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    Musings: Roasted Figs and Prosciutto

    Here’s something simple but sophisticated to make for your next get-together.

    What did you think of Ina’s Roasted Figs and Prosciutto? Or, are you having trouble making this one, because you can’t find one of the ingredients – or both?

    We’ll start posting this recipe on Thursday, Dec. 30.

    December 2010 Recipes

    I hope the beginning of the holiday season finds you all well!  I think the HEIT recipes for December will fit nicely into those crazy December weeknight menus and may provide you with some ideas to bring to your holiday parties.  Enjoy!

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    Lemon Chicken Breast, page 120 (post on 12.2.10)

    Roasted Summer Vegetables, page 169 (post on 12.9.10)

    Easy Cranberry & Apple Cake, page 205 (post on 12.16.10)

    Roasted Figs & Prosciutto, page 28 (post on 12.30.10)

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    Musings: Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

    ‘Tis the season! How did these Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms work for you and yours? Did you change any of the ingredients? Make these appetizers anytime, but we’ll start posting them Thursday, Dec. 24.

    December Recipes

    Enter: the holidays.  Enter: two fabulous recipes that will leave you with the desire to make them for every party and brunch you’ll ever host or attend.  Happy Holidays everyone!!!

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    Peggy from Pantry Revisited

    has chosen Croissant Bread Pudding

    which can be found in The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook on page 192

    and should be posted on Thursday December 10th.

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    Michelle of Welcome to the Club

    has chosen Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

    which should be posted on Thursday December 24th.

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    Musings: Bruschetta on a Budget

    This month’s Barefoot on a Budget recipe: Bruschetta with Sauteed Sweet Peppers and Creamy Gorgonzola. We’re posting on Sunday, May 31, but this recipe could fit in with your Memorial Day festivities. Have you found any sweet deals? Wondering about substitutions? Let’s discuss!

    May Recipes

    I thought I posted this on Friday, May 1st but apparently it never posted!!!

    Happy May everyone!!! Can you believe that this month marks the 1 year anniversary of Barefoot Bloggers?!  Before I get to the good stuff (the recipes!), I just wanted to thank each and every one of you for the fabulous jobs you do keeping up with the monthly challenges.  I truly think Ina would be so proud of the justice you’ve all done to her recipes!

    To that end, I’d like to do a little round-up of your favorite BB recipes from the past year.  So…send me a photo and blog link of your favorite (just one!) and I’ll combine them into one cohesive  post here.  Please send your entry by midnight (wherever you are) on Tuesday, May 5th.

    [Update: Submit your favorite recipe by midnight (your time) on Wednesday, May 6th.]

    And now onto the recipes!!

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    Kate of Warm Olives and Cool Cocktails

    has chosen Tuna Salad

    and should be posted on Thursday May 14th.

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    Eva of I’m Boring

    has chosen Outrageous Brownies (add-ins are ok!!!)

    which can be found in The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook on page 172

    and should be posted on Thursday May 28th.

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    Barefoot on a Budget Challenge!

    May’s BoaB Challenge is

    Bruschetta with Sautéed Sweet Pepper and Creamy Gorgonzola

    which should be posted by Sunday, May 31st.

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    Musings: Savory Coeur a la Creme

    Has anyone tried this month’s Bonus Recipe Challenge already? Are you substituting Cross and Blackwell Major Grey’s chutney for something different, or did you find it? Post any thoughts, questions, suggestions or issues here! We’ll be posting this recipe Thursday, April 16.