Friday, June 27, 2014

Weekend Potluck #123

Welcome back to the Weekend Potluck!


If you have a food blog we would love for you to share what you have been cooking. If you don't have a food blog this party is for you as well. Simply click on the picture of a dish that interests you, and you will be taken to the recipe source. We love to poke around every week and see what everyone brings, and trust us...we are never disappointed! Have a terrific weekend!


One thing...when Pinning these awesome recipes, be sure to click on the picture and go to the original link. That way when you go to try the recipe it will be pinned from the original source and you won't be directed back here and then have to click again.

Now, let's take a quick peek back at last week...

The recipe with the most clicks was ~

Oreo Delight by Southern Bite


Recipes that caught our attention ~

Cheater Cherry Cheesecake by Snail Pace Transformations
Black Forest Cake by Noshing with the Nolands

Your hostesses ~

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Weekend Potluck # 122



If you have a food blog we would love for you to share what you have been cooking. If you don't have a food blog this party is for you as well. Simply click on the picture of a dish that interests you, and you will be taken to the recipe source. We love to poke around every week and see what everyone brings, and trust us...we are never disappointed! Have a terrific weekend!


One thing...when Pinning these awesome recipes, be sure to click on the picture and go to the original link. That way when you go to try the recipe it will be pinned from the original source and you won't be directed back here and then have to click again.

Now, let's take a quick peek back at last week...

The recipe with the most clicks was ~

Recipes that caught our attention ~

Brick Chicken by Noshing with the Nolands
Brownie Batter Ice Cream by Cookin' Mimi

Your hostesses ~

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We TWEET. We PIN. We LIKE.

Linky Guidelines: If you wish to be a featured recipe or for us to promote your recipe either on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, you MUST follow these instructions.
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  2. LINK BACK HERE from your post so that others can find the fun. (Need help linking back? Read this or watch this great instructional videoPlease use a direct link within your post.
When you are kind enough to follow our guidelines, we work hard to get you as much exposure as possible so that your time here is well invested. We want this to be a fun and rewarding experience for everyone!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Weekend Potluck #120

Welcome back to the Weekend Potluck!



If you have a food blog we would love for you to share what you have been cooking. If you don't have a food blog this party is for you as well. Simply click on the picture of a dish that interests you, and you will be taken to the recipe source. We love to poke around every week and see what everyone brings, and trust us...we are never disappointed! Have a terrific weekend!


One thing...when Pinning these awesome recipes, be sure to click on the picture and go to the original link. That way when you go to try the recipe it will be pinned from the original source and you won't be directed back here and then have to click again.

Now, let's take a quick peek back at last week...

The recipe with the most clicks was ~

Top 10 Chinese Dishes by 4 Little Fergusons

Recipes that caught our attention ~

Mama’s Potato Salad by Hot Eats & Cool Reads

Your hostesses ~

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Linky Guidelines: If you wish to be a featured recipe or for us to promote your recipe either on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, you MUST follow these instructions.
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When you are kind enough to follow our guidelines, we work hard to get you as much exposure as possible so that your time here is well invested. We want this to be a fun and rewarding experience for everyone!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Weekend Potluck #118

Welcome back to our favorite day of the week!



Now, let's take a quick peek back at last week...


The recipe with the most clicks was ~


Recipes that caught our attention ~

Lemon Buttermilk Refrigerator Cake by Recipe for My Boys


Your hostesses ~

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Linky Guidelines: If you wish to be a featured recipe or for us to promote your recipe either on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, you MUST follow these instructions.
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When you are kind enough to follow our guidelines, we work hard to get you as much exposure as possible so that your time here is well invested. We want this to be a fun and rewarding experience for everyone!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Coconut Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting



Don't fall off your chair! I'm back! I know I've said it a couple of times but I really am sorry for not posting any new recipes for awhile. I had some surgery a couple of months ago. Recovering from that  and life with 4 kids and a husband is just hectic. I'm sure that I'm not telling you anything you don't already know.

Technically, I can't even take credit for this. Last Sunday my oldest who is graduating from high school this year was honored as a Governor's Scholar in Topeka. Let me take a minute to brag on Julie's senior daughter as well. Both of our girls are governors scholars, which means they are the top 1% of the graduating seniors in the state of Kansas. We are pretty proud moms!

While her dad and I were attending the ceremony with her, my 6th grade daughter called and wanted to make cupcakes. I knew this meant I would have a light coating of powered sugar all over my kitchen when we got home. However, I hate baking and she loves it so I want to encourage this. She used my basic cupcake and vanilla frosting an here is what she made.

Coconut Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting
Makes about 20 cupcakes

For the cupcakes:
1/2  cup butter, softened
1  cup sugar
2  eggs
2  cups flour
1/2  teaspoon salt
2  teaspoons baking powder
1  cup milk
1  teaspoon vanilla
1/2  cup coconut flakes

For the frosting:
2  cups sifted powdered sugar
1/2  cup butter, softened
1  teaspoon vanilla
1-2  tablespoons milk
Additional coconut for garnish

For the cupcakes:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line muffin pans with cupcake liners. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder. Gradually add the dry ingredients, alternating with the milk to the butter and sugar mixture. Stir in the vanilla and the coconut. Bake for about 16-18 minutes.

For the frosting:
Cream the sugar, butter and vanilla. Add the milk to desired consistency. After frosting cupcakes sprinkle with additional coconut. 

Enjoy!

Kim





Friday, May 2, 2014

Weekend Potluck #116

Welcome back to our favorite day of the week!


If you have a food blog we would love for you to share what you have been cooking. If you don't have a food blog this party is for you as well. Simply click on the picture of a dish that interests you, and you will be taken to the recipe source. We love to poke around every week and see what everyone brings, and trust us...we are never disappointed! Have a terrific weekend!


One thing...when Pinning these awesome recipes, be sure to click on the picture and go to the original link. That way when you go to try the recipe it will be pinned from the original source and you won't be directed back here and then have to click again.

Now, let's take a quick peek back at last week...


The recipe with the most clicks was ~

Healthier Peanut Butter Balls by Snail Pace Transformations


Recipes that caught our attention ~

Triple Coconut Cream Pie by Simply Suzanne’s At Home


Your hostesses ~

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Linky Guidelines: If you wish to be a featured recipe or for us to promote your recipe either on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, you MUST follow these instructions.
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When you are kind enough to follow our guidelines, we work hard to get you as much exposure as possible so that your time here is well invested. We want this to be a fun and rewarding experience for everyone!