Thursday, January 20, 2011

Beauties and the Feast

So most of you have already caught on to the new awesome blog five of my best girlfriends from WWU and I started, but just in case you’re not aware, here’s the skinny:

Amber dreamed up the best blog idea ever. We brainstormed and debated and came up with several clever names (turns out there are lots of other witty foodies out in blog land who already claimed many of the names) so we finally settled on Beauties and the Feast because it was available, a fun play on words, and basically says it all: Six beauties. One feast. One blog where we gather to dish our reviews! We’ll each take turns “hosting” by featuring a new recipe and then we’ll individually post our feedback about how it turned out. We’re hoping lots of food lovers join in to consume, cocktail and comment!

The “beauties” range the gamut from a single girl working on a ranch in Wyoming to a very together, stylish, mother of two working full time in Bellingham, WA. We’re all in different places in our lives, and it’s not often that we all get to be together in one place, but when we are together we pick up right where we left off. And fortunately for the internet, we communicate weekly and this blog is bringing us even closer together!

We kicked off the blog by each posting an appetizer and cocktail and now we’re moving into our recipes. Here’s what we have so far:

Missy’s Parmesan Gorgonzola Sticks

My Cream Cheese Chutney Dip & Blue Cheese Crackers with Martha’s Berry Little Cocktail

Amber’s World’s Best Baked Brie (It seriously is the best)

Megan’s Sausage Balls with Mascarpone Chive Dip and Cinnamon Sipper Martinis

Jolie’s Tapenade and Blue Christmas Margaritas

Rachel’s Party Poppers

January Recipe: Wine & Tomato Braised Chicken

My favorite post so far: Jolie’s Life Reflections through Braised Chicken

And don’t miss BATF on facebook!


  1. I am enjoying your latest project. I am intending on making January's recipe before the month ends, but we'll see... I find it really interesting to see how each of you tweak it based on your own styles, etc. Really laughed when Missy just poured jarred sauce in! That's just so Missy! And I agree, Jolie's reflections through braised chicken is my favorite post so far too. Cooking can be so emotional :)

  2. Great post about BATF! And thank goodness for the Internet because I don't know what I would do if I couldn't read a hundred emails from you girls every day. ;)