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Food Bloggers L.A. Do Thanksgiving!

Posted By Dorothy Reinhold On November 9, 2012 @ 2:25 pm In Food Bloggers Los Angeles,Party,Thanksgiving | 19 Comments

If you’re looking to branch out just a bit from your usual Thanksgiving fare, the Food Bloggers Los Angeles group has a treat for you today.

This passionate group of food writers met recently for an early Thanksgiving, and to strut our stuff before some of the most discriminating palates in Los Angeles.

We baked, we roasted, we whirled and stirred; we sizzled, sautéed and skimmed. And we came up with a feast fit for So Cal royalty!

Drool, if you dare, over these Thanksgiving offerings, from starters to sweets, and everything in between. Choose something here to add to your own feast!

Starters and Salad and Bread

Spinach Crepe Spirals [1]Lynne Hemer of Cook & Be Merry [2] brought delicate, delicious Spinach Crepe Spirals [3].

Sweet Potato Biscuits [4]Dana Shrager of Foodie Goes Healthy [5] brought cute little Sweet Potato Biscuits and Cinnamon Honey Butter. [6]

Bouchon Bakery Bacon Cheddar Scones [7]Susan Silverberg of The Home Artist [8] brought Bouchon Bakery Bacon Cheddar and Chive Scones.

White Cheddar Black Pepper Scones [9]Cheri Liefeld of Adventures in the Kitchen [10] baked two kinds of scones – Hazelnut Dried Cherry, and White Cheddar Black Pepper Scones [11].

Hefeweizen Honey Rolls [12]Jackie Dodd of The Beeroness [13] brought Hefeweizen Honey Rolls [14].

Hint: Any of the breads we had would be perfect for day-after turkey sandwiches, too.

Warm Rice Salad [15]Jackie also gave us a Warm Rice Salad with Corn and Goat Cheese. Yeah.

Pumpkin Pie Wontons with Maple Whipped Cream [16]Allison Day of Sushi Day [17] created Pumpkin Pie Wontons with Maple Whipped Cream [18]. Dessert or starter…you decide.


Roasted Parsnip and Apple Soup [19]Neha Mathur of Much More Than a Homemaker [20] intrigued us with a Roasted Parsnip and Apple Soup.

Nancy Buchanan of A Communal Table [21] brought Pumpkin Peanut Soup.


Cranberry Conserve [22]Liz Schmitt of Liz the Chef [23] drove up from San Diego to join us with her vibrant Cranberry Conserve [24].

Giblet Gravy [25]Lana Watkins of Bibberche [26] brought classic Giblet Gravy.

Charmoula Sauce [27]David Latt of Men Who Like to Cook [28] brought a verdant Charmoula Sauce….

Moroccan Preserved Pickled Vegetables [29]…and Moroccan Preserved Pickled Vegetables [30].

Cranberry Raspberry Sauce [31]Susan Salzman of The Urban Baker [32] made a Cranberry Raspberry Relish [33].


Green Bean Casserole from Scratch [34]Erika Kerekes from In Erika’s Kitchen [35] arrived with two dishes – a delicious updated Green Bean Casserole [36] without the goopy canned soup …

Duchess Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes [37]…and Duchess Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes. Yes, they really are that color! (And I want that tree-slice serving board, in case anyone wonders what to get me for Christmas!)

Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes [38]Lana Watkins also brought classic Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes [39].

Mains and Stuffing

Pumpkin Mushroom Lasagna [40]Ellen Rosentreter of Golden Hour Glass [41] brought a Pumpkin Mushroom Pepper Lasagna.

Stuffed Mini Pumpkins [42]Judy Lyness of Two Broads Abroad [43] entered to ooohs and aaahs with her pretty Stuffed Mini Pumpkins [44].

Shiitake Mushroom, Leek, Bacon and Tarragon Stuffing [45]Tina Ferris of The Unprocess [46] made a Shiitake Mushroom, Leek, Bacon and Tarragon Stuffing.

Rustic Herb Stuffing [47]Susan Salzman of The Urban Baker [32] brought a Rustic Herb Stuffing [48] I couldn’t stop eating.


Melt in Your Mouth Chocolate Tart [49]No slouch, Judy Lyness also brought her Melt in Your Mouth Chocolate Tart. And it did.

Mini Pumpkin-Maple Tarts with Toasted Pecan Streusel [50]I (Shockingly Delicious [51]), brought Mini Pumpkin-Maple Tarts with Toasted Pecan Streusel [52], a recipe from Abby Dodge’s new cookbook that had my family raving.

Millet Bars [53]Our host, Andrew Wilder, of Eating Rules [54], brought intriguingly healthy, sweet Honey Nut Popped Amaranth Alegrias [55].

Vintage Crushed Pineapple Cake [56]Leslie Macchiarella of Bake This Cake [57] made a Vintage Crushed Pineapple Cake [58] adorned with real sunflowers that was also to celebrate FBLA’s 3rd birthday! Yes, we are out of the terrible twos.

Pumpkin Spice Cake [59]Louise Mellor of Geez Louise [60] brought a Pumpkin Spice Cake [61] topped with a thick maple cream cheese frosting and little ruby red organic walnuts. Yes, they really are that color!

Pecan Crusted Salted Spiced Caramel Pumpkin Pie [62]Valentina Wein of Cooking on the Weekends [63] brought a Pecan Crusted Salted Spiced Caramel Pumpkin Pie [64]. Say that fast three times!

Sweet Potato Pie [65]Patricia Rose of Fresh Food in a Flash [66] graced the table with Sweet Potato Pie in its own little tableau.

Pumpkin Cheesecake and Chocolate Mousse Topped with Dark Chocolate Ganache [67]Christina Conte of Christina’s Cucina [68] brought a showstopping Pumpkin Cheesecake and Chocolate Mousse Topped with Dark Chocolate Ganache [69].   She had brought it last month, but we begged her for it again…that’s how good it is.

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[13] The Beeroness: http://thebeeroness.com/

[14] Hefeweizen Honey Rolls: http://thebeeroness.com/2012/10/30/hefeweizen-honey-rolls/

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[23] Liz the Chef: http://lizthechef.com/

[24] Cranberry Conserve: http://reciperenovator.com/special-diets/vegan/cranberry-walnut-conserve/

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[26] Bibberche: http://bibberche.com/

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[28] Men Who Like to Cook: http://menwholiketocook.blogspot.com/

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[30] Moroccan Preserved Pickled Vegetables: http://menwholiketocook.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-thanksgiving-10-point-check-list.html

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[32] The Urban Baker: http://www.theurbanbaker.com/

[33] Cranberry Raspberry Relish: http://www.theurbanbaker.com/cranberry-raspberry-relish-a-giveaway/

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[35] In Erika’s Kitchen: http://www.inerikaskitchen.com/

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[39] Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes: http://bibberche.com/2012/11/my-thanksgiving-tradition-southern-candied-sweet-potatoes/

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[43] Two Broads Abroad: http://2broadsabroad.wordpress.com/

[44] Stuffed Mini Pumpkins: http://2broadsabroad.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/thanksgiving-mini-pumpkins-stuffing/

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[46] The Unprocess: http://www.theunprocess.com/

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[48] Rustic Herb Stuffing: http://www.theurbanbaker.com/rustic-herbed-stuffing/

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[54] Eating Rules: http://www.eatingrules.com

[55] Honey Nut Popped Amaranth Alegrias: http://www.eatingrules.com/2010/10/honey-nut-amaranth-alegrias/

[56] Image: http://www.shockinglydelicious.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/IMG_3304.jpg

[57] Bake This Cake: http://bakethiscake.com/

[58] Vintage Crushed Pineapple Cake: http://bakethiscake.com/2012/11/13/crushed-pineapple-cake-recipe/

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[60] Geez Louise: http://www.louisemellor.com/

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[63] Cooking on the Weekends: http://cookingontheweekends.com/

[64] Pecan Crusted Salted Spiced Caramel Pumpkin Pie: http://cookingontheweekends.com/2012/10/salted-spiced-caramel-pumpkin-pie-with-pecan-crust-gluten-free-recipe/

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[66] Fresh Food in a Flash: http://freshfoodinaflash.com/

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[68] Christina’s Cucina: http://christinascucina.blogspot.com/

[69] Pumpkin Cheesecake and Chocolate Mousse Topped with Dark Chocolate Ganache: http://christinascucina.blogspot.com/2012/11/pumpkin-cheesecake-and-chocolate-mousse.html

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