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I just had a really random, fun idea. What if, once a month, one of us chooses a recipe and posts it and then we all make it and report back with our results and pictures? Wouldn’t it be grand to see all of our variations on one particular recipe?

Here’s how it would work. Let me know if you have a better way to make this flow.

On the first of the month, someone posts a recipe that they’ve never made before. (Try to keep it relatively cheap. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather not spend my savings on octopus or truffles.) Then, over the next couple of weeks, we all make it, photograph it, and report back here with our results, variations, pictures, ideas, etc. To make it run smoothly, I think the original recipe should have it’s own post and then all of our results, we can lump together in one post. So whoever makes it first will start a draft and we can each add our own findings when we get a chance. On the last day of the month, we will then publish it for the world to view…since the world is watching, and all!

So, who wants to join me on some Cookin’ Adventures? I’ll kick it off on November 1st!

I’m glad this recipe blog idea stuck. That’s all. Cheers to good food.

“Great food is like great sex.  The more you have the more you want.” 

~Gael Greene

May our lives be full of great things!

I was exploring this new blog I found: http://www.hostessblog.com/ and discovered a lot of fun things. I always love presentation, surprise and unexpected touches – making food a creative or fun experience. If only we had the time…

Here are a few favorites – post if you try these!

A hanging cupcake tower (anyone want to make this for the wedding??:)

Hummus in a teacup!

Rainbow cake! Recipe here: http://www.omnomicon.com/rainbowcake

I’ve recently tried coloring my pancakes. Blue are my favorite to eat. I’ll post that adventure later!

So…I’m getting married. And I think dessert will be cupcakes. Many different delicious kinds.

Can I use this space for two things?

1. A vote! What sounds good to you?

2. A calling – I’m going to start baking new cupcakes to try over the next few months. Have any recipes to share???

So back to 1.

Here’s a list  of cupcakes i’ve come up with so far…please vote!

The safe list (I’ve had and died over):

  • chocolate cake and caramel icing
  • black bottom cupcakes (in photo, courtesy allrecipes.com)

The not so safe list (for testing!)

  • Pomegranate Green Tea Cupcakes (in photo: courtesy http://cupcakeblog.com/)
  • Chocolate Chai Spice cupcakes
  • Vanilla cupcakes with vanilla sea salt
  • Pear and vanilla bean filled chocolate
  • Sweet and salty honey peanut
  • Thai Tea cupcakes
  • Mudslide cupcakes
  • Strawberry banana
  • Maple cinnamon peach
  • Black bottom with goat cheese
  • White Russian cupcakes
  • Inside out peanut butter cupcakes
  • Double Chocolate Zucchini  with Creamy Goat Cheese Frosting
  • Peach tea cupcakes

VOTE!

Now back to 2.

Send me more recipes to try! Either tried and true or brand new:)

I’m SOOOOO excited to eat cupcakes. yikes.

Just wanted to say how GREAT I think it is that we are becoming a part of what we are all eating and making! It makes me feel closer to all of your lives from so far away:) Thanks for letting me be your dinner guest!

Photo: Thanksgiving in Goshen:)