Your Best Recipes of February 2012, YBR

by Spicie Foodie on February 29, 2012

Welcome to February’s YRB roundup. Before you check out the delicious recipes this month, there is something I need to talk about. We all know that the only real requirement for YBR participation is to add the YBR button to your blogs. Adding the YBR button/badge to your blogs helps promote our event. I say our event because it belongs to all of us that come together every month and make YBR possible. Promoting or getting the word out about YBR benefits all of us that participate every month. The more people find out about it the more participants and the more introductions to new foodie friends.

Recently it has come to my attention that some participants add the YBR button/badge to their blog and remove it within a few days,weeks or month(s) of the roundup. Some have even removed the button/badge just days after I kindly asked and they agreed to add it to their blog. This isn’t only ignoring the rules of participation but also unfair to the rest of us. It isn’t fair to those of us who help promote our monthly event by adhering to the requirements and essentially help to promote those who choose to ignore the rules. When you participate in the signups and roundups the links to your blogs are left permanently on Spicie Foodie. I do not remove the links once someone has stopped participating.

Honestly, I hate that I even have to write about this. Aside from the great recipes and photographs, YBR has always been intended as a positive place to meet fellow food bloggers, form new friendships and catchup with those you may have lost touch with. So in order to keep it fair for the rest of us that adhere to the rules I will be removing participants who violate the button/badge rule. Those that have been asked to place the YBR button repeatedly and haven’t complied will be removed immediately. Those that have not previously been asked about it will receive an email asking to comply, if they fail to respond they too will be removed. Thank you to everyone else who follows the rules.

Please help me welcome new participants Natalie, MeganCarol and Corey. Give them a warm welcome and get your eyes ready for Your Best Recipes of February 2012!

Participants are listed in the order of submissions received. The ** indicates those wishing to participate in the Honest Cooking draw.

Sugar Coma Dessert Pizza
**Natalie, FoodAtick, Sugar Coma Dessert Pizza


Strawberry Frappuchinno
Claudia, Whats Cookin Italian Cuisine, Strawberry Frappuchinno


Ginger Carrot Soup With Tea-Rubbed Cod
**Kiri, Healthy Foodie Travels, Ginger Carrot Soup With Tea-Rubbed Cod


Love is in the air: Blueberry Mousse
**Sandra, Sandra’s Easy Cooking, Love is in the air: Blueberry Mousse


ChocolateLove: Fudgy Brownie with Dark Chocolate Ganache
Becky, Baking and Cooking, A Tale of Two Loves, ChocolateLove: Fudgy Brownie with Dark Chocolate Ganache


Maple Stout Cupcakes with Candied Cayenne Bacon


Chocolate Mousse
**Joanne, Winelady Cooks, Chocolate Mousse


Moist Carrot Cake with Coconut Milk 'Magic' Frosting


Deviled Onion Sambal
**Ramona, Curry and Comfort, Deviled Onion Sambal


Saturn Midnight Moon Cake
**Taruna, easyfoodsmith, Saturn Midnight Moon Cake


Black Bean Brownies
**Megan, Cheesy Rice, Black Bean Brownies


Afghani Kebob with Tomato Gravy
**Asiya, Chocolate & Chillies, Afghani Kebob with Tomato Gravy


Pindi Chana - Indian Spiced Chickpeas
**Maria, Flavors of Mumbai, Pindi Chana – Indian Spiced Chickpeas


Cookie Dough Dip
**Liz, That Skinny Chick Can Bake!!!, Cookie Dough Dip


Rocket Rolls
**Suzanne, You Made That, Rocket Rolls


Ooey Gooey Low Carb Brownie
**Carol, Ditch The Wheat, Ooey Gooey Low Carb Brownie


Mini Beetroot Crepes with Arugula, Goat Cheese, & Ground Pistachio


What's For Dinner - A Variation on Classic Beef Stew
Adam~Truffle Shuffle, The Ardent Epicure, What’s For Dinner – A Variation on Classic Beef Stew


Feather Light Yeast Rolls
**Veronica, My Catholic Kitchen, Feather Light Yeast Rolls


Pretzel Rolls
**Emily, Life on Food, Pretzel Rolls


Romaine Hearts and Arugula Salad with Minced Beet, Pears, Pistachios, Avocado, Cucumber and Honey-Balsamic Vinaigrette


Tortelli di Carnevale
**Manu, Manu’s Menu, Tortelli di Carnevale


Vegan Goat Cheese Stuffed Oven-Roasted Tomatoes


Ginger Cream Cookies
**Jill, Dulce Dough, Ginger Cream Cookies


Charlotte Aux Fraises
**Ann, Anncoo Journal, Charlotte Aux Fraises


Chocolate Covered Candied Orange Peel
Rochelle, Acquired Life, Chocolate Covered Candied Orange Peel


Polvorones (Three Color Mexican Cookies) & My Trip To Los Cabos


5 Star Beet Salad
Priscilla, She’s Cookin’, 5 Star Beet Salad


Butterfinger Pie
Adele, In Mama Joe’s Kitchen, Butterfinger Pie


Fresh Fruit Tart
**Victoria, Flavors of the Sun, Fresh Fruit Tart


Malaysian Chicken Satay
**Shannon, JustAsDelish, Malaysian Chicken Satay


Røkelaksterte (Smoked Salmon Quiche from Norway)
**Claudia (German Mama), From Arepas to Zwetschgen, Røkelaksterte (Smoked Salmon Quiche from Norway)


Buffalo Ranch Chicken Cheese Puffs
**Corey, Learning Patience, Buffalo Ranch Chicken Cheese Puffs


Vegetable Chow Mein/Hakka Noodles
**Ambika, Ambika’s Kitchen, Vegetable Chow Mein/Hakka Noodles


Palomitas con Salsa or Popcorn with Hot Sauce


in YBR

{ 54 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Manu February 29, 2012 at 7:34 AM

Fantastic Round-Up Nancy!!! :-))))


2 Spicie Foodie February 29, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Thank you Manu!


3 Rosa February 29, 2012 at 7:36 AM

What a great roundup! Everything looks fantastic.




4 Spicie Foodie February 29, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Thank you Rosa!


5 claudia @whats cookin italian cuisine February 29, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Some awesome gourmet roundup this month as always your a gracious wonderful host and I thank you for letting me be part of this extraordinary lineup!


6 Spicie Foodie February 29, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Thank you Claudia for the support and for participating each month :)


7 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 29, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Great looking round up, as usual! Thank you so much for organizing. :)


8 Spicie Foodie February 29, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Hi Laura,

Thank you! Glad to have you participating.


9 Laz February 29, 2012 at 11:52 AM


Thanks for welcoming Natie with open arms. Fantastic round-up as per usual.



10 Spicie Foodie February 29, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Hi Lazaro,

It is my pleasure :) Thank you y tu tambien quidate!


11 Shannon | Just As Delish February 29, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Another amazing round-up, I can’t wait to get back to Malaysia to check out some of the dishes. I’m travelling in China now and many sites are blocked here, including facebook and twitter. Thank you for letting me participate in YBR.


12 Spicie Foodie February 29, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Hi Shannon,

It really is! Hope you are having a great trip.


13 easyfoodsmith February 29, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Fabulous round up as always Nancy :)


14 Spicie Foodie February 29, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Thank you Taruna!


15 Becky February 29, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Such a gorgeous array of dishes. Thank you for hosting such a fun event


16 Spicie Foodie February 29, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Thank you Becky!


17 Ann@Anncoo Journal February 29, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Great round up! Thank you for hosting, Nancy :)


18 Spicie Foodie February 29, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Thanks Ann!


19 Liz February 29, 2012 at 2:37 PM

So many fabulous dishes…and new blogs to explore! Thanks again for hosting, Nancy!


20 Spicie Foodie February 29, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Thank you Liz!


21 Tina@flourtrader February 29, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Great line up here! You are sweet to be hosting this round-up event and it is sad that things had to get more strict due to some violators, but I am glad you are being to the point about the button issue. Now I do need to look into the detail of some of these tasty items…


22 Spicie Foodie February 29, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Hi Tina,

It is my pleasure and so much fun hosting YBR. There are so many great people to meet. Thank you!


23 Kiri W. February 29, 2012 at 3:04 PM

I am so sorry to hear you’re having trouble :( That’s unfortunate to hear!
But oh so many recipes to check out :) Fantastic collection this month!


24 Spicie Foodie February 29, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Hi Kiri,

Unfortunate but it doesn’t spoil the party. There are so many delicious recipes and beautiful photos to go check out :)


25 Trix February 29, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Welcome to the new participants!! These YBRs just keep getting better and better : )


26 Spicie Foodie February 29, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Thank you Trixie for the warm welcome to our new participants. Yes, it sure is :)


27 Lilly February 29, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Wow all these fantastic food pictures makes me hungry for more!


28 Spicie Foodie February 29, 2012 at 8:55 PM

You and me both Lilly ;)


29 Ramona February 29, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Wonderful round up as always Nancy!! We appreciate your hard work!! Hope every complies with the rules in the future. :) Thanks again. ~ Ramona


30 Spicie Foodie February 29, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Hi Ramona,

Thank you sweetie :)


31 Vicki Bensinger February 29, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Oh I’m bummed I missed this month, I’ve been so busy. Everything looks beautiful as always with so many great recipes. Sorry to hear about those posting your YBR badge. This stuff happens all the time. If not with this then with giveaways. It’s unfortunate, I’ve had similar things happen to me as well. Thanks for doing this each month – its fun!


32 Spicie Foodie February 29, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Hi Vicki,

Maybe you’d be interested in signing up for the newsletter. I sent out signup announcements and deadline reminders. Thanks and hope to see you next month!


33 Megan February 29, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Everything looks delicious! Thanks for letting me participate in this, and hopefully I’ll have a recipe for March too :)


34 Spicie Foodie February 29, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Hi Megan,

We are glad to have you and you are welcome to join us again as much as you like :)


35 Emily @ Life on Food February 29, 2012 at 9:54 PM

I am sorry to hear about your troubles. I hope things work out better in March. I love all of the sweet treats from February.


36 Spicie Foodie March 1, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Hi Emily,

Thank you :)


37 corey @ learning patience March 1, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Thanks for the warm welcome – I look forward to participating in many more round ups!
Those pretzel rolls are making me hungry! :-)
xoxo from Trinidad


38 Spicie Foodie March 1, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Hi Corey,

Glad to have you and I hope you join is for more YBRs. Thanks!


39 Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb March 1, 2012 at 12:01 PM

oh wow my jaw dropped open, soo many fantastic dishes.

surely if u participate in a group then u should act as such too, I understand your irritation on that, nancy!


40 Spicie Foodie March 1, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Hi Helene,

Yes, there are so many fantastic dishes. Thank you Helene:)


41 Amy @ Gastronome Tart March 1, 2012 at 5:59 PM

I can’t believe I missed it and even after I got the newsletter lol. However, this roundup is perfect Nancy. Looks absolutely delicious!


42 Spicie Foodie March 1, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Oh no Amy, sorry you missed it :( Thanks and I hope you can make it for March.


43 Ambika March 1, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Such a wonderful roundup Nancy! Thank you so much for dropping by and your sweet words :)


44 Spicie Foodie March 1, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Hi Ambika,

I meant them too ;) Thanks!


45 Winelady Cooks March 1, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Hi Nancy, This is a terrific group of recipes. They all look so delicious.

Thanks so much for hosting.


46 Spicie Foodie March 2, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Hi Joanne,

They do, don’t they :)


47 Marsha @ The Harried Cook March 1, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Wonderful roundup, Nancy! Thanks for all the hard work and effort you take in putting this up month after month.. .LOVE being a part of YBR!


48 Spicie Foodie March 2, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Hi Marsha,

Thank you and I love having you be a part of YBR :)


49 Gina March 2, 2012 at 11:48 PM

I’m smacking myself with a wet noodle right now, even with the e-mail I couldn’t keep up this month. But I did spy those feather light rolls I want the recipe for, so I won’t cry too hard. It’s not too much to ask and don’t feel bad about it.


50 Spicie Foodie March 3, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Hi Gina,

Lol! I just figured you were busy with the move so didn’t want to bug you. The rolls do look yummy.


51 Sandra's Easy Cooking March 3, 2012 at 3:30 AM

Yet another beautiful round up! You are doing such a great job Nancy..Thank you for being you!!!!


52 Spicie Foodie March 3, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Hi Sandra,

Thank you for your sweet words :) Have a great weekend!


53 Magic of Spice March 8, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Beautiful round-up and a big hello to the new participants! Will be checking on these I have not seen yet :)


54 Spicie Foodie March 9, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Thanks and go check them out!


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