Thursday, May 21, 2015

Celebrate It Link Party!

Welcome to Celebrate It!

Nutty Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake/#BundtBakers

I would like to introduce the Nutty Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake! Today we are celebrating "Rocky Road" with our #BundtBakers bundt cakes and I thought I would take rocky road up a notch by adding banana, drizzled chocolate and toasted marshmallows! 















 Nutty Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A Round~Up of Red, White and Blue Treats

This round up of Red, White and Blue Treats has a little bit of something for everyone! I love red, white and blue treats all year round, but they are especially fun to celebrate with during the summertime.  With Memorial Day coming up this week, and the Fourth of July, mid summer, I hope you will find something you can use to help you celebrate in style! Have Fun!


Monday, May 18, 2015

Red, White & Blue Pretzel Treats

How do you celebrate Memorial Day? We celebrate with swimming, family, friends and food. Lots and lots of food!  One of the treats on our menu this year ~ these Red, White and Blue Pretzel Treats! They are fun to put together, easy to make, and you might just have everything you need already in your pantry! Ready? Let's get started!

Red, White and Blue Pretzel Treats
















Red, White & Blue Pretzel Treats

   

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Pavlova for #SundaySupper

Happy Mother's Day!
Did you know that Pavlova is perfect for your Mother's Day dessert?
What is Pavlova?
 It is a dessert baked with meringue and filled with fruit.
It is just the most incredible dish! You start with meringue that you bake in a circle. Then you fill the top with fresh fruit. There are lots of recipes, but this Pavlova recipe has the added deliciousness of a bed of lemon curd that tops the meringue and gives the fruit a place to nest.

If you have never had Pavlova, you will want to try it. It is fancy, decadent, creamy and refreshing. It is a challenge to make. The humidity does not play well with the meringue, which resulted in me having to make the meringue twice. Even the second time the meringue cracked, but it was usable, and although not as perfect as I would have liked, I hate to waste, so I went with it. And it was great!

pavlova, lemon curd, fresh fruit, dessert

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Cheeseburger in Paradise/#FoodieExtravaganza

What is a cheeseburger in paradise? Well, for me, it is a cheeseburger that I made myself. It's grilled  outside on the grill and it is topped with tropical goodness. It is eaten on the backyard porch, because that is my paradise! I stuffed my ground chuck burger with little chunks of pineapple and mango. Then I topped it with manchego cheese and fruit sauce. If you are not in paradise, you will be when you eat this!

cheeseburger, paradise, tropical sauce, manchego cheese
Paradise Cheeseburger

Monday, May 4, 2015

Buffalo Wing Salad

It seems like everyone is a Buffalo Wing fan. And why not? They're tasty good and it's fun to hang out with friends, watch a game and eat wings! But, they can be fattening and messy. So why not try a Buffalo Wing Salad! They are just as tasty, and much better for our health because they are baked! We make baked chicken wings at home quite often, and we usually use a hot sauce to make them so good.  We call them Wolfpack Wings, because we are huge NC State fans. Make these wings and you have your salad wings also! 

salad greens, tomatoes, onions, blue cheese crumbles, dressing
Buffalo Wing Salad