Your Best Recipes of February 2012, YBR

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



  1. says

    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.

  2. says

    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…

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

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

  5. says

    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!

    • says

      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!

  6. says

    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.


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