This and that: August 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party ~Grilling and Outdoor Recipes #foodiefriendsfriday

Summer is slowly coming to an end, days are starting to get shorter and the leaves are turning colour.  But there is still time to do some outdoor cooking.  I find this time of year is perfect to have a fire when the evenings are a little bit cooler and you are not sweating over your BBQ.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

5 Happiness Salad and a Coupon Giveaway.

Do you enter giveaways?
Lately I have been entering everything I see and it pays off.  I have been winning.  The latest this that I won was 5 Happiness Salad Greens from Organicgirl Good Clean Greens.  This giveaway was hosted by Cynthia of What A Girl Eats.  First I want to thank them both for this giveaway.  I would have never been able to try them without both of them.  Along with the Salad, I received a T-shirt and also some coupons.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I am Co-hosting a Party over at Fluster Busters #linkyparty

I am so excited this week as I am co-hosting with Robin from Fluster Buster.  I have linked up to her parties a couple of times when I remember and last week my Taco Filled Shells  were a hit... So thank you to everyone that took the time to come over and check them out.  Also thank you Robin for featuring them this week and letting me be co-host.  I can't wait to see what you all bring to this week's party.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

It's a Pizza Party on Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #FoodieFriendsFriday

I can't believe that is already Thursday... I am back to work but had a wonderful, wonderful staycation.  Last week I had company so was a busy week but I did get a few days to rest up before I had to go to work...
Now onto our Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party...
Who likes Pizza?  I do, I do... 
I hope you do too...because

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Taco Filled Shells

I found this recipe on facebook.  Not sure where or who's page that I found it on.  All I did was read the recipe and made it from memory.  So if it is yours please let me know.
I made these last week when  my sisters and nephews came to visit.  It was a great success.  I was given 2 thumbs up for it from one of my nephews and he also said I was the "best cook every".

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Foodie Friends Friday

This week has been a busy one for me as I have had my sisters and nephews here... But looking at my post it has been a busy couple of weeks as all I have done are these linky post... But I will soon be back to doing more posts again, just bear with me please. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Foodie Friends Friday ~ Apple Party #foodiefriendsfriday

Hope everyone is having a great week.  I am on vacation or holidays as everyone else but the American's would say.  A couple of my sisters will be coming this weekend for a week, so we will be out playing all week.  I hope the weather will cooperate with us.
As the fall weather is slowly approaching and school will be starting soon we are going to be having an Apple Week on Foodie Friends Friday ~ Recipes and Crafts.



Host Favorite

Head over to the Daily Dish Magazine to find out which recipes where the host favorite from last week's party.  To have your link picked as host favorite you must link back your recipe to Foodie Friends Friday or the host that you link up with.
My Host Favorite
This week the recipe I picked was from Twisted Chef T.  I love making new drinks and this Ice Cold Rose- Limeade looks so refreshing.  Now I just have to find some Rose Syrup to make this.  Thank you for sharing it, Tunazzina. 

Rose-Basil Limeade
photo credit:  Twisted Chef T

Recipe That Got Most Clicks

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party

Hope it has been a good week for all of you.  It has been a busy week for me as I had a course added to my full time hours.  The course is now done and I passed even though I didn't pick up a book.  Just read along  they went over the material.. I have taken this course at least 4 times so if I don't know it by now I will never learn it.  


It is time for....

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party

No theme again this week... just bring your favorite recipes

Review of Last Week's Party
Host Favorite

Each host picks their favorite recipe.  These  recipes are then shared over at the Daily Dish Magazine on Monday.  To have your recipe picked we ask that you link back to your recipe to Foodie Friends Friday and the blog that you linked up with.  Next week your recipe just might be here.

My Host Favorite 
I am a big fan of iced coffee these days.  I think I like it better then hot coffee.  I always have a picture of iced coffee in my fridge, just ready to add some different flavours to it.  I use my french press when I make my iced coffee and I like to have it sit for at least 12 hours in the fridge.  So when I saw that The Better Baker brought over some Homemade Iced Coffee I had to pick this recipe. You don't have to go out to get a great cup of iced coffee, you can just make it at home for pennies.
photo credit:
The Better Baker

Recipes with Most Clicks
Fluffy Biscuits~ In the Kitchen with Jenny
Hushpuppies   ~ An Alli Event
Pizza Dipping Sticks ~ Simple Clean and Homemade

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Craisin White Chocolate Marshmallow Oatmeal Cookies ~ #fillthecookiejar

I have joined another new facebook group called Fill the Cookie Jar.   This group was started by a good friend, Cynthia from Feeding Big.  Each month we are given a theme and we will have to fill the cookie jar with the cookies we have made.  This month's theme is Kids Favorite/Back to School.  The post will be published on the first of the month.  You do not have to participate every month, which is a nice feature of this group.  If you are interested in joining click on the link:  Fill the Cookie Jar, fill out the form and start baking cookies.. Who doesn't like to bake and eat cookies.
Fill The Cookie Jar

One of my favorite cookies growing up and is still today is Oatmeal Raisin cookies.  I could eat the whole cookie jar.  Last week at work they had Oatmeal Craisin cookies with marshmallows.  I decided that this was going to be my cookie for this month.  I decided to add  some white chocolate, because who doesn't like chocolate in their cookies.  I did some reading about adding marshmallows to your cookies.  One person said to not add them to the dough mixture and just to push them into the center part of the cookies.  I tried that and it got tedious, so I dumped the rest of the marshmallows into the cookie dough and mixed them up.  I tried not to have any marshmallows on the bottom so that they wouldn't stick.  They did work out but the marshmallows melted too much for my liking so next time I will put them in after they have baked about half the time and see what happens.  I will update when I do this.

Craisin White Chocolate Marshmallow Oatmeal Cookies


Ingredients:


1 cup softened butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups oatmeal
2 cups flour (I used 3/4 cup whole wheat and 1 1/4 cup white flour)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
1 cup craisin
1/2 cup white chocolate (I used Ghirardelli white chocolate and broke it into pieces)
1/2 cup miniature marshmallows ( I cut my marshmallows in half)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In mixing bowl add butter and sugars.  Mix until smooth. 
Add eggs and beat until thoroughly mixed.
Mix in vanilla.  
In separate bowl mix oatmeal, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice.  Slowly add this mixture to butter/sugar mixture and continue to beat until well mixed.  
With mixing spoon mix in craisins and white chocolate.  
Either add marshmallows at this stage or wait until the cookies are on cookie sheet.  
Using cookie scoop drop cookies onto cookie sheet. 
If you haven't added the marshmallows, add a couple of them now.. pressing into cookie dough  
Bake for 10-12 minutes in 350 degree oven.  Let sit on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.




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