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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Potato Poppers


These are little mouthfuls of totally goodness!!  You can just grab one and "Pop" it in your mouth!   They have all those great tastes of a twice baked potato in one little "popper".


Potato Poppers

Ingredients
  • 12-15 small red potatoes
  • 1/3 cup of cream cheese
  • 2 green onion tops, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of milk
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 slices of cooked bacon, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
Instructions
1. Boil potatoes for 15 minutes
2. Cut 1/4 inch off tops and carefully scrape out the flesh into a bowl leaving a potato shell
3. Add the cream cheese, green onion tops, milk, salt and pepper
4. Blend very well and spoon back into the potato shell
5. Top with pieces of bacon and place in broiler for 3-5 minutes until brown
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Monday, January 26, 2015

Chicken Cacciatore

This Chicken Cacciatore is a rich hearty dish but is very easy to prepare!  Add a green salad and crusty white bread!

I have made this recipe for years, we just love this rich, hearty Chicken dish!   This Chicken Cacciatore, a green salad and a loaf of crunchy bread makes a perfect meal.   



Chicken Cacciatore

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 pounds of chicken breast or thighs, deboned
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried organo
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chicken stock
Instructions
1. In a large skillet heat the olive oil over high heat
2. Season chicken with salt and pepper, add to pan and brown for 5 minutes per side
3. Remove Chicken and set aside and keep warm
4. In same pan, add onion, bay leaf, oregano and rosemary
5. Cook 7-10 minutes until onion is golden brown
6. Add Mushrooms and bell pepper, saute15 minutes
7. Add wine, tomato sauce and chicken stock and bring to a boil
8. Reduce heat, add chicken, cover and simmer for 15 minutes
9. Turn Chicken pieces over and cook for an additional 15 minutes
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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Social Media Weekly #2



New Year!     New Goals!
New Ways to Meet Those Goals!

Welcome to Social Media 
Weekly.



We are back with a great new party and we are throwing out the challenges!!

We're here to challenge everyone to have the best possible opportunity to grow your social media. 


We're here to make sure everyone has the best possible opportunity to make connections with each other on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+.  

  Each week, we will focus on a different social media platform and we challenge you to increase your following and increase your interaction on these social media sites one week at a time!


This week, it's Pinterest.

 Link up your Pinterest account, then go get some Pinterest CONNECTIONS from everyone else who's here! 


Are you with us?

 Can we do this?? 

Oh Yes We CAN!


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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends #64

Welcome My Friends to another week of sharing, bloggy love and lots of fun!! 
This party is a Rules Free Party and we welcome all your recipes, crafts, projects, giveaways, etc!!
 Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes , Linda @With A Blast and I love to see what you are doing and we work hard sharing as many of your links as we can on our social media sites!! 


If you don't already follow us on Pinterest, I would love for you to follow us - you can even do it right here:

With a Blast

Love Bakes Good Cakes

My Turn for us



This Week's Features!

.....Then It Dawned on Me from Oh Mrs Tucker ***Most Viewed*** 
Free Valentine's Day Love Chalkboard Printable from The Vintage Sheet Blog
Buffalo Chicken Rangoons from Cooking With Curls
How to Clean Front Load Washer from The NY Melrose Family
Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette from Southern Krazed
Mardi Gras Celebration Mask Paper Plate Craft from About a Mom
Vanilla and Strawberry Celebration Cake from The Crafting Foodie

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BREAKING NEWS:

The ladies from Let's Get Social Sunday are back with a whole new party to challenge you to increase your Social Media Sites!!

 See you Sunday!!!





Disclaimer: By submitting a link to this party, you are allowing authorization for your projects to be shared and/or featured on social media and our blogs. All features will be linked directly back to the original site.  Any links shared will either link directly to your post or it will link back to the party and your corresponding number in the party.






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Monday, January 19, 2015

Carne Asada


When I lived in Southern California, we would all get together to have a cook out and Carne Asada was always the star of the evening!! 
 Carne Asada means "grilled meat" in English but its so much more than that.  Seasoned skirt steak, grilled with plenty of char and sliced against the grain, rolled in a heated tortilla with plenty of toppings! 
 You could stand around the fire and eat it with one hand and enjoy the friendship.    I do miss these because I have never found any carne seasoned exactly like that since I left California.  I have had it shipped to me but that is kinda pricey.   I have experimented with so many recipes but this blend comes closest than any I have ever tried and brings back those great flavors from those great times with those great friends!




Carne Asada


Ingredients
  • 3 Tablespoons of red bell pepper, minced
  • 5 medium lemons
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 can (7oz) of pickled sliced Jalapeños
  • 1 bottle (10 oz) teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 3 lbs of skirt steak (or flank steak)
  • 12 whole grain flour tortillas
  • 2-3 avocados
  • Pico de Gallo
Instructions
1. Rinse the steak and pat dry
2. In a medium bowl, combine the juice of 4 of the lemons, the minced bell pepper, garlic, jalapeños, teriyaki sauce, sugar and salt. Stir until sugar has dissolved.
3. Place the meat in a large ziplock baggie and pour the marinade into the baggie.
4. Slice the remaining lemon into thin rounds and place in the baggie.
5. Seal the bag and work the sauce into the meat with your hands.
6. Place the baggie containing the meat into a bowl, and refrigerate for at least 2-4 hours or overnight.
7. Remove the meat from the sauce and dispose of the sauce.
8. Grill the meat over a medium high flame for 6-8 minutes on each side. The meat should be barely pink inside.
9. Remove from fire, let rest 5 minutes, then slice into diagonal strips against the grain of the meat.
10. Wrap the meat into the tortillas and garnish with avocado slices and plenty of pico de gallo
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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Social Media Weekly #1



New Year!     New Goals!
New Ways to Meet Those Goals!

Welcome to Social Media Weekly.


We are back with a great new party and we are throwing out the challenges!!

We're here to challenge everyone to have the best possible opportunity to grow your social media. 


We're here to make sure everyone has the best possible opportunity to make connections with each other on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+.  

  Each week, we will focus on a different social media platform and we challenge you to increase your following and increase your interaction on these social media sites one week at a time!


This week, it's Facebook.

 Link up your Facebook account, then go get some Facebook CONNECTIONS from everyone else who's here! 


Are you with us?

 Can we do this?? 

Oh Yes We CAN!


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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Pico de Gallo


Fresh salsas always bring more than flavor to any dish, they bring that crunch and that taste of fresh veggies!   It can be mixed up very quickly and goes great with just about any Mexican dish or just chips!   We served it with hamburgers, steak and grilled chicken!  




Pico de Gallo

Ingredients
  • 4 ripe tomatos, chopped
  • 2 fresh jalapeños, seeded and chopped
  • 1 purple onion, chopped
  • salt to taste
Instructions
1. Gently combine the tomato, pepper and onion
2. Salt to taste
3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour
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Friday, January 16, 2015

Our Favorite Things Pinterest Party #6


Welcome, Welcome all to the 6th Monthly
"Our Favorite Things Pinterest Party!"

We are so very glad you could join us!


Please meet our hosts:
Evelyn from My Turn for Us
Robin from Redo It Yourself Inspirations 
Kim, Cassie,Amber and Jessica 
from Lou Lou Girls

Here are each one of your 
host's Favorite Pins!

Denise's Favorite:

Rose Felt Wreath

Robin's Favorite:
Custom Ottoman


Evelyn's Favorite:

Quick and Easy Salad Ideas


Lou Lou Girls Favorite:
Christmas Tree Wall Hanging


Stella's Favorite:
Crochet Snowflake Patterns

Gina's Favorite:
Doll Leggings



Katie's Favorite:

Pallet OPEN Marquee Sign


Carissa's Favorite: 
Embroidery Hoop Decor



Allie's Favorite:
Chalkboard Wood Slice Gift Tags



So how does this Pinterest Party Work?


2. Link up 6 of your Favorite Pins:


**Each host will be re-pin 25 of their 

   favorite pins.



**They must link back to your Pinterest pin, NOT your blog**
**They must be your original creation**


3. Re-pin the 6 pins before you,
 or more if you can.


Pins that are not linked back to your 
Pinterest pin will be deleted.

It would also be great if you repinned 

the featured pins! 

Lets have fun,
And let the linking begin!


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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends #63

Welcome My Friends to another week of sharing, bloggy love and lots of fun!! 
This party is a Rules Free Party and we welcome all your recipes, crafts, projects, giveaways, etc!!
 Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes , Linda @With A Blast and I love to see what you are doing and we work hard sharing as many of your links as we can on our social media sites!! 


If you don't already like us on Twitter, I would love for you to follow us - you can even do it right here:







This Week's Features!

Corned Beef Hash and Egg Back from Florassippi Girl  ***Most Viewed*** 
Easy DIY Wreath for All Seasons from My Newest Addiction
Quick Owl Warmers from Our Peaceful Planet
Valentines Day Wine Glasses from The Keeper of the Cheerios
Chicken and Veggie Gyros from Posed Perfection
Ham and Cheese Quiche Bites from How Does Your Garden Grow?
Margherita Pizza from The Grant Life

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BREAKING NEWS:

The ladies from Let's Get Social Sunday are back with a whole new party to challenge you to increase your Social Media Sites starting Sunday January 18th at 6am est!

So are you up to the Challenge??

I know you are!!   See you Sunday!!!





Disclaimer: By submitting a link to this party, you are allowing authorization for your projects to be shared and/or featured on social media and our blogs. All features will be linked directly back to the original site.  Any links shared will either link directly to your post or it will link back to the party and your corresponding number in the party.






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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Chicken Parmigiana #EatHealthy15


 Today I am over at  Jamie's Love Bakes Good Cakes  participating in the #EatHealthy15 series and sharing this Chicken Parmigiana- healthier version recipe!  Jamie has been my very best buddy since almost the beginning and she has been my mentor and educator on this fun and amazing journey of blogging!    I am so excited to be working with her again on this great series, so come on over and join us!  

This #EatHealthy15 series has loads of great recipes from all your favorite bloggers that will help you stay on track for your get healthier goals for 2015.

So come on over to Jamie's Love Bakes Good Cakes page and see this recipe for a healthier version of Chicken Parmigiana and learn how to find many other healthy recipes.  

But Wait!   
Before you go, enter this awesome giveaway for a chance to win this
 Ninja Supra Kitchen System
 by using the rafflecopter below! 












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