A blogging friend, Natashya at Living in the Kitchen with Puppies, manages a blog-along called I Heart Cooking Clubs and so far I have resisted the urge to join yet another group, even just to check it out. I have cooked and baked with Natashya in, at the very least, Whisk Wednesdays, Tuesdays with Dorie, Bread Baker's Apprentice, and maybe one or two more. Natashya is also one of my 30 Twitter pals who bake/cook together on any given day whenever anyone is so inspired to do so.
In I Heart Cooking Clubs the cookbook chef/author changes every six months. When one period is coming to a close, there is a voting to see who will be the next chosen chef/cookbook author, they alternate one month a man, the next a woman. Giada was included in the voting last month and Natashya was encouraging me just so sweetly to go over, vote, and if it turned out to be that Giada was the chosen chef, join.
Why is that you ask? Because I cook Giada's food here anyway, I might as well join in the fun. I love Giada's recipes, have all five of her books, and we have enjoyed every single recipe I have ever made from them.
In this blog-along each person selects her/his own choices for the recipe(s) to post that week, and there is no posting requirement (one just leaves a link at the site if one posts). Enough said. I Heart Cooking Clubs, I am in.
The theme this week was Party Foods, so I chose Giada's Pecorino Crackers recipe from her Giada's Kitchen cookbook, page 34-35. You can also find the recipe here. They look like little cheese cookies and are a big hit here, easy to make, simple ingredients, and I dare you to try and eat just one, it can't be done.
Next week's theme is "Served Family Style," come join in, just leave your link at the I Heart Cooking Clubs site.