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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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    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: Baked Shrimp Scampi

    Another shrimp recipe! Will you be making any changes or substitutions? Have you tried this recipe before?

    We’ll start posting Ina’s Baked Shrimp Scampi on Thursday, Feb. 25. If you click the “Baked Shrimp Scampi” link, you’ll find a video of Ina making the recipe.

    So, will the scampi go into your regular rotation, or was it strictly a one-time engagement?

    January Recipes

    Happy New Year!!  Wishing you all the best in your lives and in your kitchens this year!

    I hope these recipes will get you back in the swing of things with the Barefoot Bloggers as we being 2010…in fact, I’m pretty positive they will.  They will warm your tummys in the middle of winter and make your family yell for more!

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    Todd of A Cooking Dad

    has chosen Indonesian Ginger Chicken

    which can be found in The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook on page 125

    and should be posted on Thursday January 14th.

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    Jennifer of Our Blessed Home

    has chosen Shrimp Bisque

    which can be found in Barefoot Contessa at Home on pages 52-54

    and should be posted on Thursday January 28th.

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    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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