Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Recipe Swap Roundup - SRC-style

If you are a food blogger you've probably heard of the Secret Recipe Club (SRC). If you aren't familiar with the concept, your blog is entered into a pool and swapped with another blog. You have approximately one month to pick a recipe from the blog you're assigned, make it and write about it. I've been a member for a few months and it's a lot of fun. Some of the ladies on the cooking board have been trying to get into the club, but there's a very long wait list. It was suggested that we do a SRC-style swap as part of the recipe swaps I host to give everyone a bit more freedom and creativity. This was a very popular swap, judging from the number of participants, so I'm planning to do this type of swap every 2 months or so.

Jenna ended up making three recipes, but her favorite were Snickerdoodles, which reminded her of her love for cinnamon toast:

The Cookaholic Wife needed some appetizers for her New Year's Even party and the Bacon and Cream Cheese Jalapeno Bites were the perfect way to satisfy her love for jalapenos and cream cheese:

Jaida had some beef stew meat to use up, which meant the Beef and Guinness Stew was a perfect choice (and delicious, too, even for non-beer drinkers):

Swap newcomer Jenni got one of her "must cook" recipes made with Shrimp Fra Diavolo:

Katie and her daughter both enjoyed these flavorful and delicious Shrimp Tacos:

Allison had a bunch of bananas quickly becoming over-ripe on her counter, which lead her to these indulgent Banana Crumb Muffins:

Nicole was happy to use her husband's new immersion blender and add a new soup to her rotation with Roasted Squash Soup with Sweet Potato and Parsnip:

Carrie wanted something simple to ease her back into the kitchen and this Tortellini & Pancetta in Mushroom Walnut Sauce was the perfect choice:

Mary Ellen's Chicken in a Tomato-Basil Broth over Cous Cous was a delicious burst of summer in the middle of winter:

Ashley had a tough time choosing which recipe to make, but these Potatoes Romanoff were calling her name:

Melissa's family had a taste of summer with this Blackberry Peach Cobbler, using berries and peaches from the freezer stash she created over the summer:

Swap newcomer Eva made these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies to share with her husband and his peanut butter-loving coworkers:

Melissa was able to use a bag of almond meal she had on hand for her Almond Tilapia with Wilted Tomatoes & Spinach:

Lauren was smitten with her German Chocolate Brownie Bites (which are part of two posts):

The chicken in Heather's Un-stuffed Chicken Florentine was too small to stuff, but the filling worked just as well as a topping:

Jey regularly orders Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps when she's out, so she was excited for a homemade recipe:

Cathy had an easy time choosing her recipe for Snickerdoodle Blondies since she loves both snickerdoodles and blondies:

Melissa had my blog and chose one of my favorite dishes, Chicken Sriracha Stir Fry:

Lisa really enjoyed how simple and tasty her Pretzel Bites were to make and eat:

My Hearty Ham and Potato Soup really hit the spot:

Coleen chose to make Stuffed Peppers since she hadn't made them before:

(Coleen had camera issues so this is the photo from Cooking for Fun)

Swap newcomer Kristina had some pork in the freezer that needed to be used up, which lead her to Pork Tonkatsu:

The Cooking Nurse had stocked up on pumpkin around the holidays, which made her choice of Pumpkin Cream Pie an easy one:

Lishie's husband requested stuffed peppers and she was able to find chorizo at a market in Manhattan, so Chorizo Stuffed Bell Peppers was a no-brainer:

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  1. Thank you sooooooo much, Sarah, as always! And I apologize profusely for my tardiness!

  2. This was definitely a fun swap. As always, thanks for hosting the swaps :)

  3. Great round-up, so delicious looking recipes!

  4. hi, i would love to be a part of your next swap. if i can?

    1. Absolutely. Please read the page About the Recipe Swaps in the menu under my blog header and email me if you have any questions. Thanks!


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