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Friday, April 17, 2015

Beer Battered Pickle Wraps

Beer Battered Pickle Wraps - take a standard appetizer up a notch!

I'm so excited to share this! I teamed up with Ginny's to create a recipe using their Double Deep Fat Fryer. It's part of a recipe challenge with 10 other bloggers to use Ginny's appliances to create recipes that are new and different. 

After I broke in my fryer making fried chicken and waffles, I went to work creating these Beer Battered Pickle Wraps

Pickles wrapped in cream cheese and corn beef are one of my go-to's for parties. They are so easy to make but are always a crowd pleaser. I wanted to take that common appetizer up a notch by beer battering and frying those little pickles!

Beer Battered Pickle Wraps - take a standard appetizer up a notch!
The end result is a winner. Pop over to Ginny's to view the full recipe

The other bloggers made some real winners so make sure to browse the full list of recipes for even more inspiration!

And, Ginny’s is giving away a $250 Gift Certificate to their site to buy your own fryer or other or tons of other kitchen goodies. To enter, just to go my recipe page and follow the instructions in the pop-up box. You can enter as many times as you like between now and May 31 - good luck!

Here's a link to the others involved if you want to check out their awesome blogs:

Wendy O'Neal: aroundmyfamilytable.com
Chrissy Taylor: thetaylor-house.com
Jamie Sherman: lovebakesgoodcakes.com
Amy Latta: oneartsymama.com  
Milisa Armstrong: missinthekitchen.com
Samantha Skaggs: fivehearthome.com
Heather Scholten: farmgirlgourmet.com
Annie Holmes: maebells.com

*I did receive free products in exchange for this post but the recipe and all words and opinions are my own. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sandwiches from WhatchaMakinNow.com

have had these on my "make these" list for years. You've probably heard them referred to as crack sandwiches or something similar. Other reviews called them the "best sandwiches ever" and a staple for any party. I mean, how could I not try them after those rave reviews.

I opted to make these for dinner so I cut the original recipe in half. This made enough for us for dinner and then leftovers for a couple days. They did warm up nicely for leftovers too!

I loved these little sandwiches! I love hot sandwiches anyway but the flavor of these is just amazing. They are also super easy to throw together. You need to make them. Now.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Things I'm currently obsessed with.

I've mentioned it before, but I tend to find things I like and then I become obsessed. Past obsessions include Hart of Dixie (so sad it's not being renewed), Twice and Sam Hunt.

Lately I'm really loving...

Discounted Easter candy. Hold a place for me in line, Walgreen's. I'll be right there. And please let there be a few Cadbury eggs left.

Inked. I love sending my friends and family cards, but I've been horrible about getting them out on time and it drives me crazy. I heard about Ink at a conference and decided to give it a whirl. You can custom design postcards with and without photos and send them right from your phone! Genius. You can also schedule cards so when my reminders pop in I pull up the app, design the post card, pick when I want it to arrive and send. You do need to purchase credits, but it comes to about $2.00 per card. I figure the cost of a card (always Hallmark) and stamp, I'm saving money. I will say I will probably send more because of the ease of use. But when is it a bad thing to send "too many" sweet notes to your friends and family?
Sweet Potato Chips from Aldi. They are so good. We bought them once just to try, but I'm hooked. They have just the right sweetness but with all the salt and crunch of a regular chip. So good.

Gossip Girl. Now that I'm caught up with Hart of Dixie, my sister convinced me to start Gossip Girl. It's a perfect show to watch while on the treadmill. It's made me do a 2 hour walk more than once.


Jawbone - UP24. I've been wanting a step counter and finally broke down and bought one. After reviewing the different brands, I decided on the UP24 by Jawbone. It's Bluetooth enabled so app updates regularly. It tracks your sleep, which is super interesting. It also lets you set reminders and vibrates when you've been sitting too long. It hooks up with My Fitness Play for my food tracking too. It's really made me realize how active I am each day and pushes me to go for walks with Henry or hope on the treadmill at the end of the day. 


What have you been obsession over lately? I'd love to hear!

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