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12/29/09

Incredible Dip

Another recipe that resembles regurgitated food, but tastes yummy!

For the life of me, I can not remember where I found this recipe. I googled, and googled, but had absolutely no luck. in finding the origin.

This dip was indeed fabulous. We dropped some off at a Christmas party, because stupidly we had chosen that day to paint the kitchen.When we returned, every drop of the dip had been eaten!!! A party guest raved to me about the yummy dip, and she seemed sincere. We only could spend forty five minutes at the party, because we had to pick up BG at a babysitting gig. That was the extent of our Christmas socializing. Amazingly enough, I wanted more, and not just because I was eyeing the cookies..

Here is the original recipe. If you are the person who first posted it, please let me know, so I can give you credit.  I didn't follow the recipe proportion wise, but instead, dumped large amounts of all of the ingredients into a bowl. That cooking style has served me well, and if I can get away with less measuring cups to wash, I am all for it.

Our dishwasher in the photo
"How many tea towels, and dishrags can you dirty each day?"

Incredible Dip

12 oz finely shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 tomato, chopped
12 stuffed green olives, chopped
5 green onions, chopped (white part only)
4 oz can green chili peppers, chopped
4 oz can black olives, chopped
1/2 cup Italian dressing (I used fat free, as it cancels out the fat from the cheese, much in the same way that Diet Coke erases calories from chocolate cake)

Mix
everything together and add the dressing right
before serving.

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12/9/09

Yeah for Color!

SH's goal is to have every room in our new house painted by Christmas. Considering the fact that he has an asthmatic wife, and a daughter who isn't exactly handy with a brush, he welcomed the help when a very special guest worked her magic with a roller. Be sure to check back tomorrow to see her in action.

Painting Progress:
Our bedroom is now Desert Caravan by Behr
Ignore the too small lamps, and the lumpy bed covering.
Doesn't the black headboard look pretty?
BG calls this the Halloween bedroom.
The paint is not orange.
It just appears that way in a certain light.
The laundry room is Daffodil, a Sherwin Williams color.
We had it color matched by Behr.
BG drew the framed picture. It is my favorite.
She wrote, "Oh lady she has rainbow hair."
I can't recall how old she was when she drew it,
but it hung in the kitchen of our old house for as long as I can remember.
BG's room is Potentially Purple.
This was another SW paint, color matched by Behr.
It is quite a bit brighter than it appears in this photo.
On Saturday, the kitchen will be painted Golden Bronze, a Glidden color,
and yep, we had it color matched by Behr.
If anyone is feeling generous, the chandelier that we want is
the Montserrat Chandelier in cream.
Oh, and SH's car, well, it is sounding mighty sick, and it has developed a rust rash near the front windows.
I thought I should add that, just in case the chandelier is less than you wanted to spend this Christmas.
We still haven't chosen living room paint.
The hall, BG's bathroom, and the office/box room/blow up mattress guest retreat/exercise room
also remain bare.

11/11/09

Desert Caravan or Baby Poo

Until now I considered myself extremely decisive

This morning was our walk through, or in my case, cough through. In between checking doors, and examining the walls, I was admonishing everyone to load up on the Purell. I don't think I am still contagious, and am hoping this hacking is more due to my asthma than anything, but I wouldn't want to be hanging out with me.

The interior paint colors have not all been chosen. After holding up the blue that I thought I would like in BG's bathroom, I changed my mind. It is a good thing we built a small house. If I can't choose paint colors for a three bedroom, two bath house, imagine the problems I would encounter with more spaces.



Possibilities
It is frightening when you start memorizing the names of paint colors.
This has been my reading material for countless hours.
I think this Desert Caravan by Behr will be the master bedroom color.
Depending on my mood, I either love it, or think it looks like baby poo.
This is the kitchen curtain material that we like from Country Curtains.
I have been very pleased with past purchases from that company.
Besides, if I look at too many fabrics, I will get mixed up even more than I am with the paint.
The counter is on the right, and the paint color is on the left.
SH chose the paint color-Golden Bronze by Glidden.

BG's room will be Sherwin Williams Potentially Purple.
The laundry will be Daffodil, also by SW.
The master bath will be Spiced Gingerbread by Glidden. This is possibly because I like the name.

We once had a bathroom painted Happy Camper. I believe I chose that paint by the sound of the name.

SH wants the hall and living room to be painted with various colors, just like in the model.

Good luck on that one.

Who wants to bet that the living room remains SW Swiss Coffee, which is what the builder used.
SH is rather optimistic in his thinking that BG and I will be painting the entire house in a week.
My hope is for the laundry, and BG's room to be completed by the time the moving truck arrives.

I can't wait to paint!
Okay, would you believe, I can't wait to move?
That's more like it.



10/6/09

Ears

BG refers to tortellini as ears. If there are signs for specific pasta shapes, I am not aware. Finger spelling tortellini takes too long, so, to us, they will forever be known as ears.
PG's contribution to the names that stuck, would be happy shoes instead of Mary Janes. When she a child, she wore Mary Janes to "happy" birthday parties.

What silly words do you use?

Texas Tortellini Salad

Click for a readable recipe, complete with my lovely Photoshop editing job.

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9/15/09

Curried Couscous for My Little Chick-a-pea

Curried Couscous 


3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon curry powder
2 Granny Smith apples, cored and chopped
1 7.6 oz box couscous
1 1/2 cup water or broth
1 16oz can of chickpeas

nuts, if desired
raisins or dried apricots, if desired (add with water, or with chickpeas)




In a large saucepan over medium-high heat melt the butter, and the curry powder
Add the apple and cook for about 3 minutes, to soften the apple.
Add the water, and bring to a boil,
Stir in the couscous, cover and remove from heat.
Let sit for for 10 minutes
Fluff up the couscous with a fork.
Stir in chickpeas.



Add some nuts and raisins, if you like, and eat,
or chill, and add the nuts when you serve,
unless mushy nuts don't bother you.

You can even toast the nuts, if you are not a lazy cook, like a certain blogger with the initials LW.

Do not use two tablespoons of curry powder, unless you like your food very spicy. If you do, you will have to make another batch of plain couscous to add.

Yeppers, that is what I did. With the added plain couscous, this dish was a hit. BG loved it. SH liked it, but getting a reaction from him that resembles excitement, is limited to Fulham scoring a goal, or he, himself, having an incredible game of golf.

Chickpeas and spray starch.
A reminder that I need to iron SH's shirts.
Chickpeas and the bandanna BG wore at the barn on Sunday
A reminder that BG prefers grooming horses over putting away her possessions.

Okay, so it is gross that my child left her sweaty scarf on the counter. 
Next to my messy recipe box is DampRid, and a box of roach traps (and a view of boxes!).
There, I will never have anyone want to eat with us in the Land O' Boxes!
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9/8/09

YUMMMMus


 It tastes better than it looks.

Black Bean Hummus

2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
3 Tablespoons tahini
4 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon cumin

Blend in food processor.



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Mondays

Made Monday- @ Toastie Studio
Made by You Monday @ Skip to my Lou
Make it Great Monday @ Etcetorize
Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Market Yourself Mondays @ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
Martha Mondays @ Watch Out Martha
Marvelous Mondays @ This Gal Cooks
Meatless Mondays @ My Sweet & Savory
Mealtime Mondays @ Couponing & Cooking
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Mix it up Mondays @ Flour Me with Love
Mom's Test Meal Mondays @ Mom's Test Kitchen
Mop it up Mondays  @ I Should Be Mopping the Floor
Must Try Mondays@ My Favorite Finds
Must Try Mondays@ Morsels of Life
On the Menu Monday @ Stone Gable  
Pink Hippo Party @ Pinkapotamus
Pintastic Monday @ Sarah Dawn Designs
Recipe Sharing Monday @ Jam Hands
See Ya in The Gumbo Potluck @ Ms.enPlace
Show it Off Mondays @ Get Outta My Head Please
Show Off Your Cottage Monday-The House in the Roses
Sunday's Best @ My 1929 Charmer 
Sweet Sharing Monday @ Say Not Sweet Anne
The Bulletin Board @ Mrs. Happy Homemaker.
This Weeks Cravings @ Mom’s Crazy Cooking


Tuesdays

Crazy Sweet Tuesdays @ Crazy for Crust
Cupcake Tuesday @ Hoosier Homemade


Wednesdays

Lil Luna Link Party 
Look What I Made @ Creations by Kara
Made By Me Wednesdays @ JAQS Studio
Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Pin Inspiration @ Confessions of an ADD Housewife
Pin It Wednesday @ Pounds4Pennies
Power of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking
Recipe Box @ Bizzy Bakes
Restored it Wednesday @ Restore Interiors 
Return the Favor Hop @ Yours Truly
Riverton Housewives Round Up @ The Real Housewives of Riverton
Show & Share @ Southern Lovely
Show and Share Wednesday @ Semi Homemade Mom
Success U @ The Stuff of Success
Sugar &Spice and Everything @ Seven Thirty Three
The Creative Spark  @ Clean and Scentsible
The Fun in Functional @ Practically Functional
Uncommonly Yours @ Uncommon Designs
Wednesdays @ Adorned from Above 
Wednesday's Goody Bag @ Confetti Diaries
Wednesdays Whatsits @ White Lights on Wednesday
What I Whipped up Wednesday @ Sugar and Dots 
What's Cooking Wednesday @ First Home Love Life 
What's It Wednesday @  Ivy and Elephants
Whatever Goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts
Whimsy Wednesday with The NY Melrose Family
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
Wicked Awesome Wednesday @ Handy Man, Crafty Woman
Wonderful Food Wednesday @  At Home Take 2
Works For Me Wednesday @ We are THAT Family 
Wow Me Wednesday @ Polkadots on Parade
Wow Me Wednesday @ Ginger Snap Crafts
Wow Us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style
Wow Us Wednesday @ Family Home and Life



Thursdays

Link it Up Thursday @ Seven Alive 
Link Party @ Somewhat Simple
Made U Look Craft, Recipe & Project Linky Party 
Share your Creations@ Kristen's Creations
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson
Showcase Your Talent Thursday @ What's Cooking Love 
Show Off Your Stuff @ Fireflies and Jellybeans
Sweet Treats Thursday @ something Swanky
Tablescape Thuesday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Taking a Timeout Thursday @ Mom on Timeout 
Tastetastic Thursday @ A Little Nosh
Tasty Thursdays @ The Mandatory Mooch
Taylor House Thursday @ The Taylor House
Thursday favorite Things Hop @ Katherines Corner 
Thursdays Treasures @ Recipes For My Boys
Time Travel Thursday @ Brambleberry Cottage
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours
Under 300 Followers Blog Hop  @ Pinkapotamus
What's Cluckin' @ Chicken Scratch NY 
Wildly Original Linky Party @ I Gotta Create




Fridays 

Freestyle Friday @ Happy Hour Projects 
Hi-5 Fridays @ Fun on a Dime
Hodgepodge Friday @ It's a Hodgepodge Life
I Freakin' Did It Friday @ Miss Information
Inspiration Friday @ The Picket Fence
Weekend Potluck @ The Country Cook
Weekend Warmth @ Western Warmth
Weekend Wonders @ The Thriftiness Miss 
Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tatertots and Jello
What's Shakin' Link Party @ Shaken Together
Yeast Spotting  

Saturdays



Sundays

A Bouquet of Talent @ Life on Lakeshore Drive
Church Supper @ Everyday Mom's Meals
Craft Schooling Sunday @ Creative Jewish Mom
Creative Bloggers Party @ Homemaker on a Dime
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Show Off
Fall into the Holidays @ Horrific Knits
Heavenly Treats Sunday @ Pamela's Heavenly Treats
{Im}Perfect Sundays @ Violet Imperfection 
It’s Time to Party @ It’s So Very Cheri
Nifty Thrifty @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Scrumptious Sundays @ Addicted to Recipes
Sunday Linky Party @ Petite Hermine
Sunday Blog Love @ Cherished Treasures
Sunday Show Off @ Twigg Studios 
Sunday Sweeties @ Melting Moments
Sunny Simple Sunday @ Sunny Simple Life
Sweet Confessions Sunday @ Mommy's Sweet Confessions
Think Pink Sundays @ FlamingoToes
Thrifty Treasures @ Southern Hospitality



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8/10/09

Cake Mix Bars

SH's office mates often bring in food, so he asked me to bake. Last week I sent in brownies. Yesterday I decided to try making cookie bars using an orange cake mix. I deemed them yummy, so this morning I layered them with wax paper, and packed them with an ice pack, so they would arrive intact. SH had a few stops to make before the commute into the city, and the car's interior tends to get a tad hot. I would eat melted, mushy baked goods, but I do draw the line in serving them to others.

Cake Mix Bars


  • 1 Box Cake mix (I used orange)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Oil (I used extra light olive oil)
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 6 oz Chocolate chips (I used butterscotch)
Directions

  1. Mix cake mix, egg, oil and water in a bowl until almost all the lumps are gone.
  2. Add the chocolate chips.
  3. Bake in a greased 9 X 13 pan at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Cool and cut into squares.

Before sending to your husband's office, taste to be sure they pass the test of baking with a cake mix. Whatever that means.

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7/27/09

Bourbon Slush

A few months back, I poured gallons of alcohol down the sink, as if it were the middle of Prohibition, and the feds were knocking at the door. Okay, maybe it was just a half a dozen bottles, including some peach schnapps last opened sometime in the eighties, but it seemed very wasteful, except for watching the gin hit the drain. Gin tastes like rotting garbage. There are just some things that you can imagine entering your mouth, and how putrid they would taste. Gin, even the so-called good stuff, equals garbage. Bourbon is wonderful. Have ever heard of anyone serving gin chicken? My point exactly.

If I ever invite friends over for a shindig, this is the recipe that I will serve.



Bourbon Slush

2 cups sugar
9 cups water or 7 cups water and two cups tea (I use tea that I brew)
12 oz frozen orange juice concentrate (store brand is good- I use no pulp, as pulp makes me gag)
12 oz frozen lemonade concentrate
2 cups bourbon

Soda-Squirt, Wink, etc. You fill the glass with half slush and half soda, or you just let it melt a bit, and enjoy. Take a guess on how I best savor this concoction.

Bring the sugar and water to a boil. Simmer for15 minutes. Let the syrup cool then add frozen juices and bourbon. Freeze for a few days covered.

You need a big container or containers. It makes 2 1/2 quarts.

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6/29/09

Broccoli Salad




While this broccoli salad's taste does not rival the more common version that features cheddar, mayo, and bacon, it is healthier. The next time that I make it, I think I will add more peppers, and leave out the broccoli. Chickpea and pepper salad with feta dressing would be perfect. We just aren't big fans of raw broccoli, unless it is disguised better. The rest of this was delicious, so if you do like raw broccoli, give this recipe a whirl.


Broccoli Salad with Feta Dressing
 
1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt (I used Greek)
2/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 tablespoon lemon juice
2 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
6 cups broccoli florets
1 15 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
1 red bell pepper, chopped

Mix feta, yogurt, lemon juice, garlic and pepper in a medium bowl until combined.
Add broccoli, chickpeas and bell pepper; toss to coat. Serve chilled.

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6/22/09

Couscous with Shrimp



Shrimp has always been a favorite of mine. As a young girl, I always ordered either shrimp, or ham when we went out to dinner. When SH and I married, we served a giant bowl of chilled shrimp to our guests. I have a picture. I was taking food pix back in 1986, knowing I would one day need them for blogging. Too bad the album is in one of the many moving boxes, or you could feast your eyes on my trifle bowl filled with shrimp.

A few days ago while grocery shopping, I couldn't resist the large shrimp as they called to me from the case. "Buy us, buy us. You will save two bucks on a pound. You know you want to."

And so I did.

Once home, to a box of cooked couscous, I added two chopped tomatoes, a package of basil and tomato reduced fat feta, lemon juice, and olive oil. Then I remembered that I had used up the garlic powder prior to our move.

Yes, I use powdered garlic.
It tastes just fine to us.


I pulled off the tails, because presentation is not everything to me. Powdered garlic, and messily chopped shrimp, what next? Oh, wait, there wasn't any garlic. I thought this was a tasty treat. BG ate it, but told me the next day that she prefers shrimp scampi. SH ate it, but said it "needed something".

Yes, it needed garlic.

Well, it was still good, and even better for lunch the next day.

Here is another couscous recipe, in case you want one with measurements. In the one above, I used a pound of jumbo shrimp, two tomatoes, a 10 oz box of couscous, the small plastic box of feta, and the olive oil and lemon juice were not measured. I believe that is called "to taste". To my taste, it was a success.

Couscous with Nectarines


1 medium onion, chopped
2 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 can (16 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
3 nectarines, diced, about 1 1/2 cups
1 box (10 ounces) couscous
Nectarine slices for garnish, optional

Combine onion and 1/4 cup of the chicken stock in a large saucepan and cook over medium heat until the onion is soft and translucent. Add the remaining chicken stock, coriander, cumin and chickpeas and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Add the diced nectarines and couscous and mix well. Cover tightly and remove from the heat. Allow to stand for 5 minutes, or until all of the liquid has been absorbed. Garnish each serving with nectarine slices, if desired.

Serve hot or cold

Makes 8 servings.
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5/5/09

Blintz Souffle


Grandma Rose, my paternal grandmother, was the queen of cheese blintz making. During my childhood, our freezer was always stocked with her delicious blintzes. The crepes were thin, and the filling creamy. Only once during my childhood, did my mom and I attempt to recreate the recipe. While our blintzes were tasty, Rosy Posy's, as we affectionately called grandma, were definitely better.

Frozen blintzes are a fine substitute for homemade. While we normally ate our cheese blintzes with sour cream, grape jelly, and a bowl of cold beet borscht, (jarred variety with more sour cream) when we had company visiting for brunch, my mom would make blintz souffle.

Blintz Souffle

12 frozen cheese blintzes
4 eggs
1 1/4 c. sour cream
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tbsp. orange juice

Place the blintzes in a buttered 9 x 13 inch pan.
Blend the other ingredients well and pour over the blintzes.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Serve warm.
 


SH and his football player fiance eating brunch in the Eighties.
No big hair for me, just freakishly large shoulder pads,
gigantic eyeglass frames, black and red plastic earrings (ew!).

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4/27/09

Cincinnati Chili and Herring Salad





Many years ago I worked as a chef, or a cook, or someone who slaves in a hot kitchen, places platters of food on a buffet, and watches the vultures people attack. My job was to make hors d'oeuvres at a dance club. In many ways this was a super cool gig. I had free rein in choosing the menu, received a decent wage, and had an assistant.

Always on the look out for new recipes, I was overjoyed when my mother presented me with a rather fun cookbook, which I still use today. Not being a big fan of meat, I buy it less than six times a year. When I do, this chili is one of our favorites, proving that adding chocolate to anything, makes it better. Just in case I might forget, that this is our favorite, and it is yummy, I wrote those words on the rather soiled page. I bet the brown mark is chili powder.
Click to enlarge.
Herring was always often on the menu during my childhood. I introduced it to my husband, along with Chubs, sardines, and Whitefish.
This salad, which I make with fresh potatoes, since canned are sort of icky, in my opinion, is a great blending of flavors, and textures.


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4/21/09

Harvest Stuffing



Not being much of a traditionalist, I served Indian food for Thanksgiving.
Maybe that is why I have a hankering for stuffing in the spring.
In my book, there is only one way to make stuffing. It must have fruit.
My mother made stuffing in this manner, and so do I.
This stuffing is great hot or cold, with a big glob of cranberry sauce.
Plus, you end up with a jar of wheat germ, which is yummy sprinkled on yogurt.

Harvest Stuffing

     1 c. shredded carrot
1 c. chopped celery
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. butter
1 tsp. ground sage
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon pepper
8 c. dry bread cubes (I use bagged)
2 c. finely chopped and peeled apple
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1/4 c. wheat germ
1/2 to 3/4 c. chicken or vegetable broth

In a skillet, cook carrot, celery and onion in butter until tender but not brown.
Stir in sage, cinnamon and pepper. In a large mixing bowl, combine bread cubes, apple, walnuts and wheat germ.
Add cooked vegetable mixture.
Drizzle with enough chicken broth to moisten, tossing lightly.
Use to stuff one 10 pound turkey, or bake in a casserole, which is what I do.
Makes 10 servings.


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Mondays

A Marvelous Mess @ Marvelously Messy
Anything Goes @ Eye Heart Mondays
A Round Tuit @ Creating My Way to Success
Busy Monday@ A Pinch of Joy
Creative Me Monday-The Southern Institute
Creative Mondays @ Judy H-J's Thoughts
Cure for the Common Monday @ Lines Across
Delicious Dishes @ It's a Blog Party
Just Another Meatless Monday @ Hey What's for Dinner Mom?
Just Something  I Whipped Up @ Project Inspire
Love it and Link it Up @ The Little Giggler
Made Monday- @ Toastie Studio
Made by You Monday @ Skip to my Lou
Make it Great Monday @ Etcetorize
Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Market Yourself Mondays @ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
Martha Mondays @ Watch Out Martha
Marvelous Mondays @ This Gal Cooks
Meatless Mondays @ My Sweet & Savory
Mealtime Mondays @ Couponing & Cooking
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Mix it up Mondays @ Flour Me with Love
Mom's Test Meal Mondays @ Mom's Test Kitchen
Mop it up Mondays  @ I Should Be Mopping the Floor
Must Try Mondays@ My Favorite Finds
Must Try Mondays@ Morsels of Life
On the Menu Monday @ Stone Gable  
Pink Hippo Party @ Pinkapotamus
Pintastic Monday @ Sarah Dawn Designs
Recipe Sharing Monday @ Jam Hands
See Ya in The Gumbo Potluck @ Ms.enPlace
Show it Off Mondays @ Get Outta My Head Please
Show Off Your Cottage Monday-The House in the Roses
Sunday's Best @ My 1929 Charmer 
Sweet Sharing Monday @ Say Not Sweet Anne
The Bulletin Board @ Mrs. Happy Homemaker.
This Weeks Cravings @ Mom’s Crazy Cooking


Tuesdays

All My Bloggy Friends @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
All Star Block Party @ In the Old Road
All Things (Hearts) and (Homes) @ Mercy Ink
Archive Link Up @ Sugar in My Grits
Cowgirl Up @ Cedar Hill Ranch
Crazy Sweet Tuesdays @ Crazy for Crust
Cupcake Tuesday @ Hoosier Homemade


Wednesdays

Lil Luna Link Party 
Look What I Made @ Creations by Kara
Made By Me Wednesdays @ JAQS Studio
Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Pin Inspiration @ Confessions of an ADD Housewife
Pin It Wednesday @ Pounds4Pennies
Power of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking
Recipe Box @ Bizzy Bakes
Restored it Wednesday @ Restore Interiors 
Return the Favor Hop @ Yours Truly
Riverton Housewives Round Up @ The Real Housewives of Riverton
Show & Share @ Southern Lovely
Show and Share Wednesday @ Semi Homemade Mom
Success U @ The Stuff of Success
Sugar &Spice and Everything @ Seven Thirty Three
The Creative Spark  @ Clean and Scentsible
The Fun in Functional @ Practically Functional
Uncommonly Yours @ Uncommon Designs
Wednesdays @ Adorned from Above 
Wednesday's Goody Bag @ Confetti Diaries
Wednesdays Whatsits @ White Lights on Wednesday
What I Whipped up Wednesday @ Sugar and Dots 
What's Cooking Wednesday @ First Home Love Life 
What's It Wednesday @  Ivy and Elephants
Whatever Goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts
Whimsy Wednesday with The NY Melrose Family
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
Wicked Awesome Wednesday @ Handy Man, Crafty Woman
Wonderful Food Wednesday @  At Home Take 2
Works For Me Wednesday @ We are THAT Family 
Wow Me Wednesday @ Polkadots on Parade
Wow Me Wednesday @ Ginger Snap Crafts
Wow Us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style
Wow Us Wednesday @ Family Home and Life



Thursdays

Link it Up Thursday @ Seven Alive 
Link Party @ Somewhat Simple
Made U Look Craft, Recipe & Project Linky Party 
Share your Creations@ Kristen's Creations
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson
Showcase Your Talent Thursday @ What's Cooking Love 
Show Off Your Stuff @ Fireflies and Jellybeans
Sweet Treats Thursday @ something Swanky
Tablescape Thuesday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Taking a Timeout Thursday @ Mom on Timeout 
Tastetastic Thursday @ A Little Nosh
Tasty Thursdays @ The Mandatory Mooch
Taylor House Thursday @ The Taylor House
Thursday favorite Things Hop @ Katherines Corner 
Thursdays Treasures @ Recipes For My Boys
Time Travel Thursday @ Brambleberry Cottage
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours
Under 300 Followers Blog Hop  @ Pinkapotamus
What's Cluckin' @ Chicken Scratch NY 
Wildly Original Linky Party @ I Gotta Create




Fridays 

Anything Goes Linky @ Bacon Time with the Hungry Hungry Hypo  
BFF Open House Link Party @ The Answer is Chocolate
Create & Inspire Friday @ A Night Owl
Fabulously Creative Friday @ Jennifer Rizzo 
Fantabulous Friday @ Little Becky Homecky 
Farm Girl Friday Blog Fest @ Fresh Eggs Daily
Feature Friday @ A Glimpse Inside
Feature Friday Linky Party @ Blissful and Domestic 
Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the Fridge  
Financial Friday @ The Grant Life
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
Food-Tastic Fridays @ Not Your Ordinary Recipes
Foodie Friday @ Rattlebridge Farm
Foodie Friends Friday 
Foodie Friday @ Simple Living with Diane Balch
Foodie Friday @ Home Made Simple 
Freedom Fridays @ My Turn (for us)
Freestyle Friday @ Happy Hour Projects 
Hi-5 Fridays @ Fun on a Dime
Hodgepodge Friday @ It's a Hodgepodge Life
I Freakin' Did It Friday @ Miss Information
Inspiration Friday @ The Picket Fence
Weekend Potluck @ The Country Cook
Weekend Warmth @ Western Warmth
Weekend Wonders @ The Thriftiness Miss 
Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tatertots and Jello
What's Shakin' Link Party @ Shaken Together
Yeast Spotting  

Saturdays



Sundays

A Bouquet of Talent @ Life on Lakeshore Drive
Church Supper @ Everyday Mom's Meals
Craft Schooling Sunday @ Creative Jewish Mom
Creative Bloggers Party @ Homemaker on a Dime
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Show Off
Fall into the Holidays @ Horrific Knits
Heavenly Treats Sunday @ Pamela's Heavenly Treats
{Im}Perfect Sundays @ Violet Imperfection 
It’s Time to Party @ It’s So Very Cheri
Nifty Thrifty @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Scrumptious Sundays @ Addicted to Recipes
Sunday Linky Party @ Petite Hermine
Sunday Blog Love @ Cherished Treasures
Sunday Show Off @ Twigg Studios 
Sunday Sweeties @ Melting Moments
Sunny Simple Sunday @ Sunny Simple Life
Sweet Confessions Sunday @ Mommy's Sweet Confessions
Think Pink Sundays @ FlamingoToes
Thrifty Treasures @ Southern Hospitality



Monthly or Misc…

Fun On A Dime-Fun Challenges
Fall Food Link Party @ Jen's favorite Cookies 
Handmade Halloween
Perpetual Parades 
Star Recipes @ The Saturday Evening Pot
Totally Tutorials