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Pierre Hermé’s Traveling “Tango”

Pierre Hermé’s Traveling “Tango”

  I thought I’d take a break from posting photos of our trip to Paris to give those who would rather look at food a break.  It’s only fair, I guess, after holding everyone captive with my vacation photos. But I will warn you this 

Simple Daily Recipes:  Readers’ Favorite Recipes — An eCookbook Review

Simple Daily Recipes: Readers’ Favorite Recipes — An eCookbook Review

I have always wanted to cook. Whether it was the simple family recipes my mother showed me how to make when I was very young, or something new I found in her Betty Crocker cookbook and decided to try on my own, I was always 

Gordon Ramsay:  Who wins a piece.

Gordon Ramsay: Who wins a piece.

Okay, so I lied.  It's clearly no longer the weekend and I know I promised to get this post taken care of Sunday.  But somehow the weekend came and went.  Or got up and left.  Between enjoying the weather here — no longer blistering hot, and lots of gorgeous clear, windy days — and trying to get the house clean, I never quite ended up at my Mac.  Definitely not the norm.  So apologies are in order, but so are thanks to the following people who so kindly helped my comment box feel loved for the past month!

I completely appreciate the time you took to stop by and comment this past month!
click away!
What's Cooking?
 A Duck in Her Pond
Andrea's Recipes
 Coco Cooks
 Culinary Concoctions by Peabody
 My Kitchen In Half Cups
Fearless Kitchen
Taste and Tell
A Southern Grace
more than flashing lights and sound
 Apple Pie, Patis, & Pate
Dishing Up Delights
   Equal Opportunity Kitchen
   Inn Cuisine
 Pink Bites
Zoe Bakes
The Knead for Bread
   Noble Pig
 Everyday Cookin'
The Constables' Larder
Bake My Day
 Flagrante Delicia
Thyme for Cooking
 Under the Tamarind Trees
  Fun & Food Cafe
  Slice of Sueshe
 …angry asian creations…
 Mrs Ergul in the Kitchen
Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy
Elle's New England Kitchen
I'll Eat You
My Sweet and Saucy
 Bleeding Espresso
Nik Snacks
 A Year From Oak Cottage
Passionate About Baking
Eating Club Vancouver
  80 Breakfasts
  Oak Monster's Den
 Dog Hill Kitchen
Dhanggit's Kitchen
Clumbsy Cookie
  Wild Yeast
   Bren's FlaNboyant Eats
 Dinner & Dessert
Sugar Plum
Tasty Thoughts
 Rhyme & Raisin
Wish I Were Baking
 Vin de la Table
Cooking Books
  [No Recipes]
  Jadewicks Home Goodness
 Pinch My Salt
 The Kittalog
  Noob Cook
 Carmen Cooks
 The Hungry Mouse
The Peanut Butter Boy
Vanilla Sugar
 The Mental Pause Chronicles
  Celiac Teen
 Steamy Kitchen
 3 B's…Baseball, Baking, & Books
 Sweet and Low
 Emerald City
 In my Kitchen
 Cook Think
  Sleeping Bear in the Kitchen
Diary of a Glad Housewife
 Sweets by Sarah
What's for Lunch, Honey?
My Diverse Kitchen
   All Things Edible
 No Fear Entertaining
  Butter & Sugar
Technicolor Kitchen
  Lori's Lipsmacking Goodness
 Living in the Kitchen with Puppies
 Half Baked
Wives with Knives
Amanda's Cookin'
 Simple Daily Recipes
Okara Mountain
Mimi on the Move
Culinary Adventures of a New Wife
  Mama Mia, Mea Culpa
  Gild the (Voodoo) Lily
  La Mia Cucina
  John and Lisa Are Eating in South Jersey
Once in a Blue Moon
  Bread Baby
 Baking Like Betty
  Chocolate Shavings
Karina's Kitchen
  Baking and Books

You are all eligible for the consolation prize of a "San Diego Foodie Care Package."  For each comment you made, you got a ticket in the "bag," which of course, increased your chances to win, right?

And the winner is…….. according to Randon Generator Blonde Duck of A Duck in Her Pond!  Yah-Hooo! 

Now for the party food!  There will be no yelling from Gordon tonight.  It's a perfect list for a perfect get together.  These individuals are eligible for Gordon Ramsay's Three Star Chef:

 Deeba of Passionate about Baking has bowled me over with a variety of Multi-grain Canapes that are amazing.  The flavors are tantalizing!

Fruit canapes1

Ben of What's Cooking? couldn't resist serving up Bean Salsa in Mini Tortilla Cups knowing that there's no way Gordon Ramsay would f#$%^&* yell at him over them.  No way.


Steph of orangehennesey has graciously sent us some avodado bliss in the form of guacamole.  I'm still dreaming of the beer battered avocados, though….



Grace of A Southern Grace just had to distract me with her Cold Tomato Soup with Basil made from some "maters" a buddy at work shared with her.  Refreshingly simple.


Dhanggit of Dhanggit's Kitchen has created a Chocolate Almond & Grape Foccacia.  Ahhh…sweet mystery of life, at last I've found you…


 Esi of Dishing Up Delights is sharing an elegant Easy Butternut Squash Soup with cumin and pine nuts…and spiked with cayenne.  Just perfect!


Andrea of Andrea's Recipes got my tastebuds all worked up with Grilled Chinese Eggplant with Garlic and Ginger Sauce.   If only my mother had known how to make eggplant like this.


Becke, the Columbus Foodie is wowing us all with Grilled Rainbow Trout with Whole Grain Mustard Vinaigrette and Black Beluga Lentils.  Definitely luscious, but she lets us know that doesn't mean complex.


Mansi of Fun & Food Cafe is sharing Espresso Brownies — a mouthful of chocolate, espresso, and wait…is that Kahlua?  Goodness.  I'd sneak a few of these out in my purse.


Haley of appoggiatura has delivered an elegant Key Lime Pie that will leave no one standing.  You already know what we think about Key Lime around here, right?  It's probably not appropriate to lick the pie pan, is it?


Michelle of ~ Foodie…Cook-ie ~ whipped up a Peanut Heaven cake to share.  Peanut butter Swiss buttercream?  Oh.  My.

Peanut Heaven

And a very special thanks to Nicisme of Cherrapeno who sent in some lovely chocolate and pistachio wedges.  But alas, they ended up in the spam folder and I didn't see them until it was brought to my attention today.  *hangs head in shame*  I seriously owe you when I hold my 200,000th visitor celebration.  Yes, when.  Not if. 

Chocolate and pistachio wedges 500

And the grand winner of Gordon Ramsay's Three Star Cheff is…. Grace of A Southern Grace!  w00t!  I don't know but if Gordon even looked like he thought he might yell at Grace for anything, he'd be seriously sorry.  Right Grace?

Okay, everyone, clap!  Let's hear it for two lovely ladies who outdid themselves in sharing the blog love.  It does go to show you, however, that it does help statistically to have more than one chance in a drawing.  To figure out the winners, I assigned each comment a number (picture each commentor buying a raffle ticket for each of their comments), then told Random Generator to choose a number between 1 and 276 for the consolation prize, and 1 and 44 for the grand prize.  See?


Blissfully Delish:  Gordon Ramsay Three Star Chef

Blissfully Delish: Gordon Ramsay Three Star Chef

Not too long ago, I was invited to participate as contributing writer for the fabulous Blissfully Domestic, sharing all things food, of course.  In fact, tomorrow, my first article will be published on the Blissfully Delish channel with many more to come along with other 

Romance on a Plate:  biscuit glace aux noisettes

Romance on a Plate: biscuit glace aux noisettes

Sara of i like to cook is the host of this month’s Weekend Cookbook Challenge with a Red and White theme for #18 and I am committed to joining in.  Trying to keep track of all the cooking events is a challenge for me, so