Quick and Easy Tortilla Rollups and Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

These Tortilla Rollups are one of those wonderfully adaptable recipes that can be switched up to suit almost every taste and diet. And they are quick and easy to make too! Perfect for entertaining this summer when you don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen making appetizers (or lunch).   All you need to …

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Happiness is Homemade Link Party #122

This week I started to get into the summer swing of things with posts about Homemade Taffy, Tea Smoked Pork Chops (or Chicken or Fish) and a cute Patriotic Wreath over on Munofore. Thanks for joining us for the Happiness is Homemade Link Party! We can’t wait for you to show us what you’ve been …

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Tea Smoked Pork Chops – Crazy Ingredient Challenge

Do you want the taste of smoked meat but don’t have one of those fancy smokers? Well, I have a recipe for you using simple equipment and ingredients you already have in your home: Tea Smoked Pork Chops.   I made this for our monthly Crazy Ingredient Challenge post. Each month the bloggers in the …

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Homemade Salt Water Taffy plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

Summer is fast approaching and if you are looking for something fun and educational to do with the kids this summer, here’s a little kitchen science experiment: The Effect of Temperature and Torsion on a Saccharide… in layman’s terms Salt Water Taffy. The first time I made this recipe was in high school chemistry class …

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Happiness is Homemade Link Party #121

We are so glad you came to join us for the Happiness is Homemade Link Party! We can’t wait for you to show us what you’ve been up to. Stop by each other’s posts and say “hi” and share your best blog posts. Last week we had so many fantastic posts shared by readers – …

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Caramelized Sweet Onion Spread plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

Here is a deliciously healthy dip/spread for you to enjoy at your summer BBQs or anytime really: Caramelized Sweet Onion Spread.   It is nothing more than caramelized onions with a little fruit and thyme added in, but you don’t need to tell anyone it is that easy. Usually I make it with dried apricots, …

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Happiness is Homemade Linky Party #120

Happy Mother’s Day! In honor of Mother’s Day, I have 10 Funny Motherhood Quotes over on Munofore. And I made these lovely Lemon Tea Cookies that would be lovely for a tea with mom or anytime you have a desire for some of the most addicting lemon cookies you can imagine. And now on to …

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Simply Amazing Lemon Tea Cookies – Fill the Cookie Jar

I admit the title “Simply Amazing Lemon Tea Cookies” might sound like a trite exaggeration, but if you love crisp super lemony cookies, like I do, just one taste of these will assure you that I am telling the truth. I made these for our monthly Fill the Cookie Jar post. A group of bloggers …

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Delicioso Mexican Recipes plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

With Cinco de Mayo tomorrow, plus my love of Mexican food, I thought I’d collect some of the amazing recipes shared by the Tasty Tuesdays Bloggers the last week. Mexican Beef Lettuce Wraps from Home Cooking Memories Fajita Shrimp and Asparagus Tacos from Embellishmints Easy Homemade Enchilada Sauce from Home Cooking Memories Carne Asada Sliders …

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Happiness is Homemade #119

I was busy this week renovating an old typing table the hard way. When that was finally done I celebrated with some refreshing Strawberry Shrub.                           DIY Natural Reed Diffuser by Little Miss Dexterous   Peach and Chili Chutney by Alba Rosa Artisan Soaps …

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Made It Loved It – Strawberry Shrub

While perusing one of my favorite linky parties I stumbled on this recipe for Sparkling Strawberry Shrub from at The Whole Serving. And I knew I had to try it. And not just because I had a half flat of strawberries in the fridge a friend gave me. It intrigued me. A “shrub”, you ask? …

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Pineapple Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Frosting plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

If you want a moist tropical flavored cupcake these Pineapple Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Frosting are just your ticket. These cupcakes are so simple to whip up and are loaded with pineapple and flavor that you may never consider using a boxed cake mix again. A little more measuring and mixing twice instead of just …

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Happiness is Homemade Linky Party #118

It’s been a busy week here and over on Munofore. We had our monthly Crazy Ingredient Challenge this week. Our ingredients were lemon and thyme and I made this lovely Thyme Infused Limoncello And on Munofore I posted some photos of my backyard for California Native Plant Week. And now on to our Happiness is …

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Herb Infused Limoncello – Crazy Ingredient Challenge

It is time for another Crazy Ingredient Challenge, when our intrepid bloggers choose two ingredients not normally paired together and try to make a dish with them. This month we chose thyme and lemons as our two ingredients. Not exactly a strange combination. These two ingredients pair together nicely in so many different ways. But, …

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12 Garlic Recipes for National Garlic Day plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

April 19th is National Garlic Day. Another day another national food celebration. But this is garlic! The stinking rose. Definitely celebration worthy in my book. I use plenty of garlic in my day to day cooking and could have compiled a much longer list for you of great garlic recipes. Instead a culled it down …

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