Thursday, August 28, 2014

Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends # 43


Welcome My Friends to another week of sharing, bloggy love and lots of fun!!  

This party is a Rules Free Party and Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes and I love to see what you are doing and we will be sharing loads of your awesome recipes, projects and posts this week on our social media sites!! 


 If you haven't followed us on social media, here is an easy way,  just click on the social media button of your choice and you will be following us.  

      

Evelyn @ My Turn For Us
      


Now for the Features!


 Baked Apple Cinnamon Donuts @ The Seasoned Mom ***Most Viewed*** 
Blueberry Pancakes with a Blueberry Infused Balsamic Glaze @ Jodie Fitz
Denver Broncos DIY Upcycled T-shirt Scarf @ You Brew My Tea
DIY Canvas Wall Art Focal Point @ A Mom's Take
Buckeye Brownie Cookies @ OMG Chocolate Desserts

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sausage Jalapeño Pepper Poppers


 I know everyone is looking for a great appetizer to serve now that's it almost Football Season!! 
I bet you would like something a little different but not too out there, so how about taking a tailgating favorite and adding some extra punch!

Sausage Jalapeño Pepper Poppers
(yeah baby!)

1 lb of mild or hot ground Italian sausage
2 packages of  (8oz) cream cheese 
1 lb of bacon, slices cut in half
30-35 fresh jalapeños (depending on the size)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  In a large skillet cook and crumble sausage over medium high heat until brown and no longer pink. Remove skillet from heat and drain off the excess fat.  Add both packages of cream cheese while the sausage is still hot, mix well and set aside.  
Precook bacon according to your microwave directions until half-cooked and slightly pliable, set aside to cool.  
(I placed about 4 bacon strips at a time on a plate covered with a paper towel and cooked them for 3 minutes turning half way through the cooking time)
Slice each jalapeño lengthwise and remove the seeds and membrane.  The jalapeños will be similar to little boats awaiting all that gooey goodness.  Fill the jalapeño boats with the  sausage/cheese mixture, wrap a bacon slice around each jalapeño and secure with toothpicks. Place in a baking dish and bake for 20 minutes.  
Serve


Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you and your guests/friends enjoy these Sausage Jalapeño Pepper Poppers!

And since I love football and football snacking, here are a few other recipes to try for your parties!



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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends # 42


Welcome My Friends to another week of sharing, bloggy love and lots of fun!!  

This party is a Rules Free Party and Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes and I love to see what you are doing and we will be sharing loads of your awesome recipes, projects and posts this week on our social media sites!! 


 If you haven't followed us on social media, here is an easy way,  just click on the social media button of your choice and you will be following us.  

      

Evelyn @ My Turn For Us
      


Now for the Features!


 Meat Brownies (oven baked sliders) @ Lydias Flexitarian Kitchen  ***Most Viewed*** 
Painted Glass Birdcage Candle Holders @ Little Miss Celebration
Lasagna Pizza @ Life the Crust Cut Off
Delicious Cherry Coffee Cake @ Bunny's Warm Oven
Cucumber Mint Body Scrub @ Living Frugal with Erika

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Green Chile Stew


One thing that I miss about New Mexico is the abundance of fresh green chiles!  
I absolutely love the smell of roasting chile and most of the New Mexico air is just alive with the aroma during harvest season!! 
When this happens, I know it's time for a great pot of Green Chile Stew!  
Served with a few tortillas on the side, perfection!!

Green Chile Stew  

3 lbs of Pork shoulder cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
6-7 Anaheim green chiles, roasted and chopped into 1/2 pieces or 1(14oz) can of chopped green chiles
1 large purple onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Mexican oregano
1 tablespoon cumin
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 cups chicken broth
1 (10oz) can green enchilada sauce
Salt and Pepper

Season pork cubes with salt and pepper and brown in a large dutch oven with the olive oil over medium high heat until brown.  (This needs to be done in batches) Remove the pork cubes and allow to drain on paper towels.  Add chopped onions in the dutch oven and cook until soft and translucent about 5-6 minutes.  Add green chiles, garlic, cumin, oregano and continue to cook for 1minute.  Add vinegar and stir to deglaze the pan and pour in the enchilada sauce and chicken broth, heat.  
Place pork cubes in a slow cooker, pour the sauce from the dutch oven over the pork and cook for 3-4 hours on low.   Pork will be tender and sauce will be thickened. 
 Serve with heated tortillas on the side.  






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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends #41


Welcome My Friends to another week of sharing, bloggy love and lots of fun!!  

This party is a Rules Free Party and Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes and I love to see what you are doing and we will be sharing loads of your awesome recipes, projects and posts this week on our social media sites!! 


 If you haven't followed us on social media, here is an easy way,  just click on the social media button of your choice and you will be following us.  

      

Evelyn @ My Turn For Us
      

Now for the Features!


Mandarin Orange Salad @ Memories by the Mile ***Most Viewed*** 
Homemade Refrigerator Pickles @ My Frugal Adventures
Homemade Tags for your Baked Goods @ Designs by Miss Mandee
Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy @ In the Kitchen With Jenny
Make Your Own Wood Peg People @ Just A Little Creativity

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Homemade Apple Butter

What's better on a gorgeous sunshiny morning than some Homemade Apple Butter.  This is so easy and it's nothing like the store bought stuffs!  Fresh Apples with cinnamon and nutmeg and only enough brown sugar to bring out the flavor of the apples.


Homemade Apple Butter
(Makes 4-1/2 pint jars)

8 apples peeled and diced
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice

Place all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours.  Puree in a food processor or use an immersion blender until completely smooth.   Spoon in jelly jars (half pints) leaving 1/4 inch head space, remove any air bubbles, wipe the rims of the jars and place lids on. 
Apple Butter can be placed in refrigerator if it is to be consumed within a week, otherwise it needs to be canned.

Serve on toast or with homemade biscuits!

 (*See Below for complete canning and water bath instructions)







*Canning and Water Bath Instructions:

1. Fill a home canner half-way with water. You could also use a large sauce pot or stock pot with a cake rack placed on the bottom to keep the jars from touching the bottom of the pot.   Place empty jars in the water, bring water to a simmer over medium heat. 

2. Remove the jars one at a time and fill, leaving 1/4 head space. Carefully remove any bubbles. (I use a wooden or porcelain chopstick, do not use metal).   Place lids on jars. 

3. Place filled jars back into the water bath.  The water should come up to within 1-2 inches of the top of the jar and the jars should not be crowded.

4. Bring temperature to a rolling boil and boil for 15 minutes.  Carefully remove using a jar lifter and set on a clean dry towel.  Let sit undisturbed for 12-24 hours.   

5. Check to make sure they have sealed by touching the center, it should not move up and down.   


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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Our Favorite Things Pinterest Party

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Welcome, Welcome all to the very first Our Favorite Things Pinterest Party!

We are so very glad you could join us!

Please meet our hosts:

So how does this Pinterest Party Work?
You can link up 6 of your Pinterest Pins. They must link back to your pinterest pin, NOT your blog!
Also they must be your original  creation!
You can also link up your  shop's Pinterest pins as well. But again it must be on Pinterest and it must be yours.
Please do not link more than 6 Pinterest Pins.
Each one of the pins will be repinned from each one of our hosts, so that 60 pins you can get repinned.
In addition, we would love if you took the time to repin 6 other pins or more that tickle your fancy. 
We want the most exposure for each one of our participants.   This is the board I will be using to pin your pins, please follow and you can also repin from that board:)


Follow Evelyn @ My Turn for us's board Favorite Things Pinterest Party on Pinterest.



Also please take the time to 
follow each one of our hosts!


Other than that, lets have fun,
And let the linking begin!
I am certainly ready to pin those pins of yours!!


Thanks so much for tuning in, 
and partying with me!




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