Welcome to the first #CookBlogShare of 2018!

#CookBlogShare is a weekly link party where we share recipes, comment on each other’s cooking creations and generally immerse ourselves in the world of gastronomy!  If you’ve got a recipe this is the place to show it off!

If you are new to this link party please take a moment to read the guidelines below.  Joining is very simple and you are welcome to share your old and new recipes (there is no specific theme and all recipes are welcome).

Thank you to everyone who shared their recipe with us last week.


I hope everyone has had an enjoyable, delicious Christmas and New Year and is full of new ideas for another year of great food!  We say farewell to the festive season with these 3 Fantastic Fruit Cakes – each one with a different take on this much loved festive treat and each one equally appealing.

Here they are:

Marilyn’s Treats shared her family recipe for a delicious Applesauce Fruit Cake, which she has enjoyed for 25 years! With all the fruit and nuts and fragrant festive spices it simply has to be delicious!  And I imagine the applesauce keeps it nice and moist, which I think is always a plus with a fruity cake recipe.

Herbs, Spices and Tradition shared her delicious Eggless Fruit Cake recipe, which she made with buttermilk.  This is a quick and easy recipe, perfect for this time of year, especially if you live in Calgary, Canada’s winter wonderland, and you’d rather enjoy the snow than be in the kitchen baking for hours (I lived in Canada’s north and south for 10 years so I know all about the snow:)!

Last but certainly not least is this One-Bowl Vegan Pineapple Fruit Cake from Curry and Vanilla.  This is another quick and easy recipe, although very different from the other 2 cakes.  It has a healthy twist in the form of whole wheat flour (because even desserts can be made a little healthier!), coconut as well as pineapple juice to keep it moist.  Sounds delicious!

Thank you again for sharing your delicious recipes with #CookBlogShare!  I am looking forward to seeing your recipes, whether old or new, so join the party and link up your creations!

Your host next week will be Eb@Easy Peasy Foodie.


This is how to join in:

Link up your recipe, sweet or savoury, or any foodie post to the #CookBlogShare link party – just click the blue ‘Add your link’ button below and follow the instructions.

Include this party’s link in your post (so everyone else can find it).

Add the #CookBlogShare badge to your post (see the NEW code below).

Comment on some of the other recipes linked up here, share the love and have fun!

That’s all!

You can also post your recipes on the Cook Blog Share Facebook Page.

I’ll comment on all the recipes and pin them on to the Cook Blog Share Pinterest Board.  If you tweet a link to your recipe to me, @MonikasRecipes, using #CookBlogShare I’ll do my best to retweet it!

Wherever possible your recipes will also get stumbled and shared on google+.

Please use #cookblogshare when sharing your recipes on Instagram – we can ‘swap’ more ‘likes’ and comment on recipes that catch our eye.

Just to remind you, by joining in you are giving the #CookBlogShare hosts permission to use your pictures in a round up and on social media, if your recipe is selected as one of our favourites!

Thank you for sharing your recipes with #CookBlogShare!

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