wrap up. [seven links challenge]

August 25th, 2011 by | comments

The lovely Mandy over at The Complete Cook Book invited me to participate in the seven links challenge. The purpose? First, I’m supposed to share seven different posts from these categories: most beautiful post, most popular post, most controversial post, most helpful post, most surprisingly successful post, most under rated post and most proud of post.

Next, I’m supposed to list five bloggers to pass the challenge to. Though I can barely keep track of all the blogs I follow, from food to travel to fashion to lifestyle, here’s a few food blogs that I’d like to share.

One Perfect Bite

With Milk & Flour

From the Little Yellow Kitchen

Rosa’s Yummy Yums

Elephant Eats

The Most Beautiful Post: I had a difficult time choosing a post for this category, primarily because I’m extremely indecisive, but I decided on this strawberry and blueberry lime mousse tart. My grilled chicken sliders with roasted tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, bacon and basil aioli were also a contender. Oh, and this peanut butter banana cream pie with peanut brittle too.

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The Most Popular Post: I’m sure you’re all saying, “ENOUGH OF THIS CAKE ALREADY!”…but I did receive the most feedback on this post, so here it is, yet again–vanilla custard cake with strawberry and vanilla ice cream, strawberry compote and whipped cream frosting. FoodPornDaily featured the cake if you weren’t able to check it out yet.

The Most Controversial Post: Though I wouldn’t consider it controversial, this sesame eggplant salsa with lavash gets its share of weird looks. Yes, I agree, it does look like mush, but the delicious complexity of flavors is indescribable.

The Most Helpful Post: I don’t make mousse on a regular occasion, but I received a lot of questions regarding my lemon yogurt mousse with blueberry sauce. The dessert was divine–fluffy in texture and sweet in flavor. Just follow the directions exactly and you’re guaranteed a delicious dessert. ;)

The Most Surprisingly Successful Post: Very much to my surprise, I got a ton of feedback on this adobo-rubbed pork tenderloin with glazed carrots and rosemary-chili fingerling potatoes. FoodPress featured the recipe on its site, and I’ve had a few fellow bloggers make the dish as well, such as miss Courtney from Misadventures in Cooking.

The Most Under Rated Post: I know this post didn’t get as much attention because it was one of my first, but I think it deserves some love. If you’re looking for an appetizer that will impress dinner guests, I highly suggest this recipe for bruschetta with roasted plum tomatoes, ricotta and prosciutto.

The Most Proud of Post: Honestly, any time a recipe I make is successful, I’m proud of the dish. But this homemade butternut squash ravioli with brown butter sauce is high up there on my list of cooking accomplishments. I’m also pretty darn proud of this Bobby Flay pumpkin bread pudding with spicy caramel apple sauce and vanilla bean creme anglaise. It didn’t take me 6 hours to make or anything…

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