Top 12 of 2012

I have been MIA for a little while.  Sorry.  I was so busy with school and work and I just let the blog go.  BUT now it is a new year and I hope to come back to blogging on a more consistent basis.  I hope you had a great 2012 and will have an even better 2013!

Number 1- White Tea Blueberry Smoothie


Number 2- Slow-Roasted Turkey Breast


Number 3- Spicy Grilled Cheese


Number 4- Sage Salvation Tea


Number 5- Bird Nest Cookies


Number 6- Baked Breakfast Apples


Number 7- Thyme Mushroom Quinoa Saute


Number 8- Chamomile Cupcakes with Honey Glaze


Number 9- Chicken Chowder

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Number 10- Irish Carrot Potato Soup


Number 11- Tuna Melt Hot Sandwiches


Number 12-Breakfast Tart with Garlic, Mushrooms and Bacon


#cranberrylove: Cranberry Upside Down Cake

November is #cranberrylove month!!!  I am hosting this month.  In the past I have participaped in #figlove, #peachlove, #tomatolove, #icecreamlove, #pastalove, #berrylove, #greenslove, #chocolatelove.

I have been dying to make an upside down cake!  So, when I was looking for recipes for this month’s love blog hop and stumbled upon a cranberry upside down cake- I was hooked!  I also love bundt cakes, so I decided to put the cake in my bundt cake mold.  It makes everything prettier.  Don’t you think?

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The Weekly Dish: 10/27/2012

The election is coming!  And I found this interesting video to answer the question- “Why do we vote on Tuesday?”

And without further ado!  Here is the weekly dish!!  From this blog-

Chicken Chowder

Bacon-Wrapped Figs Stuffed with Asiago Cheese

Apple Dutch Baby

From blogs I follow-

Side Dish

Honey Cornbread Gruyere Muffins from Lovely Pantry

Twice Baked Sweet Potato Skins with Pecan Streusel from Closet Cooking

Main Dish

Southern Potato Soup from Amuse Bouche

Balsamic Beef Stew from Baked Bree


Irish Apple Dumplin’ from farmette

Banana Cake with Mocha Frosting and Salted Candied Peanuts from Eats Well With Others


Cider and Bourbon from Two Tarts

The Weekly Dish: 10/5/2012

It’s Banned Book Week!  Here is a list of the 10 most challenged titles of 2011.  Go read one!  Also, here is a wonderful video about censorship.

The Weekly Dish- here are recipes published on this blog from the past week.

Honey Macaroons

Sweet and Spicy Mushroom Stir Fry

Goat Cheese Penne Alfredo

Here are recipes from blogs I follow for the past week.

Side Dish 

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes from Elephant Eats

Butternut Squash Spiced Rice from Amuse Bouche

Main Dish

Spicy Southwest Pumpkin Soup from A Spicy Perspective

Crusty Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Sauce from Ezra Pound Cake

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup from Cooking Classy


Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins from Two Tarts

Roasted Banana Ice Cream from the faux martha


Hot Apple Pie from Cocktail Remedy

Pumpkin Pie Martini from Noshing with The Nolands

#SundaySupper: Honey Macaroons

#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 5 ingredients or less!

This weeks theme is 5 ingredients or less and I love that!  I love when I can cook with only a few ingredients and make something really yummy.  Not to mention it is cheaper (AND I can always use cheaper meals).  These were simple and fast.

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The Weekly Dish: 09/08/2012

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

Craisins and White Chocolate Chip Scones

Potato-Egg Skillet

Sausage Rissoles

Bacon Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Here are recipes from blogs I follow.

Main Dish

Goat Cheese Mac with Rosemary from 30 Pounds of Apples

Mushroom Burger from Macheesmo


Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch Granola from La Casa De Sweets

Pear, Raspberry and Goat Cheese Crostini from Cookie and Kate


Elephant Bread from Sprinkle Bakes

Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread from Cake Duchess

Garlic and Herb Flatbreads from Frugal Feeding


Blackberry Peach Pie from Eat Boutique

Nutella Brownie Cheesecake Bites from US Masala

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.


Cappuccino Muffins from Baker Street

Main Dish

Baked Mac and Cheese from Dramatic Pancake

Homemade Corn Dog Bites from Whit’s A Muse Bouche


Boozy Peaches and Cream Milkshakes from Savory Simple

Peach Daiquiris with Mint from Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide


Blueberry Limoncello Pie with Sourdough Crust from Cake Duchess

Paletas de Arroz con Leche from Bon Appetempt


Kitty Cat Homemade Treats from Cheap Ethnic Eatz

The Weekly Dish: 08/11/2012

I love this song!  I have been listening to it a lot lately, so I thought I should share it with you.

Here is the Weekly Dish!!  These are recipes posted on this blog last week.

Boozy Peach Raspberry Tea Ice Pops

American Flag Cream Cheese Tart

And these are recipes from blogs I follow!


Steel Cut Oats with Vanilla Poached Pears and Creamed Honey from 80 Breakfasts

Peach Jam Scones from Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide


Chocolate and Sweet Cream Marble Loaf from Pinch of Yum

Walnut Bread from Frugal Feeding

Peach, Cinnamon and Brown Butter Pull-Apart Bread from The Craving Chronicles

Main Dish

Mushroom Tikka Masala from US Masala


Riesling Cupcakes with Pear Mascarpone Frosting from Cupcake Project

Key Lime Cashew Cream Pie from Baker Bettie

Earl Grey Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream from Foodie with Family


Jameson Almond Old Fashioned from I am Simply Tia