September 18, 2009

Friday Link Love


I still haven't gotten through my RSS feed (Beginning to wonder if I ever will! ;oP) but I've got some great links to share with you, so let's get started!

Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy shared some Break Up Bars. I think we've all had our hearts broken at one point or another. Wish I had had these around way back when!

Who doesn't have a ton of zucchini lying around this time of year? So what to do with it? How about some Oven Fried Zucchini Crisps from Fab Frugal Food! Those look fabulous!

Sweet Nicks had two links that really caught my eye...Peanut Butter Cup Cookies and OMG 5-Minute Individual Potato Gratin. I'll take some of each!

Half Baked posted some awesome looking Hawk's Bars. Chocolate and caramel is always a hit with me!

Kalyn from Kalyn's Kitchen posted a wonderful looking Zucchini Bake with Feta and Thyme that gives you something else to do with those end of the season squash!

Two Peas and Their Pod made some homemade yogurt. If you have never tried homemade yogurt I highly recommend it! It's easy to make and the taste just can't be beat!

How many True Blood fans out there? (I am! I am!) Want to try Terry's Jailhouse Chili? Loving True Blood in Dallas shares a recipe for just that!

And last but not least The Hungry Mouse talks Braided Callah Bread. How great does that look?

What caught your eye this week?

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September 11, 2009

Friday Link Love


I haven't had time to read blogs again this week, BUT I did find some links that I liked via some of the people I follow on Twitter! Hopefully I'll get back to my lonesome little RSS feeds one of these days, but for now let's jump right in!

Ever heard of nut milks? I've heard of almond and cashew milk, but never peanut milk. Have cake, will travel shares a recipe for peanut milk. How fabulous does that look?

Tartlette posted a gluten-free Chocolate Truffle Tart that looked right up my alley! Jamison probably wouldn't touch this with a ten foot pole, but I've never met chocolate I didn't like!

Check out the New York Style Pizza posted by Kristen at Dine and Dish. Who says you can't have pizza at home?

I'm a huge fan of sweet potatoes. They are most likely one of my favorite foods! Vanilla Sugar posted a Sweet Potato Hash that I'm definitely going to be making soon!

Blueberries are also a personal favorite! How great do the Blueberry Cheesecake Muffins that Having Fun In the Kitchen shared look? Yum!

Meet Me in the Kitchen posted a recipe for Sesame-Chile Chicken with Gingered Watermelon Salsa that really looked like a fabulous summer time meal!

Check out Macheesmo's Baked Mashed Potato Dip...Oh my! How great does that look?

Now let's take a look at another blueberry link! No Fear Entertaining shared some Big and Bold Blueberry Muffins that look divine!

And last but not least chocolate and caramel are one of my favorite combos and Recipe Girl's Fudgy Caramel Brownies look like heaven on a plate to me!

What caught your eye this week?

And to round things up let's pause for a moment and remember today's sad history. 9/11 always brings me a day long sense of melancholy as I'm sure it does many of you as well. My thoughts go out to the families and friends who lost loved ones as this day is even harder for them. Take a moment some time today and pause to remember. It is important not to forget.

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September 4, 2009

Friday Link Love! Another Short Edition


Wow! Go! Go! Go! That's all I seem to do lately. I'm really hoping to catch up blog reading one of these days. That can happen right? ;oP But until then here are a few links I've actually read over the past couple of weeks. This is a very abbreviated Friday Link Love, but something is better than nothing!

First up pop over and take a look at the Blueberries and Cream Muffins from goodlife {eats}™! How fabulous do those look?

Half Baked shared a really great looking Cantaloupe Soup. I've always wanted to try something like this, but never have.

You all know I'm a huge fan of key lime. When I saw the Chocolate and Key Lime Cupcakes on No Fear Entertaining I almost wanted to lick the screen! Yum!

And that's it! Like I said, very short, but that's all I've read the past few weeks!

What has caught your eye lately?

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August 21, 2009

Friday Link Love (Short Version)


I just can NOT seem to catch up on my blog reading, but there are a few links I want to share with you this week, so let's get started!

First up I want you to go check out two links from The Brown Eyed Baker! Take a look at her Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Squares, because you know that I think cheesecake should be a food group of its own and also take a peak at her entry on how to make pastry cream. I've been thinking about pastry cream for days!

Next be sure and pop over to Two Peas and Their Pod and take a look at the S'Mores cookies. How fabulous do those look?

Kitchen Parade shared some really great looking fried bread. I don't think I would have thought of this myself, but I can't wait to try it all the same!

And last but not least be sure and stop over at Dragon's Kitchen and take a look at the Lemon Blueberry Cake. Yum!

What has caught your eye lately?

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July 31, 2009

Friday Link Love And A Heads Up About Next Week


First up let me take care of a little Dianne's Dishes "business". Next week I won't be posting recipes. It's Miss G's first week of 1st grade and we'll be busy doing 1st grade stuff! I should have lined up some guest bloggers, but in all my preparations for actual school work I didn't think of that! I had hoped to find some time to get some recipes up and ready to go ahead of time, but well that didn't happen either! So next week you'll get What's For Dinner? and possibly Friday Link Love...It will just depend on how the week goes! After that we should be in a routine and then I'll get back to the recipes!


Now let's get down to some Friday Link Love for today!

Dine and Dish is helping out with a fabulous cause...Cupcakes for Cancer! If you don't live in Kristen's area there are still ways you can contribute. Hop over and check it out! The sunflower cupcakes are gorgeous!

Tartlette shared some Myer Lemon & Sour Cream Donuts that really looked great! I'm going to have to actually take the leap and make donuts one of these days!

If you've been reading Dianne's Dishes for a while you'll know I'm a BIG fan of getting kids involved in the kitchen! Elana from Elan's pantry posted a great entry on Getting Your Children to Cook! Not only is cooking fun, it teaches kids valuable life lessons that they'll carry on to adulthood!

OK chocolate and peanut butter...You know I like that! When I saw these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Duos on Picky Palate my mouth began to water! Don't they look zen like? Sort of Yin and Yang? Yum!

Have you got squash and zuchini and don't know what to do with it? The Homesick Texan posted a really great looking Tex-Mex Squash Casserole that I'm really going to have to try!

My blog daughter Ingrid took one of my all time favorite flavors and made some Key Lime Pie Ice Cream! I've made Key Lime Ice Cream myself, but mine didn't have graham crackers. I'm going to have to try that! Looks delicious!

I love quiche. How about a quiche made with caramelized onions? Sound right up my alley! Check out goodLife {eats} and see Katie's Caramelized Onion Quiche.

And last but not least pop on over to the Mystery Lover's Kitchen and take a look at the Low Country Boil. That looks great!

What caught your eye this week?

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July 24, 2009

Friday Link Love


Katherine and the boys are coming over to play today and have lunch. So let's jump right in so we can get our playing groove started!

Pinch My Salt shared a great way to cook a butterflied chicken with her Grilled Chicken Under A Brick. I so need a grill!

The Barefoot Kitchen Witch posted a recipe entitled "Blueberry Boy-Bait". Sounds funny, but looks heavenly! I've never met a blueberry I didn't like!

Leslie from Definitely Not Martha talked about clean foods and posted a recipe for Grilled Chicken in Melon Bowls that really looked summery and fresh!

Maria from Two Peas and Their Pod blogged about Chocolate Chip Cookie Pretzel Bars. That sounds right up my alley!

Coleen from Coleen's Recipes posted a really neat looking Hot Soft Pretzel Recipe. I have yet to make soft pretzels, but I've always wanted to!

My blog daughter Teri posted a Lemon Bar Tart that really made me hungry! I love lemon bars! How great is it that she made them into a tart?

Shirley from Gluten Free Easily posted a fabulous looking Flourless, Gluten-Free Pizza that has a crust made with cream cheese! How neat is that?

Jenn from Jenn Cuisine made some Zucchini "Chips" that I'm really going to have to try!

And last but not least Gaby from What's Gaby Cooking made a really great looking Vegetable Frittata using fresh organic eggs. How fabulous does that look?

What caught your eye this week?

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July 17, 2009

Friday Link Love


Let's jump right in, shall we?

Pie and chocolate chip cookies all rolled into one? I'll take some of that! Check out Picky Palate's Hot Little Chocolate Chip Cookie Pies.

My blog daughter Ingrid shared a Peanut Butter Ganache Recipe. Now if you've been around Dianne's Dishes for a while you know that's one of my all time favorite combos! Can't wait to try this!

Sara's Cucina Bella posted a scrumptious looking Quick Chicken Parmesan recipe. I've always wanted to try my hand at making that at home, but never have.

French Onion Soup and Lasagna combined? Why not! Check out the French Onion Soup Lasagna recipe posted at Hugging the Coast.

How about a soup that utilizes the ingredients of a stuffed pepper? Check out the Stuffed Pepper Soup over at Chaos in the Kitchen. Yum!

Andrea from Andrea's Recipe shared these Campfire Pies that took me back to my childhood. It made me thinks of biscuits on a stick in the mornings over the fire while camping and roasted marshmallows for S'Mores at night. How fun!

Graham Crackers are another thing I've always wanted to try my hand at making, though never have. Check out the Graham Crackers the Purple Foodie made!

Zucchini and blueberries? Looks good to me! The Reluctant Vegetarian shared a Zucchini Blueberry Bread that really looks fabulous!

And sticking with the zucchini theme, did you see the Zucchini Apple Spice Muffins that Katie from goodlife {eats} posted? I'm definitely going to try these when my zucchini comes in!

What caught your eye this week?

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July 3, 2009

Friday Link Love


Let's jump right in!

Fresh tomatoes are starting to come in to season so why not play around with them? Over at The Adventures of Kitchen Girl she posted a Caprese Pie. How fabulous does that look?

Susan at Stick, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy posted a Crabby Corn Chowder that looks right up my alley!

Make your own Peppermint Patties? Sounds good to me! That's just what Nosh With Me did.

As you know I'm a big fan of chocolate and peanut butter. Dinner and Dessert shared some Gravatt Squares (aka Chocolate-Peanut Butter Squares) that look amazing!

Truffle ice cream? I'll take some of that! Kieran over at Ice Cream Ireland revisits a recipe from the past.

My blog daughter Teri posted a delicious looking Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole that I'm going to have to try soon!

Cheese and pasta...What's not to like? Hop over to What We're Eating and take a look at the Baked Rigatoni with Turkey Bolognese. Yum!

Strawberries and mint are such a fabulous combination. Why not make some limeade with that combination. That's just what The Sensitive Pantry did!

How about a cookie to round things up? Over at Picky Palate she posted Double Chipped Cookies Stuffed with 100 Grand...I think the title for that one says it all!

What caught your eye this week (or last)?

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June 19, 2009

Friday Link Love


Alexis and I are on the way into DC this morning to meet some friends from Tennessee, so let's get this party started because we have a train to catch! ;oP

Kristen at Dine Dish posted an Eggadilla recipe that caught my eye. I would never thought of making one, but it looks brilliant!

Anh from Food Lover's Journey posted a gorgeous looking Wasabi-Pea Flavored Sushi "Cake" with Salmon, Avocado and Cucumber. How fabulous is that? Now I'm craving sushi!

Susan at She's Becoming DoughMessTic posted a simple, yet neat cookie dough cupcake recipe that looks great!

Pound Cake...What's not to like? Go check out the version on Dinner and Dessert...It looks wonderful!

If you've been around Dianne's Dishes for a while you know that I have an ongoing love affair with goat cheese. This week over at Ice Cream Ireland Kieran shared an ice cream made out of goat cheese. Sounds fabulous to me! Now if someone would make a blue cheese ice cream and an Old Bay ice cream and I think I'd be set!

Speaking of blue cheese...Kalyn over at Kalyn's Kitchen shared her Blue Cheese Coleslaw. I'll definitely be making this soon!

I'm a big fan of quesadillas. Why not make a pie out of them? That's just what Elise at Simply Recipes did!

And last but not least Smitten Kitchen shared some Strawberry Dumplings...She had me at dumpling!

What caught your eye this week?

Now if you'll excuse me Miss G and I are off to hop on the Metro to catch up with some old friends and also to see the ruby slippers! How much fun is that?

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June 12, 2009

Friday Link Love


Let's jump right in today shall we?

Sam from Antics of a Cycling Cook posted a Creamy Seafood Tagliatelle with Asparagus that had me from the title, not to mention the picture! Looks fabulous!

Anne from Anne's Food blogged about Boeuf Bourguignon that looked delicious!

Last week Jamison and I were discussing gluten free angle food cake and how I need to see if I could come up with a version. Fruit Tart posted an adaptation of Alton Brown's angel food cake and it's gluten free! Her version looks really great!

Have rhubarb and strawberries and not sure what to do with them? Tartlette posted Strawberry and Rhubarb Pate De Fruit which are fruit paste candies. Yum!

Last week might have been Ice Cream week here at Dianne's Dishes, but that didn't stop me from finding an ice cream link that I found interesting. Amanda from What We're Eating posted Lemon Cheesecake Ice Cream. I'm going to have to try that one!

My blog daughter Teri posted Smashed-Down Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese. How great does that look? "Mom's" coming over for dinner! ;oP

Chaos in the kitchen posted a BLT Salad with Avocado and Blue Cheese Dressing. I'm going to try this soon!

Grown in Frederick posted an Asparagus Bacon Pizza that is making me hungry! What a great way to use the fresh asparagus that is coming in right now!

And finally check out Culinary Chick's "Dear John" letter to bread...So funny! She literally had me laughing out loud!

What caught your eye this week?

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May 29, 2009

Friday Link Love


Cooking With Amy posted a Chinese Noodles recipe that looked really fresh and delicious. Can't wait to try them!

The Gluten Free Girl shared a potato salad that really caught my eye!

Dad ~ Baker, Chef posted a Potato and a Cauliflower Gratin that looked right up my alley!

Picky Palate blogged BBQ Ranch Chicken and Cheddar Pizza Roll em' Ups. How fabulous do those look?

Heather at Randomosity and the Girl posted Chickpea Salad with Lemon and Parmesan that I'm definitely going to have to try!

You might not know this, but gingersnaps are one of my all time favorite cookies, though I've never actually made them myself. Simply Recipes posted a version that look superb!

What caught your eye this week?

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May 22, 2009

Friday Link Love


101 Cookbooks took Falafel to another level with Baked Sweet Potato Falafel. That I'm going to have to try!

How does sausage and cheese sound within a biscuit? Sounds good to me! Baker's Banter did just that!

Garret from Vanilla Garlic shared his version of Egg Drop Soup on Simply Recipes. I've always wanted to make this soup, but never have. His version looks wonderful!

Once it starts getting warm outside I start thinking about tomatoes! For the Love of Food shared a Homemade Canned Pico de Gallo that makes me think of summer!

If you're planning a cook out for Memorial day on Monday Kitchen Parade shared Ten Tips For Better Burgers that might come in handy!

Nella from Peckerwood Gravy (one of my blog daughters!) posted a recipe for Orange Carrots that really intrigued me. I've never had the combination, but once I saw her put it together it made perfect sense. Can't wait to try these!

Ingrid (also one of my blog daughters!) from 3 B's .... Baseball, Baking, & Books blogged about Lemon Curd & Mascarpone Shots that made my mouth water! I'm a big fan of lemon!

Teri (my newest blog daughter!) from Make a Whisk and Glenna from A Fridge Full of Food are inspiring me to try my hand at Cashew Chicken. Do either you do take out? ;oP

I have no clue how to pronounce this one, but One Perfect Bite shared Circassian Chicken - Cerkez Tavugu that looks amazing!

Under the High Chair posted Chocolate Banana Pancakes that made me want to get in the kitchen! I've never had a chocolate pancake, but I'm not sure why. They look great!

What caught your eye this week?

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May 15, 2009

Friday Link Love


Gluten A Go Go shared a Sunflower Honey Bran Bread that looked really fabulous!

Judy from No Fear Entertaining posted Chicken Pastel Azteca that made my mouth water!

While I had never heard of Cemita, Homesick Texan's post entitled "How to make a Cemita" convinced me I needed to try it!

Diane over at Napa Farmhouse shared a method for making limoncello that looks amazing!

Kayln over at Kayln's Kitchen made a Lentil Salad with Green Olives, Red Bell Pepper, Green Onion, and Greek Oregano that I'm definitely going to have to try soon!

Megan from My Baking Adventures posted a Mexican Pot Roast that I wish I had seen before I put my own pot roast in the slow cooker this morning. It looks amazing!

I've always wondered about people who are threatened by an organic garden myself and have actually had people comment on how bad they are and why I was wrong to have one of my own. I simply laughed this off, but Barbara Damrosch writes up a very interesting article over at Kitchen Gardeners International concerning the very topic.

Karina at Karina's Kitchen made a mayo free Snappy Crunchy Coleslaw that looks right up my alley!

What caught your eye this week (or last!)?

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May 1, 2009

Friday Link Love


It's Friday! TGIF! So you know what that means...It's time for some link love!

Elana's Pantry shared a Flourless Chocolate Banana Cake that I think I may and try to sneak past Jamison. He'll say he wouldn't like it, but I think he just might! I know I would!

Anne's Food blogged about a quick and easy Pita Pizza that looked fabulous!

Sarah's Cucina Bella presented Fabulous Asiago Pepper Steak Fries that literally make me want to go start cooking now! I think I'm going to make a batch this weekend.

I think I must have pizza on the brain, because I loved the post on Two Peas and Their Pod entitled Artisan Bread in Five Pizza Party!

Vegan Yum Yum shared Potato Salad Two Ways and they both look great!

I love dark, brown breads and this week Smitten Kitchen shared her version of Russian Black Bread! This is definitely on the to bake soon list!

Karina over at Karina's Kitchen posted a fabulous how to on how to go gluten free!

Kitchen Mage made Pomegranate Limoncello Sorbet that really caught my eye!

And last but not least my new blog daughter Teri shared a very ingenious Fried Macaroni and Cheese! I must admit I wouldn't have thought of this, but the pictures alone sold me on the idea! Yum!

What caught your eye this week?

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April 24, 2009

Friday Link Love


Alexis and I have a busy day ahead. Katherine and the boys are coming over so the kids can run all over the side of the mountain, before it goes from cold (earlier this week) to nice today to hot as Hades this weekend! I hope they run and run and run and did I mention run? And then tire themselves out! ;oP I had meant to write this up last night, but well we talked about what my day was like yesterday and it just didn't happen and I'm writing it up this morning!

Anyway, let's jump right in shall we?

Did you know that Amazon has a food blog? Well they do and they shared two recipes for lemon pasta dishes, one from Mario Batali for Fettuccini Al Limone, and the other from the Moosewood Cafe for Creamy Lemon Pasta! All I can say is yum! You can see them both here.

Alexis loves the movie Ratatouille . Ever since I saw the movie I've wanted to make the dish, but it's one of those things I keep forgetting. Anyone else have that problem? Forgetting and then going on to something else. Oh wait!...I'm doing it again! ;oP Anyway Vegalicious posted a Garlic Baguette with Ratatouille that brought the idea back to the forefront! Alexis has been wanting to try eggplant, so maybe we'll make some Ratatouille!

Half Baked shared a Rustic Apple Tart that looks right up my alley! I adore things with apple!

I love King Aruther Flour Company and I love to see what they are baking up in their test kitchen! How about some Fudgies? Yes please, with some milk!

When I finally get to make my maiden voyage to Ireland (and trust me I'm going to one day soon!) one of my first stops is going to be Murphy's Ice Cream in either Killarny or Dingle or both! Until I do make it over there however I read several Irish food blogs including Kieran Murphy's Ice Cream Ireland. Who is Kieran Murphy? Sean and Kieran Murphy are the brothers who started Murphy's Ice Cream and recently on Ice Cream Ireland he shared Dark Chocolate Ice Cream! I think I like most anything Dark Chocolate, and most definitely ice cream!

Coleen's Recipes shares a pasta salad that uses Homemade Ranch Dressing, and not homemade in opening the packet and making it with buttermilk, sour cream and mayo, homemade as in made from scratch! I can't wait to try that!

Fruit Tart shared an adaptation of American Black Forest Cake. Chocolate and cherries...You can't go wrong there!

If you've know me for very long, or read Dianne's Dishes over time, you know I'm a HUGE fan of cheesecake! Culinary in the Desert Country shared a Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake that looks to die for!

Over at Del Sister's Kitchen they blogged about Zebrobrownies that look fabulous! I'll take some of those!

I go through stages with bananas....Sometimes I can't get enough of them, then others I can go months without touching one! Right now I'd be in the loving them stage. When I saw the TriniGourmet's “Set the House on Fire” Banana Cream Pie I had to convince myself not to lick my screen! ;oP Yum!

What caught your eye this week?

Now if you'll excuse me I'm going downstairs to make a tomato salad for lunch and get ready for my youngest nephew's delicious hair. I mean seriously...He's just too cute. I wish I could show you a picture, but I won't. Oh well. You'll just have to take my word for it! ;oP Just picture a fuzzy little head with hair sticking up all over it as if it you had rubbed a balloon all over his head. It just points up and refuses to lie down and it's just adorable!

I'm off! Have a fabulous Friday everyone! TGIF!

Update: 10:08 PM: My sister and I discussed it and decided we'd show you Grant's hair...We just won't show you his face! ;oP


Seriously though is that an adorable 'do or what??

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April 17, 2009

Link Love Friday


Let's jump right in today shall we?

The Cycling Cook posted an amazing Jamaican Jerk Chicken! I must admit I've never actually tried Jerk Chicken, but I've always wanted to and this one look amazing!

Coffee and Vanilla shared some gorgeous Traditional Polish Easter Eggs Dyed in Onion Shells!

Cooking With Amy had some amazing Passover Sweet Potato Gnocchi to help celebrate.

What Geeks Eat presented an Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake and claimed it wasn't pretty, but it looks good to me! ;o)

How about some Banana Bundt Cake? Big City, Little Kitchen has one that looks fabulous!

Words to Eat by had a Hail Mary Pasta that looks right up my alley!

What caught your eye this week?

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April 10, 2009

Friday Link Love (With Easter Links Too!)


First up I want to share a few of my Easter links for last year and the year before in case anyone is looking for some ideas for this weekend! Then we'll get on to some link love around the blogosphere!

Like Peeps? Check out my version of Easter Marshmallows!

Have some left over ham you want to play around with? Why not make a Cheesy Ham Bake?

In the mood for cookies? How about some Easter sugar cookies?

What's Easter without the Perfect Easter Egg?

Or how about a chocolate egg??

Easter Bunny cupcakes are always a hit!

Or what about some deviled eggs or egg salad to use up those Easter eggs!

Now let's get down to some things that caught my eye around the web this week!

Maris from In Good Taste shared a Spinach & Artichoke Fritatta that looked fabulous!

The Feast Within posted her Mom’s Macaroni Salad that literally had me drooling at my screen!

Two Peas and Their Pod took Monkey Bread and made it into muffins!

Hugging the Coast has some ideas for Easter.

Kalyn from Kalyn's Kitchen has another idea for deviled eggs...How does Shrimp and Wasabi (or Dijon) Deviled Eggs sound?

Want to make your own Twix bars? Head on over to My Baking Adventures and Megan will show you how!

Gluten A Go Go teaches you how to make your own gluten free bean flours!

What caught your eye this week?

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April 3, 2009

Friday Link Love


Let's jump right in today shall we?

Alice Q. Foodie makes a mouth watering Homemade Caesar Salad!

Taste and Tell serves up a Sweet "No Sesame" Chicken that looks right up my alley!

One of my blog daughters Nella made her husband's favorite Oatmeal Sugar Cookies...I think Alexis would love those!

Ruth from Ruth's Kitchen Experiments made a Rainbow Cake for Taste and Create that looks like a lot of fun!

Cooking for Seven has a fabulous looking Devil's Food Cake!

Dine and Dish had a Broccoli and Chicken Noodle Soup that makes me want to pull out my stockpot and start cooking!

I have to admit I can take it or leave it, but I think it's really neat that Cook & Eat has a DIY Nutella to share!

Bittersweet shares a Matzah Toffee that looks amazing!

And finally Anne's Food shared a Creamy Bacon Pesto Pasta that I'm going to have to try!

What caught your eye this week?

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March 20, 2009

Friday Link Love


I had it in my head that the first day of spring was tomorrow, but it turns out it is today instead! Despite the fact that it is cold and my allergies are already bugging me, I hardily welcome spring this year! So Happy Spring everyone and enjoy the Vernal Equinox!

Now let's get to some link love!

Think you can't have Girl Scout cookies if you can't eat gluten? Why not make your own? That's just what Totally Together Journal did when they made Gluten Free Thin Mints!

Nummy Kitchen made a really cute shamrock pizza to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day!

One Perfect Bite tells you how to make your own Irish Cream Liqueur. (Note: This page appears to have music on it so just a heads up.)

Cooking Quest made some fabulous looking No Knead Honey Whole Wheat Bread.

The Obama's plan to have a kitchen garden at the White House this year! What a fabulous idea! It would appear, that like myself, beets are not a favorite though! ;oP

Airy Fairy Cupcakes talks some homemade vanilla extract. I made a few batches two years ago for Christmas presents. I made quart sized canning jars of vanilla extract for close friends and family and pint sized for those that I wanted to share a little something with. You'd be surprised how easy it is, how much cheaper it is per volume, etc. Plus the taste is fabulous! I haven't bought vanilla extract from the store since I made that batch!

And finally Kitchen Parade shares some yummy sounding yeast rolls!

What caught your eye this week (or last!)?

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March 6, 2009

Friday Link Love


Before we get into the Link Love today, let's make an announcement....

Next week I have some Guest Bloggers lined up with some fabulous recipes to share with you. Their recipes really are just wonderful! So be sure and stop by and see what they have cooking up. Also make sure to stop over at their sites too because they have some fabulous recipes of their own there as well!

I'll be back on March 16th with some new recipes of my own! Until then though I hope you have a fabulous week!

Now let's get down to some Link Love!

I'd never heard of mochi before, but Karen made a delicious looking version over at Do Better!

Picky Palate blogged some Ranch House Crock Pot Pork Chops with Parmesan Mashed Potatoes that literally made my mouth water!

I love to make cheese, but I haven't gotten around to actually making ricotta yet. Heather from Randomosity and the Girl did though and it looks great!

Alice Q. Foodie paired two of my favorite things to make Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting. I think most people are going to like that combo!

Ingrid at 3 B's....Baseball, Baking, & Books took a stab at Ina's Double Chocolate Layer Cake and I'm definitely going to have to try that recipe!

Gluten Free Girl made some Salisbury Steaks, that made me want to rethink my stance on the dish. I've never really been a fan of that type of steak, but she made the dish look fabulous!

Stone Soup offered up Crispy Flatbread & Zucchini Salad with Tuna that immediately made me think of spring!

Rachel at Coconut and Lime had another spring like recipe with Shrimp, Artichoke and Mushroom Pasta that I'm definitely going to have to try!

What caught your eye?

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February 27, 2009

Friday Link Love


Smitten Kitchen revisits her soft pretzels. I've always wanted to make pretzels from scratch, but never have. I might just have to give these a swing! I love soft pretzels, or perhaps this is the part where I should admit that I eat them mostly for the excuse to eat mustard! They are still fabulous all on their own though! ;oP

Wild Yeast has two ways to make roasted potato bread. She had me at roasted potato and bread!

Hugging the Coast had some fabulous links to help celebrate Fat Tuesday!

Ms. Gourmet at Gourmet Worrier made a fabulous looking Almond and Chocolate Pie. made some Flakey South-Indian Flatbread. I've never made flatbread, but I've always wanted to try! That seems to be the case with a lot of things I've stumbled upon this week!

My interest this week seemed to be very bready it would seem! My next link is from Kalyn at Kalyn's Kitchen. She made a 100% Whole Wheat Bread with Oats, Bran, and Flax Seed Bread in her bread machine that looked fabulous!

How about a S'more Cupcake? Tracey's Cullinary Adventures had just that! Yum!

Yet another bread link...This one from Bruno's Dream! He blogged about a Sourdough Boule that looked heavenly!

Dispensing Happiness made honest to goodness Butterscotch for Wartime Wednesdays! I may make a batch of this to take on our trip in a couple of weeks!

Hot of the Garlic Press made some Sinful Caramel and Coconut Bars...I think that title says it all for that one folks!

What caught your eye this week?

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February 20, 2009

Friday Link Love


Dani Spies has a fabulous looking Red Snapper Veracruz that I'm dying to try!

Ever wanted to make some vegan peanut butter cookies? Notes From The Vegan Feast Kitchen made some that look fabulous!

Mixed Salad Annie has a Reduced-Fat Spinach and Turkey Lasagna that makes me want lasagna...Like now! ;oP

Karen at Do Better made some really cute fruit kabobs that would be so fun at your next party or get together!

One of my favorite times of the year is when Clementines start to come into season! The season is almost over, but you can still find them here and there. Vegan Yum Yum has a Candied Clementine Cake that looks great!

Definitely Not Martha makes up some Ham and Cheddar Chicken Rolls that I think I'll have to try soon!

Susan at She's Becoming DoughMesstic took the Devils Food White Out Cake for Tuesdays with Dorie to a whole new level! Seriously...That is one gorgeous cake!

The Culinary Sherpas make Strawberry Farmer's Cake that looks as good as I'm sure it tastes!

What caught your eye this week?

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February 13, 2009

Friday Link Love


I have often wanted to try to make croissants, but I just have never gotten around to it however! Di at Di's Kitchen Notebook did though and they look heavenly!

Girls Scout cookies come around once a year, but what if you want to make your own Samoas? Baking Bites tells you how!

I'm usually not a fan of bread pudding, but Cook Sister! has a fabulous looking Savoury Caprese Bread & Butter Pudding that I don't think I'd be able to say no to!

Who says pumpkin has to be just for Fall? Dine and Dish shares a scrumptious looking pumpkin muffin!

Dispensing Happiness revisits some creepy looking spider cookies that are just too cute for words! I think Miss G and I may just have to try those come October!

Ice Cream Ireland has some fabulous kanten raspberry cubes that I think would be fun to try with blueberries!

What caught your eye this week (or last) ;oP?

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January 30, 2009

Friday Link Love


Potato Slabs? Um...Yes please! Check out the recipe from Amber of Amber's Delectable Delights!

I adore truffles. There is just something fabulous about their creamy, fudginess (and yes I just made that word up!) that just makes the world disappear for a few minutes while you enjoy their lusciousness. Elana's Pantry has a Chocolate Chili Truffle entry that makes me want to try them. Did I mention the chocolate blue cheese truffles I read about? Who says you can't have a little adventure with your food?

She had me at pancetta and olives! Check out Susan over at Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy and her Roast Chicken with Pancetta and Olives!

Maria from Two Peas and Their Pod makes a great looking Hunan Chicken with Chow Mein Noodles and Vegetables!

Ever been curious about preserving lemons? Winos and Foodies have an entry up about just that...They also have links to several other sites that have tried it too.

I've heard of Deep Fried Ravioli, but I've never tried it. The Hungry Mouse makes hers look fabulous!

This is one I'm definitely going to have to try! Debbie at Words To Eat By makes Bert’s Best Blueberry Oatmeal Bars. I bet Alexis would love those, not to mention me!

What caught your eye this week?

P.S. Check back this afternoon for Triple Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting to help celebrate my 2nd blogaversary! You won't want to miss those!

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January 23, 2009

Friday Link Love


Chocolate and peanut butter...What's not to like? Check out the Peanut Butter Chocolate Muffins from the Del Sister's Kitchen.

She had me at gingerbread! Take a look at the Gingerbread Waffles from Anne's Food.

I love the idea of flourless cakes and brownies. Ruth's Kitchen Experiments has a recipe from Nigella for Flourless Chocolate Brownies with Strawberry. I'm going to have to try those!

How gorgeous is this bread from Fairy Cake Heaven?

Why not try Obama's Chili from Antics of a cycling cook?

Want to make your own sports drink? For the Love of Food tells you how!

Why not spice things up a little bit with some Red Beans and Rice from Muffin Top?

Check out Talk of Tomatoes' "Secret Lasagna Recipe"!

Prime Rib Sushi? Why not!?!? Take a look at the idea from What We're Eating!

What caught your eye this week?

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January 16, 2009

Friday Link Love


Want to see the recipes for the menu for President Obama's Inauguration lunch? has them for you!

Glenna from A Fridge Full of Food offers up a very scrumptious looking Chicken Scallopini, Roasted Vegetables, and Blini.

Nosh With me has a very yummy looking Cookies and Cream Fudge that I think I'm going to have to try!

Diane from Napa Farmhouse 1865 wants to know if you make your own salad dressings?

Dianne from A Stove With A House Around It makes a very fabulous looking Spiced Chickpea and Tomato Soup that intrigues me.

Mimi on the Move made some amazing looking honey shortbread cookies. My dad is a beekeeper so I have a ready supply of honey. I'm going to have to make these!

Motherhood is Not for Wimps has a Three-hour Red Chile Sauce to share.

How about some Buttermilk Barley Bread from Feeding My Enthusiasms.

I love avocados so I knew when I saw the Savory Avocado Spread from Elana's Pantry I would have to try it...Yum!

So there is a little of what has grabbed my attention this week. Did you see anything you liked?

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January 9, 2009

Friday Link Love


The Folks over at Baker's Banter made an excellent looking Callah earlier this week. For those of you who don't know this is the blog from the test kitchens at King Arthur Flour.

Megan over at My Baking Adventure takes a crack at the famous Baked Brownie.

Heather from Randomosity and the Girl takes on Appetizers!

Susan from Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy celebrates the one year anniversary of Tuesday's with Dorie and bakes up the weekly recipe of the French Pear Tart in spectacular fashion!

Deb's back at with a fabulous looking corn and potato chowder!

Ingird at 3 B's...Baseball, Baking, & Books bakes up some wonderful looking White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars, though I think I'd go with strawberry or blueberry instead! ;oP

Nella from Peckrwood Gravy Company bakes under duress and makes a Quick Apple Strudel that had me from hello!

And Erin from Dinner and Dessert made a very scrumptious looking Hidden Berry Cream Cheese Torte from Dorie.

Those are my links for this week. If you see something you think I should take a look at during the week drop me an e-mail! Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

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