A selection of easy dinner ideas – perfect for those nights when you just don’t know what to cook!
WHAT IS #COOKBLOGSHARE?
CookBlogShare is a community for food bloggers to share recipes and foodie posts and
generally support the food blogging community. The community is centred around the #CookBlogShare linky.
It is a wonderful way for a wide range of food writers, recipe creators and bloggers to come
together and share each other’s recipes.
The linky is now hosted regularly by Sisley from Sew White & Chloe from Feast Glorious Feast .
New members are always welcome to join so make sure you invite your other food blogger
The last linky was hosted by Michelle at Lost In Food who put together a
collection of Mother’s Day Baking recipes.
Each week the host chooses a selection of recipes which have been submitted during the
previous week to showcase. This week I have chosen recipes for easy and fuss-free dinners – perfect for busy week nights.
Easy Dinner Ideas from the CookBlogShare Community
A true classic, macaroni cheese is one of my all time favourites. This quick and easy gluten free recipe from Rebecca at Glutarama is rich and creamy with three cheeses and a perfect crispy crust.
A great family favourite, as well as being super low maintenance. You can use this delicious pulled pork for a whole variety of meals – I personally love mine with some gooey Mac & Cheese and lots of BBQ sauce. Jo from The Family Food Kitchen has also provided instructions on how to cook this Pork Butt in the oven or slow cooker.
Breakfast for Dinner is always a good shout when you’re out of meal ideas. These tasty and filling breakfast burritos from Cat at Curly’s Cooking have a nice hint of spice and loads of flavour from the chorizo.
Stuffed Peppers are such a fun and versatile dinner idea, plus they can be easily made ahead. Kate from Gluten Free Alchemist has provided loads of tips on how to customise them to suit your tastes.
A great recipe to add to your meal prep rotation! Use this bright and fragrant curry paste from Sheeba at Go Healthy Ever After to add some spice to rice or noodles or make endless variations of Thai Green Curry with whatever proteins and veggies you have to hand.
Great on its own or served with your favourite protein, this healthy and fresh quinoa salad from Nancy at Nomms is the perfect salad recipe to have up your sleeve. You can make it ahead plus its easy to customise with your favourite veggies.
This tasty savoury bake from Janice at Farmersgirl Kitchen is perfect for using up leftover garlic bread (I always make too much). Real quick and easy comfort food made from ingredients you probably already have in the fridge.
My Go-To Easy Dinner Recipes:
HOW TO TAKE PART IN THIS WEEK’S #COOKBLOGSHARE
Scroll down to the linky widget and add your links. Make sure to read the rules so we can all
share the love!
I’ll be commenting and sharing as many of the links as possible. They’ll also be pinned to the #CookBlogShare group Pinterest board .
Use the same hashtag #CookBlogShare on Instagram and social media and you can post your
recipes in the CookBlogShare Facebook Page.
Scroll down to see what recipes have been linked up so far this week. Have a read and let us
know what you think. Feel free to help share the love by sharing the recipes far and wide! You
can also follow the #CookBlogShare hashtags on Twitter and Instagram to discover new and
You can link up any recipe or foodie posts you have. Both old and new posts are welcome as
long as they have not been linked to #CookBlogShare before. There is no set theme but it is
always sensible to think about upcoming seasons and holidays.
It is usually beneficial to link up towards the beginning of the week for maximum benefit to you.
You can link up to a maximum of 4 posts per linky.
Required – Add a link from your post(s) back to the host’s post. E.g. “I have linked this recipe to #CookBlogShare run by Sisley & Chloe which was hosted by Carrie at Carrie’s Kitchen.”
Required – For each recipe that you link up, choose at least 2 of the other recipes which have
been linked that week, go to the blog post and leave a 5* rating & lovely positive comment. You
might want to come back later in the week when more posts have been linked up – but don’t
Required – Please also comment on at least one post from that week’s host. Their linked posts will be marked “HOST” in the title. Please note that a host might request that comments are not left on the linky post as this isn’t always the most beneficial place for a host to feel the love!
Bonus – There is no set requirement but there are several other ways that you can help share the love with the other members linking up. These can include:
- Pinning the recipe
- Sharing or scheduling a share to your Facebook page
- Sharing or scheduling a share to your Twitter Feed
- Saving the post to other sites like Yummly
- Hitting the heart icon in the bottom left corner if the blogger is using Grow.Me or Slicksteam.
- Please note that by joining in, you are giving the #CookBlogShare hosts permission to use your
- pictures in a roundup and on social media if your recipe is selected as one of our favourites!
The next linky will be hosted by Sisley at Sew White.
All CookBlogShare participants are asked to host the linky at least once a year. More details
about hosting can be found in our Facebook Group.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP THE COMMUNITY
Follow #CookBlogShare on Instagram and like/comment on linked up posts.
Follow #CookBlogShare on Twitter and like/retweet linked up tweets.
Keep up with the Facebook Group for roundup recipe requests and other shouts for help.
And do all these things yourself too!
Get involved with the Facebook Group. Ask questions, answer questions, share successes
and generally be part of the awesome community!