The edible equivalent of a duvet day – these 4 Deliciously Creamy Dinners are perfect for whenever you feel in need of classic comfort food! Plus find the linky for #CookBlogShare Week 13.
Hoorah! It’s finally spring 😀 I hope the weather is suitably spring-like where you are! Here in South East England the weather is positively glorious and looks set to stay like that for the foreseeable future – yay!
I have been a busy little bee since last #CookBlogShare creating 3 new recipes on Easy Peasy Foodie. First up my Irish Lamb Stew and Easy White Soda Bread in honour of St Patricks Day, earlier this month. And then another fabulously easy midweek meal with a twist, my Easy Chicken Stroganoff. The twist being that this stroganoff is made with chicken rather than the usual pork or beef!
Over on Productive Blogging I have also been busy, sharing some practical admin posts on 21 ways to spring clean your blog and How to keep track of your blogging income and expenses.
I’ve also been continuing my love affair with all things SEO, sharing my tips on How to optimize your blog’s site structure for SEO as well as a post on 17 SEO mistakes to avoid in 2019!
4 Deliciously Creamy Dinners
Hands up who loves comfort food? Me, me, me! And this week I was most drawn to these 4 deliciously creamy dinners – perfect for when you need an edible hug!
Only one of these recipes actually contains cream – the others are made creamy with bechamel style sauces. But all of them are wonderfully comforting and I just know they would all go down very well in this house!
Mini Chicken Pot Pies with Asparagus
First up we have these gorgeous Mini Chicken Pot Pies from Monika at Everyday Healthy Recipes. Aren’t they just so cute! And I love the sound of the filling: chicken, asparagus and a wonderful bechamel sauce, pimped up with Dijon mustard, fromage frais and onion granules. All topped off with a delicious lid of crunchy, buttery puff pastry. It sounds so decadent, but actually, because this recipe is made with bechamel not cream, it’s much healthier than it sounds!
Sticking with the bechamel theme, we move on to what I consider to be one of the most classic comfort food recipes of all time – Macaroni Cheese! This fab recipe from Claire at She Eats is a bit of a twist on the traditional macaroni cheese recipe, though. Claire doesn’t use macaroni, but rather whatever pasta she has on hand, and will often put a handful of peas in too. But the thing I love about Claire’s recipe is she has used a mix traditional Lancashire cheeses in her version. I’ve often played around with the cheeses I use in macaroni cheese, but I’ve never tried using Lancashire cheese in my mac n cheese before. Now after reading Claire’s description, I really want to try it!
Cheesy Bacon and Tomato Pasta
Another creamy, cheesy pasta dish, this Cheesy Bacon and Tomato Pasta from Anna at Once Upon A Food Blog is bound to be a winner. I know it would go down very well in this house! The sauce this time is made from a mix of tomatoes and lots of cheese, thickened with a touch of cornflour and flavoured with bacon! I particularly love that it’s ready in just 25 minutes – now that’s my kind of meal!
Chicken Makhani (Butter Chicken)
The final ‘creamy’ recipe is the only one which actually contains cream! This delicious Chicken Makhani (AKA butter chicken) from Corina at Searching For Spice sounds so wonderful and comforting: warming spices, a rich tomatoey sauce, diced chicken breast and just a dash of double cream – a little bit decadent, but not too unhealthy! And ready in just 40 minutes. Perfect for a DIY curry night!
#CookBlogShare2019 Week 13
And so we come to this week’s linky. You can link up any foodie post that you have – both old and new posts are welcome. 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 (maximum of 4, please).
- Add a link from your post back to this post (so everyone else can find it and link up too!) and / or add the #CookBlogShare badge to your post (you can find the code below).
- Comment on one of the host’s posts and a minimum of 2 other posts linked up here, and generally share the love with a bit of social media action!
If you wish, you can tweet a link to your recipe to me @easypeasyfoodie and also (if you have room on the tweet!) my co-hosts Jacqui @recipecrumbs and Monika @monikasecipes, using the #CookBlogShare hashtag and we will retweet them. You can also post your recipe on the Cook Blog Share Facebook Page.
Need some help on Instagram? You and me both…so let’s help each other! Whenever you post to Instagram, use the #CookBlogShare hashtag, then quickly hop over to the #CookBlogShare feed, liking as many as you can and commenting on any that particularly catch your eye. Not a big job at all, but if we all do it, it would make a BIG difference!!
I will comment on a selection of my favourite posts this week and pin them to the Cook Blog Share Pinterest Board. I can’t wait to see what you’ve all been making!
Just to remind you, by joining in, you are giving the #CookBlogShare hosts permission to use your pictures in a round up and on social media, if your recipe is selected as one of our favourites!
The next #CookBlogShare will be hosted by Jacqui at Recipes Made Easy 🙂