July 18, 2006

Wow - 100 weeks!!

I am very happy to report that this week marks the 100th Carnival of the Recipes!!!

Thanks to everyone who has participated and managed and worked hard to keep this carnival going for nearly 2 years!

Posted by Beth at 06:46 AM

May 13, 2006

Carnival of the Recipes

Wow, it's a special Mother's Day Edition of the Carnival of the Recipes!

Shawn has done a fantastic job with this week's Carnival.

I command you to go there, and be sure to have a bib on, because you are going to drool!!!

Posted by Beth at 08:42 PM

February 22, 2006

Carnival of the Recipes

Everyone, I have been terribly remiss at keeping up with the Carnival of the Recipes - my dear friend, Punctilious, has taken over management of the whole thing because of my crazy travel schedule.

To get your favorite recipe into the next carnival of the recipes, please blog your recipe, and then send the link to Recipe.carnival at gmail dot com by Saturday, noon.

Next week, the Carnival of the Recipes will feature Danish foods, recipes, etc., in honor of the fine country of Denmark - this is a chance to show the Danes that we support their refusal to bow before those who would limit free by sharing recipes that use Danish products.

Posted by Beth at 08:50 PM

January 14, 2006

Carnival of the Recipes #74

The 74th Edition of Carnival of the Recipes is now available at The Common Room.


Posted by Beth at 05:30 PM

January 12, 2006


My good friend Punctilious would like to remind you that it's time to write down and post your favorite recipe and send it to Carnival of the Recipes:
recipe-dot-carnival-at-gmail-dot-c0m before noon Central time on Saturday.

Do it!!

Posted by Beth at 08:54 PM

January 09, 2006

Carnival time!

Technogypsy has a Russian Christmas Carnival of the Recipes this week - lots of good stuff!

Posted by Beth at 05:26 AM

October 22, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes schedule

My good friend, Punctilious, has agreed to help me out with the Carnival of the Recipes for the next few months - it's the last quarter of the year, and in order to make our numbers, I'll be travelling pretty much non-stop for awhile.

Thank you very much, Punctilious, for doing such a great job of reorganizing it all. I have been more than incompetent lately.

Carnival of the Recipes over the next couple months. Note that some of the hosts have specied a theme for the week. Here is the schedule...

Deadline Blog Host

22-Oct.......Fishtown Chatter

29-Oct........Everything and Nothing

5-Nov..........Pajama Pundits

12-Nov........Myopic Zeal (This host asks for a patriotic theme. Red, white and blue.)

19-Nov........Rocket Jones

26-Nov........Lost Budgie Blog (Hot and spicy is the theme for this week)

3-Dec.........Blog o'RAM (Please submit your best holiday appetizer recipes for this one.)

10-Dec........Dubious Wonder


24-Dec........World Famous Recipes

31-Dec........Tentative Caterwauling



Remember the deadline for recipe submissions is Noon on Saturday. Links or recipes can be sent to recipe-dot-carnival-at-neversendspam-gmail-dot-c0m

Posted by Beth at 07:25 PM

October 16, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes!

The pro-pork Carnival of the Recipes is up!

Ooops! Wrong URL! Here is the correct link.

Ala has done a superb job of putting together this week's selections - featuring PORK!

(Pork fat rules!)

Posted by Beth at 02:29 PM

October 09, 2005

Oink! Pork Fat Rules, Not Sharia!

If you have not heard about the ridiculous anti-pig and anti-piglet occurences in the UK, you need to read up on it! The Lost Budgie Blog has a run down on the most recent offense against pigs.

Over at Relapsed Catholic, Kathy has more.

I am joining the Save Piglet movement. In fact, the upcoming Carnival of the Recipes will be NOTHING BUT PORK!

So, denizens of the recipe world - send your very best Pork Recipes to recipe.carnival@gmail.com - to be revealed next weekend.

Because, you know, if Piglet is banned in England because Muslims are offended by piggies, bacon will be banned next. And then Canada will follow suit.


So everyone, search out your great pork recipes, because they will be featured in the next Carnival of the Recipes!!!

Posted by Beth at 12:22 PM

October 08, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes

I have to apologize to everyone. My work life has taken up neary all my waking hours and I do not have time to manage the Carnival of the Recipes. Yes, that is a duh statement - I have not even linked to the last two because of this crazy travel.

So, last week's carnival was at Blog O Ram, and the lovely and talented Punctilious has agreed to take over managing the carnival for me until my life returns to something resembling normalcy.


Posted by Beth at 08:42 AM

September 21, 2005

Important Announcement

Okay- from now on, the Carnival of the Recipes' deadline for recipes sent to recipe dot carnival at gmail dot com is noon Central on Saturdays.

Whoever is hosting can have it up anytime on Saturday or Sunday of their week.

I was stuck on stupid thinking that I (or anyone else) could easily put it together on a Friday morning!!!!

Posted by Beth at 05:14 AM

September 09, 2005

The Carnival of the Recipes

Jordana hosts the Carnival of the Recipes this week. It is gorgeous!

Posted by Beth at 07:47 AM

September 08, 2005


This recipe is from Amber, also known as Disillusioned, who is a member of the Daily KOS and MoveON.org. Yes, she is a lefty kinda person, but she and I have found that we can have a polite discussion about things. Besides, people of every political stripe like food, right????
The recipe is simple and looks just great -

Here it is:

Comfort Food. Mmm. :) This is the recipe that never, and I mean NEVER, gets
any leftovers when I make it. I can't stand a 'ketchupy' meatloaf, but this
is by far the best I've ever tasted. The kids go crazy for it. Enjoy!

Brown Sugar Meatloaf

1 1/2 lbs. hamburger (can use up to 2)
1 pkg saltine crackers (crushed)
1 small onion chopped
2 eggs
1/2 green pepper (optional)
1/4 - 1/2 tsp. ginger (to taste, I love the flavor it gives so I use more
than 1/4)
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup (packed) brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a standard meatloaf dish. Spread the
brown sugar on the bottom, then spread the ketchup over top of the brown

Mix all other ingredients, form loaf, and set on top of the brown
sugar/ketchup spread. Bake for approx. 1 hour or until juices run clear.

Simple, cost effective, and delicious!!

Posted by Beth at 09:36 PM

September 07, 2005


I screwed up and failed to link to the Carnival this week! Oh, gosh, David, forgive me!!

Here is the Glittering Eye's Carnival of the Recipes - it looks so pretty with the little food thingies, and the food looks pretty yummy, too!

This Friday, Jordana of Curmudgeonry will own the Carnival of the Recipes!

Posted by Beth at 10:53 AM

August 26, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes #54 is up!

Go check out Not Exactly Rocket Science - where CalTechGirl has the ultimate back-to-school version of the Carnival of the Recipes!!!!!

There is a recipe for hot fudge sauce in there that ought to be illegal!

Posted by Beth at 06:37 PM

August 19, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes #53 - or the First Carnival in Year 2

It has been a full year since I started the Carnival of the Recipes, and I am very happy to say that we are still going strong. I have made new blog friends and gained weight (darn it!) via the Carnival. Thanks to all the great bloggers who have hosted the carnival in the past year and all the people who submitted recipes.

Now, time to start Year 2!


Life is short - eat dessert first!

Jordana of Curmudgeonry has a very good recipe for making Fruit or Berry Tarts.

My friend, Ala, has Ghetto Rice Pudding - the picture looks pretty good, Ala - next time I am in Philly, maybe I can get an invite to Ala's house.

Army Wife at ArmyWifeToddlerMom has a legendary recipeGuinness Ice Cream!

The HeadGirl at The Common Room presents Cookies! Peanut butter cookies!

Accidental Verbosity's Jay has a recipe for Cherry Squares. I love cherries, I love squares - what's not to like?

Peach Cobbler looks good, too! But I need you all to go over and let Taleena know that Conservative Cat did *not* think up the Carnival of the Recipes - I did - and then tell her how yummy her recipe is!!

Mmmmmmmmmm - Marshmallow Brownies from Physics Geek.


From Mean Ol' Meany - This looks like heaven - Chocolate Snow Bear.

Condiments and Salsas

Mostly Cajun, has submitted many recipes to the Carnival of the Recipes in the past year. This week, he has a recipe for Pico de Gallo.

Practigal has a recipe from her favorite restaurant in Ithaca, Tomato Salsa Fresca

And we have three yummy recipes from Trouble in Shangra La at Dubious Wonder - Fresh Salsa, Black Bean Salsa and Sour Cream Cucumbers - all delightful for summertime eating. Thanks, Trouble!!

Appetizers and Soups

Kevin has a recipe for some seriously good Potato Skins. Guaranteed to have no calories!

Blue Cheese Pizza appetizers. This is a must try! We go this recipe from One for the Road.

Potato Soup - what a great comfort food - from Memento Moron (who does not appear to be a moron at all!)


Caltechgirl of Not Exactly Rocket Science stole one of CaltechMom's recipes this week - CaltechMom's SuperDuper Zucchini!


Lisa at the tao of me presents Mad Jack's Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce


Kris of Anywhere but Here has been another regular contributer to the Carnival of the Recipes - thank you, Kris!! This week, she offers Beef and Vegetable Kabobs with Sesame Lime Marinade. Sounds like a great summer meal!


Kevin at Technogypsy presents Lamb Shanks


BJ has a recipe for Tequila Jalapeno Shrimp - not for those who don't like a lot of heat!

Triticale, a blogger of many interests and recipes, is kind enough to share his recipe for Chiles Rellenos Al Chino. This one I have to try- it is partly Chinese and partly Mexican and the recipe look great.

Another one of my favorite contributers is David of The Glittering Eye. This week, David has an Asian Seafood Salad for our dining pleasure. Wow - scallops and shrimp and .... wasabi!

Mensa Barbie has a recipe for Sea Bass Hollandaise. Everytime I think of Sea Bass, I think of Austin Powers and the sea bass with lasers. I'm sure they are much tastier with hollandaise!

This looks like a great recipe - chicken titties redux. This guy, Ellisson, is very funny - read all his stuff.

David at third world county has a recipe for Odd Chicken Salad/Sandwich. Don't worry, it's not as odd as you might think - it does not require a 2 headed chicken or anything!

Pork and Sausage (Pork fat rules!)

Allan is cooking up a Quick Cassoulet this week. Inside Allan's Mind is one of my daily reads, and Allan nearly always contributes to the Carnival. Thanks, Allan!!

Ozarklad has a recipe that will make you happy even as your arteries harden! Sausage Poppers!

Sweet Michele has a recipe for Barbequed Pork Chops. Yummm - more pork goodness!

Arghhh!!! I left out Shawn's recipe for Jambalya Grits! I was having connectivity problems when I put this together yesterday, and I lost that entry in one of my saves. I will make sure that this recipe gets on next week's carnival also, to make up for my screw up!!

Breads and Pastries and Pancakes and other yummy stuff

Mary Beth has some Random Thoughts and a recipe for 'Australian Steakhouse Bread' . She must cook out back, if you get my drift. Yeah, that was dumb, I know. But the bread is good, good, good.

From A Weight Lifted, we have Old Fashioned Oatmeal-Blueberry Pancakes. This is a new blog to me, and believe me, I will be visiting there regularly and add them to my blogroll. Healthy food!

Strawberry Streusel Bars were sent to us from Cafe Oregano. They look pretty durn good and pretty simple to put together.


Yes, I gave blintzes its own category - why? Because cheese blintzes are my very favorite food on earth. I like them with Strawberry Preserves and Sour Cream on top, and with link sausages alongside (yeah, I know - it is a fine Jewish dish and I eat pork with them- I'm just odd).

Anyway, a beautiful recipe with pictures has been submitted by Morning Coffee and Afternoon Tea - Blintzes for Brunch. Oh, man, I don't care about my weight - I *will* make this one!!!


David (The Glittering Eye) has a post with his favorite recipes - Here is the link.

Chris Byrne - The AnarchAngel at The AnarchAngel has a lot of great into in his Recipes for REAL men - Basic Cooking Secrets - Volume 1 post.

Next week, the Carnival of the Recipes will be hosted by CaltechGirl at Not Exactly Rocket Science.


Posted by Beth at 08:09 AM

August 18, 2005

It's recipe time!

Get those recipes in by midnight tonight! This week, I get to be the hostess, and yes, I owe everyone a list of hosting blogs. I don't know who will do it next week ... yet.

Anyway, be sure to send your recipes to recipe dot carnival at gmail.com!!!

Posted by Beth at 06:28 AM

August 12, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes

My friend, Ala, is our host for the 52nd Carnival of the Recipes.

She has a beautiful menu for us this week.

ALa is quite creative!


Posted by Beth at 11:42 AM

August 11, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes Info

I must admit, I've been pretty lazy about putting together the list of hosts/hostesses for the Carnival of the Recipes for the next few months.

I will host on August 19th - it will be the 53rd Carnival - or the first Carnival of the Second Year.

I get to do that because I thought it up. Neener neener neener.

I have had so much fun trying out all the great recipes for the past year that the extra work has definitely been worth it. I think the Carnival of the Recipes is one of the most successful carnivals in the Blogosphere.

Thank you all for your interest in sharing recipes and cooking. Special thanks to those who have hosted the carnival in the past year. Next year should be fun too!

If you like, this link: http://www.thedonovan.com/beth/archives/004268.html has the roster of all of the Carnivals of the Recipes and is updated each week. Feel free to post the link.

And everyone - keep on cooking on!

Posted by Beth at 09:31 PM

August 08, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes

I suppose I'll still keep the Carnival of the Recipes going - doesn't matter if your 'bloodlines' are right for doing that.

This week, Ala of Blonde Sagacity will be our hostess.

Posted by Beth at 05:47 AM

August 06, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes #51

The 51st Carnival of the Recipes is over at the lovely and talented SarahK's place.

Sarahk came up with a lyrical presentation of recipes!

Posted by Beth at 02:38 PM

August 04, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes

This week, the lovely and talented SarahK is our hostess for the Carnival of the Recipes.

So, get those recipes in!!! Send them to carnival (dot) recipe@gmail.com.
The deadline is Thursday, midnight.

Posted by Beth at 09:44 AM

July 29, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes

The Carnival of the Recipes #50 is over at Christina's place today. Yum!!!

And last week I had a huge brainfart - I sent everyone the link to the Carnival of the Recipes #49, but I failed to post it. I'm so sorry David - I was only home for one day last weekend because of work, and I was running a horse show on that day.

Mea Culpa!

Posted by Beth at 07:54 AM

July 19, 2005

Get those recipes in!!

It's David's (The Glittering Eye) turn to put together everyone's recipes this week. So get those recipes in - send your link to recipe.carnival( at )gmail.com by midnight, Thursday.

Posted by Beth at 08:34 AM

July 17, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes

If you have not yet checked out this week's Carnival of the Recipes, you should head over there now, and plan your week's meals.

To check out all the past carnivals, click here

Posted by Beth at 04:25 PM

July 11, 2005

Get those recipes in!

This week, VW of One Happy Dog Speaks is our hostess for the Carnival of the Recipes.

She is one busy women with two little ones, so if you could be so kind as to get at least some recipes in early, she'll be able to start on them during naps and such!

(her kid's naps, not hers!)

Posted by Beth at 04:36 PM

July 01, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes #46

The 46th Carnival of the Recipes is up!

Posted by Beth at 08:35 PM

June 30, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes

In case you have not yet visited Dana's to check out Carnival of the Recipes 45, do so now!

There are many great recipes for summer there.

And after peeking at the recipe dot carnival at gmail dot com inbox, it looks like Kris of Anywhere But Here is going to have quite a lot of work to do for this week's Carnival of the Recipes #46!

Posted by Beth at 07:12 AM

May 30, 2005

Just Checking out Recipes

This has to be the funniest entry to the Carnival of the Recipes ever!
I'm still giggling.


Posted by Beth at 01:00 PM

May 28, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes # 41

Angela has hosts the Carnival of the Recipes this week - it's Number 41!

I'm finally waking up from my jet lag fog, so I'm a bit late on getting this up.

Posted by Beth at 07:51 PM

May 21, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes Hosts for next 2 months!

June 3rd – Drew at http://www.conservativefriends.com/news.php
June 10th – Songstress 7 at http://songstress7.typepad.com
June 17th – Michelle at http://meanderings.typepad.com/
June 24th – SarahK at http://mountaineermusings.com/
July 1st - Kris Wood at http://gradualdazzle.blogspot.com/
July 8th – Punctilious at http://blogoram.com/July 15th – VW at http://onehappydogspeaks.blogspot.com/
July 22nd – David – http://www.theglitteringeye.com/
July 29th – Feisty Christina at http://www.feistyrepartee.com/

Posted by Beth at 07:00 AM

May 18, 2005

Get those Recipe links in!

Don't forget to get your recipes in to the Carnival of the Recipes by Thursday Midnight!

The email address is Recipe.carnival - at - gmail.com.

(You do know to replace the - at - with @, right?)

Jordana is our hostess this week, I know she will do a bang up job!

Posted by Beth at 08:55 AM

May 13, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes #39 is up!

Boudicca's Voice: Carnival of the Recipes

Boudicca has done a beautiful job of putting together this week's carnival.

I'm feeling better - I just realized how far behind I am in life and in blogging - especially about the wonderful people who have been hosting the Carnival of late - CalTechGirl and TechnoGypsy who both brought us great carnivals!

I was very remiss in not linking to them until today.

Posted by Beth at 08:39 AM

May 03, 2005


Don't forget to send your recipes to recipe.carnival - at - gmail.com for this week's carnival!

Posted by Beth at 07:30 AM

April 22, 2005

I have SO screwed up!

I completely forgot about the Carnival of the Recipes.

I failed to let poor Bev, taker of beautiful pictures, know about the passwords, where to get the recipes, etc until this morning.

If she can still do it, it will be up sometime this weekend.

If she can't do it, I will push the Carnival hosting dates back one week and I'll put it together.

A Carnival will happen.

Obviously, I need a backup brain. At least when I'm traveling and in New Orleans.

Can I blame it on the drive-thru Daiquiri bars?

I am so sorry.

I will email the world as soon as it is up.

Posted by Beth at 05:47 AM

April 16, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes

Countertop Chronicles has posted a wondrous edition of the Carnival of the Recipes - go and read the recipes, then ... cook, eat and drink!

And since I'm home for all of what - 36 hours - this weekend, I won't be able to try out any of the yummy recipes. Dammit!

Posted by Beth at 05:18 PM

March 26, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes

I was traveling all day yesterday, so I did not have a chance to link to Pajama Pundit's version of the Carnival of the Recipes - yum!

Thanks, Donna, for doing such a great job!

Posted by Beth at 01:56 PM

March 19, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes #31 is up!!

The Carnival is up, and Flying Monkey did a wonderful job of putting together all the yummy recipes for us.

Thank you, Flying Monkey!

Posted by Beth at 02:34 PM

March 18, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes #31

Space Monkey forgot about the carnival, but will have it ready tomorrow.

The management at Flying Space Monkey apologizes for the inconvenience.

Umm, so do I!

Posted by Beth at 04:29 PM

February 27, 2005

An Idea ..

Okay, we've got the Carnival of the Recipes off and running - and a whole bunch of people who want to host. So, I was thinking, maybe we could do another recipe thing that is related to the Carnival - some kind of recipe request thing?

I thought of this due to my own selfishness - I had Key Lime Crumb Cake at Starbucks in the Orlando Airport Friday morning. Oh. My. God. Yum!

I can't find a recipe for it anywhere - does anyone have that recipe, or a similar one?

Maybe I can do a weekly bunch of requests from people and have the carnival link to the requests - and then when those recipes are submitted, link the requests to the recipes - or something - ideas and suggestions are welcome, folks!

Posted by Beth at 07:28 AM

February 03, 2005

Recipes, Recipes, Recipes

Don't forget - you have until midnight tonight to get in your recipe for this week's Carnival of the Recipes - this week hosted by David of The Glittering Eye!

Posted by Beth at 06:52 PM

January 30, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes #24 is up!

Kin has done a manly job of putting together this week's Carnival of the Recipes #24 - great job, Kin!!

Posted by Beth at 08:44 AM

January 01, 2005

Roster of all the Carnival of the Recipes!

Posted by John at 09:48 AM

December 24, 2004

Carnival of the Recipes is up!

Carnival of the Recipes #19 is up - and up very early for Arizona!

Thanks, Trudy!

Our hostess next week is the lovely Amy of Prochien Amy . So get those recipes in! - recipe.carnival (at) gmail.com!

Posted by Beth at 09:00 AM

December 11, 2004

Carnival of the Recipes is UP!

Marybeth has put together this week's Carnival of the Recipes - Number 17!
Go and visit and bake and cook!

Posted by Beth at 09:12 AM

December 04, 2004

Carnival of the Recipes #16

Angela hosts this week's Carnival of the Recipes - there are some great ideas there - go see!

Posted by Beth at 07:56 AM

November 05, 2004

Carnival of the Recipes!!!!

The 12th Carnival of the Recipes is up!!!

Thanks, David!!

Posted by Beth at 09:31 AM

October 22, 2004

Carnival of the Recipes #10 is UP!

Thanks to Allan of Inside Allan's Mind for hosting this week.

Next week, the lovely and talented SarahK of Mountaineer Musings will be our hostess. Sarahk- tell Frank to link to all the Carnivals!!

Other Carnival of the Recipe News -
Songstress got her recipe in a bit past midnight Eastern (Allan's deadline), so her recipe will be in next week's carnival, but it is also here for your eating enjoyment. Ham it up Crescent Snacks.

Here is the list of all the previous carnivals:

Posted by Beth at 06:43 AM

October 15, 2004

Carnival of the Recipes #9

When I thought up the Carnival of the Recipes, I had no idea that it would be so popular. I have hosts lined up through the end of the year, and even more waiting in the wings for their turn. I was thinking that at some point, maybe we could vote for the best recipes and have a Best of the Carnival of the Recipes Edition - but I digress.

This week, we have food and drink. I'll start with the drink recipes.

Both my husband and my father-in-law are retired artillery officers. As you can imagine, they are both pretty deaf - but they do have a recipe for Cheatham Artillery Punch.

Larry Conley sent me a link to XXX Eldreth Death Rum XXX. He claims that he has tried this concoction and that it is good. Apparently, Larry survived the drink. You must scroll to the bottom of the page to get the recipe.

My friend, Jack, of Random Fate, has a more likely to be made drink recipe. In fact, I'll make these tonight! Here is his Mexican Martini.

Now, to the food. I'm dieting, so let's look at the decadant sweets first.

This is an Easy Cheesecake recipe from VW - the proprietress of One Happy Dog Speaks. I especially like the sauce she makes to put over the cheesecake.

From Jovianne (who was sent here by my friends Boudicca and Tammi), a yummy and appropriately seasonal Pumpkin Bread recipe. I hope Jovianne sends us more recipes in the future.

Marybeth, who loves decadant chocolate, sends this recipe: Hot Chocolate Soufflé. Yum.

Booklore sends two recipes this week. Both made of chocolaty goodness. Insanely Easy Chocolate Cherry Cake and $25 Brownies (how much the brownies fetched at auction, not how much the ingredients cost!)

This next recipe is a little - ummm - unique. I'm not sure I'd care for it, but here goes - from Blog Jones (who obviously has a sense of humour) Chocolate Cheddar Cheese Cake.

From Earth Girl of the Good Earth - a recipe for Syrian Nutmeg Cake. I will definitely try this one out.

Prochien Amy (who has volunteered to host the Carnival on New Years Eve) has a recipe for a frozen treat - Whip Sandwiches.

Chicken is always a popular dish, and this week we have some new chicken recipes. Here they are!

Dana of Note-it-Posts sends Sour Cream and Dill Chicken. If you don't have Dana on your blogroll, she should be there. She's one of my favorite reads.

David Schuler (The Glittering Eye) has a recipe for Sunday Chicken and Dumplings Soup. Perfect for a chilly fall day.

Laughing Wolf has a recipe for Lemon Garlic Chicken, and below that recipe, a recipe for Laughing Wolf Almond Shortbread. Yum.

This next recipe from Triticale (the wheat and rye guy) is actually 3 recipes in one - it includes a chicken recipe, a Bloody Mary recipe and a salsa recipe - his wee wifey can really cook up a storm! Here is the Alternate Ultimate!

This next one is a beautiful recipe for quail from Steve (Professor) Bainbridge: Grilled Quail in Port Marinade.

There are also several main dish recipes without poultry involved - here they are:

Tammi has an easy and quick recipe (always appreciated by those of us who have to work for a living!) - Italian Beef and Tomatoes.

Boudicca gives out her secret recipe for Pork Chops. This woman can cook - how she finds time with 4 boys, I don't know, but I have tried all her recipes and they are all fantastic.

Kari Holtz of Dogwood Dreams shares her Stuffed Peppers recipe with us this week. Haven't had stuffed peppers for ages, I think I'll try this one, too.

Bothenook has a recipe that his wife makes - Killer Kale Soup. Another good meal for chilly days.

Stan from Dejafoo has a recipe for Asparagus and Fried Eggs. I love asparagus, it is my very favorite vegetable, and John hates it. But, this I can make for myself when he is traveling. Yum.

Ala71 has a recipe for Fast Football Stromboli - it looks great - and easy! In fact, if you scroll down on Ala71's comments - there are another couple of recipes worth the try, like Chuck Bars. Thanks, Ala71!

Allan is doing some Asian Cooking these days. Here is one of his bestest looking recipes - Shrimp with Lobster Sauce.

Trudy of Food Basics has a recipe that has lots of options- Geek Dinner - An Open Source Recipe.

My father-in-law loves, loves, loves Sweet Potatoes. I believe I'll make this dish for him over the holidays - Karen of Let's Play Restaurant has a great recipe for Creamed Sweet Potatoes.

Cindy Swanson knows how to make a French Toast Casserole - and she is nice enough to let us know how, too.

Jordana Adams always has something good to share. This week, it is Pumpkin Pancakes. .

And our final recipe of the week comes from Songstress7 - Super Easy Beer Bread

Thanks to everyone who sent recipes this week.

Next week's Carnival will be hosted by Allan of Inside Allan's Mind.

Here are links to all the previous Carnivals of the Recipes:

If you would like to submit a recipe to the Carnival of the Recipes, please send the link to the recipe, or the recipe itself to recipe.carnival(at)gmail(dot)com.

UPDATE: Thanks to all of you who link to the Carnival and spread the yummy goodness. Special thinks to Lucianne.com, Instapundit, and Dean's World. for bringing in thousands of people to try out blogger's recipes! Feel free to Click on MAIN at the top of the page and read the rest of my blog. Maybe you will come back for another visit.

Posted by Beth at 07:27 AM

October 06, 2004

Carnival of the Recipes

I failed to mention that Angela at Fresh as a Daisy is our Carnival Hostess this week. (sorry, Angela - I'm working out of town and my time is quite limited!)

If anyone is interested in hosting the carnival, or if you have a recipe to share, please send and email to recipe.carnival(at)gmail(dot)com.

Posted by Beth at 11:36 AM

October 05, 2004

Recipe Blegging

Don't forget to send you recipes for this week's carnival to


The deadline is Thursday, Midnight!

Posted by Beth at 07:31 AM

October 01, 2004

Carnival of the Recipes Supplement

It seems that three recipes were accidentally skipped on this week's carnival. They will all be in next week's and I'm linking to them today for you, so you won't miss any good food!

Cheese Stuffing from Denise

and Barbeque Beef Cups from Songstress7!

And Physics Geek has Vegetarian Chili!

Posted by Beth at 03:55 PM

Carnival of the Recipes #7 is up!

Carnival of the Recipes #7 is up!

Thanks Trudy!

If anyone's recipe was inadvertently missed, please let me know at bhdonovan(at)gmail(dot)com.

There were a lot of entries, and it's very easy to overlook one.

Posted by Beth at 10:44 AM

September 28, 2004

It's Time for Recipe Blegging!

Just a reminder that Trudy will be hosting Carnival of the Recipes #7 this week. Please be sure to send in at least one recipe to recipe.carnival(at)gmail.com.

Because of readers like you, we have been really successful in gathering together lots of great and interesting recipes. I thank you all, and hope you will continue to support the Carnival of the Recipes!

Posted by Beth at 08:32 PM

September 24, 2004

Carnival of the Recipes #6 is UP!!!

Please go and see the feasts you can cook up at Carnival of the Recipes #6!

Many, many thanks to Jennifer of Mellow Drama for putting it all together for us!

Trudy of Food Basics will be our host next week!
Please send all recipes to recipe.carnival@gmail.com!

Posted by Beth at 11:03 AM

September 23, 2004

Recipe Reminder

Don't forget to get your recipes in by midnight tonight so Jennifer can put them all together in the Carnival of the Recipes #6!

We have some pretty good eats so far - let's get some more!

And remember, you don't have to have a blog to submit a recipe - we'll post it for ya!

Send your recipes to recipe.carnival (at) gmail.com

Posted by Beth at 05:47 AM

September 21, 2004

Recipe Blegging!!!

We need lots of recipes for this weeks Carnival of the Recipes!
Please send them to recipe.carnival(at)gmail.com!

I don't know about you, but I have certainly extended my cooking repertoire beyond the same old same old because of the Carnival of the Recipes, and I hope you all enjoy it too!!

Posted by Beth at 03:24 PM

September 03, 2004

Carnival of the Recipes #3

This week, we have a lot of great recipes to choose from. I am adding a rule, though – The Carnival of the Recipes will not link to any recipes involving household pets or horses, I don’t care if you live in France or Korea!

Next week, David Schuler of The Glittering Eye will host the Carnival of the Recipes. Please send your recipes to recipe.carnival(at)gmail(dot)com.

Thanks to Mary Beth of Random Thoughts for giving us a GMAIL account for the Carnival of the Recipes.

First off, I want to point out what has to be the most decadent recipe of the week:
Angela's recipe for Sausage Cheese Cups- What could be better than pork and cheese and Ranch Dressing!

Now go with Desserts. There are several dessert entries and I have a bit of a sweet tooth today:

BeeBee has two dessert recipes, Cherry Crunch and Fruit Cobbler – which will go nicely with her Coca-Cola Brisket from last week.

Matthew has more desserts – yummy!
Oreo White Chocolate Mousse "Cheesecake" and Sour Creme Poundcake

Because I didn’t get Kate’s Chocolate Cake in last week until rather late, I’m repeating it here.

Now, my husband's favorite meal of the day is breakfast - Here are some wonderful recipes to start the day out with:

Notoriously Nice Mike has a recipe for Gingerbread Pancakes – get all your dessert for the day first thing in the morning.

Hal, from A Geezer’s Corner can make a killer frittata

Sausage Gravy and Biscuits – 7 different recipes! – my favorite breakfast – from Professor Bainbridge

David from a Glittering Eye (next week’s host for the Carnival of the Recipes) has rules for making great biscuits, no matter what kind.

I love mushrooms.

Mushrooms! from Boudicca, who managed to get a recipe in even while preparing for a hurricane - what a friend!

Ooh, ooh – Laughing Wolf has 2 recipes for mushrooms – my favorite fungi! Mushroom Ragu and Stuffed Mushrooms.

Here are some poultry recipes - all quite different from each other:

Tropical Chicken Terriaki from Punctillious at Blog ‘o Ram.

Guaranteed moist Roast Turkey from Amy

Allan sent me another recipe this week – Mexican Chicken Chowder - you can start it in the crockpot in the morning and have a yummy dinner when you get home from work.

From Kin’s Kouch – Garlic Chicken in a Bag - Gotta love a recipe with 14 cloves of garlic in it!

And I guess I should put Marybeth's Honey Hot Wings
in this category - they are chicken wings, after all - and these look especially good.

These recipes are just - All American - and great for Labor Day Weekend!

Tater Tot Casserole - from Skillzy.

Hotter than Hell Barbeque Sauce from Damaged Justice

Teresa at Technicalities likes to fix Hot Dogs and Sauce to eat while watching the big game on TV. This one looks pretty darn good.

Acidman has the proper Southern cooking method for preparing Boiled Peanuts

Real, honest to goodness Cajun Gumbo from Mostly Cajun Dale

The Wacky Hermit from Organic Baby Farm has a Manhattan Clam Chowder recipe

Dad’s Salad from Booklore – so named because it has all the things Booklore's dad would grow in his garden - looks good and healthy.

And here are great looking recipes that I just couldn't categorize very well.

Toad in a Hole – an English Recipe from Tim Worstall – I love that we are getting recipes from people all over the world.

Helen, The Everyday Stranger, has a rather complex recipe for Moussaka – it is at the bottom of her post. Do read the whole thing. Helen is a wonderful writer. I try to read her every day.

Peter London, a graduate-italophile-libertarian/conservative-gastronome- has a recipe for properly preparing tripe. He also has a Fiat engine for sale, if anyone is interested!

Salmon Fantasia, from Alison, a new contributer who lives in France

This is a recipe that one of Pam’s commenters – Michael, from Chasing the Wind’s recipe for Tortellini. (yes, I will go anywhere to find a good recipe ).

And last, but not least, Jordana Adams’ Black Bean Chili looks just the thing for cool autumn evenings. I’m saving this one!

Posted by Beth at 09:57 AM

August 27, 2004

Carnival of the Recipes Number 2

One of the fun things about putting this Recipe Carnival together is that I get to look at blogs I have missed before, and I have discovered some very interesting people out there. So I try to be sure I link to the Main page of each blog as well as the recipes themselves. Do yourself a favor and check out not only the recipes, but the blogs themselves - I am amazed and pleased at the wide variety of bloggers who are submitting recipes to me - from one side of the political spectrum to the other. If you would like to submit a recipe, please do - you don't have to have your own blog to do so, I'll post it for you. Submissions need to be in by Thursday night at midnight and sent to recipes@thedonovan.com.

We have some great recipes this week.

Calliope, a non-blogger but frequent commenter, sent me recipes and pictures for an entire Tex Mex feast. There was so much, that I put it all in a separate post. She doesn't know it, but she is a guest blogger for that one!

Here's a recipe from There's One, Only! that is full of fun - Fruitcake - even if you don't think you will like it, you must read it!

Steve has a recipe for low fat Squash Chili that is not only delicious, but healthy.

Nathan of The Argus, has as incredible recipe for Georgian Cheese Bread, Khachapuri.. This is one I will most definitely try this weekend.

Goobage sends this scientific Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe for the true nerds out there. Because he is on Blogger, you will have to scroll down to find the recipe.

Inside Allan's Mind sent this recipe for Skillet Penne with Vegetables.

John from TexasBestGrok has a recipe for Roast Lamb and Vegetables - I've always been afraid to try roast lamb, this recipe might convince me to attempt it.

Wow, Wacky Hermit of Organic Baby Farm has a way to make Five Dinners out of One Chicken - and even get baby food out of it! And, they all look good. I love this blog, it's full of wholesome goodness. Read it.

The Glittering Eye gives us the Ultimate Guide to Meatloaf and

The beautiful Venomous Kate, who is back after taking most of the summer off has a recipe for Hawaiian Potato Salad.

From Katespot - Chocolate Cake!

Tom from The Nap Room loves to make bread. He is sharing with us his Pizza Dough Recipe.

Tritcale (the wheat and rye guy) sends his wee wifey's award winning recipe for Black Walnut Baklava.

The Esmay Family has two recipes this week - one from Jake Esmay, a cool kid if I've ever met one - his lasagna recipe, and Rosemary, the beautiful and pregnant Queen of All Evil has submitted The Queen's Cheesecake recipe.

Here is a Crunchy Tossed Salad from Angela of Fresh as a Daisy. It sounds like such a nice dish for a hot day (it's supposed to be in the high 90's today here in Kansas).

From Punctilius, an Italian Seafood Stew.

Boudicca of Boudicca's Voice is a good cook. You can trust that her recipes are excellent. Here is a recipe for her Steak with Garlic Blue Cheese Butter.

From Kin's Kouch, a recipe that I will most definitely try soon - Kin's Easy as Pie Chicken Pie.

BeeBee, who has a blog full of goodness that is a joy to read, is also a great cook. This week, she shares her recipe for Cornbread Casserole.

My husband, John of Arrggghhh! submits this recipe - he has made this for us and it is excellent -

Emeril's remoulade recipe.

As we know, great with burgers.

Creole Remoulade Sauce:
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup chopped yellow onions
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped celery
3 tablespoons Creole or other whole-grain mustard
3 tablespoons ketchup
3 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
In a blender or food processor, combine all
ingredients and process until fairly smooth, about 30

Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for
at least 1 hour before using. (The sauce will keep for
up to 1 week in the refrigerator - but it won't last that long, it's so good.)

I missed Tammi's recipe, she got it in on time, I'm a dolt - Fruit Cocktail Cake.
I claim old age.

Semi-important update - here are some great bread machine recipes from this blog is full of crap. Trust me, the recipes are not full of crap.

Last Update (at least I think so!) - King of Fools was a bad boy and was late sending me his recipe. But here it is because I'm really a nice person. Chicken Cordon Bleu!

Okay, really - this is the very last update: Stuffed Pork Roast and other garlic goodies(lotsa garlic, yummmy) from Mostly Cajun

Here is a list of All the Carnivals of the Recipes!

Posted by Beth at 05:24 AM

August 20, 2004

The First Carnival of the Recipes!!

I want to thank all of you who have submitted recipes. I am really pleased with the response from bloggers and commenters who answered my call for food, food, food!

There are recipes here to fit everyone's taste - enjoy!

Tammi, everyone's favorite Road Warrior has a recipe for Mexican Manicotti. Ah like alliteration a lot.

Punctilious's Chicken Tortilla Soup will be great for fall.

Dana has a Mexican Casserole that should hit the spot.

Boudicca, who has a lovely blog, btw has this recipe, called Mushroom Pork Tenderloin

Teresa of Technicalities goes with a more Mediterranean looking casserole - Chicken and Couscous Both Teresa and I are great believers that Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the best you can buy, btw.

Booklore, a blog with lots of great book reviews, gives us this recipe, Four Pepper Pasta

Random Pizza from Brian Epps of Random Numbers looks like something I have to try out.

Seafood Fettuccine from Tom Metzger of More Sense than Money is definitely *NOT* lowfat - therefore, it must be pretty darn good!

Pumpkin Cheesecake - my husband will like this one! It's from Matthew, aka Physics Geek

SeaShell Casserole from Sarah aka Wacky Hermit from Organic Baby Farm. - definitely a great family casserole.

Jim of Snooze Button Dreams fame, offers this very spicy Hot To Trot hot wing recipe- better have a lot of beer to go with these wings.

Laughing Wolf has a recipe for a one egg omelet.

BeeBee, one of really gifted writers of Blogdom has a great recipe called Coca Cola Brisket. Great for a crowd of folks.

mlah has a recipe for Salsa. mlah is a little confused as to who I am, though - I'm not miss apropos, I am She Who Will Be Obeyed! (or at least I wish I was!)

Triticale (the wheat/rye guy), makes a Barbeque Sauce that looks very good.

Helen, one of the other incredible writers in Blogdom, has a recipe that is just beautiful to read about - It is at the bottom of this post, called Ficelle Picarde (crepes rolled up with cheese, herbs and cream in the inside) - do read the whole post - Helen is so very gifted.

Amy has a recipe for true garlic lovers:

40 Cloves and a Chicken

1 whole chicken (broiler/fryer) cut into 8 pieces
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
10 sprigs fresh thyme
40 peeled cloves garlic
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Season chicken with salt and pepper. Toss with a 2 tablespoons olive oil and
brown on both sides in a wide fry pan or skillet over high heat. Remove from
heat, add oil, thyme, and garlic cloves. Cover and bake for 1 1/2 hours.

Remove chicken from the oven, let rest for 5 to 10 minutes, carve, and
serve. (Note: There is no carving, the meat falls off the bone.)

Calliope, my mostest regular commenter, gave me a recipe for Oven Spiced Fries. Here it is:

2lbs new potatos
1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tablespoons Steak Grilling Rub (any brand)

Cut the taters into wedges, toss with the grill seasoning and EVOO, bake on a cookie sheet for 30 minutes at 450 (I sprayed the cookie sheet with Pam, made clean-up a breeze). Shake the cookie sheet once during baking. Pull out when the largest taters are soft when you stick 'em with a fork.

Next time I do it I will lighten up on the seasoning, it was a bit over-seasoned for my taste (and I like spicy food). It was quite good though, and incredibly easy. You only end up having to clean the cookie sheet too. Even my 13 year old daughter loved them.

I would also say you could substitute the grill seasoning with seasoned salt and perhaps some italian herbs to add a different twist to it - although the grill seasoning made a nice compliment to grilled steaks and was quite crunchy.

Craig sends a very manly quiche recipe:

Corn Quiche

2, 9-inch DEEP pie shells
1 lb. sliced bacon, fried crisp,
drained and crumbled (divide in ½)
2 cups chopped onions
2 cups grated Swiss cheese (divide in ½)
4 eggs, beaten
2 cans cream style corn
Black Pepper to taste
12 oz. Evaporated milk

Pre-heat oven to 450 deg. F.

Fry bacon until crisp, remove and drain on paper towel and crumble, then sauté onions in bacon grease until tender. Place ½ of crumbled bacon evenly into the bottom of the pie-crusts and top with ½ of the cheese. Blend eggs, corn, pepper, milk, rest of bacon and rest of cheese in a bowl and mix well. Pour mixture into the pie shells. Bake in oven at 450 deg. F for 10 min. then quickly reduce oven temp to 325 deg. F and bake for 25 min. more. Cool slightly and serve.

Angela has a recipe for Lime Cookies that look mouth-watering. Angela's blog, Fresh as a Daisy is new to me, go check it out. She lives in Guam, so today there is our tomorrow, or something like that!

And here is one more recipe from Angela:

Donna's Creamy Chicken Enchiladas (don't know Donna)

1 can Cream of Chicken soup
1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
1 cup Pace picante sauce
2 tsp. chili powder
2 cups chicken, cooked and chopped
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
12 flour tortillas (6 in)

1. Mix soup, sour cream, picante sauce, and chili powder. Reserve 1 cup.
2. Mix remaining picante sauce mixture with chicken and cheese.
3. Spread about 1/4 cup chicken mixture down center of each tortilla.
Roll up and place seam-side down in a greased (just spray with Pam)
9x13 pan. (Sometimes, I have to have an extra smaller dish)
4. Spread reserved picante sauce mixture over enchiladas. Cover and
bake at 350F for 40 minutes or until hot.
5. Serve with additional picante sauce, tomato, lettuce, and sour
cream, if desired.

Here is Pam's recipe, King Ranch Chicken, one of my favorites -


1 Chicken
1 pkg Corn Tortillas
1 Onion
1 pkg Longhorn Cheese
1 can Cream/Mushroom Soup
1 can Rotel Tomatoes
1 can Cream/Chicken Soup

1 9”x13” Casserole dish

Boil and debone Chicken - Save Broth! In separate bowl, mix: Can of Mushroom and can of Chicken Soup, the Rotel Tomatoes (only 1/2 can of liquid), 1/4 cup Chicken broth, and 1/4 cup chopped Onion. Layer...

Soften Corn Tortillas in Chicken broth and line dish. Layer Chicken, using 1/2 the Chicken. Layer Soup mixture. Layer grated Longhorn. Repeat layers - ending with Cheese. Bake at 350 deg for 30 to 45 minutes.

Let's do this again next week - send me your linked recipes (if you have a blog) at beth(at)thedonovannospam(dot)com by midnight on Thursday, August 26th.

Update: Since Glenn was so kind as to link to the Carnival of the Recipes, I figured the least I could do is link to his recipe for Pasta with Tomato, Basil and Chevre sauce and an interesting chicken recipe, Instachicken.

One more Recipe - everything else goes to next week - E Poet has a recipe for ribs.

Here are the links to ALL Carnivals of the Recipes!

Posted by Beth at 06:33 PM