May 20, 2005

The Carnival of the Recipes #40

Welcome to The Fortieth Edition of The Carnival of The Recipes. I'd like to thank Beth for signing me up to host this thing and for coming up with the great blog recipe swap in the first place. Don't forget to send your submissions for next week's Carnival to recipe.carnival(at)gmail(dot)com.

Appetizers and Snacks

David from Third World Country gives us Quick Cheese Popcorn, which lives up the its name. I think my kids would love it, though I’d probably be chasing them around wiping off their orange covered fingers.

Continuing the cheesy appetizer theme, OzarkLad offers us Cheese Straws. Which also sounds like something my cheese-loving children would enjoy.


I’m always trying to make up my own breakfast burrito recipe, but am usually somewhat disappointed by the results, Nic at Shoes, Ships, and Sealing Wax takes the guesswork out with his breakfast burrito – and I just happen to have made a batch of guacamole. I think I know what I’m eating for breakfast tomorrow.

And for the day after that, I'm making Swedish Pancakes.


I don’t eat pork, but the BBQ pork tenderloin recipe at A Geezer’s Corner almost makes me want to start.

El Capitan at Baboon Pirates presents Panang Beef, which looks to offer great Thai flavor, which my son, commonly referred to around here as The Boy, has informed us on many occasions is his favorite food.

ArmyWifeToddlerMom makes a great sounding Taco Salad for dinner. Why had I never thought of using Doritos?

And speaking of tacos, Resistance is Futile. This taco casserole recipe is very much like something I used to make a lot when my husband and I first got married.

The lovely SarahK doctored up a recipe and made an easy and delicious sounding chili that I think may be on next week’s menu here.

Looking for a meal that makes you want to shout “MEAT!”? Might I suggest Merri at Merri Musings’ Stuffed Steak Recipe?

Or if you prefer lamb to beef – though I admit that would be a stretch for me -- try Christina from Feisty Repartee’s Grilled Leg of Lamb.

Not content merely to post recipes on her own blog, Christina from Feisty Repartee is also guest recipe blogging at Meanderings, where she’s preparing Crawfish Fettuccine.

As BJ at Quite Early One Morning says, “Finding tasty and healthy sandwiches and snacks is always a challenge when you're cutting back on carbs. A Spicy Turkey Wrap makes a tasty substitute for a travels well too.”

Taleena from Sun Comprehending Glass has two kinds of loaf recipes this week – Meatloaf and Banana Bread.

Pirogi are something I’ve always said I didn’t want to learn to make from scratch, because it would just ruin another convenience food for me. I think just reading Kevin at Technogypsy’s Pirohi (pirogi) recipes has ruined the frozen kind for me. I never knew there were so many fillings.

In honor of Star Wars Episode III, CalTech Girl offers us Imperial Pork Salad and Rebel Angels (spicy bacon-wrapped shrimp).

With three kids around here, I certainly have a lot of hectic days. Boudicca’s Crockpot Brisket sounds like a great easy recipe for those days.

My submission for the week are Sesame Tuna and Coconut-Lime-Cilantro Rice recipes that, although they sound intimidating, are quick and easy, and are frequently served in my house on fairly hectic days when I don't have a lot of time to cook anything.

DeputyHeadmistress at The Common Room presents Artichoke Garbanzo Pasta Salad for Twenty. When you have to serve a crowd recipes like this one really come in handy.


The Pajama Pundits are frying up some delicious looking zucchini. I’m envious that their neighbors are already getting zucchini, since my plants aren’t all that big yet.

The New Potatoes with Rosemary-Dijon dressing offered up at Inside Allan’s Mind sound yummy. I’m definitely going to try that one.

Need a quick vegetarian, Mexican side dish? Punctilious offers you Cool Beans.

I’ve always wanted to make Risotto. This recipe for Risotto alla Ticinese makes me want to make it right now.


How did I go so long without noticing the site Eat Your History? Food and a history lesson in one complete package. I love it. And the recipes for Peach Melba, something I’ve always heard of, but never had, looks like it has stood the test of time for good reason.

I practically wanted to lick the screen when I saw the photos of chocolate-dipped strawberries at Booklore.

Regular readers know about my son attending Hippie German School and have heard about how very out-of-place we sometimes feel amidst a sea of Kerry-Edwards stickers, but I’m a conservative who likes to wear Birkenstocks, and I love the sound of Blonde Sagacity’s Coconut-Carob Bars (a.k.a. Lib Bars). Maybe I’ll make them for the next school picnic.

To rebut a comment that no gourmet food could come out of a microwave, Triticale gives us a recipe for microwave cereal candy. My husband makes a great cashew brittle in the microwave, so perhaps some candy-making at least has been aided by the invention of the microwave.

Christina from Feisty Repartee also posted a recipe for Italian Cream Cake. I don’t know exactly how to describe this other than YUM.

Unless you are dieting, I don’t think you really can go wrong with a Chocolate Syrup Cake with the description “Pure, unadulterated chocolate heaven!”.

Not enough chocolate for you yet? Elisson at Blog d'Elisson presents Torte Soufflé au Chocolat. Don't let the title of the post or all the pictures of beef fool you -- this is a recipe a dense, flourless chocolate cake.


One thing my children will practically kill for and it is also one of my favorite things in the whole world, is a good mango lassi. Dave from The Glittering Eye has a simple recipe for one, as well as a mango chutney recipe.

Russ Mitchell at Boxing Alcibiades presents The best summertime hooch recipe you'll ever love -- or how to flavor your own vodka in just a few short days.


If you happen to find yourself on a small moon inhabited by cute fuzzy bear-like creatures, apparently Ewoks make good barbecue. Submitted by David at Resistance is Futile.


Great job!!

It looks fantastic.

Thank you for all your hard work!

Posted by: Christina at May 20, 2005 08:21 AM

Great job, it looks great!

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at May 20, 2005 08:44 AM

I never should have read this before lunch. Wonderful job!

Posted by: Ted at May 20, 2005 10:03 AM

Nice work, Jordana! Now to cajole SWWBO into trying some of this stuff!

Posted by: John of Argghhh! at May 20, 2005 10:05 AM

It looks wonderful! great job!

Posted by: caltechgirl at May 20, 2005 10:08 AM

Wonderful job! Not even lunchtime yet and I'm planning out my weekend's menus...

Posted by: be at May 20, 2005 10:28 AM

I gave half of those chocolate-covered strawberries to my husband... and he complained that I didn't give ALL of them to him!

Posted by: B. Durbin at May 20, 2005 11:42 AM

Well done, Jordanna! Oh, and the orange-fingered kids (from cheese popcorn" problem? Serve it ONLY in "the kids' tent"--set up a pup tent "theater" in front of a kids' night video and contain the hilarity within. Special treat X 2,


Posted by: David at May 20, 2005 03:08 PM

Made Resistance is Futile's Taco Casserole this evening. I'll be making this one a staple! Easy, nutritious and delicious. Army Wife's Taco Salad will accompany leftovers tomorrow. :-) Lots more goodies to make from this Carnival episode. (Saving Bou's Brisket and some others for later on down the road... )

Great job, one and all!

Posted by: David at May 20, 2005 09:57 PM