January recipes! And want to host?

The masses have spoken! We’ll post on January 8 and 22nd with an optional rewind on the 15th. And by popular demand…

January 8, 2013 – Pizza with Onion Confit on page 159

January 22, 2013 – French Apple Tart on pages 379-381

Who wants to host ’em?


Looks like we’re sticking with hosts!

Thank you, everyone, for your thoughtful comments. It seems that more people like the idea of having hosts. As long as I keep getting volunteers, I’m happy to have folks host the recipes. Thank you for continuing to encourage folks to buy the book. Just some information for you all – we have almost 500 bakers who signed up (and continue to sign up) but only about 75 who bake along any given week. We ask that you bake at least once a month to be considered to host. People who haven’t hosted have dibs over those who have. Only 10-12 people volunteer to host any given month. Anyway….


December 4 – Gingerbread Baby Cakes on pages 247-248 hosted by Karen of Karen’s Kitchen Stories

December 18 – Finnish Pulla on page 106 hosted by Erin of The Daily Morsel

Thanks for stepping up! And please e-mail me a photo a day or two early if you can.

Posing a question….

We’ve asked people to step up each month and become a “host” for a given recipe. The host (often) provides a photo for the LYL post and puts up the recipe on his/her site. Since we’ve asked that you not post the recipe and that we direct people to purchase the book if they’d like to try it themselves, a host seemed like a good idea.

Fewer and fewer people are signing up to host recipes each month.

My question — do we need a host? Many of these recipes are already floating around the web, and you can see video of Julia baking them with her chef friends.

Weigh in, please!

November recipes, who wants to host ’em?

Drumroll please….  by random drawing (literally names of recipes thrown into a baseball cap):

November 6. 2012 – Buttermilk Crumb Muffins on page 207

November 20, 2012 – Best Ever Brownies on page 331

And I’m just saying that my birthday is on Tuesday the 13th, so if anyone feels the need to do any extra baking and then ship it my way, that would be fine.  ;-)

Leave a comment if you’d like to be a November host!

And the votes are in!

Looks like our recipes are as follows:

October 2 – Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Loaf on page 108

October 16 – Bagels on page 87

October 30 – Rewind!  Make up something you missed.

Would you like to host?  I think from here on out we’re going to go back to one host per recipe.  That way we’ll be able to cover more recipes without duplicating hosts too often.  Choose a recipe and let us know!

September hosts!

Here they are…

September 4 – Nectarine Upside-Down Chiffon Cake – Marlise of The Double Trouble Kitchen and Susan of The Little French Bakery

September 18 – Whole Wheat Bread – Michele of Veggie Num Nums and Teresa of The Family That Bakes Together

Looking forward to these!  Hosts, could you please send a photo a day or two ahead of time to our gmail account so I can have them to post with the LYL post?  Thanks!