Sunday, September 11, 2011

Challenge #6 - Cook Book

Only 1 Day Left!

You may not know this about me, but I like to cook, and I like to eat, and I like to talk about cooking and/or eating. Robert I have even been known to peruse other blogs (specifically this one) looking for great recipes to try, and I'm always impressed by the magnetic appeal of a well-taken food photo followed by a list of ingredients comprising said food. The "seed" of inspiration: all of the food photos clogging up my harddrive while the foods pictured clog up my arteries. For example:

Robert's Homemade Marshmallows
Recipe at Smitten Kitchen

Carissa's 30th Birthday Dinner

Recipe from Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc at Home, but the 
pictures pretty much speak for themselves!

Jack's Lemon Bars
Recipe at Smitten Kitchen

Robert's "I have nothing else to do and, mostly, people like cake" Cake
Recipe at Martha Stewart

Now that I have your attention... the challenge! Relax, I'm not going to ask you to create a lavish feast for the GFCB team (me), although I've never been known to turn down a delicious meal. Instead, I would like you to share your favorite recipe and a photo of you creating/enjoying/demolishing the product! Please e-mail your entry to:

 grossfamilychallengeblog (at) gmail (dot) com 

Include "Cook Book" in the subject line, the photo as an attachment, and the recipe in the body of the e-mail. You may submit as many entries as you'd like in any category; drinks, appetizers, main courses, desserts. Just be sure to send them by Friday, September 23. (Jaden's Birthday!) A winner will be selected at random to receive a very special prize... perhaps the best prize yet! 

Recipes in the Gross Family Cookbook:
Cheesey Baked Ziti (Gena)
Meatball Subs (Gena)
Lemon Bars (Cortney)
Fried Chicken (Cortney)
Popcorn on the Stove (Allison)
Black Bean Salsa (Roberta)
Steed's Lodge Oatmeal Cookies (Debbie)
Apple Impromptu (Debbie)
Low Country Shrimp Boil (Pete)
Pizza Hot Dish (Anne)
Autumn Soup (Anne)
Chicken Tettrazinne (Anne)
Sweet Potato Salad (Lauren)
Grandma's Sugar Cookies (Lauren)
Pizza Ryes (Lauren)
Dipped Gingersnaps (Judy)
Rhubarb Torte (Judy)
Dill Dip (Judy)
Christmas Party Pinwheels (Damon et. al.)
Caramel Apple Salad (Jenny)
Easy Lasagna (Jenny)
Venison-Chicken or Veal Schnitzel (Teri)
Spedinis (Teri)
Grandma Mazza's Meatballs (Teri)
Jaden's Chocolate Milk (Jaden)
Hot Seafood Spread (Cindy)
Angel Chicken Pasta (Cindy)
Pork and Pineapple Stir Fry (Kate)
Zada's Fudge (Kate)
Divinity (Grandma Harris)
Pizzelles (Grandma Mazza)
Honey Oat Bread (Grandpa)
Cherry Cake (Grandma) 
Macaroni and Cheese (Carissa)
Cornbread Bake (Carissa)
Oma's Fluffy Pancakes (Brett)
Beef Stroganoff (Carissa)
Cheesy Potatoes (Cindy)
Apple Raspberry Pie (Allison)


  1. Intriguing indeed!!! I think you may actually get the men in my family to participate on this one!!!!Great idea Cortney! Can't wait to see you Friday!