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My Favorite Recipes This Week: June 18 - June 22

Updated on November 2, 2012
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Giving Back to My Fellow Hubbers

I wanted to do something to thank my fellow Hubbers for their continued support and encouragement. When I began writing a little over six months ago, I never thought I would find such a great community of individuals in one place. The HubPages Cookbook Contest (June 2012) has given me an opportunity to give back. You are posting so many great recipes that my palate has been quite pleased.

Please check out the following hubs from which I have enjoyed some great meals this week (and still lost two pounds!). Give the writer some feedback, make the recipe for yourself or your family, post your own recipes and share the link below (you may make next week's hub!). I plan to do this weekly for the next four weeks before switching themes.

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MickiS shared the "Summer Salad Recipe: Fig and Arugula Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette" that left my mouth feeling happy. The salad was pleasing to look at, satisfying, and tasty. I had it for lunch and was not hungry again until after the usual dinner time. I added chick peas, as I do for all salads, but stayed true to the recipe otherwise.

Green Lotus has since deleted her recipe for Israeli Vegetable Salad, but the picture is still above. (Update November 2, 2012)

* * SIDE DISHES * *

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Joan King shared "Savory Pan Roasted Potatoes." I have always had trouble making these the right way. They either come out like hockey pucks or are too mushy. With Joan's recipe, I was able to create perfectly textured potatoes. I will have enough for a few meals, so next time I will have to tailor the recipe a tad to suit my family's needs, but they are so good I will enjoy having them with lunch and dinner the next few days!

Kristen Penwell shared "Garlic Rice Pilaf." This was a tasty recipe that I found to be very easy to prepare. I paired it with my "famous" Pecan & Walnut Encrusted Dijon Chicken Breasts and some steamed broccoli. I enjoyed the meal, as did my four year old daughter. It was tasty and simple to create.

* * MAIN DISHES * *

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Jazzmenca shared "Cilantro-Lime Chicken Casserole." This recipe was great. It was the only main recipe I made this week (not for lack of great recipes but for lack of room in my menu!). I enjoyed it and thought it was a fun dish to put on the plate. It was an all-inclusive dish, which helped with the menu planning - as I was able to just make this recipe and call it a day, rather than find recipes to match together with what I already planned to make. I have never been a casserole fan, but since I love Cilantro, lime, and chicken (and had all ingredients on hand from a salad I was making!) this was an easy decision. I will definitely make it again but without the corn.

It Takes A Community To Make A Hub Successful

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It takes all of us to make a hub successful, not only the writer. Please take a few moments to encourage another hubber to continue sharing with us here on HubPages. Think back to the days when you first began and how your heart skipped a beat and a smile snuck across your face each time you saw a new comment - and for most of us, how that still feels today. Help someone feel that same sense of accomplishment today. Some of these hubbers have been around, others are participating in the apprentice program, and others are new.

I didn't look at overall stats or see how many followers people had, and I am not asking you to follow anyone you don't feel has great writing. All I am asking is for you to take a few moments to stop by and leave some feedback and a comment for a fellow hubber who may be able to use a smile today.

Happy reading!

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    • beaddve1800 profile image

      beaddve1800 5 years ago from Toronto

      Good Hub! I will share it!

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      Shell Vera 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Thank you! I appreciate the share. I hope it will generate traffic for the hubs listed. Please remember to share any recipe you loved so I may be able to share them next week!

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      snowdrops 5 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      I love these recipes. Oh my this is soo yummy. I'm feeling hungry now.

      Voted Up, shared!

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      vestring 5 years ago from Spain

      Like your style and the recipe look grat. I'll get back to you when I've tried it :-)

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      M K Paul 5 years ago from India

      Hi, also participate in this contest, if u hv spare time please visit my hubs also :)

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      Shell Vera 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Thank you for all the great comments. Please remember to check out the recipes as well as leave links to your own! I will definitely stop by and read the recipes you note for the weekly post. I always stop by the profiles of anyone who comments on my work and read a hub or two and leave feedback. I try to do that within a few weeks of each comment! Thanks again!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What a great idea for a hub and a very nice tribute to some people you respect. Very well done!

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      Shell Vera 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Thank you Billybuc! I think this was one of the most fun hubs to create because I had a blast trying different recipes. :) I have been throwing around various ideas of how I could pay it forward. I tried a "favorite hubs" entry a while back and it didn't get much traffic - meaning two people read it. So I read others's work and saw the great effort Millionaire Tips and others put into their favorite hubs (plus our favorite Hubnugget hubs each week!). I don't have enough time to provide a great review of others' hubs and do them justice, so I finally decided I could follow the contests and provide a "favorites" each week that may lead to more traffic for participating Hubbers and hopefully greater feedback to encourage more participation from other Hubbers who have been afraid or too busy to enter. We will see how it works...so far, I would say I found my "niche" for the way to pay it forward! Have a wonderful weekend.

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      This is an awesome idea for a hub. There have been some fabulous recipes that have come out of this contest and this is a great way to showcase some of them. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the 'best' recipes!

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      Shell Vera 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Thank you, cardelean. I just realized I haven't posted this current week (June 22 to June 27) yet! I have been too busy cooking and not posting! I will get that posted by Tuesday!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Brilliantly thought of recipes, and so beautifully presented.

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      Shell Vera 3 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Thank you. They did a great job assembling them...I had the easy job of finding and sharing them.

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