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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #110

Did you have a good week? 
Bake any scrumptious meals or desserts?
I hope that you will join us again this week and bring all your wonderful recipes.
  I love checking all that yummy goodness.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Iced Chai Latte with Cinnamon Dolce Syrup

One of my favorite teas is Chai.. I am a big fan of all the spices that make up a good chai ~ cinnamon, nutmeg, anise, cardamom and a little peppercorn.  It smells so wonderful as it is brewing and I have had many people ask me what I am drinking.


Friday, August 22, 2014

Asiago Honey Garlic Turkey Panini

At the beginning of the month I shared with you that I received some product from a new company (or at least new to me) called Gourmet Warehouse.  Today I want to share with you a panini sandwich that I made with one of their injectables.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #109

I am not sure what happened last week, I didn't plan on skipping out complete but all of a sudden it was the middle of the night on Friday and I hadn't even written my party post.. and so because I was so late I didn't post the party at all.. I apologize to those that come over to see all the great recipes that are linked up.

Crazy Ingredient Challenge - Egg Beet Hashbrown Skillet


It is time to think out of the box and come up with a recipe for the Crazy Ingredient Challenge.  This month's challenge is beets and eggs.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Cookbook Club Review ~The Pioneer Woman Cooks- A Year of Holidays

I have joined a group of great bloggers that review cookbooks each month.  This month we are reviewing Pioneer Woman Cooks- A Year of Holidays.  I am sure I am the only person that has never even looked at one of her recipes. Of course I know who she is but I have never really looked at any of her recipes.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party

It is Thursday again...
and you know what that means....
Foodie Friend Friday Linky Party

Fill the Cookie Jar with PB & J Sandwich Cookies

Remind me again why I would think making rolled cookies where such a good idea?  I hate making rolled cookies, I am not good at doing them, I don't have the patience to make them... Ok, so that is the reason I don't make them... I asked remind me why I thought it was a good idea?

Monday, August 4, 2014

Oven Cherry Jalapeno BBQ Chicken with Cherry Salsa

I am so excited to tell you about a new company that I have had the opportunity to learn about.  The company is called Gourmet Warehouse and I was given products to try and review.  First before I get into the products and what I have made with them, I have to thank a good friend of mine, Cynthia from Feeding Big  for letting me know about this company.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Foodie Friends Friday {Linky Party}

I am a little late getting my party up and running this week, as I am still running a little behind after having company last week... I need to catch up on some of my missed sleep between working (the dreaded work, things would be so much better if we didn't have to go to work to afford to live right).

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Almost Wordless Wednesday {link-up} ~ Barns

Last week I didn't have a post as I was busy with my family.  We spent the week swimming, having bonfires, playing on the beach and touring Quincy mine. So much fun.  But I am back this week with Almost Wordless Wednesday...

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Foodie Friends Friday ~ Linky Party

It has been a busy week for me.. I have family here and we have been spending the time down at the lake.. and yes I am already royally burnt..  I hope that you have had a great summer so far and have done something amazing.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Iced Mocha Latte Macchiato

Did you know that Macchiato means marked or stained in Italian?  I didn't until I looked it up.  First I was thinking the mark was chocolate or caramel marking on the top of the frothed milk.  Then when I was reading more it is the stained from the espresso or from the steamed milk

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Foodie Friends Friday {Linky Party}

These weeks seem to just fly by... It is Thursday again, time for a new party... Last week was a wonderful party with lots of great recipes.  I hope that you will join us again this week and bring your awesome recipes.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Home Made Summer Cookbook Review

I have joined a group of great bloggers and each month we will be reviewing cookbooks for you.  This month we are reviewing Home Made Summer by Yvette Van Boven.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Almost Wordless Wednesday{w/ link-up} ~ Badou, Togo Waterfall

It is time to link up to my Almost Wordless Wednesday.  This week, I thought I would bring you over to Badou Togo to the Water Falls of Aklowa.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Red Iced Tea

If you have been following me on any of my social media you know that I love, love teas.  Just about any kind of tea... cold, hot or in between.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Blog Train and a Picnic

We are going on a picnic and have brought a  lot of yummy recipes with us. 
What do you like to bring on you with you when you go on picnic?
Are you someone who is very elaborate or do you just pack simple?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Foodie Friends Friday {Linky Party}

Does the weeks go by as fast for you as they do for me?  It seems like it was only yesterday that I was writing my post for last week and it is already to do another party.  We had a wonderful party last week and I was so happy to see so many recipes linked up with the July 4th weekend going on.

Seasoned Pita Bread

I have wanted to make pita bread for a long time.  I finally did it and I think it turned out wonderfully.  It was pretty easy to make and you can have fresh pitas without having to even heat up your house.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Almost Wordless Wednesday {link-up} ~ Elephants

I am obsessed with elephants.  Not sure why I am so obsessed with them.. but I am.  Maybe it is because they are so magnificent.

Quinoa Salad and Sunbutter Dressing

I was given the recipe for the Sunbutter Dressing from a friend and decided to make a Quinoa Salad to go with it.  The dressing makes about 2/3 cup and I only used a small amount for my salad.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Foodie Friend Friday Linky Party

Are you ready for the 4th?  Do you have your menu planned?  Or do you need some more inspirations? Maybe you will find some here on this week's Foodie Friends Friday Party... and make sure that you check out our Host Favorite from last week's party as there are many great patriotic recipes....

Fill the Cookie Jar ~ Firecracker Macaroons

The beginning of July is very busy Patriotic Week.  With both Canada Day and Interdependence Day both countries are busy getting ready and celebrating their countries.   This week also is Fill the Cookie Jar time.  I decided to make a cookie that would be good both for countries as my heart lies in both.of them.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Almost Wordless Wednesday {link-up} ~ Lightning Storm

We have had some amazing lightning storms over the last few nights.  Sunday night I decided to go out and try and take some pictures.  I only took out my I-phone, really wish I would have used my camera and tripod.

Canada Day - Centerpieces

Happy Canada Day!
Hope you are having a wonderful celebrations today, with great foods and decorations!
Today I am show you how you can make a quick and inexpensive centerpiece for your Canada Day table.

Friday, June 27, 2014

DIY Herb Pots by Painting Terra Cotta Pots

I have tried to paint terra cotta pots before by using spray paints.  They took many layers and the paint peeled after a few years.  I decided to try it again as I want to plant some Herbs this year to use in my baking and cooking and have a pot that I can bring in the house and maybe keep them growing all winter

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party

Last week we had a great 100th celebration party.. So many great recipes were linked up and now we are on to our next 100 parties.. They can only get better and bigger as we go.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Almost Wordless Wednesday {link-up} - African Market

I hope you all have had a good week and are ready for another Almost Wordless Wednesday.  I was so excited to see so many links last week and I hope that you will all join me again this week.

Chai Latte from Calmer Sutra Tea

I was given the chance of tasting Calmer Sutra Tea and I have to say that it is wonderful.  I was given Chai Tea, Peppermyntle Tea and a jar of Calmer Sutra Ginger infused Honey.
  I was not asked to do a review and all opinions are 100% mine

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Foodie Friends Friday are excited to celebrate 100 parties with something great for you!

100 parties.... 100 parties... 100 parties.  Can you tell that I am excited?  I really can't believe that we have been doing these parties for this long... I have loved doing them and seeing all the great links.  There are so many great foodie bloggers with amazing recipes.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Almost Wordless Wednesday {link-up} ~ Full Moon

Are you superstitious?  What about having a full moon on Friday the 13th.. Did it make you nervous?  I love the full moon and this month's full moon was gorgeous.

Baked Doughnuts with Strawberries and Cream

This past weekend I turned the Big 5-0 and if I wanted to have any cake I knew that I would have to make it myself.  We spent all last week in Indianapolis with my brother and his family and during our stay there we had cake twice that my niece made.. simple easy cake that was delicious.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Foodie Friends Friday with Cheftini

This week I am hosting this party from the wonderful city of Indianapolis.  I have been here since the beginning of the week visiting my brother and his family.  I hope that you will join us with your great recipes.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Almost Wordless Wednesday {link-up} ~ Roses

This week I am in Indianapolis or I should say just outside of Indianapolis visiting with my brother and his family.  Their roses are wonderful... So, yes I had to go out and take some pictures of them.

Almost Wordless Wednesday ~ Roses


 I had to do a pencil sketch of it....



This I think is one of my favorite pictures


Although this one is equally cute.. 
We need to start them out young taking pictures. 
 Maybe she will be joining my Almost Wordless Wednesday party soon.


You are invited to participate in Almost Wordless Wednesday
Here is how:
1.  Create a post for that is almost wordless.  Theme is of your choice.  I like to talk so I am sure I will have words in my post but try to keep it to a minimum.
2.  All pictures must be your own or with the permission of photographer.  
3.  Please link back to my post, either by a written link or I have provided a button for you to post.
4.  We all love to have visitors to our blogs, please take time to visit other posts that are linked up.  I will visit all posts but please be patient, it may take me a while depending on my work schedule.
5.  Copy the link of your post and add it to the linky tool below.

I would love if you would follow me through my many social media (although not required) that are listed on the right side of my page.  Let me know if you are following me so I can follow back. 

The most important rule is have fun....
I have the right to delete any posts that are not appropriate.



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Linked up to : The Real Wordless Wednesday, Oh my Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday , Wordless Wednesday @Jenny Evolution

Monday, June 9, 2014

Kid Friendly Recipe ~ Cherry Angel Food Cake

I am so excited to be able to help my niece Mariah into the blogging world.  She has become a great baker and cook.  Today I get to blog about her Cherry Angel Food Cake.  I got the easy part of taking her pictures as she bakes.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Father's Day Craft Ideas

Have you thought what you would like to make for Father's Day?  Do you like to make homemade gifts that you can make with even your small children?  Here are a few ideas that you can do that are inexpensive and with possibly items that you have at home.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Foodie Friends Friday with Life in Kenzie's Kitchen

I am back, did you miss me?  Last week I missed Foodie Friends Friday as my work schedule as just too busy and I couldn't fit everything in... But I am back and ready to PARTAY! 

Fill the Cookie Jar with Thimble Cookies

Are you a procrastinator like me?  I am such a procrastinator.. once again I left my Fill the Cookie Jar post until the last minute.  You would think I would get them done a head of time.. but no, last day busy baking and fingers crossed that my cookies turned out....

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Almost Wordless Wednesday {link-up} ~ Random

This past week has been a busy week for me and my poor blog has been neglected.  Although along with my long working hours, we did get some of the garden planted and we also got our front doors painted.  So we did get a few things accomplished.  This week is going to be different and I am starting the week off right with my Almost Wordless Wednesday Party.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Almost Wordless Wednesday {link-up} ~ Spring is finally here #almostwordlesswednesday

These weeks seem to fly by so fast and once again I am preparing my post for Almost Wordless Wednesday.  I hope you will join me this week with your Almost Wordless Wednesday.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party with co-host Kelly from A Lovely Life, Indeed

And it is Thursday again... Were does the time go?  But with it being Thursday it is time to party with Foodie Friends Friday.  I hope you will join us again and bring some of your wonderful recipes or browse those that are dropped off from all the wonderful bloggers around the world.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Almost Wordless Wednesday {link-up} ~ Snow in May

I hope you will join me again this week for Almost Wordless Wednesday link up.  I have enjoyed having you here and would love if you would share this party with your friends and followers.  I love taking pictures and this is one way I can share them with you... although sometimes they don't turn out as I want to or the way I want them to,  like these ones.

Crazy Ingredient Challenge - Wasabi and Grapefruit


Are you a procrastinator like me?  I am sure that I have talked about this before, but here I am just before the day I need to post this, making my recipe... Sure glad that it turned out as I didn't have a back up plan.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Cruise to Useppa Island

If you have been following my blog, you know that myself and two of my friends headed to Florida at the end of April to celebrated our upcoming 50th birthdays.  One of the things we did on our trip was go on a cruise to Useppa Island.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Foodie Friends Friday with Guest co-host Debi from Life Currents

Always excited for a new Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party.  Last week we had such great recipes linked up.  Hope you bring over a few yourself.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Almost Wordless Wednesday {link-up} - South Seas Island Resort ~ A Birder's Paradise

Glad that you are joining me again for Almost Wordless Wednesday.   A place where you can show your pictures and say a little bit about it.  Last week I was so excited to see other's join and I hope that each week this link-up will get bigger.  The Link is at the bottom of the post.

Flow by Simpleware Cutting Board and a Recipe

I am always excited to bring to you my readers something that I think is wonderful.  For one thing I like to know about products from others before I try them and I am sure you are the same.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Driving in style with a Kia Soul !

If you have been following any of my social media, you will know that I was fortunate enough to travel to Captiva Island to celebrate a couple of friends and my upcoming 50th birthday, but did you know we were able to do it in style with a Kia Soul !