Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Celebrate It! Blog Party #9

It's time for Celebrate It!

Dessert Sushi!!!

Today, I am visiting over at Bacon Time with the Hungry Hypo, and I brought something special with me. Kind of a faux dessert, really. I call it Dessert Sushi! It looks like sushi, but tastes like candy, and it is lots of fun!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Chocolate Caramel Apple Bundt Cake/#BundtBakers

This month the #BundtBakers cake was a lot of fun! How does Chocolate Caramel Apple Bundt Cake sound? I know, sounds good, right? The theme this month was Autumn Harvest, so my brain immediately went to apples. But I wanted to add a little decadence to this treat, so I stuffed the cake with chunks of apple, and then I topped it with chocolate fudge sauce, apple pie filling, and caramel sauce. Definitely, decadence elevated!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Blogland Tour!

Today I am taking part in The Blogland Tour. Thank you to Shannon from Bohemium Junktion for including me in this fun and interesting activity. The Blogland Tour is a great way to learn about who I am and why I am a blogger, and then I will link you to another blogger so you can learn more about her also. It's a lot of fun and so interesting, plus you get a lot on insight into other blogs and what makes them tick! So here we go:

1. What am I working on right now?
    For the last few days I have been working on several fall posts. I have a seasonal Bundt Cake coming up, and I have been baking a lot for an event happening in a couple weeks. I also am half way through some fall cupcakes, some bar desserts, and I have a list of about 20 things to make, of which only half will ever happen. I love making seasonal items and autumn is my favorite, so the blog is loaded with them. In past years I have made this Apple Cinnamon Creme Brulee that is one of my favorites.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Celebrate It! Blog Party #8!

 Welcome to "Celebrate It" Blog Party!
I am so glad you are here! This blog party is all about celebrating our everyday lives.
 Link up anything you want that shows how you celebrate life. 
Maybe it's a special recipe for dinner, or a little something special for your child's lunch box! Did you make a great craft that you want to share? We would love to see it!! Did you write a blog post about something important to you? Share it here so we can read it too!What about that great picture you took?
We want to see it! Link up with us and celebrate the everyday things we do that make up this wonderful life!


Friday, September 5, 2014

"Celebrate It" Blog Party! #7

What are you celebrating today, tomorrow, this week, last week? I hope you will share what you are celebrating at this weeks "Celebrate It!" blog party! Link up what you cooked for dinner, something special that happened at work or school, an exciting picture that you took, a craft that changed a room or a tabletop, a special treat you created, a favorite DIY project. Anything that shows how you celebrate the everyday days that make up this wonderful life.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Caprese Pasta Salad

This Caprese Pasta Salad is cool and refreshing. Now, that is something I would think I would be writing in July, for sure. But it is September and it is very hot and terribly muggy here in North Carolina. This salad is just the thing to help you cool down. It has the traditional caprese ingredients, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil. I didn't do it here, but you could add some shredded chicken and make this salad a meal! Enjoy and try to stay cool!

Caprese Pasta Salad

Vinaigrette
2 tablespoons Tarragon Vinegar
2 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
Salt and Ground Pepper
1/4 teaspoon Confectioner's Sugar
6 tablespoons Sunflower Oil

Salad
Whole Wheat Pasta
Cherry Tomatoes
Fresh Basil thinly sliced
Mozzarella Block
Vinaigrette

Start by putting your vinegar, mustard, 
and salt and pepper in a bowl.
Add the confectioner's sugar.
Mix ingredients with a whisk.
Drizzle in the oil, whisking gently until smooth and blended.
Taste test to check if additional salt or pepper is needed.
Wash your tomatoes and......
roll your basil leaves together and then chop thinly.
I used a block of mozzarella because that is what I had on hand.
I used this very small scoop to make mozzarella balls.
They were the perfect size. You could also use mozzarella 
balls that are already round when you buy them. They
are very tasty and some are marinated.
Place everything but the vinaigrette together in a bowl.
Toss together with just a little vinaigrette and add more
if you need.
I hope you enjoy this simple, refreshing salad!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Here are some other recipes you might enjoy:


Seaside Pasta Salad



Super Simple Spaghetti Salad


Strawberry and Avocado Salad 


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Waffle Crusted Apple Pie Parfait / #Foodie Extravaganza

September is National Waffle month and along with a bunch of other bloggers we are having a Foodie Extravaganza all about Waffles! You can see all of the delicious recipes at the end of this post. #FoodieExtravaganza

Welcome to the Foodie Extravaganza!
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So today, I made Waffle Crusted Apple Pie Parfaits! I love waffles, so this was a fun and tasty challenge for me!! I wanted a little bit of fall in my recipe, even though it is not officially here yet, so I chose apples, which led me to apple pie, which led me to using the waffles as the crust in the apple pie that is not really a pie, but a parfait. Yep, that's how this brain works. 
Anyway, I hope you like this Waffle Crusted Apple Pie Parfait with Whipped Cream!

Waffle Crusted Apple Pie Parfait

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Orange Cream Tart

Happy Labor Day Weekend to everyone! I hope your celebrations are full of fun and relaxation!! Today I shared my Orange Cream Tart with Mindie at Bacon Time with the Hungry Hypo. Pop on over and see how to make this yummy, tasty ode to the last days of summer!

Orange Cream Tart  
 This tart is refreshing and simple to make. You could also 
substitute lemon for the orange, or key lime too!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Celebrate It! Blog Party #6

 Thank you to everyone who shared with us last week.
 We had a great crowd, and I appreciate you taking the time to stop by.
Remember that you can share as many links as you want.
 I can't wait to see how you celebrated our everyday lives this past week!

Here are my two features from last week:

Amanda from Dixie Delights shared an incredibly fun and
festive Back To School party with us! I wish I could have been there!
The treats, the decor, what a great shindig!



Hatch Green Chile Chicken Soup

The Tumbleweed Contessa shared her Hatch Green Chile
Chicken Soup. This looks amazing, doesn't it!
I can smell it cooking!
Hatch Green Chiles are some of the best ever and
my absolute favorite. When I lived in Las Vegas, some of the stores
would roast the chiles outside during the season. Oh, goodness,
you could smell them around the corner. Incredible! If you ever get the
opportunity to try them, you won't be disappointed!


On to the party!
Every link that you share will be shared on social media and
on our pinterest board.

Have a safe and Happy Labor Day!