August Foodie Pen Pal

It’s foodie pen pal time!!  I love getting the package and being surprised by the creative and wonderful food.  This month I received my package from The Twisted Kitchen. It was delicious!!

There was jam, honey and roasted nuts!!  So yummy!

And I sent my package over to Write Food.  If you want to see what I sent.

And now it’s time for some details about Foodie Penpals.  In case you’re a new reader, here’s a reminder of what the program is all about:

-On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal! 
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you are to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month. 
-Foodie Penplas is open to US & Canadian residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. We’ve determined things might get too slow and backed up if we’re trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa. 

If you’re interested in participating for July, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.

You must submit your information by July 4th as pairings will be emailed on July 5th!

*If you’re from somewhere besides the US, Canada or Europe and want to participate, send me an email and I’ll see if we get enough interest this month!

Fried Green Tomatoes- Guest Post from Supper For a Steal

Hi! I’m Lane from Supper for a Steal. I’m excited to be posting over here today and sharing something a little different than I typically blog about. Usually you can find me menu planning and creating recipes around the weekly Publix ad, but today I am sharing a recipe I love, fried green tomatoes.

I was a little worried that green tomatoes would be hard to find this late in the season, but I was at a local produce market over the weekend and saw some beautiful, huge, green beefsteak tomatoes.

Being a southern girl I love all fried foods and fried green tomatoes are such a guilty pleasure when we go out to eat. When I stumbled across Southern Living’s fried green tomato recipe and saw how simple the ingredients were I knew they would be making an appearance in my kitchen soon.

We like to dip these in jalapeno ranch dressing for a little kick. With all that extra buttermilk you will have you could whip up a quick batch yourself.

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#SundaySupper: Baked Egg with Mushrooms and Bacon

#Sunday Supper is a group of bloggers who are on a mission to bring back supper around the family table in every home.  This week the theme is quick and easy meals.

I live by myself.  Therefore, getting dinner on the table fast is a little bit different for me than some of the other blogs that are participating in this #SundaySupper.  However, I still want to get dinner on the table fast some nights and baked eggs are one of my favorite.  You can put whatever you want in it and they are really easy to make.  And only 15 minutes in the oven.

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The Weekly Dish: 8/25/2012

I am feeling a little jazzy today.  Therefore, I leave you with Sarah Vaugh- Lullaby of Birdland.

And now to the weekly dish!  Here are the recipes from this blog for the last week.

Delicious BBQ Ribs

Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake

Bloody Marys and Mimosas

Whole-Wheat Waffles

Hash browns

Here are the recipes from blogs I love.

Breakfast

Cappuccino Muffins from Baker Street

Main Dish

Baked Mac and Cheese from Dramatic Pancake

Homemade Corn Dog Bites from Whit’s A Muse Bouche

Drinks

Boozy Peaches and Cream Milkshakes from Savory Simple

Peach Daiquiris with Mint from Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide

Desserts

Blueberry Limoncello Pie with Sourdough Crust from Cake Duchess

Paletas de Arroz con Leche from Bon Appetempt

Snacks

Kitty Cat Homemade Treats from Cheap Ethnic Eatz

Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake

I had a brunch!!!  It was so much fun!!  OMG, even in my tiny apartment.  We were tight, but we all fit.  Even with the cats. :)  That is a picture of everyone in my kitchen.  According to my mom, a one butt kitchen!  Believe me, you do not want to cook with all those people in the kitchen.  I don’t think you could move!

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#Sunday Supper: Delicious BBQ Ribs

#SundaySupper is a group of bloggers who are on a mission to bring back supper around the family table in every home.  This week the theme is cooking with wine.

I love wine!!  When the Sunday Supper crew decided to do cooking with wine as their theme I was thrilled!

I searched online for recipes with wine.  I eventually stumbled upon a recipe for bbq ribs.  I was so excited!  I have never made ribs.

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The Weekly Dish: 8/18/2012

This is one of my favorite songs!  I have loved it for a long time.  I hope you enjoy it too!!  Alison Krauss and Union Station- Restless.

Here is the Weekly Dish!!  These are recipes from this blog for the past week.

Jam Muffins

Crab and Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms

Blueberry Nutella Sorbet

These are recipes from blogs I follow!

Breakfast

Portable Baked Oatmeal from Oh She Glows (I am going to make this ASAP!  I work early in the morning and this will make my life infinitely better!)

Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake from The Cutting Edge of Ordinary

Main Dish

Parmesan Chicken Fingers with Garlic Cheese Sauce from Pinch of Yum

Dessert

Butterscotch Roll-Up Cake from Vegetarian ‘Ventures

Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie from Eats Well With Others

Drinks 

Peach Limeade from Big Girls Small Kitchen