For the final #CookBlogShare of the year and final #CookBlogShare hosted here at Recipes Made Easy I have rounded up my Pick of #CookBlogShare recipes linked up in 2020. You will also find the linky for #cookBlogshare 2020 weeks 51 &52.
Welcome to the last #CookBlogShare of 2020 and the very last #CookBlogShare post on Recipes Made Easy.
At Recipes Made Easy I have been hosting the weekly linky for all things foodie, once a month for over 3½ years. Its the place where food bloggers can share their latest posts and for you the reader to find new food blogs and recipes to enjoy.
When I first joined #CookBlogShare it was already a thriving and popular linky. From the very first post, I linked up to hosting and then running the linky, most recently with regular co-hosts Lost In Food, I have found the most amazingly supportive and friendly community of Food bloggers and I thank each and every one of them for making it that way.
Over that time I have also seen hundreds of delicious recipes linked up. Sadly there have just not been enough hours in the day and days in the week to make as many of them, as I would have liked as along the way I have found some real gems.
And so it is not without a degree of sadness that I write my last #CookBlogShare post. But things change and I think it is the right time to pass the linky onto the new and very capable hands of Karen from Lavender and Lovage and Sisley from Sew White who I know will do a great job on taking #CookBlogShare into 2021 and beyond.
The Best of 2020
There have been so many delicious recipes linked and shared while I have been hosting with last weeks linky hosted by Cooking with my Kids being no exception.
So for my last round up I have decided to do things a little differently. I have looked back at my #CookBlogShare posts from this year and picked my favourite of the shared recipes (taken from the previous week and used in my themed roundups each month) as well as my favourite recipe that was linked up to that linky.
With so many great recipes linked up it wasn't easy but here it is my pick of #CookBlogShare 2020.
For my first #CookBlogShare of 2020, I did a round-up of winter soups which had been linked the previous week, my favourite had to be this red pepper soup from Lou's Kitchen.
and of the recipes linked up it was this equally comforting dhal from Easy Peasy foodie that was a winner for January.
In February I shared 4 fabulous bakes and my hard to pick favourite of the bunch is this Orange Cake from Curly's Cooking.
Of the recipes linked up that week It was this leek and cheese tart from a Farmers Girl kitchen really took my eye.
For March, as Easter fast approached I chose Chocolate for my round up theme. Now its always hard to choose your favourite chocolate recipe but these chocolate fudge brownies from Tin and Thyme look gooey and chocolatey enough to take the title.
And it was these pretty shortbread squares from Lavender and Lovage linked up that week that cheered me up in a week that had seen us in the UK go into a full national lockdown.
I choose Cheese bakes as my #Cookblogshare round-up theme. As flour shortages began to be widely felt, those of us that could get hold of some were baking and had I been able to go to my cottage in Suffolk and forage some wild garlic I would have made these sourdough scones from Lavender and lovage for sure.
Of those linked up these chicken tacos from Lost in food was just the sort of recipe anyone looking for a quick easy family midweek meal needed.
While enjoying a particularly pleasant spring weather-wise my mind turned to lighter meals, so for May I chose Meat Free Summer Dishes for the round-up. This colourful Shakshuka from the Gluten Free Alchemist really appealed.
and from the recipes linked up that week it was another quiche, this time again from The Gluten Free Alchemist that really took my fancy. Perfect for Alfresco eating.
During June, we were still in lockdown and I was kept busy picking fruit from my little urban allotment. Meals tended to be light and summery so I choose Low Cal Recipes for the #CookBlogShare round up. Courgette Pasta from Lost in Food was typical of the kind of meals I was eating at the time.
As I mainly grow summer berries on my allotment, I was making preserves and enjoying summer fruit desserts, so this strawberry and cream dessert from Tin and Thyme gets my vote as a favourite recipe linked up that week.
Choosing a theme from the previous weeks linked up recipe proved a little tricky until I noticed a bit of a spicy theme among the recipe. So for July, it was Meat-free Curry and Indian Dishes. So while still only able to dream of travels to far off climes we can indulge into some delicious dishes such as this creamy Halmoumi curry from the Effortless Foodie
The Not so Creative Cook often links up with so many unusual and really tempting recipes that I just want to try (if I can get hold of some of the more unusual ingredients she uses in her Filipino recipes.) These Choc Puto Flans are still on my must-try list.
Come August it was easy to pick a frozen treats for a theme. It was summer after all and I adore ice cream. But it was actually this Orange Sorbet from Lost in Food that really got my mouth watering.
Choosing a favourite from the recipes linked up was also really easy, Maltesers cheesecake from The Baking Explorer simply because it mixes Maltesers and cheesecake and what is not to love about that!. Actually, it wasnt that easy as the blackberry and gin icecream from Glutarama was a very close second.
And before we knew it the summer was over and we were heading into Autumn. So I picked Midweek Autumn Meals as the theme and this Pasta Ragu dish from Culinary travels was one of several lovely recipes that really fitted the bill.
I do love simple unpretentious cakes so the Sultana Cake linked by Cooking with my kids stood out as my favourite recipe linked up to Septembers linky.
October and it was back to thinking about soups stews and casserole. Good old comforting food for what was turning out to be a year that had us all crying out for comfort food. A classic leek and potato soup from Taste Botanical fits the brief perfectly.
An easy winner for my favourite recipe linked that week was these Haloween cupcakes from Feast Glorious Feast. Simple to make but very effective and above all fun!
Despite thinks being uncertain in the run up to Christmas November saw the start of the festive recipes appear and although large scale partying was off the menu I choose Festive Party Treats as a theme. After all a few treats are what we all need. Sitting down with a glass of wine and a bowl of these Honey Roasted Cashew nuts from Searching for Spice would indeed be a lovely treat party or no party.
And from the recipes linked up these snowmen truffles from The Baking Explorer look fun and we all need a bit of that right now.
And so we arrive at December and this linky. So I will leave it up to you to choose your favourite recipe from this post and from those linked up over the next two week.
#CookBlogShare 2020 week 51&52
And now to the final link up of #CookBlogShare 2020 If you’ve got a recipe to share, this is the place to do it!
As it is the last linky of the year it will be open for Two Weeks and I look forward to seeing what you have been cooking up.
Non-bloggers – skip to the bottom of the page and click on the thumbnails that catch your eye to take you to the website where the recipe can be found. Remember they will be added to as the week goes on, so don’t forget to pop back and take a look again later.
Bloggers Linking up this week?
It is easy to link up and you can link up any foodie posts you have. Both old and new posts are welcome as long as they have not been linked to #CookBlogShare before. All you need to do is:
- Link up a recipe or foodie post by clicking the blue ‘add your link’ button below and following the instructions. You can link up to 4 posts.
- We would love it if you add the #CookBlogShare badge to your post but if you prefer not to add the badge that is ok too (Code below – for WordPress copy and paste the code below into the text view of your post or a custom html block if using Gutenberg). BUT please link from your post back to this post (so everyone else can find it and link up too!)
- Comment on some of the other recipes linked up here (at least 2 for each link added but the more you can the better) and generally share the love with a bit of social media action!
- Plus comment on either this post or one of the posts labelled HOST in the linky.
Just to remind you, by joining in you are giving the #CookBlogShare hosts permission to use your pictures in a roundup and on social media if your recipe is selected as one of our favourites!
Don’t forget to add #CookBlogShare to your Instagram post and check out/comment on what others are posting on the #CookBlogShare feed.
You can also post your recipe on the Cook Blog Share Facebook Page.
I will visit every post linked up, pin the recipes to our #CookBlogShare group board and tweet the recipes.
If you wish, you can tweet me a link to your recipe @recipecrumbs as well as (if you have room on the tweet!) my co-hosts @lostinf00d using the #CookBlogShare hashtag and we will retweet all that we see. Although if I’m totally honest I’m not that active on Twitter.
I will also comment on as many recipes as possible.
SO, IT’S OVER TO YOU. I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU’VE ALL BEEN COOKING!
And Finally a big thank you
- to Lesley and Michelle my Co hosts at Lost In food. It has been such fun this year working with you on this.
- To all the guest hosts thank you for all your hard work and putting up with the odd technical hitch.
- Everyone who has linked up a post, without you #CookBlogshare would not exist.
- and to all my lovely reader I hope you have enjoyed #CookBlogShare as much as I have.
Wishing you all a Safe, Peaceful and Happy New Year.