Monday, August 31, 2015

Best of the Month July 2015

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A recap of my most popular posts from last month (July 2015).


Best of the Month July 2015:  A recap of my most popular posts from last month (July 2015).

In all of my blog updates, I forgot to mention that I set up my subscribe by email campaign in MailChimp back in April.  I never thought I would set up any kind of email subscribe option.  It's just not the way I prefer to follow blogs.  I much prefer social media as a way to follow my favorite blogs, but I started reading about how other bloggers thought email subscriber was better.  I still follow my favorite blogs on social media and I don't subscribe by email (I just don't like having my mail inbox cluttered--I follow many blogs) but, I decided it was a good idea to give my followers the option.  MailChimp made the process quick and easy.

#Blogtip: MailChimp makes setting up suscriber emails #quickandeasy.  [Tweet this]
In January, I came across a post by Ashley from My Craftily Ever After about How to Set Up Your RSS Feed with MailChimp.  This post introduced me to MailChimp and was a big help when I finally decided to set up weekly email updates.  Now I have 19 followers by email.  I know that's not a lot, but I really didn't expect any so I'm happy.  I get an email each time someone subscribes and it's always a pleasant surprise.  If you would like to subscribe to my weekly email updates enter your email address below.

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Now on to my best of the month:


2013 best of July:

Light Wheat English Muffins:  Soft, flat buns full of nooks and crannies, English Muffins make a great breakfast or lunch sandwich even a great snack.

Soft, flat buns full of nooks and crannies.  English muffins make a great breakfast or lunch sandwich even a great snack.  Now has 476 views and 6 +1s.

#BestoftheMonth July 2015 | Light Wheat #EnglishMuffins: 2013 #bestofJuly via @joybeewhatsfor  [Tweet this]
2014 Best of July:

Wild Rice Cherry Pecan Salad:  A salad of wild rice, dried cherries, and pecans tossed in a raspberry vinaigrette.  It makes a great side dish or lunch.

A salad of wild rice, dried cherries, and pecans tossed in a raspberry vinaigrette.  It makes a great side dish or lunch.  Now has 535 views and 60 +1s.

#Bestofthemonth July2015 | #WildRice CherryPecanSalad: 2014 #bestofJuly via @joybeewhatsfor  [Tweet this]

Back to this year's best of July:

Maple Glazed Carrots


Maple Glazed Carrots:  A simple and tasty vegetable side dish of carrots roasted in maple syrup.  The perfect accompaniment to any meal.

A simple and tasty vegetable side dish of carrots roasted in maple syrup.   The perfect accompaniment to any meal. 581 views and 52 +1s.

Maple Glazed Carrots #veggiesides | #BestoftheMonth July 2015 via @joybeewhatsfor  [Tweet this]

How to Make Roasted Red Peppers:  A simple tutorial on how to roast sweet red bell peppers at home.

A simple tutorial on how to roast sweet red bell peppers at home.  501 views and 26 +1s.

#Howto Make #RoastedRedPeppers | #BestoftheMonth July 2015 via @joybeewhatsfor  [Tweet this]

Simple Chicken Tacos and Black Beans:  A very simple dinner using leftover chicken for tacos and a quick black bean side dish.

A very simple dinner using leftover chicken for tacos and a quick black bean side dish.  432 views and 18 +1s.

SimpleChicken #Tacos & BlackBeans | #BestoftheMonth July2015 via @joybeewhatsfor  [Tweet this]

Focaccia Pizza:  An Italian flat bread made with a wet dough, shaped into a pizza, and topped with tapenade, sun-dried tomatoes, and feta cheese (or toppings of your choosing).

An Italian flat bread made with a wet dough, shaped into a pizza, and topped with tapenade, sun-dried tomatoes, and feta cheese (or toppings of your choosing).  396 views and 12 +1s.

#Focaccia #Pizza #bread | #BestoftheMonth July 2015 via @joybeewhatsfor  [Tweet this]

Turkey and Rougette Crescent Sandwich:  Juicy turkey breast and warm creamy buttery Rougette cheese on a tender Crescent Roll.

Juicy turkey breast and warm creamy buttery Rougette cheese on a tender Crescent Roll.   369 views and 10 +1s.

Turkey & #Rougette Crescent #Sandwich | #BestoftheMonth July 2015 via @joybeewhatsfor  [Tweet this]

Check out my previous bests of July:




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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Great Idea Thursdays 110

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


Great Idea Thursdays:  A #linkparty where everything gets pinned.  Anything goes as long as it's family friendly and you made it yourself.
Wednesdays 6pm EST-Sunday 11:59pm EST
#greatideathurs

Welcome to Great Idea Thursdays link party where everything gets pinned.  It's an anything goes (as long as it's family friendly and you made it yourself) link party.  Link up your recent blog posts and see other great ideas.  We will be pinning every entry to pinterest.  Socialize and have fun, it's a party!

Great Idea Thursdays link party where everything gets pinned. Socialize and have fun, it's a party! [Tweet this]

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**I've also started a  Google+ collection for my features click here to see it and follow (you might be featured).**

I'm Keeping it short and sweet this week.  I've been sick and just haven't had the energy for blogging.  My spare time has been spent napping and drinking as much fluid as possible.  So enjoy the party and I'm excited to see what everyone shares....I'll be better and back in action soon.

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 let's party.

Enjoy.



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Friday, August 21, 2015

Smoked Salmon Mini Flatbread Sandwiches

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Smoked salmon atop a warm feta spread with lettuce and red onions on miniature naan bread.


Smoked Salmon Mini Flatbread Sandwiches:  Smoked salmon atop a warm feta spread with lettuce and red onions on miniature naan bread.

Smoked salmon is delicious.  It's tender, smokey, slightly salty, fishy (in a good way), and a good source of omega-3s (if wild caught).  Many are used to having it with bagels and cream cheese which makes a wonderful breakfast or brunch (who am I kidding lunch and dinner as well).  I love it that way too, but I didn't have any bagels on hand.  No matter smoked salmon is very versatile.  It's great with salads, in soups, and with just bread or crackers.  I had these mini naan breads and decided to top them with smoked salmon and these sandwiches were the awesome results.  They were light but filling and very flavorful.

Delicious and versatile smoked salmon.  [Tweet this]
Smoked Salmon Mini Flatbread Sandwiches:  Smoked salmon atop a warm feta spread with lettuce and red onions on miniature naan bread.

Smoked Salmon Mini Flatbread Sandwiches


Ingredients:

8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup feta crumbles
Mini naan breads (or any kind of flatbread)
Lettuce
Smoked salmon slices
Red onion slices
Lemon wedges (optional)

Smoked Salmon Mini Flatbread Sandwiches:  Smoked salmon atop a warm feta spread with lettuce and red onions on miniature naan bread.

Mix together the cream cheese and feta.  Spread about 1/4 cup of the mixture on each flatbread you are using and place on a baking sheet.  Place on the top rack in the oven and broil the cheese covered bread for about 5-10 minutes until cheese is slightly melted and brown around the edges (this should also help soften the bread).

Remove the bread from the oven and top with lettuce, salmon, and red onions.  Squeeze some fresh lemon juice over all.

Fold and eat like a taco.  I served these sandwiches with a cucumber and tomato salad.

Enjoy.

Smoked Salmon Mini Flatbread Sandwiches:  Smoked salmon atop a warm feta spread with lettuce and red onions on miniature naan bread.

For more recipes to pair with this sandwich check out:


Linked to:  Pretty Pintastic, Bestof the Weekend

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Great Idea Thursdays 109

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


Great Idea Thursdays:  A #linkparty where everything gets pinned.  Anything goes as long as it's family friendly and you made it yourself.
Wednesdays 6pm EST-Sunday 11:59pm EST
#greatideathurs

Welcome to Great Idea Thursdays link party where everything gets pinned.  It's an anything goes (as long as it's family friendly and you made it yourself) link party.  Link up your recent blog posts and see other great ideas.  We will be pinning every entry to pinterest.  Socialize and have fun, it's a party!

Great Idea Thursdays link party where everything gets pinned. Socialize and have fun, it's a party! [Tweet this]

Follow our pinterest board.



**I've also started a  Google+ collection for my features click here to see it and follow (you might be featured).**

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



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.


Loaded Pierogi from Cooking with Carlee


Beehive Cupcakes from Study at Home Mama


Jan's Almost Apple Pie from Cooking with Carlee

Most Viewed:

Healthy Breakfast Bars from Little House Living

Fiesta Lime Tilapia from Engineer Mommy


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 let's party.

Enjoy.




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