Monday, January 2, 2017

First Monday Favorite Recipes- January 2017

I was a member of the Secret Recipe Club for a few years and it recently dissolved, but along the way I discovered some amazingly talented bloggers.

We were divided into several groups, and assigned a blog to find and make a recipe from and post about it at a set time.  We had to keep our recipe secret until our assigned posting date.  (and that wasn't easy either)

I got used to seeing amazing recipes posted every Monday, and would bookmark and make a lot of them.

I'm going to miss reading all the great recipes every week, but I thought maybe, I could host a First Monday every month whereby the former SRC bloggers could post about their favorite recipe for the previous month.

Here's mine from December.    Gingered Cranberry Chutney Compote.   I also used the simple syrup from the chutney and used it to make this Cranberry Blush Cocktail, (and boy is it tasty) and then I mixed some of it up with some homemade Orange Marmalade and used it to coat some Cranberry Orange Chutney Wings.
Gingered Cranberry Compote Chutney

I love multiple use recipes.

I want to know what recipe you made last month that surprised, delighted and basically blew you away with how good it was.

I'm calling it First Monday Favorites.   This will be a monthly link party, the first Monday of the month. 

What did you make?

Please add your link, and feel free to show these other bloggers some love by commenting on their posts.
The link goes 'live' at noon or midnight, depending on which 12 you scheduled. I sometimes get confused, sigh.  Next month it will be Midnight or maybe not.  I still have to learn this Link tool stuff. 


Sid Munkholm
Sid Munkholm

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

22 comments:

  1. What a great chutney. And I love the idea of the cocktail..hugely!

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    1. Thanks so much for coming by and linking your recipe. And the chutney was excellent. I'm just sorry it's all gone now, but I still have some cocktail makings left, giggle.

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  2. I'm so glad you started this group...it's a great idea. My favorites are rarely the favorites of my readers...perhaps because some of the ugliest dishes usually end up tasting the best!

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    1. I'm the same as you. Some stuff looks like, well, doesn't look that appetizing but tastes AMAZING!! And other recipes I think 'meh' people love. Glad you're joining in . We all need a safe place to share, lol.

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  3. Thanks so much for hosting! I've just linked up my leftover turkey ragu and will come back soon to visit the other links if I don't have time now!

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    1. Thanks for linking. We usually just do the same old, same old when it comes to using up leftover turkey. I love getting new ideas.

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  4. I LOVE all things chutney and adore cranberry and ginger together. Thanks for coordinating this event, too. What fun!

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    1. Thanks so much for linking the Bananas Flambe. That Cranberry Chutney/compote was good, the ginger and cranberry went very well together. Hope you'll come back next month as well.

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  5. I want to try the cocktail and wings too! Thanks so much for the link up! Happy New Year!

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    1. They're both good. Happy New Year to you as well.

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  6. Cranberry anything is always my favorite. Love the multiple uses! And, thank you for starting a group. I was pretty much Mia in December so I'll join in next month. :-)

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and I look forward to seeing you next month. I do love my cranberries, and had so much fun with this recipe.

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  7. This chutney sounds amazing Sid. Thanks for starting this linkup.

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    1. Thanks for participating in the linkup. I hope you'll link a favorite dish next month as well. And that Brulee looks wonderful.

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  8. Thanks! I miss SRC. I went over to CLUE for a while until it folded as well. Thanks and I hope to remember to link up every Monday!!! :)

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    1. Me too. We'll be doing a link up the first Monday of every month. Hope to see you next month.

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  9. Thank you for starting this linkup! I can't wait to check out all these yummy-looking recipes!

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    1. Thank you for linking. And there are some amazing looking recipes here. Hope to see you next month as well.

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  10. I'm so glad you decided to start this link-up. That chutney sounds crazy flavorful, and I love the idea of using the syrup in a drink!

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    1. Thanks and thank you for sharing. I loved the syrup, it made a crazy delicious drink, and I still have a little left in the fridge, but it will be gone today. sigh. The Chutney was really good as well, and this is a recipe I will be making again, as soon as I buy more cranberries.

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  11. Hi Sid,
    Wow, I was in the Secret Recipe Club for years, but didn't know it had stopped. Please send me a reminder about your First Monday Party, I would love to be a part of that, what a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. The Secret Recipe Club is no more, but I am grateful for it, there were so many great bloggers who did participate for a long time. And along the way I got to know some of them. I will let you know about the next First Monday Favorites, and hope you can join us and share a recipe you made in January that you loved. Have yourself a great week as well.

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