Zucchini Feta Fritters from Michelle at Je Mange La Ville.
Thanks to all of the bloggers who came out and whipped up some Party Food for WCC 11. 'Tis the season and all that, so why not kill 2 birds with one stone?
We've got an amazing assortment of treats here - both sweet and savory. If you've got a party coming up and are looking for some new ideas, I'll bet you'll be able to find something in this round-up.
Let's check out all this deliciousness!
We start off with the new to WCC Sara from the blog Kitten Tits of Steel. Sara made a batch of Ginger Chocolate Crackles cookies. Don't they look yummy?
Chemcookit from the lovely An Italian in the US threw a party recently and shares with us all the food she made, and boy, did she make a ton! Join me as I drool over her Focaccia alla Ricotta e Pesto, Focaccia al Formaggio, Pomodori e Olive, Bigne' alle Olive e Ricotta Salata e Bigne' al Tonno, Crostata alla Ricotta, Bigne' al Cioccolato and Bigne' al Mango.
I welcome Celia and her blog English Pastis to her first WCC as well. Celia made Nigella's Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake which looks sooo good.
I am always so happy to see The Sour Dough's Mary at the WCC. Take a look at these incredible Crab Stuffed Shrimp she made from Paula Deen. Wow!
Everyone say Hi to Ruth from the wonderful Once Upon a Feast. Did you know that Ruth hosts Cooking Class Parties? If you live in the Toronto area, you should check it out. Now let us check out this incredible array of party food from Ruth: Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Thai Salsa, Shrimp and Smoky Chipolte Hummous Sandwiches, Grilled Shrimp and Chipolte Dip, Easy Antipasto, Homemade Pita Chips, Asparagus Bundles, Eggplant Rollups, Jasmine Tea Martinis, Spanish Sangria, Chocolate, Almond and Orange Clusters.
My resolve to stay away from sweets is rapidly weakening as I see these Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes (also a Nigella creation) from Ahn at Food Lovers Journey.
I think my favorite picture of the round-up might be Michelle's picture of her Zucchini Feta Fritters. So much good food over at Je Mange La Ville, so little time.
Meeta, so glad to see you again! Check out this decadent looking Porcini Cream Soup with Parmesan from Meeta at What's For Lunch Honey?
Haalo and Cook Almost Anything At Least Once can make anything look like a million bucks, I swear. My husband is planning to make this Caramelized Onion and Blue Cheese Pizza with Rosemary Oil very soon.
I'm so glad to see Shaun again! Shaun and Eric cooked up 4 delicious treats including Bagna Cauda which I was very interested in as I just did Garlic for the letter G in my ABC's of food. Check out Winter Skies, Kitchen Aglow and the Bagna Cauda, Muhammara, Zucchini Frittata, Chicken Pieces in a Light Satay and Brandy Creme Brulee.
The always fabulous Lis from La Mia Cucina has made a truly lovely Asparagus Tart #182. Perfect Party food!
As for me (Sara at i like to cook) I made an appetizer I've been wanting to try for a while - Confit and Cambazola. It worked out pretty well, I think we'd have it again. If you've got a couple of hours for baking and want to eat lots of bread, this is the one for you!
Thanks to all of you for coming out and taking part in the Weekend Cookbook Challenge. I really appreciate it!
Next month I am happy to say will be hosted by Shaun from Winter Skies, Kitchen Aglow! For WCC #12 Shaun has chosen the theme of Stews. I know this is a busy month for everyone, with lots of celebrating and family stuff, but we are hoping you'll be able to squeeze us in. The submission date will be January 5, 2007 (2007! Can you believe it!!!). Send your link to Shaun at kitchenaglowATyahooDOTcom
We hope to see you there!
The WCC's aim is to get us using those dusty cookbooks on the shelf that haven't been used in a while - or maybe never! We welcome everyone to take part. Use an old cookbook, new one, or find a recipe in a magazine or on the Internet! Hope to see you at #12 in January.