Find this weeks #CookBlogShare linky. Plus treat yourself to a little chocolaty goodness with my chocolate collection picked from the recipes linked up last week.
Welcome to #CookBlogShare the weekly linky for all things foodie hosted here on Recipes Made Easy the last Tuesday of the month, at Lost in Food on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and with our guests hosts on the remaining Tuesdays.
Its the place where food bloggers can share their latest posts and for you to find new food blogs.
March in a nutshell
Whoah what a strange month. Firstly I want to say I hope that you and your loved ones are in good health, sadly something not one of us can take for granted just now.
When I wrote my monthly update on #CookBlogShare just 5 weeks ago, like many I had no idea just how our daily lives regardless of where we lived in the world were going to change so dramatically and so rapidly.
Just those few short weeks ago there were no food shortages in the UK and people were still going about their daily lives much as usual. Fast forward and now after a surprisingly rapid adjustment, life has changed n a away we would never have thought possible and things seem to be settling down a little to our new norms. Stressful time indeed!
How have you found the adjustments and changes? I lost my blogging Mojo for a bit, I just couldn’t get my head around writing recipes when there were empty shelves in the supermarket.
Away from the blogs, I also had my own family to worry about. My eldest son who has just moved away from home, works in hospitality which was one of the first trades that was closed down. And my youngest found his 6th year at uni suddenly curtailed. He was at home at the time and didn’t return, so many of his worldly goods are still in a student rental accommodation in another part of the country and no vans available for hire to get his stuff home ( our small two-seater car is not much use for that).
Meanwhile, there were things going on behind the scenes on the blogs. I have moved host from Siteground to Name Hero. Not the easiest of moves as I actually have two other smaller sites that needed moving as well. I went for a reseller hosting package so that each site had its own C panels. Many thanks to MaAnna at Blog Aid for her help I couldn’t have done it without her.
An added complication was at the same time as moving hosts I also had a change of domains for Only Crumbs Remain from .co.uk to .com. I had anticipated a bit of a fanfare on the change and to celebrate the fact that it was one year from posting my first recipe on Crumbs. Both past relatively unnoticed and I am wondering what else I have forgotten I need to do as a result of the change. My mind has been on other things there must be somethings I’ve forgotton.
The chocolate collection
Enough about my month, so now to my recipe round up from the recipes linked up to #CookBlogShare last week at Lost in Food. I’ve decided we could all do with a little treat in thes stressful times. With Easter just around the corner there were a few chocolate recipes linked up so here’s my chocolate themed round up to put a smile on your face.
Mini Egg Dessert Pots
Easter may be a little different this year if you usually get together for a big family gathering, but there is no need to miss out on a treat. These Mini Egg Dessert Pots from The Baking Explorer are no bake, and you can make them earlier in the day and pop them in the fridge for later. You could get the kids involved in making them too as they are so simple to put together and layer up.
Crunchy nobake peanut butter bars
These No Bake Peanut Butter Bars from a Baking Journey have a delicious Chocolate Ganache and Peanut Butter Swirl on top. Not only super simple and easy to make, they are also Flourless Candy Bars made with No Eggs, No oven and 5 ingredients only! which you may just have already in your cupboard.
Chocolate cherry pancakes
I love the combination of chocolate and cherries Sew white has used this flavour combination in her American style Chocolate cherry pancakes. The mix of cherries and chocolate chips in the fluffy pancakes is just so very tempting.
Mini egg pancakes
and if cherry and chocolate is not your thing why not try Sew Whites Mini egg pancakes instead. An unusual Easter dessert or breakfast
Chocolate Fudge Brownies
Nothing says chocolate more than Brownies and these Chocolate fudge brownies from Tin & Thyme look perfect. Just look at the shiny crust on the top and the deliciously gooey middle.
Chocolate cornflake cakes with Easter eggs
Chocolate Cornflake Cakes are one of the simplest treats to put together. Feast Glorious Feast has turned them into Easter nests by adding mini chocolate eggs for a cute Easter treat or top with your favourite chocolates for a year-round treat. Ideal to make with kids but entirely appropriate for adults too!
And to finish this chocolate collection we have another recipe from Feast Glorious Feast Russian Slice. Despite my dad being a baker, this is a cake that I have not come across before. Chloe informs that it is sometimes known as ‘Tipsy Cake’ in the US, and is an old school way that bakeries used to avoid food waste by utilising leftover and stale cakes. She also describes it as – boozy as heck! Thats sold it to me!
#CookBlogShare 2019 week 13
And Now to this week’s linky
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?
As I am away this week it may take me a little longer than usual to visit and comment on all the posts linked please bear with me and I will of course still be sharing them on social media.
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.
- Add a link from your post back to this post (so everyone else can find it and link up too!) and / or add the NEW #CookBlogShare badge to your post (Code below – for WordPress copy and paste the code below into the text view of your post).
- 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 make sure I find the time to visit every post linked up this week, pin the recipes to our #CookBlogShare group board and tweet the recipes.
I will also comment on as many recipes as possible. Even if I do not have the time to comment on your post please rest assured, we really appreciate you taking the time to link your recipes and share others, we love having you as part of our fabulous #CookBlogShare community.
SO, IT’S OVER TO YOU. I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU’VE ALL BEEN COOKING!
Next week Linky will be on Curly’s Cooking.