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.
Monday, Monday!! Here you are again. We were featured in Bonbon Break last Monday so we didn’t have our usual MWM. I have spring on the brain now that it is getting so close. Thinking of fresh produce, opening windows to let fresh air in, things that are light and bright. Spring is a time to start over, start from fresh, a renewance if you will. I am so ready for it!! In thinking of all that as I bring you a light and bright fresh spring menu. Enjoy!!
With the returning of spring you start to see rhubarb again and I love doing so many things with it like A Little Zaftig did with this gorgeous Rhubarb Cordial.
Before we have dinner I thought this Spring Beet Root Soup by OnionChoco would be just perfect!!
Nothing goes together like peas and carrots and we start off with these gorgeous Broad Bean, Spring Pea and Buffalo Mozzarella Salad by Merci Mama
And to go with that salad how about these lovely Steamed Baby Carrots with Ginger Garlic Butter by Andrea Meyers.
And for the main nothing say spring like Lamb with Fresh Mint Sauce by The Bitten Word.
And to finish it all off is this stunning Flourless Tangerine Cake by The View From The Big Island.
It’s here again, another Monday!! Super Bowl was a very exciting game for us yesterday. Unfortunately the outcome wasn’t what I was hoping for but at least I got to see my 49ers in there again. I always enjoy watching the Super Bowl and munching away on Super Bowl foods. We kept it really simple with veggies and dip, nachos and wings. The usual fair, it was a good family time!
Now onto Valentine’s Day as it is fast approaching. This MWM is all about celebrating the love through food!!! Make the ones in your life something special for Valentine’s Day or even better, make it together. It is fun and it drags the kids away from their electronics for a moment!! It becomes part of celebrating the holiday together. Bake some cookies, cupcakes, cake or make a meal together. Embrace who you love and share with them.
Happy Valentine’s Day!!
Let’s start off with a cocktail. How romantic to sit back and share a special drink together. This Raspberry Rosewater Gin Rickey by Sweet Peas and Saffron looks so divine!!!
Now something for the kids, how about a Red Velvet Milkshake Shooter by Cake Merchant, aren’t these adorable!!
The main course should be something special, a master piece if you will and this glorious Honey Glazed Rack of Lamb by Greedy Gourmet fits the bill.
Now for the dessert part!! Sweets are what Valentine’s Day is all about, so I bring you three! First off is Strawberry Heart Mini Cheesecake Bites by The Happier Homemaker and they are perfect!!
As I was saying before it is fun to bring the family into the kitchen to make something special and this Valentines Dessert For Kids would be fun to make!! This dessert is brought to you by I am Mommy.
Lastly, something for everyone to enjoy, Red Velvet Cupcakes in a Jar by My Baking Addiction. They look simply delicious!!
Monday, Monday, here you are again so quickly. Doesn’t the weekend fly by? I always have in my head that I will sleep in, read a bit of my book, lounge, watch a movie, etc. but it all goes by in a blur! Not that is wasn’t all good and we always accomplish a lot just not very relaxing!! Oh well such is life!!
I thought of bringing you some nibbles for the big game this weekend, The Super Bowl. I gave you 8 this week unlike the 6 you usually get. My team is there this year. The San Fransisco 49ers. Love, love, loved when Joe Montana played!!! So instead of searching around for recipes from other blogs I am going to give you a review of my blog here and the big one is Joe Montana’s Guacamole. I sure fire hit for The Super Bowl and maybe it will bring my 49ers some luck!!
To start off with is this amazing Pepperoni and Mozzarella Pull Apart, a sure crowd pleaser, that will bring all the fans together to enjoy this!!
Next up are these little Pork Tenderloin Tid Bits and they are oh so good to munch on during the game!!
Always great to crunch on our Spiced Pecans!! Pass these around and the bowl may come back empty. The recipe gives you enough for a refill!!
Chorizo Cheese Dip will make them go crazy with ooohs and aaaahs. Served right out of the cast iron pan couldn’t be easier!!
Are you getting thirsty yet??? How about a Lemon Whistle Cocktail to wash this all down!!
Still got the munchies, these Sticky Mustard and Ginger Cocktail Sausages will cure any hunger!!
Next up are some great Mozzarella Cheese Sticks that will wow the crowd. They are so unbelievably yummy!!
Well lastly for my 49ers is this wonderful guacamole. Joe Montana’s Touchdown Guacamole. A huge hit at any game!! Go 49ers!!!
Can’t believe it is Monday again, that week flew by like a rocket!!! I have a list as long as my arm of things to do just today. I hope I get through them all. It is my birthday week this week so I am hoping for a good one! I believe the weather is going to behave as we near the end of the month. Then it is full focus on Valentine’s day.
I did a full meal for you today. Things that caught my eye made me linger and drool a bit. Recipes that I would like to try. A dinner menu that would make anyone happy including dinner guests or maybe parts you would like to treat your family to. Sit back relax and enjoy the menu!!
First off is this Blood Orange Sangria by Epicurean Mom. I love sangria and have not had it in a long time. I will have to change that with this recipe.
Next up is a little appetizer to go with that lovely Sangria and I love these Cheesy Peppery Pinwheels by Shweta in the Kitchen. You could never eat just one!!
Now let’s sit down for the main course. I have not had this for a while but I love the Chicken Marsala by Pass The Sushi.
A couple of sides to go with that wonderful chicken and the first is Mashed Potatoes by Picture-Perfect Meals. Who doesn’t like a good mashed potato!!!
Another great side that would go fabulous with this is Garlicky Green Beans by For The Love of Cooking. Nothing like a good green bean, still crisp and wonderfully fresh tasting!!
Sit back, relax and put your feet up for a bit!! Then dive right into this Poached Pear Tart with Lemony Cream Filling by Elra. This reminds me of my childhood as we had pear trees and there were so many desserts made with those pears but nothing as drop dead gorgeous as this.