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.
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.
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.
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 sandwich...it travels well too.”
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.
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.
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.