Thursday, September 21, 2006
Mark your calendars for Monday, Oct. 2nd!

If you're looking for the post that has the actual list of shared recipes, please click here.

Many of you know that I'm addicted to collecting recipes, which is why I host a Five Ingredient Friday recipe exchange without fail each week. Thank you to those of you who participate!

As the holiday season draws near, I thought it might be fun to host a holiday specific recipe exchange called Holiday Cooking, Blogger Style! Don't worry, these don't have to be just 5 ingredients they can be as long as you'd like. I don't mind the extra time and effort in the kitchen during the holidays, I just ask that they are tried and true recipes.

I want to give those of you that are interested time to go through your recipes and pick out your favorites so here's what I propose, on Monday, October 2nd, I will post the specific instructions for this holiday recipe exchange as well as my favorite holiday recipe and then open up Mr. Linky so that those interested in participating can be listed in one central location.

If you plan on joining in, and I sincerely hope you do, feel free to grab the graphic above for your actual post or leave me your email in the comments and I'll send you the button code to make it easier for you to use on your sidebar.

I'd be most appreciative if you would be so kind as to help me spread the word.

Thank you so much! I can't wait to see some scrumptious holiday recipes!

4:30 AM

At 2:53 AM, Blogger Pass The Torch said...

Hmmmm, 5 ingredients for fantastic holiday food:


Show up, and be served. Thank profusely. Offer to do dishes.

At 6:42 AM, Blogger Magi said...

LOL Good recipe there. I'll be joining in on this one, and I alread know which recipe I'll post. It's a winner!

At 6:46 AM, Anonymous chelle said...

LOL @ Pass the Torch!

Very cool idea and I think you will get an amazing response! Look at the following you have for your Five Fridays!

I am not a cook, although I do look forward to pillaging some of the recipes!! Because I am always a trying to be cook!

At 7:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm verrrrrry excitd about this. What a wonderful idea. I love the holidays and love to bake and cook for everyone. Send me the code button I dont know how to put it on my page but will get hubby to help me out with it. I have already spread the word to a couple of people. How exciting.

At 9:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOVE this, you are a woman after my own heart. Just mention recipes and cooking and food and I'm ALL there :) Will definitely be joining you in this one, can't wait :)

Will mention it on my blog today :)

At 9:20 AM, Blogger Pamela said...

OW, what a wonderful idea! It is so nice to get new holiday recipes. I always host a holiday cookie exchange, where everyone brings 3 dozen cookies or so, and we walk around a table distributing the cookies in each guest's tupperware container ~ great fun! Send me the code, as well.

At 9:52 AM, Anonymous Mieneke said...

Excellent idea! As you know, my family are very picky eaters, but I am deadset on making a feast for Christmas when my parents are over. I now know where to come for inspiration!

At 10:39 AM, Blogger Barb said...

What fun! Such a great idea. Send me the code please. :-)

At 10:45 AM, Blogger Tammy said...

I think this is a super idea! :D

At 11:38 AM, Blogger Beck said...

I like the idea, very much! Nothing is yummier than Christmas food.

At 2:30 PM, Blogger Diane said...

Count me in and send me the code, please. Are we limited to only 1 recipe, or can we post several?? I'll be thinking about what to share for this one. :-) I love cooking and baking for the holidays. :-)

At 2:51 PM, Blogger Overwhelmed! said...

Thanks to all of you, thus far, that are expressing an interest. I'll email code out soon.

Diane, you are not limited to only 1 recipe. You can post several, within the same post or individual posts, whichever way you choose. The more recipes, the better. :)

At 3:10 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

what a great idea for hosting a holiday recipe exchange! I'm always up for trying new recipes so you know I'll be participating! :)

At 5:37 PM, Blogger Kathryn said...

I'd love to....count me in. I love new recipes. And thanks for sending the list from WFMW. I greatly appreciate it.

At 10:49 PM, Blogger Larae said...

This sounds fun! Hopefully I can remember this so I can participate. My memory is awful lately since I'm planning a big move on the 30th!

At 8:25 AM, Blogger Jammy said...

Count me in. I am a major recipe addict as well. :)


At 10:21 AM, Anonymous 3catsmeow said...

Sound great, Count me in too.

At 12:44 PM, Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

I am spreading the word and what a great idea! You are so clever :)

At 3:43 PM, Blogger Sue said...

Looks like fun. I'll try to particpate in this one. I had a hard time with five ingredients as many of my recipes contain more than that..

At 7:11 AM, Blogger Blessed Beyond Measure said...

Overwhelmed, I got your email and wanted to get back to you. I so apologize that I wont be able to do this. We leave for Colorado the end of Sept. and I will be on the road for most of the day, traveling to spend time with my 94 old MIL. It's oh so doubtful her asst living has wireless. I will come back and enjoy making some of these wonderful treasures once I'm back in my own kitchen. Hate that I have to miss it.

At 2:46 PM, Blogger PEA said...

Count me in too:-) I bake a lot for Christmas and it would be fun to share recipes! Please email me the code when you have the time!!

At 6:29 AM, Blogger lrlwreath said...

Iam in, I put a link on my blog!!

At 3:38 PM, Blogger CyberCelt said...

Do you want the recipes on October 2 or just to know we are interested? Here from BC, just leave a comment on your post there or email me at cooking at cooladz dot com.

At 5:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like fun. Will your blog have a list of our blogs on it, to direct people to? If so, mine is:

At 8:07 PM, Blogger Kelli said...

This sounds so fun!! I plan on participating. I looked through my recipes this afternoon and found a few to share. :0)

At 9:32 PM, Blogger FruitfulSpirit said...

Sounds like fun count me in! I have a few tried and true that are always liked anytime not just the holidays! I will grab the picture above and post a mention on my blog! I'll go mark my calendar first so I don't forget!

At 9:27 PM, Blogger Everyday Mommy said...

Fantastic! Count me so in!

At 10:27 PM, Blogger theresa said...

Hi - thanks for stopping by I would love to participate. However, I am having surgery this Thursday (you can see details on my blog) so if I'm up and blogging I'll definitely participate.

And, of course you can use a template for your pumpkin and anyone can help you! Thanks for participating I'm looking forward to seeing all the pumpkins. Also, feel free to grab my button off my sidebar if you like.

Plus, I'll create a post to help send some Mr. Linky love your way for the holiday recipe exchange! :)

At 8:11 AM, Anonymous rosema;ry said...

Oh, this is right down my alley. I love holiday cookies, so count me in!

Thank you for doing this. I found you through Kim at Hiraeth. Your work on her blog looks wonderful, by the way.

At 8:15 AM, Anonymous rosemary said...

Oops, made an error about the last comment. Forgot whose blog I was on...sorry.

At 8:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I followed a link from Adventures in 100 acre wood. I would love to sign up for this as well.

At 9:55 AM, Blogger Girl con Queso said...

Yum! Very cool. I'll be back to check it out. Oh, and I'll contribute something too.

At 7:58 PM, Blogger Lori said...

I would love to participate as well! I have a family recipe for Apple Sausage stuffing that I would love to mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Could you please email me the code at: ?

Thanks so much! I've enjoyed your blog..I'm hungry now! :)


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