Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Frenzy: One Party - Four Blogs

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Close to Home ,Mostly Food and CraftsAngel's Homestead  and Another Cent Saved 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 - quadrupel 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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Feel free to link up any recipes or crafts you've been working on this week! Outside of following the hostesses, we would just love for you to show us what you have been working on. Be sure to tell your friends to stop by too. Thanks again for joining the Frenzy!
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: 

Warm up with fall foods with this yummy Acorn Squash with Apples and Pancetta from Whole Food Family.   

 

It's not too late to create some Fall decor for your Thanksgiving table. Check out these DIY Fabric Pumpkins from Balm to My Soul.



Maybe you are too busy to think about dinner for the family.  No worries make this easy Caprese Pasta from Hun.. What's for dinner.  Love all the flavors in 
this.

   

Thanks for stopping by and let's Party.


   
   

Monday, November 17, 2014

Wine Club by Uncorked Ventures









I was so excited when I was given the opportunity to review Uncorked Ventures. I love wine and I know the few that I really enjoy and I tend to go back to them.  Its nice to find some new wines at great prices to enjoy.



Some info about the company:

"Brothers-in-law Mark Aselstine and Matt Krause go treasure-hunting into California, Oregon and Washington wine country to bring you the very best wines that few people have ever heard of. Building relationships with the winemakers and vineyard proprietors, Mark and Matt find themselves offered access to special limited production wines that astonish and impress. This “feet on the ground” approach allows them to offer you both high-scoring wines and wines that would score highly—if they weren’t such a secret."

The Explorations Wine Club appeals to me for so many reasons, it is the most affordable option however, the other options are definitely worth checking out. It features a red as well as a white wine and includes only wines rated at 90 points or above by major wine critics, that is if the wines have even made their way into critics hands.

I love that the owners of the company aren't sitting around at desks staring at computers all day but that they actually get out there to find the best wines for their customers.  I was so excited to get my shipment and see what they had in store for us.  I was so pleased and I know you will be too.

And membership definitely has its perks like discounts on reorders and 10% off purchases from the online store.  

The online store also has some great gift baskets.




I am thinking this would make a great gift for the holidays - if any of my family is reading this.  I'll take one membership please!




I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Saturday Stuff

It's Saturday - time to share some of my recent "Pins" with you. These are recipes I want to try or projects that have inspired me. I have also thrown in a few things that made me laugh or caught my attention this week.


I started my holiday shopping or at least idea gathering. I had things bookmarked and pinned everywhere.  I read this article about this app and website and now this is all I use to keep everything in one place.

This dip will definitely be made very soon.

Its time to make some more granola - I think this one looks great!

Love these flavors, anything with pumpkin or butternut squash is a win for me. 

Yup - anything with pumpkin.... I need one of these right now.

I love soup weather.

Eggplant is one of my favorite vegetables - I cant wait to try this recipe.

More squash - this is ridiculously amazing and not at all healthy...but I need it.

Im still trying to find the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving - this may be it.

This looks like a fun craft to make with the kids. Ornaments are always fun to make.

Of course...some kitchen love.

Have a great weekend everyone and don't forget to stop by the Friday Food Frenzy and link up!  The Frenzy gives you a chance to showcase your recipes and crafts on 4 different blogs!


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!



Our Freezer Meal Workshops are the best!










Thursday, November 13, 2014

Friday Frenzy: One Party - Four Blogs

Welcome to the Friday Frenzy - what did you make this week?

friday-frenzy-craft-recipe-link up


Close to Home ,Mostly Food and CraftsAngel's Homestead  and Another Cent Saved 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 - quadrupel 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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Feel free to link up any recipes or crafts you've been working on this week! Outside of following the hostesses, we would just love for you to show us what you have been working on. Be sure to tell your friends to stop by too. Thanks again for joining the Frenzy!
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 link comes from Something Sweet where she serves up some no bake peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars.  



Start your morning off right with this healthy Festive Spiced Pecan Quinoa Granola.  
 

Who wants to cook every night during the holiday season?  While you are preparing all your Thanksgiving Recipes, have tonight's dinner in the slow cooker with this Slow Cooker Taco Soup Recipe from Vivaveltoro.     

Here's what I made this week:  Shrimp Pad Thai Wonder Pot.


Thanks for stopping by and let's Party.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

SRC- Shrimp Pad Thai Wonder Pot

The delicious flavors of a Pad Thai dish come together in this one pot wonder pot recipe.


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 an An Affair from the Heart.  I had such a difficult time deciding on which of Michaela's great recipes to make.  She actually has a  s'more banana bread on her blog - wow! And the fried rice sounded like a great idea too.  But then I saw this shrimp pad thai wonder pot dish and knew I had to make it.




We love Thai food, kids included.  Pad thai is definitely one of our favorite dishes to order.  That's what first grabbed my attention when I saw the dish but then when I saw it was a wonder pot dish, you know those pasta recipes where you throw everything in the pot and let it cook almost like a risotto.  The pasta soaks up enough liquid to cook but then leaves enough behind to create a sauce. I knew I was making it ASAP.  Little man usually shys away from anything topped with a bunch of green stuff but me yelling out, "hey buddy, look I'm putting PB in the pasta."  "Look, now I am adding honey."  definitely helped!

Don't leave out that last squeeze of lime before serving, it really helps bring out so many of these amazing flavors.  Hubby and I  like some heat so we added a bit of Sriracha to our platefulls....enjoy!!!

recipe from An Affair from the Heart.
Ingredients:
1 box (12 ounces) linguine 
32 ounces of chicken stock (or vegetable)
1/2 cup water
1 medium sized onion, sliced thin
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 red bell pepper, sliced (about 1- 1 1/2 cups)
1 1/2 cups matchstick carrots 
1 tablespoon ginger, grated
tops of 3 green onions, divided
1 1/2 cup salted roasted peanuts, slightly chopped, divided
1 pound shrimp, cleaned and pealed
1 cup cilantro, slightly chopped, divided
1/2- 1 cup bean sprouts
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 1/2 teaspoons red curry paste
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice


fresh lime, sliced for serving

Directions:
In a large pot add water, stock, pasta, carrots, 3/4 of the green onions, 3/4 of cilantro,  3/4 of peanuts, ginger, soy sauce, peanut butter, red pepper flakes, honey, sesame oil, curry paste and lime juice.



Turn stove on high and cover the pot.  Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and let cook for about 6 minutes, stir often to keep pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pot.  

Add in the shrimp and bean sprouts and replace the cover, again, stirring often, for another 6 minutes to steam the shrimp and finish cooking the pasta.  

Serve the pad thai topped with additional scallions, cilantro, peanuts and a squeeze of lime.





   

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Saturday Stuff

It's Saturday - time to share some of my recent "Pins" with you. These are recipes I want to try or projects that have inspired me. I have also thrown in a few things that made me laugh or caught my attention this week.

My favorite holiday of all time is fast approaching!  I have so many great Thanksgiving pins to share.  Maybe you can help me decide what to make for dessert this year.

This may not be screaming Thanksgiving but it is screaming delicious!!

And then there is this - wow! 

And another wow!

I like this one too.

I just want it all - this one maybe?

Help me please!  Which do you think I should I make this year?

And this is the turkey Hubby wants to make....it will be something different.

Best Thanksgiving Roundup!!

Time to step away from Thanksgiving.

I love these HAC tips.

I want this outfit.

I wonder if Hubby would let me get this tub.

And of course...some kitchen love.

Have a great weekend everyone and don't forget to stop by the Friday Food Frenzy and link up!  The Frenzy gives you a chance to showcase your recipes and crafts on 4 different blogs!


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!



Our Freezer Meal Workshops are the best!










Thursday, November 6, 2014

Friday Frenzy: One Party - Four Blogs

Welcome to the Friday Frenzy - what did you make this week?


friday-frenzy-craft-recipe-link up




Close to Home ,Mostly Food and CraftsAngel's Homestead  and Another Cent Saved 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 - quadrupel 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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Feel free to link up any recipes or crafts you've been working on this week!

Outside of following the hostesses, we would just love for you to show us what you have been working on. Be sure to tell your friends to stop by too. Thanks again for joining the Frenzy!
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:

Thanksgiving and pies go together as much as Apple Pie and Ice Cream, how about this yummy Make ahead Apple Pie Filling Recipe from Baby to Boomer which only takes 15 minutes. 



Here is another sweet treat, Turtle Cookie Cups from With a Blast are sure to be crowd pleasers.  Yummy. 

 

Simply Stacie has a great way to use up that extra Halloween candy with her S'mores Overload Cupcakes.  Wow these look amazing and decadent. 

   

My favorite post from last week, New South Charms Creamy Chicken Farfalle.


Here is what I made this week: Beef Taco Pizza




What did you make?


   

    An InLinkz Link-up