Your Best Recipe ~ YBR

Show me Your Best Recipes

Your Best Recipe, a monthly roundup of your best recipes hosted by Spicie Foodie. There are no limitations as to what you can submit, anything goes. No limits on your kitchen nor photography skill, everyone is invited to join. This is not a competition, it is just a showcase of great food being cooked all over the world.  And here is how you can participate :

Requirements to participate:
1. It has to be a recipe that you published the month of the roundup, and it has to be a recipe that you feel was your favorite one posted that month. It can be anything your heart desires. Your submitted recipe can be your own creation or one that you adapted from another foodie, just give them credit on your post.

2. You must choose and display any of the following badges to invite your visitors to the roundup being hosted here. The button/badge must stay on your blog, either on the sidebar or submitted post. Your submitted links and photos aren’t deleted a few days after or once you have stopped participating in the YBR. It is only fair that if there is a link back to you one should be sent back to the event. Please do not add the button/badge to your blog for a few days or weeks and then take it down. I do double check that participants has added a button/badge to their blog. Those that ignore the rules will be removed from the roundups.

Right click images to save or get code to embed on your site here:

Your Best Recipes
The badge below, you can add a small thumb of your dish. If you need help or would like the PSD file just shoot me an email, or read the tutorial here YBR Badge Tutorial (how to insert your photo) . Some participants like to use this badge below on a new blog post inviting their readers to see the roundup. You can wait until I have posted the roundup to get the link for it.
Your Best Recipes
This small button can be added to a post and/or your blog’s side bar.
Your Best Recipes Button

-Adding Your Best Recipe: Submissions are uploaded by participants using the provided inLinkz form. I have created a temporary page where you will add your info each month. ( http://www.spiciefoodie.com/ybr-signup-temporary-page/ ) The page is temporary and will be erased each month, so do not link to it.

- Roundup publications: You will find the date each roundup will be posted on the signup post, newsletter and the temporary signup page. Typically it is the last day of the month but does change depending on how it falls into my posting schedule. On that said date I will post the permanent roundup page with all of your submissions. The temporary page you signed up at will be deleted so it’s important not to link to it.

- A very exciting prize will be awarded to one lucky YBR participant. Every month I randomly choose one participant for a special feature. The winner will have a month of free advertisement on Spicie Foodie. This means the winner’s blog logo/banner will be showcased under the “Featured YBR Winner” section in the sidebar. The logo/banner will link to the winner’s blog as well as be repeatedly broadcasted to the thousands of Spicie Foodie social media followers and YBR newsletter subscribers. It is a great opportunity for the winner as they will be exposed to a new audience.

If you need any help or clarifications post a comment on the announcement or send me an email. I am really excited to see all of your submissions, it will be a feast for our eyes! Help spread the word and tell all of your foodie friends, thanks.


Monthly YBR roundups so far:

~ September 2014 submissions will open September 21st, add your links and photos here.

~ August 2014 Roundup
~ July 2014 Roundup
~ June 2014 Roundup can be viewed here
~ May 2014 Roundup can be viewed here.
~ April 2014 Roundup
~ March 2014 Roundup
~ February 2014 Roundup
~ January 2014 Roundup
~ December 2013 Roundup (no roundup this month)
~ November 2013 Roundup (no roundup this month)
~ October 2013 Roundup
~ September 2013 Roundup
~ August 2013 Roundup
~ July 2013 Roundup
~ June 2013 Signup and Roundup
~ May 2013 Signup and Roundup
~ April 2013 Signup and Roundup
~ March 2013 Announcement and Roundup
~ February 2013 Announcement and Roundup
~ January 2013 Announcement and Roundup
~ December 2012 Announcement and Roundup 
~ November 2012 Announcement and Roundup
~ October 2012 Announcement and Roundup
~ September 2012 Announcement and Roundup
~ August 2012 Announcement and Roundup
~ July 2012 Announcement and Roundup
~ June 2012 Announcement and Roundup
~ May 2012 Announcement and Roundup
~ April 2012 Announcement and Roundup
~ March 2012 Announcement and Roundup
~ February 2012 Announcement and Roundup
~ January 2012 Announcement and Roundup
~ December 2011 Announcement and Roundup
~ November 2011 Announcement and Roundup
~ October 2011 Announcement and Roundup
~ September 2011 Announcement and Roundup
~ July 2011 Announcement and Roundup
~ June 2011 Announcement  and Roundup
~ May 2011 Announcement and Roundup
~ April 2011 Announcement and Roundup
~ March 2011 Announcement and Roundup
~ February 2011 Announcement and Roundup
~ January 2011 Announcement and Roundup
~ December 2010 Announcement and Roundup
~ November 2010 Announcement  and Roundup
~ October 2010 Announcement  and Roundup


{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sharon Perloff-Shamow August 23, 2011 at 3:30 PM

I would like to join the August YBR event. Thank you!


2 JoAnn August 26, 2011 at 3:01 PM

I want to participate in the August roundup. I’ve email you the details as requested and included YBR badge in the post indicated. Can I change that post on or before August 31st?
I love your website theme except for the red colored print in the side bar which I find hard to read. I’m gonna check out your book at Amazon.com. and The Ardent Epicure.


3 Vicki Bensinger September 25, 2011 at 10:29 PM

For whatever reason I’m having trouble getting the code to copy. I put my mouse over it but it’s not in the right place to copy. When I move my mouse the code goes away. Can you email it to me? I have the photo already posted at the bottom of my blog. Thanks.


4 Spicie Foodie September 26, 2011 at 6:39 AM

Hi Vicki, I’m not sure what you mean. Which code for what button or badge do you need? I’ll email you shortly.


5 Paul September 27, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Mind if i add a little spice to your Spice!!

Lovely Site… !! Elegant!…


6 Spicie Foodie September 27, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Hehe, thanks Paul:)


7 Julie @ Burnt Carrots October 28, 2011 at 12:06 PM

I’d like to join the October YBR! Thanks!!


8 balvinder October 28, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Just curious, If I can join. I am a follower of your lovely blog so I come to know what’s happening.


9 Manu October 29, 2011 at 10:08 AM

I’m in I’m in!!! :-) I have just sent you all the details! Thank you sooo much Nancy! I hope you are having a great weekend!


10 Spicie Foodie October 29, 2011 at 11:21 AM

Okay Manu, I’ll get back to you in a little while :) You too!


11 Sarah November 11, 2011 at 10:47 PM

I’d love to participate this month!


12 Spicie Foodie November 12, 2011 at 8:44 AM

Hi Sarah, The signup post will be up next week so you can signup then.


13 Santosh Bangar November 29, 2011 at 2:09 AM

i am 1st time here .u have nice space pl do visit my site
i am sending my recipe


14 Spicie Foodie November 29, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Thank you!


15 Shannon Lim December 11, 2011 at 12:07 PM

Hi! I’m new to YBR and would like to participate in this month Dec roundup. I can’t seem to find the announcement page for linkup.


16 Spicie Foodie December 11, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Hi Shannon, Welcome to the YBR! The December’s signup announcement has not been published yet. It will be up next week. Look for it then so you can signup :)


17 Shea Goldstein January 17, 2012 at 2:42 PM

I would like to participate in the January Round Up :)


18 Spicie Foodie January 17, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Hi Shea, You can can signup for the roundup in a few days. I’ll be posting the signup post then. Glad to have you :)


19 Bloggy April 26, 2012 at 1:12 PM

I would like to take part in YBR April 2012. Will send you the deatils and the recipe soon.


20 veronica gantley June 22, 2012 at 7:59 AM

Please include me in the June YBR 2012. I will send you info later.


21 Roz September 10, 2012 at 5:58 PM

I have added your badge to my blog and am looking forward to participating for my first time in September, 2012. Thanks for the fun theme! I have lots to share with everyone!



22 Briju Parthasarathy August 14, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Hi I would like to join your group. Can you please help me to do so and also would highly appreciate of you can guide me about how to make blog reader friendly


23 Spicie Foodie August 14, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Hi, You can read over the information on this page to see how to participate in the YBR. The next one will be announced the last week of this month.


24 Vicki Bensinger October 23, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Hi Nancy,

I finally adding back the YBR button to my new site since I haven’t done YBR since the summer when we were traveling and redoing my site. I clicked on the button once posted and it comes to this page. I’m guessing it should go to my old submissions but I had a different URL then. Any suggestions?


25 Spicie Foodie October 25, 2013 at 1:02 AM

Hi Vicky,

Yes, it should direct to this page. You don’t have to go back to all of your previous submissions, thank you though.:) Just add the button to the recipes you submit from now on, or you could also add the button to your sidebar or links page. Thanks Vicky and welcome back!


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