Thursday, June 27, 2013

Wowza Weekend Link Party #17

Wowza Weekend Link Party #17



I loved all the links last week.  Many great items.  But as my name suggests, I really do LOVE all things patriotic....so this week's features are all just that in honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday!!!

FEATURES:

1.  Oma at Grandparents Plus linked in an amazing collection of 4th of July Decor, Crafts and more.  
2.  Loren at My {Sub} Conscious Ramblings linked the Stars and Stripes Wreath.
3. & 4.  T'onna at USS Crafty linked both of the adorable patriotic wreaths, one made with tulle and one made with feathers.  

These are all so cute and would be great for any 4th of July Celebrations next week.  Please link up your latest items below and come back next week to see who is featured!!!


Please help me grow this link party by sharing on your social media...THANKS!!!

LINK PARTY RULES:

  • Link directly to your post, not your blog's main page.  I am interested in seeing links to great recipes, fun crafts and any tips (including military spouse tips)!  PLEASE NO ETSY SHOPS OR GIVEAWAYS!
  • Please grab my button and place it on your blog post or somewhere on your website so others hear about this party too.
LINK PARTY BUTTON:
The Patriotic Pam


  • Be friendly...and check out others links...leave them some blog loving comments too!
  • Linking up to this link party gives me the right to feature your post with a link back to your page.  I will be showcasing those featured posts on both my Facebook and Pinterest accounts.  
Thanks for stopping by...share this party with others, so that it continues to grow!  Have an amazing weekend!!!

EnJoY!












Monday, June 24, 2013

10 Amazing Summer Picnic Recipes

Amazing Summer Picnic Recipes
Yummy great things to serve for your 4th of July party!!!

This is a collection of amazing recipes from many different blogs, including some from my own. 
All photo credit is listed below each photo.  Please pin each individual recipe by clicking on that photo and pinning from original site.  But if you would like to pin this collection the above graphic is the one to use!  Thanks!  :O)
ENJOY!!!


photo by Our Best Bites blog
Layered Patriotic Punch by Our Best Bites blog - beautiful drink to start your picnic with!


12 Great Mac N Cheese Recipes from The Patriotic Pam - any of these would be great for all picnics.


photo by Cook Your Food blog
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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wowza Weekend Link Party #16



Please help me grow this link party by sharing on your social media...THANKS!!!

LINK PARTY RULES:

  • Link directly to your post, not your blog's main page.  I am interested in seeing links to great recipes, fun crafts and any tips (including military spouse tips)!  PLEASE NO ETSY SHOPS OR GIVEAWAYS!
  • Please grab my button and place it on your blog post or somewhere on your website so others hear about this party too.
LINK PARTY BUTTON:
The Patriotic Pam


  • Be friendly...and check out others links...leave them some blog loving comments too!
  • Linking up to this link party gives me the right to feature your post with a link back to your page.  I will be showcasing those featured posts on both my Facebook and Pinterest accounts.  
Thanks for stopping by...share this party with others, so that it continues to grow!  Have an amazing weekend!!!

EnJoY!












Big Green Egg Pizza with Amazing Homemade Pizza Dough

Homemade Pizza Dough
that we use on our Big Green Egg Pizza!!!
Best EVER pizza dough....better than any take out or delivery!!!




Prep Time:  1.5 hours
Cook Time:  10 mins (or less)

Ingredients:

  • 2 3/4 tsp Dry Active Yeast (just a touch over a single packet)
  • 1/4 cup of warm water (approximately 100-105 degrees)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup of room temperature sprite (or sprite zero, which is what we used)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour 
Directions:

1.  Dissolve yeast in the 1/4 cup of warm water and sugar
2. Once yeast is bloomed (meaning it has gotten bubbly, takes about 3-5 mins)...place mixture in a large mixer
3.  Add sprite, honey, salt, oil and slowly add flour.
4.  Using a dough hook on mixer combine until the bowl is clean
5.  Lightly flour a clean surface and turn dough out onto it and knead for about 2-4 minutes.  
6.  Lightly oil a bowl, place dough into it and cover with oiled plastic wrap and let rise for about one hour to one hour and 15 min.  Until double in size.
7.  Divide into separate pizza sizes.  This amount yields 4-5 personal pans or one x-large size pizza.  


We make both thin and pan pizzas with this dough recipe...it is light, sweet and yummy.  

For a pan pizza: use olive oil to coat the pan before placing dough into it.  Press dough to sides of pan, it is OK if the oil seeps over the edges of the dough.  Add toppings and bake.

For a thin pizza: place dough on a lightly floured pizza stone and roll out (or hand toss till thin) until as thin as you would like.  Place fork marks into dough so that it won't rise during cooking.  We usually place on Big Green Egg for about 3-5 mins before adding toppings to just pre-cook dough a little.  Then add toppings and cook until cheese is melted to your satisfaction!  

This is SO yummy.  

A few Big Green Egg Pizza Tips:
  • Make sure your egg doesn't have TOO much charcoal dust built up in the bottom.  We like to clean the bottom out before we do pizza and add fresh charcoal chunks.  This enables good air flow, so that you can get the temp of the BGE up to higher temperatures.
  • After starting the grill, leave top and bottom vents half open until the temp ramps up around 450 degrees.
  • Watch pizza and BGE temp carefully.  It is a fine line to a great cooked pizza and a burnt on the bottom pizza, which is no fun!  
  • We always use the plate setter when cooking our pizza so that it is more of a Brick Oven kind of pizza.  You can cook directly on grill grates too, but we find we like the pizza better if heat is displaced by plate setter.  

More Big Green Egg Tips:


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Monday, June 3, 2013

10 Summer Grilling Recipes


Here are 10 of my favorite Summer Grilling Recipes:



1.  Big Green Egg Chicken - So simple and incredibly tender and juicy cooked on the Big Green Egg!


2.  Big Green Egg Lemon Pepper Wings - Another great chicken recipe on the grill.



3.  4 Cheese Mac N Cheese on grill - So cheesy and yummy!!!


4.  Ribs on Big Green Egg - these are fall off the bone ribs.  A definite must try!



5.  Turkey on the Grill - Wonderful flavor and incredibly juicy.  


6.  BBQ Corn with Mexican Spicy Butter from Eat, Drink Daily blog.  

7.  Smokin' Good Texas Brisket from Angry Gard'ner blog.  

8.  Mayo Potatoes from Big T's Big Green Egg Recipe Blog.

9.  Cedar Plank Salmon from Big T's Green Egg Recipe Blog.


10. Rum Soaked Fruit Skewers from Giggling Chef blog.

These are all amazing recipes and worth the try.  In need of more Grilling Tips and Tricks?  Check these out:


Also be sure to try this Summer Salad collection too!


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