Saturday, June 24, 2017

Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party and Patriotic Features

It's almost the 4th of July and I am featuring patriotic ideas for this week's party!  Have a look and join in!

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Growing Up Gabel has another cute DIY craft for the 4th of July!

has an awesome cake just right for the 4th of July!

Sew Crafty Crochet is in the spirit with crocheted patriotic coasters.

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A Sprinkle of Joy has another patriotic goodie! 

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Funtastic Friday 132 and Summer Giveaway


Funtastic Friday 132 Link Party

Welcome to Funtastic Friday! It's summer, it's hot, and we are doing something different this weekend.  My husband, Ali Rose, our son Eric, granddaughter Kate, and myself are going to Ely and Baker, Nevada this weekend!  What's there you say?  A great old train to ride and Lehman Caves, part of the National Park Service.  I will have more info later.  We’re also looking for bloggers to help us host Funtastic Friday. If you’re interested, please get in touch with any of the party hosts.

I've teamed up with a few other bloggers to offer you the opportunity to win $300 in PayPal cash or a few other prizes!  Details here.

 Now, onto this week's party!
 Meet the hosts of Funtastic Friday
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DIY-how to do an engraved wood bakery sign
Bakery Sign @ Rever en couleur
Heidi and Sherry's favorites Heidi's favorite - Bakery Sign @ Rever en couleur Sherry's favorite - Firecracker Truffles {A Patriotic Dessert} @ A Sprinkle of Joy Angie and Debra favs Angie's favorite - Ikea Dining Table Hack @ Find It, Fix it or Build It Debra's favorite - Raspberry Mousse Tarts @ Cooking on the Front Burners Spiral Sparkler and Flag Cookies for Military Care Package #14 Donna & Liz's favorite - Spiral Sparkler and Flag Cookies Military Care Package #15 @ The Monday Box

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Seafood Salad Recipe

Featured at Miz Helen's Country Cottage Full Plate Thursday!

It is summer and it's often too hot to cook.  Actually, I can't cook much since we are still in the process of remodeling our kitchen.  Thank goodness for microwaves, InstaPots, and slow cookers!  

Here's a recipe that doesn't require any cooking at all.  I serve it with a side of French bread and butter and it's a pretty easy meal.


1 bag mixed salad greens (washed)
1 small jar green olives
2 to 3 stalks of celery (washed)
1 package Imitation Crab (I buy mine at the meat counter)
juice from green olives (above)
salt & pepper to taste

Slice the celery into thin slices (I usually slice mine down the middle vertically and then slice away).
Place the washed greens, celery, and green olives into a large serving bowl.  In separate mixing bowl place 1/2 to 1 cup mayo and 2 teaspoons of olive juice into bowl; stir lightly till mixed.  **I really don't measure these ingredients so just play with the amounts until you get the consistency that you want (should be consistency of 1000 Island dressing) and the amount you want on your salad**
Add black pepper to taste and lightly salt if you wish--with the olives I don't know that you need to add any.
Rinse the imitation crab meat off (I'm just weird about that) and then tear the chunks into smaller pieces and add to salad.  Lightly toss.
Serve immediately with French or Sourdough bread.  Yum!

Thanks for stopping by!

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