Another week, another ingredient

It’s another week and another Blogger Secret Ingredient. 🙂  Week 56 to be exact.

Thank you, Julie, for selecting me to host this weeks secret ingredient. As a reminder, here is how all the fun goes down:

Each week, a new host picks an ingredient and anyone (food blogger or not) can submit a recipe.

The rules:

  1. The host picks an ingredient, preferably one that is in season, readily available, and not too expensive.
  2. The host links back to all the other previous weekly hosts.
  3. Participants create a unique recipe using the BSI and e-mail the host with their recipes.
  4. You do not have to have a food blog to participate, and you do not have to submit a photograph (although it is preferred).
  5. If you don’t have a blog, you can submit your recipe to the host, and she will post your recipe for you on her blog.
  6. The host reviews the recipe submissions by Sunday night of each week.
  7. The hosts pick a recipe that is her favorite.
  8. The host posts the winner Monday morning and sends the winner a token prize of her choosing.

    Make sure you visit all of these fabulous bloggers that have hosted the secret ingredient week in the past.

    Week 55: Savvy Eats– Maple Syrup

    Week 54: Sound Eats – Dried Fruit

    Week 53: MegaNerdRuns – Acorn Squash

    Week 52: Healthy Tipping Point – Pancake Mix

    Week 51: Live, Laugh Eat – Almond Butter

    Week 50: Balance, Joy and Delicias! – Cauliflower

    Week 49: Healthy San Diego Living – Chickpeas

    Week 48: Thought 4 Food – Yogurt

    Week 47: London Foodie in New York – Chocolate

    Week 46: Johnstone’s Vin Blanc – Oats

    Week 45: Guilty Kitchen – Figs

    Week 44: Ordinary Recipes Made Gourmet – Peanut Butter

    Week 43: The Sophisticated Gourmet – Brown Sugar

    Week 42: My Kitchen Addiction – Lime

    Week 41: Nutmeg Nanny – Coffee

    Week 40: Chaya’s Comfy Cook – Broccoli

    Week 39: Healthy Delicious – Plums

    Week 38: Zoe – Feta

    Week 37: ChezWhat– Potatoes

    Week 36: Cinnamon, Spice & Everything Nice – Blueberries

    Week 35: Girlichef -Greens

    Week 34: The Ungourmet – Watermelon

    Week 33: Bread + Butter – Bell Pepper

    Week 32: Burp and Slurp -Corn

    Week 31: Say Yes to Salad – Kabocha

    Week 31 1/2: Simply Fabulous Now– Cherries

    Week 30: Thinspired – Bananas

    Week 29: To Be The Whole Package – Almonds

    Week 28: Kristas Kravings – Lemon

    Week 27: From French Fries To Flax Seeds – Coconut

    Week 26: Plentiful Plants – Avocado

    Week 25: Training Fuel – Eggs

    Week 24: Dinner at Christina’s – Cabbage

    Week 23: Hey What’s for Dinner, Mom? – Strawberries

    Week 22: One Bite at a Time – Basil

    Week 21:  Just Sweet Enough – Black Beans

    Week 20: What I Ate Yesterday – Kale

    Week 19: What’s for Dinner – Orange

    Week 18: Bran Appetit!–Spinach

    Week 17: Tales of Expansion -Dates

    Week 16: Biggest Diabetic Loser – Zucchini

    Week 15: Sweet & Natural –Peppermint

    Week 14: bella eats [and runs] – Ginger

    Week 13: Coffee Talk – Walnuts

    Week 12: For the Love of Oats – Pumpkin

    Week 11: Trying to Heal – Sweet Potatoes

    Week 10: The Inner Workings of a College Graduate – Eggplant

    Week 9: Itzy’s Kitchen – Pears

    Week 8: The Fitnessista – Cranberries

    Week 7: Tri to Cook – Lentils

    Week 6: Rhodey Girl Tests – Polenta

    Week 5: Eating Bender – Butternut Squash

    Week 4: Care to Eat – Apples

    Week 3: On a Lobster Placemat – Mushrooms

    Week 2: Hangry Pants – Tomatoes

    Week 1: sportsnutritionliving – Quinoa


    My secret ingredient came to me right away.  So what is it you ask?  Ricotta cheese!

    Ricotta is such a versatile ingredient.  It can be used for sweet and savory.  My kind of ingredient.

    Remember when I used it a few weeks back for my Super Stuffed Buffalo Chicken?  I also have been meaning to make a stuffed french toast with the secret ingredient as well.

    How you are going to use it is the most important question, my friends. :mrgreen:

    How to win/things to note for this week’s BSI:

    • Get creative and get cooking and baking in your kitchen!
    • Please e-mail me when you post your BSI recipe on your blog. If you don’t have a blog, send me your recipe and picture to
    • The BSI winner will receive a small prize!
    • You have until Sunday, November 15th at 8 PM EST to enter
    • Recipes will be posted on Monday morning along with the winner.

    Have fun!


    10 responses to “Another week, another ingredient

    1. Love this ingredient! In fact, I have spinach stuffed shells on my menu this week – perfect!

      Thanks for hosting this week! 😀

    2. ricotta is an awesome pick!!

    3. Awww congrats!! I’m excited – hopefully I can figure out something to contribute!

    4. ahhhh good choice! i have never cooked with it but it would be a fun challenge!

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    8. Hey Jenna – I posted my BSI recipe tonight . . .

      thanks for hosting this week!

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