It is a gorgeous Monday in June here and I am so looking forward to our summer this year. Lots of company and fun times to be had!! Going through the archives of last year I decided to share with you my No Cream of Asparagus soup again. This is a great soup and with asparagus in season right now, even better.
We love soup at anytime of year and using fresh produce does make for a more flavorful soup. You will be amazed that this soup doesn’t have any cream in it, as it is so creamy tasting. Whip up a pot for your family or company and they will love you for it. ENJOY!!!
Click here for the recipe.
Last year at this time I was in full swing of celebrating what would have been Julia Child’s 100th birthday on August 15. It was quite a celebration. I was given an assignment each week for 15 weeks leading up to her birthday. I was always excited to see what recipe they had come up with for us to recreate. She has been one of my idols forever.
So today for Mouth Watering Mondays we go back and take a look at this delicious cake, Julia Child’s Reine De Saba or Queen of Sheba Cake. Probably the best chocolate cake I have ever had!!! Also check out all of my creations here at JC100. ENJOY!!
For the recipe, come and check it out here.
Here we are on a rainy Monday morning in Calgary, May and June are our rainy months. Can’t complain as I love the rain and we only get it half of the year as it usually snows here October to April. Everything is so nice and green and lush feeling.
We are continuing to do our review of great recipes of a year ago and now move into June of 2012. This recipe came out of no where. I had a little bit of puff pastry left from making something else and created these little Cinnamon Puff Pastry Bites. Amber loved them and I have made them again with leftover pastry when I have it. Try these they are so simple and so very good!! ENJOY!!
For the recipe click HERE.
As I have said for the last couple of MWM we will now be doing a review of posts from a year ago in the same month. I haven’t done a lot of cocktails on here for a while, only one for Mother’s Day so with cocktail season coming up I thought we could look back at a few again.
The first one is called The Pamela and was created for a friend of mine and is delicious!! To get the recipe click here! ENJOY!!
Next up is a Creamsicle Cocktail and I just adore orange and cream together. YUM!! To get the recipe, click here!!
Lastly is a Strawberry Basil Bellini that will have you wanting more!! Click here for the recipe!!
There you have it, three great cocktails in review. ENJOY!!!
I am changing Mouth Watering Mondays up a bit and making it a review of some of my best recipes. With over a year of blogging and doing it every single day, I have lots archived. If you only tune in occasionally you will have missed somethings. Plus some recipes just need to be highlighted again. Sometimes it will be just one recipe, sometimes a collection or a collage. They will be from the same month but a year prior so they will be still relevant and seasonal or just an all time favorite like this one.
We are going to start off with a bang. This has been my number one recipe forever. A huge hit on Pinterest. We have made these quite a few times and they are always devoured. Crispy on the outside and stringy gooey cheese on the inside. With just a hit of spice and an excellent dipping sauce also. If you haven’t made these yet, you need to. ENJOY!!
Click here to find the recipe for Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
Monday again and this one is all about cakes. Who doesn’t love a big gorgeous cake being presented to them. Impressive that is for sure. I haven’t been a huge cake maker but I have done my fair share and I can appreciate the time and effort that goes into one of these cakes. Look at the line up we have for you today. Something for any sweet tooth. ENJOY!!!!
First up is a Meyer Lemon Chiffon Cake by Buttercream Blondie. Never made a cake like this but it sure looks good. I could have a slice right now please!!
Next is a Strawberry Birthday Cake that anyone would love to receive for their birthday. Look at that yummy inside that Punched Potatoes made. Mmmmmm!!
This next cake is a great idea and one I must try!! Kit Kat and M&M Birthday Cake by Making Life Delicious. Isn’t it fabulous!!
I think of carrot cake in the spring and Picture Perfect Meals made the perfect Old Fashioned Carrot Cake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting.
Love the name of this next cake, The Oopsy Daisy Cake!!! Crumbs and Cookies sure has done a lovely job of this cake. Chocolate and peanut are my favs!!! Just look at that, wow!!
Pink and White Sprinkle Cake with Macarons is a master piece. Not only have I never made a macaroon before (I have to change that) but I never have made a cake that looks anything like this!! Gorgeous work by Raspberri Cupcakes.
I thought I would do a special Easter Mouth Watering Monday today. It is so early this year and is only around the corner!! We will be away for Easter, not celebrating like we usually do but a change is a good as a rest. I need some warmth and sunshine in my life right now so a little vacation is what the doctor ordered!! It has been snowing tons of late so a getaway is perfect. I hope you all have a Happy Easter. Enjoy it with family and friends and welcome spring back into our lives!!!
First up is a Braided Easter Bread from Emma Eats and Katie Too! I have never made one of these before but it looks so very good I have to try one.
A Spring Salad caught my eye from Playin With My Food. I love just a simple salad with really fresh ingredients. This screams spring to me and would be perfect for Easter.
To go with that nice simple Spring Salad you could have a Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb with Warm Mint Caper Sauce by Life is Great. This makes me drool and would be perfect on your Easter Table.
Crispy Parmesan Asparagus are the little decadent part of Easter, no wait, they are not as they are made with egg whites and panko and baked in the oven. Nicely done by How Sweet It Is.
Now a treat for the kids!! Leftover robin eggs??? Now you know what to do with them. Robins Eggs Malted Milkshake by Pass the Sushi. Love it!!
Finally a little Chocolate Raspberry Baked Alaska by Couldn’t Be Parve will end any Easter celebration perfectly. ENJOY!!!
Spring is in the air but for Calgary that means more snow. It amazes me every year at this time how much I miss the rain having not seen it in 5-6 months. I love spring rainy days where you still want comfort foods but maybe a bit lightened up. March for us is all about St. Patrick’s Day. The one time of year that we have our corned beef and cabbage that I love so much. Why don’t we have this more often always comes out of our mouths!! I still don’t have that answer.
Today I bring you St. Patrick Day treats and later on in the week I will bring you some of my own. I tip a green beer to you and I hope you ENJOY!!!
You don’t always have to think green for a St. Patrick’s Day cocktail. This Dublin Appletini Cocktail by A Healthy Life For Me is perfect for any St. Paddy’s Day celebrations!!
Green Beer Cheese Soup with Pesto Croutons by The Beeroness is a great starter for your festivities!! Grab me a spoon and I would dive right in!!!
I can’t think of anything more Irish than Irish Beef Stew and this is one gorgeous pot of ingredients that I bring to you by Taste Food.
I love to dip into a big bowl of stew with bread and for St. Patrick’s Day there is nothing better than an Irish Soda Bread, this gorgeous loaf brought to you by Cooking Melangery.
I thought these were the cutest things that I have seen in awhile. Fun to make and of course perfect colors for any St. Paddy’s cupcakes, cookies or more. Homemade Sprinkles for St. Patrick’s Day by What Will We Do Today.
A wonderful cake like this would finish off any fabulous St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Mint Cheesecake for St. Patrick’s Day by Zoe Bakes.
Huge snowstorm to report here from yesterday, quite glad that day is done and the roads are starting to clear up. Winter has shown her ugly head again but I want to focus on the coming Spring and happy times!! With that I have been thinking of cupcakes!! Cupcakes piled high with icing and looking divine!! How can you not smile when looking at a cupcake!! So today I give you 6 gorgeous cupcakes and a wide variety to choose from. ENJOY!!!
First up is Pink Lemon Cupcakes by Anna in Cupcakeland.Look at that amazing Swiss Meringue Buttercream, I could dive right in!!!
Next is a Blackberry Lemon Cupcake, Gluten Free by Gluten Free Canteen. I have blackberries in the fridge right now so this is very inspiring!!!
Red Velvet Cupcakes are a big hit always and these ones from She Makes and Bakes are gorgeous!!!
The next three cupcakes are more whimsical and I love having fun desserts that kids and adults both enjoy like Smores Cupcakes by Baked In.
Caramel-filled Mini Cupcakes Inspired By Rolo Chocolate are fun and delicious looking!! These were created by Design.Bake.Run.
Finally the most whimsical one for me was the Caramel Popcorn Cupcake by Best Home Chef. How much fun are these!!! Love the idea!!
It is Monday again and a little drab and dreary today. Think we might be getting some snow. We have done pretty well this year for winter and now we are in the home stretch!!
I was thinking of breakfasts lately, something a little special but not really full on brunch. Something you may have over the weekend if you had something special going on. Maybe even treat someone to a special breakfast in bed!! Have time to linger, read the paper stretch and yawn again. You know those kind of mornings you dream about!! Try one of these dishes on someone you love and they will love you right back!!!
This is so simple and our daughter loves them!! Ken makes these all the time for her. Now that is love in a basket!! Who’s Hungry calls them Egg in a Basket and they look great!!
Next up is the traditional Eggs Benedict by Local Milk. Now who doesn’t love that!!
A little love can be shown with this big plate of Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes by Life Tastes like food. Love all the fresh fruit with them!!
To go along with any breakfast, I love love love me some Maple Candied Bacon by Girl Cooks World.
I could see everyone jumping into bed to share the love with this wonderful Monkey Bread by The Tart Tart. Flick on a movie and you have a very relaxing morning!!
With all this wonderful food I love some fresh fruit for breakfast. Nothing beats a Fresh Fruit Salad by A Food Centric Life.