Monday, March 9, 2009

Cooking Fun!

Hey everyone! I've been reading your blogs for quite a while now and I have come across a reoccurring topic that is being tossed around here and there. What's the topic? Oh, why thanks for asking, the topic is cooking!

That's right, cooking... and recipes!

Now to the exciting part - I have created a recipe blog that I would like you all to participate in!!

My reason for doing this is simple. I know I have been married for 2 years now, but I still struggle with cooking at home, as well as coming up with ideas of things to cook at home. There have been many other bloggers that struggle with this same problem.

This is my attempt to help put delicious food on the table while making it fun and easy at the same time! :)

Here's how it's going to work:
- The recipe blog will update every Monday (or twice a week if there are lots of entries) with recipes and dinner ideas from YOU!
- Entries will be submitted via email. {} It is also listed in the top left hand corner of the recipe blog.
- There will be a theme! This is listed just below the title and it will change every month or quarter, depending on how many submissions there are.
- Your recipes will appear on the blog in the order they are received.
- The person whose recipes are posted for that week will be the Cookin' Blogger of the Week. Your blog will then be added to the Blogroll on the recipe blog, and you will be recognized on this blog as well... So get your entries in QUICK!!
- I encourage you all to Follow or Subscribe to the recipe blog. Updates will be posted on there. (I may post some updates on this blog) This will also be an easy way to remind you when a new recipe is posted so you can head over and check it out!

The theme for this month will be: Budget Meals

It doesn't have to be anything fancy, it can be anything at all! Whatever you like for this theme is perfectly fine. I have posted my Budget Meal so you can check that out and get a good idea of how this will work. The next Budget Meal will be posted next Monday (March 16) so get your entries in ASAP and you can be the first blogger to be recognized!

Some future theme ideas are: Mexican dishes, Italian dishes, Cupcakes, Salads, etc.. you get the idea! I placed a poll in the right sidebar so you can vote on the theme you want to see next!

So what are you waiting for? Take 5 and jot down your favorite Budget Meal!! :)

**I need to say this:
I know there are a couple of bloggers that list their menu for the week, their shopping list, or just the occasional recipe on their blog. This is in no way an attempt to take away from that! I enjoy reading your weekly menu or recipe because it honestly helps me come up with ideas on items to cook.
Also, know that your recipes you submit WILL be linked back to YOUR blog. I am not taking credit for any of the recipes listed on the recipe blog! I am only hosting this "Recipe Carnival" to have a fun way of sharing and helping out fellow bloggers.


Aliya said...

Oh yes, oh yes, oh yesss!! I think you made this blog just for me, didn't you?? :)

Lindsey said...

This is such a GREAT idea!!!!

Christina said...

Love this idea!!!

Erin said...

Great idea - I'm looking forward to it!

Kaitlin said...

yay! Joined in on the fun!!

The Ratcliffs said...

Awesome idea! I will be thinking about recipes I can send you!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! I'm so glad you!! I look forward to reading more of your blog.

I love this idea of creating a recipe blog. I need something like this to go to for ideas! I always seem to run out of recipes!

H said...

Great idea Mrs. D! I feel like I'm always making the same sorts of food, so it will be nice to get some fresh ideas!

The New Mrs said...

What a teriffic idea! Cant wait.

Cheryl said...


It's probably one of the only things I can do properly.

I can't believe I didn't join cooking school.

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