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

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Tapioca Pudding and Chocolate Sugar Cookie Cups/#SummerofPudding

The #SummerofPudding is in full swing, and today I am sharing my all time favorite pudding, Tapioca! I have loved tapioca since I was a kid; so a long time! I made some Chocolate Sugar Cookie Cups to showcase just how creamy, rich and good tasting this tapioca pudding from KozyShack is! This is a simple sugar cookie recipe that is easier to do than cutouts!These are perfect for all your summertime celebrations, or just when you want a little something special! Just a reminder~ National Tapioca Pudding Day is coming up this Wednesday, July 15. So join the celebration and savor the creamy goodness of  KozyShack Tapioca Pudding! You are truly going to love these!
 Tapioca Pudding and Chocolate Sugar Cookie Cups

Friday, July 10, 2015

Southern Grilled Pork Loin Sandwich and Carolina Blogging

I am guest posting on Carolina Blogging today with this favorite sandwich of mine. I hope you will stop by and take a look!

 Southern Grilled Pork Loin Sandwich w/a Creamy Southwestern Pico Sauce

It all starts with this creamy Southwestern Sauce
that is easier than you think to put together.


I added a few tasty toppings!

There you have it. A combination of flavors 
from my two favorite places. What is your
favorite sandwich combo?
Drop by and visit me over at Carolina Blogging 
to get this recipe and check out what
Carolina Blogging is all about!

Thanks for stopping by! See you over there!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Celebrate It! Blog Party!




Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you had a wonderful, fun, 4th of July! We sure have plenty of summertime left, and I hope you have some exciting and fun activities planned!
Link up anything and everything you would like to share with us!
Share with us, what you did last week so we can celebrate with you!

I was in Michael's the other day, and the aisles were stacked tall with boxes marked with
FALL in big black letters! Well, I love fall, but not in the middle of summer. There is too much summer still left!! Too much fun to be had, and too many things I want to do. So, I guess I better get busy, because I have a feeling it's coming whether I am ready for it or not!!


Here are this weeks features:
Burlap and Lace Picnic Cutlery Pockets
from

Scraps of Yarn June Crochet Along
from

Easy Patriotic Snack Platter
from
momendeavors

Thank you to everyone who linked up and shared with us!
It is a pleasure to Celebrate with you!
As you are linking up, try and visit some of the other party links.
It's such fun to see what everyone is creating and
maybe you will find someone new to follow!



By linking up, you are giving The Freshman Cook permission
to feature your post on social media and our blog using a photo, title, and link to your site.
You may be sent an email reminder about this party.
Proper credit and links will be given to you!
 

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Let's get to the Party!




Sunday, July 5, 2015

Smoked Baby Back Ribs for #SundaySupper

Today #Sunday Supper is talking about food that travels. You know the kind of food I mean. The dishes you take to pot lucks, company picnics, and family reunions. Or maybe it's the casserole you drop off at your neighbors house when you know they need a helping hand. When I want to make something to take and share with others, I always take Smoked Baby Back Ribs. I love smoking ribs! It is enjoyable watching through the glass as the meat cooks, and the aromas are heaven! Another thing about smoking these ribs~it's so easy! Wash, rinse, season and smoke. The smoker does all the work!
ribs, BBQ, dinner
 Smoked Baby Back Ribs

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fruity Fruit Popsicles/#FoodieExtravaganza

I love a refreshing popsicle when it is hot and humid outside, don't you? Well, it has been hot and humid, and popsicles have become our daily treat! These Fruity Fruit Popsicles are loaded with flavor from fresh blueberries and cherries that are frozen in White Cranberry Juice, and they are quick to make!  You will love them!
Blueberry and Cherry Popsicles