Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy 2012!
Here is a list of some favorite recipes from the year from some of my favorite blogs!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

blogging my way...Back To The Land: Let's Get This Party Started!!

blogging my way...Back To The Land: Let's Get This Party Started!!: I'm sooo excited to be back to blogging and what better way to begin than with a HUGE giveaway?! I've been planning this for months and now ...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway!

Check out this great KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway! You can actually even pick your color

@ hey what's for dinner mom. Head on over and enter and wish her a Happy Blogiversary!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Ultimate Easy Bake Oven Giveaway!

Yes, there is a new easy bake oven -the ultimate one- with NO lightbulb!
This would make a wonderful gift for someone on your list and there is a chance to win one!!!
Go to the Not So Blog to enter the fantastic giveaway!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Fantastic Kitchenaid Mixer Giveaway

I have always wanted a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer and now there is a chance to win one! What a wonderful surprise for Christmas! I feel I would be a much better baker with an actual mixer rather than my hand mixer (which is rather weak and left me with a stuck mess when I last attempted to make pizzelles as the mixer literally got stuck in the batter). This mixer is a 7 quart and worth $550. Go to Momspotted to win this incredible Kitchenaid Stand Mixer. Be sure to share the giveaway!
Good Luck.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fantastic Baked Pesto Chicken
Always looking for more chicken recipes, and this is so easy and wonderful I had to share! I love pesto and if you have left over basil from the garden this is a perfect way to enjoy it. I found this scrumptious recipe at Kaylns Kitchen,so head over to get the recipe and start cooking!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Make Ahead Greek Pasta Salad

This is my favorite pasta salad. It is called "Make Ahead Greek Pasta Salad" because you really do need to make it ahead. This is best served after having chilled for 24 hours. It is a simple and oh so flavorful salad that is great as a side dish or even as a meal. Note: if you don't like vinaigrette type dressings, then you will not like this salad because the vinegar taste really comes through (Which is what gives this pasta a great kick and Greek flavor). I love it! 
1/2    cup             olive oil
  • 1/4    cup             red wine vinegar
  • 1/4    cup             white balsamic vinegar (be sure it is white or will discolor your salad)
  • 1 1/2 tspns          garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tspns          dried basil
  • 1 1/2 tspns          dried oregano
  • 3/4    tspn           ground black pepper
  • 3/4    tspn           white sugar
  • 1       box            tricolor rotini pasta
  • 3       cups           fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 15                      grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1       cup            sliced red bell peppers
  • 3/4    cup            crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2    cup            chopped scallion
  • 1 (4 ounce) can    whole pitted black olives

  • Directions:
  • In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegars, garlic powder, basil, oregano, black pepper, and sugar. 
  • Add cooked pasta, mushrooms, tomatoes, red peppers, feta cheese, scallion, and olives. 
  • Toss until evenly coated. 
  • Cover, and chill overnight, occasionally stirring.
  • Enjoy!