Last Day for reader appreciation prize!

…and recipe recap for the last week.

Foodwhirl loves our readers…Win an $80 Gift Certificate!

We really appreciate you guys reading Foodwhirl… It’s why we do what we do! So when we had an opportunity to give away an $80 gift certificate to CSN Stores, we figured this would be a great opportunity to thank you for reading… Anyway, to win the prize, we figured we’d keep it simple.  Just go leave a comment HERE telling us your fave Foodwhirl recipes!

Miss anything last week on Foodwhirl?  Here are some highlights:

Spotlight: Poured Sugar Icing

Spotlight: Poured Sugar Icing

I ran across these adorable cookies the other day at the decorated cookie.  Cute, huh?  I love the little birds.  But I also love that she shares the technique for decorating the cookies with Poured Sugar Icing… which I think I just might have to try!

1971 Cookbook: Special Day Dinner1971 Cookbook: Special Day Dinner

Another entry from our classic 1970’s cookbook!   According to the cookbook this is the menu for a Special Day Dinner (where you’ll be feeding 2 dozen people!).  On the menu?  Eggs en Gelée, Standing Rib Roast Supreme, Crisp Potato Tree, Romaine-Red Onion Salad, Pumpkin Mousse, and of course, Tea & Coffee.

Smoky Lentil SoupSmoky Lentil Soup

Simple and homey lentil soup:
I’m on a Good Eats kick lately (gotta get my Alton fix!), and I’ve been filling up the DVR with old episodes… I happened to catch the one about lentils the other night, and picky husband indicated that the lentil soup sounded tasty.

Homemade Sweets: Cute Bunny TreatsHomemade Sweets: Cute Bunny Treats

Thanks to Heather of Dollar Store Crafts for this one!
If your kids are like mine, one of their main driving forces in life is the pursuit of dessert. They’re gonna ask for candy, so might as well give ’em homemade sweet treats. These cute bunnies are quick and simple, and a great project to make with your kids.

Spotlight: Caramel SpiralSpotlight: Caramel Spiral

These are just beautiful!:
Need another tool in your arsenal of impressive pastry decorating?  Over at Duh-licious, go read this tutorial to create these gorgeous caramel spirals!  I could think of plenty of opportunities to use these in decorating some lovely desserts.
Sugar Work: Caramel Spiral

Spotlight: Pork RaguSpotlight: Pork Ragu

Hearty Italian Fare from Foodwhirl friend at Talk of Tomatoes, Janelle (she’s a contributor here too!)
A tasty looking recipe for Pork Ragu!  This looks like a wonderfully simple ‘go-to’ meal… “I am in love with ragu. Shall I marry it? I made this ragu recently for lunch, and my eldest son says to me: “mom, this is the onl…”

Don't fear the Quinoa!  Crunchy Quinoa Salad.Don’t fear the Quinoa! Crunchy Quinoa Salad.

This simple summer salad has an Asian flavor!
Quinoa. Pronounced “keen-wah”. What the heck is it? It’s a grain-like seed from Peru that is incredibly healthy (high in protein, and full of amino acids) and quite tasty too! You basically can use it as a healthier substitute most places you would use rice or couscous.

Cucumber & Tomato Summer Salad

Cucumber & Tomato Summer Salad

Editor’s Note: Republished for our Summer recipe series!
This salad is one of my favorites for the Summer, when the cucumbers and tomatoes are in abundance, but it’s great anytime you can get the ingredients and need a reminder of summer! This is a wonderful side salad, or modify it to be a healthy main dish.

Spotlight: Rhubarb Cream PieSpotlight: Rhubarb Cream Pie

We love interesting desserts!
Reader Allison, from the delightful newish blog, Radishes and Rhubarb, does her first actual rhubarb related post… And it’s a sweet one, dedicated to her mom, with a delish looking recipe for Rhubarb Cream Pie.  The recipe is her mom’s, and thanks to Allison for sharing it with us!

[fbcomments countmsg="tasteful comments!"]