‘Recipe Roundup No. 2’ ….. Super Bowl Snack Ideas

I follow lots of terrific food blogs and recently I decided to ‘share the wealth’ by posting a weekly Recipe Roundup.  Each Roundup features four delicious recipes from four different bloggers. 

When I first began my little food blog the main idea was to share recipes, which we all love to do.  (I’m sure many of you have a file of recipes either copied from friends, ripped out of magazines or found online.)  What I hadn’t expected was the joy I would find in making lots of new friends! 

This week features recipes from Foodie Crush, My Favourite Pastime,  Damn Delicious  &  Chef Mimi.    Enjoy!

small red heart 

Heidi, of Foodie Crush, blogs from Salt Lake City and calls herself a ‘recipe maker, picture taker, lover of food bloggers and their recipes and photos. 

Follow this link for Heidi’s recipe for Cheesy Texas Trash Dip

Cheesy Texas Crab Dip


Liz hails from Canada, hence the name of her blog is My Favourite Pastime – with that added ‘u’ we Americans no longer use for some reason.  Liz is a prolific baker but she shares great recipes of all kinds.

Follow this link to Liz’s recipe for Chicken Legs with Bacon & Ricotta Stuffing

Chicken with Bacon and Ricotta Stuffing


Mimi, whose wonderful blog is called Chef Mimi, has been involved in many aspects of ‘the food world’ including  being a personal chef, a caterer, a food columnist and a cooking school teacher etc.  etc.

Follow this link to Mimi’s recipe for crab dip.

Crab Dip - Chef Mimi.com.jpg
Crab Dip


Chungah, of Damn Delicious, resides in California with her Corgi named Butters. Chungah like to say she cooks in a closet-sized kitchen.  Closet-sized or not, she does a great job.

Follow this link to Chungah’s Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Pockets

Cheesy-Chicken-and-Broccoli-Pockets - courtesy of Damn Delicious.jpg
Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Pockets

See you at the next Roundup, partner!



Sharing Recipes from Some of My Favorite Bloggers – DESSERTS

About a year and a half ago I posted several yummy-looking appetizer recipes from some of my favorite bloggers.  I decided to do something similar today with dessert recipes because, sometimes, things are just too good NOT to share!

For a few weeks I was on a cleaning binge…. of sorts.  My cleaning binge is sooo over right now.  I think I’m going to go on a serious baking binge – starting tomorrow.   Enjoy !

                 Sharing Recipes from Some of My Favorite Bloggers – DESSERTS

This recipe for Heath Bar (or Chocolate Chip) Blondies, from Bits and Breadcrumbs, was my inspiration for sharing dessert recipes today.  Blondies are a lot like brownies in texture but the batter isn’t made with chocolate.  Usually made with chocolate chips and walnuts, this recipe gives you a choice to add either chocolate chips or Heath Bar chips. My suggestion – consider making these, at least once, with half Heath Toffee Bits and half chocolate chips!

Blonde Brownies = Bits and Breadcrumbs


I love pound cake! This Coconut Pound Cake, from The Southern Lady Cooks, seems to be super easy to make: you use a a yellow cake mix, some vanilla pudding, coconut and evaporated milk, plus a few other things.  A rich coconut sauce is poured on top. YUMMY!  If you’re looking for some great southern recipes, be sure to visit The Southern Lady Cooks. You’ll see why she’s one of my favorite bloggers!

Coconut Pound Cake - The Southern Lady Cookshttp://thesouthernladycooks.com/2011/04/22/coconut-pound-cake/

I’ve never made New York Style Crumb Cake from scratch but I sure will now. From Uni Homemaker, this crumb cake has lots and lots of topping.  Doesn’t it look delicious?

from Uni-Homemaker - New York Style Crumb Cake


I’d planned to include only recipes from other bloggers – then I came across my own recipe for Apple Pie, which I’ve been ‘playing with’ for decades.  Everyone seems to really like my apple pie a lot, so I’m including it as well.

My Yellow Farmhouse - Apple Piehttps://myyellowfarmhouse.com/2012/11/18/my-yellow-farmhouse-apple-pie/

I haven’t eaten Oatmeal Scotchies in years. In truth, I’d forgotten all about them – until tonight when I found this recipe from Averie Cooks.  It seems that, like me, Averie hadn’t made these in years – she posted, “These cookies are a tasty trip down memory lane. My grandma used to make them and I hadn’t had them in ages. So I changed that.”  Averie, I intend to change that too !

oatmealscotchies-Averie Cookshttp://www.averiecooks.com/2013/04/soft-and-chewy-oatmeal-scotchies-cookies.html


Sharing Some of My Favorite Food Bloggers’ Appetizer Recipes !

I recently began noticing that, at times, food bloggers share some of their favorite recipesfrom the bloggers they follow. So, today I’m sharing the links – and photos – for some appetizer recipes from “From the Bartolini Kitchens”, “Diane’s Kitchen Table” and “Normal Cooking – three food bloggers I really enjoy!

One of the added bonuses of being a food blogger is getting to know lots of new people – i.e. fellow bloggers.  I’m often blown-away by the dishes they create, as well as by the excellent photography and web design featured on their blogs. I highly recommend that you, too, become a loyal follower of the blogs listed below! So, without further ado – ENJOY !!

Cheech - Valentine's Day 2011(This photo was taken one Valentine’s Day when we lived in Malta. I thought it was appropriate ’cause I’m posting about food blogs I LOVE !! And – since I’m posting about “other people’s blogs” – I felt I needed a Little Bit of Me in this post!)

I’m starting off with one of my very favorite blogs –  “From the Bartolini Kitchens”. John’s blog features delicious Italian recipes which have been passed down, with love, for generations. John’s blogs are always fun to read, his recipes are wonderful and well-explained – and I guarantee you’re gonna fall in love with both John and his “Zia”, which he just reminded me means aunt in Italian.


– –   Crostini e Bruschette    – – –

ChoJohn - recipe Crostini e Bruschette

My next choice, “Diane’s Kitchen Table”,  features gorgeous photos of her travels and her gardens etc., plus delicious recipes. Her recent post “Easy Barbecue/Crock Pot Ribs & Tough Sales Calls” was such fun to read. I’ve chosen to share her recipe for Risotto Poppers from her recent visit to Provincetown, MA. They look awesome.  Enjoy!

++ Please don’t think it’s difficult to make risotto – it’s not !  I simply adore risotto but I haven’t made it in far too long….. And John (From The Bartolini Kitchens) told me he’s going to post his family’s risotto recipe soon. I can’t wait!


– – –   Risotto Poppers – – –

Risotto Poppers  - Diane's Kitchen Table

I’ve chosen Linday Ballen’s blog “Normal Cooking” as my third and final featured blogger. Lindsay just celebrated her one year anniversay as a blogger – and her blog is very, very popular. Good for you Lindsay !!  Reading a new post from her is like receiving a note from a good friend. Actually, all the bloggers I’ve included today have the same gift of making you feel like you’re sitting across a kitchen table talking with them.


– – –   Spinach and Artichoke Dip   – – –

Lindsay's - spinach-artichoke-dip

I know these recipes are on my list of “Gotta Try” recipes!!  Enjoy!