Musings: Coconut Cupcakes

These cupcakes have a five-star rating on the Food Network’s site, but what did you think of them? Are any coconut-haters out there playing around with the flavor? Will these be part of your Valentine’s Day festivities?

We’ll be posting Ina’s Coconut Cupcakes on Thursday, Feb. 11. Let the discussion begin!

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February Choices

February brings us another two incredible Ina recipes!  The first is an Ina classic and the second a new hit from Back to Basics.  I’m pretty positive you’ll love both of them!

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Jamie of Jamie’s Green Kitchen

has chosen Coconut Cupcakes

which can be found in The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook on page 175

and should be posted on Thursday February 11th.

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Jill of Insanely Good Food

has chosen Baked Shrimp Scampi

which can be found in Back to Basics on pages 128-129

and should be posted on Thursday February 25th.

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Musings: Croissant Bread Pudding

Wow, this looks like one rich, decadent dessert! Did you substitute the croissants for a different type of bread or make other changes? We’ll start posting this one Thursday, December 10.

P.S. If you follow this link to Ina’s recipe, you’ll find a video of her preparing the Croissant Bread Pudding.

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: Creme Brulee

Time to dust off the blowtorch and try Ina’s Creme Brulee! Are you making any substitutions? How does her recipe stack up to others you’ve tried? We’ll start posting these Thursday, Nov. 12.

November Recipes

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the types of food we cook and eat changes from season to season.  And if you feel the same way I do, you won’t be surprised that we’ve got a couple of fantastic recipes coming to you for November.  The first is one you’ll be proud to serve for your holiday dessert (not that you’ll need a special occasion to want to make this one!) and the second is one that will make you want to curl up on the couch with a good book while you’re waiting for it to cook.  I hope you enjoy these two recipes as we head into the hard-core holiday season!!

P.S. – If you’re participating in A Week with the Barefoot Contessa, don’t forget to send me your photos and info for the round-up post!

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Suzie from Munch + Nibble

has chosen Crème Brulee

which can be found in Barefoot in Paris on page 222

and should be posted on Thursday, November 12th.

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Lisa of Lime in the Coconut

has chosen Company Pot Roast

which can be found in Back to Basics on page 117

and should be posted on Thursday, November 26th.

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Musings: Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars (A Week with the Barefoot Contessa BRC)

There’s nothing like a good PB&J to make you feel like a kid again. What’d you think of these bars? Are you making any substitutions?