Very Fun Virtual Dinner Party!

Eggplant Casserole with Pine Nut-Yogurt Sauce

The craziest thing about this whole internet age thing is that I have a sort-of double life made up of virtual friends whom I’ve never met in person. But, just because we haven’t met doesn’t mean we don’t have good conversations — some of you comment here on the site, some of you spread sass on Twitter, and others of you are fellow food people. A few fabulous friends from that last group came together over this last week to help me celebrate the launch of my cookbook, Keys To The Kitchen, with a Virtual Dinner Party.

If you’ve been following along on my Twitter or Facebook pages, then you’ve likely seen the beautiful photos and fun posts they’ve all shared. But, in case life has gotten the best of you and you haven’t had a chance to check it all out, I wanted to collect all the posts in one place. So, read on and click away to see what each of my friends brought to theVirtual Dinner Party, and, since they recipes are all from Keys To The Kitchen you’ll also get a sneak peek of some additional recipes!

Chipotle Sweet Potato Hash with Fried Eggs

Photo by Marla Meredith of Family Fresh Cooking


Family Fresh Cooking // Chile-Sweet Potato Hash with Fried Eggs

Ladles and Jellyspoons // Almond Brioche Sticky Buns

Weelicious // Breakfast Flatbread with Creme Fraiche and Smoked Salmon

Butter Lettuce Salad with Tahini-Honey Dressing

Photo by Hugh Forte of Sprouted Kitchen


Edible Joy // Raw Kale Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes

Sprouted Kitchen // Butter Lettuce Salad with Tahini-Honey Dressing

Mushroom and Edamame Fried Rice

Photo by Jeanine Donofrio of Love & Lemons


Love & Lemons // Mushroom and Edamame Fried Rice

Southern Girls Kitchen // Sage-Maple Skillet Cornbread

Stir & Scribble // Gingered Parsnips with Toasted Almonds

Pimiento Mac and Cheese

Photo by Lisa Thiele of With Style and Grace


Edible Living // Eggplant Casserole with Pine Nut-Yogurt Sauce

Three Many Cooks // Indian “Burritos” with Curried Cauliflower

With Style & Grace // Pimiento Mac and Cheese

Broiled Swordfish with Pomegranate-Mint Agrodolce Sauce

Photo by Alex Farnum


Bev Cooks // Shrimp Simmered in Garlicky Beer Sauce

Dixie Caviar // Panko-Crusted Tilapia with Avocado-Tomatillo Sauce

Hip Foodie Mom // Faux Pho Bo

Girl Hunter // Broiled Swordfish with Pomegranate-Mint Agrodolce

Heather Christo Cooks // “Itai” Meatballs

Two Peas and Their Pod // Rosemary-Lemon Oven-Fried Chicken

Turntable Kitchen // Miso-Marinated Beef Skewers

What’s Gaby Cooking // Pork and Pancetta Ragu

Miso-Marinated Beef Skewers

Photo by Kasey Hickey of Turntable Kitchen


Hola Jalapeno // Ground Coffee-Chocolate Chips Cookies

Shutterbean // Coconut-Chai Coffee Cake

Tartlet Sweets // Apple Turnover Bread Pudding with Maple Cream Sauce

The Culinary Life // Pistachio Carrot Cake with Brown Sugar-Cream Cheese Frosting

Vanilla Garlic // Ground Coffee-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coconut-Chai Coffee Cake

Photo by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean

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