Whew! We're pleased to say that we increased our number of entries from the last Weekend Cookbook Challenge from 29 to 36! You guys and gals certainly cooked up a whirlwind of comfort foods over the last 6 weeks.
One thing is for sure: When you think of comfort food, you folks turn to savory dishes. Casseroles, soups and stews topped your lists. Some of you may still be in the throes of winter, so hopefully you will get some great use from these recipes.
Thank you so much to everyone who participated! We hope to see you back for the next Weekend Cookbook Challenge! The theme for the next challenge is posted at the end of this roundup--make sure to check it out!Starting with our hosts:
Sara from i like to cook dished up some delicious Boeuf Bourguignon.
and Alicat from Something So Clever stirred up some homemade Butterscotch Pudding.
Donna from A Foodie Blog came in super early with some delicious looking Butternut Squash Soup with Cider Cream.
Miss Alanna from A Veggie Venture served up a very comforting Eggplant Lasagna.
FJK from Blog Appetit is up next with Chicken Stewed in Fragrant Tomato Sauce with Thick Pasta
Haalo from Cook (almost) Anything Once baked up some picture perfect Scones for the challenge. They look amazing Haalo!
Cyndi from Cookin' With Cyndi cooked Biscuits with Sausage Gravy and Scrambled Eggs. We are definitely on the same page Cyndi -- Biscuits and Gravy are one of my all time favorite comfort foods!
Ivonne from Cream Puffs in Venice contributes some amazing looking Beignets. Thank you so much for participating Ivonne!
Miss Jaay from Culinarily Obsessed is up next with delicious looking Sugary Cinnamon Scones. To quote Jaay, these look YUM-O!
The Happy Sorceress from Dispensing Happiness gives us her ultra comforting contribution of
Alton's yummy homemade Corn Dogs (That sounds so dirty.)
Ashwini from Food For Thought delivers up some Butternut Squash Casserole for her contribution.
The folks at Hungry In Hogtown cooked up some utterly amazing comfort food -- Coq Au Vin and Celery Root Puree. Gorgeous photo's and thank you so much for joining us Hogtown!
Je Mange la Ville is joining us with fabulous Pierogi filled with Sweet Potato, Rosemary & Cheese. Mama mia! That is one comforting dish.
Kalyn from Kalyn's Kitchen cooked up a hearty meal of Corned Beef with Veggies and Horseradish. Oh how I love Corned Beef, Kalyn. I will be trying this one out for sure!
Küchenlatein also joins us with a gorgeous dish of Brussels sprouts with tomatoes and Parmesan cheese. This site sure makes me wish I remembered all those years of taking German courses! Thank you so much for joining us!
Kit from Mango & Ginger shares a recipe for her favorite indulgence, Egg rolls. "The greasier, the better." That is my kind of girl!
Melanie from Caffinara provides a delicious looking recipe for Winter Baked Beans.
Music and Cats checks in with their first WCC contribution: Gingerbread Pancakes with Bachelor’s Jam. That is by far the most adorable picture of pancakes I've ever seen!
The fabulous Alice from My Adventures In the Breadbox presents her dish of Potato Crusted Fish which has a surprising ingredient that makes the perfect crust.
Seen returning for her second contribution to the WCC is Georgia from Not A Domestic Diva (I still disagree with that title little missy) cooking up some Chicken in Milk that sounds delicious.
Notes from the Cape joins in the fun with a healthful dish of Winter Vegetable Casserole for all the veggie lovers out there.
Beautiful Ruth from Once Upon A Feast contributed two fantastic dishes to the challenge: a Mediterranean Omelet and a Black Mushroom & Leek Soup. Way to go Ruth!
Nupur from One Hot Stove added some delicious Vegetable Moussaka to the list of contributions.
Louise from Pâté chinois and Co. stirs up a Comforting Soup made of chickpeas, garlic and rosemary. I bet that batch of soup smelled heavenly Louise.
Andreea from Recipes made her second appearance and made a tasty batch of Sausage and Pasta Stew to combat the wintry conditions in Belgium. I hope the weather is being nicer to you now Andreea!
Let's just say it, the ultra fabulous and completely drop dead gorgeous Tami from Running With Tweezers stopped by with a gorgeous addition of Bow Tie Pasta with Fried Eggs and Cheese. Pasta and cheese? It is hard to get more comforting than that.
Mika from the The Green Jackfruit is next in line with Dal Paratha. While I've never eaten anything like that before, it looks and sounds delicious Mika!
Heather from The Messy Apron (Don't you just love that name?!) is participating in her very first blogging event and contributes a yummy Rice Pudding. Welcome Heather! We hope to see you again.
Breadchick from The Sour Dough made a very comforting dish of Scalloped Potatoes with Ham for her submission.
The Web Sorceress tried her best, but had to resort to using the Internet to find a recipe for Chicken Veggie Casserole. It's okay WS - We still love you!
Barbara from Tigers & Strawberries is up to bat next with a creative dish called Hillbilly Deluxe Dinner - It looks delicious Barbara!
Lindy from Toast joins in the challenge with Carbonnade: Beef, Brown Beer, and Onions. Welcome, Lindy!
Adorable Jen from Fallen Souffle cooked up a batch of Paula's Tomato and Dill Soup. Okay -- Let's see here. Paula+Deen+Tomato+Soup= Amazing Comfort Food! You can't go wrong there.
The lovely Chocolate Lady from Inmollaraan made Squash Stew with Chilies, Spices and Ground Nuts. We are so glad you joined in again, Chocolate Lady!
The dude behind A Food Year stopped by with a great addition of Shepherd's Pie. Although he grabbed his recipe from the Internet, we're hard up for some handsome male participants here at WCC. How could we possibly say no to him?
Also a first timer is Pat from Up A Creek Without A Patl with Spicy Peanut Chicken Stew. Thanks so much for joining in the fun Pat!
And finally we've got Heather from Decent Content dropping by with some Thai Curry Penne. Thank you for participating Heather! We hope to see you back!
I'll say it again -- WHEW! What a fantastic batch of contributions for the challenge. You folks outdid yourselves!
So, if you aren't too tired just from reading all those spectacular entries, it is time to announce
the next theme for the Weekend Cookbook Challenge #3.
It is....ORANGE! Yes, you read that right.
For the WCC#3 we are cooking up sweet and savories in the various shades of orange from recipes in our unused cookbooks. Get your thinking hats on and get your entries in by March 6th.
Have fun and please join us! Much culinary love,
Alicat and Sara