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What’d You Do This Weekend? #20

What'd Ya Do This Weekend

Welcome to the new week. If you are a regular here thanks for coming back and if this is your first time, welcome! I hope you enjoy the party.

Big Sister was in town to watch the grand girls and we ate and cooked and ate some more.  We are finishing up the weekend working on a burger extravaganza that will be coming soon!  I had everyone in my family write out their favorite burger and we are making them all.  Fun times in the kitchen and on the grill.

To start our food fiesta we went a little “light” with this Taco Salad with Jicama Pico.

Taco Salad with Jicama Pico de GalloThen we got serious and made cupcakes.  The family favorite was this Bacon Maple Syrup Cupcake.

Bacon Maple Syrup Cupcakes

 

Here are my favorites from last week’s party:

Strawberry Pizza from Your Home Based Mom

Strawberry Pizza from your Homebased Mom

Tin Can Flowers from We Made That

Tin Can Flowers from We Made That

Steak and Veggie Skewers from Lori’s Culinary Creations

Thanks so much for sharing these lovely ideas! If you would like to get a featured button you can grab one here.

I am open to everything except promos, political material and Etsy Shops. Recipes, crafts, house and yard projects, sewing, restaurant review or even your weekend road trip ramblings are all welcome links. You’ll note by the title of the site that I like ramblings! Whatever. I like to read and learn new things. I will be having weekly features that I will promote on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest our Monthly Newsletter and anyplace else I can think to share. We just ask that you place our button on your post or on your parties page or link us somewhere.

Recipes and Ramblins with the Tumbleweed Contessa
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Tell me what you did this weekend.  Travel, garden, bake, craft, read a good book?  What?  Link up your weekend and share.

What’d You Do This Weekend? #13

Welcome to the new week. If you are a regular here thanks for coming back and if this is your first time, welcome! I hope you enjoy the party.

We went from a week of sadness and tragedy to one that was wonderful and hopeful for me.  This week the ladies at our church lead by my daughter, Amy, put together a spring festival called Hearts of Compassion.  It was a beautiful day and a beautiful event.  Everyone had a ball and some really good work came from it.  I added my Peanut Butter Cake to everyone’s baked goods for the sale.

Peanut Butter Cake

 

Hearts of Compassion Festival

 

Thanks for sharing last week.  Here are the features:

Mid-Week was from Who Needs a Cape-Dish Scrubbies

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Scented Hangars from With A Blast

 

30 Berry-licious Strawberry Cupcakes and Cookies from Sugar Kissed

 

Earth Day and Easy Citrus Cleaner from Ladies Holiday

Thanks so much for sharing these lovely ideas! If you would like to get a featured button you can grab one here.

I am open to everything except promos, political material and Etsy Shops. Recipes, crafts, house and yard projects, sewing, restaurant review or even your weekend road trip ramblings are all welcome links. You’ll note by the title of the site that I like ramblings! Whatever. I like to read and learn new things. I will be having weekly features that I will promote on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest our Monthly Newsletter and anyplace else I can think to share. We just ask that you place our button on your post or on your parties page or link us somewhere.

Recipes and Ramblins with the Tumbleweed Contessa
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If you would like to co-host just send us an email and we’ll set it up as soon as possible.

Don’t forget to come back on Saturday for Saturday Dishes. This week’s theme is Mother’s Day Dinner.

Saturday Dishes



Slow Cooker-Saturday Dishes

I am happy to be co-hosting this blog hop with Savannah from Hammock Tracks and Paula from Call Me PMC.  Each week we have a theme. This week we are sharing our slow cooker recipes.  Delicious cooking the easy way!

This week I created a Spicy Sweet Meatball Poorboy.

Spicy Sweet Meatball Poorboy

If you are a foodie blogger share your slow cooker recipes with us this week.  If you are looking for something to cure your craving, find your favorite recipes, and create your own masterpiece. To view all of the upcoming “Saturday Dishes” themes, click here.  Be sure to visit Hammock Tracks and Call Me PMC as we will each feature different posts from the previous week party.

Saturday Dishes

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My favorites from last week’s party were:

Dessert Now Dinner Later  Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

The Big Giant Food Basket Yummy Taco Lasagna

Be sure to stop by and see all my favorite things at Weekly Rays of Sunshine and come share more stuff at my Monday party-What’d You Do This Weekend.

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What’d You Do This Weekend? #12

What'd Ya Do This Weekend Button

Welcome to the new week. If you are a regular here thanks for coming back and if this is your first time, welcome! I hope you enjoy the party.

Such a sad and dramatic week last week.  It made me pause to think about those things for which I am truly grateful.  Of course, I am grateful for my friends and I really thought that Ladies Holiday’s contribution to the party came at just the right time.  It was the mid-week feature.

friendship

These contributions also lifted my spirits.

Rose Cake

Niki’s Sweet Side -Isn’t that beautiful? Almost, too beautiful to eat (almost).

DIY Eye Chart Art with Tutorial

Domestic Superhero  – How cute and the perfect new baby gift.

Thanks so much for sharing these lovely ideas! If you would like to get a featured button you can grab one here.

I am open to everything except promos, political material and Etsy Shops. Recipes, crafts, house and yard projects, sewing, restaurant review or even your weekend road trip ramblings are all welcome links. You’ll note by the title of the site that I like ramblings! Whatever. I like to read and learn new things. I will be having weekly features that I will promote on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest our Monthly Newsletter and anyplace else I can think to share. We just ask that you place our button on your post or on your parties page or link us somewhere.

Recipes and Ramblins with the Tumbleweed Contessa
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If you would like to co-host just send us an email and we’ll set it up as soon as possible.

This weekend was time to finish getting the garden set.  I repainted my patio furniture, painted my garden markers (thanks SaltTree), planted the rest of my summertime seeds and vegetables and (whew!) then I rewarded myself with this delicious Grilled Cheese Green Chile Hamburger.

Grilled Cheese Green Chile Burger

 

Don’t forget to come back on Saturday for Saturday Dishes. This week’s theme is Slow Cooker recipes

Saturday Dishes



Beef-Saturday Dishes

I am happy to be co-hosting this blog hop with Savannah from Hammock Tracks and Paula from Call Me PMC.  Each week we have a theme. This week we are sharing our beef recipes.  That’s right.  Time to start warming up for Summer grilling season.

This week I created a Grilled Cheese Green Chile Burger.

Grilled Cheese Green Chile Burger

If you are a foodie blogger share your beef recipes with us this week.  If you are looking for something to cure your craving, find your favorite recipes, and create your own masterpiece. To view all of the upcoming “Saturday Dishes” themes, click here.  Be sure to visit Hammock Tracks and Call Me PMC as we will each feature different posts from the previous week party.

Saturday Dishes

Also, please provide a link back to this post either on your parties page or in the post itself.  You can grab the button above if you like.

My favorites from last week’s party were:

Lemon Curd Trifle with Fresh Berries from SusieQTpies Cafe.  I also loved her Zesty Lemon Meringue Pie.

Lemonade Cupcakes from A Little Claireification

Easy Lemonade Cupcakes with A Little Claireification.com #cupcakes #recipes #desserts @alittleclaire

Be sure to stop by and see all my favorite things at Weekly Rays of Sunshine and come share more stuff at my Monday party-What’d You Do This Weekend.

Now share your delicious stuff with everyone. This party opens Saturday morning.

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Lemons-Saturday Dishes

I am happy to be co-hosting this blog hop with Savannah from Hammock Tracks and Paula from Call Me PMC.  Each week we have a theme. This week we are sharing our favorite tart, sweet and tangy lemon dishes.  My favorite thing on a hot summer’s day is a nice cold glass of lemonade!

This week I made Lemon Poppy Seed Bread with Blueberries

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread with Blueberries

I have blogged about lemon stuff a lot in the past.  I love my little Meyer Lemon Tree and these Lemon Basil Cookies were a hit at Christmas.

Meyer Lemon

Lemon Basil Sandwich Cookies

 

 

 

 

 

If you are a foodie blogger share your lemon recipes with us this week.  If you are looking for something tangy and sweet, find your favorite recipes, and create your own masterpiece. To view all of the upcoming “Saturday Dishes” themes, click here.  Be sure to visit Hammock Tracks and Call Me PMC as we will each feature different posts from the previous week party.

Saturday Dishes

Also, please provide a link back to this post either on your parties page or in the post itself.  You can grab the button above if you like.

My favorites from last week’s party were:

Strawberry Chicken Salad  The Kitchen is My Playground

Lazy Day Tortilla Cups with Strawberries  Just Dip It In Chocolate

Strawberry Crostini

Strawberry Crostini  From Calculus to Cupcakes

Be sure to stop by and see all my favorite things at Weekly Rays of Sunshine and come share more stuff at my Monday party-What’d You Do This Weekend.

Now share your delicious stuff with everyone. This party opens Saturday morning.

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What’d You Do This Weekend? #10

Welcome to the new week. If you are a regular here thanks for coming back and if this is your first time, welcome! I hope you enjoy the party.

Last week’s mid-week feature was from Becca at Crumbs and Chaos: Roasted Rhubarb Shortcakes. I love the use of this totally underrated and under used treat. It inspired me to get creative in my kitchen. Thanks Becca!

Roasted Rhubarb Shortcakes | Crumbs and Chaos #rhubarb #dessert   www.crumbsandchaos.net

This week’s features are Painted Rock Garden Markers from SaltTree and Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup from What’s Cooking in the Burbs? I got a friend to give me the rocks for the garden markers and Fajita Soup is on my menu this week. Thanks for the true inspiration!

SaltTree: Painted Rock Garden Markers

What’s Cooking in the Burbs?: Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup

Thanks so much for sharing these lovely ideas! If you would like to get a featured button you can grab one here.

I am open to everything except promos, political material and Etsy Shops. Recipes, crafts, house and yard projects, sewing, restaurant review or even your weekend road trip ramblings are all welcome links. You’ll note by the title of the site that I like ramblings! Whatever. I like to read and learn new things. I will be having weekly features that I will promote on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest our Monthly Newsletter and anyplace else I can think to share. We just ask that you place our button on your post or on your parties page or link us somewhere.

Recipes and Ramblins with the Tumbleweed Contessa
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If you would like to co-host just send us an email and we’ll set it up as soon as possible.

ALL NEW THIS WEEK! Everyone gets pinned. Spread the word. ;)

It is back to the garden time for me. I bought over 100 plantables to get to work on this weekend. Time to start the garden posts. I also started looking forward to what was coming in the vegetable garden with these Roasted Beets.

Roasted Beets

Don’t forget to come back on Saturday for Saturday Dishes. This week’s theme is Lemons.

Saturday Dishes



Simply Strawberry-Saturday Dishes

I am happy to be co-hosting this blog hop with Savannah from Hammock Tracks and Paula from Call Me PMC.  We are happy to welcome Melissa from Melissa’s Cuisine as a guest host this week. Each week we have a theme. This week we are celebrating the perfectly colored and sweet strawberry.  What are your favorite strawberry treats?

This week I made a simple strawberry cake and my daughter made a decadent strawberry pound cake pudding.

Strawberry Bundt CakeStrawberry Poundcake Pudding

If you are a foodie blogger share your strawberry recipes with us this week.  If you are looking for something to do with a pint or two, find your favorite recipes, and create your own masterpiece. To view all of the upcoming “Saturday Dishes” themes, click here.  Be sure to visit Melissa’s CuisineHammock Tracks and Call Me PMC as we will each feature different posts from the previous week party.

Saturday Dishes

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My favorites from last week’s party were:

Bunny Cake 5

At the Corner of Happy and Harried- How to Make a Bunny Cake

Posed Perfection-Simple Crustless Quiche 

Turnips 2 Tangerines-Whole Wheat Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

Be sure to stop by and see all my favorite things at Weekly Rays of Sunshine and come share more stuff at my Monday party-What’d You Do This Weekend.

Now share your delicious stuff with everyone. This party opens Saturday morning.

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What’d You Do This Weekend #9

Welcome to the new week. If you are a regular here thanks for coming back and if this is your first time, welcome! I hope you enjoy the party.

This week’s mid-week feature was from Bethany at Whistle and Ivy:  Crocheted Mary Janes.  These darlings are just the thing for me.  I also love the support that Bethany is lending to a very good cause in this post.  Check it out!

Here are the superstars from last week:

lemon angel pie

 

Frugal in Florida: Philly Cheesesteak Peppers

 

Thanks so much for sharing these lovely ideas!  If you would like to get a featured button you can grab one here.

I am open to everything except promos, political material and Etsy Shops. Recipes, crafts, house and yard projects, sewing, restaurant review or even your weekend road trip ramblings are all welcome links. You’ll note by the title of the site that I like ramblings! Whatever. I like to read and learn new things. I will be having weekly features that I will promote on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest our Monthly Newsletter and anyplace else I can think to share. We just ask that you place our button on your post or on your parties page or link us somewhere.

Recipes and Ramblins with the Tumbleweed Contessa
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If you would like to co-host just send us an email and we’ll set it up as soon as possible.

Let’s RAMBLE!   I didn’t do or cook anything this weekend.  I sat around and ate frozen pizza…….

APRIL FOOLS!  Happy April Fools Day :) I had a lovely Easter Sunday and a lot of fun getting ready for it.  My family is very traditional when it comes to menus for holidays and of course I want to honor that.  This year I added a new twist here and there.  I did a round up of all the sides.

Holiday Meal Side Dishes

I also created a little something courtesy of the foodie pen pal program.  I love this pulled pork slider with sweet and spicy slaw.  What a snack!

Dr Pepper Pulled Pork Sliders


Don’t forget to come back on Saturday for Saturday Dishes. This week’s theme is Strawberries.

Saturday Dishes

Easter Sunday Favorites-Saturday Dishes

I am happy to be co-hosting this blog hop with Savannah from Hammock Tracks and Paula from Call Me PMC. Each week we have a theme. This week we are celebrating Easter Sunday Favorites.  What are your family requirements?

My family members have standing orders for their favorites.  I rounded them all up here in my Easter favorites roundup.

Holiday Meal Side Dishes

If you are a foodie blogger share your Easter Sunday Favorite recipes with us this week.  If you are still working on your Sunday menu, find your favorite recipes, and create your grocery list before you plan your Easter menu. To view all of the upcoming “Saturday Dishes” themes, click here.  Be sure to visit Hammock Tracks and Call Me PMC as we will each feature different posts from the previous week party.

Saturday Dishes

Also, please provide a link back to this post either on your parties page or in the post itself.  You can grab the button above if you like.

My favorites from last week were:  Petite Carrot Treats from Ma Niche and Bacon Jalapeno Deviled Eggs from Real Housemoms.

 

Bacon Jalapeno Deviled Eggs

 

Be sure to stop by and see all my favorite things at Weekly Rays of Sunshine and come share more stuff at my Monday party-What’d You Do This Weekend.

Now share your delicious stuff with everyone. This party opens Saturday morning.

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