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Monday, March 30, 2015

You're Gonna Love It~Last Party of March Edition

What??  March is nearly over already?  Where did it go?  I do know that the weather is definitely March-like here! 70's one day, snow the next, and then back to sunshine and warmth.  I'd really like to be able to put my winter clothes away but I never know what tomorrow will bring!  One thing I never put away is, my party dress!  Let's get this fun party started so I can see all your creativity!
 It's Time For 
The Features of the Week
Last week's most viewed links was from Our Secondhand Home
This is the before of Bonnie's Master Bathroom Nightmare. The after is just stunning!  That Bonnie is not afraid of color and it totally works for this room!! 

I choose my pick of the week because my all time favorite cereal in the whole wide world is Lucky Charms!
Sarah from the Gold Lining Girl had me drooling as soon as I saw this photo for White Chocolate Lucky Charms Blondies! Now I can have my favorite dessert breakfast without a bowl and milk!!

If you have been featured here, or over at my fabulous co-hort Kim's blog, (she has a different Pick of the Week so go check it out...was it you?) make sure to grab an I've Been Featured button here.

Just a reminder: IF you follow me on Facebook you get first notice of this party going live each week.  Plus, I share some pretty funny and awesome stuff on my page too!

Now, are you ready to party??
Feel free to link up anything you have created (recipes, decor, crafts, written or photographed). Anything you are so proud of you just gotta share it with others. 

You can follow Kim and I on social media, but it is not required. (We want you to follow us because you want to, not because you have to.)
KimFacebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram / Google+
Kathe: Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram / Google+

We would love it if you would link back in some way so that others come and party with us. Either grab the party button or add my blog link to your post or on your blog party page. But again, it's not required.
The Kim Six Fix
As always, the links are in random order so that your submission(s) gets a great chance of getting seen!

The party starts now!



Sunday, March 29, 2015

Almost a Dozen Easy Deviled Eggs Recipes

With three kids I remember my mom having to boil up at least three dozen eggs each year for us kids to decorate and she and my dad to hide. Even with a house of five, that's a lot of eggs!  By the time Easter was over, we were pretty sick of hard boiled eggs!  She did make some up as deviled eggs but she only knew of one way to make them. Yolk, mayo, salt and pepper. Not a whole lot going on there. That is why I am sharing with you some easy, full of flavor, deviled egg recipes so that you are not left to the same fate!  
Lemon Herb Deviled Eggs from Brittany's Pantry
Deviled Eggs With Ranch Dressing from Mom vs The Boys
Protein Packed Deviled Eggs from How To Have It All
Salsa Deviled Eggs from Simply Stacie
Easy & Delicious Deviled Eggs from The Kitchen Wife
Super Bowl Deviled Eggs from My Turn For Us
Jen's Deviled Eggs from Cooking With Libby
Low Carb Paleo Bacon Deviled Eggs From Peace, Love & Low Carb
Deviled Eggs With Avocado from Cooking On The Front Burner
Jalepeno Deviled Eggs from {Home-ology} modern vintage

There you have it, almost a full dozen deviled egg recipes to take you from ordinary and bland to the most requested at the next get-together! Now tell me, how do you like your deviled eggs?

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Pepperoni & Asparagus Crepes With Hormel Pepperoni

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Pepperoni & Asparagus Crepes With Hormel Pepperoni
Ah Spring!  My favorite season of the year is finally here in Colorado.  Oh the mountains will still get some snow but here in the city, we are reviling in the warmer temperatures and ample sunshine.  
Pepperoni & Asparagus Crepes With Hormel Pepperoni
Another Spring favorite of mine is the food! Asparagus has hit the vegetable shelves at the store and I just had to grab a bunch. I also picked up a pillow pack of Hormel Pepperoni slices. We love pepperoni slices to just snack on sometimes and they are great to have on hand to add to other recipes like spaghetti or homemade pizza.

I love to surprise Mr. B with a fresh seasonal breakfast every now and then and when I made these awesome Pepperoni & Asparagus Crepes with Hormel Pepperoni a few weekends ago, he visibly swooned!
Pepperoni & Asparagus Crepes With Hormel Pepperoni
They are so light and fresh and so easy to make. I added a simple fruit salad cup with an orange & honey sauce to pour over it.
Pepperoni & Asparagus Crepes With Hormel Pepperoni
The recipe may seem time consuming but really, it's not at all!  You can be prepping the asparagus, the hollandaise sauce and fruit salad while the crepe batter has time to chill for an hour.
I just sprinkle the asparagus with some olive oil and salt and pepper and roast at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or so.
Pepperoni & Asparagus Crepes With Hormel Pepperoni
I then gather the fixin's for the fruit salad and dressing.  Use whatever fruit suits your family. We kind of like them all this time of year. Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, grapes, bananas and oranges went into mine.
Pepperoni & Asparagus Crepes With Hormel Pepperoni
The hollandaise sauce is super easy too.  Just cook it on low and stir it constantly.  Unless you are going for scrambled eggs, don't rush it by turning up the heat.
Pepperoni & Asparagus Crepes With Hormel Pepperoni
To make the crepes you need an 8" saute pan.  Lightly grease (I use butter, cuz, well, butter!) and heat on the medium setting of your burner. Pour in about a 1/4 cup of batter and lift and tilt the pan to get an even coating. Cook until the top looks dry and then turn it over to cook for another 15-20 seconds.  Remove and keep it warm. Repeat with the remaining batter, buttering up the skillet as needed.
Pepperoni & Asparagus Crepes With Hormel Pepperoni
To assemble, first take some of your Hormel Pepperoni slices and layer down the middle.  How much or how little you use is up to you but I like two good rows myself.
Pepperoni & Asparagus Crepes With Hormel Pepperoni
Next, layer on some stalks of the cooked asparagus.
Pepperoni & Asparagus Crepes With Hormel Pepperoni
And top with shredded mozzarella cheese.
Pepperoni & Asparagus Crepes With Hormel Pepperoni
Roll them up and place in a greased baking dish. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.
Pepperoni & Asparagus Crepes With Hormel Pepperoni
Top with the hollandaise sauce and serve.  Savory yet oh so light!  The perfect Spring weekend breakfast! I even pulled out my favorite Spring dishes to serve on. Cuz I am all about that Spring! 
Pepperoni & Asparagus Crepes With Hormel Pepperoni
Now, I've shared my unique recipe using Hormel Pepperoni, I'd love to hear how you use pepperoni! Leave a comment sharing your most creative use of pepperoni in your family's favorite recipes. Get more great ideas by following HORMEL PEPPERONI on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

Pepperoni & Asparagus Crepes With Hormel Pepperoni

by Kathe @ Kathe With An E

Ingredients (Serves 2)

For The Crepes
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons flour
  • 24 asparagus spears, roasted
  • 48 Hormel Pepperoni Slices
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
For The Hollandaise Sauce
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Instructions:

For The Crepes

Combine water and egg in a blender; cover and process until blended. Add flour and process until blended. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.

Heat a lightly buttered 8-in skillet over medium heat. Pour 1/4 cup of the batter into the center of the skillet; lift and tilt the skillet to coat the pan evenly. Cook until the the top looks dry; turn over and cook an additional 15-20 seconds longer. Remove and keep warm. Repeat with remaining batter, adding butter to the skillet if needed.

Place 12 Hormel Pepperoni slices down the center of each crepe in two layers, layer 6 asparagus spears on top of the pepperoni slices. Top with 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese.

Place seam side down in a greased baking dish and bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.

For The Hollandaise Sauce

In a small saucepan, whisk egg yolks and water. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thickened and coats the back of a spoon or until the temperature reaches 160 degrees. 

Whisk in the butter, lemon juice and cayenne. Pour over warm crepes and serve immediately.
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Orange-Honey Dressing For Fruit Salad

by Kathe @ Kathe With An E
Ingredients (1/2 Cup)
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
Instructions:

In a small bowl whisk until smooth, orange juice, honey and lemon juice. Pour over fruit and serve.
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Monday, March 23, 2015

You're Gonna Love It!

Oh boy have we been enjoying some nice weather here a mile high! Spring has definitely arrived!  I know some are still getting winter weather and I sure hope that ends for you soon! I know what would perk up your spirits!  A party! A link party even! Right here, right now!


It's Time For 
The Features of the Week
A Cultivating Nest had the most viewed link last week
If you need some Spring crafting inspiration, Manuela has a whole post full of budget friendly ideas!

When I saw my top pick, I showed Mr. B and we both agreed, totally cool!!
Amy at Her Tool Belt rocked this one right out of hyperspace with this Star Wars inspired shelf she created! Mr. B is still thinking of where he can put one in our house (the bedroom is off limits FYI!)!

If you have been featured here, or over at my fabulous co-hort Kim's blog, (she has a different Pick of the Week so go check it out...was it you?) make sure to grab an I've Been Featured button here.

Just a reminder: IF you follow me on Facebook you get first notice of this party going live each week.  Plus, I share some pretty funny and awesome stuff on my page too!

Now, are you ready to party??
Feel free to link up anything you have created (recipes, decor, crafts, written or photographed). Anything you are so proud of you just gotta share it with others. 

You can follow Kim and I on social media, but it is not required. (We want you to follow us because you want to, not because you have to.)
KimFacebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram / Google+
Kathe: Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram / Google+

We would love it if you would link back in some way so that others come and party with us. Either grab the party button or add my blog link to your post or on your blog party page. But again, it's not required.
The Kim Six Fix
As always, the links are in random order so that your submission(s) gets a great chance of getting seen!

The party starts now!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Welcoming Spring Tablescape

Ah Spring!  My favorite season of the year! I could not wait to set a Spring tablescape to welcome you into our home!
Welcoming Spring Tablescape
I wanted to greet Spring with all of the colors of the season. Bright colors and pastels all seemed appropriate.
Welcoming Spring Tablescape
I started with my favorite Spring plaid tablecloth and then added a bright green charger, my favorite Spring dinner plates, Forget-Me-Not pattern by English Staffordshire and a white embossed salad plate, an unnamed Johnson Bros. pattern.
Welcoming Spring Tablescape
My MIL, Linda, has been such a fun helper in setting my tables.  She folded up the pale pink napkins and found the pretty flower napkin rings in my large stash. We both agreed, placing them on the plates adds the perfect height to the stack. 
Welcoming Spring Tablescape


Welcoming Spring Tablescape
When I saw these drawer dividers at IKEA recently, I just knew they would NOT be used to control Mr. B's socks!
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I knew they would be the perfect garden fence for my Spring table centerpiece!
Welcoming Spring Tablescape
I used a faux grass mat from Hobby Lobby and added a sweet yellow bird and some faux daffodils. Remember, it's not what it is but, what it can be!
Welcoming Spring Tablescape


Welcoming Spring Tablescape
I have had this gardening book forever and I think it is perfect for this table! 
Welcoming Spring Tablescape


Welcoming Spring Tablescape
I added in some sparkle on the table with Godinger crystal water goblets, canape plates, salt & pepper, butter dish and sugar and creamer.
Welcoming Spring Tablescape


Welcoming Spring Tablescape


Welcoming Spring Tablescape
I think my Godinger collection is growing as fast as my Candlewick!
Welcoming Spring Tablescape
Even though the days are longer and the sun shines later, you sometimes need some candle light. 
Welcoming Spring Tablescape
I purchased these sweet wheelbarrow votive holders from Kirkland's on clearance for $1.79 each. 
Welcoming Spring Tablescape
The only thing new for this Spring tablescape, with the exception of the garden fence, are fresh flowers from the grocery store.  They recently opened a new King Soopers (part of the Kroger family of stores) near me and I am thrilled that they have a big selection of marked down bouquets in the floral department. This bunch set me back all of $4.99!
Welcoming Spring Tablescape

Welcoming Spring Tablescape


Welcoming Spring Tablescape
I can't wait until flowers start blooming throughout the neighborhood! 
Welcoming Spring Tablescape
So tell me, are you anxious for Spring or, has it already arrived in your area?
Welcoming Spring Centerpiece for Your Tablescape


Welcoming Spring Tablescape


Like what you see? 
Well then, follow me by email and never miss a new post
Click here to see where I may be partying this week. 
AND
Don't forget to come by on Tuesday's
for the link party.