Friday, November 30, 2012

FBF: Flower Icing Cake


click on image to see full post from 11/29/11

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Roasted Vegetables

Discovered this "new" way to cook veggies, and its been a huge hit for the family! The picture is of carrots, but you can use zucchini, squash or whatever your heart desires.


Veggies of your choice [carrots, zucchini, squash...]
Olive oil
Seasoning [use can use any mixtures: salt & pepper, thyme, rosemary, sage, paprika, cumin...] I used salt, thyme and rosemary

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Cut veggie into even wedges (almost impossible, picture proves that) and toss with olive oil.
  • Lay out on lightly greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with choice seasoning.
  • Roast in middle rack for about 20 minutes, tossing half way, or until lightly browned on edges.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Wordless Wednesday [w/ LINKY]


A litter of 4 kittens came to the shelter. They've had no human interaction, but are young enough to learn that humans aren't so scary. They are about 5 weeks old, 2 males and 2 females. I took 2 of them and my friend and other foster-mommy took the other 2.

Her's are "Nick" & "Noel"

These are my babies: "Holly" & "Jolly"

Don't miss this amazing giveaway going on right now! So many prizes and SOOO many ways to enter!

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Monday, November 26, 2012

2012 Holiday Gift Extravaganza!

I've had the pleasure to participate in this fabulous giveaway going on this week! We have a ton of gifts and a few from sponsors that I've had on my blog recently. I'm really excited to share this! Good Luck!

Welcome to the Holiday Gift Extravaganza!

Hosted by:

Ground Beef Budget, In The Kitchen With KP, Cookin' for my Captain, Noshing With The Nolands, Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends, Knead to Cook, Shawn's Plate,, and The Giveaway Gals!

Nine Bloggers have come together to bring you one huge giveaway! Below you will find 18 wonderful Holiday Gifts, for 18 lucky winners! Black Friday may have their sales and discounts, but these awesome deals are FREE! We have a diverse assortment of goodies, so we are sure you will find something you want to win! To get the party started, we are giving away five different cookbooks. Anyone loving Italian food knows Lidia of Lidia's Italy. We have one copy of Lidia's Favorite Recipes Cookbook, ARV $24.95 .   We have one copy of the Gooseberry Patch Cookbook -The Christmas Table, ARV $16.95.   We have one copy of the Gooseberry Patch Cookbook - Quick and Easy Christmas, ARV $16.95. Both Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks are perfect for the upcoming holiday season. You can see more information about Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.   Next we have one copy of the Holiday Slow Cooker Cookbook, ARV $15.95. A great gift for that crock pot chef on your gift list.   Out final cookbook we are giving away is The I Love Trader Joe's Vegetarian Cookbook, ARV $17.95. Who doesn't love their veggies?   As food bloggers, we needed to share some incredibly yummy gourmet treats you don't want to miss! Up first, we have the set of one 16 oz jar of Mixed Hot Pepper Rings, and one 16 oz jar of Hot Pickled Garlic from The Carolina Sauce Company.   Next we are sharing a set of 3 savory teas from Millie's Savory Teas. You can see more information about Millies Savory Teas on Facebook.   Maybe some sassy assorted sauces and flavored mustards from Saucy Mama are the treat you really want to win! You can find more information about Saucy Mama on Facebook.   We love sharing these sweet gift cards! Who doesn't love a gift card to buy what you really want, or use it as a gift for that hard to buy for cousin.

one $25 Home Goods gift card

one $25 Walmart gift card


one $25 e-gift certificate for, US residents only

  Our Foodie Blogger group giveaway would not be complete without including some must have kitchen items. We have one Silpat half sheet baking mat.   Next up, one Noshing With The Nolands Apron, ARV retail $28.95 (Canadian). A great item that will keep your holiday clothes spot free while you cook.   One Christmas Theme Flour Sack Towel, ARV $12.00 from Sweet Bohemian Life,,   Key Candles lovely Evergreen Soy Tealights. The tealights are handmade from soy and paper-core wicks. They have a creamy green color and they smell like evergreen trees. Perfect scent for the upcoming holiday season.   A set of 2 Nelons CD's brought to you by The Nelons. An Evening In December (pre-release) & Come On Home - New Release, ARV $29.98 will surely get your guests in the holiday spirit during your next get together.

Mott's Clamato Prize Pack - 5 clamato drinking glasses, 4 coupons, clamato branded plastic ice tub, rimming tray, salt, pepper, hot sauce, and Mott’s Clamato Caesar rimmer. This will certainly make your next brunch a smashing success!

And finally our GRAND PRIZE!

A fabulous breakfast bonanza from Torill's Table! Chef's Choice Waffle Iron ARV $85, three Waffle Mixes ARV $9.95 each, Ladle ARV $4.99, and Whip ARV $7.99. This set will go to one winner. Can't you just smell the baking goodness and maple syrup?

Giveaway starts 11/26/12 at 12:01 AM, and ends 12/06/12 at 12:01 AM.

All of the prizes are listed on the Rafflecopter form below, and all winners will be chosen at random. Entering the giveaway qualifies you to win any of the prizes. There is not a way to enter to win a specific prize. a Rafflecopter giveaway Mandatory Entry must be completed, or all optional entries will be rendered invalid. The number of eligible entries received, determines the odds of winning. By entering, you are giving permission to use your email to contact you in regards to prizes. Your information will be protected and never shared. Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents. All entries will be verified. Winner will be selected in a random drawing. Winner will be notified by email, and have 24 hours to respond with shipping information. If no response after 24 hours, a new winner will be selected. The winners of this contest will be announced within 14 days after the contest end date. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or in associated with Twitter, Facebook or any other entity unless otherwise specified. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Disclosure: All prize shipments will be handled independently by the contributors and/or sponsors.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Recipes & Ideas

Over the couple years of blogging, I've collected a great number of recipes, tips, tricks and more. I've decided to spotlight the recipes and such that as good for the masses! Enjoy this years festivities!

Tender and Juicy Turkey/Chicken

Alternative to a stuffed Turkey: Grilled Stuffed Pork Loin

Sides: Corn Crisp

Corn Casserole (I make this every year!)

Ultimate Mashed Potatoes

Potato Soup

Baked Potato Salad

Camemebert Cheese with Peach Chutney & Toast

Desserts: Apple Dumplings

Apple Streusel

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Wordless Wednesday {linky}


We went to Silver Dollar City in Branson last weekend. We had a blast, like usual!!

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Everything Pumpkin {linky}

Here is a low-down on all my pumpkin recipes on my page!






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