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TIME to Sing For Your Supper: Feature Fridays

TIME One of the great things about the internet is stumbling upon something you never knew existed, which can also be one of the down sides.  This is one I’m not sure about, so I thought I’d share to get your opinion.  I love food and I appreciate many music genres, but this had me scratching my head a little.  TIME Video featured a new book and CD called The Recipe Project  by Brooklyn band One Ring Zero.  The band turned recipes from famous chefs into songs, featuring recipes from Mario Batali, Michael Symon, David Chang, John Beck, and others.
Yep, you heard me right, you can sing a recipe, each one produced to the tune of the chef’s choosing.  It certainly puts a whole new twist on ‘sing for your supper’.  Is this one of those times when the words don’t matter as long as it’s a catchy tune?  Is this something you could listen to long enough to memorize the recipes?  Interesting … sort of … I think.

What say you?

Click on the TIME logo or check it out here.

(Dear subscribers, sorry for the 4785 post in your inbox, lesson learned about hitting “publish” before giving it a title.)

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Do You Like Cute Food?: Feature Fridays

cutestfood.com

If you’ve never explored Pintrest, I highly recommend it for your next surf session or coffee break (do people even take coffee breaks anymore?).  It is where I discovered an entire website dedicated to cute food. Well, unabashedly they claim it is the cutest food.  I have to agree, there are pages and pages of food creativity gone crazy with cuteness like these panda rice balls.  If you like your food cute, or just want to admire the efforts of others, check it out … I’ll take my browse break with coffee, thank you.  Enjoy!

Common Cooking Mistakes: Feature Fridays

The Most Common Cooking Mistakes

I like lists it simplifies life.  I don’t like making mistakes in the kitchen it complicates life.  When I Stumbled across this list of common cooking mistakes by Cooking Light, it satisfied both.  Reviewing the list I could relate with two in particular, #3 because I forget baking isn’t like cooking (it requires more precision), and #20 because, well, like a lot of other things I assume I’ll remember (I do the same thing with garlic bread).  It really is a handy list to have around.  Enjoy!

Embroidering a Cake with Sprinkles [via Clockwork Lemon]: Feature Fridays

Embroidered Cake by Clockwork Lemon

In my kitchen, picking thyme leaves is considered tedious, though worthwhile.  Sorting sprinkles? Now, that takes the cake in the realm of tedious cooking tasks (pardon the pun).  I imagine Stephanie at Clockwork Lemon knows like few others the reward of cooking labor when she completes a work of art like this.  Yes, an embroidered cake folks, she has an artistic eye, not to mention patience and perseverance. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Caramel Filling [via Hoosier Homemade]: Feature Fridays

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies by Hoosier Homemade

Yes, we are still on a pumpkin kick, sure to last until sometime close to Christmas. I must confess I am not a big fan of whoopie pies …
So why feature this post?  Because when I saw this photo on Pintrest by Hoosier Homemade it made me think of my friend, Rebecca, who LOVES whoopie pies (and I love things that remind me of friends). This post is dedicated to her and all the whoopie pie lovers out there—and it’s pumpkin!  Enjoy!

Pumpkin Anything At This Point: Feature Fridays

It is September and in my book, it is time for pumpkin—and ANYTHING pumpkin works for me. Muffins, coffee drinks, yes, even pumpkin ice cream.  Here’s a few links that caught my eye and just might soothe the pumpkin beast … have to try them all just to be sure! 😉 Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures

 

 

 

 

 

Harvest Pumpkin Soup from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte from Confections of a Foodie Bride

Seven Links Challenge: Feature Fridays

A few days ago I was invited by Raymond of Ang Sarap (A Tagalog word for “It’s Delicious”) to take part in the Seven Link Challenge. The purpose of this challenge is to connect bloggers from all over to share old and forgotten posts that deserve recognition.  I am honored to participate.

While reviewing old posts, it was rewarding to see how Savoring Today had improved over the last year and a half (still a young blog by most standards).   It was a fun exercise, I hope newer subscribers will appreciate the highlight of older posts and longtime friends enjoy the reminder.

Like any other challenge, there are rules:

1) Blogger who is nominated must publish 7 links of his/her own blog for the categories below (1 link per category).

2) Blogger then nominates 5-7 more bloggers to take part, and it goes on.

1.  Most Beautiful Post

New York-Style Blueberry Cheesecake

New York-Style Blueberry Cheesecake — This certainly did not start beautiful, as you can read in the post, but it ended superbly.  Delicious too!

2.  Most Popular Post

Shrimp Scampi: Easy & Elegant — This really should be under the category of Most Surprisingly Successful Post as well, because I posted it as a necessity for posting Scampi-Style Tenderloin Steak, which I assumed would be the more popular.  With 2560 hits just since January 1300 more than any other post, it is the clear favorite.

3.  Most Controversial Post

Homemade Oreos — Okay, it wasn’t exactly controversial, but it did raise quite a stir with my brother-in-law asking (begging really) that I make these during my last visit.  There just wasn’t time, so I am still on the hook for next time.

4.  Most Helpful Post

Coupons: How to Avoid Costly Savings
Hours of research and life experience went into this post outlining healthier food choices and practical ways to save money on groceries, which is quite a feat for foodies. 🙂

5.  Most Surprisingly Successful Post

That Easy, Go-To Meal: Grilled Tri-Tip Roast — Although it is our family favorite, this post was surprisingly successful with over 1200 hits in just four months.

6.  Post That Didn’t Get The Attention It Deserved

Blue Coyote Nachos — I suspect I did not title this post well “Wow Your Super Bowl Crowd with a Platter of Nachos” or the photo didn’t do it justice.  Nevertheless, if no one knows about them, they will never know what they are missing.  Just 187 measly hits since February … sad.  These nachos deserve to be tried and loved.

7:  Post I Am Most Proud Of

Pancetta-Gruyere Burger with Grilled Vidalia Onions

I was especially pleased to win this competition with an original recipe I worked hard to create and photograph (photography just gives me fits!).

Now to pass-on the Seven Links Challenge to … 

1.  Christina @ Sweet Pea’s Kitchen

2.  Bud @ Older Eyes

3.  Colleen @ Drag it Through the Garden

4.  Donna @ Simple Seeds of Light and Joy

5.  Zo Zhou @ Two Spoons

6.  Megan @ Someone Left the Cake Out in the Rain

7.  Sammy @ Quick Feet, Good Eats

This challenge was a perfect fit for Feature Fridays, each one of these bloggers are on my subscription list and worthy of a feature. (There are more I would list, but they were already challenged by Raymond.) Not all are food blogs, but they all have something valuable to offer.  I have gleaned from each one of them and I hope you do too.