07 December 2019

Weekend Cooking: The List Edition

Year-End Foodie Lists from Beth Fish ReadsOn this first December weekend, I thought I'd do something fun for Weekend Cooking. It seems like it's been a really long time since I wrote a links post.

On my daily wanderings around the internet and social media, I often come across interesting foodie articles or fun lists. Some of the articles I read carefully, others, I just kind of skim, and some I bookmark for later.

Today's collection falls into the middle and latter categories. These are all posts I've run across within the last week, and all are on my list to read more carefully over the weekend. I hope you find something fun to read or a new recipe to try.

Note that some of the following lists are set up as slide shows. Yes, I hate them with a vengeance too, but sometimes you just have to bite the bullet.

I Love a Good List

  • Year-End Foodie Lists from Beth Fish ReadsMartha Stewart shares her site's 10 Most Popular Recipes from 2019. I have my eye on the Peruvian Style Roast Chicken and Potatoes (shown) and the Lime Pudding Cups.
  • Better Homes & Gardens revealed the 8 kitchen design trends we'll see in 2020. I'm all for blue and more blue (apparently Pantone's color of the year), and I've always been a fan of wood and Shaker style, so I guess I'm either ahead of the times or just so behind I've become trendy.
  • Business Insider shared the 30 biggest food trends of the last decade. I am definitely in on a number of the trends, like avocado toast, non-dairy milk, and hard seltzer, but I've stayed away from others, like charcoal foods and juicing.
  • You probably already know about the New York Times's 12 stunning cookies you can bake this holiday season. Gingery brownie cookies? Peppermint stripes? Stamped citrus shortbread? Blood orange window cookies? I truly can't pick a favorite from this list.
  • Here's something fun: The Star has compiled a list of cocktails to match your birth sign. Mine is definitely right up my alley, but the one for Mr. BFR's sign is a total miss. Still, a fun way to discover new cocktails.
Let's Get Cooking or Baking
  • Year-End Foodie Lists from Beth Fish ReadsI'm not much of a traditional Christmas fruitcake fan, but Mary Berry's Christmas Cake Bites over at Hello look so pretty, I'd like to make them just for the festive factor. On the other hand, I'm not sure I'd like quite that much fondant on top.
  • Eating Well, one of my favorite magazines, gathered a list of 15 soups and stews featuring chickpeas. What's more satisfying on a cold night than a steaming bowl of soup? The flavors will take you around the world, featuring recipes from Italy, India, the New World, Africa, and the Mideast. Shown is the Turkish Chickpea and Lamb Soup.
  • I like all-one dishes, so was happy to see that Kitchn gathered a week's worth of one-bowl dinners. The photos all look appealing, especially the soba noodle bowl. One is Thai, but I can sub a different nut for the inevitable peanuts.
On the Thanks but no Thanks List
  • Business Insider had an article about scented logs for your fireplace. You may be thinking woodsy or spicy, but you'd be wrong. This year you can make your house smell like , . . fried chicken! Yes, KFC is selling logs that smell like their secret 11 herbs and spices. Just say no.
Weekend Cooking hosted by www.BethFishReads.comWeekend Cooking is open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share: Book reviews (novel, nonfiction), cookbook reviews, movie reviews, recipes, random thoughts, gadgets, quotations, photographs, restaurant reviews, travel information, or fun food facts. If your post is even vaguely foodie, feel free to grab the button and link up anytime over the weekend. You do not have to post on the weekend. Please link to your specific post, not your blog's home page.

NOTE: Mr. Linky sometimes is mean and will give you an error message. He's usually wrong and your link went through just fine the first time. Grrrr.


rhapsodyinbooks 12/7/19, 7:06 AM  

What excellent links! I may have to attempt the NYT list of "stunning cookies." Of course, mine would be far from "stunning" but it would be a fun project anyway! And I love the pics on the 30 Biggest Food Trends article - don't think I could do the charcoal ice cream, but I have tried some of the rest, and would love to try more. Thanks for compiling all of that!

Mae Travels 12/7/19, 7:13 AM  

Kind of exhausting to think of all that baking going on all over North America ... I have fled to Costa Rica! No kitchen for 12 days.

A KFC scented log does sound strange ... somehow i read about it too. But I thought avocado toast was past its sell-by date.

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Tina 12/7/19, 7:32 AM  

Love this post and it’s nce to hear someone else say they don’t the slideshows in articles. I thought it was just me.
Can’t go wrong with The Martha or Mary Berry. And yeeeeah......a big fat no to KFC logs. Good grief.

GypsyPlate 12/7/19, 7:53 AM  

Great links Beth! Now, what to cook first?

Karen 12/7/19, 8:07 AM  

I'm eager to look at those chickpea recipes! Last week I tried this one, and the chickpeas were great but the chicken was kind of disappointing! https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/paprika_chicken_with_chickpeas/

bermudaonion 12/7/19, 8:17 AM  

I've bookmarked a few to go back to myself. I had to chuckle at a KFC log.

Jackie McGuinness 12/7/19, 8:30 AM  

Heading to Montreal for the weekend. Will be back later to check out the lists!

gluten Free A_Z Blog 12/7/19, 9:03 AM  

Thanks for sharing these lists! Can't wait to go through them for some inspiring ideas. Have a great week.

Deb in Hawaii 12/7/19, 12:27 PM  

Great links and yes, YIKES! on the KFC smelling logs! ;-) And yay to avocado toast!

Vicki 12/7/19, 3:05 PM  

KFC log? No thanks! Thanks for adding the links, I want to check into a few of them.

Jackie McGuinness 12/7/19, 3:26 PM  

I like the one bowl meals, pinned it.

No thanks on the KFC.

Melynda@Scratch Made Food! 12/9/19, 10:27 AM  

It is always very interesting to see a list of the most popular and/or trends because they are usually what the readers wish to see or have, verses posts being sponsored by ads.

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