Sunday, September 21, 2014
For this weeks #SundaySupper theme of Fabulous Fall Foods, I decided that I'd like to make and share a recipe for an Oktoberfest Schnitzel Melt Sandwich.
Friday, September 19, 2014
It's been an incredibly long time since I shared with you about my painted wine glasses. Yes, I know that I try and incorporate a glass or item with almost every recipe I share, so you do get to see them, but a stand-along post about them has been rare.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
I've been trying to use my slow-cooker on a pretty regular basis lately, but until now I've never baked a cake. I'm very pleased with how this Pumpkin and Blueberry Cake turned out, even though I kept peeking into the cooker because I was nervous that it would be an epic fail!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Hi everyone, it's Ivy speaking. Want to know why I look so sad?
That's why we have a special announcement to share with you today :
So what's that mean to you? So glad you asked!!!
What we'd love for you to do is email us a Jpeg photo (or two or three) of your amazing pet (dogs, cats, guinea pigs, birds etc.) along with a short story of who they are and what makes them so special to you. Then, every Wednesday, my mom will post your photos and stories here on the blog so that we can all enjoy each other's "animal offspring" by sharing a smile, a laugh, and by spreading the special love that only our pets can provide.
(You have our 100% guarantee that the only email address we'll ever share is our own.)
So, what do you think? Does this sound like something you'd like to join in on? Nell, Nutmeg and I sure do hope so! We can't wait to make some new friends, so hurry and get your photos sent! The more the merrier :)
Until we woof again,
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The bones and inspiration for this No-Rise Whole Wheat French Bread recipe comes from my friend Jamie of Life's a Feast. When I saw her post three gorgeous loaves of what she was calling Fast and Fabulous French Bread, I just knew I needed to try it. Naturally, I had to put my own spin to it, so I decided to switch up the flour, add some dried basil to the middle and then add some sesame seeds to the top. I couldn't be happier with the results Thanks, Jamie!
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Hands down, I'm a breakfast sausage lover and would choose it nine times out of ten over bacon. Maybe you feel the same way. If you do, I have an awesome recipe for you today where you can get the same flavor of your favorite pork breakfast sausage, except that you make it with ground turkey that keeps the fat down and makes it a whole lot healthier for you. I promise, once you try this Homemade Turkey Sausage you'll never miss the pork, albeit it in sausage, or bacon, form.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
A few weeks ago I promised myself that I wasn't going to post any pumpkin recipes until we were well into September. After all, pumpkin season is roughly three months long already, and for me that's more than enough time (and recipes) without making it any longer than necessary.
Monday, September 8, 2014
There is nothing I like better than baking homemade bread. There is just something so rewarding and satisfying about seeing it rise in the pan and then smell it baking in the oven, filling the entire house with aromas of heart and home. This recipe for Southwestern Cornbread does just that.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
My husband is the vegetable gardener in our household and I tend to the herbs. Every year he plants the usual suspects; tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, peas and zucchini but for the past few years, he's been adding spaghetti squash to the mix and it has now become a garden staple at our house. So for this weeks #SundaySupper "Squash Fest" I just knew I needed to use our favorite new garden staple along with some zucchini that I can't seem to get rid of and the results were these wonderfully flavorful Zucchini and Spaghetti Squash Pancakes!
Friday, September 5, 2014
Today I have a super quick and easy side dish for you that comes together in a flash using instant brown rice, canned kidney beans, frozen corn and canned tomatoes. Roughly 10 minutes from stove top to table and you'll have all the flavors of a Mexican fiesta... pronto!
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Today I'm sharing this fantastic recipe for Mashed Sweet Potato Donuts with you and I'm hosting my own personal giveaway of a NuWave induction cooktop for you to make them with (details about the giveaway follows after the recipe).
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
With this month's #TwelveLoaves theme being pears, it took me awhile to figure out what I wanted to make. When I realized that I had never made or posted sticky buns on my blog, I decided that I'd go ahead and make some Pear and Walnut Sticky Buns. Yep. Good choice on my part I'd have to say! I've made Homemade Cinnamon Rolls and shared them with you once before. They're probably one of my most popular posts to date. I can only hope these will give those a run for their money ;)
Sunday, August 31, 2014
It took me a long. long time to come up with a recipe that I wanted to share for this weeks #SundaySupper theme of "tantalizing trays." I hemmed and I hawed and then I remember this recipe for Rye Party Puffs that I had made years and years ago when I hosted some sort of home party (it may have been Tupperware, and yes, I am dating myself here). I've not made them since, but they've always been in the back of my mind...
Friday, August 29, 2014
If you're looking for an easy family meal that can also do double duty as impressive company fare, look no further. This Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin is wonderfully moist and flavorful and is super easy to prepare, which will free you up for relaxing before dinner with your feet up, or spending quality time visiting with your guests.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
As summer winds down, I have one more zucchini recipe that I'd like to share with you before it's too late, and we move into pumpkin season. I came up with the idea for these Zucchini and Sweet Potato Fritters because I wanted to use zucchini in a different application than just something sweet. I decided to pair them with sweet potatoes because of their health attributes (yes even fried... but not as much, LOL), and because I enjoy their taste, texture and color. And, to me they're a good segue into autumn.