Like to cook? Check. Like to eat? Double check. Can’t shut him up? You betcha…

The Rantings of an Amateur Chef is the bloggings of Pat Geyer, an amateur chef living in the Cleveland, Ohio area. While not making his living in the kitchen, he spends as much time as he can there. He explores recipes, restaurants, gadgets and anything else related to cooking and eating.

695 Comments on “About”

  1. shannon
    February 24, 2012 at 12:59 am #

    Hey, Pat! Love the blot! I’m going to have to try the Irish eggrolls!


  2. March 5, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    Hi there :-) I was looking at recipes posted today and came across your blog. This is the first time I ran into someone that lives in my area and just wanted to stop by and say hello. You’ve got some good recipes! Have a great week.

    • March 5, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by. I saw your inspiration (pasta at the West Side Market) and I can never go without bringing home several “birds nests” of angel hair. I am amazed that they only need 45 seconds in the water to be done! Yum!

  3. March 7, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    Love the delish dishes on your blog! :) and thanks for visiting Where The Sweet Things Are
    – ashley

  4. March 8, 2012 at 9:24 am #

    Thanks for stopping by the RatnamResidence! Your blog looks delicious! This weekend I made homemade baby food for the first time – That’s the extent of my new cooking recipes!

  5. March 8, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

    Thank you for reading and the “Like” of my post.

  6. March 9, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by on my blog and liking my post! Like your blog…..delicious recipes :)

  7. March 9, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out my bean stew. I went to school in Dublin and really enjoyed your recent Irish recipes.

  8. Jen-Jaw
    March 10, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    Just wanted to say thanks for checking out my blog! You’ve got some great recipes on here.

  9. Nancy Platts
    March 11, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    Glad you liked my sweet and sour red cabbage casserole recipe – will check out your blog whilst I’m here!

  10. March 12, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    Can’t wait to read more of your posts and thanks for liking my very first post!

  11. lefromagelle
    March 13, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    Yay! You were my first “like” :-) Thank you heaps and heaps.

    I look forward to checking out your blog.


  12. March 13, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

    Great blog! I love to eat and sometimes love to cook :). Thanks for the “like” on my shamrock Rice Krispies Treats post :)!

  13. March 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    Thanks for the “like” on my green velvet cupcake post! Your blog is awesome; I am definitely going to serve some of your Nutty Irishmen at my birthday party on St. Patty’s Day!

  14. March 13, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    Thank you for the LIKE on my Sweet Saturday. Going to take a look around now. Thanks again. :)

  15. March 14, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    Hi Pat!
    Nice meeting you!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and clicking the like button ;)

  16. March 14, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    Great blog and thanks for the like on my Crockpot Irish Stew at twobrotherskitchen.wordpress.com. Keep up the good work, you have some great stuff here.


  17. March 14, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    Hi :) thank you for the support! Just started my blog @”Fancy Thyme” and was very excited you stopped by! your recipes look delish–I will have to try them out

  18. J M Naszady
    March 14, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    You have a very nice blog, and I appreciate your visit to mine!

  19. March 14, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

    Thank you for reading and “like” my recent blog recipe at http://www.lizascooking.wordpress.com
    I think your blog is great. I’ll will surely try out some of your recipes.

  20. March 15, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    Hey thanks for stopping by. I look forward to catching up on all of your delicious rants!

  21. angelasommers
    March 15, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    Thanks for liking several of my blog posts! I like your blog, it’s fun (and fattening if I were to make and eat all the delicious recipes you post) – definitely will make the Irish cake you put up today – it looks like it is worth every single calorie!

  22. March 15, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post. =] I always appreciate when people make their presence known.

  23. March 15, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

    As a fellow food lover, i look forward to being inspired by your posts and recipes :)

  24. writelane
    March 15, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    Hi Pat,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog at Cindy’s Recipes and Writings and liking my Oven Fried Chicken and Cheesy Orzo and Quinoa post! You have some cool recipes here! Cindy

  25. March 16, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    thanks for stopping in. Great blog too!
    I’ve been writing in cookbooks for years- helps me remember what to do/not to do!

  26. March 16, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    thanks for liking my post on birds nest eggs! to a fellow foodie! like the blog…..

  27. March 16, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

    Love the blog! my ukrainian friend gave me a great recipe for perogies (sp). she says her fav are filled with cheez whiz…I like saurkraut…mmmmm

  28. March 16, 2012 at 10:37 pm #

    hola! thanks for blog-walking to my blog…
    i like your blog and would love to try your recipe!

  29. March 17, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    Hiya Foodie Friend!

    I love your blog, and looking very forward to your delish rants from the Ranting Chef updates!


    Your Diet Diva

  30. March 17, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    Hi, thanks for visiting and liking my post. Your blog looks great. I love rants and especially those about food. Oh, and I too love kitchen gadgets!

  31. March 17, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    Hi Pat! Thanks so much for visiting my blog today and “liking” the shrimp recipe. (Nice to hear from a Clevelander! I lived in Northeast Ohio most of my life.) Glad to discover your blog.


  32. March 18, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    Hi there! Thanks for liking my recipe! I just started my kittle blog a week ago today! I am still stumbling my way through the technology but I hope to add many more! Can’t wait to check out yours! They look delish!

  33. March 18, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    Hi, thanks for liking my post…keep cooking up a storm!

  34. March 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    Thanks for checking out my post :) I loved visiting yours, thanks for sharing!


  35. March 18, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

    Hello! Thanks for stoping by my blog and liking my post! You’ve got some great recipes. Will have to try them out. Have a great St. Patrick’s Day!

  36. March 18, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

    How r ya mate?! Thanks for dropping by my site. Your sites got some interesting discoveries for me. Might have to give it a go sometime and see how it works on my end. Cheers again.

  37. March 19, 2012 at 12:52 am #

    Having spent a few years back of house, and most of my adult life front of house, I have to say that I have a slight prejudice against chefs. No one knows how to better insult a waiter than a cook. That said, you’re probably more talented than I am.

  38. March 19, 2012 at 9:03 am #

    Thanks for checking out my blog. Will have to try some of your recipes :)

  39. March 19, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    Hello Ranting Chef,

    So humbled and honored to receive your like’s on my blog, especially on my cooking since I’m just an everyday cook with a lot of heart when I cook for my family and friends.

    I’m now a follower!

  40. March 19, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

    Thanks for liking my post – I’ll be sure to follow your page as I simply love cooking and finding new and exciting recipes! :-)

  41. Susana
    March 19, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    Good recipes! Thanks for the like. :)

  42. March 19, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    Hi Pat,

    Thanks for checking out my blog and “liking” my pancakes post. Looking forward to checking out your recipes and food rantings :)

  43. March 19, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    Hey Pat,
    thanks for visiting my blog :) I’m looking forward to following yours, and those German Chocolate Pancakes look divine, with a couple subs making them gluten free, I think it’ll become a welcome breakfast addition!

  44. March 19, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    Thanks for the “like”. I look forward to trying your recipes! I’m always looking for new and healthy ways to cook and share with my clients.

  45. March 19, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    Hi Pat,

    Thanks for checking out our blog, we’re sure to get some tasty ideas from yours! :)

  46. March 19, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    Thanks for liking my post. I look forward to reading more of yours :)

  47. March 19, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    Hi Pat,
    Thanks for visiting my blog and liking a post. I’m excited to check your posts, too… especially your recipes :)

    Cheers x

  48. March 20, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    I hope that you try some of my recipes! Have fun playing in the kitchen! It is my favorite room in the house! And thank you for the like on my blog!

  49. March 20, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

    Thanks for the “like” on my fesenjan post. “Ranting chef” is a brilliant name. Cheers!

  50. March 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    Thanks for your interest! Your recipes are right up my alley.

    Best of luck with the Versatile Blogger nom

  51. March 20, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    Thanks for liking our Japanese Pumpkin & Aubergine Medley. We invite you to visit our restaurant if you’re ever in California :)

  52. March 20, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    Thanks for visiting Four String Farm! I appreciate the Cake of the Irish recipe! We visited Ireland last summer, and the only way we DIDN’T have Guiness was in a cake!

  53. March 20, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    Pat! Thanks for checking out my blog:)

  54. March 20, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    Pat, thank you so much for stopping by. It is much appreciated. Since I am a closet chef myself, I think I’ll be stopping by your blog often

  55. March 20, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    HI Pat, thanks for looking at my blog and liking my popover recipe. I hope you will try making them and love them as we do. Your blog is very interesting, I’m glad you found mine so that now I can follow yours.

  56. March 20, 2012 at 10:51 pm #

    Hi, there! Thanks for checking out my post today. I like your blog and will definitely be trying some of your recipes :)

  57. March 20, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

    Thanks for the Cocoa Brownie “like” on my page! You inspired me to write my most recent post :)

  58. March 21, 2012 at 6:42 am #

    Hi Pat! I’m honored that you like my post on quinoa. I will be checking back to try a few of your recipes.

  59. March 21, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    Thanks for liking our juice fast recipes!!! the Frittata with Vegetables looks very nice! I hope you will stop by in near future at healthcareinasia!

  60. March 21, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    Someone gave me some Stilton Cheese a couple of weeks ago and I love it. What are your thoughts on Stilton for cooking or using in a recipe?

    • March 21, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

      It may be a little soft, but might work. let me know if you try it.

  61. March 21, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    I don’t mean use it for the crispy cheese recipe, just for any recipe in general– are you a fan of stilton, and if so what is your fav thing to do with it

  62. March 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    Thank you for your kind comment about my Provencal tian recipe on Cooking in Provence blog latest post. I am glad to discover your blog.

  63. Mason
    March 21, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog! I really like what you have going on and I’m looking forward to reading more from you.

  64. March 21, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    Hello Ranting Chef! :) Thank you for looking up my blog. I will have to try some of your delicious recipes, thank you for sharing!

  65. March 22, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    Thanks much for checking out my blog. You have an awesome blog yourself and sound like someone who enjoys being in the kitchen as much as I do. It’s an adventure and a lot of fun to create and share recipes with friends and family. Thanks again!

  66. March 22, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    What a great blog. I can’t wait to read more posts. :-)

    “loves to cook, eat and rant.” Perfect!

    Thanks for following me. I look forward to your rantings.

  67. inkspeare
    March 22, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    I love the look of your blog, love this notebook theme. I will check out some of your recipes and tips. Oh and thank you for stopping by Inkspeare. Many blessings to you and yours.

  68. March 22, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    Thanks for liking on of my post! Love your blog! Definite follow :)

  69. March 22, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    Hi, thanks for liking my veggie bean soup recipe post. Just discovered your blog … very cool, mate. It’s like a bottomless pit of awesome info! Can’t wait to dig in!

  70. March 22, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    Being some what of a new food blogger I love to come across new breakfast recipes. I am a cook at Distinctive Destination…The Lions Gate Inn Bed & Breakfast in Newberg Oregon. I love your breakfast recipe, Bacon Blue Brunch, it sounds delicious!!!!! I think I will serve it to our guest.
    Thanks for taking the time to comment on my CookHappy Blog.

  71. March 22, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

    Thanks for liking my post about my trip to Valparaiso! Hope you enjoyed it! And now you’re making me wish I had better access to all those ingredients in your posts…need to learn how to cook and stat!

  72. A-Set
    March 22, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    thanks for the like!!

  73. March 23, 2012 at 3:41 am #

    You seem to be the king of cuisines, great.

  74. March 23, 2012 at 5:44 am #

    Hi, Thank you for checking out my blog, I am enjoying going through your recipes:)

  75. March 23, 2012 at 7:34 am #

    Thanks for liking my reblog of Prejean’s Gumbo! I’ve looked around your site and wow, what great recipes! I’ll be back often.

  76. March 23, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    Hey Man! Thanks for stopping by. I like your recipes – no fussy ingredients and a straightforward approach. Scroungelady will be checking you out when she is scrounging for a recipe to use the stuff on hand, which is often!

  77. March 23, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

    Thanks for the visit and the “Like” on Meatless Friday – White Spaghetti! :)

  78. urgifts4allseasons
    March 23, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

    Hi, Thank you for checking out my blog, I am enjoying going through your recipes look forward in reading more.

  79. March 23, 2012 at 10:59 pm #

    Greetings, Pat. Thanks for visiting my blog (The World’s Fare). It’s always fun connecting with others who love food. Looking over your blog, you have some very tempting recipes. I’ll definitely be back.

  80. lnmwonderfulworld
    March 23, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

    HI Pat,
    Thanks for liking my blog. I do a little ranting myself. Happy Trails.

  81. March 24, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    Thanks for “liking” my post, it gave me the opportunity to check out your site. It’s brilliant.
    I will be trying some of these recipes in the near future.
    Keep up the good saliva inducing work :)

  82. March 24, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    Hi Pat! Thanks for liking my post about freezing green onions. Thought I’d come take a look around at the Ranting Chef. Great blog! I’m looking forward to being a new follower.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  83. March 24, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    Thanks for visiting my humble blog. It looks like you enjoy cooking what I enjoy eating so I’ll be looking here for inspiration. I like the way you show all the ingredients that go into the recipe. Keep up the good work!

  84. March 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    The blog looks delicious. I love to cook and am an amateur cook myself.

    Appreciate you stopping by and liking my blog.


  85. njbrown
    March 24, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    Thank you. I’d liked the look of your Irish Soda Bread, too!

  86. March 24, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    Geez, you’re on a roll here. I’m see you’ve heard this before, but thanks for noticing and liking my blog!
    Alas, my cooking skills amount to not much more than pb&j sandwiches. Looks like your blog’ll help :D

  87. March 24, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    Great blog, thanks for liking my recent post :-)

  88. March 24, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    Very excited to find your website and will be trolling through! Always love to find other foodies.

  89. kayatthekeyboard
    March 24, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    Thanks for liking my blog! Loving some of your recipes here — esp. the pomegranate mustard pork tenderloin. I’ll be trying that one of these days soon.

  90. March 24, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

    Glad you liked my “Fridge Full of French” post today (culturalquirks.com) because it led me to your blog! I just printed off three recipes and can’t wait to try them out.


  91. March 24, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    thank you for stopping by my blog and checking out my post: “S’mores, Milk Chocolate! Don’t Eat The Pillow!” :D

  92. inspiredhealthcoach
    March 24, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    This is quite a food delight blog and the photos are fabulous. I’m glad that I stopped by to thank you for liking my post yesterday.

  93. March 24, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    Your blog gives me a lot of recipes to try. Thanks for sharing.

  94. March 24, 2012 at 11:15 pm #

    Am glad that you left a ‘LIKE’ and I tracked back into yours… look forward to more gastronomical & travel interaction! BTW your posts look absolutely delicious! Keep on ranting…

  95. March 24, 2012 at 11:27 pm #

    Thanks so much for checking out my site. You’ve got some fantastic recipes here. The German Chocolate Mousse looks dangerous! I’m looking forward to giving a few recipes a try.

  96. March 24, 2012 at 11:48 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by therelished.com! Your recipes look great…can’t wait to get in the kitchen to try some!

  97. March 25, 2012 at 2:09 am #

    Hi Pat! Thanks for liking my post. Appreciate it a lot. I see that you got lots of good food posts here in your blog. I will visit from now on. Cheers!

  98. March 25, 2012 at 4:57 am #

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my blog! It’s great to meet you!

  99. March 25, 2012 at 5:10 am #

    Thank you for liking my poem Midnight Snack. I think I have become a bit fixated with food since being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes!
    I like your blog and will dig out my US measures and try some of your recipes…
    Be happy

  100. March 25, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    Just wanted to thank you for visiting my site and leaving a footprint back to you. Sometimes cooking really scares me. Maybe you can help.

  101. March 25, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    Thanks for liking my latest post! I love a good rant and even better if it comes with good food! Look forward to learning from you :)

  102. March 25, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    Thank you for visiting 20 Lines … I’m so glad to have found my way here. Wonderful blog! Come back often and I will do the same.



  103. March 26, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

    Greetings from Cape Town,
    Thank you for popping in to view my post and even more so for clicking the like button.
    Keep ranting!
    Kind thoughts

  104. March 26, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    Dear Ranting Chef! Thanks for cooking up a “like” today for my post “Cameras Never Lie …” on “Eyes to Heart.” I appreciate your visit and the feedback. … Be well, Dorothy :-)

  105. March 26, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    Thanks for looking at my blog – I’m quite excited to have someone from overseas reading it! I have been to Ohio, but not to Cleveland – yet! Love your Irish recipes – coming from a long line of Potato Eaters – I must try them!


  106. March 26, 2012 at 11:15 pm #

    Loving your blog!

  107. March 26, 2012 at 11:42 pm #

    Thank you Pat!
    What a great blog, I just ate and you got me hungry again…
    Are the food pictures all yours? They definitely stimulate my appetite.

  108. March 27, 2012 at 8:28 am #

    Thanks for liking my blog. :-) I’ve lived in Cleveland – Cleveland Heights – many years ago.

  109. wendy
    March 27, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

    Thanks for “liking” my spaghetti post! Your blog looks great. I grew up in Ohio (Toledo) so this brings back memories.

  110. March 27, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

    Thanks for the LIKE. I’m looking forward to following your rants.

  111. March 28, 2012 at 4:03 am #

    Fantastic blog as always! Have nominated you for the Liebster Award (details on my page) for your dedication and great recipes. Happy blogging!

  112. March 28, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    Hello from Blighty… Thanks for liking my blog post on recipe with my sambal and tempeh… Keep on ranting :)

  113. March 28, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    Your blog is very informative. Its obvious you are very passionate about what you do. Keep up the good work! :)

  114. March 28, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    thanks for liking my post! your blog looks amazing and so full of helpful ideas. how did you get it so popular so fast? i’m trying to get my blog up and running. i will be checking back to your blog often, for sure! :)

  115. trishlee75
    March 28, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    I can’t wait to try the Bailey’s cake! Love your blog!

  116. March 28, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

    Thank you for liking my post! I came to check out your blog and ended up following it. I really enjoy reading through your posts and can’t wait to try out a recipe.

  117. March 29, 2012 at 7:01 am #

    Thanks for liking my post. Like the recipes you have on your blog and will try one out soon.

  118. March 29, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    Thanks fo reading my post–this is a cool site – my wife loves healthy recipes -I will be back often — nice to be connected

  119. March 29, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    Thanks for liking my post! Congrats on your award nominations and for building such a great audience so quickly! Stay happy in the kitchen!
    Brianne (Lola’s World)

  120. Chef Heidi
    March 29, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

    Thanks for the like on my post! So glad to have found your blog. Loved the quick surf through the recipes and all the photos. Can’t wait to follow along!

  121. March 29, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    Thanks for liking my post. Your recipes look great. I look forward to reading more.

  122. March 29, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    Thank you for the ‘like’ on my post. :)

  123. March 29, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    Thanks for enjoying the Matcha Recipes on our blog.

  124. March 29, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    Thanks for checking out our blog and the note of encouragement! I like your blog as well. Do you have suggestions for cooking for a picky eater who is also a diabetic?

    • March 29, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

      A good number of the low carb recipes in the Recipes: Diet tab here on the blog would be appropriate for a diabetic. For picky eaters, I really try to start with the familiar and try to work in one substitution or added ingredient. That way it is only one new item surrounded by comforting items. Eventually once they are used to the new item, add another. It is a great way to grow the palate.

      • March 31, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

        Thanks. Good idea! Will do:)
        greenback grazer

  125. March 29, 2012 at 11:25 pm #

    I loved your “What’s for dinner?” post – so true! Great photos, too. I had a tiny Icelandic granny that used to roll her citrus fruits under her feet before she squeezed them, so I know your tip works :)
    Thanks so much for liking my posts, too. It’s great to have a nod from a fellow non-professional.

  126. March 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    HII :D THANKS for following :) I’m into food so yeah. I’ll try to cook too, Haha. using your blog as a guide.

  127. March 30, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    All the best in your foodie world. I don’t care to cook, and I’m not good at it. Trying to convince my hubby that we need a personal chef:)

  128. March 30, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by and “liking” my blog, Pat! The sockeye salmon looks divine . . . My husband’s a chef; I’m going to ask him to try this recipe. You can check his blog out at bostonmountainchef.wordpress.com . Best, M.

  129. March 30, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

    Thanks for the like! You have a wonderful site here, Pat!

  130. March 31, 2012 at 2:36 am #

    Thanks for checking out my site and liking my post! I can’t wait to read more of your work– can’t go wrong with trying new recipes. : )

  131. Thanks for the like at my site and rant on!
    Love food and cooking. I post “stuff” about food also from time to time.
    I will be taking a look at your site and your recipes. Fun stuff.

  132. March 31, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

    Glad you liked my recipe. While I mainly post other “stuff”, I plan to post food at least once a week. I love to cook somewhat unusual combinations. When I rant–which is perhaps too often–it usually is not about food. I am particularly interested in good vegetarian recipes since I have veggie friends I cook for so I just invent for them.

  133. March 31, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    Just popped over to take a look-see at who had liked my last post on the high’s and lows at Serendipity Farm and had to race off to tell my husband “Kevin Spacey likes my post!”. Cool…I didn’t realise that Kevin Spacey cooked. Well done Kevin Spacey, you make a mean movie as well ;)

    • April 2, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

      Lol. My first reaction was “I want to have the brownies they’ve been eating if they think I look like Kevin Spacey!”


      • April 2, 2012 at 9:35 pm #

        I am Australian…I guess Kevin Spacey is about as far away from here as you are so you are looking pretty similar to me :) Love your site, keep the humour into the food blogging, too many food bloggers are too serious. We need fun with our food (helps digestion).

  134. March 31, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    Thanks for liking my recent Stuff As I See It blog. Hanging with the kids is always an inspirational experience.

    We just had what we English refer to as a Ploughman’s Lunch, with most bits and pieces bought from Ackroyd’s Scottish Bakery in Michigan – a haven for an expat like me who misses some tastes of home (it’s true – there are some things in Britain worth eating).

    Will check out some of your recipes while I’m here, and thanks for liking!

  135. artistmum
    March 31, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    Thanks for visiting my blog today! Just checked out your and will follow. I love new recipes!

  136. March 31, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

    Thank you for visiting and putting a stamp of approval! Greatly appreciated! :) I’m just starting out and it’s awesome to see fellow bloggers take interest. You have some interesting recipes in here…ginger noodles tomorrow for us! :)

  137. Mona
    April 1, 2012 at 12:58 am #

    Thanks Pat for coming by and ‘liking’ my Cesar Chavez post. Stop by again soon. I’ll be checking back here for sure. Great to read other foodies adventures.


  138. April 1, 2012 at 8:48 am #

    Thanks for swinging by my blog (http://savorysundays.wordpress.com/) and liking one of my posts – I appreciate it! :)

  139. April 1, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    Thanks for liking my crema catalana! Nice blog you got, really like the diet categories! And love that ceder plank salmon recipe, will try one day!

  140. April 1, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I can’t wait to try your recipies.

    Have a fantastic day.


  141. April 1, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    Thanks for liking our Grilling Chronicles post! I love your grilled cedar plank salmon recipe — can’t wait to try it!

    Visit again soon! — The Mosers –

  142. suzyplatt
    April 2, 2012 at 5:21 am #

    hi i nominated you for four awards check out this post http://suzyplatt.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/thank-you-for-the-awards-part-1/

  143. April 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    Hey Ranting Chef, I just noticed that you have ‘liked’ a few of my recipes lately. Just wanted to say thanks! And you’re site is awesome!

  144. April 2, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    Thanks for popping in on the Pink Tornadoes – you’ve got some awesome stuff on here that I might just have to try out!

  145. April 2, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    lovely website – cant wait to try some of your recipes! x

  146. April 2, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    yours picture and recipes are great

  147. April 3, 2012 at 5:38 am #

    wow.. very informative blog for food lovers.. :)
    thanks for sharing recipe with us.. :)

  148. April 3, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leading me to your site! I’m so glad to discover your recipes and your rants.

  149. tartetitou
    April 3, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    Hi Pat!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, TarteTitou.wordpress.com. As a fellow foodie, glad to know that I’m not alone with my rants and raves on all things culinary. I’m inspired by your recent Greek Salad post and will have to make one for myself.


  150. April 3, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

    I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog and would like to pass along the 7 X 7 Link award to you. More information can be found at http://remcooks.com/2012/04/03/7-x-7-link-award/. Thanks for all the pleasure I get from reading your blog.

  151. April 3, 2012 at 6:57 pm #

    Great blog… You gave me good ideas for my blog… Thx!

  152. April 3, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    Hi there;
    Thank-You for the like on my last blog post. I am now a ranting chef follower. Looks like it’s going to be good :)

  153. April 3, 2012 at 8:48 pm #


    Thank you for visiting my blog “arnnarn.com” and liking “Kicking back…part2″.
    It’s been a lot of fun doing this. I hope you come back often

    I love yours and will follow (if only alone for Irish eggrolls!)


  154. April 4, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    Hi thanks for the like – good to know someone is reading my drivel!!! Now i have read yours my mouth is watering!!!

  155. April 4, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    Pat – Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. I am definitely signing on to follow you. The recipes alone are a treasure.

  156. April 4, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    Thanks for dropping by the heartyeaters! your blog is great! I’ll have to check out some of the veg recipes for certain.

  157. Tony
    April 4, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    Hello there!
    Very glad you visited my blog and with a “like” even… I notice your blog very nice, compliments. I think i’ll give a look to your new posts from time to time, hopeful you can rivisit mine too, considered I sometimes talk about Italian cuisine… hugs… tony

  158. April 4, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    Hello there, Ranting Chef! Thanks for checking out my blog and liking my cupcake post. Looking forward to reading more of your recipes. Take care.

  159. April 5, 2012 at 12:46 am #

    I Love your recipes so much, I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! xo, MLM

  160. April 5, 2012 at 5:21 am #

    Hi Pat. Like the look of your blog, especially the “shroom pie”. I’ll let you know how it goes cooking it.

    Cheers, Kim


  161. April 5, 2012 at 7:41 am #

    Hi Pat. Thanks for visiting my blog. Like you, I seek refuge in the kitchen. Either there or in a bookstore. :)

    I love how your blog looks and I will definitely keep up with your dishes. Kudos!

  162. April 5, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    thanks for the like! :-)

    i look forward to exploring your blog & trying new recipes!

  163. April 5, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    Hey Pat,

    thanks for liking my blog! Your recipes look delicious, I’m definitely gonna try one soon!

  164. April 5, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

    Ranting Chef, your food is awesome! We must have a cook-off! Ha ha ha :)

  165. April 6, 2012 at 6:22 am #

    Pat, thanks for the like on my blog anasmusings.wordpress.com

    Will definitely try your beef burgundy recipe – I need to start using my slow cooker more!!!

  166. April 6, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    Hi Pat,
    thanks for your visit to my blog at http://www.midihideaways.wordpress.com
    I’m just starting out with this and finding my way around, so I’m amazed (and very very pleased) that someone with a great looking blog like yours liked one of my articles!!
    Thanks and keep writing!

  167. April 6, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    Neat blog! I especially like the photos as the dish progresses, so one doesn’t have to wonder, “Is it really supposed to look that way?” Thanks for dropping by and liking my blog at afterthecommercial.

  168. April 6, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    Thank you for visiting my blog and liking it. You’ve got some mouthwatering stuff on your blog!

  169. April 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

    Hey bro, thanks for enjoying my blog post “Corned Beef and Cabbage.” Since you are in the Cleveland area, I highly suggest you check out my cousin’s restaurant-on-wheels, Zydeco Bistro.

    • April 6, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

      I have dined on the street several times from the Zydeco truck. Great food!

  170. April 6, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    Very cool blog! You liked my last two entries (Fresh Hope … Cleveland blog about my new book) so I thought I’d come see what you are up to! I love to cook and was blessed to write for Northern Ohio Live’s gourmet guide. I got to check out lots of restaurants and that was great fun!

    Have any ideas or suggestions for a party of 60 ~ a week from Saturday? I want to keep it simple since it’s my first book signing as well.

    I’ll come back and visit you here again!

    Have a Happy Easter!

    • April 6, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

      First Congrats on the book! Second, you are hosting 60? Wow. I hope you are getting some help during the party (as you will be signing books).

  171. April 6, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    thanks for liking my post! i love your blog! i love to eat but i’m not great in the kitchen. still, i just might try one of your recipes one of these days! =)

  172. April 6, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

    Thank you so much for liking my photo of my lunch :) You have a great looking blog and the food looks so good! Cheers :)

  173. April 6, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    Hello, thanks for reading my blog and liking my Early Modern Easter eggs recipe. There are some delicious recipes on your blog, I am definitely going to have to try a few out soon!

  174. April 6, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    Greetings, Pat. Thanks for visiting my blog (God’s Healing Plants) and for your support and encouragement. You have a great blog yourself and I just sign up to get your latest posts. Thanks again!

  175. April 6, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    Thank you for visiting furrylittlegnome today!

  176. April 6, 2012 at 3:59 pm #


    Thanks for stopping by my blog and helping me initiate The Aging Gourmand. I look forward to following your rants!

  177. April 6, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    Hello Pat, just to say thanks for visiting my blog the other day! I’ve been looking through your recipes and they sound great – especially the Boeuf Bourguignon… Look forward to seeing future entries!
    All the best, Liz

  178. April 6, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    Hey Pat – I nominated you for some blogging awards. Enjoy.


  179. April 6, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    hey!!! thanks a lot for following my blog. Im honored :) You have some amazing recipes on! I want to try so many of those.

  180. April 6, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    Thanks for visiting!
    This Friday post was borrowed, normally I cook the food and blog about it but it was one of those days where I couldn’t find my phone and locked my keys in the car.

  181. April 7, 2012 at 1:50 am #

    thnaks for the like on one of my recipe. love your work here. shall try some of your recipes

  182. April 7, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

    Just wanted you to know I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog and have found the information very interesting and I might even steal a few of your recipes. I also nominated you for a Sunshine Award, since your blog has fast become one of my favorites



  183. April 7, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    Nice blog my friend. Years back when I ended up in the city, I used to do my shopping at the West Side Market. Nice place, nice town but give me mountains and cattle :)

  184. April 7, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    Thank you for visiting my blog and for liking my post.
    Congrats for some great postings.
    Happy Easter!

  185. April 8, 2012 at 11:17 am #

    Great Blog and thank you for the “LIKE” on my article! Millie Barnes

  186. Crimson Tazvinzwa
    April 8, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

    Hi there, thanks for showing interest (liking) my blog and my posts. I have hovered over yours and am incredibly impressed. You seem to have some brilliant ideas re:cuisine. I will defintely borrow some of your recipes; and try them out. Great job and keep it up.

  187. April 8, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

    thanks for reading my blog. good stuff on yours!

  188. April 9, 2012 at 6:28 am #

    I love love all your dishes. You are definitely a cook. It’s the passion that counts. keep blogging!

  189. April 9, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    Just moved back to the Great Lakes last month. Grew up in Chautauqua/ Buffalo and now am a block from Lake Michigan. Thanks for reading my blog. I’d like to follow yours as well. Love the cake recipe but all my cooking stuff save my knives and absolute essentials are still in storage… for three years!

  190. April 9, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    Hey Ranting Chef, just wanted to say thanks for stopping by & liking, much appreciated! Always good to hear from other people who like ranting about food and I look forward to staying updated with your endeavours!!

  191. April 9, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    Just checked out your recipe for Almond Rice [made with cauliflower] and I am going to give it a try as I love both rice and cauliflower. Oh and almonds lol! Thanks for such a novel recipe. After a lifetime in the kitchen a new recipe is like a holiday :D

  192. April 9, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    Thank you for the like on my blog!

  193. April 10, 2012 at 1:09 am #

    Thanks for following! and i know on my blog posts i have some meat items even though i told you im vegetarian ( im actually pescetarian), it im blogging for an inclass project and i need to have certain number of blogs by the end of semester so i usually take my friend with me and he orders the meat dishes and he tells me his experience so that i can get more blogs covered. yes my meat blogs are not from me, but i will definitely change my blog around at the end of the semester to give my OWN REAL honest opinions =).. but SHHH! dont tell =p

  194. April 10, 2012 at 3:56 am #

    Thanks for liking my post. It gave me a chance to come across your blog which I have to say I’m loving so far. You have great recipes and love the fun that goes into the writing as well. Can’t wait to read more.

  195. April 10, 2012 at 5:04 am #

    Thanks for liking my gluten free pancake post. And for sharing your blog with the rest of us. I’m really enjoying reading it.

  196. April 10, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    Ahoy! Thanks for liking ‘A Prayer for Meat’. I’m no cook, but who knows? Maybe I’ll find a recipe here and surprise Ms. Crusty one night. Or just terrorize her.

  197. April 10, 2012 at 10:56 pm #

    Thanks for liking my post!. Led me to discover what a great blog you have going on here!

  198. April 11, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    I seldom cook as I have a fussy eater of a husband but your recipes look like I could get him to eat some of my cooking! :) Thanks for dropping by mouseytong.com and I hope to see you more often! Will definitely be back to check out recipes! :)

  199. April 11, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    You call yourself an Amateur? Funny! :P
    Thanks for liking my posts and visiting my blog! :D

  200. withoutbacon
    April 11, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    Nice blog! Thanks for the “like”!

  201. April 11, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    Great blog! One of us is a chef, the other is a ranter. Nice to see you have the talent to be both! We’re looking forward to perusing your recipes.

  202. April 11, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

    Hi “Amateur” Chef! I think you might need to change the title of the blog soon if you keep on posting such luscious recipes. Thanks for stopping by “Talesfrommyplate.wordpress.com” to take a peak into my culinary adventures. Will be back often to see how your skills are progressing!

  203. April 12, 2012 at 8:20 am #

    Thank you for your like on Kujosrevenge :) I am set to make your amazing looking ‘cinnamon roll cake’ which I’ve already started salivating over. Will post the outcome! Looking forward to trying more of your recipes.

  204. April 12, 2012 at 8:52 am #

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my blog! I love foodie blogs, so will be reading more of yours soon.

  205. dianawidjaja
    April 12, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    Thanks for dropping by and liking the blog.I enjoy reading your blog too

  206. April 12, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    Yummmmm, thank you for sharing all of your wonderful dishes… I am goint to have to try some of them out…. Thanks for checking out my photography blog… Happy Thursday

  207. Jenn
    April 12, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    Thanks for visiting! I’ve started reading your blog & I really enjoy it. You living in the Cleveland area is also a plus; I miss it there :)

  208. April 12, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

    great recipes! thanks for taking a look at our blog!
    we will try some of them :).

  209. April 12, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    Hay great site, I’ve never followed a food blog before but this looks nice, and who don’t like eating.

  210. April 12, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

    Hi Pat – Thanks so much for stopping by my blog this week. I look forward to checking out your recipes, I always need fresh inspiration! -Alexandra

  211. April 13, 2012 at 6:38 am #

    Hey there Pat. A big thanks for visiting my blog and for the like. I’m an absolute beginner at this blogging thing and have a lot to learn. Your blog is entertaining and looks great. Going to check out more of your recipes in a moment. Cheers – Helen

  212. April 13, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    Ahhh, cannoli reminds me of my first resturant job. Great blog. thanks for stopping by vsvevg, paz Abby

  213. April 13, 2012 at 9:27 am #

    Beautiful blog! Thanks for stopping by mine as well, although I can’t believe you didn’t comment on your favorite aroma. But I’m sure you have many.

    My sweetheart loves to cook. Can’t wait to show him your cannoli recipe. Looks like something he’d enjoy trying. I like how you showed what worked and what did not and also equipment used. Great job!

  214. April 13, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    You are hereby nominated to receive The Versatile Blogger award! Please go to http://talesandtravelsofthetinman.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/the-versatile-blogger-award/ to see the official posting of your nomination. Please enjoy the award, it is well deserved. Much Love, The Tin Man

  215. April 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    Thanks so much for stopping by and liking my blog The Life of Chad. I really appreciate it!

  216. April 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    Thanks very much for checking out my blog, the-kitchen-guru.com and liking my posts. I really appreciate it and look forward to checking your blog out further!

  217. April 13, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    Thanks for the like! Nice site you have here. :)

  218. April 14, 2012 at 7:44 am #

    Hi there! Just wanted to thank you for liking my random post on dusting icing sugar on cakes. I’m hoping to put more food-related entries soon and hopefully some of them will catch your attention again. By the way, your blog is amazing!


  219. April 14, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    Thanks for checking out and liking my post Pat….great blog. Irish egg rolls….YUM! Maybe you could turn it inside out and create a recipe for Chinese Shepherd’s Pie! :)

  220. April 14, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    Hallo and thank you for liking my latest entry.

    I took a quick look at your blog! NICE!
    Going to check it out more later :)


  221. Toadwize
    April 15, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love the pics you’ve included…they’ve tempted me to try some of your recipes (I love dabbling in the kitchen). Blessings.

  222. April 15, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    Thanks for liking my latest post. Your recipes sound amazing and I love how many pictures you include in your posts. :)

  223. April 15, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    I second what astudentkitchen said!! Thanks for stopping by and let me discover your blog! :-)

  224. April 15, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    hi Pat, thanks a lot for liking my post :) you’ve got a very awesome blog here :) i’ll looking forward for your next post :)

  225. April 15, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    Greetings, Pat. Thanks for stopping by BentManWalking. Enjoyed my first visit to your “rant”—you’ve got some killer recipes from the looks of it! Greek Salad…Matzo Toffee Bars. Oh, my goodness! Regards–Michael

  226. April 15, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    Hello fellow Clevelander! Can’t wait to try the irish crock pot stew. :-)

  227. April 17, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    Hello Ranting Chef! I was wondering if you could help me out. I’m working on an article about keeping (or not) my New Year’s Resolutions and would like your opinion. How can I include at least one fruit or vegetable at every meal? Your answer will be featured in my article with a link back to your site.

    Thanks for your help. Feel free to email me at downhomesj@gmail.com with your answer.

  228. April 17, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

    Hey, thanks for taking the time to read my post. Our blogs are not really related I notice but I do have a friend who really enjoys cooking. I will send her along to you.

  229. April 17, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    Thanks for the follow, from one amateur to another!

  230. April 17, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    hi R.C. ~ i nominated you for the versatile blogger award because you have so much great info here!


  231. Rebekah
    April 17, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

    Hi The Ranting Chef! Thanks for checking out Some Kinda Good and for liking my recent restaurant review in Hiliton Head Island, SC. Much appreciated! ;)

  232. April 17, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

    I could use some variety-so says my three teenage boys who are ALWAYS hungry! Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could find yours!

  233. Shrey Srivastava
    April 18, 2012 at 7:55 am #

    Hello! I have really enjoyed reading your blog and I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!
    You can read more here:

  234. craigontoast
    April 18, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    Hey Pat, thanks for stopping by craigontoast. I’m just getting restarted and blogging the thing that interest me.. music, food, photography, social media.. all mixed in with my own ramblings. join me anytime :)

  235. April 18, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    Thanks for the like, Pat! Scouring your site immediately for dinner plans – J.

  236. Hungry Joe
    April 18, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

    Hi! I appreciate you taking the time out to look at and like my little post. I’m more KOOK than cook, but i love trying out new recipes (not all are winners). Your blog is amazing and is the first one that i’m following. Definitely a blog that i’ll be following closely.

  237. April 18, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    thank you for reading and the “Like” of my post!

  238. April 18, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    I love your blog, it inspires me! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! http://tonetiki.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/versatile-blogger-award-nomination/

  239. mainstreetmusings
    April 18, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

    Your blog is a feast for the eyes! I am a huge fan of delicious food — love the step-by-step pics – really brings the recipes to life. Keep up the great work!

  240. April 18, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    i always love a good recipe, cooking is a passion of mine as well, will be checking back often :)

  241. April 18, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    I nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award because I think you are pretty awesome!
    Congratulations. Check it out: http://bit.ly/IOaIxe

    Here are the rules:

    * Thank the person(s) who nominated you and link back to them
    * Share 7 things about yourself
    * Nominate 15 bloggers you admire
    * Contact your nominees and let them know

  242. April 19, 2012 at 1:44 am #

    I really wanted to thank you for dropping by my blog and “liking” my Jewish recipes! Passover is one of my all time favorite holidays because the food evokes strong memories of family, and childhood. Food, family and one’s cultural heritage always seem so tightly connected. I hope to add other recipes once-in-awhile, so do drop by to visit now and then.

  243. April 19, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    Hi Pat, Thanks for stopping by blog! That’s such a great way to network and learn about all of us foodies out there. Your blog is amazing, organized, dense and chock full of interesting recipes, guests, awards…very cool. It reminds me of a Food Network show. Keep it up!

    • April 19, 2012 at 10:54 am #

      I’m still learning about blogging…and with my previous comment, learned how to change my image.

      • April 19, 2012 at 10:55 am #

        Woops. Didn’t work.

  244. April 19, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    famale likes the ranting chef!

  245. April 20, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    Tasty blog! Thanks for liking my blog :)

  246. April 20, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    Thanks for looking at Storyteller.

  247. rosemcom
    April 20, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

    Hello Pat: Just wanted to thank you for liking my post on “Delightful Local Repast”. You’ve got a really interesting blog – so much cool information :) Cheers, Rose

  248. April 20, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

    Hope it’s ok to link–I enjoy your site and the bourbon chicken post fit well with my topic. Keep on keepin’ on:-)

  249. April 21, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, it’s greatly appreciated. I absolutely love to cook , so am now a follower of yours.

  250. April 21, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Thanks for dropping by male/female

  251. April 21, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    Hi! I nominated this blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

  252. parwatisingari
    April 22, 2012 at 1:17 am #

    Thanks for the visit and like on my post on Brinner.

  253. April 22, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    Just wanted to say hello and thanks for stopping by my blog now and then. You have an interesting blog too. I’m following you now so I’ll be back!

  254. April 22, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    I like what you are doing ! Keep up the sharing, great ideas, cooking, and of course eating.

  255. April 22, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    Wow, you’ve got quite a blog going, there… Lots of tasty recipes! I just have read your Ginger post and maybe will try a vegetarian version of it when I get back home into my own kitchen. I agree: fresh Ginger is a whole different “animal” than the dried powder – which is why I always use it fresh. :)

    P.S.: thanks a million for stopping by and liking my blog.

  256. April 22, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    Thanks for visiting my blog betzabroad.com and stay tuned!

  257. April 22, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    Some great recipes here.

  258. April 22, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    Awfully glad the potato post was to your liking! Have you also been cheered by a new sauce pan? Such fun!

  259. April 22, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    So glad you were cheered by the new sauce pan and potato post! Holy good fun!

  260. April 22, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    Ummm, yummy food!
    Thanks so much for taking a look at my blog!

    God Bless,

  261. April 22, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    Thanks so much for checking out my post – i’m new to this world but having a blast. I’ll be sure to check out your musing!

  262. April 23, 2012 at 12:44 am #

    Thanks for always checking out my food posts on my blog! Wish I could actually do the cooking like you!

  263. April 23, 2012 at 1:18 am #

    Thanks for being one of the first to check out our new blog, still working on it but getting there slowly. I’ve just looked at some of your desserts and I really like the sound of the cinnamon rolls. Perhaps I could ask mum if we could try making them in the weekend. Have a good week.

    from Zara

  264. April 23, 2012 at 1:22 am #

    Thanks for the visit and like! I’ve just been checking out your cannoli recipe and am so tempted to try making them – they’ve always been in my too-hard basket.

  265. April 23, 2012 at 6:56 am #

    Thank you for liking my post. I am now following your blog, because I am a food junkie x If you could come up with some delicious Low GI stuffs, I’d be very very grateful! If you don’t want to, that’s cool! XD
    You rock!

  266. April 23, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    Thank you for reading and the “Likes” of my posts.

  267. April 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    Thanks for liking my blog post on Eco-conscious Traveler’s Earth Day Resolutions at Seeing and Savoring Italy. My company (The Cositutti Group) works with artisan and generational producers in Northern Italy, Tuscany and Umbria who are committed to preserving and protecting the cultural and culinary traditions of regional Italian food. So responsible travel is important to me. Hope you will continue to take some time to explore what I do and consider http://www.cosituttimarketplace.com as a source of ingredients when you cook Italian!

  268. IslamicChamper
    April 23, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    Hi !..Thank’s for following my blog..feel free to use of any of my material as you like…Amazing what you are doing here, the look is really cool and your recipies are wonderful…

  269. April 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    Hi there!

    Thanks for checking out my blog. I’m glad to hear you liked the post about honeycomb. Homemade candy is totally addictive, both to make and to eat…

    I’m stoked to discover the Ranting Chef–what an awesome resource! That mustard pomegranate pork tenderloin is calling me.

  270. project1979
    April 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    Hello there! I nominated you (and your scrumptious blog) for a Sunshine Award. Cheers to you!

  271. April 24, 2012 at 1:00 am #

    Hello! We really enjoy your blog, so we’ve nominated you for the “Kreativ Blog Award”. Congratulations!

  272. April 24, 2012 at 4:19 am #

    Jumped on the bandwagon and have nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award. Love your posts, keep it up!

  273. April 24, 2012 at 9:03 am #

    Love your blog too!

  274. Hannes
    April 24, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    Cheers for stopping by my blog even though it has nothing to do with cooking. I do however like to cook myself so I’ll be sure to check out some of your tasty looking recipes.

  275. April 24, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    Hello! Thanks for liking my post about activating nuts and seeds! All the best with your blog, I’ll drop back in soon :)

  276. April 24, 2012 at 10:56 am #


    Thanks for liking my post about “The Christians of the Holy Land.”

  277. April 24, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    Love this blog! Us amateurs in the kitchen need to rant and stick together. Lots of great info in here, I’ll definitely be back :)

  278. April 24, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    Thanks for the “Like”! Nice blog. Hope to run into you on Cyberspace again. Keep cooking!

  279. April 24, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    Wow, you are popular! It took me forever to scroll through the end of your ‘about’ page! Love your recipe’s and look forward to test piloting some in kitchen:)

  280. April 24, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    Hi there thank you for liking our blog :-). We are loving yours very different :-). From the three Mogs in the UK xxx

  281. April 24, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    Thank you for visiting my little blog. =0)
    I’m very happy to have found my way here…
    Veggiewitch ♥

  282. April 24, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    Hello there, Sir Ranting Chef! Thanks for stopping by my blog. So, what do you do when you’re not expressing yourself in the kitchen with knife and hands? I perused through your material and what you’ve done is quite diverse. Awesome!

  283. April 24, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    Thanks for visiting my blog…ranting chef … the name says it all. I try and rant in the kitchen occasionally myself

  284. April 24, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Enjoy your rantings! :)

  285. April 25, 2012 at 7:31 am #

    Thanks Ranting Chef for following & liking my FreshfromKitchen blog @ WordPress. Love your blogs too…keep ranting! Cheers!

  286. April 25, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    Your recipes look great, especially here in menu limited Ethiopia!!!

  287. littleguurrl
    April 25, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    Great blog :) My brother is a chef in LA and I love food!

  288. April 25, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    Hey there! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. I adore your blog! Check it out:

  289. April 25, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    Reading your “About” statement, I think we are friends!
    Thanks for stopping by my Post today!

  290. April 25, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    Hey, I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award! Check it out here: http://glutenfreewewillbe.com/awards/

  291. April 25, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    Thanks for visiting our blog. Looking forward to reading your culinary rants!

  292. April 25, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    loving the recipes here, thanks for visiting my site!

  293. steelcityman
    April 26, 2012 at 4:21 am #

    Great Blog…I get hungry reading it. Lots of good recipes.

  294. April 26, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    keep it fresh!!! Hope to read more soon

  295. April 26, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    Hi RC… thanks for liking my lastest post, “Hit the Road Jack…” I’ve passed your site address on to a family member that is a professional chef in K.C.Mo. Keep ranting and smiling!

  296. April 27, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    Thanks so much for checking out my blog! Your recipes look amazing… keep it up!

  297. April 27, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    Your site is very helpful to amateur cooks like me – thank you

    Thank for reading about the pigeons flying in Cairo in the Abou El Sid restaurant
    Regards Brigitte

  298. bikermonkey
    April 27, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    This is a great blog and I love the recipes, keep up the awesome job!

  299. Razel Rull-Navarro
    April 27, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    Hello! Just want to let you know that I have nominated you for The ABC Award. :) http://rgrull.wordpress.com/2012/04/28/another-pork-dish-in-the-belly-and-another-award-called-the-abc/

  300. April 28, 2012 at 7:14 am #

    I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. You can find it here:


  301. April 28, 2012 at 8:42 am #

    I see you’re from Cleveland. Good draft choice this year.
    I’ve been a Brown’s fan since the days of Ryan, Groza, Preston and Lew Caprpenter, Refroe, Brown, Mitchell, Shafrath, etc. Yeah, it runs deep; deep and bitter.

  302. April 28, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I checked out your blog about ginger. Pork chops look good. I’m from Ohio also. Keep ranting. I’ll be back. Emma

  303. April 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    Thanks for dropping by my blog; great recipes here!

  304. April 28, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    Hi there!
    Thank you for stopping by NutriSpire and giving me a like on my latest post “Are you confused about soy?”
    Your blog looks yummy!
    Wishing you health and happiness,

  305. April 28, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    Hi Pat- thanks for giving me a “like” on a couple of my recent posts, glad you found me! I’m new at blogging… looks like I can learn alot from you so I’ll be following you. I write a column for the examiner.com, check it out if you have time at http://www.examiner.com/fusion-food-in-san-francisco/andrea-gray- but blogging is a bit different. Hope I’m getting a handle on it!

  306. April 28, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    Some fantastic recipes going on here, I’ll be sure to keep up to date with them.
    Thanks for dropping by my page, too.

  307. April 29, 2012 at 3:08 am #

    hello. thanks for liking my blog post =) God bless :)

  308. April 29, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

    You didn’t miss much yesterday at the market as far as weather went. It was COLD!!! Even had a few bits of snow. However, we debuted the latest flavor of Mackenzie chevre, wasabi sesame, and it was a bit hit. I still like the Baby Buche best, though. We won’t be there next week and the following week, I’ll still be gone, but Rob will be there. So plan on the 19th. :-)

  309. April 30, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    Thank you by stopping at my blog. I’m glad that you liked the recipe.You have a quite amazing blog yourself with many tasty dishes.

  310. George Ellington
    April 30, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    Some very nice looking dishes here. I look forward to trying your recipes. Thank you for sharing them. I feel inspired to go back to my page and start adding more of the Turkish dishes I cook. Cheers, mate.

  311. benthomasgleeson
    April 30, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

    Hey, thanks for liking Farm-Art-Think. Love what you’re doing, you’re obviously passionate about your food. I’ve just posted a short story that has to do with a different take on food and farming and life on Earth: http://farmartthink.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/astronaut/ Hope you’ll enjoy it!

  312. Kristi
    April 30, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    Hi Pat! Thanks for the like on my Versatile Casserole post! :)

  313. April 30, 2012 at 10:34 pm #

    Hi thanks for stopping by my blog Contagious Enthusiasm http://www.karynlane.wordpress.com I love your recipes. Tomorrow is my night to whip up dinner and I am going to make your delicious mushroom pot pie.

  314. April 30, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

    I have nominated your blog for the Reader Appreciation Award; thank you for your wonderful posts. http://50datesin50states.wordpress.com/

  315. April 30, 2012 at 11:47 pm #

    Hi Pat, thanks for dropping by :) Loving your blog and cannot wait to try some of your recipes!

  316. May 1, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    Thank you for reading my blog. Your blog looks amazing…and yummy!

  317. May 1, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    Thank you so much for the “like” on my blog about my Arctic adventure. I have no idea what we’ll eat there but now I think I need to find out (I’m not really into seal but it does have a lot of vitamin C, so I guess if scurvy’s an issue…. Actually, I think I’ll just bring along some vitamins.)

    Anyway, I look forward to seeing more of your recipes. Thanks again for finding me!

  318. May 1, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    I’ve nominated you for a Sunshine Award:

  319. May 1, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for liking my crêpe recipe. I’ll have to take some time to browse around your site, looks like you’ve got a lot of good stuff going on here.

  320. May 1, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    Hello from Scotland! Thanks for stopping by my Mummykimmy blog – I think I could use some of your tips. I tried to puree butternut squash risotto and ended up making soup.

  321. May 1, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

    Hello Ranting Chef! Thanks again for stopping by furrylittlegnome and liking my most recent post.

  322. May 1, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    Hi Pat, I just wanted you to know that I nominated you for the Sunshine Award… one that is given to “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere. You are not obligated to accept the award…but I hope you do. Please check out the link belowhttp://livingbeyondorganicmom.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/sunshine-in-my-soul/?preview=true&preview_id=208&preview_nonce=f50854b54c

  323. May 1, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking my post. I’m really enjoying your blog.

  324. May 2, 2012 at 1:51 am #

    Thanks for visiting and liking our blog posts. You have some amazing recipes on here and I will definitely be trying some out. YUM!!!

  325. May 2, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    I was really pleasantly surprised to see that you’d visited my blog, and that you liked it. That’s high praise, and I appreciate it. If you have any recipes for my “primal diet” using coconut and almond flour, and new recipes for chicken or fish, I hope you’ll be posting them here. I’ll be following. My cousin’s husband has been an amateur chef for years, and when he retired last year he went to a local community college and took culinary arts. Now he gets to work in the kitchen a the local university, and maybe some other professional kitchens. I think he’ll like this site so I’ll pass it on.

  326. May 2, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    Always love a food blog, love ranting even more! Thanks for liking my entry! Can’t wait to check out your recipes. xx

  327. May 3, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    Thank you for following Tillerstale, and for liking my posts. Your recipes are very inspirational…love the photos!

  328. bikermonkey
    May 3, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    Thank you for “following” BikerMonkeyBlog! I really enjoy your recipes, especially the grilling. :)

  329. May 3, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    Thanks for the like chef! And mmm…delicious blog

  330. May 3, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    Hi. Thank you for liking my recent post. :) great effort you exert on your blog, it’s amazing. I’ll be following :)

  331. May 3, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    Hi! Thanks for the like, loving your blog! Especially the bit about how great Victoria sponge is :D Keep up the good work!! Hope you visit my blog again soon.

  332. May 3, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your profile pic…just like mine. Your significant other close at hand.

  333. May 3, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    Hello, thank you very much for stopping by and liking one of my posts! – MFBC

  334. May 4, 2012 at 7:43 am #

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I have just checked our your site and you have some excellent and unusual recipes which I’m going to try.

  335. delna
    May 4, 2012 at 7:45 am #

    thanks for dropping by – m a newbie in the blogging world but i absolutely love your blog
    cheers n beers

  336. May 4, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    Thanks for visiting and for liking our Two Palate Dining: Buffalo Wing Factory post! It’s always fun to find fellow foodies like us!

  337. May 4, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    Hi Pat! OMG! I do so love to cook as well as eat thus can I see myself spending much time perusing your blog!
    Thanks for passing by my blog, and thanks also for the like on my post ;-)

  338. May 4, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I like your blog, good posts. Keep it going!

  339. May 4, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Hi! Thank you for stopping by our blog! I I like yours a lot, I love cooking (and eating), and I have to say, one of the things i’m eager to do during our travels is discovering what people eat everywhere!
    Well, the trouble with your blog is that I know I’m gonna spend a lot of time reading it, and try out some recipes from it, and I really don’t have the time to do that right now!


  340. May 5, 2012 at 5:25 am #

    Hi. I’ve nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award! http://lazylauramaisey.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/been-nominated-for-a-pardon/

  341. May 5, 2012 at 11:46 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by my “Boomers & Beyond” to check out the nutrition post. (Which might better have been titled ‘Bewildered By Nutritionist,’ but anyway…) I’m also bewildered by WordPress, but slowly learning. You’ve got a great site and I’m enjoying your rants. And recipes.

  342. May 7, 2012 at 12:57 am #

    Hey there. you’ve just received a ‘One Lovely Blog’ award. Great blog and I really do enjoy reading it :)

  343. kimolgren
    May 7, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    Thanks for the like on my No Pain Lo Mein post. You never know what’s ‘Round the Bend. You’ve got a great blog here. I like your style.

  344. Andrea Neusner
    May 7, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    Thanks for stopping by Gluten-Free Shabbat. Your blog looks great

  345. May 7, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    Hello Pat,
    I like your blog!Thanks for visiting mine..and then I can follow yours…

  346. May 8, 2012 at 1:00 am #

    Pat, many thanks for your “like” on my poetry blog. I’m grateful it led me back here to discover your amazing recipes! Your cherry-tomato pasta dish is going to be my go-to dinner when those little tomatoes get ripe this summer. Cheers!

  347. May 8, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    I must have linked the nomination incorrectly. I wanted you to know I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award…you are familiar with it but…I just wanted to say thank you for all you do.
    Peach State

  348. May 9, 2012 at 6:50 am #

    I believe I am supposed to leave you some type of instructions…http://wp.me/p216aw-lP. ( for the award)
    Peach State

  349. May 9, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    Thank you so much Pat for stopping by my blog for some fish – you’ve now inspired me to do something other than “just chips” to sit alongside the Halibut!

  350. May 9, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

    Thank you very much for liking my post. I went through your blog and the food looks amazing. I’ll definitely be sorting back through your blog for some great ideas. Thanks again!

  351. May 11, 2012 at 12:14 am #

    Hi! Just wanted to stop by and thank you for following my blog! I really appreciate the following:)

  352. May 11, 2012 at 5:12 am #

    I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Have fun!

  353. May 12, 2012 at 8:10 am #

    Many thanks for dropping in at my blog with a ‘Like’! Your blog looks fun and interesting – and I love cooking, so will be back! :)

  354. juniegirl
    May 13, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    Hi!I love to eat and cook too. Your recipes especially for “Diet” are very interesting and easy to follow. By the way, thank you for dropping by and clicking the “Like” button in one of my posts.:)

  355. May 14, 2012 at 8:16 am #

    Thanks for liking my article! I will blog about Japanese food regularly. The Japanese cuisine is so diverse and inspiring!

  356. May 14, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and liking my post! Your looks really good and delicious too!


  357. May 14, 2012 at 10:04 am #

    Nothing against your blog but I have the microwave touch and don’t really know how to cook. Not one of the things I wanted to learn.

  358. May 14, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    Thanks for your visit and like on my blog-post. I don’t think I’m even up to amateur chef, but your recipes look good and easy to follow for me to try out!

  359. Filipovsky
    May 14, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    That’s such a nice blog! I will definitely subscribe it to my RSS feeds :) thanks for likes on my blog and greetings from Nuuk!

  360. May 14, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

    hi pat thanks for dropping by an liking our post. i’ve been wanting to do cannoli and saw a recipe on your site, im definitely trying that!

  361. babalulu
    May 15, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    thanks for liking babalubuzz! feel free to subscribe!
    here’s something for your palate!

  362. May 15, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    Thanks for taking the time to read my stuff, sir! =) I honestly didn’t think anyone would, haha.

    I happen to like what I see here. I’m not the best in the kitchen, but boy do I try!

  363. May 16, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    It is the mushroom soup that did it for me. Your posts are a pleasure to read and the storytelling element makes it all the more awesome.
    Woohoo! :D

  364. May 16, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    I love your blog. I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! Have a great day. http://naturallyfrugalhomemaker.com/2012/05/16/one-lovely-blog-award/

  365. May 16, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    Thanks for checking out my page! Be sure to follow to stay up to date with all sorts of great daily advice :)

  366. May 16, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    Thanks for the visit & “like”ing what you saw.

  367. May 17, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    Hi, since I enjoy your site and blog posts, I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.

  368. May 18, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    Very Inspiring Blogger Award – Congratulations! you have been nominated for this award which is well deserved. visit my site and pick up the details, It is well deserved!

  369. smokehag
    May 19, 2012 at 8:07 am #

    Hi there, Thanks for the like. Would you like to write a recipe/ short piece on something for people trying to stop smoking? and i will post in on my blog? http://fagshags.wordpress.com/

    • May 20, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

      Thanks for the offer, but as I have never smoked I am really not a good person to write something up. Good luck! Pat The Ranting Chef


  370. May 19, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    Hi Pat,

    Thanks for liking my post. Hope to be able to try one of your recipes one of these days.

  371. May 19, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the likes, much appreciated! Your blog is wonderful and I can’t wait to get back to my kitchen at home to try some of your recipes! Thanks for sharing :)

  372. Erin Cooper
    May 20, 2012 at 2:25 am #

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I’m going to have to try some of your recipes in my Thai kitchen!

  373. May 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Have a look:

  374. May 21, 2012 at 5:39 am #

    Hello, Pat. It’s a pleasure to inform you that you’ve been nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Here’s the link: http://thesofisworld.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/my-first-nomination-one-lovely-blog-award/
    Super smuack!!!

  375. May 21, 2012 at 6:46 am #

    Inspiring stuff, we enjoy reading your ‘ranting’ so we have nominated you for One Lovely Blog award.

  376. May 22, 2012 at 3:37 am #

    Hi … I am very pleased with your blog, I have tried to make a cake based on your recipe, hmm … hm .. very good, although there are some ingredients are not available in my country ..
    I have followed your blog, and I copied some of your writing into my blog and I hope you permission

  377. May 22, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    Thanks for liking my recent post! Love your page. Now I must try the Mongolian Beef!

  378. May 22, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    Thanks for checking out my blog! Wonderful (and yummy) blogs you got there. I hope I can try out some of your recipes!

  379. May 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    Hi Pat! I nominated your site for the Food Stories Award for Excellence in Storytelling. I posted the details here: http://menubyvicky.com/2012/05/22/food-stories-nominee-for-excellence-in-storytelling/ :)

  380. Naomi
    May 24, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    Hey there, Ranting Chef, I have a question for you. I need to increase my iron intake and a friend suggested I start using a cast iron pot or skillet for cooking. What do you think or recommend about using cast iron?

  381. May 25, 2012 at 3:16 am #

    I am really enjoying your blog. I always leave feeling happier, better informed, or just entertained. It’s a genuine pleasure to have met you. I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. If you choose to read and repost the award, please follow this link: http://jimlwright.wordpress.com/2012/05/25/one-lovely-blog-award/

  382. May 25, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    Thanks for visiting and liking my blog.Went through your posts and found it great.Looking forward to your visits again.Your suggestions are always welcome.

  383. May 26, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    I’m laughing cause you seem to have received this award many times! But I have nominated you for the Pink Tree, or One Lovely Blog, award. Continue being awesome :)

  384. May 27, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    Hi Rating Chef, thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog. I am a foodie myself and going through your blog reminded me of my years in the States. Good memories…

  385. May 28, 2012 at 5:32 am #

    Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that I have truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts. After all I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again very soon!

  386. May 28, 2012 at 6:01 am #

    Hi, I nominated you for a very inspiring blogger award:http://gfootsteps.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

  387. May 30, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    thanks for liking my recent post “Eating my way through New Jersey….” but even more for bringing me here. I LOVE cooking, and will be exploring further and looking forward to following you here as well.
    with love light and JOY

  388. May 31, 2012 at 2:32 am #

    Thank you for visiting my blog….Come around again :). Stay good.

  389. May 31, 2012 at 2:52 am #

    hi there, i nominated you for the ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD. Read all about it at http://starlight427.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/one-lovely-blog-award/

  390. May 31, 2012 at 4:04 am #

    and another special thanks for following me at: http://notinindia2012.wordpress.com
    hope you find even some small inspiration there to assist you on your own special life journey
    with love light and JOY

  391. May 31, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

    Love your wonderful blog! Thanks for the recipes!

  392. helena davila
    May 31, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    hey thanks for the like, great blog!

  393. May 31, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and “liking” my Asparagus Popover recipe. I’ve seen several of your recipes I’d like to try. They all look so good. Nice presentation!

  394. June 1, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    I stay away from all recipes in life, but yours are tempting. Thanks for reading my rambling!.

  395. Anabel
    June 1, 2012 at 11:33 pm #

    i wanted to check out the kind person that liked my opening rant – only to discover a kindred spirit. I LOVE food – preparation, consumption, shopping for ingredients…i will be checking back frequently :D

  396. June 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    Hi Pat- Love reading about your foodie ways. The pictures you add are wonderful. I have nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award”. check out my post at http://reneespindle.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/one-lovely-blog-award/. Looking forward to your next Thanksgiving installment.

  397. June 4, 2012 at 2:09 am #

    Because I enjoy your blog so much, I have nominated you for the Blog on Fire Award. You can read about it on my blog. http://humbledpie.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/musings-from-the-darkroom-blog-recognition/

  398. June 4, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

    I do love reading all your recipes, need a bit of time to try them all out though! I’d like to nominate you for The Versatile Blogger award – http://tillerstale.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/tillers-red-carpet-moment/

  399. June 4, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    Thank you for liking one of my posts! Just coming over to wordpress from blogspot will be little trek to get my readers back. Love your blog set-up and all the touches to it. Do you have a free one, or do you pay for customization? Sorry – I do NOT cook/bak – yuck! Now, if you have a category for 4 ingredients that is super easy and FAST to make – I’m there! lol

    • June 4, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

      I just use the free site (although I did a small upgrade to get wordpress out of the URL). There are some fast recipes here and maybe one or two with four ingredients…

  400. June 4, 2012 at 11:00 pm #

    Thank you so much for the “like”! :-) Looking forward to checking out your recipes…

  401. June 6, 2012 at 12:38 am #

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and liking my post. I enjoyed reading your Thanksgivings posts and was amazed at how you made each item seem so simple and achievable! (OK, I think I need much more practice and patience for the gravy though…) :)

  402. June 7, 2012 at 2:41 am #

    Amazingly good blog! Going to try some recipes :-)

  403. June 7, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    Hi! Thanks for the like! I have to say, these recipes look incredible, I wish I hadn’t only just had dinner now. Gonna have to try some of these recipes tomorrow! Thanks :D

  404. June 7, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    Hi Pat! You’ve been nominated for a sunshine award :)

  405. June 8, 2012 at 7:16 am #

    I like your blog – some very tasty recipes and I specially like how you don’t jsut talk (there’s pictures).
    Thanks for liking my post ‘Is Heaven a Place in Whitefield http://t.co/NcvI4lFe about Slattery’s Chocolatiers (it’s not a sponsored or compensated post – I often blog about HonieLikes).
    I couldn’t find a Twitter link to yourself, even if I was to Tweet your posts – did I miss the widget, or do you not have one (you can Google it to get your own).

  406. June 8, 2012 at 10:00 am #

    Thank you for your like! inspired by your shares and recipes!

  407. June 8, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope it grows up to be like yours some day. I’m following you now.

  408. June 9, 2012 at 9:05 pm #

    Hi Pat,
    I nominated you for a one lovely blog award. You can check it out here: http://drewkail.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/one-lovely-blog-award/

  409. June 10, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

    Hi there! I read your blog literally every day– love your posts and step-by-step instructions. Because of your hard work and awesome food, I’ve nominated you for the Pink Tree Award :) Read more here: http://wp.me/p2gmDL-7h

  410. June 11, 2012 at 6:38 am #

    I am passing this to you as a way of saying thank you for sharing your wonderful blog with me




  411. soniarusso
    June 11, 2012 at 7:38 am #

    Hello Pat, I nominate you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Have a look at my page for more information :)

  412. June 11, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    Hi! I’ve nominated you for The Pink Tree Award. Please find it here. http://hazrock.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/the-pink-tree-award/ . Thank you!

  413. June 12, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    I know you must have a thousand of these, but I really love your blog, so I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thanks for all the great recipes and tips! http://lazyhippiemama.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/the-versatile-blogger-award/

  414. June 13, 2012 at 5:02 am #

    Thanks for visiting our blog. If you’re ever in the area, we invite you to visit our restaurant for our veganized versions of some of your favorite dishes :)

  415. Hans Susser
    June 13, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    Thank you for giving me this chance to be seen by more people interested in REAL food :-)

  416. June 14, 2012 at 3:00 am #

    I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Details of this can be found here: http://czechtheflip.com/2012/06/13/this-made-my-day/

  417. June 14, 2012 at 7:30 am #

    Love this about page! I like to cook & rant too, hehe. ;)

  418. bikermonkey
    June 14, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    I am honored that the Ranting Chef enjoyed http://bikermonkeyblog.com/2012/06/14/donut-mission-from-heaven-round-rock-donuts/ enough to “Like” it. Honestly, that is way cool!!! I look forward to seeing your recipes each day. The Ten Cent Addiction I think will be my Father’s Day treat! Thanks again for coming by BikerMonkeyBlog. BikerMonkey

  419. June 14, 2012 at 11:49 pm #

    Ack! my mouth waters as I scroll! I can’t follow this page yet until I’m through with my RAW food challenge! :)

  420. June 15, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    Hi Pat,

    I have no idea how you found my blog, but thank you for reading my post! Am very glad that you liked it. I’m keen to give your recipes a try as they are simple enough to follow and the pic look great!

  421. June 15, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    Hi Pat,
    Love all the photos with the recipes. Yum.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post, “One more cup of coffee.”
    Come by again, and bring more food!

  422. June 15, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    Hi Pat! Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post! I’m so glad it led me back to yours. These recipes look delicious, and your presentation is amazing! I’m just starting up my blog, but yours gives me something to aspire to!

  423. June 16, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    Mmmmm…your blog looks delicious! Thanks for the like on mine :)

  424. June 17, 2012 at 10:07 am #

    Hi Pat,
    Thank you so much for stopping by and liking my post. You’ve got a delicious blog. I’ll be stopping by pretty often from now on.

  425. June 17, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    I have nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award and hope you will accept my appreciation. If you choose not to go ahead with the award process, please feel free. It was important for me to help others find their way to your wonderful blog and my way of saying “thank you” for taking the time to share. :-)
    with love light and JOY

  426. June 17, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    Great Job Chef! As a former KM, I can appreciate all the work that you put into this. Your recipe blogs are well designed and the photos are perfect. I pushed your link to my Facebook page for my peeps. Have a great day.

  427. June 18, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    Thanks for the like on my low carb coconut crunch!
    You’ve got so many recipes, I’m going to have spend some time on your blog!

    Cheers Lisa

  428. June 18, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I like what you have going on here. I like to cook, I hate to cook. I like looking at recipes and dreaming about making them, but I never make most of them. I have a hard time following a recipe exactly. I am an okay cook and some of what I make is excellent. I get bored. I love food.
    You have a great blog. You stopped over to mine over a week ago, but I am slow catching up lately.
    I hope to use some of your recipes soon.

  429. June 18, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    Hi, thanks for checking out my site! You probably noticed that it’s very raw right now … haven’t “publicly” launched it yet, but I’m working on it! Trying to get several posts on there before I let everyone know to look for it. How did you find it? I’m enjoying reading through your site as well!

  430. June 18, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    Thanks for your support of Fried Neck Bones…and Some Home Fries. Soon, I hope to attain amateur chef status. I’m already a world class ranter.

  431. June 20, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    Hi there, thank you for liking my poetry post, much appreciated. I like your blog, looks yummy.

  432. June 21, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    Thanks for the like on my blog! I have been mining the food blogs for new beautiful and healthy recipes. I am adding your blog to my list. Thanks :o)

  433. June 22, 2012 at 11:00 pm #

    Congratulations! You like food and so do we so we decided to nominate you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award (http://twocatsviews.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/award/). Keep on blogging about food and we’ll keep eating.

  434. June 25, 2012 at 6:38 am #

    Thanks for visiting my blog! I appreciate all the visitors I get. As you read, I am super busy getting that wedding dress ready for my daughter. No time to cook!
    I love reading your recipes and hope I’ll have some time after the wedding to try some! Thanks again!

  435. louisencrepes
    June 27, 2012 at 1:43 am #

    My mouth just watered. I think I’m hungry. Love your blog. Thanks for liking my post anyway. :)

  436. June 29, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    Hi Pat…. I LOVE all of my kitchen gadgets and am always adding to my collection. The Pampered Chef has some awesome stuff in it. You can find the catalog at http://www.pamperedchef.com . If there’s anything you like in the catalog, I’d be happy to help you get an order going. You could even have a catalog sale and earn tons of free product. What’s better than kitchen gadgets? FREE kitchen gadgets :)

  437. June 29, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

    Hi! Thank you for liking one of my posts. I found yours so attractive ;) so you like to have many cooking experiences? so do I \(^o^)/

  438. Leslie
    June 30, 2012 at 9:17 am #

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and “liking” my post – it’s very encouraging to get any kind of feedback. I’ve enjoyed wandering through your blog – you’ve got some delicious looking stuff going on here!

  439. June 30, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    I found your blog through reading the Foodie Penpal links today, and just thought I’d introduce myself–I grew up in the Cincinnati area & I like to rant on my blog too! Cheers!

  440. D.J. Zebbie
    June 30, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    Hi! I just wanted to say thanks for liking one of my blog posts. A little good food sure goes great with a little good music, don’t you think? :-)

    Bon appetit!
    D.J. Zebbie

  441. July 5, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking a post.

  442. July 6, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    Thanks for swinging by! I hope you try the avacado spread post. I guarantee it is amazing!

  443. July 6, 2012 at 8:32 pm #

    hi nice article mate, i think u hav put ur point across clearly thanx

  444. July 8, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    Hey Pat, thanks for visiting our blog! We have mentioned/awarded your site in this post: http://wp.me/p2njBt-4r
    Happy Cooking!

  445. July 9, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    I searched your blog for “fajitas” and found nothing. I’ve made fajitas before and am pretty sure I know what I’m doing, but I was looking for a second opinion or two. Do you take requests?

  446. July 11, 2012 at 7:43 am #

    Your blog is awesome! I nominated you for the very inspiring blogger award :D

  447. July 12, 2012 at 12:34 am #

    Hi Pat! I found you through Gabby at the veggie nook and am loving your blog! I can’t wait to peruse more of your recipes. It’s cool to see a male blogger in a world of women! :-)

  448. Sue
    July 15, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    Hi Pat,

    I found your blog today thru WordPress, I’m from SlimKicker (a healthy living/fitness app), and was wondering if we can do a giveaway for your blog readers?

    Our site basically turns people’s health/fitness goals into a level up game with challenges such as quitting soda for a week. We’re looking for new challenge ideas, so was thinking of holding a contest where your readers leave a comment on a health challenge idea, and we’ll pick our favorite challenge idea, use it on our site, and give the winner either a free digital health scale, slow cooker, or digital heart monitor.

    Let me know if you’re interested by email: sue (at) slimkicker.com

    PS. You can choose not to publish this comment since it’s not really a comment, I just couldn’t find your email address =)


  449. July 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    Thank you for liking my post! I’m always excited to find new cooking blogs.

  450. July 23, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by in my blog’s CUTING ONIONS, I am sorry I can’t show
    all my (45) blogs,’cause I don’t have a theme “Notepad like yours.Try to check them out whenever you got time.I do have 4 cathegories : Music,Nostalgia, Mexican Cooking for Gringos and Reflexions. Enjoy & share.

  451. July 23, 2012 at 11:25 pm #

    Congratulations! I have nominated you to the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. For details go to http://www.jimmyandcha.wordpress.com.

  452. July 28, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    Hi Pat,

    We think it’s wonderful that the Ranting Chef should like our inane rantings on the Two Bruces. We hope you come back soon.

    Bruce and Bruce

  453. July 28, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    Thank you for stopping by Bythewaterrushing! Your blog makes my hungry! I’m not much of a cook – yet – but I know just whom to nudge towards your delectable posts :)

  454. July 28, 2012 at 9:49 pm #

    Hey there! I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! If you want to accept and participate just click here and follow the steps! http://sweetlittlethang.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/one-lovely-blog-award/

  455. August 7, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    I will definitely try some of your recipes. Check out my Vegetarian Pizza on my blog mrcrilleysclassroom.wordpress.com. If you are not a vegetarian, just put some sausage, pepperoni, or steak on it, or all of them. My specialty is pies. Check in on Friday and I will have my compass pie. It is a pretty basic blueberry pie, it will just look like a compass. It is for our monthly Search and Rescue meeting, hence the compass.

  456. August 10, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    I enjoy following your blog. I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Blog Award and the One Lovely Blog award. Congratulations!


    ~Wendy, MeaningfulWesternLife.com

  457. August 13, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    I’ve nominated your blog for The Versatile Blogger Award! No problem if you’re not into these things. For more info see:


  458. August 13, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

    Great to follow your writing. I too love to cook and live in my ktchen. Thanks for the inspiration. Along with others I too have nominated you for the very inspiring blogger award. Keep pointing the way to great food.
    – Michael

  459. August 14, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    Thanks so much for stopping by our blog, Cinema Snack Bar, and liking our intro post! Your site and recipes are awesome. So nice to see alternative recipe options (kosher, vegetarian, etc.). I’ll definitely keep stopping by and hope you do the same! :-)

  460. August 14, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    Thanks for liking my reblog post: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies. I hope you’re able to make it sometime. Please let me know what you think. Feel free to browse through the archives sometime. I have lots of great recipes there.

  461. August 19, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    Great blog, liked the post about the old wok. I can’t wait to go back to my hometown (Tampico, Mexico) to pick up my great grand mother’s old mortar (Molcajete) and put it to good use. Don’t know if you are fan of pork crackling (common snack in Mexico), but I made a discovery yesterday at a friend’s wedding: pork crackling creamy soup, true story. Cheers!

  462. August 22, 2012 at 4:54 am #

    Good stuff man! Will try some of your recipes.

  463. August 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    Just wanted to say thanks for following my blog. I hope you enjoy the recipes and let me know how they turn out. I have tons of recipes I have yet to post up. If you’re looking for any recipe in particular let me know. I may have it.

  464. njbrown
    August 27, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

    I enjoy your blog so much that I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award.

    In acceptance of this award please complete the following tasks:
    1. Blog a post linking back to me.
    2. Answer the questions on the post and nominate up to 10 bloggers, linking their blog to my post
    3. Leave a comment on the blogs you have nominated
    Many thanks

  465. September 3, 2012 at 10:09 pm #

    Pat, thanks for liking my first post to my new blog a month ago. I am new to blogging and have since realized that it is good blog-icate to thank those who like your posts. Anyways, I don’t know what brought by Studying the Way, but thanks.

    So I have been looking over your recipes and my family and I are very interested in trying some of your recipes. I am thinking about trying the suped-up manwich. I have never cared much for manwich, but that looks tasty.

  466. September 5, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    You are so awesome I nominated you for the 7 Things about Me Award!! Check it out here! http://azcubed.wordpress.com/2012/09/05/7-things-about-me-award-a-craigslist-find/

  467. September 8, 2012 at 8:00 am #

    thanks for inviting me to be a guest blogger. It was fun! Best regards, Roz

  468. September 12, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    love this site, all of your recipes are awesome!

  469. Sayantika Adak Ghosh
    September 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    Hi… Totally in love with your blog… I love experimenting new recipes and it gets kinda irritating searching the net for 1000 recipes and then selecting one of those… Now that I have your blog with recipes of pretty much everything I want to make… I don’t have to wander around… :) you rock!!!

  470. September 16, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    Thanks for following my blog! Hope ;you enjoy.

  471. September 17, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Dear Ms. Migraine, and liking my post. I can’t wait to see what other recipes you may have for someone to make for me. Kitchen does not equal Lori. ;)

  472. Simmy
    September 21, 2012 at 2:42 am #

    Thanks for stopping by at my blog! I really appreciate it :) You’ve got some great recipes on here. All the best!

  473. September 21, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    Thanks for the like on my first blog.

  474. September 23, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    I now nominate you!

    I have to say I got very happy when I saw that I have been nominated for a Liebster Award by Urbanrunninggirl. Thank you so much! I now Nominate You!

    The Rules:
    1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.

    2. Answer the 11 questions the person giving the award has set for you.
3. Create 11 questions for the people you will be giving the award to.
4. Choose 11 people to award and send them a link to your post. Go to their page and tell them.
5. No tag backs.

    Questions for my nominees
    1. Are you breaking the law if you drive past those road signs that say “Do Not Pass”?
    2. What is the #1 most played song on your iPod?
    3. What is one of your favorite quotes?
    4. What do you absolutely hate doing?
    5. When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?
    6. What is you most proud about?
    7. What is the hardest thing you have even done?
    8. When was the last time you were nervous?
    9. What story does your family always tell about you?
    10. What is the best part of waking up?
    11. Three words to describe you?


  475. September 25, 2012 at 7:16 am #

    I’ve really enjoyed following along and love your blog. I nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award. http://gelisgoodies.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/super-sweet-blogger-award/

  476. Wellness Coach Chris
    September 26, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    Thanks for the like over on my blog – glad you did because now I know about your blog! I am gonna have to try some of these recipes – they sound delish!

  477. September 26, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    Dear Ranting Chef, thanks for visiting the world of the Deerslayer’s Wife. Looking forward to trying your recipes. See ya soon!

  478. September 26, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    Hey thanks for the blog love at peppersproutpress.com! Your blog is great, glad I stopped by. :) I’m definitely going to have to try that cheesy zucchini pasta recipe. Keep on cookin’!

  479. September 26, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    Thanks so much for stopping by ISLAND VIGNETTES and introducing me to your amazing site here! I love these recipes!

  480. September 27, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    Hi Ranting Chef, thanks for visiting my blog :-)
    I have to say, your blog is fascinating. I don’t know where you get the time to write all these posts – I am inspired!
    I love you post “Beer-Brined Turkey”. I reckon this year’s turkey will be a winner with this tip.
    Take care.

  481. September 28, 2012 at 5:12 am #

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I am hoping yours will take the “dreary” out of some of my evening meals……..

  482. September 29, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

    Hi, I like reading your blog and have passed along the ’7*7 Link’ Award to you. http://cookingwithmamamiyuki.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/77-link-award/

  483. October 2, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    Thank you for stopping by the blog and the “Like” of my post.

  484. October 2, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    Hi there! I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! Keep up the good work! :) http://whisksandruffles.com/2012/09/28/one-lovely-blog-award-nomination/

  485. October 2, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

    Hi Pat
    Need your advice. I use butter from Shop Rite for all purposes and am keen on trying out some more brands. Can you suggest few brands that are easily available and tastes great with toast. I am looking for (salted / unsalted) plain white butter.


    • October 3, 2012 at 6:56 am #

      I can’t say that I have experimented with different butter brands. My typical is unsalted Land o Lakes.

      • October 3, 2012 at 8:59 am #

        Thanks you so much :)

      • largerthanlifeblog
        October 8, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

        Hi Pat!

        Bought unsalted Land o Lakes and loving it.
        Also this weekend I prepared the omelette with bacon (your recipe and way) and it came out really well. Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!

  486. October 4, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    Hi Pat,

    Just found your site and I like it very much! Loads of ideas and activity: very impressive. I’m signed up to follow you now and I hope that you don’t mind that I take some of the inspiration from here to feed into my much smaller 2 day old newbee blog. If I ever get mine to be a fraction as good as this I will be very proud!


  487. October 5, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    You cannot beat food when you’re hungry: or, can you?

    There was a bolemic called Shirley,

    who lived in a semi near Purley.

    She came downstairs one night,

    without the hall light

    & tripped on a stray Curly – Wurly.

  488. October 5, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by! I love all things food! :)

  489. October 5, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    A big hi and thank you for visiting my blog. I’m delighted you liked my post about Richard Bertinet’s tarte aux fruits. Xx A new follower!

  490. October 24, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    Thanks for visiting The He Said She Said Experience and liking our post about Mellow Mushroom!

  491. October 24, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    A big hello from ‘(in)elegantly English’ – inelegantlyenglish.wordpress.com/ ; as someone who also loves food – and also works in a restaurant, I guess I’ll have a few rantings of my own to share soon. I’m on day 2 of blogging so thank you for swinging by – I’m new to this malarky so we’ll see how this goes. But I feel inspired by your prolific posting! Cheers…!

  492. October 24, 2012 at 11:31 pm #

    I recently nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award.
    Here’s how it works:
    Thank the blogger who nominated me.
    Attach the award to your site.
    Share 7 random facts about yourself
    Nominate 7 bloggers for the Beautiful Blogger Award.

  493. October 24, 2012 at 11:33 pm #

    oops I mean thank the blogger who nominated YOU. But that’s me, so you don’t have to. :)

  494. October 25, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    Thanks for liking my blog.

  495. October 26, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    Love your name!! I, too, love to cook, love to eat, and can’t stop talking about it! I know I will look forward to reading your great recipes. :)

  496. October 31, 2012 at 9:36 am #

    I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award! I love your recipes and what you bring out for us all. Congrats!

    Go to http://plantbaseddietadventures.com/2012/10/31/awards-thanks-so-much/
    for the details

  497. October 31, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

    I love your creations. I would love to make them….but no one would appreciate me doing so. :) I have nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award. Follows as set forth in the following post. http://dearmsmigraine.com/2012/10/31/inspiring-blog-award/

  498. November 1, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    Thank you for stopping by my blog! Your recipes look great – keep ranting! :)

  499. November 1, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    I’ve been lazy and haven’t looked at your blog lately, sorry. I absolutely LOVE ALL your recipes. I’ll be checking regularly now.

  500. November 2, 2012 at 1:42 am #

    Hey RantingChef,
    You were the first person to like any of my post, thanks man
    It means a lot to a young blogger like myself
    anyways, i worked for a year as a saute cook, terrible work mind you but i got the cooking bug.
    i just said shoot, if i can cook for others why cant i cook for myself?
    So now im a college kid who turns his nose up to ramen noodles and p.b.j’s
    i’ve been scoping out some of your recipes and will have to try some of them
    Budget will be taken into account but for those hot dates where you need to impress, i know where to go

    Check out some of my stuff, you might find an interesting read.

  501. November 2, 2012 at 8:37 am #

    Thanks for liking my post! :-) You’ve got a really rad blog here! Keep up the good work :-)

  502. November 14, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

    Thanks for being a loyal follower. Pick up your Liebster award at http://chefdoru.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/liebster-awards/

  503. November 16, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    Thanks for checking out Mucho Monisia, from one amateur chef to another! (Recipe section probably coming soon, it’s inevitable….)

  504. November 16, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    Thank you for stopping by! Looks like a great blog you have here- happy to follow :)

  505. November 17, 2012 at 8:18 am #

    Why I discovered so late this blog? You have so many great recipes out there. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  506. November 17, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    I hope your having a great weekend! I wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award! http://lauralovinglife.org/2012/11/17/beautiful-blogger-award-thank-you/

  507. November 17, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    Many thanks for stopping by our fine cooking and wine blog and liking my restaurant review post: greatly appreciated!
    Your blog is very nice and you have many yummy recipes in it!
    Take care

  508. November 18, 2012 at 1:49 am #

    Been browsing your blog and like your mouth- wateringly tempting recipes. Easy style of cooking. Will be back for more inspiration. :)

  509. November 18, 2012 at 8:29 am #

    Thanks for stepping away from cooking for a moment and visiting my site. I appreciate the like of my Weekly Photo Challenge Green post.

  510. November 19, 2012 at 7:48 am #

    You have so many great recipes. I’ll make sure to try them. And thanks for stopping by at my blog.

  511. November 20, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    Mmmm, I’ll have to try some of these. I like your personal stories along with the recipes. Thanks for visiting my blog, Going On Growing!

  512. November 21, 2012 at 1:52 am #

    Hello Chef, I found your blog very inspiring and interesting and I had nominated you for Very Inspiring Blog Award. I believe participation is optional, in the case if you are keen, please check :



  513. November 21, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

    I think your blog is just what the doctor ordered. Maybe cooking can take my mind off naughty horniness for a while… ;)

  514. November 22, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    Great site! And thank you for visiting mine, sir. Hope your Thanks giving is wonderful!

  515. November 22, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    Wow. This is a pretty impressive thing you put together here! It’s gonna take me a while to catch-up, but really looking forward to seeing your posts. If anyone needs a cooking tip, it’s me…
    Nice job!

  516. November 22, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    Great site – lots of good information.
    I’d like to see a BBQ Category since that is what I do most.

    • November 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

      I actually had on my “to do” list for the blog to add more to the grilled section on the Recipes:Cuisine tab. Not quite the same as BBQ, but any BBQ recipes I have are all now there.

  517. November 24, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    I came by to thank you for liking one of my blogs….(shhhhhhh I won’t say it was the squirt cheese one lol)

    Then I saw all the wonderful recipes … time to look around :)

  518. November 27, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    ciao!luvFAB blog.

  519. November 28, 2012 at 8:02 am #

    Appreciate you stopping by my blog and liking several recent posts. Best to you.

  520. November 30, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    Neat idea you have here. Only wish my wife and I could deal with the spices! But I can appreciate your work and find fun there. Thanks for looking and finding “food for thought” on my little blog at bythemightymumford.wordpress.com. Please come again!

  521. December 1, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    Pick-up your awards at http://chefdoru.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/what-a-week/
    Keep up with the good work

  522. December 6, 2012 at 1:43 am #

    Hey there, thanks so much for checking out my blog :) All the best with cooking up a storm!

  523. December 6, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    Hey, Pat, I have nominated your blog for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. If you are interested in participating you can pick up your badge and the rules for this award here: http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2012/12/06/wonderful-team-member-readership-award/

  524. December 6, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    Hi and thanks for visiting my little blog :) I’ll be checking out lots of your recipes :)

  525. December 6, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    Thanks for visiting… it has allowed me to meet you and all of your wonderful recipes!

  526. charleschuckberry
    December 7, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    Hello, Than you for reading my post. There is a lot more of my post coming. Yeah, I do love to cook and eat.

  527. December 15, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    Congratulations! You’ve been awarded the Kreativ Blogger Award! Check out the link for the details! http://mrsmooney27.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/kreative-blogger-award/

  528. December 15, 2012 at 11:44 pm #

    hi there, thank you for the like and stopping by at my blog :)

  529. December 16, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    Thank you for everything. I love your recipes, so much so I nominated your blog for the 2012 blog of the year award!

  530. December 18, 2012 at 7:00 am #

    Hello there ranting chef! Thank-you for stopping by my blog. I cannot wait to look into your recipes some more, they look lovely!! Hope you are well.

  531. December 19, 2012 at 2:04 am #

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my fruit cake recipe. And thanks for introducing me to your blog! I enjoyed reading a few of your posts! Lise.

  532. December 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    Hey, Pat, Congratulations! I’ve nominated your blog for the Blog of the Year Award 2012. If you are interested in participating you can access your badge icon at http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2012/12/22/blog-of-the-year-2012-award-2nd-star/. I hope you will participate! Teresa

  533. December 30, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    This is my first time pay a quick visit at here and i am really happy to read everthing at one place.

  534. December 30, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    Not only do I enjoy eating … actually enjoy time in the kitchen as well … but I’m just a cook, thus seldom venture outside of a recipe … but I’m not timid about trying a new recipe! … and thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world.

  535. January 8, 2013 at 6:52 am #

    Hi there, please note that I have nominated you for an award, check it out at : http://crazybunny66.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/and-the-nominees-are/

  536. Lemonade Jargon
    January 10, 2013 at 8:33 am #

    Hi Pat, thanks for liking my first post on Lemonade Jargon! I couldn’t help but follow your delicious blog, don’t be surprised if I try to make (and later write about) your recipes!! Keep up the good work!

  537. January 16, 2013 at 10:44 am #


    I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award – please see my nominations here: http://jackieeatworld.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/super-sweet-blogging-award/

    Happy blogging!

  538. Chef Randall
    January 16, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    Hey thanks for following Savor the Food. Looking forward to your future posts as well.

    Chef Randall

  539. DianaX
    January 17, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

    thank you for visiting, now I know where to look for a recipe next time I need to cook something different.

  540. January 26, 2013 at 10:00 pm #

    I have found your blog very inspiring and we would like to include you on our list of nominees for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. You can see the award from the blogger who nominated us here, http://seefurtherblog.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/your-much-deserved-awards/
    Should you choose to accept this award, here are the rules for accepting the award:

    The Rules

    Display the award logo on your blog.
    Link back to the person who nominated you.
    State 7 things about yourself.
    Nominate 15 bloggers for this blog and link to their pages.
    Notify these bloggers of the nomination and the awards’ requirements.

    We hope you consider accepting while there is no obligation to though we do hope you know we appreciate how you inspire us and we love your blog.


  541. January 29, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    Hey there! Thanks so much for not only stopping by, but liking my lil ole blog! I love this idea you have here! I am mildly petrified of cooking, so hopefully your blog can offer me some comfort :D

  542. January 29, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    Thank you for the great insight. I love the fact that your website can rank on top with personalized Google + searches.

  543. January 29, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    Looking forward to trying some of these recipes. Thank you also, for visiting my brand new blog!

  544. January 29, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    Thanks so much for reading and liking my post! So glad to have found you, love your blog and can’t wait to read more!!

  545. January 29, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

    Thank you for stopping by my blog!
    And I’m an absolute foodie, so I could totally connect with your blog!

  546. jenyjohn
    January 29, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

    Hai Pat…thanks for stopping by and liking my post…. I`m glad that I found you… You have a great blog here….:)

  547. January 30, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    I use recipes as guidelines. I’ve got a great deal on some beef the other day so I’ve got stew in the crock pot, and chili on the stove. Already froze various meat balls, burgers, a mini meat loaf and portioned stir fry.

    I’ve bookmarked your place, because I can always use help in the kitchen.

  548. Chef Randall
    January 30, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

    I have nominated you and your blog for the Versatile Blog Award. Follow the link to except: http://savorthefood.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/something-to-proudly-display/

    Chef Randall

  549. January 31, 2013 at 1:05 am #

    I nominated you for the Very Inspirational Blogger Award. Please follow the link to accept and review the rules. http://olbigjim.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/the-very-inspirational-blogger-award/

  550. February 1, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Hey! Come up with some deliciously tasty, can’t get enough of, whole 30 recipes and i’ll love you forever ;)
    p.s i’m not really a caveman. just sayin’

  551. February 3, 2013 at 8:19 pm #

    Always looking for good recipes, and you explain and illustrate yours well for us not-so-Martha-Stewart cooks, lol, so I’ll be back here! Thanks so much for stopping by Mrs. City Boy and liking my post!

  552. February 4, 2013 at 7:10 pm #

    loving your site! always fun to encounter a fellow ohioan :)

  553. February 5, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    Dear WordPress Follower,

    Thanks for recently liking one of my posts on SharingMom.com. I just wanted to let you know that in the near future, I will not be showing up on your WordPress Reader Feed or on Freshly Pressed. I would like to add plug-ins to my blog to make the site more user friendly and in order to do that WordPress requires that I host the blog elsewhere. The bummer is that once I change hosts I will no longer show up on your WordPress feeds.

    Since I have written articles and posted recipes that you have liked, I would be honored to have you subscribe to the blog so I don’t lose touch with you once I make the change. That way you won’t miss the great info and recipes that are scheduled to post in the coming weeks.

    I am also working on a free e-book with 10 gluten-free, dairy-free snacks and desserts. When it is ready to go live, I will post it on the site. As a subscriber, you’ll be the first to know!

    Thanks for joining me. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

  554. February 5, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by thewholekumquat.com. I look forward to exploring your blog as well!

  555. February 8, 2013 at 11:15 am #

    Hello! What an interesting and lively site – I’ll have to come here for some yummy dinner ideas! Just wanted to say “hello” and thank you for coming by my site “Deceive me not”. Blessings! Rev Ma

  556. February 12, 2013 at 2:56 am #

    Hey Pat, thanks for popping by. This looks great, please keep ranting! Will be back.

  557. February 13, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    I must say that you are one of my favorite followers, sir Chef. You have followed every single one of my blogs since I first started blogging about a year ago. “insearchofjaneausten” “writerchick” it really means a lot to me. If you would like to consider looking at some of my other work, and perhaps following, I can assure you you won’t be disappointed.

    So, click here, and follow if you’d like! Thank you again!


  558. February 13, 2013 at 11:59 pm #

    Thanks for visiting Lipstick Literature and Libations, your food looks delish!

  559. February 14, 2013 at 6:12 am #

    Hi Pat,
    first of all, thanks a lot for liking my post. I have just started blogging and I am so excited!
    I enjoyed so much your “about” page. This is because your experience is so close to mine. I live close to Milan, Italy and I have a dream not so easy to come true. I work outside a kitchen but I spend most of my sparetime in it.

    So thanks once again.


  560. February 14, 2013 at 7:34 am #

    Hello Pat,

    Thanks for liking my posting about our horse meat crisis here in the UK. I like your blog a lot.


  561. February 16, 2013 at 12:43 am #

    I have given you an award! I love your blog! You can view it here: http://wp.me/p2SkWH-8J