Thursday, May 21, 2015

Friday Frenzy - One Party Four Blogs



Close to Home, Mostly Food and Crafts, Angel's Homestead and SizzlingEats would like to welcome you to this weeks FRIDAY FRENZY! Now we are not only asking you to linkup your delicious recipes, but also those great projects you have been working on. We want to see it all! Remember when you linkup to the Frenzy your posts are going to be featured on all four of our blogs - quadruple the exposure! Every week we showcase a few of our favorites from the week before - if you are featured you can grab a button from the side of my blog. The featured posts will also be pinned on our Friday Food Frenzy Pinterest Board. 

Welcome to this Week's Friday Food Frenzy!

Friday-Frenzy

Happy Spring everyone! Close to HomeMostly Food and CraftsAngel's Homestead and SizzlingEats would like to welcome you to this weeks FRIDAY FRENZY! Now we are not only asking you to linkup your delicious recipes, but also those great projects you have been working on. We want to see it all! Remember when you linkup to the Frenzy your posts are going to be featured on all four of our blogs - quadruple the exposure! Every week we showcase a few of our favorites from the week before - if you are featured you can grab a button from the side of my blog. The featured posts will also be pinned on our Friday Food Frenzy Pinterest Board.


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Please visit the four recipes in the linky that are listed as HOST. We really appreciate your visit. Also it would be great if you visited at least two links from your fellow bloggers.

Featured Links from last week:   

Do you love pizza how about on the grill?  Check out this yummy looking Sweet Chili Chicken Thai Pizza from Simply Staci.    
 
Extra chicken in the fridge? Try these Leftover Chicken Burrito Bowls from Honey & Birch. 
   

All that Jas's Shares these yummy Fruit Parfaits.  
    
My favorite link from last weeks party is from Te Amo Too, DIY Laundry Detergent.
DIY Landry Detergent with Free Printable | Te Amo Too

I have become a Wildtree rep because I believe in their products (all natural and certified organic) and I'm psyched to help people with some kitchen prep with our freezer workshops. Here's my link and my FB page.  Stop by and say Hi or Email me at wildtreedanielle@yahoo.com for the details.





Our Freezer Meal Workshops are the best!






Thanks for stopping by and let's see what you made this week.

   
    An InLinkz Link-up
   

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Friday Frenzy - One Party Four Blogs


Welcome to this Week's Friday Food Frenzy!

Friday-Frenzy

Happy Spring everyone! Close to HomeMostly Food and CraftsAngel's Homestead and SizzlingEats would like to welcome you to this weeks FRIDAY FRENZY! Now we are not only asking you to linkup your delicious recipes, but also those great projects you have been working on. We want to see it all! Remember when you linkup to the Frenzy your posts are going to be featured on all four of our blogs - quadruple the exposure! Every week we showcase a few of our favorites from the week before - if you are featured you can grab a button from the side of my blog. The featured posts will also be pinned on our Friday Food Frenzy Pinterest Board.


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Please visit the four recipes in the linky that are listed as HOST. We really appreciate your visit. Also it would be great if you visited at least two links from your fellow bloggers.

Featured Links from last week:   

Check out these amazing Sweet and Spicy Candied Bacon Onion Rings from Young at Heart Mommy - WOW!!



Smile for No Reason shows us how to make DIY Map Art - I love this!!

How to Make a DIY Heart Map Art

City of Creative Dreams made the perfect dessert, these Very Cherry & Coconut Cupcakes sound so good!

very cherry and coconut cupcakes



Here is what I made this week:
Mexican Street Corn Salad



Thanks for stopping by and let's see what you made this week.



   

    An InLinkz Link-up
   

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Get Ready for the Summer with Vitamix

I cant believe summer is right around the corner!  A few things I have done to start getting ready include, eating healthier, increasing my water intake and being consistent with my workout routine.  I found a few great tips to help me stay on track and I thought I'd share them with you.



With summer just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about getting into a routine that will ensure that you are beach body ready in time for the warm weather. Of course, this is easier said than done. Rather than going on an extreme diet that will leave you gaining back all of the weight in a month, try to make some small lifestyle changes that will leave you feeling more confident. Here are three simple tips to get you started. 

Develop an Exercise Routine 

This may seem like a no brainer, but the key to this tip is that it should be something that you can stick to. Rather than starting an intense 90-day program, begin incorporating small exercise changes into your life. You might go for a 15-minute walk after dinner, a routine which has been proven to speed up digestion and help with weight loss. You could also commit to going for a 30-minute walk or gym session during your lunch break at work. Whatever you do, ensure that it is something that you can commit to and you will begin seeing results. 

Get Your Body Back on Track With a Simple Detox

Sometimes after a long winter of eating heavy foods and neglecting exercise, your body might need a quick reboot to get ready to work hard again. The quickest way to do this is through a simple detox. A detox is simply a way to flood your body with much needed nutrients so that it once again craves healthy foods, rather than fatty ones. Try incorporating a few green vitamix smoothie recipes into your daily routine to start. You can make them ahead of time and have them for breakfast or an afternoon snack. These nutritious and delicious smoothies will have your body back on track in no time.

Begin Meal Planning

Meal planning is a great habit to pick up for anyone with a busy lifestyle. Rather than deciding last minute what you will eat for lunch, plan ahead for less stress and healthier meals. You can plan ahead for the week, or even the month. This will ensure that you have all the ingredients you need ahead of time. You can even pre-cook many meals and freeze them for yourself and your family. Remember, preparation is the key to success!

Follow these three simple, yet effective tips and you will be well on your way to a more healthy and confident you, just in time for summer!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Mexican Street Corn Salad


If you love Mexican Street Corn like I do - you need to try it in salad form. I already have the ingredients for another batch.


We went to a neighborhood Cinco de Mayo party and Hubby and I couldn't agree on what to bring, I like to go simple and he always likes to go big (he was thinking of making tamales.)  Hubby got caught up in some major yard work so I just took it upon myself to decide what to make and to go ahead and make it. I had pinned a recipe from Six Sisters' Stuff for this great Mexican Street Corn Salad and could not wait to give it a try.

When I made this, I did have some trouble charring the corn in the skillet, it may have been because I doubled the recipe and the pan was a bit crowded.  I know I will be making this again so I can work on getting that char on there. This also makes a great dip if you just want to serve it with some tortilla chips. Either way - make it soon!!


Recipe from Six Sisters' Stuff
Ingredients:
1 (16 oz) bag of frozen corn
2 tablespoons of olive oil
3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
3-4 ounces of Cotija cheese, crumbled
1 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon jalapeno peppers, chopped
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons of red onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon of chili powder
salt and pepper

Directions:
Heat oil over medium heat.  Add frozen corn and let it cook until it begins to char, stirring occasionally.  
While the corn is cooking, mix together all the other ingredients.
When corn is done, fold into the other ingredients.
Enjoy!!

Other salad recipes:
Black Bean and Corn Salad



Black Bean and Corn Salad II



Lentil Salad



Last year at this time I made Smacked with Cinnamon Snickerdoodles.

Two years ago I made Heart Shaped Cranberry Scones.

Three years ago I made Margarita Jello Shots.

Four years ago I made BBQ Chicken Pizza.


Linking up to these happening parties!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Friday Frenzy - One Party Four Blogs

Welcome to this Week's Friday Food Frenzy!

Friday-Frenzy

Happy Spring everyone! Close to HomeMostly Food and CraftsAngel's Homestead and SizzlingEats would like to welcome you to this weeks FRIDAY FRENZY! Now we are not only asking you to linkup your delicious recipes, but also those great projects you have been working on. We want to see it all! Remember when you linkup to the Frenzy your posts are going to be featured on all four of our blogs - quadruple the exposure! Every week we showcase a few of our favorites from the week before - if you are featured you can grab a button from the side of my blog. The featured posts will also be pinned on our Friday Food Frenzy Pinterest Board.


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Please visit the four recipes in the linky that are listed as HOST. We really appreciate your visit. Also it would be great if you visited at least two links from your fellow bloggers.

Featured Links from last week:   


Our first featured post are these adorable DIY Faux Metal Letters from Simply Beautiful By Angela.  I am so stealing this idea. 


   DIY Faux Metal Letters

There is nothing better than a no bake cake especially in the summer. Check out All that's Jas' No Bake Cake recipe.   

  

Check out these Root Beer Float Cupcakes from Shibley Smiles.    

root-beer-float-cupcakes   
My favorite link from last weeks party is from Hopeful Mama, since its on my cooking bucket list,I chose making Gnocchi from Scratch.

make gnocchi from scratch

Here's what I made this week: Buffalo Cauliflower



What did you make?


I have become a Wildtree rep because I believe in their products (all natural and certified organic) and I'm psyched to help people with some kitchen prep with our freezer workshops. Here's my link and my FB page.  Stop by and say Hi or Email me at wildtreedanielle@yahoo.com for the details.





Our Freezer Meal Workshops are the best!







Thanks for stopping by and let's see what you made this week.



   
   

Sunday, May 3, 2015

SRC - Buffalo Cauliflower

So the other day - I basically ate an entire head of cauliflower by myself.




Its time for Secret Recipe Club again - I love being part of this fun club! My favorite part of the SRC is assignment day - I love when I get that e-mail in my inbox with the link to the blog that I get to choose my recipe from. I also love that most of my assignments have all come from blogs I have never been to before, it's really a great opportunity to find some fabulous bloggers out there and some delicious recipes. If you are not familiar with exactly how this club works, you can stop by the website and learn all about it - maybe even join in! Basically you are (secretly) assigned a blog to checkout, browse through their recipes, choose one to make and blog about it. It's a lot of fun!

This month I was assigned the blog, Cook Lisa Cook.  As with every SRC assignment, I had a lot of trouble picking just one recipe to try.  Lisa has so many amazing recipes on her blog.  I have never cooked with rhubarb before and came so close to making her rhubarb crisp - there is still a good chance I will be making this.  I hope to get some zucchini planted for the summer and when I do I will be creating this awesome zucchini chocolate chunk walnut bread. I chose to make her buffalo cauliflower for the simple reason that I was hungry and it sounded like the perfect snack at that moment.  I'd like to say that my entire family enjoyed it as much as me but the truth is, I ate so much of it myself I'm not sure who else even tried it. I guess that means I will have to make it again....real soon.



recipe from Cook Lisa Cook
Ingredients:
1 head of cauliflower, cleaned and cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup of buttermilk (I used 1 1/4 because I thought my batter was too thick)
1 cup AP flour 
1 1/2 teaspoons of garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt 
1 cup of hot sauce
1 tablespoon of butter, melted
Blue cheese or ranch dressing for serving


Directions:
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  While its preheating, line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.  In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, flour, garlic powder and the salt, whisking until mostly smooth. Coat the cauliflower in the mixture by either dipping or carefully tossing it in the batter.Arrange the cauliflower on the baking sheet and place in the oven to bake for about 15-18 minutes. 

While the cauliflower is baking, combine the hot sauce and the melted butter in a large bowl.  Once the cauliflower has browned slightly remove it from the oven and add it to the hot sauce mixture. Toss everything together and coat as best you can.  Return the coated cauliflower to the baking sheet once again and place it in the oven another 5-8 minutes. Let cool slightly and serve immediately with sauce for dipping.



*mine didn't coat as nicely as the original, maybe because I thought the batter was too thick and thinned it a bit.  Mine also didn't take on the beautiful red color that Lisa's did, I believe its the hot sauce I chose to use.  I still loved the flavor!






Thursday, April 30, 2015

Friday Frenzy - One Party Four Blogs

Welcome to this Week's Friday Food Frenzy!

Friday-Frenzy

Happy Spring everyone! Close to HomeMostly Food and CraftsAngel's Homestead and SizzlingEats would like to welcome you to this weeks FRIDAY FRENZY! Now we are not only asking you to linkup your delicious recipes, but also those great projects you have been working on. We want to see it all! Remember when you linkup to the Frenzy your posts are going to be featured on all four of our blogs - quadruple the exposure! Every week we showcase a few of our favorites from the week before - if you are featured you can grab a button from the side of my blog. The featured posts will also be pinned on our Friday Food Frenzy Pinterest Board.


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Please visit the four recipes in the linky that are listed as HOST. We really appreciate your visit. Also it would be great if you visited at least two links from your fellow bloggers.

Featured Links from last week:   

Our first recipe comes from Kelly Stillwell and her Chunky Monkey Cupcakes Recipe.  These look so yummy.  


cupcake-recipes
Get ready to cure summer boredom and make your own DIY Play Dough from Formula Mom. 

 

Celebrate spring with the kids with these easy DIY Bird Feeder Ideas for kids from Views from the Ville.  

   

My favorite link from last weeks party, I couldn't resist clicking on these Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Cheese Bombs from My Organized Chaos.

Bacon-Wrapped-Tater-Tot-Cheese-Bombs-2

Here's what I made last week:

Chocolate Chip Blondies



What did you make?


I have become a Wildtree rep because I believe in their products (all natural and certified organic) and I'm psyched to help people with some kitchen prep with our freezer workshops. Here's my link and my FB page.  Stop by and say Hi or Email me at wildtreedanielle@yahoo.com for the details.





Our Freezer Meal Workshops are the best!







Thanks for stopping by and let's see what you made this week.