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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Foodie Friends Friday Winners!

As I said last week 
I am going to do my Foodie Friends Friday
in two parts.
Here is part one: 
The winner's of last week's party!

Voted Top 3
Who Needs a Cape ~ Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
Who Needs a Cape ~ How to can Apples
Chef PickyKid and Me ~ Pumpkin Pie Martini

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Spatulas on Parade ~ Cabbage Rolls Redone
Who Needs a Cape ~ Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
Who Needs A Cape ~ Veggie'd Meatloaf

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Host Favorite
This week's host favorite goes to one of our Foodie Friends Friday hosts, Dawn from Spatulas on Parade
I love Cabbage Rolls but can't be bothered to make them, but her recipe Cabbage Rolls Redone
is perfect and I am hoping to make them for dinner tonight.
Foodie Friends Friday

I want to thank everyone for linking up your great recipes
with Hurricane Sandy causing so much havoc
it was wonderful to see so many links!

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Salted Caramel Mocha Latte

I have been trying really hard not to drink very much coffee and for the last 4.5 years I have done a very good job.  Only drinking it when I am visiting, where I don't want to explain why I quit drinking coffee.... But over the last couple of months I have had a craving for coffee and not just plain coffee but specialty coffees.  This also is possibly due to receiving a free sample of Don Thomas Coffee and wanting to be able to try it so that I can do a proper review.   A couple of weeks ago at our Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party, one of the other co-hosts, From Calculus to Cupcakes linked up a recipe for Salted Caramel Latte and I knew that I just had to try my own.  As I was making it I thought that chocolate would go good with it too, so hence the Salted Caramel Mocha Latte.  I did try to use chocolate squares but all I had was dark chocolate and I am not a dark chocolate fan and it was overpowering, so tried hot chocolate mix and Bingo... It worked.

Salted Caramel Mocha Latte

For one cup:
3/4 cup double strength coffee ( I used Don Thomas Coffee)
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 tbsp hot chocolate mix (I used double chocolate hot cocoa from Harry and David)
2 heaping tablespoon salted caramel sauce (recipe below)
heavy whipping cream for topping (optional)
extra hot chocolate mix to sprinkle over whip cream

Mix evaporated milk and hot chocolate mix together and warm in microwave.  Add hot coffee and salted caramel sauce and stir.   Whip heavy whipping cream and add to top, sprinkle with extra hot chocolate mix and pour extra caramel sauce over. 
If you are like me then take pictures before enjoying... 

Salted Caramel Sauce
adapted from The Slow Roasted Italian No fail caramel sauce

2 cups brown sugar
6 tbsp unsalted butter
2 cups heavy cream
2 tsp salt ( I used kosher salt)

Combine all ingredients in saucepan.  Cook for 5 minutes over medium heat, whisking occasionally.  Remove from heat and pour in jars.  Refrigerate. 
I did let mine harden slightly before putting it into my salted caramel mocha latte.

this is part of a review of Don Tomas Coffee where I was given a sample to try and review.  Full review will be done by November 16, 2012.

Links: Melt in your Mouth MondaysWednesday Extravaganza,Farm Girl Friday Blog FestFoodie Friends Friday

This post was featured in Foodista Drink Blog of the Day ~ December 5/12

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party... November 1/12

It's time for another Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party
As I wrote in my winner's post I am going to do these in two post instead of one
Last week's winner post and  this week's party post
I hope this will work out better for you.
If you would like to see last week's winners go HERE

Now onto this week's party 
Our Sponsor Giveaway:

One lucky winner will win a set of embroiderer towels from one of our host Cynthia from Home Matters 1st
One lucky winner win a handcrafted scarf from Adorned Well
Each recipe link will be linked to each of the following members blog
Foodie Friends Friday
Tracy at Busy Vegetarian Mom
Marlys at This and That
Lois at  Walking on Sunshine
Lindsey at Family Food Finds
Michelle at  From Calculus to Cupcakes
Cynthia at Feeding Big
Jodie at Binomial Baker
R Dawn at Spatulas on Parade
Angie at A lil Country Sugar
Jutta at HungryLittleGirl
Ericka at Chef PickyKid and Me
Keira at Luscious Delights

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Please link your recipes back to Foodie Friends Friday and
the blog that you linked up to
I also ask that you leave a message if you linked through my blog
so that I can personally thank you.

FFF winners from Crocktober Party

I decided that I would do my Foodie Friends Friday posts a little bit different.. 
The first post will just have the winners and host favorite
The second post will have the party!
Let me know what you think.
I will have a link on both posts for the other page.
 I will have a winners page and a party page.

Voted Top 3
Double Chocolate Nut Clusters ~Farm Flavors
Crock Pot Loaded Potato Soup ~ Crumbs in my mustachio
Crock pot Italian Pulled Beef Sandwich ~ This and That
Thank you for all that voted for my recipe. 
 It is a honor to be in the Voted Top 3 

Most Clicks
Double Chocolate Nut Clusters ~Farm Flavors
Crock Pot Loaded Potato Soup ~ Crumbs in my mustachio
Potato Soup in the Crockpot ~ Feeding Big 

Sponsor Winners

Congratulations to all the winners
and also to all the recipes linked up...
You are all winners!

Host Favorite
Foodie Friends Friday
You can pick up your button here
or go to Foodie Friends Friday
This weeks Host Favorite goes to Halloween Candy Bark from Hun... What's For Dinner
Cindy is a fellow Canadian and I have been following her blog for a while
She has some wonderful recipes... 

my recipe that I adapted Almond Bark Halloween Candy

I hope to see you all at this week's party that starts soon
This week's sponsor giveaway!