Friday, December 17, 2010

January 2011 Recipes

It took some time for me to get around to this, but here are the recipes for January 2011:

6 January: Jennifer of The Rookie Baker picked Beef and Mushroom Barley Soup (TFYC: page 89)
13 January: Heide of Chez Zero selected Walnut and Dried Cherry Bars (SE: page 40)
20 January: Mary of Popsicles and Sandy Feet chose Vanilla Spice Oatmeal (SE: page 39)

taco salad and chunky tomato dressing.

This was a great retro dish.  Now, leave your link, please!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

LYL: Thanksgiving special - choose your own recipe

Can't wait to see what you all made for Thanksgiving!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

LYL - Cioppino

Go ahead, tell us what you thought of the Cioppino and leave your link!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

December Recipes

** Update - I had to change the line-up for December as I accidentally left Peggy out... So sorry, but this means even more delicious recipes for us to make!! **

Considering all the different holidays that are coming up here are the recipes for December:

2 December, 2010: Bri of Yoshimi Vs. Motherhood decided on Tortellini-Spinach Soup on page 90 of So Easy.

9 December, 2010: Liz of  The Not So Skinny Kitchen chose Beef Stroganoff with Green Beans and Grainy Mustard on page 120-121 of So Easy. 

16 December, 2010: Peggy of Pantry Revisited picked Beef Taco Salad with Chunky Tomato Dressing on page 77 of So Easy

23 December, 2010: Danica of Danica's Daily picked Baked Beans with Ham
 on page 179-180 of So Easy.

30 December, 2010: Leslie of Lethally Delicious went for White Turkey Chili on page 189 of So Easy. 

6 January, 2011: Jennifer of The Rookie Baker decided on Beef and Mushroom Barley Soup on page 89 of The Food You Crave.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Favorite Post of the Week - Mushroom, Onion and Basil Pizza

Here's Joanne's comment on her favorite Mushroom, Onion and Basil Pizza post:

My pick is a late comer but surely the best since the pizza pick made LIZ a mushroom convert. She now can appreciate the earthy taste of the lovely 'shroom. YAY LIZ!

I also like her description because it's exactly why I'm such a pizza lover: "....carby goodness, tangy tomato sauce, gooey cheese, and whatever other yummy additions I may have laying around or am craving at the moment."

So my pick of the week is Liz of Not So Skinny Kitchen

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tell All - Spaghetti Frittata & Salad Presto

Delicious, both warm and cold! What do you think of this dish?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tell All: Chicken Pot Pies

Never actually had a Chicken Pot Pie....

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Favorite Post of the Week - Apple Brown Betty

Here's Jessica's comment on her favorite Apple Brown Betty post:

'I'm glad everyone enjoyed it as much as I did! I really enjoyed everyones posts, and how each person really made it their own. My favorite was from Danica at Danica's Daily. I loved her process pictures, especially the "apple, peeler, corer" and the bread crumbs.'

Thursday, October 14, 2010

LYL - Apple Brown Betty

Looks like I'll be making this last-minute.... Can't wait to see what you think of it!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Favorite Post of the Week - Tomato-Tortilla Soup

Mary of Popsicles and Sandy Feet chose the post written by Bri of Yoshimi Vs. Motherhood on the Tomato-Tortilla Soup as her favorite post, here she explains why:

'This was my favorite post....I like the variety of pictures, I like when she spoke about the immersion blender (which I want!), and I like how she gave tips (make extra tortilla strips).'

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fall Blogroll Clean Up

It's time to clean up the Blogroll!

As the rules state you have to participate at least twice a month, also if you host you have to actually make and post the recipe you pick. For september we checked the blogs and a couple of the members didn't comply with the rules, therefor I'm removing them from the blogroll and the recipe rotation.

If you feel you were mistakenly dropped from the blogroll and recipe rotation, contact me at When you know in advance that you won't be able to participate in a certain month, let us know by sending an email to:

Thursday, October 7, 2010

November Recipes + looking for a volunteer

When I took over hosting CEiMB from Sara a couple of us thought it would be a good idea to make sure that the rules for CEiMB were complied with. For the cooks that participate faithfully every week it can be discouraging to cook a recipe and then find out that the person who picked the recipe didn't even bother to cook and post it. However since I went back to school I found that I don't have time to check all the blogs every month to see if everyone posted at least one of the chosen recipes for CEiMB and if the host posted the recipe she chose. 

So now I am looking for a volunteer: is there someone who would be willing to check out all the blogs once per month to see a) if that months hosts actually hosted their recipe and b) if the blogger posted one CEiMB post that month? If you are willing to do this at the end of every month, please send me an email at!

Please note that if you hosted a recipe and did not post it, you will be removed from the blogroll. The same goes for anyone who hasn't posted any CEiMB-posts in a month. If you no longer want to be a part of CEiMB, please let me know via email at so I can drop you from the recipe rotation and blogroll. If for some reason you're not able to participate at any given time, also please let me know via email!

Without further ado I now give you the recipes for November:

4 November, 2010: Joanne of Apple Crumbles selected Mushroom, Onion and Basil Pizza on page 1706 of The Food You Crave.

11 November, 2010: Kayte of Grandma's Kitchen Table chose Whole Wheat Pasta Salad with Walnuts and Feta Cheese on page 137 of The Food You Crave.

18 November, 2010: Margaret of Tea and Scones picked Cioppino on page 199 of So Easy.

25 November, 2010: Thanksgiving special - choose your own recipe - deadline postponed to Friday November 26th. 2010

2 December, 2010: Bri of Yoshimi Vs. Motherhood decided on Tortellini-Spinach Soup on page 90 of So Easy.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tell All - Tomato-Tortilla Soup

A great dish: easy, healthy and delicious! Please share your thoughts.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Thanksgiving at Craving Ellie in My Belly

Hi Everyone,

Last week I sent out an email to the members who get to pick the recipes for November, one of the members noticed that the date of their pick was Thanksgiving. Now as most of you all know I'm not American and even though I know your holidays, I was completely unaware of the exact date of Thanksgiving. 

Bri of Yoshimi Vs. Motherhood suggested to do what we did last year: have us all choose our own recipe to make and post about. This will give everyone some flexibility with the holiday and still be able to participate. Perhaps even try to incorporate your Ellie recipe pick into your Thanksgiving meal if possible. 

Also, the posting deadline was extended to Friday last year so that we don't have to worry about posting and blogging on TG if we don't want to. Would you all prefer to extend the deadline this year too?

Let me know your thoughts!!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

LYL - Almond French Toast Bake

Can't wait to see what this will look like. 

Sorry Heide, but I won't be making this: I have a strange aversion to baked eggy bread-dishes. 

LYL - Energy Bars

Sorry guys, I totally forgot to post the LYL for last weeks Energy Bars..... Life's been hectic lately

Welcome to Lindsey and Tiffany

Let's all welcome our newest members Lindsey and Tiffany!

Lindsey of 71 Cookbooks
I'm new to the blogging world--both as a reader and a writer--but am not new to cooking healthy recipes.  Many friends and coworkers ask me to e-mail them ideas for healthy recipes, so I thought I'd try blogging!  As a Cooking Light addict for the past 3 years, I've decided to branch out and try Ellie Krieger and others who develop healthy recipes.  My blog chronicles my day-to-day experiences in the kitchen as I put all 71 of my cookbooks to use!

Tiffany of A Spoonful of laughter and a heap of love
I enjoy cooking and baking (most of the time) and a blog just seemed like a really good way to expand my horizons and keep track of the new recipes I try. 
I heard about Craving Ellie in my Belly because I frequent some of your members blogs.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

October Recipes

We got a tasty selection lined up for us for October!!

7 October, 2010: Mary of Popsicles and Sandy Feet selected Tomato-Tortilla Soup on page 76 of The Food You Crave.

14 October, 2010: Jessica of Learning to Love Vegetables chose Apple Brown Betty on page 241 of So Easy.

21 October, 2010: Shandy of Pastry Heaven picked Chicken Pot Pies on page 202 - 203 of The Food You Crave.

28 October, 2010: Marthe of Culinary Delights decided on Spaghetti Frittata with Salad Presto on page 100 - 101 of So Easy. Now So Easy features this as one recipe, whereas on Foodnetwork wrote it down as two seperate recipes  >> Hence the two links. Feel free to pair the Frittata with something other than the Salad if you wish!

P.S. If you no longer want to be a part of CEiMB or you feel you don't have the time to keep it up please let me know via email so I can drop you from the rotation.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Favorite Post of the Week - Salmon Cakes with Ginger-Sesame Sauce

My favorite post from my pick of Salmon Cakes with Ginger-Sesame Sauce was from Joanne of Apple Crumbles. I love how she turned the cakes into a sandwich with Arnold Sandwich Thins and swiss cheese. I also want to say thanks to Bri of Yoshimi vs. Motherhood for making the cakes even though she isn't a fan of salmon, and I am glad that her husband really enjoyed them.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tell All - Mixed Berry Cobbler

Mixed Berries: perfect for summertime. This recipe is easy and barely takes any time to prepare!

Friday, August 20, 2010

September Recipes

Here are most of the recipes for September, I'm waiting on a couple people to respond but this way you can cook ahead if you want to!

September 2nd: Jessica of Johnstone's Vin Blanc decided on Fettucini with Crab & Asparagus on page 164 of SE

September 9th: Elina of Healthy and Sane chose Baked Felafel Sandwiches

September 16th: Melissa of It's Melissa's Kitchen picked Whole-Wheat Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce on pages 18-19 of TFYC

September 23rd: Liz of My Table, Their Table selected Energy Bars from page 39 of TFYC

September 30th: Heide of Chez Zero went for Almond French Toast Bake on page 55 of SE

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tell All / Salmon Cakes with Creamy Ginger-Sesame Sauce

Curious about these.. Never had canned Salmon in my life!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

New Member: Shandy of Pastry Heaven

Let's all welcome Shandy of Pastry Heaven as our newest member! Here's some information about Shandy:

Cooking and baking for my family and friends feels wonderful because we create warm moments that can last past any dish created. With my blog and food photos, no one ever asks if I am just a cookbook and recipe collector - kind of a quiet compliment =).

How did you hear about Craving Ellie in my Belly: Oh my Goodness, I have seen so many CEimB posts when checking out blogs for Sweet Melissa Sundays and Tuesdays with Dorie. I have been wanting to join in the fun for a LONG time and today felt like "the day" to start!

Friday, August 13, 2010

LYL - Sloppy Joes

Sorry for the delay, but it's about time to leave your links!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Favorite Post of the Week - Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Spinach

I had a really hard time choosing my favorite post...everyone did a really great job! I was very impressed by those who found a way to adapt the recipe for shellfish allergies or family preferences. I know we really enjoyed this dish, and I can't wait to make it again!

Okay, on to my favorite post...I really loved Jessica's post on Learning to Love Vegetables. The pictures were fantastic and I really loved the step by step pictures! I know I found posts like that helpful when I first started on my blogging/cooking/baking adventures.

Thanks everyone for cooking along with me! I am looking forward to this week's recipe for Sloppy Joes :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

Tell All: Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Spinach

Shrimp... Not my best friend, I wonder if this will work with chicken???
Share your thoughts!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

LYL - Mango Lassi

Time to leave your link so we can check out your post on the Mango Lassi picked by Leslie!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Favorite Post of the Week - Grilled Chicken with Warm Tomato and Corn Salad

It's time for Danica of Danica's Daily to pick her favorite post on the Grilled Chicken with Warm Tomato and Corn Salad, so let's see who she picked......

"It was really hard to choose a winner of this week's CEiMB Grilled Chicken with Warm Tomato/Corn Salad because everyone had such a fun spin on it with amazing pictures.

I LOVE how some of those who were/are scared of raw tomatoes ventured out to try them - so proud of you all :D

I LOVED how LIz used the avocado shell for presentation ~ beautiful as always Liz!

But, I liked the Black Bean Spin that Sarah put on her version and her picture is awesome too!

But, hands down, I have to say the person who went out on a limb Next Food Network Star Style and picks a different meat entirely is Joanne. Her pictures are fantastic and I LOVED how delicious she made Tuna look versus chicken.

So....This week the winner is Joanne!

Thanks again to everyone who cooked with me. I had a blast cooking with you all and look forward to the next recipe....I've never made a Mango Lasse but I am about to :)"

Friday, July 23, 2010

Tell All - Mango Lassi

A while ago I had a Mango Lassi at an Indian restaurant: it was delicious!
I can't wait to see if Ellie's version is just as good!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Favorite Post of the Week - Panzanella with Chicken Sausage

It's time for Peggy of Pantry Revisited to pick her favorite post on the Panzanella with Chicken Sausage, so let's see who she picked......

"I loved all the blog posts this week so it is almost impossible to choose just one!!. But if I have to, I'll choose Kathryn of Grandma's Kitchen Table giving her a thumb's up for trying something she knew she probably wouldn't like - wet bread!! She was so cute saying she tried one piece and then picked all the rest out and tossed to the side! And serving a wonderful looking side dish of gnocchi with it. Honorable mention has to go to Joanne of Apple Crumbles for the funniest comment that you should "never ask your guests if you can photograph their sausage"."

Welcome & Tell All - Chicken with Warm Tomato and Corn Salad

Lets all welcome the newest member of CEiMB - Jessica of Learning to love vegetables:

I'm a late-twentysomething newlywed who's interested in nutrition and health. However, I also love pizza, candy, and wine. I started my blog to chronicle my attempts to learn to love and embrace vegetables (even those that aren't covered in delicious cheese). I'm also hoping that blogging will help me cook beyond my comfort zone of staple recipes.

The Chicken with Warm Tomato and Corn Salad sounds like the perfect summer meal to me, let us know your thoughts on it!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

August Recipes!

Hey everyone,

Wow, I thought it would be easy to keep up with this but somehow the last couple of weeks got a bit hectic. Had some small drama's like neck/back pain and headaches resulting into the p.g. sending me to fysiotherapy as well as my friend cancelling our vacation to Turkey.
Also lots of fun things: my brothers birthday, SIL's birthday and my own birthday as well as one of my friend graduation and planning/booking a trip to Paris, France!

From now on I will ask the person that picked the recipe for a certain date to select that post that they loved the most: that post will be featured here on CEiMB. Because you are all probably very busy this summer I wanted to post the recipes for August early so that you can plan/cook ahead if you want to! So here are the picks for August and the last one for July:

29 July: Leslie of Lethally Delicious decided on Mango Lassi on page 43 of TFYC

5 August: Jennifer of The Rookie Baker chose Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Spinach on page 162 of SE

12 August: Chaya of Chaya’s Comfy Cook Blog picked Sloppy Joes on page 90 of TFYC

19 August: Sarah of Sarah’s Kitchen Adventures went for Salmon Cakes with Ginger-Sesame Sauce on page 226 of TFYC

26 August: Pam of Cooking with Boys selected Mixed Berry Cobbler on page 239 of SE

I think we have a lovely diverse selection for the month of August!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tell All - Panzanella with Chicken Sausage

Really looking forward to making Panzanella for the first time, but I'll be posting late: forgot to buy Chicken Sausages at the market!! Let us know what you think of the Panzanella!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tell All: Pesto Potato Salad

Please share your thoughts on this dish with us!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tell All - Penne with Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic and White Beans

Shoot!! Have you already made this?
Let us know how you feel about this pasta dish!

I won't be able to make it until Wednesday but am looking forward to it: am a huge pasta lover!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Some Ideas

Last night, while I was sitting in a traffic jam at 0:30 am for no apparent reason on a high way in the middle of bleeping nowhere I was thinking about this blog. Those of you who participate in Tuesdays with Dorie will probably recognise what I'm about to suggest.

The recipes for the next couple of weeks are always posted in the sidebar on the left. I was wondering if you guys would appreciate it if we also published a post as soon as all the recipes for one month would be known? This way you'll get a reminder whenever new recipes are posted and you don't have to check the blog every now and then to see if a new recipe has been posted.

I've also been wondering if it was a good idea to make a post on each Thursday where everyone can leave their link if they made that weeks recipe, this way you don't have to go through the entire blogroll (which isn't a big deal right now, but if the group expands a lot this might be handy).

Let me know your thoughts and also feel free to leave any suggestions for the blog in a comment below!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Tell All & Welcome

Tell All about this week's recipe - Chicken Paella with Sausage and Olives. I'm super excited about this one!

Let's also welcome a new member Jen of The Rookie Baker:

Hi! I'm Jen of The Rookie Baker. I just started my blog last week to document my cooking and baking adventures. I enjoying being in the kitchen and cooking delicious, and healthy, meals for my family. I've been married to my husband for 4 years, and we have an almost 2-year old son. I love Ellie's recipes and would love to cook along with everyone! We are trying to expand our eating horizons, and this will be a good opportunity to try things we may have passed up otherwise!

Update on CEiMB

Lately Sara has been to busy to update CEiMB. I (Marthe of Culinary Delights) offered to take it over from her to keep this site running. She was very happy to provide me with the information so that we can keep enjoying this great group. I will also provide this information to two other members (Liz and Margaret) so that they can update the blog when I for some reason cannot.

It seems that a lot of members have been inacticve for a while, therefor I will send you all an email or leave you a comment on their blog to see if you still want to be a part of CEiMB. I will then add you back onto the blogroll

Please note that reorganization is currently in progress so be patient as I make necessary updates.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New Members

Hi All,

This week we are welcoming Danica of Danica's Daily:

Hi all ~ I am Danica of Danica's Daily. I started my site in 2009 to share my daily adventures in cooking, traveling, eating, working out, just having fun and enjoying life. I have a passion for all things food, whether it is going out to eat or making my own healthy versions at home. My focus is on Eating Clean and enjoying the foods I eat. I love to run, bike, be active and do any type of exercise that does not seem like exercise. Since I am an avid recipe developer and someone who LOVES to eat, I have a slight kitchen gadget and cookbook addiction. My other addiction ~ The Food Network! Every time I watch Ellie, I end up making one of her delicious dishes! I can't wait to join in the fun and give myself a reason to buy more cookbooks :D

and Jennifer of take the day off:

Hi! I am Jennifer and I write the blog Take the Day Off . My blog covers my kitchen adventures and other lighthearted reflections as a newlywed who loves music, food and pop culture. I have been an Ellie K. fan since the beginning and often turn to her cookbooks for mealtime inspiration. I'm so glad that I found this group!

Welcome Danica & Jennifer!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Tell All & Welcome

Hey Everyone!

Miso Glazed sounds great. What do you think?

We are also welcoming 2 new members this week:

Bridget of Yogurt and Berries

Hello! My name is Bridget, and I started my blog a little over a year and half ago when I wanted an outlet for my love of food, cooking, baking, and healthy living! I live in the Boston area and recently got married in September 2009 :) I've been a big Ellie fan long before I started blogging and find myself frequently using her recipes, so I was really excited when I stumbled on this site!


Jaime of Jamela Famela:

I am a 23 year old female from Chicago- and a recent blogger! I love cooking and living a very healthy lifestyle as far as enough sleep, good diet, and moderate exercise. I believe being happy and confident is the key to life!

Welcome Ladies :)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tell All - Marinated Chicken & Grape Skewers

How are these? Are you making the accompanying salad in the book?

Also - I am waiting for a bunch of people to get back to me with their recipe picks. So if I have emailed you and you haven't sent me your pick yet, be sure to do that. I would not want anyone to miss out on having their week!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sorry, Tell All, and Welcome

Hi All,

First, my apologies for not updating this blog in the last 2 weeks. Things have been kind of hectic for me. I will try to do better :)

Tell All about this week's recipe - Pasta Puttanesca...have at it....

Let's also welcome a new member Brianne of Yoshimi Vs. Motherhood

Hi! I've been blogging for almost a year now and have been making an effort to update it at least once a week, which can sometimes be hard with my busy schedule! I've got two little boys and I am always looking for new ways to get them to eat healthy. We love Ellie's recipes and would love to cook along with CEIMB!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New Member

Hey all,

Let's welcome Stefanie of The Modern Housewife

I am a newlywed and love to be in the kitchen. My husband and I have decided to try and get our butts into shape and trying out more of Ellie's recipes will help us to get there! I love all of her recipes that I have tried and would love to try more!

Welcome to the group!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Tell All - Dark Chocolate Mousse

The reviews for this are good, I am going to make it tonight.

How has it fared for you?

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Tell All - Marinated Flank Steak with Blue Cheese Sauce

How goes this?

If you don't like blue cheese - what are your plans?

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Tell All - Emerald Stir Fry with Beef

I have been wanting to make a stir fry so I am excited to eat this.

Let us know how it was for you.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Tell All - Five Layer Mexican Dip

What's not to like here. I made this a few months ago and it was delicious.

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Member

Hi Again,

This week let's welcome Teresa of A Blog About Food

my name is teresa, temporarily living in philly while my husband goes to school. i absolutely love food, cooking, baking and blogging. alongside other hobbies, my day is spend taking care of my two kids.

my blog is pretty simple, it's a blog about food, but i use it as a way to push myself in the kitchen. this year i made a resolution to join two cooking groups, but also to get healthy. i figured joining this group would help me in both of those endeavors. i'm excited to get started and get to know you all!

Welcome Teresa!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Member

Hi All,

This week we are welcoming Nicole of Dishin'

I'm a Boston-based blogger who loves trying new recipes and restaurants while kepping a healthy balance. I hope to one day love exercising as much as I love food!

Welcome to the group Nicole :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Tell All - Sweet & Spicy Peanut Soup

Well it certainly is a good week for soup! It is chilly here in DC :)

How goes this soup for everyone?