Cook It. Blog It! has moved!

As with everything I start, I had all the best intentions when I founded the Cook It. Blog It! club back in June of this year. I planned on weekly updates, features, contests and what not. But typical me, I bit off more than I could chew (no pun intended... well, kinda!) I got a little busy with fabric design, market preps, post-Market stuff and family and just could not keep it up. Your requests to join the blogroll kept pouring in and I am truly sorry that I have not had the time to add the last few dozen on there.

So, I've enlisted the help of none other than our sponsor, Nikki of Gourmet Momma. Actually, I have more than enlisted her help. I've just plain handed it over to her... she will do a much better job at keeping this club updated than I ever could, believe me. And with her culinary background and kick-butt graphics experience, I just couldn't think of a better person to head up this endeavor!

So, without too much ado, I present to you the new & improved COOK IT. BLOG IT! (drumroll please!)



You can now send your requests over to Nikki and still browse the existing blogroll for lots of yummy recipes (we have about 100 members!!!) She even has a a way for you to grab the code for the sidebar logo... way to go, Nikki (I was never able to figure out how to do that! LOL!)

Oh, and don't forget to add your pictures to our Flickr group!! It is still the same group... I've just added Nikki as an admin.

I just cannot wait to browse your blogs for some yummy Holiday recipes... I'm finally in the mood to cook again! And speaking of cooking, I am totally obsessed with Peppermint Bark, anyone else?


I swiped this amazing photo from The Food Network. I've never made the stuff myself but I just got a bag of it this morning and it's nearly gone! I'm thinking I need to make some. So, is it as simple as it looks? Just melted white chocolate, crushed candy canes & peppermint extract? Or does anyone have a secret to make it extra special?



Ooooh, and check out this dark chocolate version I found on Simply Recipes. Again, not my photo, but I'm totally salivating here!!! Plus, this is one that Jon would actually enjoy, since he HATES white chocolate with a passion (weirdo!)


OK, has anyone had this version from Williams Sonoma with BOTH white and dark chocolate? It looks amazing! And I'm reading TONS of reviews from crazed fans out these saying it's the best thing since sliced bread! GOSH, here I go again, drooling on my keyboard.

Let me know if you have a fave peppermint bark recipe... the little bag I bought this morning is almost all gone!

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip! Headed over now!

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  2. I am a bark queen during xmas and I make it now with both white and dark together! Its soo much more tastier than just one flavor. Yummm!

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  3. Hey Patty! Im so excited to be working on Cook it Blog it! And I used to work at Williams Sonoma and not only is the mixed chocolate peppermint bark their biggest seller durring the holidays, I gave it to everyone I knew and I just love it! It freezes well too, so make sure to go buy some at the end of the Christmas season on sale and freeze it for next year!! :)

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  4. OH I LOVE Simply Recipes! Do you have the app for your phone? If not-get it fast!!

    Sandi

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  5. I love your blog, I only wish you the best and I hope all is going well, I some how found you looking for things on our sons condition but either way I always enjoy meeting new blogger friends god bless.

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  6. I've had the Williams Sonoma kind lots of times and...yum! I've given it as gifts. It's very popular.

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  7. mmmmm... peppermint bark! love to eat it, never made it! good luck with that and if you're successful, please share the recipe! :)

    Annie

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  8. WOW! It looks like I need to go try those Williams Sonoma peppermint barks right away! At $22.00 / lb. they better be AMAZING! LOL!

    I think I will try making my own for Sophie's b-day party next weekend... I'll be making lots of homemade goodies for it!

    Sandi, I don't have that app for my iPhone but I'll get it soon! :)

    Thanks for the comments, everyone!

    patty

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  9. You can get the white chocolate/ dark chocolate peppermint bark combo from Ghirardelli during this time of year. It's around $7 or $8 a bag (about 25 pieces). I discovered them 2 years ago. Happy partying.

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  10. I see that you did make your own, but long after the fact I thought you might like the recipe I came up with to recreate the Williams Sonoma stuff.
    http://backseatgourmet.blogspot.com/2008/12/if-you-cant-buy-shoes.html
    PS Enjoy the blog and fabric... I need to do some on-line shopping because I haven't seen a store here in Alberta carry it.

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