Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Great Idea Thursdays 71

Welcome everyone.  Krista, from A Handful of Everything, and I would like to bring you:


Starts: Wednesday @ 6:00pm EST  Ends: Sunday @ 11:59pm 

We will be pinning every entry to pinterest.  Follow our board.



Here's what I've been doing since last time:



Best of the Month August 2014
Best of the Month August 2014
Now for my features from last week...in no specific order (I also share these on GooglePlus, facebook, and twitter. Make sure you check out Krista's page too.  She has different features.

Pumpkin Pie--Grain Free Crust from Gluten Free A-Z Blog
Creepiest Halloween Food Ever from Dreaming of Leaving
Most viewed:

Power Pumpkin from Nana's Wisdom
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Costume from No Business Like Sew Business
Domino Clock from Sadie Seasongoods
Super Easy Captain America Costume from Her Organized Chaos

On to the link party.  Here are the usual rules.

*Please follow your host and co-host on any or all social media 

Host:  Krista from- 
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Co-Host:  Me Joybee--









*Grab a party button and put it somewhere on your blog (or text link back to us).

Joybee, What's for Dinner?

*Click on at least two other links and please leave a comment (I know I love getting comments).

*Remember to link directly to your blog post not just your home page.

Now lets party.  Enjoy.




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Monday, October 20, 2014

Spiced Eggplant & Mushrooms Sandwich

Spiced eggplant & mushrooms wrapped in a warm pita with hummus and veggies.  An easy meatless sandwich with Mediterranean flavor.


Spiced Eggplant & Mushrooms Sandwich:  Spiced eggplant & mushrooms wrapped in a warm pita with hummus and veggies.  An easy #meatless sandwich with Mediterranean flavor.



I really love Greek gyro sandwiches of lamb, veggies, and tzatziki wrapped in a warm, soft pita.  So, when I had leftover Spiced Eggplant and Mushrooms and fresh pitas I had to try making a sandwich.  This sandwich would have been great with tzatziki and tomatoes but I didn't have any on hand so I used some hummus, cucumbers, and green onions.   It was delicious, flavorful, and very filling and I can't wait to make it again.

Spiced Eggplant & Mushrooms Sandwich:  Spiced eggplant & mushrooms wrapped in a warm pita with hummus and veggies.  An easy #meatless sandwich with Mediterranean flavor.

Spiced Eggplant & Mushrooms Sandwich


Ingredients:

Spiced Eggplant and Mushrooms
Pita
Hummus
Cucumbers, optional
Green onions, optional
Tzatziki, optional
Tomatoes, optional

Spiced Eggplant & Mushrooms Sandwich:  Spiced eggplant & mushrooms wrapped in a warm pita with hummus and veggies.  An easy #meatless sandwich with Mediterranean flavor.

Lay out a sheet of aluminum foil long enough to wrap around the sandwich.

Place a warmed pita on top of the aluminum foil, with 1/2 of the pita hanging off the foil.

Spread pitta with hummus then top with the spiced eggplant and any of the optional ingredients you want.

Gently fold up the foil wrapping the end of the sandwich as you go.

Enjoy.

Spiced Eggplant & Mushrooms Sandwich:  Spiced eggplant & mushrooms wrapped in a warm pita with hummus and veggies.  An easy #meatless sandwich with Mediterranean flavor.



Linked to:  Two Cup, Teach me, Lou Lou Girls, Wonderful Wed, TYSH

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Best of the Month August 2014

A recap of my most popular posts from August 2014



I'm late again.  Oh well at least I'm still getting this post made.  I have had a good few months.  I think I'm getting more regular visitors and each post receives 200 or more views.  I hope this keeps up.  I've still been promoting my posts on Google plus and I have about 3 communities I post to regularly.  I also still try to share my posts in multiple link parties through out the week.  My pictures are improving although as summer ends and winter begins it is darker when I eat dinner and that's when I usually take pictures.  Hopefully I'll be able to edit them or figure out how to better light my photos without too much trouble.

Here are my most popular posts:

Loaded Baked Potato Dip



Loaded Baked Potato Dip:  A dip made with sour cream, green onions, cheese, and bacon bits.  It's like a loaded baked potato on a chip.  #footballsnack #gamedaysnack

I love dips and apparently so do others.  This dip was delicious and very popular with 1014 views and 130 +1s.  It quickly moved to the top of my most popular blog posts and has been shared and pinned many times.  I'm very proud.

Bacon Day Round Up



Bacon Day Roundup:  My favorite bacon recipes all in one place for International Bacon Day

I know good and well this got pinned.  I even pinned it at least once so I don't know why pinterest is wrong....  I put the wrong date on the picture (it was the 30th not 31st) but no one seemed to mind too much.  this post got 285 views and 45 +1s.

Ginger Chicken Stir Fry



Ginger Chicken Stir Fry:  A simple chicken stir fry with a bite, from fresh ginger.

Again I know this one has been pinned a few times too but it's just not registering for some reason.  283 views and 24 +1s.

Pureed Carrot Soup



Pureed Carrot Soup:  A creamy, vegan, soup made with pureed carrots, onions, and beans in a vegetable broth with a hint of dill.  It's filling enough for a meal but also great with a small sandwich.

Ditto as above about the pin count.  248 views and 23 +1s.

Pork and Peas Stir Fry



Pork and Peas Stir Fry:  A sweet and spicy stir fry made with leftover Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin and a variety of peas.

Again the pin count is incorrect but this was accepted to FoodGawker.  231 views and 45 +1s.

Check out my most popular posts from August 2013:

Click picture to be taken to BOM August 2013

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Habanero Hot Sauce

A ridiculously spicy and simple hot sauce made from habanero peppers.


Habanero Hot Sauce:  A ridiculously spicy and simple hot sauce made from habanero peppers.



I love habaneros.  Yeah, they are crazy spicy and I can't take a whole lot of heat from them but I love their color, shape, and even their flavor (if you can experience it with out too much pain).  My husband loves all things spicy so he was more than happy to let me experiment with a habanero hot sauce.  Most recipes I found suggested taking out the core and seeds but that's part of the heat.  My husband assured me that he wasn't scared so I left them in.  My final sauce has a great orange color and is very, very spicy.  It's a great way to add a little (or lot) of heat and habanero flavor to many foods like eggs, salsas, roasted nuts, etc.

Habanero Hot Sauce

***WARNING VERY SPICY***

Ingredients:

16 large habanero peppers
2/3 cup cider vinegar
1 Tbsp maple syrup

Habanero Hot Sauce:  A ridiculously spicy and simple hot sauce made from habanero peppers.

Stem all the habaneros then blanch for a minute or two in boiling water.

Place blanched habaneros in a blender with the maple syrup.  Add enough vinegar to at least cover the peppers and puree until smooth.

Pour into bottles and refrigerate.  Makes about 1 cup of hot sauce.

Enjoy.

Habanero Hot Sauce:  A ridiculously spicy and simple hot sauce made from habanero peppers.



Linked to:  Best of the Weekend, Sat Night Fever, Share Sun, See ya in Gumbo, Merry Mon, Two Cup, Teach Me, Lou Lou Girls, Wonderful Wed, TYSH


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