Monday, March 14, 2011

It's Spud Week and....The Vote Is In!

  It's official!! The voting poll is closed and the people have spoken. The new chef we will be cooking along with for the next six months is the one and only, Jamie Oliver ! Jamie's passion and love of food, along with his endless bevy of cookbooks and recipes, is going to make for an exciting and adventurous six months.  We can't wait!  

But, before we get started on our new adventure with Jamie, we have two more wonderful weeks left with the Princess of Italian Cooking, Giada De Laurentiis.
This week at I Heart Cooking Clubs it's Spud Week! To ring in St. Patrick's Day, we are combining our love of Giada with our love of the ever popular potato.  Sounds like a match made in heaven!
Whether your spuds are the star of the show, tucked away in a stew, or sitting on the side lines, there is sure to be a recipe for you.  Giada has a large array of potato recipes ranging from side dishes, to soups and stews, to homemade potato chips, and even a recipe for tilapia with purple potato crust.
You might even choose to go all out and make gnocchi from scratch.  Giada has recipes for both traditional potato gnocchi, as well as recipes for sweet potato gnocchiDon't have time to make the gnocchi from scratch, no problem!  Grab a box at the market and whip up one of Giada's many gnocchi recipes. The sky's the limit!!

Looking for more potato recipe and ideas? Click HERE to be directed to the Food Network website where you will find a list of some of the many recipes containing potatoes. 

Please make and post your Spud Week recipe by this Sunday, March 20th.  Please be sure to connect your post with Mr. Linky below so that we can all be sure to see your recipe. Also, please leave a comment after linking up to Mr. Linky so that we are sure not to miss anyone.

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Didn't get a chance to stop by last week's potluck?  Head over HERE to check out all the tasty dishes everyone brought.

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*Spud Week* Participants
1. Tina Marie - Baked Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese and Breadcrumbs
2. Michelle ~Broiled Zucchini and Potatoes with Parmesan Crust
3. Yvette - Roasted baby potatoes with herbs
4. Kim - Broiled Zucchini and Potatoes with Parmesan Crust
5. Natashya - Gnocchi with Thyme Butter Sauce
6. Heather- Gnocchi bathed in Brown Butter and Thyme
7. natalia - Bacon and Pancetta Potatoes
8. Deb in Hawaii--Creamy Artichoke (& Potato) Soup
9. Meredith-Parmesan Potato Pancake
10. Tammy Lou
11. Spicy Sausage and Potato Soup

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Deb in Hawaii said...

Great post Kim. It will be fun to cook along with Jamie--although we had 3 such fabulous chefs to choose from--any of them would have been wonderful.

I have my recipe picked out to cook potatoes with Giada--but it will be sneaking in at the end of the week since it's a soup and I have to multi-task with Souper Sundays. ;-)

Can't wait to see all those Giada potato dishes!

Heather S-G said...

I am so excited to start cooking with Jamie soon! But I'm also excited for Spuds w/ Giada this week. I'm in a tater kinda mood! ;)

NKP said...

Yay! Wow, looking forward to cooking up Jamie next month!
And spud week - bring on the spuds! I have a big bag of russets in the pantry..
Thanks Kim! ☺

Ty'sMommy said...

finally! A theme even MY picky husband will love! Got my recipe picked out - time to get cooking!

Tina said...

I think everyone loves potatoes. This is a great theme for the St Pat's week too. Fun post! I just put mine up with Mr Linky

Michelle B said...

I didn't know what to expect, but it turned out great! Will miss cooking with Giada.

Love the theme this week.

Yrene MWCAdventure said...

Finished my recipe but no time to post it yet.
i'd like to be added to the twitter list. I'm @MWCAdventure.

Yrene MWCAdventure said...

Made this baby potatoes recipe, they where amazing!

Kim said...

Thanks to Michelle for posting the Broiled Zucchini and Potatoes with Parmesan Crust. It was the perfect recipe for us. We loved it!

Kim said...

Thanks to Michelle for posting the Broiled Zucchini and Potatoes with Parmesan Crust. It was the perfect recipe for us. We loved it!

NKP said...

Mmm, potatoes! My gnocchi are up!

Heather S-G said...

My gnocchi are up, too!

natalia said...

Ciao a tutti ! i'm here with my spuds !

Deb in Hawaii said...

Just posted Giada's Creamy Artichoke (& Potato!) Soup. Thick, silky goodness! ;-)

Meredith said...

Hi there,so you might see my post on the numbered list twice.I use Safari most of the time and it was having a "momnet" so I switched over to internet exploere and here we are! Now down to business: I love the Parmesan Potato Pancake! I'm so glad it was spud week and I found this recipe.Gret choice ya'll!
Oh and hooray for Jamie Oliver! I've kind of gotten attached to him on the cooking channel.Looking forward to more great recipes.