Friday Frenzy Link Party

Friday Frenzy Link Party

Friday Frenzy Link Party
Welcome to the Friday Frenzy Link Party, the Best Food and Craft Link Party on the Web.

Why is it the best?

  1. When you link your favorite posts to the Friday Frenzy your posts will be seen across 9 blogs, for NINE TIMES the exposure.
  2. We ask all linkers to pin the featured posts of the week for even more exposure
  3. Our host bloggers are all part of an inclusive and support group on Facebook, we welcome all bloggers big or small and we actively promote other bloggers, so bring on your best links

Please Follow Your Hosts:

Hi, everyone! I’m Amy from Savory Moments and I’m hosting the Friday Frenzy this week! It’s getting harder to pick featured posts as more and more people are linking up each week! Here are a few that stuck out to me (I’m in full-on Halloween and fall mode right now).

Featured Posts

First up are these Halloween Pumpkin Napkin Ring Printables from Everyday Parties. I’m not an overly crafty person, but I’d love to do things like this for holidays as my kids get a little older and excited for our annual traditions.

Next up are these Apple Corn Muffins from Marilyn’s Treats. We recently went apple picking and we always pick a lot of apples – so I’m always looking for tasty ways to enjoy them! I love this flavor combination for autumn.

The last feature for this week is this Sweet Potato Crockpot Soup from Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck. I’m a big sweet potato fan and this soup looks terrific for fall and winter. Plus I love being able to make anything in my slow cooker!

Thanks to everyone who has been linking up and participating! I can’t wait to see what everyone shares this week!


Louisiana Seafood Gumbo Recipe

Louisiana Seafood Gumbo Recipe

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Easy Louisiana Style Gumbo

This Louisiana Seafood Gumbo Recipe is the perfect meal for the fall and winter months. It’s rich, deep flavors served up in a bowl over rice, are the perfect recipe to warm your body and soul.

Not only is Gumbo good in cooler months but it’s really delicious year round! And for us Southerners, it has to be since it’s warm most of the time down south! Heck if we waited for a cold snap, we’d rarely eat a bowl of soup, gumbo or chili!

 

Isn’t gumbo hard to make?

 

Really, making gumbo is pretty easy and the hardest part is making the roux. Just in case you don’t know already, a roux is a mixture of equal parts oil and flour that are cooked together You want it to get deep brown or “peanut butter” colored.

It is so easy to mess up a batch of roux by cooking with the heat too high or trying to do it too fast. So to keep it from burning, you have to stir it constantly for several minutes to let it slowly develop the perfect color.

I’ve got a tip for an easier ways to make a Roux though. You can buy it in a jar! Yep, in a jar. It makes it so much easier and quicker.

There’s a powder version of a roux too that you just mix it in the stock before adding your protein. But for this recipe, I used a jarred roux and it makes it so much easier, believe me!

What is that on top?

 

Are you wondering about that pale yellow scoop of something on top of the gumbo in my pictures? I thought you’d never ask!

It’s potato salad! You haven’t had a good bowl of gumbo unless you’ve had it with a large scoop of cool potato salad on the top. This is the authentic Louisiana, Cajun way to eat gumbo. You can get my recipe for Pressure Cooked Southern Potato Salad right here!

Give it a try, you might just love it!  (Unless of course you hate potato salad, then you might not care for it.) 🙂

 

Now you’re own your way!

Now that you’ve got your gumbo cooking, it’s time to put on a big pot of rice and start making your potato salad. Oh, and don’t forget to get a loaf of crusty french bread. You’ll want to have it for soaking up all the delicious broth!

I hope you enjoy!!

Melissa

PS-Since it can be hard to find certain items in some parts of the country, for your convenience, I’ve added some affilitate links below where you can purchase your own jarred or powdered roux. I’ve used them both before and they are great if you’re in a hurry or a newbie roux maker! I still prefer the real thing, but these are great alternatives to get you started!

 

Louisiana Seafood Gumbo Recipe

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. Roux, jarred or homemade
  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 quarts chicken broth or stock
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ cup celery, chopped
  • Cajun seasoning or salt and pepper to taste
  • Seafood: Use any one of the below or any combination that you like up to 1-2 pounds total. Shrimp Gumbo is really great so if that is all you have access to you will still be in great shape. If you don't have any fresh or frozen seafood available, use Rotisserie Chicken and Smoked Sausage (1 whole chicken meat only, no bones or skin and 1 lb smoked sausage cut in small pieces)
  • Small peeled shrimp
  • Fresh oysters
  • Lump or claw crab meat
  • Fresh fish

Instructions

  1. **For a seafood gumbo, use 1-2 pounds of seafood like shrimp, oysters, or crabmeat.
  2. Combine the water and chicken broth/stock and bring to a boil in a 5-qt. pot.
  3. In a separate skillet, sauté onions, garlic, bell pepper, and celery in vegetable oil until softened and slightly browned.
  4. Mix roux into sautéed vegetables until smooth.
  5. Add the vegetable roux mixture to the boiling chicken broth and stir until smooth.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste for a lighter flavor, or Cajun seasoning for more spice.
  7. For chicken and sausage gumbo, add the meat to the roux mixture right away and cook for 45 minutes to an hour.
  8. For Seafood Gumbo, cook the gumbo without the seafood over low to medium heat for about 30 minutes, before adding the seafood, cooking for an additional 15-20 minutes. Shrimp will get tough if cooked too long, so you want it to go in last.
  9. Note: you can put both chicken, sausage and seafood in one pot of gumbo if you'd like. I prefer to do one or the other but some love it with everything all together.
  10. Serve over steamed rice with a dollop on potato salad on top.
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Easy Pressure Cooked Southern Potato Salad Recipe

Easy Pressure Cooked Southern Potato Salad Recipe

 Gotta love an electric pressure cooker!

I’m so excited to share my daughters Easy Pressure Cooked Southern Potato Salad Recipe with you today! The electric pressure cooker has taken over the world of Pressure Cooking and for good reason. It’s made the task of putting a delicious, nutritious meal on the table that much quicker and easier! My Instant Pot has changed my life in the kitchen. My youngest daughter jumped on bandwagon a few months ago and she’s using hers all the time too.  I taught my husband how to use it today and he made the best 15 Bean and Ham Soup I’ve ever had. Yes, I will be sharing that one soon too!

 Potato Salad in the pressure cooker?

Potato Salad in an electric Pressure Cooker is fast and super easy to throw together because all you have to do is peel and cube potato’s, add some water and put 2 or 3 whole unpeeled raw eggs in the pot, turn it on for a few minutes and you’ve got all the fixings ready for a yummy bowl of creamy potato salad!

The options are endless

You can even make your own unique version unlike any other!  I like boiled eggs, mayo, a bit of mustard and salt and pepper. That’s it. But a lot of folks add sweet pickle relish, onions or celery. How about garlic, parsley, lemon pepper, capers, jalapeno peppers, cumin, nuts or dill pickles?  The sky is definitely the limit here and you are the only one stopping you from putting whatever you want in your potato salad.

We like to have our potato salad on top of a big bowl of piping hot gumbo!

Easy Pressure Cooked Southern Potato Salad Recipe

Easy Southern Potato Salad Recipe Instant Pot Style

Ingredients

  • 6 small to medium russet potatos-peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 3 whole in shell eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup mustard
  • 1/8 cup sweet pickle relish (optional)
  • finely chopped onion (optional)
  • finely chopped celery (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Paprika for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add 1 cup of water to the inner liner of the Instant Pot
  2. Place the rack on the bottom of the pot
  3. Place the potato chunks and whole, unpeeled eggs on top of the rack
  4. Lock the lid on the pot and close the vent.
  5. Cook on high manual pressure for 9-10 minutes, then quick release the pressure.
  6. Put the potatoes in a bowl to start cooling
  7. While the potatoes are cooling a bit, peel the eggs and chop them, then add to the potatoes.
  8. Add salt and pepper, mayo, mustard and any other add-ins you plan to use.
  9. Mix it all well and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Friday Frenzy Link Party

Friday Frenzy Link Party

Friday Frenzy Link Party
Welcome to the Friday Frenzy, the Best Food and Craft Link Party on the Web.

Why is it the best?

  1. When you link your favorite posts to the Friday Frenzy your posts will be seen across 9 blogs, for NINE TIMES the exposure.
  2. We ask all linkers to pin the featured posts of the week for even more exposure
  3. Our host bloggers are all part of an inclusive and support group on Facebook, we welcome all bloggers big or small and we actively promote other bloggers, so bring on your best links

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Hi! Kelly here from Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats…bringing you this weeks featured posts. It is always so hard for me to pick my favorites, because I love everything that everyone links up. But here’s a few posts that stood out to me from last weeks party….

Blistered Shishito Peppers with Hop Salt and Lemon Garlic Aioli from Craftbeering.

Brown Sugar Glazed Sweet Potato Muffins from Read. Eat. Repeat.

Easy Shortbread Twix Thumbprint Cookies from Back to My Southern Roots.

Need a laugh? Or maybe you are trying to find an alternative to your beloved Diet Coke?? Then check out Hunting For a Diet Coke Replacement from GiGi Eats Celebrities. Must watch video in the link!

Thanks to everyone who links up every week! I can’t wait to see what you guys link up this week! XOXO


Friday Frenzy Link Party

Friday Frenzy Link Party

friday frenzy link party

Welcome to the Friday Frenzy Link Party, the Best Food and Craft Link Party on the Web.

Why is it the best?

  1. When you link your favorite posts to the Friday Frenzy your posts will be seen across 9 blogs, for NINE TIMES the exposure.
  2. We ask all linkers to pin the featured posts of the week for even more exposure
  3. Our host bloggers are all part of an inclusive and support group on Facebook, we welcome all bloggers big or small and we actively promote other bloggers,
    so bring on your best links

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    Hey Everybody! Chef Sarah Elizabeth here bringing you this week’s Friday Frenzy. It’s FALL! I love fall and everything it brings. Pumpkins, warm tones, cool weather, sweaters, cozy evenings with fires and blankets. I live in Southern California so I don’t get to experience actual fall. We are having some slightly cooler weather in the mornings lately, but by 3:00pm it is already back up to 80F. We’re going apple picking this weekend, I’ve already decorated our house for Halloween, and we sit in the air conditioned coffee shop when we want to enjoy the hot fall beverages (PSL anyone?!) Okay Okay, enough with my love of fall. Here are my completely fall biased picks for this week’s Friday Frenzy.

    Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn from Savory Moments. Caramel Corn is already so fallish in my book, so adding pumpkin spice just ups it to next level fall. This will make a great snack for our 1.5 hour drive to apple picking!

     

  4. Boo-terscotch M&M Cookies from Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats. First of all, how cute is that name?! Secondly, gimme a whole batch of these please!Pumpkin Chocolate Whoopie Cookies from Faith Hope Love and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice. I love how these photos are styled with a skeleton! The recipe certainly sounds delicious, too.


Friday Frenzy Link Party

Friday Frenzy Link Party

Friday Frenzy Link Party

Welcome to the Friday Frenzy Link Party, the Best Food and Craft Link Party on the Web.

Why is it the best?

  1. Well when you link your favorite posts to the Friday Frenzy your posts will be seen across 9 blogs, for NINE TIMES the exposure.
  2. We ask all linkers to pin the featured posts of the week for even more exposure
  3. Our host bloggers are all part of an inclusive and support group on Facebook, we welcome all bloggers big or small and we actively promote other bloggers, so bring on your best links

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Hi everyone! It’s Melissa from MelClaire and I’m so excited that it’s my turn to write the post for this week. The summer has already or is coming to a close for most of you, but for me, it’s still so hot, I can’t even imagine that fall will ever arrive. The Southern US is notorious for warm weather, but this year, I can’t even feel the hint of a cool breeze like I normally can this time of year. But school is back in session and it’s “officially” fall, so I won’t let a little thing like 90 degree temperatures stop me from dreaming! 

We had so many great, fantastic posts added to the party last week and I had a lot of fun picking my favorites. As you can imagine, they all kinda remind me of this time of year and you may just see a pattern! Anyway, I hope your fall is going great and wonderful! Thanks for joining us for the party again this week. You are the best!!!

Featured Posts

What says fall better than Halloween? I love to see an original and different way to present candy to all the little goblins and zombies. This idea is so stinking cute and I just love it. I will be making these to hand out at my house this year. Check out the post and get your own Biohazard Candy Tag Printable right here!

 

Biohazard Candy Tag Printable

I always find some of the best recipes from Carlee at Cooking with Carlee. This cheesecake is no exception. I have not tried it yet, but I absolutely plan to and it’s the perfect fall food, don’t you think? Caramel, pecans, cheesecake? Mmmmmmmm. It looks so good!! Check out the recipe Kathy’s Caramel Pecan Cheesecake right here!

 

Caramel Pecan Cheesecake

I love anything with a peanut sauce and this recipe from Crafting a Family looks so good. Yet another on my list of recipes to try very soon. Doesn’t it look delicious? You can find the recipe for Spicy Zucchini Noodles and Peanut Lime Sauce right here. 

 

Spicy Peanut Lime Zucchini Noodles

 


13 Fun Halloween Project Ideas You Can Make Today!

13 Fun Halloween Project Ideas You Can Make Today!

13 Fun Halloween Project Ideas You Can Make Today!

I’ll be honest, Halloween is not my favorite holiday, but every year I find myself in awe of the amazing craft projects and decor ideas that I find in my neighborhood and online! The internet has a treasure trove of ideas and crafty people are coming up with new ideas every day!

I thought it would be fun to show you some of my favorite finds that just might make this Halloween contrarian into a Halloween decor diva! So, with permission from the bloggers featured, here are my top 13 picks!

#1 STEAMPUNKINS

Let’s get started with my favorite one of all-These are the cutest pumpkins I’ve ever seen! You can find the post and tutorial from Mandy at Huckleberry Life “Steampunkins”-

Aren’t they totally adorable and unique?? So creative and fun!!

13 Fun and Inexpensive Halloween Projects from around the web you can do today! Click on the link for each project for DIY tips to help you make it today!

Photo used with permission from HuckleberryLife.com

 

#2 $3 Tissue Paper Halloween Wreath

Rocky Mountain Bliss has a tutorial for a Super Cute Halloween Wreath made out of tissue paper! And it only costs about $3 to make!! Amazing how little it can cost to make such a cute holiday wreath when you do it yourself. This tutorial will show you all the steps to be on your way to making your very own Tissue Paper Halloween Wreath!

13 Fun and Inexpensive Halloween Projects from around the web you can do today! Click on the link for each project for DIY tips to help you make it today!

Photo used with permission from Rocky Mountain Bliss

#3 Repurposed Wood Shutters Sign for Halloween

Susan from Organized 31 repurposed these adorable shutters especially for Halloween and Thanksgiving! I love how you can use the idea and customize it to any holiday and use them over and over again. Let Susan show you how you can make your own Repurposed Wood Shutters Sign for Halloween (And Thanksgiving) for your front porch today!

13 Fun and Inexpensive Halloween Projects from around the web you can do today! Click on the link for each project for DIY tips to help you make it today!

Photo used with permission from Organized 31

#4 Easy Mini Halloween Wreath

Amanda at Domestically Creative made a super cute wreath for her Halloween decor! It’s really budget friendly and she got most of the supplies at the Dollar store-Don’t you just love making something original and holiday specific but not spending a fortune?? I know I do! Take a look at Amanda’s tutorial for the Easy Mini Halloween Wreath.

13 Fun and Inexpensive Halloween Projects from around the web you can do today! Click on the link for each project for DIY tips to help you make it today!

Photo used with permission from Domestically Creative

#5 Halloween Ornament Wreath

What do you think about this adorable Halloween Ornament Wreath? Christine over at Where the Smiles Have Been made this using her own tutorial for making an Ornament Wreath-I love the pops of green and purple!

13 Fun and Inexpensive Halloween Projects from around the web you can do today! Click on the link for each project for DIY tips to help you make it today!

Photo used with permission from Where The Smiles Have Been

 

#6 DIY Boo Pallet Project

Ann over at Ann’s Entitled Life came up with a great way to re-purpose a pallet. This is perfect for the front porch to welcome all the little trick or treaters! Check out Ann’s DIY Boo Pallet Project here!

13 Fun and Inexpensive Halloween Projects from around the web you can do today! Click on the link for each project for DIY tips to help you make it today!

Photo used with permission from Ann’s Entitled Life

 

#7 Spooky Halloween Mason Jar Mummy Candles

Are you looking for a an easy, inexpensive project to do with the kids or grandkids? This one definitely fits the bill! With just 4 items plus a little glue you can make these up in no time! Check out the tutorial for Spooky Halloween Mason Jar Mummy Candles here!

13 Fun and Inexpensive Halloween Projects from around the web you can do today! Click on the link for each project for DIY tips to help you make it today!

Photo used with permission from HoneyandLime.com

 

#8 Painted Pumpkin Planter Project

Does your garden need a little Halloween update? Look no further than these Jack-O-Lantern Planters! Leslie at Play Dates and Parties created these with a few supplies and they turned out so cute. What a way to brighten up the garden for the season!

Painted Halloween Pumpkin Planters

Photo used with permission from Playdatesandparties.com

 

#9 DIY Oogie Boogie Inspired Trick or Treat Bags

This little project by Tessa at Mama’s Geeky is so creative and unique. I just love them and think they’d be so perfect for treat bags at the halloween party for the little ones (or even the big ones)! Tessa said they will use them for the Disney World Halloween Party and they are so perfect for that! What a great idea!! Check out her tutorial for the Oogie Boogie Inspired Trick or Treat Bags right here. 

13 Fun and Inexpensive Halloween Projects from around the web you can do today! Click on the link for each project for DIY tips to help you make it today!

Photo used with permission from MamasGeeky.com

#10 Halloween Candy Bowl

This candy bowl is something else! Carrie took it from plain ole metal bowl to this little cutie! A Glow in the Dark Halloween Candy Bowl is perfect for the big day and just think how cute it will look on your front porch! You can get the full tutorial for the Halloween Candy Bowl: A Glow-in-the-Dark Craft at Kennary: Ideas for the Home.

13 Fun and Inexpensive Halloween Projects from around the web you can do today! Click on the link for each project for DIY tips to help you make it today!

Photo used with permission from Kennary.com

#11 Spooky Halloween Mantel on a Budget

I just love decorating my mantel for the holidays but usually don’t do a Halloween specific version. I normally just do a one size fits all fall mantel that takes me through until it’s time the infamous Christmas Mantel. But this year, I’ve been inspired by Frug Elegance to try to do my own version of a Spooky Halloween Mantel.

Doesn’t this mantel inspire you to go outside the box a little this year as well? If so, check out their tutorial for a Spooky Halloween Mantel on a Budget! Oh, and send me your mantel pics, I’d love to see what you come up with!!

13 Fun and Inexpensive Halloween Projects from around the web you can do today! Click on the link for each project for DIY tips to help you make it today!

Photo used with permission from Frug Elegance

 

#12 Scarecrow Decorations

Do you need a quick fall craft project to complete that will take your decor all the way until its time to decorate for Christmas? This little cutie is just what you’re looking for! Raquel at Organized Island made this adorable Scarecrow Decoration in about 15 minutes! You can find the Scarecrow Decoration tutorial at Organized Island!

13 Fun and Inexpensive Halloween Projects from around the web you can do today! Click on the link for each project for DIY tips to help you make it today!

Photo used with permission from OrganizedIsland.com

 

#13 DIY HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS FROM WOOD SCRAPS

Last but definitely not least are these adorable wood scrap Halloween Decorations made by Natalie at A Turtle’s Life For Me. Can you believe she made these out of scrap wood and a little paint? This is so creative and what a great way to re-purpose something that would end up in the trash. You can find Natalie’s full tutorial to make your own Halloween Decorations right here!

13 Fun and Inexpensive Halloween Projects from around the web you can do today! Click on the link for each project for DIY tips to help you make it today!

Photo used with permission from Aturtleslifeforme.com

Well, what do you think? Have you been inspired to create any of these budget friendly, easy Halloween Projects? I sure hope so!

Thank you to all the bloggers who allowed me to feature their projects here in this post! It was so much fun putting this all together. I’m off to do some creating of my own now!!

Happy Halloween Everyone!!

Melissa

Friday Frenzy Link Party

Friday Frenzy Link Party

Friday Frenzy Link Party

Welcome to the Friday Frenzy, the Best Food and Craft Link Party on the Web!

Why is it the best?

  1. Well when you link your favorite posts to the Friday Frenzy your
    posts will be seen across 9 blogs, for NINE TIMES the exposure.
  2. We ask all linkers to pin the featured posts of the week for
    even more exposure
  3. Our host bloggers are all part of an inclusive and support group
    on Facebook, we welcome all bloggers big or small and we actively
    promote other bloggers, so bring on your best links

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Hi friends it’s Laura from Little House Big Alaska and I’m your host
this week. It was SO hard to choose my favorite posts from all the
linked up posts from last week. SO many amazing posts to choose from I
couldn’t even pick three I HAD to pick four. HAD TO.

First up the Green Tomato Tacos from Mj’s Kitchen. What? I know!

Green Tomato Tacos

Aren’t they gorgeous? I think I have a few tomatoes left in my
greenhouse and I’m going to make these for dinner this week.

Then The Bearded Hiker brought a gorgeous Sauerbraten recipe for Oktoberfest.

Sauerbraten

Yeah I need to make that too!

Side dishes are sometimes my FAVORITE part of a meal, anybody else
feel that way? Maybe this Loaded Cauliflower Casserole from Just Simple Somethings is just the
thing to make you love side dishes too.

Loaded cauliflower casserole

 

And let’s top off this tasty post with a very seasonal Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate
Chip
recipe from Back to my Southern Roots. I need a slice RIGHT
NOW.

chocolatechippumpkinbread

Be sure to pin the featured posts and leave a couple links as
well! We love to see what everyone is making and eating and drinking!
Cheers!


Friday Frenzy Link Party

Friday Frenzy Link Party

Friday Frenzy

Welcome to the Friday Frenzy, the Best Food and Craft Link Party on the Web. Why is it the best?

  1. Well when you link your favorite posts to the Friday Frenzy your posts will be seen across 9 blogs, for NINE TIMES the exposure.
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Hi everyone! April here from Home Sweet Homestead, and I get the fun responsibility of picking this week’s featured posts. You all don’t make it easy either!

First up is 10 Little Red Riding Hood Crafts from The Treasured Bookshelf. Don’t just read your child this classic book, bring it to life by making props that help you tell the story! Definitely trying this with my grandchildren.

Pressure cookers have made a big comeback in recent years, and are becoming quite popular in the cooking world. Reviews, Chews, and How-To’s shares their tasty recipe for Pressure Cooker Adobo Chicken. They even cook the rice in the pressure cooker too!

And last but not least, are these good ole Southern Fried Chicken Livers from Julia’s Simply Southern. I never did care for chicken livers much, but found out after enjoying them at a friends house one day, that it wasn’t the food itself I didn’t like, it was the way it was prepared. Once you’ve tried these crispy fried bites, I think you’ll agree too!

Fried Chicken Livers - Poultry - Tasty - Delicious - Crunchy - Best - Julia's Simply Southern

 


Friday Frenzy Link Party

Friday Frenzy Link Party

Friday Frenzy

Welcome to the Friday Frenzy Link Party, the Best Food and Craft Link Party on the Web!

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  1. Well when you link your favorite posts to the Friday Frenzy your posts will be seen across 9 blogs, for NINE TIMES the exposure.
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This Week’s Featured Posts

Hi! Kelly Here from Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats. It’s my week to pick some of my favorite links that were shared at last weeks party. There were so many great links from last week!

First up, are these Garlic Cheddar Drop Biscuits from Read. Eat. Repeat. blog! These biscuits would be perfect with any dinner or a nice bowl of hot soup.

Are you ready for everything pumpkin?! I am!! So I am loving this post from Back To My Southern Roots blog with 12 Amazing Pumpkin Recipes to Try Right Now! I definitely want to try them ALL!

I love a baked donut, so I am all about these savory donuts from Faith, Hope, Love & Luck blog! Jalapeño and Peach Cornbread Dinner Donuts! Totally going to make these.

Thanks to everyone who linked up last week! I can’t wait to see what everyone links up this week 🙂


Homemade Chocolate Malt Peanut Butter No Churn Ice Cream

Homemade Chocolate Malt Peanut Butter No Churn Ice Cream

Chocolate Malt Peanut Butter Ice Cream

I’m having so much fun experimenting with different flavors of this easy no churn ice cream. This time I decided to do chocolate malt because I had a craving for a Chocolate Malt. (Aaannd a big diner burger and fries.) Mmmm, don’t you love dipping your fries in a chocolate shake?  Well, I didn’t get the burger and fries but I did make this fantastic Homemade Chocolate Malt Peanut Butter No Churn Ice Cream.

Anyway, like I said it was originally just going to be Chocolate Malt, but we had a house full of family and someone said “let’s add some peanut butter”.  So into the cream went crumbled Malted Milk Balls, Malt, Chocolate Syrup AND Peanut Butter.

It’s pretty tasty, but next time, I’m going to try it without the Peanut Butter and really malt it up! Of course, I’ll let you know how that comes out too!!

Homemade Chocolate Malt Peanut Butter No Churn Ice Cream Recipe is so decadently sweet and creamy you won't believe you made it at home!

Just Mix and Freeze, Easy Peazy!

This recipe is just like my others and is mix and go. I added all the ingredients to the bowl of my Ninja mixer and mixed it for about 45-60 seconds until it was thickened a bit with very soft peaks. Next it was gently spooned into an oval pyrex container (think meatloaf pan size) and put it in the freezer for about 3 hours.

We devoured it with chocolate sauce and extra malted milk balls.

Yum, yum, yum is all I have to say.

After the Homemade Chocolate Malt Peanut Butter No Churn Ice Cream was frozen and the first round eaten, I took what was left in the pyrex container and added it to the smallest wide mouth mason jars I could find. Then I added the chocolate sauce and malted milk balls on top and put them in the freezer for later. It was the perfect small serving size. What’s better is the whole bowl doesn’t have to be taken out every time someone wants a bite. These little mason jar personal ice cream bowls are so cute and would be perfect to serve at your next get together or kids birthday party.

Looking for some more Homemade Ice Cream Recipes? Try my Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream or Salted Caramel Pecan Ice Cream.  Both are just as fast, easy and no churn just like this one!

Homemade Chocolate Malt Peanut Butter No Churn Ice Cream Recipe is so decadently sweet and creamy you won't believe you made it at home!

Homemade Chocolate Malt Peanut Butter No Churn Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream-use the cartons of liquid cream, not pre-whipped cream
  • 1 cup of regular whipping cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 15-20 crumbled/broken malted milk balls
  • 4 tablespoons malt
  • 6 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
  • Optional Toppings: Chocolate sauce, Caramel, Nuts, Whipped Cream or Candy

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix together using a mixer, food processor or blender for 30-45 seconds. It will thicken and form soft peaks.
  2. Pour into a glass, plastic or metal pan and place in freezer for 2-3 hours or until frozen through.
  3. Serve frozen with toppings of your choice
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Friday Frenzy Link Party

Friday Frenzy Link Party

Friday Frenzy

Welcome to the Friday Frenzy Link Party, the Best Food and Craft Link Party on the Web.

Why is it the best?

  1. Well when you link your favorite posts to the Friday Frenzy Link Party your posts will be seen across 9 blogs, for NINE TIMES the exposure.
  2. We ask all linkers to pin the featured posts of the week for even more exposure
  3. Our host bloggers are all part of an inclusive and support group on Facebook, we welcome all bloggers big or small and we actively promote other bloggers, so bring on your best links

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Hey guys, Micha here with this week’s amazing features. I’ve looked forward to my week since July because I knew there would be tons of fabulous posts to choose from and you guys didn’t disappoint.

First up is Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake from The Pintertest Kitchen. I adore the combination of lemon and blueberries.

Crazy About Expresso’s Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes are just the thing for the cooler temperatures ahead.

I’m always looking for side dish ideas and Back to My Southern Roots has 5 Essential Recipes for the Perfect Sides. I totally want to try the corn on the cob recipe.


Friday Frenzy Link Party

Friday Frenzy Link Party

Friday Frenzy

Welcome to Friday Frenzy Link Party, the Best Food and Craft Link Party on the Web

Why is it the best?

  1. Well when you link your favorite posts to the Friday Frenzy Link Party your posts will be seen across 9 blogs, for NINE TIMES the exposure.
  2. We ask all linkers to pin the featured posts of the week for even more exposure
  3. Our host bloggers are all part of an inclusive and support group on Facebook, we welcome all bloggers big or small and we actively promote other bloggers, so bring on your best links

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This Week’s Featured Posts

Allison from The PinterTest Kitchen here, and I had the fun job of picking this week’s featured posts. This is a tough job, because we get so many amazing entries every week!

Let’s start off this week with Strawberry Ice Cream recipe from Creamish. Here in Virginia, the weather is finally starting to cool off, but it is always the right temperature for ice cream, am I right? Especially ice cream that looks this good!

Strawberries-and-Cream-Ice-Cream

Next up, I can’t wait to try this Red Pepper Tapenade from Little House Big Alaska. I love recipes like this that look super fancy, but are easy to make with ingredients you already have in our pantry. Plus… red pepper! YUM! What’s not to love?

red pepper tapenade

Finally, fall is just around the corner, so check out these 5 Essential Fall Farmhouse Decorating Elements from Welsh Design Studio. I especially love her tips about using white pumpkins. My house has a beach theme and is decorated in cool colors like blue and purple, so traditional fall decorations don’t really match. I use a lot of white pumpkins and leaves in my fall decorating and love the new tips!

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Homemade Salted Caramel Pecan No Churn Ice Cream

Homemade Salted Caramel Pecan No Churn Ice Cream

Homemade Salted Caramel Pecan Ice Cream

If I had to choose a favorite Ice Cream flavor, I’d say Chocolate Chip that comes from the local Ice Cream parlor. It’s the perfect blend of shaved dark chocolate and cream. I’ve never found any other like it. My second favorite is my very own creation, Homemade Salted Caramel Pecan No Churn Ice Cream.

It’s creamy sweet, with a bit of salt and full of toasty, meaty pecan pieces. It was so easy to make and I even made it while we had grandbabies and their parents visiting. The kitchen was very full-just the way I like it! It pulled together in 5 minutes plus the time it took to freeze it and guess what? It tastes amazing!

Homemade Salted Caramel Pecan No Churn Ice Cream is so quick and easy to make, mix and freeze for a decadent dessert anytime!

If you love real cream, (the kind used to make the real deal, fresh, homemade whipped cream) then you’ll love this ice cream. The heavy cream is blended with rich, perfectly sweetened condensed milk until it’s thick and creamy smooth. A dash of vanilla and you’ve got a great base for chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, nuts, cherries, more whipped cream or fruit. Banana Split anyone?

This time though, I wanted to use some jarred salted caramel and pecans in my ice cream. I simply put all the ingredients into my food processor with the mixing attachment, blended for about 45 to 60 seconds until it formed soft peaks, then put it in a glass pan and froze it for a few hours. The family was in awe and could hardly wait for me to get the pictures done so they could dig in! And they weren’t disappointed. It was a huge hit.

I hope you love this as much as we did! Check out my Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream recipe for more deliciousness!

Melissa

Homemade Salted Caramel Pecan No Churn Ice Cream is so quick and easy to make, mix and freeze for a decadent dessert anytime!

Homemade Salted Caramel Pecan No Churn Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream-use the cartons of liquid cream, not pre-whipped cream
  • 1 cup of regular whipping cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup jarred salted caramel
  • Optional Toppings: Whipped cream, Caramel, Chocolate sauce, nuts, sprinkles or other candies.

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients into a mixer or food processor and mix on high for 45-60 seconds.
  2. The cream will be thick with soft peaks.
  3. Put in a glass, metal or plastic container that can be put in the freezer.
  4. I used an 8 x 8 square glass pan.
  5. Place in freezer for about 3 hours or until frozen through.
  6. Serve with more of the salted caramel, some whipped cream, toasted pecans or any of your favorite toppings.
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Friday Frenzy Link Party

Friday Frenzy Link Party

Friday Frenzy

Welcome to Friday Frenzy, the Best Food and Craft Link Party on the Web.

Why is it the best?

  1. Well when you link your favorite posts to the Friday Frenzy your posts will be seen across 9 blogs, for NINE TIMES the exposure.
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Welcome to another episode of Friday Frenzy, and this time I get to host! Yay! Chef Sarah Elizabeth here, and this week I get to choose my favorites!

Applesauce Barley Infant Cereal Mini Muffins from Savory Moments Blog. Henry is a great eater, and I am always looking for easy things to make and keep on hand. These muffins look like the perfect snack or breakfast that I know he’ll love!
Applesauce barley infant cereal mini muffins from Savory Moments Blog

Travel Game Printable from Kandy Kreations. We recently went on a short road trip and having plenty of games and activities was a must!
Summer Travel Game by Kandy Kreations

Mocha Frosted Coffee from Read Eat Repeat. I love chocolate! And I looooove coffee! Pair the two together into an icy cold beverage and I am all over that!
Mocha Frosted Coffee from Read Eat Repeat

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