December 2007 Roundup

Author: swampkitty05  //  Category: Monthly Roundup, Recipes, Weight Loss Surgery

I’m really late getting this roundup out, but the past month has been chaotic, to say the least. The past week or so since I’ve been home has been all about trying to find a doctor to treat a minor surgical complication (no luck yet), and figuring out what is OK and what isn’t OK to eat (ah, self-discovery! very scary!). Sushi goes down really well, as does lentil rice with chicken/gyro meat and sandwiches from Cosi. Not so well received? Bread that isn’t toasted or put through a panini press. It’ll be a while before I try that again, LOL.

I’m looking forward to seeing some of you next week at the meetup at Anna’s on the 10th. If you’d like to go, follow the link and RSVP. And if you’re still undecided, could you let me know as soon as possible so I can give Anna’s an accurate head count? Thanks. It’ll be my first “sit down” restaurant experience since the surgery. I’ve done plenty of takeout, plenty of cooking at home, but no out in public yet.

Well, without further delay, here’s the roundup:

In savory recipes, Mini Mac and Cheese from Amber’s Delectable Delights, Braised Pomegranate Chicken from Anne’s Food, Cabernet-Braised Short Ribs with Gremolata from AnticiPlate, Browned Butter from Apartment Therapy: The Kitchen, Baked Chicken Sofrito from The Average Cook, White Bean and Bacon Soup with Escarole and Borlotti Bean Soup with Bacon and Ditalini Pasta from The Bacon Show, Chicken and Potato Croquettes from Bean’s Bistro, Savory French Bean Stew from Blog Appetit, Chile Verde from Cafe Lynnylu, Sour Cream and Chive Biscuits from Closet Cooking, Cider-brined Pork Chops with Creamed Leeks and Apples from The Clumsy Cook, Rice Paper Rolls with Chicken from Cook (almost) Anything at Least Once, Olive Oil Bread Rolls from The Cooking Adventures of Chef Paz, Parmesan Tarts with Caramelised Shallots from The Culinary Chase, Stuffed Beef Rolls with Red Wine and Tomato Sauce from Hall in the Kitchen, Rosemary & Garlic Focaccia from Happy Home Baking, New Year’s Day Good Fortune Soup from Homesick Texan, Butter Chicken from HungryBastard.com, Sweet ‘n Sour Meatballs, the Easy Way from Is that my bureka?, Tuscan Bean Soup with Pasta from Italian Foodies, Baked Potato a la Greque from Kalofagas – Pursuit of Delicious Foods, Chicken Stuffed with Green Chiles and Cheese and Cottage Cheese and Egg Breakfast Muffins with Ham and Cheddar from Kalyn’s Kitchen, Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage and Two Rices from kitchenmage, Mini Veal Meatballs with Caramelized Onions from Leite’s Culinaria, Bourbon-Glazed Baby Back Ribs with Wasabi Mashed Potatoes from Love and Olive Oil, Mesa Grill’s Southwestern Potato Salad from Paper Palate, Butter Bean Soup with Smoked Pancetta from Stuff Yer Bake, Kohlrabi Soup from vegalicious, Squash and Goat Gratin for One from The Village Vegetable, Bulgogi/Kalbi Burgers from Wandering Chopsticks, Pappardelle with Short Rib & Porcini Ragu from Well Fed, Curried Rice and Vegetable Soup and Spicy Fideos with Ground Beef and Black Beans from What Geeks Eat…, Caprese Tartlets from Yuzu Eats, and Short Ribs Ragu with Pappardelle and Caramelized Garlic and Shallot Pasta from Serious Eats.

In sweet recipes, Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies from alpineberry, Molten-Middle Truffle Cookies from Amber’s Delectable Delights, Chocolate and Sea Salt Cookies from The Art of Tasting Chocolate, Donut Muffins from Bake & Destroy!, Rugelach, Hazelnut Mini Cheesecakes, and Kahlua Date Nut Bread from Bake or Break, Mini Custard Pies from Baking History, Swedish Apple Crisp from Bean’s Bistro, Peach Raspberry Almond Yoghurt Cake from butter sugar flour, Southwest Georgia Pound Cake from Carrie’s Cooking Adventures, Pecan Pie Cookies from Cherrapeno, Jelly Doughnut Cupcakes from Coconut & Lime, Browned Butter Macadamia Butterscotch Cookies from Cookie Madness, Grammy’s Carmelcorn from Culinary Fool, Honey Butter Caramels with Sea Salt from Dessert First, Creme de Menthe Cheesecake from Easy Desserts, Eggnog Bars and Chocolate Chip Cookie Topped Brownies from eat me, delicious, Whole Grain Buttermilk Pancakes with Roasted Pears from FamilyStyle Food, Chocolate-Orange Cake from Fatfree Vegan Kitchen, Chocolate Amaretti Cake from Fuss Free Flavours, White Chocolate Lime Cookies from have cake, will travel, Mini Mascarpone and Raspberry Trifles from Kitchen Delights, White Chocolate and Spiced Pear Tiramisu from Kitchen Talk to Chew On, Rainbow Cookies from Leite’s Culinaria, Bread Pudding Flan from Men in Aprons, Summer Berry Clafoutis from Milk and Cookies, Chocolate Cashew Brittle from My Feasts, Brown Butter Spoon Cookies with Jam from Orangette, Lydia’s Austrian Raspberry Shortbread and Pear Crisps with Vanilla Brown Butter from smitten kitchen, Snowdrop’s Blonde Fruitcake from The Sunny Raw Kitchen, White Chocolate Truffles with Peppermint from Tinned Tomatoes, Ricotta Hotcakes with Banana, Maple Syrup and Honeycomb Butter from Totally Addicted to Taste, Sweet Squash Flan from vanesscipes, and Latkes with Apple Sauce from Serious Eats.

I’m still working on January’s roundup, keep your eyes peeled in the next week or so for it. :)

6 Responses to “December 2007 Roundup”

  1. holler Says:

    Wow, that is some line-up! Thanks for including me! I have to get stuck in to some of these now!

  2. Rosa Says:

    Thanks for the great links!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  3. baking history Says:

    Hi Becke,
    it’s nice to read you again! Thank you for including me in the December roundup.

    –manuela

  4. Adski Says:

    Hey, thanks for including me too!
    Lots of great links there! Cheers! :)

  5. Kalyn Says:

    Hi there,

    I hope you had a great trip. It sounds like you’re doing ok with your post-surgery eating; good luck with that. Thanks for including the cottage cheese and egg muffins. I’m loving those muffins. To me, they’re just a little bit more interesting than my regular egg muffins, although I eat plenty of the basic egg muffins too.

  6. Anticiplate Says:

    Thanks for including me on your roundup:) I feel honored!!!

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