Thursday, July 24, 2014

Garlic Scape Pesto Flatbread

I have been going through a lunch time rut lately. 

I have burned myself out on salads, lettuce, macaroni, potato, or otherwise. Sandwiched are a bust, as well as wraps. I get like this sometimes, and then I do the worst thing possible, I go without eating because I am not enthused. 

I become that little kid that drives Mom crazy because they stand in front of the refrigerator with the door open. Peering in like they are hoping something good to eat with miraculously appear inside. Helloooooooooooo is there anybody in there?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Grilled Pork Chops with Peach, Bourbon, Mustard Sauce

Oh my foodie friends, I think I have developed a new addiction! Yup, it is pretty bad, and getting worse by the day. What, pray tell, is this new addiction you ask?

Well, I just can't seem to stop making new sauces! I know that must not seem like a bad thing right? And I guess, on the outside, it really isn't too awful horrible. But On the inside? The inside of my ol' noggin? WOW, it is one crazy, out of control place in there folks! There is seriously non-stop ingredients bouncing around in the hopes of colliding and coming out a brand new sauce to end up on the grill!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Roasted Strawberry BBQ Sauce for #SundaySupper

I love roasting just about any fruit or vegetable, so it seemed only natural to add one to my BBQ sauce. I had no idea how wonderful it would turn out, and quickly become a family favorite!

This summer has been all about chillin' and grillin' with the family. Warm weather and sunshine just seems to bring everyone together, and what could be better than a BBQ to feed the crowd? So we have been giving our grill, and smoker, quite the work out. I have been going crazy working on all sorts of new sauces, but was super excited about this one. I mean, come on, roasted strawberries? Uhh hellooooo! Although, again my doubting Thomas was not too sure about what I had planned. 

Hey, I don't question him in his domain, the grill, so why should he be able to question me in my kitchen.

Soooooo, I then found out that this weeks Sunday Supper theme was "Summer BBQ Party". 


These Are a Few of My Favorite Things 7/19/14

This week has seemed so hectic. No reason really. It was kind of the same old same old. Maybe it was because Kevin had to work 9 days in a row, so we cram packed a lot of fun into this past weekend. Plus I spent a whole day cooking up some yummy treats for you all. 9 recipes in one day *whew* my back was killing me! I am not as young as I think I am.

Even with everything that has been going on, I was able to get my little fingers typing and cruised through the ol' interwebs to find some great stuff for you all. I love being able to tell Kevin that I am "working" when he peeps over my should and finds me on Pinterest. He just gives me the look like "ya OK" but leaves me be.

On the home front news, I finally found out what was munching on my pepper plants. I was moving them and found a big fat ugly SLUG! *shudder* Those things seriously creep me out, and here in the PNW they grow like someone fed them steroids. UGH!! But between moving my pots to the top of a table (where the slugs can't get...I think), I took some advice from some of my green thumbed readers and sprinkled Epsom salt and crushed up egg shells around the bottom of the plants. So far so good, so cross your fingers for me. I am going to have to get the pest situation handled quickly next year because I am going to move from container gardening to raised beds. I may build a greenhouse for my pepper plants. It just depends on how adventurous I am feeling (and how much it will cost).

Do you have any gardening tips and tricks you can share with me? What vegetables are your favorite to grow?

OK, on with the show, here are the goodies I found for you this week!

My Favorite App
Ness - Not sure where to get the best slice of pizza in a new neighborhood? Looking for the best tacos in your own neighborhood? Ness will help you find what you're looking for (even if you're not quite sure what you want). The foodie-focused app gives you personalized recommendations for whatever you're looking to eat or drink wherever you happen to be. Free for iOS.

My Favorite Food/Drink
Chocolate Banana Ice Cream - Cravings of a Lunatic
Hatch Chile Cheeseburgers - The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Buffalo and Blue Cheese Chicken Salad - Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Japanese Noodle Salad - Noshing with the Nolands

My Favorite Craft/DIY
25 Homemade Body Scrubs - All Cheap Crafts
DIY Homemade Chipotle Ketchup - Cooking in Stilettos 
DIY Bleach Spray Shirt - Practically Functional 

My Favorite Fashion

My Favorite Giggle

Well that is all for this week gang! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Is there something else that you would like to see?

Let's stay connected!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Have you seen the NEW ZipList?

Are you using ZipList to find and save recipes, create shopping lists, and find deals anytime and anywhere? Sign up for ZipList and access your recipes and shopping list from any web browser, or mobile device while on the go. Save favorite recipes by clicking the ‘Save’ button, or use the ZipList Recipe Clipper to save recipes and add ingredients to your list from any site on the web. Love it. Save it. List it. Don’t forget it!

Shop faster and master the grocery store with ZipList…
Add recipe ingredients to your shopping list with one click
Organize your shopping list by grocery aisle category
Create a “favorites” checklist of items you buy every week
Tag grocery list items based on the stores where you shop
Share your list with family and friends
Find grocery deals at the stores where you shop

The must-have grocery list app now has a BRAND NEW LOOK and many NEW FEATURES that will make your life even easier! ZipList is nowfully optimized for smartphone and tablet views making it easier to use anytime and anywhere. Its new design is rich with new features and easier to navigate. You can even view your list and recipe box at the same time. How cool is that?

Check out ZipList’s SEVEN new features that will help save you time and money as you plan meals and shop.

#1) Your Grocery List and Saved Recipes in One View
Why? Stop flipping between your saved recipes and your shopping list. Quickly add recipes to your list and add other essentials (like paper towels) all in one place.
How? Visit our new half list, half recipes view on your desktop and tablet device each time you come to the site.

#2) Organize Your List, YOUR Way
Why? Organize items by store, party, project, or however you please to get in and out of the store faster.
How? Manage List Tags to create tags by how you like to organize the items on your list (ie: Publix, Rite Aid, Football party, etc). Then, when you add an item or recipe to your list, select a tag to stay organized.

#3) Cross Off Items from Your List
Why? Never forget a must-have item.
How? Check off an item from your grocery list too see it crossed off from your list. As soon as you need to delete it from the list completely, put it into the trash.

#4) Find Deals Where You Shop
Why? Save money on items you are going to buy.
How? Visit Local Deals to see deals at nearby stores. Add stores and a zip code to your Store Settings to only see deals at the stores where you shop. You will also see a $ icon on your list indicating there is a deal for an item on your list at a nearby store.

#5) Create Favorites of Items You Buy Every Week
Why? Save time by using the same grocery list over and over.
How? On your list, click the star next to an item to favorite it. Visit the Shop Smart page to view your favorites and quickly add them to your list.

#6) Sort the Ingredients on Your List by Recipe
Why? Always know which ingredients go with which recipes so you can meal plan on the go.
How? Within your List, order your list by ‘Recipes’.

#7) View Recent Recipes to see the recipes you’ve added to your list.
Why? Keep the recipes you’ve shopped for in one place so you know where to find them to make them again.
How? Visit the My Recent Recipes page in the Shop Smart section of the site.

Visit the new site and don’t forget to pick-up your own free version of ZipList’s FREE iPhone and Android apps. Anytime you add a recipe or item to your shopping list, ZipList syncs your app with your account, so you and whomever you share your list with are always up to date and never miss a thing.