Sunday, February 26, 2012

Foodie Friday Cafe

Welcome to the second Foodie Friday Cafe, where great food is always on the menu. Dr. Big (see above photo) will be breaking his diet to join us. He can't resist the scrumptious offerings y'all have cooked up today.

Let's check out the weekly specials on the chalkboard. I don't know about you, but I can't decide what to order. Everything looks delicious.

The Foodie Friday Cafe Chalkboard

Crab Cakes by Our Southern Table
Cajun Chicken Pasta by The Little Round Table
Slow cooked rosemary pork roast by Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Spicy Pulled Pork Sandwiches by Mrs. Happy Home Maker.
Spicy Bean Burritos by Little Mommy, Big Appetite
Homemade Pizza by Nancy's Daily Dish.
Jambalaya by At Nan's Table
Slow Cooker Blanquette de Veau by 21st Century Housewife
Liver and onions by Gray Cardigan.
Quiche by Sweetology 101
Beet Gnochi by Lost Past Remembered
Chicken salad sandwich by No Ideas
Prosciutto Haloumi Fennel-Apple Salad by Beyond the Peel
Parmesan Garlic Potatoes by Frugal Homekeeping
Ombre Rose Cake by Purple Chocolate Home
Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pound Cake at A Walk in the Countryside
Shamrock milkshake by Debbie's Sweets.

While you're looking at the menu, let's check out some other fabulous offerings.
I can't wait to try Pattie Tierney's Mongolian Beef. It's fresh and heartwarming, just the thing when you're pining for spring.

We eat pork every week, and sometimes I fall into a "roast rut."
But that's over! A Pinch of Joy shares her recipe for pork roast with sweet potatoes and fried apples.

Girlichef wrote a fabulous post around a recipe--Braised Beef Short Ribs with rutabaga.
Smells wonderful, and it's hearty fare.

Our family loves chili, but cornbread is king--we think of it an entree. We were thrilled to find a recipe for chili and cornbread in a cup at Purple Chocolate Home.
Be sure to check out Purple Chocolate Home's gorgeous cake, too.

Knit One Pearl Onion has the ultimate recipe for coq au vin.

These entrees will be perfect with Whole Wheat Honey and Goat Cheese Drop biscuits, created by Wives With Knives.

I grew up eating hot bacon salad, but I didn't have a sure-fire recipe until I saw one at Filet on a Bologna Budget. I'm making this for Sunday supper.

Good food comes out of Libby's kitchen at Twirl and Taste. These hearty ham and gruyere sandwiches will be on my menu next week--if I can wait that long.

I have a love/hate relationship with icing--love to eat it, hate to make it. Just when I thought it was hopeless, here comes Pat's Pink Apron's outstanding tutorial on how to make fondant roses.

Artfully Graced shares her recipe for baked Arizona chocolate chip cookies. I'd love a basket filled with these goodies.

This morning, I made two types of scones--one with dried berries, one with white chocolate. I didn't think to mix chocolate and fruit until I read the recipe by Cozy Home Kitchen. Her chocolate chip and cherry scones look scrumptious.

An Oregon Cottage offers a tutorial for quick and easy lava cakes.

Can you imagine biting into a Seven Layer Magic Bar?
The Vegetarian Casserole Queen has the recipe.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud is celebrating Mardi Gras with orange sugar beignets. I remember going to the French Market in New Orleans with my father, and we'd stand in line for beignets.

Are you ready for St. Patrick's Day? Susannah's Kitchen shows us how to make
an easy  Irish cream frosting for cupcakes. Don't they look heavenly?

Mountain Breaths is getting ready for Mardi Gras with Purple Velvet cupcakes.
You'll love reading about this delightful spin on a favorite dessert.

If you love red velvet cake, and I do, then it doesn't get any better than this--Home Is Where the Boat Is shows us how to make a red velvet trifle. Hint: the dessert is served in a darling Mason jar.

If you're looking for breakfast ideas, Sweet Natured Treats has a recipe
for whole wheat blueberry-lemon yogurt pancakes.

The other day I wondered if anyone had made a blue velvet cake. Guess what? Cupcake Apothecary has the recipe, and it's a keeper.

I love how Foodie Friday teaches me new things. I'd never heard of Lorax until Peter and Madeline took us to a virtual party. Fun!

Wellness Shammock explains 14 ways to use salt, Domesblissity ponders buying vs. growing your own vegetables, and A Green Earth takes us on a tour of an Australian community garden.

Have you ever wondered what you'd cook in a dream kitchen? Tassles and Twigs cooks imaginary food in dreamy environments. You'll love Tour de Kitchen.

Komalinumma is always a joy to visit. This week she has created an indispensable guide
to pantry and refrigerator staples

Thanks for joining us today! I hope you've enjoyed this week's sampling from the 2/24/12 contributions to Foodie Friday. Wouldn't you like to see what else is on the menu? It's fabulous!
Check out February 24th Foodie Friday linky party, where over 100 recipes await you.

See you next Sunday at the Foodie Friday Cafe.

The link for Foodie Friday will be available at 7 p.m. Thursday,

March 1st. Until then, Happy Recipe Hunting.

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  1. Thanks for the shout out Michael! Have a great Sunday:@)

  2. Thank you so much Michael Lee for the shout out re the buying vs growing your own vegies. I'm glad you liked it.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  3. So much good food I may never have to eat again.

  4. Great menu and what a variety!

  5. My yogurt for breakfast is less than thrilling when I could be noshing on beignets, blueberry-lemon yogurt pancakes or scones :) Thank you for the Cafe offerings today & feature!

  6. Good Morning Michael Lee,
    How exciting to walk into your Friday Cafe and see my Rosemary Pork Roast featured on your Friday Cafe Chalkboard. All the selections look wonderful.
    Thank you so much!
    Miz Helen

  7. The best virtual cookbook out there! I am enjoying the variety and inspiration.

  8. Thanks for giving my new blog a shout out. I'm honored to be included among these great recipes and cooks! You made my day Michael!

  9. What a thrilling surprise to find my Mongolian Beef included in this list of delicious looking food. Thanks for the inclusion, Michael. Now to shop for ingredients for the chili and cornbread, the beignets, ham and gruyere sandwiches...and...and...and!

  10. So many great things here. I was going from one to another to another. What to make first.......I like this format very much.

  11. I'm so glad you do these features, ML...I only got to comment on 5 of those last week so now I'll go visit the ones you posted about.

    And "yes" you may pin anything & I am honored that you found my spring tulips in the rain photo worthy. Thank you...coming from you, that is the highest compliment.


  12. Thank you for the write up. I meant to thank you earlier. So many wonderful recipes are here. Pat

  13. Great dishes. All look delicious. I just added a button to my post, but I think it may be the wrong one. You take the best photos.

  14. Thanks so much for featuring my pork roast with fried apples and sweet potatoes. I am delighted and honored! Can't wait to check out all the others!

  15. Thank you so much for featuring my Blanquette de Veau. I'm so sorry I have not visited in a while, and am so late saying thank you. My mother in law had a stroke and then we were travelling so I missed visiting you. I really appreciate the shout out!