If you'd like to check out the Bon AppétitJulia! theme from last week, please click on the link and take a look!
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Monday, April 6, 2020

Bon Appétit, Julia!

 

Our 20th chef at I Heart Cooking Clubs had to be someone very special, so this week we are giving a BIG WARM WELCOME to the one and only Julia Child! Bon Appétit, Julia!

Make and post your Bon Appétit, Julia recipe by Sunday, April 12th. Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after. 


New to IHCC?  Need help linking up or a refresher on how to join in the fun? Please check out our WELCOME page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and one of us will get back with you.

If you'd like to check out the March Potluck theme from last week, please click on the link and take a look!
**Please note that this week we are only cooking the recipes of Julia Child in order to welcome her into IHCC. Next week we will open it up to all 20 IHCC chefs to make things a bit easier. Please see note below!

***A Note About April Themes***
Due to the coronavirus and these trying times, we feel it is very important that we continue to cook and celebrate our shared passion for cooking. We realize that ingredients are hard to come by. In an effort to continue our shared passion, but keep things as easy as possible, we will be borrowing an idea from our British chefs, called Needs Must (necessity compels). You will see the theme every week in April, with the exception of Julia Child's Welcome Week

Here at I Heart Cooking Clubs, we will do whatever we NEED to do to keep cooking. No, this does not mean putting yourself in harm's way to obtain ingredients. Instead, this is a call to use what we have at home or what we can come by safely. We will use what we MUST to keep putting dishes on the table. In doing so, our hope is we can share tips and ideas to help each other through these times! Our only guideline will be to use a base recipe (making changes if needed) from one of our 20 chefs, including our new chef, Julia Child. We hope you will join us in an effort to keep our passion alive, cooking our Needs Must dishes. P
Please stay safe and take good care!

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Monday, March 30, 2020

March IHCC Potluck! (& a Note About April's Themes)


This week is our usual Potluck week so pick any recipe from any of our 19 featured chefs and cook away. Or if you don't have the inclination to cook, repost one of your favorite recipes from a previous IHCC post!

You can make any dish from any of our 19 featured chefs:

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 MARCH POTLUCK recipe by Sunday, April 5th. Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after. 

*****PLEASE REMEMBER that we are continuing to cook the recipes of our 19 IHCC FEATURED CHEFS. Make sure that any recipes you post on our link ups are from and credited to one of those 19 chefs

*****

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up or a refresher on how to join in the fun? Please check out our WELCOME page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and one of us will get back with you.

If you'd like to check out the Pick a Favorite theme from last week, please click on the link and take a look!

***A Note About April Themes***

Due to the coronavirus and these trying times, we feel it is very important that we continue to cook and celebrate our shared passion for cooking. We realize that ingredients are hard to come by. In an effort to continue our shared passion, but keep things as easy as possible, we will be borrowing an idea from our British chefs, called Needs Must (necessity compels). You will see theme every week in April, with the exception of Julia Child's Welcome Week

Here at I Heart Cooking Clubs, we will do whatever we NEED to do to keep cooking. No, this does not mean putting yourself in harm's way to obtain ingredients. Instead, this is a call to use what we have at home or what we can come by safely. We will use what we MUST to keep putting dishes on the table. In doing so, our hope is we can share tips and ideas to help each other through these times! Our only guideline will be to use a base recipe (making changes if needed) from one of our 20 chefs, including our new chef, Julia Child. We hope you will join us in an effort to keep our passion alive, cooking our Needs Must dishes. Please stay safe and take good care!
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Monday, March 23, 2020

Pick A Favorite {Yes, your favorite IHCC chef}!


We have cooked with 19 extraordinary chefs over the years here at I Heart Cooking Clubs! For the entire year, we have focused on cooking the recipes of all of them, each and every week, and now that time is coming to an end, we are asking you to....

PICK A FAVORITE!

We are SO curious to see who you choose as a favorite! We know it will be hard, but when push comes to shove, you know deep down that you have totally have a favorite! So, who is it?
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
 
Pick A Favorite and then make and post your recipe by Sunday, March 29th. Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after. 




*****PLEASE REMEMBER that we are continuing to cook the recipes of our 19 IHCC FEATURED CHEFS. Make sure that any recipes you post on our link-ups are from and credited to one of those 19 chefs.****



New to IHCC?  Need help linking up or a refresher on how to join in the fun? Please check out our WELCOME page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and one of us will get back with you.

**Please note that we will begin cooking the recipes of the one and only Julia Child starting April 6th! Themes for April will be added this week!



If you'd like to check out our Hot Potato theme from last week, please click on the link and check them out!
 
***Special Note***

We recognize that these are trying times with the coronavirus impacting all of our lives. You may not feel like posting, you may not have the ingredients we are featuring for our weekly themes. Please take care of yourself and your loved ones. 


If you do feel like joining us, you can make and post ANY dishes you want, from ANY of our 19 featured chefs, whether they match the theme or not.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Hot Potato!



In Honor of St. Patrick's Day we are honoring the great potato by making ANY hot potato dish from ANY of our 19 IHCC chefs. You can also show previously made potato dishes by any of our 19 featured chefs.


***Special Note***

We recognize that these are trying times with the coronavirus impacting all of our lives. You may not feel like posting, you may not have the ingredients we are featuring for our weekly themes. Please take care of yourselves and your loved ones. 


If you do feel like joining us, you can make and post ANY dishes you want from ANY of our 19 featured chefs, whether they match the theme or not. 


Make and post your Hot Potato! (or any dish from our 19 featured chefs) dish by Sunday, March 22nd. Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after so we know we got your entry.


*****PLEASE REMEMBER that we are continuing to cook the recipes of our 19 IHCC FEATURED CHEFS. Make sure that any recipes you post on our link-ups are from and credited to one of those 19 chefs

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up or a refresher on how to join in the fun? Please check out our WELCOME page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and one of us will get back with you.

If you'd like to check out our Monthly Food Trends--Cauliflower Everything! theme from last week, please click on the link and check them out!


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Monday, March 9, 2020

2020 Monthly IHCC Food Trend Challenge: Cauliflower Everything! {Plus a Special Annoucement}


It's 2020 and we are changing up our monthly challenge to celebrate the expected food trends of the decade.

Each month we'll be exploring one Food Trend of 2020. March's food trend is ... 


CAULIFLOWER EVERYTHING!

These days everything is coming up cauliflower: steaks, pizza, pasta, etc.
 

Make and post your Cauliflower Everything dish by Sunday, March 15th. Please link a picture of your recipe below, and leave a comment after so we know we got your entry.


*****PLEASE REMEMBER that we are continuing to cook the recipes of our 19 IHCC FEATURED CHEFS. Make sure that any recipes you post on our link-ups are from and credited to one of those 19 chefs

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up or a refresher on how to join in the fun? Please check out our WELCOME page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and one of us will get back with you.

If you'd like to check out our Let's Go Nuts! theme from last week, please click on the link and check them out!


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

  After a year of celebrating all 19 of our past IHCC chefs, we felt it only right that our 20th IHCC chef was someone very special. We are so happy to announce that our 20th chef at I Heart Cooking Clubs is none other than...Julia Child!


The world of food would not be the same without Julia Child. We are so excited about this new adventure, starting April 6th! Be on the lookout for changes to our IHCC site as we begin to transition over to our new chef. 

If you have any ideas for themes, please feel free to share them in the comments below. Also, this may be a good opportunity to dust off your Julia collection, search online for her recipes,  and/or order some of her cookbooks. You may even want to rewatch some of her vintage cooking shows! How fun!

In other news, the entire world is being affected by the Coronavirus. We do not want anyone to feel as though they need to keep up with regular posting and/or blogging during this time. Please stay safe and take care and know that we are thinking of you all and wishing you well.

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