I come from a long line of family cooks. Holiday Feasts, Sunday chicken dinners, Saturday night Beans and Hotdogs served with Johnny Cake or Brown Bread, New England Boiled Dinners, Fluffernutters after school, blueberry pancake breakfasts…all of it brings back thoughts of sitting around tables with family enjoying each others company and participation in the meal. Families around the world have those special go-to dishes they rely on, whether it’s is a seasonal dish, like Grammie Meader’s Pumpkin Bread or a regular weekly meal like Pot Roast and mashed potatoes, or something with a rice or vegetable base. Each family has a meal that makes a house a home, a dinner an event.
I’m excited about partnering with Bunny Eats Design’s Our Growing Edge and hosting September’s Blog Link Up Party. Our theme for September is: Family Recipes. This Blog Party will feature family recipes from around the world and give us a glimpse into each one’s family story.
From Bunny Eats Design:
“Family recipes are important to foodies and food bloggers because the dishes we grew up with nurtured our love for food. Family recipes are often forgotten by adventurous foodies as we look for trendy and new recipes. This month’s theme asks for us to step back and dig into our family culinary histories. So pull out those old family recipe books, phone your family and share those family recipes.
Some ideas you could try this month:
- Update a family favourite
- Beg a family member for their treasured recipe to share on your blog
- Cook something from a family cookbook and share it’s origins
- Host a pot luck with the theme of “Family Recipes”
- Recreate a dish from your childhood from scratch
Who can join?
Our Growing Edge is open to anyone. It is not a competition and there are no prizes or winners, it is just a way to share new experiences. You do not have to commit every month, just when you have something to share. To enter, you must blog about achieving a food related challenge that you have meaning to do (or redo). It could be easy, like tasting a new food or difficult, like cooking a life long nemesis recipe. It could be building or growing something an edible garden, or successfully preserving food. As long as it is food related and new to you, you can share your newly learned knowledge with the group.
The Rules / Submission Guidelines
- Your post must contain the phrase Our Growing Edge and have the Our Growing Edge logo.Save the logo image and post it on your post.
- Example: This post is part of the monthly link up party Our Growing Edge. This event aims to connect food bloggers and inspire us to try new things. This month is hosted by <host name> at <blog name>.
- Your entry must link to the host and to this page. If you are submitting an already published post, remember to update it with the phrase, logo and links.
- You can enter with any new food experience as long as it is new to you.
- You may submit up to two entries per month.
Please follow this link and link up your favorite family recipe. In October we will post a round up of all of the recipes!