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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Southwestern Pasta Salad {CIC)

A pasta salad with a southwestern twist and just the right amount of heat.


This month's crazy ingredient challenge is black beans and mayonnaise.  Southwestern Pasta Salad uses both with a little heat in every beat.





Southwestern Pasta Salad

Each month our facebook group pick two ingredients to use in a recipe.  Sometimes the ingredients mesh together well, sometimes not so easy.  This month black beans and mayonnaise were the winners.  

Mayonnaise made me think of pasta salad and it was easy to add black beans to the mix.  I did want to have a little heat to my salad and BINGO, as I was shopping I found chipolte sauce.  This sauce worked perfectly and you could add as much as you want, depending on how much heat you want in each bite.  

A pasta salad with a southwestern twist and just the right amount of heat.

Ingredients:
1 lb Radiotore Pasta cooked
1 bag Bird's Eye Southwestern Corn
1 can 15 oz Black Beans
1 pint Grape Tomatoes
1 cup Shredded Cheese 

for dressing:
1/3 cup Mayonnaise
1/3 cup Sour Cream
3 tsp Chipotle Sauce (I used La Costena) *

Directions:
Cook pasta as directed and cool.
In small bowl mix mayonnaise, sour cream and chipotle sauce together.
Once pasta is cool, add Bird's Eye Southwestern Corn, Black Beans, Tomatoes.  Mix together.
Stir in dressing.
Mix in shredded Cheese.
Chill and Serve.

A pasta salad with a southwestern twist and just the right amount of heat.





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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #215


Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party



Join us and link up your recipes, crafts and diy. 
 I can't wait to see what you bring.

Last Week's Highlights
Host Favorites


This week, we picked pumpkin recipes. 
Head over to the Daily Dish Magazine to find these awesome recipes.

Recipes with the Most Clicks


This Week's Party

Meet Our Hosts











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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Chocolate Espresso Tart


Chocolate Espresso Tart / This and That: An easy decadent no-cook chocolate dessert

A delicious, mouthwatering tart that you can make even on the hottest day - No cooking required.






Thursday, July 14, 2016

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #206





Sorry, that I haven't had Foodie Friends Friday party up on my blog for a while... But tonight I am back and ready to party.



Thursday, July 7, 2016

Coconut Peanut Cookies - Fill the Cookie Jar


Coconut Peanut Cookies / This and That - gluten free, no bake cookies

This month's fill the cookie jar was to make patriotic cookies ~ well I didn't do that.  I also left my cookies for the last minute and as the weather was hot and muggy, there was no way that I was going to turn on the oven... So I made some no bake cookies, with coconuts and peanuts.



Monday, June 20, 2016

Blueberry Spinach Burgers - Crazy Ingredient Challenge


It's that time of the month again... NO! not that time but Crazy Ingredient Challenge time and I hope that you will like what I came up with using Blueberries and Spinach.







Friday, June 17, 2016

Avocado Salmon Caprese Salad

Give your caprese salad a twist by adding smoked salmon and avocados.

When I was in Togo, Africa, my husband made me a salad with avocados, tomatoes and smoked fish.  It is one of my favorite ways to eat avocados.  This week I changed it up a bit and added mozzarella cheese and basil ~ now I have a new favorite salad for the summer.




Thursday, June 16, 2016

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #202

I have been on vacation since the last party but that doesn't mean I can't party with the best of them.. Join us for Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party and link up your recipes, crafts and DIY.








Friday, June 10, 2016

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #201




We had an amazing wonderful party last week and all the FFF hosts are so glad that you joined us with your recipes, crafts and diy.   Now onto our next 100 parties..   


                                       




Thursday, June 9, 2016

Dad's Cookies - Fill the Cookie Jar

 A chewy oatmeal cookie that can be dipped in chocolate.

Fill the cookie jar with delicious chewy oatmeal cookies that can be dipped in chocolate.


It's that time of month again.... Fill the Cookie Jar.  This month's theme is cookies that your Father would enjoy for Father's Day.  I am not sure if my dad would enjoy these cookies but I sure do...






Thursday, June 2, 2016

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #200


200 parties!  Wow!  who would have believed when we started that we would still be going strong and celebrating 200 parties.  This would never have happened without you.... 
Without the great recipes, crafts and diy you linked up.... 
Without you checking out the wonderful links... 
Without you coming to our parties....
Thank you for making our parties a success!



Friday, May 20, 2016

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #198

I am so sorry that I am late for this week's party.  Last night after work I was just too tired to stay up but I wanted to make sure I did get this party up for any of my friends that come to check out the awesome links that come every week... Join us for Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party.

Lime Tea Chicken - Crazy Ingredient Challenge

A delicious moist chicken recipe   marinated in black tea and lime juice made for our Crazy Ingredient Challenge.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party

Another busy week for me.  It was Nurse's Week and I spent all week preparing and bring small tokens of our appreciation to the staff.  I will be writing up a post of what we did, as most of the printables can be used of anyone.  While I get that ready why don't we party with Foodie Friends Friday.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #196

Hope everyone is having a great week.  I have been busy getting ready for nurse's week.. making Nurse's Cap Fortune Cookies and treats for everyday of the week.  So, it has been busy and fun week. Now it is time to party with Foodie Friends Friday.

Fortune Cookies for Nurse's Week

A Crispy Homemade Fortune Cookie made for your favorite nurses.

Fill the Cookie Jar for Nurse's Week with Fortune Cookies

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #195

Another busy, busy week for me with work and traveling downstate to go to a conference.  But there still is time to PAR-TAY with Foodie Friends Friday.  I can't wait to see what you will bring this week.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #191

It has been a busy week but I can't wait to start partying with the best of the best at....Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #190

I missed last week's party but I am back and ready to see what you have brought this week.  It is a perfect time to check out your Easter recipes, crafts and DIY.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #188


It is time again...

for Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party..
I hope you will join us and link up your favorite recipes, crafts and DIY

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Potato Ham Breakfast Biscuit- Ultimate Recipe Challenge

Do you dream of having breakfast with ham, potatoes, eggs and biscuits... every morning?  You can with these awesome Potato Ham Breakfast Biscuits, even if you need to eat on the run.

Potato Ham Breakfast Biscuit ~Ultimate Recipe Challenge -  Potatoes


Thursday, March 3, 2016

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #

Hope you all had a good week and are ready to party.... It has been a busy week for me.  I spent some time downstate visiting my hubby and we made a few new recipes that I can't wait to share with you.  But, first we need to see what all the wonderful bloggers out there in blogging world have new to show us...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #186

Thursday already and I hope you are all ready to PAR-TAY.... Drop off your recipes, crafts and DIY or check out the links for ideas.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #185

It is time to party again... All of us Foodie Friends Friday gals can't wait to see what you bring this week.  Link up your recipes, crafts and DIY or browse and find ideas to cook and crafts.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #184

Are you ready for Valentines?  Do you do any thing special or is it a day just like any other day? Maybe you think that it is a holiday made up by Hallmark?  Well if you aren't and you love to make the day extra special for your loved ones.... I am sure you will find all that you need at today's Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #183

I hope everyone is having a great week.... We had a week full of snow again.  Heard that we had 20 inches of snow over less than 24 hours ~~~ just our normal snowfall here but I am getting tired of shoveling.   Tonight I am going to put my feet up and take in all the links that you wonderful bloggers are going to share here at......

Salted Caramel Brownie Cookies - Fill the Cookie Jar

An irresistible cookie that tastes like a brownie... slightly crunchy on the outside with a soft and gooey center that melts in your mouth.

Fill the Cookie Jar with Salted Caramel Brownie Cookies - Slightly crunchy on the outside and soft and gooey center that melts in your mouth.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #182

It has been another busy week for me with work and all the snow we have been getting.  But it is time to sit back and enjoy the party....

Friday, January 22, 2016

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #181

I am sorry this post is late but I still wanted to bring you the party.  This week has been a busy week with me coming back home from downstate (10 hour drive) to finding out we received a ton of snow... I had to clear in front of my driveway and my stairs so that I could park my car and get into the house.  So was exhausted after all of this.... but even though I am late, I am here now.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Lemon Lake Trout with Asparagus

I don't know about you but my facebook feed is full of recipes from Tasty.com videos and I  love them.  They always look so awesome and are easy to remember (at least some of the ingredients). Today's recipe  for Lemon Lake Trout with Asparagus is adapted from the video that I watched.

This and That/ Bake Lake Trout and asparagus with lemon, anise, garlic and parsley in parchment paper.  Fish is moist, tender and full of flavour, asparagus has just the right amount of crunch to it.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party


How can it be Thursday again..... It seems like it only was yesterday that I was getting ready for our Foodie Friends Friday post and here it is time to party again.... Are you ready?  I know I sure am and I can't wait to see what you will bring this week.

Cranberry Apple Crumble Tart

Cranberry Apple Crumble Tart is quick and easy to put together.  Then pop it in the oven for a wonderful dessert that is sweet and slightly tart in each bite.

A delicious dessert that is sweet and tart in each bit, made with cranberries, apples and Kraft caramel bits.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #179

Hope you had a great Christmas and a Blessed New Year... It is  2016 and tonight is our first party of the year... It is going to be a great year... Can't wait to see what you bring to the party.