Monday, August 3, 2015

Gourmet Gifter's Salty Sweet Addiction

 Salty Sweet Addiction
You are looking at some of the best popcorn I have ever tasted! I am not kidding! I recently became an affiliate of Gourmet Gifter and I am loving them! Gourmet Gifter is a company which offers gourmet chocolates, peanut brittle, gift boxes and baskets, trail mix and quite a few others. Did I mention popcorn? Because they have the best kettle corn I have ever tasted! Colby's Kettle Corn, is 100% all natural, gluten free, low calorie, low in sodium, a great source of fiber, and it has no trans fat, cholesterol, preservatives, or MSG.


Colby's Kettle Corn kettle corn is truly popped in an authentic steel kettle, and each batch is hand sifted, insuring that there are no unpopped kernels and small pieces in your bag! You will love this popcorn! It is available in several flavors, such as Sweet Salty addiction, Cinnamon Sugar Sensation, Cinnamon Roll Popcorn, and Butter Salt Craving.

Visit the Gourmet Gifter web site and check out all the other delicious items they carry, such as toffee, cookies, chocolates, and nuts, just to name a few. You really have to see and try them for yourself!

Right now if you are a first time customer, and you order at least $30 in products you will get 3 bags of Colby's Kettle Corn, a $12 value for free!  Just use the promo code FIRSTORDER at the checkout!
Thanks for stopping by today, and let me know how you like Gourmet Gifter + Colby's Kettle Corn!





Sunday, August 2, 2015

Swim Ring Cakes for #SundaySupper

It is Pool Party time today at #SundaySupper! Everyone is bringing something yummy to eat, so I  brought some Swim Ring Cakes! These cakes are made using a cake doughnut recipe and are frosted with royal icing for a sweet treat! I made several versions of the cake before deciding on one of them. I tried using a white cake recipe, and it was very tasty, like white cakes are, but it was not as dense as I thought this dessert needed. Then I tried a couple different version of a cake doughnut recipe, and I liked how the cakes were thicker, but I wasn't crazy for the taste. I finally decided to mix the denseness of the doughnut recipe with the flavor of the white cake recipe, and I think know you are going to like it!
Swim Ring Cakes
 printable recipe
2 cups Cake Flour
3/4 cup Sugar
2 teaspoon Baking Powder
3/4 cup Buttermilk
2 Eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 tablespoons Butter, melted
Frosting 
3/4 cup Warm Water
5 tablespoons Meringue Powder
1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
2.25 pounds Confectioner's Sugar


Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.  Spray a doughnut pan with cooking spray.
Sift your cake flour, sugar and baking powder into your mixing bowl.
Add the buttermilk, 2 eggs, vanilla and butter to the dry mix. Beat until combined.
Fill the pan 2/3 of the way full. I used a cake decorating bag filled with the batter to fill the pan. It was clean, easy and quick to fill. You can also use a spoon to fill each cake opening. Bake for 7-9 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 4-5 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely.

Make the frosting by placing the warm water and the meringue powder in a large mixing bowl.Mix for 30 seconds. Add cream of tartar and mix for 30 seconds more. Add confectioner's sugar all at once. Mix on low for 10 minutes. Mix different colors in small bowls for your doughnuts. You will need to add a small amount of warm water to the frosting to reach the desired consistency.
Frost and decorate!


Now, let's get this party started!  Check out what everyone else brought to the Pool Party!
Have fun!

 Sunday Supper Movement
 Refreshing Beverages and Cocktails:
Appealing Appetizers and Snacks:
Super Sides and Salads:
Tempting Desserts and Sweets:

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sheetz "Gobbz" Cookies for #SundaySupper

Copycat recipes are the fun theme for today's #SundaySupper, and I knew immediately what I wanted to create! Sheetz "Gobbz" cookies. Sheetz is a gas station and convenience store near my home that I frequent occasionally, and along with gas they sell made to order food, and bakery items called Shweetz that are delivered daily. One of their bakery items is a cookie called Gobbz. It is quite tasty, slightly addicting and sort of resembles a whoopie pie. I made my cookie a little smaller, and I used  buttercream for the middle. I think they are yummy!


Copycat "Gobbz" Cookies

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Banana Pudding Icebox Cake

I think know it is Banana Pudding Icebox Cake time! Why?
 Because It is HOT, HOT, HOT!
I grew up eating vanilla wafers and pudding, as I am sure, you probably did too. It is the first recipe I remember learning from my mom, and I make a birthday cake version of it for every one of my son's birthdays. So, my mind went to making a Banana Pudding Icebox Cake as we enjoy another heat wave here in the south, and I only want to cook if an oven or stove are not involved! 

This Banana Pudding Icebox Cake recipe is so close to the original. The only major difference is that you mix the pudding with whipping cream instead of milk. 
bananas, vanilla pudding, icebox cake, whipped cream
Banana Pudding Icebox Cake

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Vegetable and Chicken Shish Kabobs/#SundaySupper

     I don't know about you, but I love to grill! So, when I saw that today's #SundaySupper theme was Farmstand Favorites, I knew I wanted to make these Vegetable and Chicken Shish Kabobs. Why? You grill everything but the rice!
      I used large chunks of chicken breast mixed with colorful purple onion, red and orange peppers, and some pineapple chunks. The difference with this recipe is that I grilled the veggies separately from each other. They all need different amounts of time on the grill to bring out their optimum flavor. Then after they were all grilled, I put the shish kabobs together, glazed them with a special homemade tropical sauce, and put them back on the grill. They came out beautifully grilled, with the flavors complementing each other perfectly. I served the kabobs on a bed of whole grain rice, with a drizzle of homemade tropical sauce.

Vegetable and Chicken Shish Kabobs

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Celebrate It! Blog Party!


Cherry and Sliced Almond Mini Bundt Cakes/#BundtBakers

Today at #BundtBakers we are showing off our fruit and nut inspired bundt cakes! For me, my cake had to be a Cherry and Sliced Almond Mini Bundt Cake! Cherries are my summertime obsession this year! I am loving them!! I also added a fun, tasty cherry sauce that is so easy to make, it's ridiculous! You will want to make this!
 Cherry and Sliced Almond Mini Bundt Cakes

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry/#WeekdaySupper

This Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry is a meal that is always being served in our house. We probably have it twice a week. It is a super quick meal that is good for you, and just perfect for a summertime family meal. One of the reasons it is quick to make is because I almost always have 2-3 chicken breasts cooked and ready to eat in the fridge. You can substitute those for the raw ones in the recipe. My son lives with us and he has the type of job that requires him to be in tip top physical shape, so chicken is his friend. Which means that it is pretty much all we eat. A really good aspect of this recipe is that it can accommodate a lot of different likes and dislikes when it comes to what goes in it. For instance, for this particular meal, everyone has the rice, chicken, corn and broccoli. Only my husband and I want the onion and only I want the zucchini and squash. So I cut up them up and set them aside. I did the same with the onion. When I start putting everything together, it goes quick.

Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry