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    Musings: Popovers

    For this month’s second recipe, we’re tackling the Barefoot Contessa’s Popovers!

    Make them for breakfast. Snack on one with your afternoon tea. Or serve them with this month’s other recipe: Ina’s East Hampton Clam Chowder.

    We’ll be posting our popovers on Thursday, Oct. 28.

    So, have you baked popovers before? Will you be adding anything special, like pumpkin spices or herbs?

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    October Recipes + a Giveaway!!

    In between a month’s hiatus from recipes and the start-up for blogging through How Easy Is That?, we’re going Ina-old school with recipes this month from Family Style and Parties!

    Oh and did I mention that we’re also doing a GIVEAWAY?! Yep, the folks at Random House have sent me a boxed set of three classic Contessa books: The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, Barefoot Contessa Parties!, and Barefoot Contessa Family Style and ALL readers of Barefoot Bloggers are eligible to enter (so spread the word!). Here are the guidelines if you’d like to enter to win this boxed set:

    1.Connect with us via Twitter.  Come back here and post your Twitter name (@_____) in the comment section of this post.

    2. Do this by Sunday October 10th at 9pm Eastern.

    One winner will be randomly chosen and notified on Monday October 11th.

    And now, on to the recipes!

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    Laura from Family Spice

    has chosen East Hampton Clam Chowder

    which can be found in Barefoot Contessa Family Style on page 28

    and should be posted on Thursday October 14th.

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    I’ve chosen the 2nd recipe by default again since the originally chosen 2nd recipe for September was a repeat and I couldn’t wait for another recipe before posting this.  I thought it would be a great complement to the chowda!

    Popovers

    which can be found in Barefoot Contessa Parties! on page 189

    and should be posted on October 28th.

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    Musings: Sour Cream Coffee Cake

    Since we’re honoring the lazy days of summer, you have all month to make and post Ina’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake.

    Will you be making it for a special occasion, like Father’s Day breakfast? Are you going to try to lighten up the recipe or change the flavor?

    Spill!

    June Recipe Choices + Some Small Changes

    My apologies for posting June’s recipes so incredibly late!  I realize this is the day before the 2nd Thursday of the month but I’ve decided to relax the posting requirements for the summer months (through September).  I’ve also decided to close membership to new members (as of today) for the summer months (also through September).  I’d like to get the blogroll back in order and I’m going to need some time to do this…time, which seems to be escaping me these days.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

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    Gwenn of Cooking in Pajamas

    has chosen Sour Cream Coffee Cake

    which can be found in Barefoot Contessa Parties! on page 37

    and should be posted by Wednesday June 30th.

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    Josie of Pink Parsley Catering

    has chosen Scalloped Tomatoes

    which should be posted by Wednesday June 30th.

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    Musings: Grilled Herb Shrimp

    After all of the comfort food and cookies we’ve made, it’s time to try one of Ina’s lighter recipes: Grilled Herb Shrimp. We’ll start posting this one on Thursday, May 27.

    So, what do you think? Is this one a keeper?

    May Recipe Choices

    Happy 2nd Anniversary Barefoot Bloggers!!

    Thanks to each one of you who make this group as great as it is!!

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    Kimberly from Indulge & Enjoy

    has chosen Spring Green Risotto

    which can be found in Back to Basics on page 147

    and should be posted on Thursday May 13th.

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    Penny from Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen

    has chosen Grilled Herb Shrimp

    which can be found in Barefoot Contessa Parties! on page 138

    and should be posted on Thursday May 27th.

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    Musings: Chicken Chili (A Week with the Barefoot Contessa BRC)

    So, how does Ina’s chicken chili stack up to others you’ve tasted? Were you tempted to make some changes of your own?