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The “Stuff It” Round-Up from the Creative Cooking Crew

July 29, 2013 by Joan Nova in Blogging, Creative Cooking Crew Challenge, Food Challenge, Stuffing | 10 Comments

This was a fun challenge. “Stuff it” proved to be a very interesting theme. It even became a recurring pun in some of the narratives and we got a good laugh here and there. But, most importantly, the Creative Cooking Crew kicked you-know-what!

Click on blog name and/or photo to visit individual posts, recipes and additional photos.

Here we go … in no particular order.

Watermelon and Tomato Salad with Blue Cheese + Mint from Platanos Mangoes + Me!


Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs Stuffed with Chicken, Apple + Sage Sausage from Lazaro Cooks.


Mango Stuffed with Lime and Strawberries by HK Skillet.


Black Rice Seafood Salad in a Melon Bowl from CindyStar.

stuffed zuke blossoms
Oyster-Stuffed Steak and Zucchini Blossoms (above) from La Diva Cucina.

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Stuffed Apple with Pie Crust from Chez What?


Stuffed Cucumber Kimchi with Shrimp from Taste with the Eyes.


Stuffed Avocado with Shrimp and Mango Salad, Erica of My Colombian Recipes.

Crab-Stuffed Zucchini Flowers with Black Truffles (18)

Crab-Stuffed Zucchini Flowers with Black Truffles from Mission Food.


Crab-Stuffed Shrimp from Cajunlicious.


Genoa Salami Stuffed Focaccia from Tasty Trix.

Burrata-Stuffed Watermelon with Cucumber-Mint Salad and Goat Cheese-Stuffed Lamb Burgers with Sour Cherry Jam (not shown) from Tri2Cook.

Crab Stuffed Squash from Seafood Lady.

Poblano Peppers
Chicken Stuffed Poblanos with Avocado Sauce from Spinach Tiger.

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Baked Bean Stuffed Sausage from Lost Past Remembered.

cheapethniceatzStuffed zucchini from Cheap Ethnic Eats.

And, lastly,
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Frozen Stuffed Banana Cannoli from FOODalogue.

Thanks and congratulations to all participants. Next month’s challenge will be announced later today.


NOTE: Some recipes found on FOODalogue are offered without ingredient quantities. They're meant as a guide to food pairings and techniques to be experimented with … in your own kitchen … to your own spice and taste levels … to your preferred portion sizes … and to however many people you’re cooking for. A perfect meal has multiple levels of flavor and textures, bright colors and tastes, and healthy(ish) choices. It's all about enjoyment. Enjoy the process, the presentation and the just rewards...eating!


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  1. bellini says:

    Such a talented group of cooks. So many wonderful choices.

  2. Shannon says:

    love the different dishes we all come up with! makes me hungry looking at them all :)
    Shannon recently posted..StuffedMy Profile

  3. Erica says:

    What a wonderful list,Joan!All the dishes look amazing…going to check all the recipes today and tomorrow!
    Erica recently posted..Bollos de Mazorca (Steamed Fresh Corn Rolls)My Profile

  4. Norma - Platanos, Mangoes and Me! says:

    Again, thanks for the work that you do at CCC…

  5. Really amazing food porn, as always. Thanks for hosting Joan!

  6. Thanks Joan. How amazing. Three stuffed squash blossoms and 2 stuffed watermelons. All so creative.
    angela@spinachtiger recently posted..Chicken Stuffed Poblano Pepper with Avocado SauceMy Profile

  7. Liz says:

    All very creative and look tasty!

  8. Oh my, those pictures made me soooo hungry! I can’t wait to try these very creative recipes.
    sandra axelrod recently posted..8 Taste of Home Recipe ContestsMy Profile

  9. What talent this group has. As always, I am intrigued by your recipe.
    Victoria of Flavors of the Sun recently posted..Blueberry-Watermelon Gazpacho and the History of SoupMy Profile

  10. Lori Lynn says:

    Can’t believe I didn’t leave a comment here. Great round-up and great theme. Thanks for hosting Joan.
    Lori Lynn recently posted..Start the Party with Grilled Oysters!My Profile

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