Recipe Showdown – Ingredient for January 2017

Recipe showdown January 2017 - gorgonzola - All that's Jas

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Welcome to the FREE Recipe Showdown cooking game, where a new ingredient is given each month by a different game host. A new game host is selected based on the best recipe, preferred by the host, and not on its photo. We want to encourage everyone who can post a recipe online to participate, not only bloggers. More details about those rules on the Recipe Showdown homepage.

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If you’re unclear about the rules, please feel free to ask. If you’re selected to be the new host, kindly thank the previous host for nominating you, including the link to the host’s site (as well as the link to the game’s homepage). Invite your friends to play along and share the results on your social media.

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Variations to the rules are allowed, i.e. selecting honorary winners: multiple recipe winners, food photography winner, most innovative recipe, etc.; however, there should be only one winner who will be the next host.

Recipe Showdown – Ingredient for January 2017

So, let’s kick off this recipe showdown game with the challenge for January. The ingredient is:


Gorgonzola is a veined Italian blue cheese, made from unskimmed cow’s milk. It can be buttery or firm, crumbly and quite salty, with a “bite” from its blue veining. I chose this cheese for its versatility. Its “bite” can be tamed by pairing it with fruit, like in my purple potato gnocchi with creamy Gorgonzola sauce, but for the challenge, I will be making a new recipe. I am quite excited to try it.

Share with us your best creation using this cheese. We won’t be strict – if you can’t find Gorgonzola you can use any other blue cheese. Perhaps you already have few recipes with this Italian cheese. Submit them all to by the last week of January and they will be featured here on the first of February. Please remember to include one photo of the recipe and a link where the recipe can be found!

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Recipe showdown January 2017 - gorgonzola - All that's Jas


Most of all, have fun creating new dishes! It’s not about winning, it’s about eating! 😉 And, of course, meeting new friends.

See you back here in a month!


Don’t forget to submit your recipe(s) to by January 29 with the subject line Recipe Showdown January 2017

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12 Comment

  1. Reply
    January 3, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    This is such a great idea!!! Happy New Year

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      January 3, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      Hi, Kristin! Thank you and I hope you’ll join us! 😀

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    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    January 5, 2017 at 9:06 am

    What a fun idea!! I’ll have to check my recipes! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner Link up!

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      January 5, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      Hi, Helen! Would love to have you join us!

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    January 6, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Contemplating..contemplating….! But I made sure I spread the word! 😀

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      January 6, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      😀 Thanks a bunch, Ann! Can’t wait to see what you’ll make!

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    Joyce @ My Stay At Home Adventures
    January 9, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    This is such a great idea!

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      January 9, 2017 at 11:58 pm

      Hi, Joyce! Come join us! 😀

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    Mary - the boondocks blog
    January 15, 2017 at 10:19 am

    This looks like a fun series. A way to make new friends and to learn about new ingredients. Like me who had never heard of this cheese before. 😉

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      January 16, 2017 at 10:08 am

      You’ve heard of blue cheese I’m sure, Mary. Gorgonzola is Italian blue cheese, but any can be used 🙂 And yes, this is definitely a great way to learn about new ingredients and new ways to use them, plus make new friendships 😀

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    Miz Helen
    January 17, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. We look forward to seeing you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

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      January 17, 2017 at 6:16 pm

      Thank you, Miz Helen!

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