Thursday, January 17, 2019

Celebrate It! Link Party!


I am so happy to see you here today!
I hope you are surviving this winter with ease and no colds or flu!
Link up below and share what you have been creating!
Can't wait to see!

Featured links from last week:

Top 10 Most Viewed 2018
from


Cheesy Spaghetti Squash
by



Homemade Peanut Butter Squares
from




Time to have some fun!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Celebrate It! Blog Party!

Welcome to Celebrate It!
I am so happy you are here to join in the fun!

Features from last weeks party:

General Tso Crockpot Style
from


DIY $5 Valentine's Day Gift for Teachers
from


Best of 2018
from



Let's link and celebrate !

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Celebrate It! Link Party!


 Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! 
I am excited to begin the first Celebrate It! of 2019!
Link up what you want to share, and we will Celebrate It! together!


Features from last weeks party:


Rotisserie Chicken w/ Satay Sauce
from


2019 Printable Calendar
from


DIY Christmas Sign
from




Time to Party!


Thursday, December 27, 2018

Celebrate It! Link Party!


I am so happy that you stopped by today!
 I hope you had a very Merry Christmas surrounded by friends and family! 
Let's celebrate today because this party is the last one of 2018! 
Can you believe it!?
Happy New Year! This year went by soooo fast!
 Let's raise a glass to all the possibilities of 2019 and get this party started!


Last weeks featured posts:

Cherry Surprise Cookies
from


How To Pick a family Word of the Year
from



How To Make Easy Wall Decor For the Holidays
from


Let's Party!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Cheese Steak Egg Rolls / #NewYearsAppetizers

I have to admit something to you~I am an appetizer junkie! They are so very hard to resist! Don't you think? I love going to events where appetizers are served! It's fun to try all the delicious little bites, and one of my favorites are these Cheese Steak Appetizers! They can be made ahead of time, and fried right before the party starts, which helps to ease that last minute scramble to get all the food ready. They are perfect for game day, birthday parties, cookouts, and almost any event you can think of, including New Years Eve! 

Cheese Steak Egg Rolls
Makes 10-12
(printable recipe at end of page)

1/2 pound Center Cut Top Sirloin
1/2 cup sliced Sweet Onion
sprinkle of Pepper
Provolone Cheese
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese 
Egg Roll Wrappers
Oil for frying
8 ounce Cream Cream, softened
4 ounce Sour Cream
1 tablespoon Buffalo Sauce


Slice the meat very thinly. If you don't want to use a slicer, just slice thinly with a knife. 
This is how it should look.
Thinly slice the onion and peppers.
 Melt butter in pan. Use medium high heat to cook the meat. Add the pepper. Once the meat starts to cook, add the onion.
Add peppers and cook until tender.
Continue to cook until the meat is cooked and all the vegetables are tender.
Sop up the extra juices in the pan by using a paper towel to remove the grease.
Add both cheeses to pan, making sure the grease is pretty much gone. Mix in as it melts.
Melt the cheese by placing small pan upside down over meat and cheese.
1. Place the egg roll mix onto the egg roll wrapper. Set the wrapper so that a pointy edge is at the top. Brush cold water around the edges of each wrap to help them stick.
2. Fold one side and then the other into the center of the eggroll wrap.
3, Pull the bottom up and tuck over the food.
4. Continue to roll the wrap until done.
At this point the egg rolls can be covered with plastic and refrigerated overnight until you want to fry. Fry in a small fryer or in a pan of oil heated to 350 degrees. Remove from fryer and drain on a paper towel.
Make dipping sauce by whipping together the cream cheese, sour cream and buffalo sauce until mix is smooth.
You are going to love this sauce!
Serve with chips! Happy New Year!




I joined a group of bloggers to celebrate New Years Eve! Check out their appetizer recipes below!



Yield: 10-12

Cheese Steak Egg Rolls

ingredients:

1/2 pound Center Cut Top Sirloin
1/2 cup sliced Sweet Onion
sprinkle of Pepper
Provolone Cheese
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese 
Egg Roll Wrappers
Oil for frying
8 ounce Cream Cream, softened
4 ounce Sour Cream
1 tablespoon Buffalo Sauce

instructions:


  1. Slice the meat very thinly. If you don't want to use a slicer, just slice thinly with a knife. 
  2. Thinly slice the onion and peppers.
  3.  Melt butter in pan. Use medium high heat to cook the meat. Add the pepper. Once the meat starts to cook, add the onion.
  4. Add peppers and cook until tender.
  5. Continue to cook until the meat is cooked and all the vegetables are tender.
  6. Sop up the extra juices in the pan by using a paper towel to remove the grease.
  7. Add both cheeses to pan, making sure the grease is pretty much gone. Mix in as it melts.
  8. Melt the cheese by placing small pan upside down over meat and cheese.
  9. 1. Place the egg roll mix onto the egg roll wrapper. Set the wrapper so that a pointy edge is at the top. Brush cold water around the edges of each wrap to help them stick.
    2. Fold one side and then the other into the center of the eggroll wrap.
    3, Pull the bottom up and tuck over the food.
    4. Continue to roll the wrap until done.
    At this point the egg rolls can be covered with plastic and refrigerated overnight until you want to fry. Fry in a small fryer or in a pan of oil heated to 350 degrees. Remove from fryer and drain on a paper towel.
  10. Make dipping sauce by whipping together the cream cheese, sour cream and buffalo sauce until mix is smooth.
  11. Serve with chips!
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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Celebrate It! Link Party!


Welcome to Celebrate It! Link Party!
Can you believe it is only 5 days until Christmas Day?!
I know I can't!  Where did the time go? 
If you are looking for gift, food, or decorating ideas, there are plenty here at Celebrate It!!
Just scroll through the last couple months of parties to find lots of fabulous ideas from blogger contributors! Just check out the idex on the right side of the page and click on Celebrate It!
Let's get to the party!

Features from last week~

No Churn Peppermint Ice Cream
from



Mexican Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake
from


Our 2018 Farmhouse Christmas Decor
from

Let's get this party started!



Thursday, December 13, 2018

Celebrate It! Link Party!


Welcome to Celebrate It! Link Party!
I am so happy you stopped by today!
As we are now in the thick of all things holiday,
I am so excited to see all the holiday cookie, crafts, appetizers, meals, decor and so much more!
Isn't it fun?!
Let's get busy with this weeks link up!

Featured posts from last week~
Quick and Easy Christmas Tree Cookies
from
Gluesticks


New Years Eve Tops
from
The Country Chic Cottage

Sugar Swirl Cookies
from
A Bride on a Budget



Let's get this party started!


Friday, December 7, 2018

Gingerbread Cookie Stars / #ChristmasCookies

This post is sponsored in conjunction with Christmas Cookies Week. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the Christmas Cookies Week recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Welcome to the last day of #ChristmasCookieWeek 2018! I have one more recipe to share with you today, and then we will be done filling our cookie tin! I searched for a cookie that is pretty much universally loved by all, and also screams "Christmas"! I needed it to be a small cookie, so it could be what I like to call "a filler". A filler cookie fills the holes in the cookie tin once the tin is filled with the larger cookies. There is usually room for filler cookies on the sides of the tin. Of course, fillers don't always have to be cookies. They could also be candy that compliments the cookies, like caramels, peppermints or fudge!

I knew right away that I wanted to make small gingerbread cookies as my filler! They are one of my very favorite cookies, and it just wouldn't be Christmas without them! So I decided to make these Gingerbread Cookie Stars. They are simple, small and have just enough of the gold and silver sugar to be festive! I think they fill our tin beautifully!

Gingerbread Cookie Stars
(printable recipe at end of page)

1/2 cup Shortening
1/2 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Ground Cloves
1/2 cup Molasses
1 Egg
1 tablespoon Vinegar
2 1/2 cups Flour
Decorative Sugars

Beat the shortening for 30 seconds on medium speed, then add sugar, baking powder, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves. Beat to combine the ingredients. Scrape sides of bowl once combined.
Add molasses, egg, and vinegar. Mix with batter.

Add flour and mix in.
Once all batter is combined, divide dough in half, and wrap with plastic. Chill for 3 hours or until easy to handle.
Once chilled, roll out the dough to 1/8" thickness. I rolled the dough between parchment paper because I like how easy it is to handle this way.
But you can also do it this way.
Cut dough with a star cookie cutter. Place on baking sheet and sprinkle with decorative sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for 4-5 minutes, depending on the size of your star. Cool on a cooling rack, and enjoy!



Now that I am done baking all the cookies to fill up the cookie tins I give to friends during the holidays, I thought I would share with you how the tin looks with the cookies in it. I am very happy with how they turned out, and I think everyone will enjoy every cookie!

Thank you so much for joining me and my blogging friends, as we worked our way through the tastiest week of the season! I hope you enjoyed all the recipes, and let me know if you make any of them! One question-What's in your cookie tin?

Don't forget to enter the giveaway! Find it here!

Look at all these tasty goodies my blogging friends made today:

#ChristmasCookiesWeek Friday Recipes






Gingerbread Cookie Stars

ingredients:

1/2 cup Shortening
1/2 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Ground Cloves
1/2 cup Molasses
1 Egg
1 tablespoon Vinegar
2 1/2 cups Flour
Decorative Sugars

instructions:


  1. Beat the shortening for 30 seconds on medium speed, then add sugar, baking powder, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves. Beat to combine the ingredients. Scrape sides of bowl once combined.
  2. Add molasses, egg, and vinegar. Mix with batter.
  3. Add flour and mix in.
  4. Once all batter is combined, divide dough in half, and wrap with plastic. Chill for 3 hours or until easy to handle.
  5. Once chilled, roll out the dough to 1/8" thickness. I rolled the dough between parchment paper because I like how easy it is to handle this way.
  6. Cut dough with a star cookie cutter. Place on baking sheet and sprinkle with decorative sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for 4-5 minutes, depending on the size of your star. Cool on a cooling rack, and enjoy!
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