Thursday, March 14, 2019

Celebrate It! Link Party!

I am so glad you stopped by today! 
Spring has finally arrived in my neck of the woods
and I hope you are seeing some signs that it is 
finally getting warmer where you are!
 Happy to see you!

Features from last week:



Mint Truffles 

from





Homemade Carrot Cake w/ a Cheesecake Layer
from

No Boil Soft Baked Pretzels
from


Let's get the party started!







Thursday, March 7, 2019

Celebrate It! Blog Party!




Thank you for stopping by to join in the fun!
I hope you are starting to get a little taste of spring in your neck of the woods! I am ready for some warm sunshine, how about you?! Let's get the party started!

Features from last week:

DIY self-adjusting fabric bookmarks
Self-Adjusting Fabric Bookmarks
from

Is a wedding potluck right for you? Find out in this How To Plan A Potluck Wedding post on www.abrideonabudget.com.

How To Plan A Potluck Wedding

from


How to turn a large marquee letter into a succulent planter for wall.How to make a Fun Vintage  Letter Succulent
from




Time to Link Up!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Celebrate It! Link Party!



Welcome to Celebrate It!
I hope all is well with you and yours. 
We are finally getting some decent weather here in North Carolina. How about you?  I am ready for spring!! Thank you for stopping by today. Link up and let's share! As always every link is commented on, pinned to 2 different boards, and tweeted!


Features from last weeks party:

Fully Loaded Baked Cauliflower
from




Cherry Cheese Danish
from




Homemade Creamy Tomato Soup
from




Let's start the party!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Celebrate It! Link Party!

Welcome to Celebrate It!
Let's share some links today!
Each link is tweeted and shared on two Pinterest boards!

Last weeks featured links:



Happy Birthday Mini Cake Banner
from




DIY Wood Heart Shaped Padlock
from



How To Revive A Metal Trunk with Milk Paint
from



Let's Party!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Celebrate It! Link Party!

Happy Valentine's Day to you!
I am so glad you dropped by to be a part of Celebrate It!
Link up some of your favorite posts and let's share!

Features from last week:

Almond Pastry
from


How To Gift Plants in Easy, Cute Brown Paper Bags
from


Chocolate Red Wine Bundt
from





Let's Link Up!

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Celebrate It! Blog Party!


I am very glad you stopped by today for Celebrate It!
Link up and share what you have been creating!
I can't wait to see what you have made!



Features from last weeks party:

The Easiest Cinnamon Cookies
from


A Walk on The Beachfront and Nice's Old Town
from

Tomato and Brie Tartlet
from




Party Time!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Celebrate It! Blog Party!



Thank you for stopping by today! I am so happy you are here! Link up and share as many links as you want! Each link will be pinned to two different boards, tweeted and commented on. Link and share what you are celebrating!


Features from last weeks party!:


DIY Heart Plushies
from
Gluesticks


DIY Laundry Room Wall Art
from
Drugstore Divas



Valentine Branch Garland
from



It is time to Party!


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

North Carolina BBQ Wings/#FootballFood

It is finally time for "The Big Game"! Friends will be dropping by to eat and drink all kinds of yummy theme foods and cocktails, watch  commercials that are funny and produced for this very day, wear team themed shirts, and fun hats and have a great time! 
Make these North Carolina BBQ Wings part of your menu and fun! The sauce can be made a day or two ahead of time, so on game day, all you need to do is bake the wings! Simple and delicious!



North Carolina BBQ Wings
(printable recipe at end of page)

4 ounces Applewood Bacon (cut into large chunks)
3/4 cup Beef Stock
1 1/2 cups Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 cup White Vinegar
1/4 cup packed Dark Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Ketchup
2 teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes
1 teaspoon Chipotle Chile Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
2 1/2 lbs raw Chicken Wings (thawed, if frozen)



Cut each slice of bacon into 4 chunks and place in a medium sauce pan.

Add the beef stock, both vinegar's, sugar, ketchup, red pepper flakes, chipotle chile pepper and salt. Bring the mix to a boil, then reduce to medium low heat. Simmer approx 15 minutes until the bacon renders its fat. Remove from heat and set aside for approx. 20 minutes to allow flavors to develop. Remove bacon from sauce and throw bacon away.
While you are waiting for the sauce to finish up, place the wings on a baking sheet. 
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Use a brush to spread sauce on each of the wings. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Remove tray of wings from oven and spread another layer of sauce on wings. Return to oven and bake for another 20-25 minutes. Check the wings in a meaty part of the chicken, to make sure they are fully cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees. Also, be aware that the size of your wings may be smaller or larger than the ones I used here, so adjust your time accordingly. 
Enjoy your wings with a side of homemade chips, and a side of BBQ sauce for dipping!


Thank you for stopping by today!

Today I joined in with some blogging friends to celebrate the big game and share fun fixins'!  Check out what everyone made!~





North Carolina BBQ Wings

ingredients:

  • 4 ounces Applewood Bacon (cut into large chunks)
  • 3/4 cup Beef Stock
  • 1 1/2 cups Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup White Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup packed Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Chipotle Chile Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 1/2 lbs raw Chicken Wings (thawed, if frozen)

instructions:

  1. Cut each slice of bacon into 4 chunks and place in a medium sauce pan.
  2. Add the beef stock, both vinegar's, sugar, ketchup, red pepper flakes, chipotle chile pepper and salt. Bring the mix to a boil, then reduce to medium low heat. Simmer approx 15 minutes until the bacon renders its fat. Remove from heat and set aside for approx. 20 minutes to allow flavors to develop. Remove bacon from sauce and throw bacon away.
  3. While you are waiting for the sauce to finish up, place the wings on a baking sheet.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Use a brush to spread sauce on each of the wings.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  6. Remove tray of wings from oven and spread another layer of sauce on wings. Return to oven and bake for another 20-25 minutes. Check the wings in a meaty part of the chicken, to make sure they are fully cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees. Also, be aware that the size of your wings may be smaller or larger than the ones I used here, so adjust your time accordingly.
  7. Enjoy your wings with a side of homemade chips, and a side of BBQ sauce for dipping!
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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Double Chocolate Caramel Cookies / #OurFamilyTable

Valentine's Day is the day I became engaged to my husband, which makes it one of my favorite days of the year. I would love to say that every year we go all out and celebrate like crazy, and although we have done that a lot of years, most of the time life gets in the way and it becomes just another busy day. 
So this year, as part of my plan to make Valentine's Day, extra special, I thought it was time to make these Double Chocolate Caramel Cookies. These cookies taste amazing! The caramel flows from the chocolate heart, and mixes with the chocolate cookie for an awesome, creamy chocolatey taste that you will love, and won't be able to forget. Plus, they make a great gift for your special someone!


Double Chocolate Caramel Cookies
(printable recipe at end of post)

6 ounces Semi Sweet Baking Chocolate 
3/4 cup Butter
1 cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 3/4 cup Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
Caramel Baking Chips (3 per cookie)
Creamy Caramel Chocolate Hearts


Microwave the chocolate and butter in a large microwaveable bowl on high for 2 min, or until butter is completely melted. Stir butter and chocolate together until chocolate is completely melted. 
  Stir in sugar.
Add eggs, one at a time. Mix until completely blended.
Combine the flour and baking powder together, and add it to the bowl. Mix well. The dough will be very soft. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
Use a 1 ounce scoop to make balls of dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Add 3 caramel chips to each ball of dough.
Reroll the dough to incorporate the chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. 
While the cookies are baking, remove the appropriate number of caramel candies from their foil. 
Place a caramel heart on each cookie immediately upon removing them from the oven. Enjoy warm, or place in a tin for gift giving!





Check out these fun and tasty recipes from my blogger friends! 


Valentine's Day Recipes


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Double Caramel Chocolate Cookies

ingredients:

  • 6 ounces Semi Sweet Baking Chocolate
  • 3/4 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • Caramel Baking Chips (3 per cookie)
  • Creamy Caramel Chocolate Hearts

instructions:

  1. Microwave the chocolate and butter in a large microwaveable bowl on high for 2 min, or until butter is completely melted. Stir butter and chocolate together until chocolate is completely melted.
  2. Stir in sugar.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time. Mix until completely blended.
  4. Combine the flour and baking powder together, and add it to the bowl. Mix well. The dough will be very soft. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  5. Use a 1 ounce scoop to make balls of dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Add 3 caramel chips to each ball of dough.
  7. Reroll the dough to incorporate the chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  8. While the cookies are baking, remove the appropriate number of caramel candies from their foil.
  9. Place a caramel heart on each cookie immediately upon removing them from the oven. Enjoy warm, or place in a tin for gift giving!
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