Thursday, December 26, 2013

Wowza Weekend Link Party #36

Wowza Weekend Link Party #36

& Features from Link Party #35

Thanks to those who linked up last week.  There were SO many amazing links it was difficult to chose.  This week we chose 4 features.  Please take a look and click through to see their great items!    


FEATURES:

photo from The Dinner Page
1.  The Dinner Page blog shared there White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies.  I love White Chocolate anything.
photo from Two It Yourself
2.  Melissa from Two It Yourself shared her DIY American Girl Gymnastics Bars.  Wonderful how to instructions to make your own. 
photo from Sew Crafty Angel
3.  Angel from Sew Crafty Angel shared these yummy Blueberry Muffins.  
photo from The North End Loft
4.  Laurel from The North End Loft shared her beautiful new kitchen.  SO pretty!

Thank you to all our amazing FEATURES!  Feel free to grab and post on your featured page. 

The Patriotic Pam

LINK PARTY RULES:

  • Link directly to your post, not your blog's main page.  We are interested in seeing links to great recipes, fun crafts and any tips (including military spouse tips).  
  • Please grab the party button and place it on your blog post or somewhere on your website so others hear about this party too.
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  • We would LOVE if you would follow us in at least ONE of the ways we least.  Leave a comment and let us know how you followed and we will follow you back!  
  • Be friendly...and check out others links...leave them some blog loving comments too.
  • Linking up to this link party gives us the right to feature your post with a link back to your page.  We will be showcasing those featured posts on our social media accounts. 
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SOCIAL PARTY TOO:
Two link ups below....one for Facebook. Please follow the HOSTS to participate on both!  The second will be a Twitter Link Up....(anyone can participate)...Please follow the HOSTS & find at least 3 others to be social with too.  Let them know you found them via #WowzaWeekend.
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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas & Home is Where the Heart Is!

As today brings Families today, I wish you all a VERY Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I hope your next 24 hours is filled with Family, friends and FUN!!!  
I'd love to share with you a Christmas gift we sent to a dear family this year.  They are wonderful friends that through our military adventures together have become like Family. We were able to carve them this "Home is Where the Heart is" sign and create 80 unit crest ornaments for their Military unit get-together this Holiday Season.  
Here are a few photos of how we created it.  




And now these are the ornaments that we created for the Dunleavy family to give to their Families in their unit for their Holiday party! 









Again have a VERY Merry Christmas!!!  


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Monday, December 23, 2013

Eggs Benedict Recipe

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Eggs Benedict As a child, breakfast really wasn't a big deal in my family. My mother cooked dinner (and we all helped), but we had to fend for ourselves for breakfast and lunch. Christmas morning was no different. The only thing special that we did for breakfast on Christmas morning was donuts from a local bakery. When I married my wife, however, I quickly discovered that her family had quite a different tradition. They actually do have a breakfast on Christmas morning. Well, a brunch is more like it. And what is an integral part of any brunch? Eggs Benedict. Eggs Benedict is a
classic brunch menu item
 I can remember the first time I had had Eggs Benedict. Actually, I can remember the first time I had heard of Eggs Benedict. My sister was in culinary school and her class was hosting a brunch at a local restaurant that was well-known for it. I pointed to the Hollandaise sauce and asked what that was. Oh, it's for Eggs Benedict. What's Eggs Benedict? My sister was fairly mortified. My job as a brother? Accomplished. According to legend, Eggs Benedict was created as a hangover cure by Lemuel Benedict in the Waldorf Hotel. He asked for buttered toast, topped with a poach egg, crisp bacon, and a side of Hollandaise. The maitre d'hotel liked it but changed the toast to an English muffin and the bacon to ham. Interestingly, there is a version of the dish, called Eggs Blackstone, that still uses streaky bacon. Many people shy away from making Eggs Benedict themselves because they believe that poaching an egg or making Hollandaise sauce is difficult. Let me assure you that neither is particularly the case. Like any sauce, Hollandaise does take practise and patience to keep lump-free, but the lumps tend to be small and do not detract from the dish. In fact, I only actually noticed the small lumps in my Hollandaise when I was spooning it onto my eggs. Likewise, poaching an egg is a lot easier than it sounds. A poached egg is basically a soft-boiled egg (like a hard boiled egg with a runny yolk) cooked outside of the shell. You simply drop the egg in a pot of simmering water and some vinegar. The vinegar acts as a coagulant to keep the egg white together while it cooks. Two and a half minutes and it's done!

Eggs Benedict Recipe

Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 TBSP vinegar
  • 1 English muffin
  • 2 slices Canadian Bacon
  • 1/4 cup Hollandaise sauce
Directions
  1. Bring a small pot of water to a simmer. Add vinegar.
  2. Gently crack one egg into the water. Repeat with second egg. Cook for 2 1/2 minutes. Use slotted spoon to remove egg from water.
  3. Lightly toast English muffin. Top each half of muffin with slice of Canadian Bacon.
  4. Place poached egg on top. Drizzle Hollandaise sauce over egg.
Servings: 2. Calories: 450. Fat: 18.1g Sat. Fat: 5.8g Cholesterol: 284mg Total Carbs: 30.4g Fiber: 2g Sugars: 2.4g, Protein: 40.2g
Does your family have any traditions for Christmas breakfast? Do you have a big meal or just enough to hold you over until dinner?
writes at If You Can Read, You Can Cook where he shares easy recipes and kitchen tips for people learning how to cook. He believes that cooking great meals isn't as hard as people thing and is really just reading and following directions. As his mother always told him as a child, "if you can read, you can cook!"

Below the collage are links to all of the posts that participated in our Blog Swap Meet: Holiday Recipes!
Stop by and visit them all!
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If You Can Read, You Can Cook posted on The Patriotic Pam
The Patriotic Pam posted on If You Can Read, You Can Cook
Cook in 5 Square Meters posted on Dizzy Busy and Hungry!
Dizzy Busy and Hungry! posted on Anyonita Nibbles
Anyonita Nibbles posted on Cook in 5 Square Meters

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Wowza Weekend Link Party #35

Wowza Weekend Link Party #35

& Features from Link Party #34

Thanks to those who linked up last week.  There were SO many amazing links it was difficult to chose.  This week we chose 5 features.  Please take a look and click through to see their great items!    


FEATURES:

photo from Amy Krist blog
1. Amy from Amy Krist blog shared this fun IKEA expedite hack.  I love how creative she was with this makeover and she shares all her steps to do it.  
photo from Robyn's View blog
2.  Robyn from Robyn's View shared her yummy Homemade Orange Cinnamon Rolls.  Wow, can I have one now?  So yummy looking!!!
photo from Reduce, Reuse, Renewed blog
3.  Audra from Reduce, Reuse, Renewed shared her Homemade Cardboard Barn Star.  OK, you guys know, I LOVE anything remotely patriotic…and this was a fun and easy craft to make!
photo from Fort Ledbetter
4.  Marie from Fort Ledbetter shared her beautiful Christmas mantel.  She offers great inspiration for holiday decorating.  
photo from Simply Country Life
5.  Adina from Simply Country Life shared her gorgeous Sled Makeover.  I love to find treasures like this to up cycle.  She did a beautiful job of it.  

Thank you to all our amazing FEATURES!  Feel free to grab and post on your featured page. 

The Patriotic Pam

LINK PARTY RULES:

  • Link directly to your post, not your blog's main page.  We are interested in seeing links to great recipes, fun crafts and any tips (including military spouse tips).  
  • Please grab the party button and place it on your blog post or somewhere on your website so others hear about this party too.
LINK PARTY BUTTON:
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  • We would LOVE if you would follow us in at least ONE of the ways we list.  Leave a comment and let us know how you followed and we will follow you back!  
  • Be friendly...and check out others links...leave them some blog loving comments too.
  • Linking up to this link party gives us the right to feature your post with a link back to your page.  We will be showcasing those featured posts on our social media accounts. 
BLOG POST LINKS:


SOCIAL PARTY TOO:
Two link ups below....one for Pinterest. Please follow the HOSTS to participate on both!  The second will be a Google+ Link Up....(anyone can participate)...Please follow the HOSTS & find at least 3 others to be social with too.  Let them know you found them via #WowzaWeekend.
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Thanks for stopping by...share this party with others, so that it continues to grow.  Have an amazing weekend.

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